May 19th, 2007

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May 19th, 2007 - Tom Hagberg Wins Craiger Race Engines E-Mod Run for the Dyno
Rod Maloy Super Late Model Winner
At Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum
 

Busti, NY:  Clear blue sky with a brisk wind greeted fans and racers on Craiger Race Engines night at Stateline Speedway. Lonnie Waldron aided by several early cautions came from fourteenth to win the Spectator feature. John Lobb defeated Doug Eck in the Super Late Model King of Hill race. Mike Moore won his second of the season in the Outlaw Cadet division. Rod Maloy was back in the winners circle after a long absence winning a very competitive Super Late Model feature. John Boardman led just the final two laps of the Super Sportsman feature which saw several leaders for his first of the season. Tom Hagberg grabbed the lead on lap ten of the E-Mod feature to win the Craiger Race Engines Dyno test and his second feature of the season. Amanda Swanson returned to the winners circle for the third time in the Lady Challengers. Steve Keith Jr. won the first Super Challenger feature and Jonathan Seekings won the second.


 

             Twenty-three Super Late Models reported to the speedway for their feature event with John Lobb on the pole and Doug Eck alongside. Andy Boozel and Rod Maloy were in row two and Matt Urban and Paul Briggs in row three. Last yearís champion Dick Barton started in the eighteenth spot. Eck and Lobb ran door to door for the first two circuits before Eck was able to gain on car length on Lobb. John Volpe brought out the yellow with three laps complete. Eck, Lobb, Urban, Boozel and Maloy were the restart leaders. Steve Halpainy slowed bringing out the second caution one lap later. The top three remained Eck, Lobb and Urban with Maloy fourth and Chris Hackett fifth. Urban moved up to challenge Eck on the restart and battled for two laps before Eck once more took control. Maloy was also in the fray passing Urban on lap ten then beating Eck to the line for the lead. Just one lap later Maloy had a three car length lead over Eck. Maloy was into lap traffic on lap seventeen when Hackett mad contact with Urban in turn two bringing out caution number three. Maloy quickly moved away from second place Eck on the restart. Scott stopped up against the fence in turn one for caution four with four laps remaining. Just one more lap was completed before Briggs slowed for caution five. With three laps remaining Maloy, Eck, Hackett, Lobb and Hedman were the top five and Barton was sixth. Hackett passed Eck for second with two to go but Maloy could not be caught for his first win of the season.

             Dennis Lunger jumped to an early lead in the E-Mod feature the lost the handle on lap two. Scott Gurdak was the new leader when the yellow flew for Brian Fardink. Gurdak, Justin Carlson, Chad Ramsey, Greg Johnson and Tom Hagberg were the top five for the lap four restart. Carlson passed Gurdak just before the yellow flew for Mike Moore and Brett Van Guilder. Carlson stopped during the caution and required a wrecker to return to the pits. Gurdak was back into the lead with Johnson second and Nathan Short third. Moore continued to have problems bring out the second yellow. Two laps later a spin by Van Guilder brought out caution four. Gurdak, Short and Hagberg led after the restart then Van Guilder and Fardink tangled for yellow five. Cale Crocker was the next to have trouble for caution six with eight laps complete. Gurdak, Hagberg and Troy Carr were the leaders. Hagberg tested Gurdak on lap nine then made it stick on lap ten. Lunger came from the back for a third place finish as Hagberg made it look easy for his second win of the season.

             John Swabik and Marc Luce were on the front row for the 28 car Spectator feature. Mark Simmons spun coming out of turn two on the first lap collecting eight cars including Gary Fisher, Jamie Brown, John Mease, John Kelsey, Ryan Seekings, Marc Luce and Matt Harvey. The next restart failed when Eric Paulus spun. The third start was successful and Swabik led with Clarence Dickerson second. The caution flag returned for debris with three laps complete. A flat on Alex Fromanís car caused the next caution one lap later. Swabik remained the leader with Lonnie Waldron coming from fourteenth to challenge. Swabik tagged the wall on lap seven losing several spots putting Waldron on top with Buzz Phearsdorf second and Dickerson third. Kelsey stopped in turn two with ten complete for the fifth yellow. Waldron and Phearsdorf pulled away from the field over the final laps. Coming to the checkers Phearsdorf and Waldron make contact but Waldron was able to hang on for the win.

             Rick Thompson led the first lap on the Outlaw Cadet feature with pole started Leonard Enos second. Glen Slaney spun collecting Kelly Frederes for the first yellow on lap three. Enos grabbed the lead on the restart as Thompson fell to fourth. Enos spun on lap five for the second yellow losing the lead to last years champ Mike Moore. Thompson lost control on the restart collecting John Kline, Slaney, Brian Crandall and Paul Himes in turn one. Moore, Steve Moynihan and Mike Knight were the restart leaders. Knight worked under Moynihan to take the second spot on lap seven. Moore maintained a ten car length lead over Knight for the remainder of the event for his second win of the season.

             Pete Volpe led the first circuit of the Super Sportsman feature with Aaron Robinson second and Steve Kania third. Kania used lap seven to move under Robinson for the second spot. Robinson continued to lose spots and both Kuschel and Boardman moved by. Kania passed Volpe to led lap ten then lost the lead to Kuschel on lap eleven. Boardman also got by Kania then passed Kuschel to led the final laps and win his first of the season.

             Julie McAvoy led the first lap of the Lady Challenger feature but lost the lead to Stephanie Hilyer on lap two. Amanda Swanson went to the front on lap three as rain began to make the speedway slick. Swanson, McAvoy and Stephanie Devereaux were the top three at the checkers.

 

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Ward Schell Warren PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA

Heat 2: Doug Eck Corry PA, Matt Urban North East PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA

Heat 3: John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Paul Briggs Ashville NY, Chris Hackett Erie PA, Miles Stitzinger Warren PA, Ted Kosinski Lakewood NY

Feature: Rod Maloy Panama NY, Chris Hackett Erie PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Rick Isadore Cyclone PA, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA, Ted Kosinski Lakewood NY, Chad Valone Warren PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Matt Urban North East PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Jeff Hoffman Clarendon PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Ward Schell Warren PA, Paul Briggs Ashville NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Miles Stitzinger Warren PA, Steve Halpainy Ashville NY

E-Mod

Heat 1: Dennis Lunger Corry PA, Chad Ramsey Jamestown NY, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Nate Short Panama NY, Mike Moore

Heat 2: S Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Cale Crocker

Feature: Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Dennis Lunger Corry PA, Chris Couchenour Jamestown NY, Cale Crocker, Matt Swanson Clymer NY, Brian Fardink Sherman NY, Troy Carr Kennedy NY, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Rick Thompson North East PA, Mike Moore Russell PA, Leonard Enos Warren PA, Nathan Short Niobe NY, Mike Knight Ripley NY

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

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Chris Kuschel Brocton NY, Jake Eller Mckean PA, Pete Volpe Jamestown NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Bryan Ester Erie PA

Heat 2: Rusty Briggs, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Don Mcguire Harborcreek PA, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Aaron Robinson Stockton NY

Feature: John Boardman Jamestown NY, Chris Kuschel Brocton NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Pete Volpe Jamestown NY, Don Mcguire Harborcreek PA, Aaron Robinson Stockton NY, Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Bryan Ester Erie PA, Mike Kosinski Ashville NY, Jake Eller Mckean PA\

Spectator

Heat 1: Buzz Phearsdorf Little Valley NY, Eric Paulus Mayville NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Stanley Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Pat Landy Orchard Pk NY

Heat 2: Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Everett Enos, John Swabik Sherman NY, Rush Firestone Wattsburg PA, Jamie Brown Jamestown NY

Heat 3: Gary Fisher North East PA, Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Travis Swabik Ripley NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Lonnie Waldron Stockton NY

Feature: Lonnie Waldron Stockton NY, Buzz Phearsdorf Little Valley NY, Clarence Dickerson Kennedy NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, John Swabik Sherman NY, Everett Enos, Bill Reeves Celoron NY, Stanley Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Travis Swabik Ripley NY, Jim Britt Forestville NY

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Jamie Hebner Stockton NY, Jay Seekings Jamestown NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Jim Mescall Panama NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY

Heat 2: Rick Karash Jamestown NY, Joe Caldwell Falconer NY, Jimmy Drabo Jamestown NY, Curt Hansen Sugar Grove PA, Kevin Golden Jamestown NY

First Feature: Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Rick Karash Jamestown NY, Kevin Golden Jamestown NY, Jay Seekings Jamestown NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Jon Winters Jamestown NY, George Steadman Ellington NY, Todd Brostrom Ashville NY, Erik Brace Jamestown NY, Shawn Seekings Sherman NY

Second Feature: Jonathan Seekings Sherman NY, Benjamin Schupp Jamestown NY, Jim Mescall Panama NY, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, Dillon Titus Jamestown NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY, Joe Caldwell Falconer NY, Kyle Jackson Forestville NY, Jerry Berkhous Spartansburg PA, Jon Winters Jamestown NY

Lady Challenger

Heat 1: Amanda Swanson North East PA, Julie Mcavoy Fredonia NY, Mary Hammond Bemus Point NY, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Thi Genco Jamestown NY

Feature: Amanda Swanson North East PA, Julie Mcavoy Fredonia NY, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Mary Hammond Bemus Point NY, Thi Genco Jamestown NY, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY