May 12th, 2007

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May 12th, 2007 - Mike Knight Wins Both Magnum Graf-X and Finn’s Auto Sales & Service Outlaw Cadet “Double Nickel” Races
Super Late Model Winner John Lobb
At Stateline Speedway
By Glenn Slocum 

Busti, NY:  The rain was a no show on Saturday for the Magnum Graf-X and Finn’s Auto Sales & Service night at Stateline Speedway. Doug Eck successfully defended his Super Late Model King of the Hill title defeating Bump Hedman. Mike Knight came from his eighth starting spot to lead the final two laps of the first Outlaw Cadet “Double Nickel” feature them came from tenth in the second to sweep the event. Aron Dascomb won the Spectator feature for his first win in the Spectator division. John Lobb won the Super Late Model contest leading all but the first lap. Bob Hazzard easily won the Super Sportsman feature. Tom Hagberg battled Chad Ramsey through out the caution filled E-Mod feature to notch his first win of the season. Adrian Swanson won the Lady Challenger feature. Skip Jackson won the first Super Challenger feature and Jimmy Drabo won the second.  

            Paul Norman and Brian Crandall were on the front row for the first “Double Nickel” Outlaw Cadet feature. Crandall and Norman contested the number one spot for two laps before Crandall took control. Norman lost his second spot to Kelly Frederes on lap four. Frederes caught and passed Crandall on lap seven. Steve Moynihan spun in turn three for the first caution of the event with nine laps complete. Frederes, Crandall, Norman, Mike Knight and Nathan Short were the restart leaders. Knight used the restart to pass Crandall then one lap later Crandall lost the handle spinning in turn three for the second caution. Knight passed Frederes coming to the white flag then led the final two.           

Paul Himes was on the pole for the second feature for the Outlaw Cadets with Brian Crandall second. Crandall got the early lead Rick Thompson second. Glenn Slaney passed Thompson for the second spot on lap three. Steve Moynihan brought out the first caution negating Crandall’s lead with nine laps remaining. Slaney pushed up the speedway loosing second to Nathan Short on the restart lap then Thompson and Scott Lewis tangled for the second yellow.  Crandall choose the high side after the restart and was able to fend off several challenges from Short. With five laps remaining Mike Knight moved into the fray taking just two laps to pass Short and Crandall. Thompson had more trouble with two remaining for third yellow. Knight easily controlled the final restart for his second win of the night.   

             Matt Harvey led the first lap of the Spectator feature and a multi-car tangle brought out the yellow before lap two could be completed. Harvey slowed to a stop after the restart causing caution number two. Harvey was required to report to the rear of the file placing Clarence Dickerson and Wade Watson up front for the restart. Watson led lap two with Dickerson second and Aron Dascomb third. Just as Watson caught the end of the field the yellow flew for Buzz Phearsdorf and Lonnie Waldron in turn two. Six laps were complete. Dascomb made a bid for second on lap seven then the yellow appeared for Jim Britt and Travis Swabik. Dascomb got along side Watson on the restart but could not make the pass.  Dascomb made his second attempt with the two to go signal and made it work taking the white just before the yellow flew for John Boyd stalled in turn four. Wade Watson tried to pass Dascomb on the final lap but blew a radiator in the final corner.  

            The initial start of the Super Late Model feature ended with several cars in a tangle at the end of the front straight. J.C Lechner, Rich Gardner, Chad Ruhlman and Steve Halpainy were some of the cars involved. Chad Valone and Ward Schell brought the field around for the second attempted start. Valone crossed the line and the yellow flew for Andy Boozel in turn one. Ward Schell brought out the third caution on the restart. John Lobb led lap two with Valone second followed by Chris Hackett and Jeff Hoffman, Hoffman passed Hackett on lap five as Lobb stretched his led to ten car lengths over Valone. Dick Barton was fifth form his tenth starting spot. With ten laps remaining Lobb led by a straight away as the top five battle lap traffic. With five remaining Lobb was way out front the their was a four way battle for second. Barton slowed on the final circuits as Lobb took the checkers followed by Valone and Hoffman.  

            Bob Van Arsdale spun on the initial start of the Super Sportsman feature. Bob Hazzard led for the start with John Boardman second, Chris Kuschel third and Steve Kania fourth. Hank Francis brought out the second yellow with four laps complete. Tim Nocero moved into the top three after the restart. Two laps later Kania stopped up against the turn two concrete for yellow number three. A broken axel on J.R. Nocero’s car brought out the fourth caution with eleven laps complete. Nocero passed Boardman on the restart for the runner up spot as Hazzard ran away from the field for his first win of the season.  

            Chad Ramsey and Tom Hagberg were the early leaders of the E-Mod feature. Ron Boardman stopped in turn one for the first yellow with three laps complete. After just one more lap the yellow returned for Brian Fardink and Jaime Schnars. Hagberg became the new leader after the restart with Ramsey second and Quincy Turner third. A lap seven spin by Chris Couchenour brought out caution three then one lap later the yellow flew again, this time for Cale Crocker. Hagberg led by five car lengths at half way point then one lap later Boardman spun for caution five. Caution six quickly followed on the restart. Ramsey slipped by Hagberg with two to go then Hagberg came back to reclaim the lead as the yellow flew for the sixth time. Hagberg won the race just as his left rear tire went flat. Model

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Chris Hackett Erie PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA

Heat 2: Miles Stitzinger Warren PA, Ward Schell Warren PA, Paul Briggs Ashville NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA

Heat 3: Jeff Hoffman Clarendon PA, Chad Valone Warren PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY

Feature: John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Chad Valone Warren PA, Jeff Hoffman Clarendon PA, Chris Hackett Erie PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Chad Ruhlman Bemus Point NY, Miles Stitzinger Warren PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Paul Briggs Ashville NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA, J.C. Lechner Sugar Grove PA, Ward Schell Warren PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Steve Halpainy Ashville NY

E-Mod

Heat 1: Dennis Lunger Corry PA , Quincy Turner Jamestown NY, Tim Peterson Wilcox PA, Chris Couchenour Jamestown NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA

Heat 2: Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Dustin Eckman Harborcreek PA, Cale Crocker

Heat 3: Chad Ramsey Jamestown NY, Matt Swanson Clymer NY, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Nathan Hill East Otto NY

Feature: Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Quincy Turner Jamestown NY, Chad Ramsey Jamestown NY, Dennis Lunger Corry PA, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Matt Swanson Clymer NY, Tim Peterson Wilcox PA, Troy Carr Kennedy NY, Chris Couchenour Jamestown NY, Dustin Eckman Harborcreek PA

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Nathan Short Niobe NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Scott Lewis Sinclairville NY

Heat 2: Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Glen Slaney, Mike Knight Ripley NY, Rick Thompson North East PA

First Feature: Mike Knight Ripley NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Nathan Short Niobe NY, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Glen Slaney, Rick Thompson North East PA, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY

Second Feature: Mike Knight Ripley NY, Nathan Short Niobe NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Glen Slaney, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Rick Thompson North East PA, Scott Lewis Sinclairville NY

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Bob Van Arsdale Portland NY, Tim Nocero Jamestown NY, Ben Burgess Sherman NY, Chris Kuschel Brocton NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA

Heat 2: Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Aaron Robinson Stockton NY, Don McGuire Erie PA, Rusty Briggs

Feature: Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Tim Nocero Jamestown NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Chris Kuschel Brocton NY, Don McGuire Erie PA, Ben Burgess Sherman NY, Jake Eller Mckean PA, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Bob Van Arsdale Portland NY

Spectator

Heat 1: Buzz Phearsdorf Little Valley NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Jermin Strickland Jamestown NY, Marc Luce Randolph NY, Dale Kinney Stockton NY

Heat 2: Jamie Brown Jamestown NY, Rush Firestone Wattsburg PA, John Swabik Sherman NY, Jim Britt Forestville NY, Bryon Johnson Ashville NY

Heat 3: Clarence Dickerson Kennedy NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, John Kelsey Jamestown NY, Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Travis Swabik Ripley NY

Feature: Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Gary Fisher North East PA, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Buzz Phearsdorf Little Valley NY, Rush Firestone Wattsburg PA, Jim Britt Forestville NY, Bill Reeves Celoron NY, Lonnie Waldron Stockton NY, David McClenahan Corry PA

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Jonathan Seekings Sherman NY, Jesse Dash Leon NY, Chuck Rugg Sr. Ashville NY, Justin Frye Sherman NY

Heat 2: Jim Mescall Panama NY, Charles Rugg Ashville NY, Rick Karash Jamestown NY, Jeff Lamb Panama NY, Toby Uhlig Jamestown NY

Heat 3: Benjamin Schupp Jamestown NY, Justin Devereaux Lakewood NY, Jay Seekings Jamestown NY, Chris Knisley Jamestown NY, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY

First Feature: Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Jim Mescall Panama NY, Justin Devereaux Lakewood NY, Timothy Britt Dunkirk NY, Jamie Hebner Stockton NY, Bill Collins Ripley NY, Nate Earle Garland PA, Dustin Lamb Jamestown NY

Second Feature: Jimmy Drabo Jamestown NY, Jonathan Seekings Sherman NY, Benjamin Schupp Jamestown NY, Jesse Dash Leon NY, Dillon Titus Jamestown NY, Justin Frye Sherman NY, Kevin Golden Jamestown NY, Keith Lamb Ashville NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Austin Fitzgerald Youngsville PA

Lady Challenger

Heat 1: Thi Genco Jamestown NY, Julie McAvoy Fredonia NY, Adriane Swanson North East PA, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Michelle Swabik Sherman NY

Feature: Adriane Swanson North East PA, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Julie McAvoy Fredonia NY, Michelle Swabik Sherman NY, Thi Genco Jamestown NY, Paula Mason Ashville NY