August 16th, 2008

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August 16th, 2008 - Boom Briggs Wins Tobber Racing Super Late Model Feature
Tim Rockwell Crowned Budweiser Spectator King of the Hill
at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

 

Busti, NY: Mother Nature finally cooperated and delivered a perfect racing evening for the Budweiser/Arthur R. Gren and Tobber Racing sponsored events. The Spectator "King of the Hill" qualifying led off the events and Tim Rockwell took home the title and $1,000 for his efforts.

Joe Rohrer won Spectator feature after Rockwell suffered a flat with five laps remaining.

Chad Carlson led from green to checkers for his fourth win in the Outlaw Cadet feature.

Randy Hall won for the first E-Mod feature for his fifth out of five tries.

Stephanie Hilyer won her third Lady Challenger feature and Jessica Hallowell the second.

Kyle Jackson II won two of the four Super Challenger feature, Rick Karash and Bobby Rouche won the others.

Boom Briggs swapped the lead with John Lobb several times in the Super Late Model feature but was out front when the checkers flew for his second win of the season.

Rich Gardner successfully defended his Super Late Model King of the Hill Challenge title defeating Andy Kania in the five lap match race.

Chris Withers won the caution filled Spectator second feature.

Mike Kosinski passed Tim Nocero late in the Super Sportsman feature for his first win of the season.

Justin Carlson won the second E-Mod feature surviving a late race charge by Randy Hall for his first win of the season.

A series of early yellows put Mike Moore near the front of the Outlaw Cadet feature and he led from the first lap for his fourth win of the season.

Spectator feature number on saw Jermin Strickland led the first circuit then the yellow flew for Brian Graham spun to a stop coming out of turn two. Tim Rockwell grabbed the lead after the restart and led lap two then yellow number two happened for Alex Froman the point leader stopped in the exit of turn two. Froman left the speedway on the hook. Rockwell, Stickland and Joe Rohrer were the restart leaders. The third yellow occurred on lap five for Carl Marcy. Caution four occurred on lap eight as Lee Myers sat facing the wrong direction in turn four. Rockwell suffered a flat on lap ten turning the lead over to Rohrer and Mike Moon moved to second with John Swabik third. Moon was unable to close with Rohrer giving him his first win of the season.

Chad Carlson and Greg Fenno led the Outlaw Cadets to the green in their first feature of the night. Carlson quickly built a five car length lead over Fenno with point leader Mike Moore five lengths behind Fenno. The race stayed green until lap seven when Chet Sheets slowed to a stop in the middle of the back straight. The restart was waived off by started Mark Matthews but the second was okay. Carlson controlled the restart and Paul Norman moved up to challenge Moore for the third spot. Carlson led by several car lengths with two to go as did Fenno over Moore and Norman. Norman beat Moore to the line for third and Carlson took checkers number four for the season.

The first E-Mod feature was brought to the speedway by Scott Gurdak and Chris Couchenour. Randy Hall and Justin Carlson were in row two with Greg Johnson and Dick Barton in row three. Gurdak won the race to turn one taking the early lead. A heavily smoking Barton stopped trying to gain the pit entrance bringing out the caution with three laps completed. Gurdak, Carlson, Hall and Couchenour made up the front two rows for the restart. Carlson led lap four putting Gurdak back to second then one lap later Hall beat Gurdak to the line to take the runner up spot. Ron Seeley brought out the second caution with eight of the twenty laps complete. One lap after the restart Hall passed Carlson to become the new race leader. Cale Crocker brought out the third caution with fourteen down. One lap later several cars tangled for caution four. Hall brought his smoking ride to line for his fifth win of the season and Greg Johnson edged Gurdak at the line for third.

John Lobb, Boom Briggs, Andy Kania, Greg Oakes, Mike Knight and Scott Johnson made up the first three rows of the Super Late Model main event. Point leader Rich Gardner started twelfth and second in points Doug Eck ninth. Eck had troubles on the first lap along with Ryan Scott to bring out the caution before the completion of a lap causing a complete restart of the event. Everyone made it by the flag stand on the second start with Lobb at the front of the pack. Briggs led lap two and Knight settled into third. Mike Coyle brought out the second caution with five laps complete. Briggs, Lobb, Knight, Scott Gurdak and Scott Johnson were the restart leaders. Lobb came back to lead lap six and led the next three before once more losing the lead to Briggs. Knight jumped the cushion in turn four and tagged the wall bringing out caution three with eleven of the twenty-five laps complete. Lobb swapped the top spot again with Briggs then the yellow flew two laps later for Bump Hedman. Lobb, Briggs, Johnson, Matt Urban and Chris Hackett led at the restart. Urban passed Johnson for third on lap fifteen and Briggs used the high groove to return as the leader one lap later. Briggs was into lap traffic on lap twenty with fifteen car length advantage over Lobb. Lobb nearly caught Briggs at the checkers as heavy lap traffic slowed the leader. It was the second win of the season for Briggs.

A lap two yellow slowed the second Spectator feature with Tim Rockwell the leading. Chris Withers was second followed by John Swabik, Joe Rohrer and Alex Froman. The yellow reappeared immediately after the green for Jordan John. Withers moved up alongside Rockwell after the restart and led lap four just before a yellow for John Mease and Jim Tucker. Kevin Golden had problems on the restart for yellow number four. Just one more lap was complete before the fifth yellow for John Kelsey, then yellow six on the restart, yellow seven on the next restart and eight on the next, nine on the next. Withers led lap eight and nine then the tenth caution flew for Dave McClanahan. The eleventh yellow flew with the checkers on lap twelve giving Withers his second of the season.

Wade Watson, Jake Eller and Steve Kania were the first three across the line on the first lap of the Super Sportsman feature. A lap two caution slowed the race. The second yellow flew on the restart. Kania led lap two with Watson second and Ben Burgess third. Burgess spun collecting Eller and Ben Reed for yellow number three. It was three wide after the restart but Kania held on to the lead. Tim Nocero was second followed by Watson. Yellow four fell and Kania lost out on the restart slipping to third as Nocero and Mike Kosinski both got by. The fifth yellow flew for Bob Hazzard with seven laps complete. Kosinski passed Nocero for the lead just before the two to go signal and ran the final three laps unchallenged for his first of the season.

Nathan Short was the early leader in the second E-Mod feature with Chris Couchenour second, Chuck Frye third and Justin Carlson fourth. A caution on lap one, one on lap two and another on lap three slowed the event. Carlson took the lead from Short on the lap three restart. At the half way point Carlson led by nearly a full straight away. With thirteen laps complete the yellow flew for Andy Sweetland. Carlson, Short, Greg Johnson, Jason Genco, Chad Silleman and Randy Hall, from his twenty second starting spot, were the restart leaders. Short used the low groove to lead lap fourteen then spun on lap fifteen for the fifth yellow. Carlson, Johnson, Genco, Hall and Silleman were the leaders. Hall was second with two laps remaining five car lengths behind Carlson. Hall climbed the fence on the last lap but recovered enough to finish third behind Carlson and Johnson.

The first lap of the second Outlaw Cadet feature was also marred by a caution. Mike Lozowski and Troy Dorman were the leaders. Lozowski spun on the restart for the second caution putting Paul Himes in the lead with Dorman second and Mike Moore third. Moore led the first complete lap with Himes second and Dorman third. Greg Fenno moved in to second with four lap complete followed by John Cline in third. Moore ran the final laps unchallenged for his fourth of the season.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA, Scott Gurdak, Matt Urban North East PA, Pete Alspaugh Russell PA

Heat 2: Mike Knight Ripley NY, Boom Briggs Bear Lake PA, Chris Hackett Erie PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY

Heat 3: Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY

Feature: Boom Briggs Bear Lake PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Matt Urban North East PA, Chris Hackett Erie PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Scott Gurdak, Pete Alspaugh Russell PA, Wally Fox Cooperstown PA, Steve Halpainy Ashville NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Chad Valone Warren PA, Jason Dupont Cyclone PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Mike Bihler Albion PA, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Mike Coyle Jamestown NY, Mike Knight Ripley NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY

E-Mod

Heat 1: Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Chuck Frye Ashville NY, Andy Sweetland Spartansburg PA, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Wayne Mohawk Irving NY

Heat 2: Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Chris Couchenour Jamestown NY, Greg Johnson Busti NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY

Heat 3: Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Nate Short Niobe NY, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Chad Ramsey Jamestown NY, Jamie Erhard Mayville NY

Consolation: Randy Hall Olean NY, Darren Talubori Galeton PA, Brian Fardink Sherman NY, Rick Pratschler Saegertown PA, Chuck Hart Union City PA

First Feature: Randy Hall Olean NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Greg Johnson Busti NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Chris Couchenour Jamestown NY, Chad Ramsey Jamestown NY, Tim Peterson Wilcox PA, Nate Short Niobe NY, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Jason Genco Jamestown NY

Second Feature: Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Greg Johnson Busti NY, Randy Hall Olean NY, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Chuck Frye Ashville NY, Chad Ramsey Jamestown NY, John Boyd Waterford PA

Outlaw Cadet

First Feature: Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Greg Fenno Corry PA, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Glen Slaney Union City PA, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, John Cline Kennedy NY, Mike Lozowski North East PA, Brian Crandall Stockton NY

Second Feature: Mike Moore Russell PA, Greg Fenno Corry PA, John Cline Kennedy NY, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Troy Dorman Fredonia NY, John Cline Falconer NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Glen Slaney Union City PA, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Mike Kosinski Jamestown NY, Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, James Leonard Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Jake Eller McKean PA, Dan Nocero Jamestown NY, Tim Nocero Jamestown NY, Bob VanArsdale Portland NY, Ben Reed Brocton NY

Feature: Mike Kosinski Jamestown NY, Tim Nocero Jamestown NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Dan Nocero Jamestown NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Bob VanArsdale Portland NY, James Leonard Jamestown NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Hank Francis Edinboro PA, Jake Eller McKean PA

Spectator

Consolation 1: Tyler Green Corry PA, Jermin Strickland Jamestown NY, Jessup Baker Mayville NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Tiny Larson Lakewood NY, Bryon Johnson Jr.Ashville NY, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY

Consolation 2: Kyle Bradigan South Dayton NY, Stanley Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, James Tucker Titusville PA, Wade Mohawk Gowanda NY, Kevin Hill Gowanda NY, Mark Crandall Mayville NY, Jerry Fish Jamestown NY

First Feature: Joe Rohrer North East PA, Mike Moon Brocton NY, John Swabik Sherman NY, Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Jermin Strickland Jamestown NY, Anthony Marotto Ashville NY, Damon Lewis Salamanca NY, Carl Marcy Wattsburg PA, Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Kyle Bradigan South Dayton NY

Second Feature: Chris Withers Waterford PA, Tim Rockwell, John Swabik Sherman NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Carl Marcy Wattsburg PA, Damon Lewis Salamanca NY, Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Gary Fisher North East PA, Kyle Bradigan South Dayton NY, Jermin Strickland Jamestown NY

King of the Hill: Tim Rockwell, Chris Withers Waterford PA, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Joe Rohrer North East PA, John Swabik Sherman NY, John Kelsey Jamestown NY, Gary Fisher North East PA, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Anthony Marotto Ashville NY, Josh Pike Busti NY

Super Challenger

First Feature: Kyle Jackson Ii Cherry Creek NY, Spencer Shirley Jamestown NY, Austin Fitzgerald Youngsville PA, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Casey Burch Randolph NY, Gary Bedow Titusville PA, Steven Patterson Jamestown NY

Second Feature: Joe Karash Jamestown NY, Jamie Hebner Stockton NY, Chris Byrne Jamestown NY, Bobby Rouche Garland PA, Chris Knisley Jamestown NY, Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA, Roger Hall Ashville NY, Robert Nocero Bemus Point NY, Scott Dellahoy Jr. Sinclairville NY

Third Feature: Kyle Jackson Ii Cherry Creek NY, Casey Burch Randolph NY, Ronnie Yachetta Jamestown NY, Nate Earle Garland PA, Brandon Troutman Jamestown NY, William Pinckney Jamestown NY, Chris Byrne Jamestown NY, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA, Jimmy Diabo Sinclairville NY, Robert Hallowell Celeron NY

Fourth Feature: Bobby Rouche Garland PA, Austin Fitzgerald Youngsville PA, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Joe Karash Jamestown NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY, Scott Perrin Garland PA, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Dillon Titus Jamestown NY, Chris Knisley Jamestown NY, Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY

Lady Challenger

First Feature: Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Amanda Swanson North East PA, Elaine Best Jamestown NY, Ginger John Steamburg NY, Tawny Crocker Pittsfield, PA, Jessica Hallowell Celeron NY

Second Feature: Jessica Hallowell Celeron NY, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Tawny Crocker Pittsfield, PA, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Elaine Best Jamestown NY, Amanda Swanson North East PA, Mary Lou Keith Clymer NY, Ginger John Steamburg NY