August 23rd, 2008

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August 23rd, 2008 - Bryan Howland and Blake Breen ASCS Patriot Sprint Winners
 Chris Hackett Super Late Model Winner
at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: The third appearance of the season for the American Sprint Car Series Patriot Sprints was finally run in perfect racing weather. The evening’s events were sponsored by Ed Shults of Warren PA and the first feature was the makeup feature from the last appearance of the Patriot Sprints. Bryan Howland made a late race pass on Jared Zimbardi to win the first Sprint feature and Blake Breen won the second in race which saw seven lead changes.

Scott Gurdak won the King of the Hill Challenge stealing the crown from Rich Gardner.

Dan Nocero used a mid-race restart to grab the lead and the win in the Super Sportsman feature event.

Chris Hackett charged by early leader Rod Maloy on lap fifteen of the Super Late Model feature for his third win of the season.

Glen Slaney dominated the last half of the Outlaw Cadet feature for his third win.

Scott Gurdak won his third of the season in the E-Mod division from his seventh starting spot.

Aron Dascomb won his second of the season taking the lead with five laps remaining.

Jessica Hallowell was the Lady Challenger winner, Brandon Troutman and Bobby Rouche won the Super Challenger features.

Jared Zimbardi lost the race to turn one in the first Patriot Sprint feature to Don Adamczyk, Bryan Howland was third. Adamczyk hit lap traffic on lap seven allowing Zimbardi to close but a spin by Kyle Moffitt brought out the first caution of the race. Eight laps were complete. Adamczyk remained in control after the restart then fell victim to a slide job by Zimbardi on lap fifteen then lost second to Howland. Lap traffic became a factor as Zimbardi battled with Howland for the lead. Howland dived under Zimbardi in heavy lap traffic grabbing the lead with five laps remaining. Howland ran unchallenged through the remainder of the race for the win his third of the season and first at Stateline Speedway.

Wade Watson led the first circuit of the Super Sportsman feature with John Boardman second and Jake Eller third. Joe Buccola Jr. started eleventh and moved into the top five just before a lap eight spin by Hank Francis for the first yellow. Watson, Boardman, Dan Nocero, Buccola and Eller were the restart leaders. Nocero used the restart to gain the top spot right after the restart. At two to go Nocero led by several car lengths with Buccola second and Watson third. Nocero won the race his second of the season.

Twenty-one Patriot sprints reported to the speedway for their feature event, Justin Barger and Jimmy Broderick were in row one with Blake Breen and Chris Muhleisen in row two. After a four wide salute to the fans the field took Mark Mathews green with Broderick the leader of the first lap. Breen fought back and led lap two. Joe August flipped in turn two on lap three bringing out the red flag. August was okay but his race car required a wrecker to return to the pits. Bryan Howland moved into third on the restart lap. Broderick used the high side to regain the lead on lap five. Lap traffic became a factor on lap ten as Breen regained the lead on lap twelve then lost to Broderick on the next lap. Breen moved back in front on lap twenty and Broderick began to lose ground to Breen as the two to go signal was given. Breen won by ten car lengths over Broderick with Howland third.

Rod Maloy and Chad Valone were on the front row for the Super Late Model feature and stayed side by side for the first circuit and Valone just edged Maloy for the lead on lap two. Andy Kania was third with Chris Hackett and Rich Gardner fighting for fourth. Valone tangled with the turn three concrete on lap five nearly turning over and bringing out the caution. Maloy won the dash to turn one with Kania, Gardner and Hackett in a three way battle for the runner up spot. Maloy hugged the bottom with Kania high with ten laps complete. Hackett was solidly in third and Gardner a close fourth. Hackett made the pass on Kania on lap twelve and Gardner moved up to challenge Kania for third. Hackett charged to the front on lap fifteen as Maloy began to struggle. Gardner moved into the second spot on lap eighteen with Maloy third, Doug Eck fourth and Andy Boozel fifth. Five laps remained when the second yellow happened for Greg Johnson and Nate Short. Gardner tested Hackett on the restart but could not make the pass. Gardner managed to get to Hackett’s door handle on the last lap but lost by a car length at the finish.

Brian Crandall and Glen Slaney finished lap one of the Outlaw Cadet feature side by side. Slaney prevailed on lap two just before the yellow flew for Robert Middleton and Paul Himes. Slaney led after the restart with Crandall second and Steve Moynihan third. Crandall lost two spots on the next two laps moving Moynihan to second and John Cline to third. Troy Dorman, Paul Norman and Chad Carlson pushed Crandall back three more spots as the race approached the half way mark. Slaney dominated the remaining laps for his third win in 2008.

Ron Seeley and Jason Genco brought the E-Mods onto the speedway for their main event. Seeley led Genco by a nose at the end of lap one and Genco returned the favor on lap two. Scott Gurdak was third with Chad Silleman fourth and Nate Short fifth. Gurdak was second as the caution flew for Justin Tatlow and Tom Norland. Genco, Gurdak, Short, Seeley and Silleman were the restart leaders. Mike Munsee gained the top five right after the restart and stole fourth from Seeley on lap nine. Gurdak took the lead from Genco just before the second caution of the event for Brian Fardink. Gurdak, Genco, Short, Munsee and Seeley led. Munsee and Silleman made contact on lap eleven putting Munsee around for the third yellow. Silleman was sent to the tail by head started Mark Mathews on the restart and Stu Burton left the speedway on the hook. Gurdak held on to the top spot but could not shake Genco. A lap fifteen spin by Rich Michael caused caution four. A four car tangle with Greg Johnson, Jamie Erhard, Shane Crotty and Chad Ramsey were involved for caution five. Gurdak led Genco across the finish line by three car lengths for his third win.

Thirty Spectators took the green in their feature event with Skip Joslyn the early leader. Debris on the front straight caused the first caution with two laps complete. Two more laps were completed before the next caution after Skip Jackson stopped on the speedway at the exit of turn two. The restart was quickly followed by the third yellow for Carl Marcy. Three laps later caution four with Joslyn still out front. Bob Vogt Jr. was second. Vogt dived under Joslyn on the restart and led lap eight. Kevin Golden lost a wheel on lap nine for caution five. Aron Dascomb was second with five laps remaining. Mike Moon brought out the sixth yellow with four laps remaining. Vogt, Dascomb, Joslyn and Tim Rockwell were the restart leaders. Vogt slowed trailing smoke after the restart turning the lead over to Dascomb an Rockwell. Brandon Groters made an appearance in the top three as the race ended with Dascomb returning to the winners circle for the second time.

ASCS Patriot Sprints:

First Feature: Bryan Howland, Jared Zimbardi, Scott Bonnell, Blake Breen, Don Adamczyk, Chris Muhleisen, Dave Wickham, John Schuyler, Gary Troutman, Jimmy Broderick, Jared Fink, Scott Kreutter, Brad Knab, Joe August Jr., Jeremy Barnard, Robbie Shuttleworth, Bobby Breen, Kyle Moffit, Justin Barger

Heat 1: Jimmy Broderick, Dave Wickham, Justin Barger, Jared Zimbardi, Scott Bonnell

Heat 2: Chris Muhleisen, Blake Breen, Scott Kreutter, Howard Singer, Gary Troutman

Heat 3: John Schuyler, Bryan Howland, Robbie Shuttleworth, Joe August Jr., Brad Knab

Feature 2: Blake Breen, Jimmy Broderick, Bryan Howland, Chris Muhleisen, Justin Barger, Dave Wickham, John Schuyler, Scott Bonnell, Don Adamczyk, Jared Zimbardi, Howard Singer, Brad Knab, Scott Kreutter, Jared Fink, Ray Preston, Gary Troutman, Derek Jonathan, Jeremy Barnard, Joe August Jr., Robbie Shuttleworth

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Rod Maloy Panama NY, Steve Halpainy Ashville NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Matt Urban North East PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA

Heat 2: Chad Valone Warren PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Scott Gurdak, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA

Heat 3: Andy Kania Waterford PA, Chris Hackett Erie PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, Boom Briggs Bear Lake PA

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

E-Mod

Heat 1: Chris Couchenour Jamestown NY, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Chuck Hart Union City PA, John Boyd Waterford PA

Heat 2: Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Chuck Frye Ashville NY, Nate Short Niobe NY, Mike Munsee Corry PA, Wayne Mohawk Irving NY

Heat 3: Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA, Stu Burton Franklinville NY, Brian Fardink Sherman NY, Rick Loomis Sugar Grove PA

Feature: Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Nate Short Niobe NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA, Mike Munsee Corry PA, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, Chuck Frye Ashville NY, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1:
Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, John Cline Falconer NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Troy Dorman Fredonia NY, Chet Sheets Warren PA

Heat 2: Glen Slaney Union City PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY

Feature: Glen Slaney Union City PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, John Cline Falconer NY, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Troy Dorman Fredonia NY, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, John Cline Kennedy NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Jake Eller McKean PA, Hank Francis Edinboro PA

Heat 2: Ben Reed Brocton NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Dan Nocero Jamestown NY

Feature: Dan Nocero Jamestown NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, James Leonard Jamestown NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Jake Eller McKean PA, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Bob VanArsdale Portland NY, Ben Reed Brocton NY

Spectator

Heat 1: Bryon Johnson Jr. Ashville NY, Skip Joslyn Jamestown NY, Stanley Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Pat Landy Orchard Pk NY, Jerry Fish Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Tyler Green Corry PA, Jay Seekings Jamestown NY, Jermin Strickland Jamestown NY, Kyle Bradigan South Dayton NY

Heat 3: Joe Rohrer North East PA, Lester Shoff, Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, John Kelsey Jamestown NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY

Feature: Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Tim Rockwell, Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Eric Paulus Mayville NY, Jermin Strickland Jamestown NY, Kyle Bradigan South Dayton NY, Joe Rohrer North East PA, Lester Shoff, John Kelsey Jamestown NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Casey Burch Randolph NY, Joe Karash Jamestown NY, Bobby Rouche Garland PA, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY

Heat 2: Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Kyle Jackson Ii Cherry Creek NY, Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Jamie Hebner Stockton NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY

Heat 3: Spencer Shirley Jamestown NY, Dillon Titus Jamestown NY, Brandon Troutman Jamestown NY, William Pinckney Jamestown NY, Brandon Barr Lakewood NY

First Feature: Brandon Troutman Jamestown NY, Dillon Titus Jamestown NY, Scott Perrin Garland PA, Tim Walters Jamestown NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Nate Earle Garland PA, William Pinckney Jamestown NY, Jimmy Diabo Sinclairville NY, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA, Justin Devereaux Lakewood NY

Second Feature: Bobby Rouche Garland PA, Jamie Hebner Stockton NY, Joe Karash Jamestown NY, Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY, Spencer Shirley Jamestown NY, Preston Matve Jamestown NY, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Chris Knisley Jamestown NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY

Lady Challenger

Heat 1: Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Amanda Swanson North East PA, Elaine Best Jamestown NY, Paula Mason Ashville NY, Ginger John Steamburg NY

Feature: Jessica Hallowell Celeron NY, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Amanda Swanson North East PA, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Elaine Best Jamestown NY, Paula Mason Ashville NY, Ginger John Steamburg NY, Leslie Armstrong Erie PA