June 9th, 2007

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June 9th, 2007 - Rush Firestone and David McClenahan Nature Rich Spectator "Double Nickel" Winners
Randy Lobb Wins McDonalds Super Late Model Feature
at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: Summer arrived at Stateline Speedway for the Nature Rich Spectator "Double Nickel" and McDonalds Kids night. Andy Kania ended Chris Hackett’s reign as Super Late Model King of the Hill. Thirty-eight Spectator competitors were on-hand for the "Double Nickel". The first Spectator feature saw Bill Reeves led every lap except the last losing by a nose to a charging Rush Firestone. The second half of the "Double Nickel" was won by David McClenahan who lead every lap of the event. Randy Lobb battled his brother John for the Super Late Model win taking the lead for good after a lap fourteen restart. Mike Moore won his third Outlaw Cadet feature. Chris Kuschel won the Super Sportsman event from his tenth starting spot. Amanda Swanson won the Lady Challenger feature. Brandon Pierce and Rick Karash were the Super Challenger winners.

Travis Swabik and Bill Reeves were on the front row of the twenty-eight car field for the first half of the Nature Rich "Double Nickel". Ryan Seekings and Buzz Phearsdorf were in row two followed by John Britt and John Boyd in row three. Reeves led the first circuit with Buzz Phearsdorf in the runner up spot and Travis Swabik was third. Reeves was in lap traffic by lap five then one lap later the yellow flew for Alex Froman and John Kelsey. Reeves, Phearsdorf, Travis Swabik, John Boyd and Gary Fisher were in the top five. A lap seven incident brought out the yellow for the second time Phearsdorf pressed Reeves on the restart but could not make the pass as the cross flags for half way was signaled. Froman had more problems with nine laps complete for the third caution. Phearsdorf pressed the issue again on the restart making contact with the leader then losing a spot to Swabik. Phearsdorf regained the spot. Brian Busch and John Swabik tangled on lap eleven for yellow three. Reeves, Phearsdorf, Rush Firestone, Fisher and Aron Dascomb were the restart leaders with five laps remaining. Firestone stole second from Phearsdorf on the restart as Reeves gained a three car length lead. Reeves stretched his lead to five car lengths with two to go as the caution flew for cars wrecked in both turns two and four. Firestone moved up alongside Reeves for the white flag then won by a nose as the yellow and checkers flew.

John and Randy Lobb were first and second as the yellow flew for Mike Knight after the first circuit of the Super Late Model feature event. Randy Lobb, John Lobb, Doug Eck, Paul Briggs and Chad Valone were in the top five for the lap two restart. Eck mounted a serious challenge for second right after the restart sending Randy Lobb back to third on lap three. Eck came to stop up against the turn two fence on lap six for the second yellow ending Eck’s charge to the front allowing Randy Lobb to move up to second with Valone third , Andy Kania fourth and Andy Boozel fifth. The green was quickly followed by the yellow and Ted Kosinski and Chris Hackett tangled in turn two. Valone was restarted in the third spot with Kania back to fourth and Boozel fifth. Matt Urban moved into the fray after the restart using the high side to passing Kania for the fourth spot. The Lobb brothers started mixing it up on lap nine with Randy leading lap ten then John led lap eleven by a nose. Lap thirteen was dead even then spin by rookie Dereck Frank brought out the fourth caution with fourteen complete. Randy Lobb was able to move away from the field as John Lobb battled Valone and Rod Maloy for second. Valone had the spot with six remaining just one car length ahead of John Lobb. John Lobb slipped up the speedway on lap twenty one losing a spot to Maloy then one lap later to Urban. Randy Lobb took the white nearly a straight away ahead of second place Valone and cruised to his first win of the season.

The initial start of the Outlaw Cadet feature was a no go as Rick Thompson and Mike Knight spun in turn one. Tommy Fox led the first circuit trailed by Paul Norman, Mike Moore and Nathan Short. Paul Himes brought out the second caution with three laps complete. Moore passed Norman on lap four. Two laps later Short lost the handle while trying to pass Norman for the third spot for yellow three. Moore and Fox contested the top spot for three laps before Moore was able to gain the upper hand. Moore made it look easy winning his third of the season.

Bob Van Arsdale and Jake Eller were first and second after one lap of the Super Sportsman feature when the yellow flew for Joe Buccola in turn one. The second yellow flew for Eric Ester on the restart. Ben Burgess and Rusty Briggs tangled for yellow three with two laps complete. Van Arsdale continued to control the event with Chris Kuschel second and Eller third. At the half way mark the top three remained the same with Bob Hazzard fourth and Kelly Frederes fifth. Van Arsdale lost the lead to Kuschel the fell back several spots putting Hazzard second and Mike Kosinski third. Kuschel won the event his first of the season.

Chad Ramsey and Greg Johnson lead the E-Mods out for their feature event. Johnson led the first lap with Ramsey second followed by Quincy Turner, Justin Carlson and Scott Gurdak. A lap three spin by Bobby Powell brought out the first caution. Carlson use the top groove to gain the third spot on lap six then passed Ramsey one lap later for second. Ramsey slowed and left the speedway on lap eight. Gurdak passed the high flying Carlson for the second spot just before the yellow flew for Vic Vena. Carlson pulled into the pits with a flat during the caution setting the top five to Johnson, Gurdak, Nathan Short, Turner and Tom Hagberg. Dan Nocero, Ramsey and Bret Van Guilder brought out caution three with fifteen laps complete. Johnson continued as the leader with Turner now third behind runner up Gurdak. The order remained the same for the final circuits giving Johnson his second of the season.

Dave McClenahan started on the pole and led the initial lap of the second half of the Nature Rich "Double Nickel". The yellow flew with four laps complete for several cars stopped in turn one. Alex Froman, John Boyd, Stan Davis Jr., Jermin Strickland were second through fifth. McClenahan and Boyd led after the restart with Aron Dascomb third and Froman fourth. The yellow reappeared on lap eleven for Bill Reeves in turn four. Dascomb passed Boyd for the second spot but was unable to catch McClenahan who won his first of the season.

 

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA, Ted Kosinski Lakewood NY

Heat 2: Matt Urban North East PA, Chad Valone Warren PA, Paul Briggs Ashville NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA

Heat 3: Andy Kania Waterford PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Chris Hackett Erie PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA

Feature: Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Chad Valone Warren PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Matt Urban North East PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Andy Kania Waterford PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY, Merle Terry Erie PA, Wally Fox Cooperstown PA, Paul Briggs Ashville NY, Chris Hackett Erie PA, Steve Halpainy Ashville NY, J.C. Lechner Sugar Grove PA, Dereck Frank Jamestown NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Ted Kosinski Lakewood NY

E-Mod

Heat 1: Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Dustin Eckman Harborcreek PA, Troy Carr Kennedy NY, Chris Couchenour Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Nate Short Panama NY, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Al Cressley, Bobby Powell Waterford PA

Heat 3: Quincy Turner Jamestown NY, Chad Ramsey Jamestown NY, Brett Van Guilder Youngsville PA, Alex Fiesler McKean PA, John Venable Gerry NY

Feature: Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Quincy Turner Jamestown NY, Nate Short Panama NY, John Venable Gerry NY, Matt Swanson Clymer NY, Dennis Lunger Corry PA, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Troy Carr Kennedy NY, Jason Genco Jamestown NY

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Nathan Short Niobe NY, Tommy Fox, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Rick Thompson North East PA

Feature: Mike Moore Russell PA, John Cline Kennedy NY, Tommy Fox, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Nathan Short Niobe NY, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Leonard Enos Warren PA, Glen Slaney, Rick Thompson North East PA

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Tim Nocero Jamestown NY, Aaron Robinson Stockton NY, Chris Kuschel Brocton NY, Jake Eller McKean PA, Bob VanArsdale Portland NY

Heat 2: Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Mike Kosinski Ashville NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Rusty Briggs

Feature: Chris Kuschel Brocton NY, Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Mike Kosinski Ashville NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Jake Eller McKean PA, Bob VanArsdale Portland NY, Rusty Briggs, Jim Leonard Jamestown NY, Joe Buccola, Tim Nocero Jamestown NY

Spectator

Heat 1: Travis Swabik Ripley NY, John Britt Forestville NY, Clarence Dickerson Kennedy NY, Brian Bush Erie PA, Joe Rohrer Erie PA

Heat 2: Bill Reeves Celeron NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, John Kelsey Jamestown NY, Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Stanley Davis Jr. Jamestown NY

Heat 3: Ryan Seekings Russell PA, Gary Fisher North East PA, Lonnie Waldron Stockton NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Rush Firestone Wattsburg PA

Heat 4: Buzz Phearsdorf Little Valley NY, John Swabik Sherman NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Dennis Asel Kane PA, John Mease Jamestown NY

Consolation: Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Dave Johnson Jamestown NY, Jermin Strickland Jamestown NY, Pat Landy Orchard Park NY, David McClenahan Corry PA, Eric Paulus Mayville NY, Eric Maybee East Otto NY, Walter Johnson Columbus PA, Wayne Mohawk Irving NY, Bryon Johnson Ashville NY

Feature 1: Rush Firestone Wattsburg PA, Bill Reeves Celeron NY, Buzz Phearsdorf Little Valley NY, Gary Fisher North East PA, Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, John Kelsey Jamestown NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Dave Johnson Jamestown NY, Stanley Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, John Boyd Waterford PA

Second Feature: David McClenahan Corry PA, Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, Alex Froman Ashville NY, John Kelsey Jamestown NY, Chris Couchenour Jamestown NY, Stanley Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Clarence Dickerson Kennedy NY, Jermin Strickland Jamestown NY

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Jim Mescall Panama NY, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Greg Rockwell Youngsville PA, Kyle Jackson Forestville NY, Dillon Titus Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Kevin Golden Jamestown NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Charles Rugg Ashville NY, Timothy Dulmus Ripley NY, Toby Uhlig Jamestown NY

Heat 3: Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Rick Karash Jamestown NY, Keith Lamb Ashville NY, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Kirk Foust Warren PA

First Feature: Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Kyle Jackson Forestville NY, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, Chris Iverson Jr. Pittsfield PA, Chris Knisley Jamestown NY, Justin Devereaux Lakewood NY, Todd Brostrom Ashville NY, Bobby Rouche Garland PA

Second Feature: Rick Karash Jamestown NY, Kevin Golden Jamestown NY, Curly Pinzok Ripley NY, Dillon Titus Jamestown NY, Greg Rockwell Youngsville PA, Nate Earle Garland PA, Jesse Dash Leon NY, Kirk Foust Warren PA, Travis Darling Jamestown NY

Lady Challenger

Heat 1: Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Mary Hammond Bemus Point NY, Thi Genco Jamestown NY, Paula Mason Ashville NY

Feature: Amanda Swanson North East PA, Mary Hammond Bemus Point NY, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Thi Genco Jamestown NY, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Brenda Troutman Jamestown NY, Paula Mason Ashville NY, Jessica Hallowell Celeron NY