June 30th, 2007

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John Boardman and Greg Johnson
Tobber Racing Super Sportsman "Double Nickel" Winners
 

Rich Gardner Super Late Model Winner At Stateline Speedway
By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: A cool summer evening was the fare for the Tobber Racing Super Sportsman "Double Nickel" at Stateline Speedway. Along with the racing action a fireworks show was presented by Starfire Fireworks. Darrell Bossard successfully defended his Super Late Model King of the Hill title defeating George LaBarbera in the five lap match race. John Boardman came from fourth to win the first of the two Super Sportsman features and Greg Johnson led just the final lap of the second feature for his first Super Sportsman win. Mike Moore passed rookie Rick Thompson on lap nine for his sixth win of the season. Rich Gardner led from green to checkers to win his first of the season and tie Rod Maloy for seventh on the all time win list. Scott Gurdak held off Chad Carlson to win his first E-Mod feature of the season. John Boyd survived several cautions to win his first Spectator feature of the season. Amanda Swanson won the Lady Challenger feature. Brandon Pierce won his third Super Challenger feature and Sam Courson won his first.

The first half of the "Double Nickel" was slowed by Chad Carlson at the end of the first lap. Bob Hazzard was the leader with John Boardman in tow. Boardman moved up to challenge Hazzard just as the yellow flew for Aaron Robinson whose smoking racecar slowed to a stop up against the wall under the flagman. Nine laps were complete and the leaders were Boardman, Hazzard, Rusty Briggs, and Kelly Frederes. Briggs tried the high side to pass the leaders but caught the fence instead. Frederes stole second from Hazzard and the yellow flew for Bryan Ester in turn two. The white and green was thrown for the restart and Boardman won the one lap dash to win the first half of the "Double Nickel".

The second Super Sportsman feature was led to the speedway by Bryan Ester and Hank Francis. Eric Ester and Brent Crandall were in row two with Bob Van Arsdale and Jim Leonard in row three. Van Arsdale stopped in turn two on the first circuit bringing out the caution before the first lap was in. Eric Ester pulled into the pits during the caution. Francis grabbed the lead then tagged the wall collecting Steve Kania and Chad Carlson for the second yellow. Jim Leonard was the new leader for lap two with Greg Johnson second and Bob Hazzard third. Hazzard slowed to a stop on the front stretch for caution three with six laps complete. Leonard retained the lead with Johnson second and Don McGuire third. Leonard stumbled on the last lap giving Johnson the win with John Boardman the winner of the first feature third.

Rich Gardner and Rod Maloy were on the front row for the Super Late Model feature. Andy Boozel and Andy Kania were in row two with Randy Lobb and Darrell Bossard. Gardner led the first circuit as point leader Maloy went to the bottom. Boozel and Randy Lobb ran third and fourth. Gardner went into cruise control in the opening laps with Maloy back about three or four car lengths. Maloy closed with Gardner on lap ten looking for an opening. A tiny slip by Maloy on lap eleven allowed Gardner to regain a the three or four car lengths as lap traffic became a factor. With ten laps to go Gardner led Maloy by five car lengths with Boozel a distant third, Bump Hedman fourth and Darrel Bossard fifth. With five to go the gap between the leaders remained the same. Gardner too the white and tip toed through the final circuit for the his first win of the season and his seventeenth career win at Stateline.

Paul Norman spun on the second lap of the Outlaw cadet feature as Leonard Enos led. Rick Thompson was second with Kelly Frederes third. Mike Moore started ninth and was third at the end of lap three. Andy Windrel spun with four laps complete. Thompson charged into the lead on the restart as Enos fell to third behind Moore. Frederes spun for the third yellow. Thompson, Moore, Enos, Steve Moynihan and John Cline were the restart leaders. Thompson led the next two laps then the yellow flew again for Windrel. Moore passed Thompson on lap nine for the top spot then one lap later Moynihan grabbed second the broke putting Thompson back into the runner up spot. Norman was able to beat Thompson to the line for the second spot as Moore won his sixth of the season.

Nathan Short jumped into the lead of the E-Mod feature at the drop of the green. Scott Gurdak was second with Justin Carlson third. Matt Swanson spun collecting Bran Fardink and Troy Carr. Short, Gurdak Carlson and Rich Michael were the restart leaders. Short led the fourth circuit then pulled into the infield turning the lead over to Gurdak Michael was the next victim slowing to a stop on the front stretch and drawing the yellow flag with seven laps complete. Bobby Powell joined Gurdak and Carlson at the front after the restart. A spin by Tom Hagberg collected Quincy Turner for the third caution with ten complete. On the restart Paul Briggs spun after contact for the fourth caution. Justin Carlson moved up to challenge Gurdak for the top spot after the restart. Carlson would lead down the back stretch and Gurdak at the line. Carlson faded a little on lap fifteen and Bobby Powell pulled into the infield putting Chad Ramsey in third. Carlson and Gurdak took the two to go, Carlson led out of two and again Gurdak at the line for the white flag and the duo repeated the action on the final lap giving Gurdak his first of the season.

A lap one spin by Matt Harvey caused a complete restart in the Spectator feature. Alex Froman spun collecting several cars including Jamie Brown and Paul Nelson for the second yellow and the second complete restart. After three attempts the first lap was completed with John Boyd in front. Stan Davis was second with Gary Fisher third and Buzz Phearsdorf fourth. Fisher nearly spun losing two spots on lap six. The yellow reappeared for a slowing car on lap six and the second place car of Stan Davis pulled into the pits. Dave McClenahan was third on the restart with Fisher fourth. Aron Dascomb took fourth from Fisher on lap eight. A lap nine spin by Bill Reeves caused caution four. Brown slowed near the pit gate with two laps remaining for caution five. Dascomb passed a slowing McClenahan for third and Boyd managed to stay in front for his first win.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Wally Fox Cooperstown PA

Heat 2: Rod Maloy Panama NY, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Matt Urban North East PA, Ward Schell Warren PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY

Heat 3: Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Chad Valone Warren PA, Miles Stitzinger Warren PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY

Feature: Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Chad Valone Warren PA, Matt Urban North East PA, Miles Stitzinger Warren PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA, Paul Briggs Ashville NY, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Steve Halpainy Ashville NY, Wally Fox Cooperstown PA, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA, Ted Kosinski Lakewood NY, Dereck Frank Jamestown NY, Ward Schell Warren PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY, J.C. Lechner Sugar Grove PA

E-Mod

Heat 1: Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Nate Short Panama NY, Dennis Lunger Corry PA, John Venable Gerry NY

Heat 2: Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Cale Crocker, Bobby Powell Waterford PA, Tom Hagberg Warren PA

Feature: Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Chad Ramsey Jamestown NY, David Lyon Corry PA, Dennis Lunger Corry PA, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Matt Swanson Clymer NY, Jamie Erhard Mayville NY, Cale Crocker

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Leonard Enos Warren PA, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Rick Thompson North East PA, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY

Feature: Mike Moore Russell PA, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Leonard Enos Warren PA, Rick Thompson North East PA, John Cline Kennedy NY, Andy Windrel Niobe NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Chet Sheets Warren PA

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Rusty Briggs, Aaron Robinson Stockton NY, Jim Leonard, Steve Kania Waterford PA

Heat 2: Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Greg Johnson, Don McGuire Harborcreek PA, Mike Kosinski Ashville NY

Feature: John Boardman Jamestown NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Don McGuire Harborcreek PA, Ben Burgess Sherman NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Greg Johnson, Jim Leonard, Bob VanArsdale Portland NY, Brent Crandall McKean PA

Second Feature: Greg Johnson, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Don McGuire Harborcreek PA, Chris Kuschel Brocton NY, Tim Nocero Jamestown NY, Bob VanArsdale Portland NY, Ben Burgess Sherman NY, Brent Crandall McKean PA, Bryan Ester Erie PA, Jim Leonard

Spectator

Heat 1: Walter Johnson Columbus PA, Berton Chapel Irvine PA, Lee Myers Gerry NY, Jamie Brown Jamestown NY, Marc Luce Randolph NY

Heat 2: David McClenahan Corry PA, Clarence Dickerson Kennedy NY, Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Lonnie Waldron Stockton NY, Stanley Davis Jr. Jamestown NY

Heat 3: John Boyd Waterford PA, Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Buzz Phearsdorf Little Valley NY, Gary Fisher North East PA, Bill Reeves Celeron NY

Feature: John Boyd Waterford PA, Buzz Phearsdorf Little Valley NY, Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Gary Fisher North East PA, Rick Sperry Jamestown NY, Bill Reeves Celeron NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Clarence Dickerson Kennedy NY, Lonnie Waldron Stockton NY, John Mease Jamestown NY

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Kyle Jackson Forestville NY, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Jimmy Dribo Jamestown NY, Kirk Foust Warren PA, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY

Heat 2: Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Rick Karash Jamestown NY, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, Austin Fitzgerald Youngsville PA, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY

Heat 3: Bobby Rouche Garland PA, Brian Wilson Jamestown NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Steve Keith Sr. Clymer NY, Curly Pinzok Ripley NY

First Feature: Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Rick Karash Jamestown NY, Jim Mescall Panama NY, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Kyle Jackson Forestville NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY, Austin Fitzgerald Youngsville PA, Benjamin Schupp Jamestown NY, Alex Rhodes Frewsburg NY, Nate Earle Garland PA

Second Feature: Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Bobby Rouche Garland PA, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, Paul Peru Jamestown NY, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA, Phil Regner Warren PA, Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY, Michael Genco Jr. Jamestown NY

Lady Challenger

Heat 1: Amanda Swanson North East PA, Jessica Hallowell Celeron NY, Thi Genco Jamestown NY, Brenda Troutman Jamestown NY, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY

Feature: Amanda Swanson North East PA, Brenda Troutman Jamestown NY, Amanda Rodoski Ashville NY, Jessica Hallowell Celeron NY, Thi Genco Jamestown NY, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY