August 9th, 2008

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August 9th, 2008 - Chad Carlson Crowned
Budweiser Outlaw Cadet King of the Hill
John Lobb Tobber Racing Super Late Model Winner at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: Back to the 60ís Night sponsored by Arthur R Gren Budweiser and Tobber Racing saw a mixture of clouds and sunshine with thunderstorms passing on both sides of the speedway.

The Outlaw Cadet King of the Hill featured Greg Fenno and Chad Carlson in the final round with Carlson coming from behind for the win.

Joe Buccola Jr. won the first Tobber Racing "Double Nickel" feature event for the Super Sportsman division.

John Lobb led from lap two holding off a late race charge by Chris Hackett to win the Super Late Model feature. It was Lobbís first win of the season.

Ben Reed won the rain shortened second "Double Nickel" feature as Mother Nature once more stopped the racing events.

The first of the two Double Nickel features for the Super Sportsman had Steve Kania and Kelly Frederes on the front row. Kania won the race to turn one and led the first circuit with John Boardman second and Frederes third. Kania lost two spots on lap three and four and Joe Buccola Jr. became the new leader. Kania lost the handle on lap five and caused the first caution of the event. Buccola, Boardman, Frederes, Don McGuire and Wade Watson were the restart leaders. Frederes passed Boardman on the restart for the runner up spot. Boardman nearly spun on lap twelve losing a spot. At the two to go signal Frederes was alongside Buccola then the yellow flew for Watson tagged the wall in turn one. Buccola held on for the win his second of the season.

Scott Gurdak and John Lobb made up the front row for the Super Late Model feature with Darrell Bossard and Rich Gardner in row two and Andy Boozel and Chris Hackett in row three. Twenty-eight racers reported for the event. Gurdak and Lobb were dead even at the end of the first circuit. Lobb had car length on Gurdak on lap two and began to build a lead as Gurdak battled Hackett for second. Jason Dupont was third, Matt Urban fourth and Gardner fifth. Gurdak lost several spot over the next five laps and Lobb had caught the tail end of the field just before he yellow flew for John Volpe facing the wrong was coming out of turn four. Lobb, Hackett, Dupont, Urban and Gurdak were the top five for the lap eleven restart. The yellow flew for Mike Knight stopped against the fence in turn four with thirteen in the books. Twenty-five remained for the restart with Lobb, Hackett, Dupont, Scott Johnson and Gurdak the leaders. Lobb was up against the fence and Hackett in the middle of the speedway with ten laps remaining. Hackett moved up behind Lobb for the final five circuits as they began to encounter lap traffic. Hackett began to press Lobb with two to go but could not muster the speed to make the pass. Lobb finished two car lengths ahead of Hackett. Dupont had problems in turn four on the final lap causing the yellow and checkers to fall together.

Ben Reed started on the pole and led the first lap of the second "Double Nickel" feature for the Super Sportsman division. Bob Hazzard was second with Bob Van Arsdale third. The first yellow appeared with eight laps complete for Wade Watson stopped in turn two. Before the race could be restarted heavy rain ended the nightís events and the race was considered complete just past the half way mark with Ben Reed getting his first win of the season.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Jason Dupont Cyclone PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Merle Terry Erie PA

Heat 2: John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Matt Urban North East PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY

Heat 3: Scott Gurdak, Chris Hackett Erie PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Steve Halpainy Ashville NY

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

E-Mod

Heat 1: Dick Barton, Randy Hall Olean NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Nate Short Niobe NY, Chuck Frye Ashville NY

Heat 2: Greg Johnson Busti NY, Chris Couchenour Jamestown NY, Andy Sweetland Spartansburg PA, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA, Dana Wellington Russell PA

Heat 3: Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, Chad Ramsey Jamestown NY

Outlaw Cadet

King of the Hill: Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Greg Fenno Corry PA, Mike Moore Russell PA, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Troy Dorman Fredonia NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, John Cline Falconer NY, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Chet Sheets Warren PA

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Steve Kania Waterford PA, Wade Watson Ashville NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Tim Nocero Jamestown NY, Dan Nocero Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Mike Kosinski Jamestown NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Don McGuire Harborcreek PA, Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Hank Francis Edinboro PA

First Feature : Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Mike Kosinski Jamestown NY, Dan Nocero Jamestown NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Tim Nocero Jamestown NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, James Leonard Jamestown NY, Bob VanArsdale Portland NY

Second Feature: Ben Reed Brocton NY, Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Bob VanArsdale Portland NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, James Leonard Jamestown NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Mike Kosinski Jamestown NY, Tim Nocero Jamestown NY, Hank Francis Edinboro PA

Spectator

Heat 1: Jermin Strickland Jamestown NY, Anthony Marotto Ashville NY, Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Kyle Bradigan South Dayton NY, Eric Paulus Mayville NY

Heat 2: Joe Rohrer North East PA, Josh Pike Busti NY, Brian Graham Randolph NY, Pat Landy Orchard Pk NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY

Heat 3: Tim Rockwell, John Swabik Sherman NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY

Consolation: Carl Marcy Wattsburg PA, Damon Lewis Salamanca NY, Jay Seekings Jamestown NY, Skip Joslyn Jamestown NY, Stanley Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Eric Maybee Springville NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, Mark Crandall Mayville NY, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY, James Tucker Titusville PA

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Chris Knisley Jamestown NY, Tom Ellis Jamestown NY, Chris Byrne Jamestown NY, Robert Nocero Bemus Point NY, Keith Lamb Ashville NY

Heat 2: Spencer Shirley Jamestown NY, Joe Karash Jamestown NY, Kyle Jackson Ii Cherry Creek NY, Austin Fitzgerald Youngsville PA, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY

Heat 3: Bobby Rouche Garland PA, Jamie Hebner Stockton NY, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY

Lady Challenger

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