July 7th, 2007

Up



July 7th, 2007 - Mescall, Fitzgerald, Swanson, Hilyer, Froman and Rutsky Win
Maplevale Farms "Double Nickel" Super Challenger Features
Super Late Model Winner Chad Valone
At Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: A clear warm summer evening was enjoyed by racers and fans at the Maplevale Farms sponsored night at Stateline Speedway. Jim Mescall and Austin Fitzgerald won the first half of the Super Challenger "Double Nickel" and Amanda Swanson won the Lady Challenger part. Mike Moore continued his dominance in the Outlaw Cadet division notching his seventh win. Darrell Bossard held on to his Super Late Model King of the Hill title defeating Bump Hedman in the five lap dash. Stephanie Hilyer led every lap of the second Lady Challenger feature. Tom Froman led the final seven laps of the third Super Challenger "Double Nickel" feature and Luke Rutsky made a last lap pass to win the fourth. Tim Nocero nipped Rusty Briggs at the finish line to win his first of the season in the Super Sportsman class. Dennis Lunger led every lap of the E-Mod feature for his first E-Mod win at Stateline. Clarence Dickerson won a caution filled Spectator feature. Chad Valone started on the pole in the Super Late Model feature, lost the lead to point leader Maloy on lap three then regained the top spot on lap ten for the win.

Jim Mescall passed Brandon Pierce at the half way point of the first half of the Super Challenger "Double Nickel" then survived a last lap challenge by Pierce and Jamie Hebner for the win. The next "Double Nickel" feature was won by Austin Fitzgerald after a fierce duel with Steve Keith Jr..

Chet Sheets and Steve Moynihan were on the front row for the Outlaw Cadet feature with Rick Thompson and Nathan Short in row two. Paul Norman spun in front of the field on the initial start for the first yellow with no laps complete. Moynihan led the first lap then Sheets spun coming out of two for the second yellow. Point leader Mike Moore moved into the top four on lap three then Sheets spun again for the third yellow with four laps down. Moore was third on lap five then Short went high out of two on lap six giving second to Moore. Just one lap later Moore completed his charge to the front. Moore dominated the rest of the event for his seventh win in twelve starts.

Stephanie Hilyer led every lap of the second Lady Challenger feature. First feature winner Amanda Swanson was second with Jessica Hallowell third.

Kyle Jackson was ninth on the start and first at the end of lap one of third Super Challenger "Double Nickel" feature. Three laps later Tom Froman took over the lead. Jackson did a viscous flip on lap nine bringing out the red flag with just one lap remaining. Froman won the dash and took the checkers.

Jimmy Dribo used his pole starting spot in the fourth and finial Super Challenger "Double Nickel" feature to become the early leader. Dribo made contact with a lap car and pulled into the infield on lap five relinquishing the lead to Skip Jackson. As the white flew Luke Rutsky used lap traffic to pass Jackson and notch the win.

Mike Kosinski was the leader as the first yellow in the Super Sportsman feature flew for Eric Ester. Kosinski gave way to Rusty Briggs on lap five. The second yellow appeared with twelve laps complete for Joe Buccola missing a left front wheel. Tim Nocero made a last lap charge to nip Briggs at the line for his first win of the season.

Dennis Lunger was on the pole and led the first circuit of the E-Mod feature event. Matt Swanson slowed to a stop in corner four for the first yellow with two laps complete. Lunger controlled the restart with Bobby Powell second and Greg Johnson third. Point leader Tom Hagberg grabbed third on lap four then second on lap five as the yellow flew for Troy Carr stopped in corner four. Lunger remained the leader with Hagberg, Scott Gurdak and Bobby Powell chasing. Lunger drove a perfect race through the remainder of the event for his first win in the Emod division at Stateline.

Stan Davis Jr. led the first lap of the Spectator feature but before lap two could be completed the yellow flew. Davis stayed in front after the restart with David McClenahan second and Alex Froman third. Froman gave up the third spot with a spin on lap four for the second yellow. Both McClenahan and Stu Richard passed Davis just be for the third yellow was thrown for Eric Paulus. McClenahan beat Richard into turn then nearly spun losing several spots as Richard took over the helm. Clarence Dickerson was second with Bill Reeves third. Richard gave way to Dickerson on lap nine and one lap later fell to third to Reeves. Froman caused caution four with ten laps down. Caution five occurred on the restart then one lap later number six was thrown for Buzz Phearsdorf. McClenahan spun collecting Jamie Brown for yellow seven. Jermin Stickland slowed to a stop in turn three for caution eight. The yellow flew with the checkers for Dickersonís first win of the season.

Chad Valone was the first Super Late Model into turn one in their feature with Rod Malloy trailing. Maloy used the low groove to pass Valone on lap three as the top ten cars lined up on the low side of the raceway. Maloy was able to move away from Valone with Dick Barton third and Randy Lobb fourth. Eck was the first to move up on the speedway passing Lobb and Barton as Maloy had troubles coming out of turn two losing first to Valone. Eck remained on the outside passing Maloy for the second spot as the yellow flew for John Volpe. Thirteen laps were complete and Eck had a flat right rear. Valone, Maloy, Barton, Lobb and Chris Hackett were the leaders. On the restart lap Bump Hedman tangled with a track tire marker for caution two. Valone stayed on the bottom after the restart not giving Maloy his preferred line. Several time Maloy tried to force his way under Valone but the door was slammed shut each time. With five laps remaining Valone had gained and ten car length advantage over Maloy and cruised to his second feature win of the season


Super Late Model

Heat 1: Chad Valone Warren PA, Chris Hackett Erie PA, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA, Paul Briggs Ashville NY, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA

Heat 2: Dick Barton Ashville NY, Ward Schell Warren PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA, Steve Halpainy Ashville NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA

Heat 3: Rod Maloy Panama NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Merle Terry Erie PA, Matt Urban North East PA

Feature: Chad Valone Warren PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Chris Hackett Erie PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Steve Halpainy Ashville NY, Ted Kosinski Lakewood NY, Ward Schell Warren PA, Paul Briggs Ashville NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, Merle Terry Erie PA, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Andy Kania Waterford PA, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Matt Urban North East PA

E-Mod

Heat 1: John Venable Gerry NY, Bobby Powell Waterford PA, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Brian Fardink Sherman NY, Jamie Erhard Mayville NY

Heat 2: Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Matt Swanson Clymer NY, Dennis Lunger Corry PA, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Al Crocker

Feature: Dennis Lunger Corry PA, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Bobby Powell Waterford PA, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Al Crocker, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Nate Short Panama NY, Quincy Turner Jamestown NY, John Venable Gerry NY

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Nathan Short Niobe NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, John Cline Kennedy NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY

Feature: Mike Moore Russell PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Nathan Short Niobe NY, John Cline Kennedy NY, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Rick Thompson North East PA, Troy Dorman Fredonia NY, Chet Sheets Warren PA

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Joe Buccola Jr. Jamestown NY, Don McGuire Harborcreek PA, Pete Volpe Jamestown NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Tim Nocero Jamestown NY, Ben Burgess Sherman NY, Rusty Briggs, Bob VanArsdale Portland NY, Eric Ester Erie PA

Feature: Tim Nocero Jamestown NY, Rusty Briggs, Mike Kosinski Ashville NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Pete Volpe Jamestown NY, Chris Kuschel Brocton NY, Jim Leonard, Ben Burgess Sherman NY, Don McGuire Harborcreek PA, Bryan Ester Erie PA

Spectator

Heat 1: Stanley Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Pat Landy Orchard Park NY, John Mease Jamestown NY, Berton Chapel Irvine PA, Marc Luce Randolph NY

Heat 2: Stu Rickard, John Britt Forestville NY, Clarence Dickerson Kennedy NY, Lonnie Waldron Stockton NY, Jermin Strickland Jamestown NY

Heat 3: Alex Froman Ashville NY, Buzz Phearsdorf Little Valley NY, Travis Swabik Ripley NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, Wade Watson Ashville NY

Feature: Clarence Dickerson Kennedy NY, Bill Reeves Celeron NY, Stu Rickard, Travis Swabik Ripley NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, Wade Watson Ashville NY, John Britt Forestville NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Eric Paulus Mayville NY, Buzz Phearsdorf Little Valley NY

Super Challenger

First Feature: Jim Mescall Panama NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Justin Gurdak Corry PA, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Curt Hansen Sugar Grove PA, Jamie Hebner Stockton NY, Jesse Dash Leon NY, Charles Rugg Ashville NY, Kyle Jackson Forestville NY, Chris Iverson Jr. Pittsfield PA

Second Feature: Austin Fitzgerald Youngsville PA, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Brian Wilson Jamestown NY, Rick Karash Jamestown NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY, Bobby Rouche Garland PA, Brandon Huffman Corry PA, Kevin Golden Jamestown NY, Tom Froman Ashville NY, Shawn Seekings Sherman NY

Third Feature: Tom Froman Ashville NY, Jamie Hebner Stockton NY, Justin Gurdak Corry PA, Rick Karash Jamestown NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Kevin Golden Jamestown NY, Charles Rugg Ashville NY, Brian Wilson Jamestown NY, Austin Fitzgerald Youngsville PA

Fourth Feature: Luke Rutsky Pittsfield PA, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY, Robert Hallowell Celeron NY, Dillon Titus Jamestown NY, Scott Perren Garland PA, Keith Lamb Ashville NY, Alex Rhodes Frewsburg NY, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY, Todd Brostrom Ashville NY

Lady Challenger

First Feature: Amanda Swanson North East PA, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Jennifer Weagraff Titusville PA, Jessica Hallowell Celeron NY, Michelle Swabik Sherman NY, Marg Brill Fredonia NY, Brenda Troutman Jamestown NY, Amanda Rodoski Ashville NY, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Paula Mason Ashville NY

Second Feature: Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Amanda Swanson North East PA, Jessica Hallowell Celeron NY, Brenda Troutman Jamestown NY, Jennifer Weagraff Titusville PA, Paula Mason Ashville NY, Marg Brill Fredonia NY, Michelle Swabik Sherman NY, Amanda Rodoski Ashville NY, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY