April 26th, 2008



April 26th, 2008 - Dick Barton wins Craiger Race Engines Super Late Model Feature
at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: Craiger Race Engines sponsored "Back to the 60ís" night at Stateline Speedway. A mid afternoon rain storm cleared before race time setting up excellent track conditions and but a cool night for the race fans. Chad Valone narrowly defeated Doug Eck in the Super Late Model King of the Hill. Ryan Seekings won a rough caution strewn Spectator feature from his second starting spot. Bob Hazzard led every lap of the Super Sportsman event for his first win of the season. Dick Barton moved one win closer to Bobby Schnars all time record of seventy-nine getting number seventy-two in the Super Late Model feature. Barton passed last weeks winner Boom Briggs with five laps remaining then held off Mike Knight at the checkers for the win. The top three tangled on the final lap of the Outlaw Cadet feature placing Brian Crandall in the top spot. Randy Hall won his second in a row in the E-Mod division passing Nate Short just short of the half way mark. Stephanie Hilyer won the Lady Challenger feature. Casey Burch and Jamie Hebner were the Super Challenger winners.

    Jermin Strickland and Ryan Seekings were on the Spectator feature front row with Pat Landy and Chris Ward in row two. Seekings led the first circuit with Stickland and Pat Landy contesting the number two spot. Strickland grabbed the lead on lap two just be for the yellow flew for two cars stopped on the backstretch. Seeking took over after the restart. A lap seven yellow was thrown for Buzz Phearsdorf and Chad Schauers stopped in turn four. Seekings, Strickland, Alex Froman and Jamie Brown were the restart leaders. Gary Fisher set Brown back a spot on the restart. Three laps were complete before the next yellow flew for Shayne Erhard. A yellow immediately followed the restart green for debris on the front stretch. Chris Withers joined the top three after the restart then Kevin Golden brought out the yellow once more with a spin in turn four. Fisher and Strickland tangled on the restart returning the yellow flag. Seekings remained the leader with Withers second Froman third and Mike Moon fourth. Fisherís car required the wrecker to leave the speedway and Strickland tagged the field. Seekings and Withers made contact on the backstretch. Withers ended up nosed into the wall collecting several cars including Brian Graham, Moon, Phearsdorf and Anthony Marotto. Moon was the only car involved able to continue. Seekings ran the final two laps unchallenged for his first win of the season.

    Bob Hazzard led lap one of the Super Sportsman feature with Bob Van Arsdale second. Ben Burgess brought out the first caution of the event with three laps complete. Hazard was leading at the half way mark when the second yellow flew for Jim Leonard nosed into the back stretch wall. Kelly Frederes brought out the third yellow on the restart. Hazzard, Tim Nocero and Chris Kuschel led after the restart. John Boardman, last weeks feature winner joined the fray on lap nine then the yellow flew for Ben Reed stopped just off the front stretch. Four laps remained in the event. Nocero slowed on the restart losing several spots and Boardman and Kuschel fought for second. Boardman slowed to a stop with two laps remaining putting Joe Buccola Jr. into the third spot. Hazzard won the event leading every lap.

    Last weeks Super Late Model winner Boom Briggs was in the number one spot for the Super Late Model feature. Twenty-seven of the scheduled twenty-nine cars took the green with Chris Hackett on the outside pole, Mike Knight and Matt Urban in row two, Scott Johnson and Doug Eck in row three and Rich Gardner and Dick Barton in row four. Briggs led into turn one but trailed Knight by a car length at the end of the lap one. Rueben Schwartz brought out the first yellow on lap two. Knight led lap three followed by Briggs, Hackett and Johnson. Darrell Bossard spun on the front stretch collecting Chad Ruhlman in a hard crash to stop the event with seven laps complete. Both drivers were okay but both racecars suffered heavy front-end damage. Dick Barton grabbed fourth using the cushion on lap eight then third on lap eleven. Peter Mantha and Ryan Scott brought out the third yellow with ten laps complete. Briggs powered by Knight on the restart to lead leap twelve then two laps later Barton tried the same move. Barton finally made the pass stick on lap sixteen. Barton remained in the high groove to take the lead from Briggs on lap nineteen. Barton was into lap traffic on lap twenty when a yellow flew for John Lobb who had slowed to a stop on the front stretch. Five laps remained with Barton, Briggs, Knight, Hackett and Doug Eck in the top five. Briggs jumped the cushion on the restart slapping the turn one wall then pulling into the pits as the fifth yellow flew. Barton controlled the restart moving up to the high side once more with Knight low. Barton led by five car lengths as the white flew. Greg Johnson and Mantha brought out the final yellow setting up a one-lap dash for the win. Barton won the event for career win seventy-two.

    Brian Crandall led the first two laps of the Outlaw Cadet event. The first yellow occurred with two laps complete for car stopped in turn four. Chris Ottaway stopped for the second yellow with five laps complete. Kelly Frederes led with Greg Fenno second and Mike Moore third. With ten laps complete Frederes led Fenno by four cars lengths. Fenno charged under Frederes as the two to go signal was given. Frederes, Fenno and Moore all tangled on the final lap bringing out the yellow and sending the top three to the tail of the field for the final lap. Crandall, Steve Moynihan and Paul Norman Jr. were the new top three. Crandall cruised to the win his first of the season.

    Nathan Short and Vic Vena were on the front row of the E-Mod feature. Short led the first lap but lap two ended after Tim Peterson, Chuck Frye and Chuck Hart tangled in turn three for yellow number one. Short led lap two with Randy Hall, last weeks winner, second. Short tagged the wall in turn two on lap four collecting Jack Young for the second caution. Short did not stop and he was placed back into the top spot while Young was placed at the end of field. Hall tested Short during the next two laps then the yellow appeared for Rick Loomis slowing on the front stretch. Short, Hall, Rick Michael Jr. were the top three. Quincy Turner passed Michael on the restart as Hall chased Short for the lead. Justin Tatlow spun into the infield causing caution four. Hall waited for one lap after the restart than moved under short to lead lap nine. Michaels was third with Turner fourth and Carlson fifth. Michaels moved high pressing Short for second. Michael finally made the pass stick on lap sixteen as Hall began working lap traffic. With seventeen laps complete Vena spun in turn one for the fifth caution. Turner spun collecting Vena and Steve Dixon on the restart putting Short third, Carlson fourth and Greg Johnson fifth. Just as the leaders took the white flag Turner, Vena and T.J. Downs tangled for caution six. Hall remained in control winning his second of the season.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Mike Knight Ripley NY, Matt Urban North East PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Dave Tackett Ripley NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA

Heat 2: Chris Hackett Erie PA, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Pete Alspaugh Russell PA

Heat 3: Boom Briggs Bear Lake PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY, John Lobb Frewsburg NY

Feature: Dick Barton Ashville NY, Mike Knight Ripley NY, Chris Hackett Erie PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Matt Urban North East PA, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Bob Close Eldred PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Chad Valone Warren PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Dennis Lunger Jr. Corry PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Dan Maxim Erie PA, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Peter Mantha Gatinecu QC, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Greg Johnson Busti NY, Boom Briggs Bear Lake PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Pete Alspaugh Russell PA, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Chad Ruhlman Bemus Point NY, Rueben Schwartz Conneaut OH, Wally Fox Cooperstown PA

Super Late Model King of the Hill:

Chad Valone Warren PA, Doug Eck Corry PA


Heat 1: Jack Young Thompson OH, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Chuck Frye Ashville NY, Quincy Turner Jamestown NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA

Heat 2: Vic Vena Olean NY, Randy Hall Olean NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Greg Johnson Busti NY

Heat 3: Nate Short

Feature: Randy Hall Olean NY, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Nate Short Niobe NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Greg Johnson Busti NY, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Jack Young Thompson OH, Brett Van Guilder Warren PA, Tim Peterson Wilcox PA

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Leonard Enos Russell PA, Troy Dorman Fredonia NY, Everett Enos Russell PA, Christopher Ottaway Sherman NY, John Cline Falconer NY

Heat 2: Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Greg Fenno Corry PA, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Mike Moore Russell PA

Feature: Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Troy Dorman Fredonia NY, Christopher Ottaway Sherman NY, Chet Sheets Warren PA, Greg Fenno Corry PA, Mike Moore Russell PA, John Cline Falconer NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Bob VanArsdale Portland NY, Jake Eller McKean PA, Bryan Ester Erie PA

Heat 2: Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Tim Nocero Jamestown NY, J. R. Nocero, Chris Kuschel Brocton NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY

Feature: Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Chris Kuschel Brocton NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, J.r. Nocero, Tim Nocero Jamestown NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Bob VanArsdale Portland NY


Heat 1: John Swabik Sherman NY, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY, Bryon Johnson Jr Ashville NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Anthony Marotto Ashville NY

Heat 2: Chris Ward Erie PA, Stanley Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Ryan Seekings Warren PA, Tyler Green Corry PA, James Britt Forestville NY

Heat 3: Buzz Phearsdorf Little Valley NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Gary Fisher North East PA, Jermin Strickland Jamestown NY, Jamie Brown Lakewood NY

Feature: Ryan Seekings Warren PA, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Jamie Brown Lakewood NY, Ben Asel Kane PA, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, Chris Ward Erie PA, Lonnie Waldron Brocton NY, James Britt Forestville NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Shayne Erhard Mayville NY

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Preston Matve Jamestown NY, Spencer Shirley Jamestown NY, Timothy Dulmus Ripley NY, Justin Devereaux Lakewood NY, Stub Johnson Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Bobby Rouche Garland PA, Steven Patterson Jamestown NY, Jesse Dash Leon NY

Heat 3: Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Jamie Hebner Stockton NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY, Casey Burch Randolph NY, Dillon Titus Jamestown NY

First Feature: Casey Burch Randolph NY, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Preston Matve Jamestown NY, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, Curt Hansen Sugar Grove PA, Joshua Crull Garland PA, Tom Ellis Jamestown NY, Nate Earle Garland PA, Richard Langer Sherman NY, Jack Seekings Clymer NY

Second Feature: Jamie Hebner Stockton NY, Scott Perrin Garland PA, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Scott Dellahoy Jr. Sinclairville NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY, Spencer Shirley Jamestown NY, Bobby Rouche Garland PA, Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY, Keith Lamb Ashville NY, Tiny Larson Lakewood NY

Lady Challenger

Heat 1: Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Jessica Hallowell Celeron NY, Amanda Swanson North East PA, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Paula Mason Ashville NY

Feature: Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Amanda Swanson North East PA, Jessica Hallowell Celeron NY, Elaine Best Jamestown NY, Paula Mason Ashville NY