July 5th, 2008


July 5th, 2008 - Chad Carlson and Mike Moore Win
Gary Ottaway Outlaw Cadet Double Nickel Memorial Races
Chris Hackett Wins Budweiser King of the Hill and Super Late Feature
 at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: Mother Nature delivered a perfect summer race night for the Gary Ottaway Outlaw Cadet Double Nickel Memorial event sponsored by Ottaway NAPA. The Super Late Models qualified using single elimination match races to determine the feature lineup and the 2008 Super Late Model Budweiser King of the Hill. Twenty-eight Super Late Models were on-hand for the Arthur R Gren King of the Hill where Chad Ruhlman lost the title to Chris Hackett. Chad Carlson started second but finished first to take the first of the Double Nickel Outlaw Cadet features holding off a late race charge by pole sitter Kelly Frederes. Elaine Best won the Lady Challenger feature. Super Late Model driver Doug Eck beat Scott Gurdak in his E-Mod in the Special King of the Hill Challenge and Chad Valone beat Jason Dupont in the regular King of the Hill Challenge after Dupont suffered engine problems. Aron Dascomb won the Spectator feature on the final turn as long time leader John Kelsey nearly spun in the caution filled event. Chris Hackett continued his win streak beating Doug Eck on the final lap of the Super Late Model feature for his first win of the season. Scott Perrin won the first Super Challenger feature and Travis Darling won the second. Jim Leonard led every lap of the Super Sportsman feature for his first of the season. Mike Moore won the final Outlaw Cadet Double Nickel event passing Steve Moynihan on lap eight of the fifteen lap event.

Kelly Frederes and Chad Carlson led the Outlaw Cadets on to the speedway for the first Outlaw Cadet feature. Frederes led Carlson by two car lengths after the first circuit then trialed Carlson by a car length at the end of the second. Carlson had a fifteen car length lead at the end of five laps with Frederes still second and Glen Slaney third. The first yellow flew for Mike Beatman slowing on the backstretch with eight of the fifteen laps complete. Frederes was able to stay with Carlson after the restart. The second yellow appeared with ten complete. Frederes moved up along side Carlson as the two to go signal was given then trailed Carlson for the white. Carlson held on beating Frederes by a car length at the checkers.

Buzz Phearsdorf and Zachery Downes brought out the caution on lap one of the Spectator feature then another yellow flew for Josh Pike on the restart. Chad Schauers and David McClenahan brought the field around for the third attempted start with twenty-two of the twenty-six starters still on the speedway. McClenahan led the first full circuit and the second before the yellow flew for several cars tangled in turn two. Caution number four occurred on the restart for Skip Joslyn. McClenahan led lap three with Gary Fisher, John Kelsey and James Britt three wide for second. Fisher hit the backstretch wall for caution five with just three laps complete. Caution six for Matt Harvey after contact with Mike Moon. Caution six occurred on the restart. Kelsey led lap six then caution seven occurred for Jamie Brown. Kelsey, Alex Froman, McClenahan, Aron Dascomb and Moon were the restart leaders. Caution eight occurred one lap later and then the ninth caution with ten complete. Brown brought out the tenth caution with eleven laps complete and twelve cars remaining. Kelsey nearly spun on the final lap allowing Aron Dascomb to win the event with Froman second.

Matt Urban and Chad Ruhlman were on the front row for the twenty-five lap Super Late Model feature. Urban led the first circuit with Hackett second. Chad Ruhlman brought out the first yellow with a spin in turn two on the second lap. Urban, Hackett, Darrell Bossard, Andy Boozel and Doug Eck were the restart leaders. On the restart the caution appeared for George LaBarbera then several car tangled in turn two but only LaBarbera was charged with the caution. Bump Hedman stopped coming out of turn two for caution three. Hackett and Urban ran side by side for lap two then Hackett led lap three. Eck moved up to challenge Hackett as Urban faded to third then fourth. Eck beat Hackett to the flag to lead lap six and the yellow flew for Scott Gurdak stalled in the pit entrance with eight laps complete. Eck, Hackett, Rich Gardner, Darrell Bossard and Urban were the top five for the lap nine restart. Hackett tested Eck on the restart but Eck remained the leader. Darrell Bossard, running fourth, pulled into the infield on lap twelve as Rod Maloy moved into the top five and Gardner passed Hackett for the second spot. Eleven laps remained with twenty-two of the original twenty-nine racers remaining. Eck led with Hackett and Gardner tied for second. Hackett stayed high with Eck in the low groove. A lap nineteen spin by John Volpe for caution five forced a single file restart before the six remaining laps. Eck, Hackett, Gardner, Maloy and Urban were the leaders. Two more laps were put into the books before caution six for Randy Lobb in turn two. Adam Ferri moved into the top five on the restart and Hackett was able to catch Eck. Hackett was along side Eck under the white then made the pass down the backstretch on the final lap for his first win of the season.

Jim Leonard was the early Super Sportsman feature race leader with Wade Watson second and Chris Kuschel third. Bob Van Arsdale spun in turn one for the first and only yellow with seven laps completed. With five laps remaining Leonard had a twenty car length advantage over Watson. Leonard easily won the event for his first of the season.

Several cars were bumping and banging on the initial start of the E-Mod feature including race leaders Kyle Bedell and Greg Johnson. The yellow appeared as the first lap ended. Johnson edged Bedell at the end of lap three and Rich Michael did the same one lap later. A multi-car incident in turn one on lap six sent several cars to the pits. Johnson, Michael, Bedell, Justin Carlson and Tom Hagberg were the leaders. Johnson and Michael swapped the lead over the next two laps then the yellow flew for fourth running Carlson, collecting several other cars in the yellow. The top three remained the same for the restart with Hagberg now fourth and from his thirteenth starting spot Dave Lyon fifth. Two laps later Scott Gurdak made an appearance in the top five and the yellow flew again. With nine laps complete the fifth caution occurred. Just past half way another yellow slowed the event. Michael passed Johnson on the backstretch but the yellow flew again and Michael was aligned in the second spot for the restart. Gurdak was third with Bedell fourth and Hagberg fifth. Michael spun with seven laps remaining relinquishing the second spot to Gurdak. Lyon was third, Hagberg fourth and Ron Seeley fifth. Gurdak caught Johnson with four laps remaining and just nipped Johnson at the finish for his second of the season.

The last race of the evening was the final half of the Ottaway Double Nickel for the Outlaw Cadets. A lap two caution for Mike Beatman slowed the event as John Cline led. Chris Ottaway lost the handle on lap three for the second caution just after Brian Crandall moved into the top spot. Crandall spun on lap five leaving Moynihan the leader with Mike Moore second and Paul Briggs third. Moynihan was just able to hold the lead with Moore second. Moore made the pass on lap eight with Glen Slaney moving up to challenge Moynihan for second. Slaney was second on lap eleven as Moore led by three car lengths. The white flag was followed by the yellow setting up a one lap dash for the win. Moore won the dash and his third feature of the season.

Super Late Model:

King of the Hill Challenge: Chad Valone Warren PA, Jason Dupont Cyclone PA

King of the Hill:

Round 1: Greg Oakes, Bump Hedman
Round 2: Ryan Scott, Andy Kania
Round 3: Chris Hackett, Steve Halpainy
Round 4: Greg Johnson, Scott Gurdak
Round 5: Rich Gardner, George LaBarbera
Round 6: Jason Dupont, Jeff Hoffman
Round 7: Dan Maxim, Adam Ferri
Round 8: Chad Ruhlman, Scott Johnson
Round 9: Chad Valone, John Volpe
Round 10: John Lobb, Mike Coyle
Round 11: Andy Boozel, Pete Alspaugh
Round 12: Matt Urban, Merle Terry
Round 13: Rod Maloy, Wally Fox
Round 14: Doug Eck, Randy Lobb
Round 15: Darrell Bossard, Greg Oakes
Round 16: Chris Hackett, Ryan Scott
Round 17: Rich Gardner, Greg Johnson
Round 18: Jason Dupont, Dan Maxim
Round 19: Chad Ruhlman, Chad Valone
Round 20: Andy Boozel, John Lobb
Round 21: Matt Urban, Rod Maloy
Round 22: Darrell Bossard, Doug Eck
Round 23: Chris Hackett, Rich Gardner
Round 24: Chad Ruhlman, Jason Dupont
Round 25: Matt Urban, Andy Boozel
Round 26: Chris, Hackett, Darrell Bossard
Round 27: Chad Ruhlman, Matt Urban
Round 28: Chris Hackett, Chad Ruhlman

Feature: Chris Hackett Erie PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Adam Ferri Pt Colborne Ontario, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Matt Urban North East PA, Chad Valone Warren PA, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Chad Ruhlman Bemus Point NY, Merle Terry Erie PA, Wally Fox Cooperstown PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Dan Maxim Erie PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA, Jeff Hoffman Clarendon PA, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA, Mike Coyle, Pete Alspaugh Russell PA, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Scott Gurdak, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Greg Johnson Busti NY


Heat 1: Kyle Bedell Little Valley NY, Craig Bedell Little Valley NY, Brian Fardink Sherman NY, Andy Sweetland Spartansburg PA, David Lyon Corry PA

Heat 2: Greg Johnson Busti NY, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Carl McKinney Pittsfield PA

Heat 3: Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Chuck Hart Union City PA, Dana Wellington Russell PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA

Feature: Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Greg Johnson Busti NY, David Lyon Corry PA, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Chris Couchenour Jamestown NY, Nate Short Niobe NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Brian Fardink Sherman NY

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, John Cline Kennedy NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, John Cline Falconer NY

Heat 2: Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Leonard Enos Russell PA, Glen Slaney Union City PA, Mike Moore Russell PA, Chris Ottaway Sherman NY

Feature: Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Glen Slaney Union City PA, John Cline Kennedy NY, Leonard Enos Russell PA, Mike Moore Russell PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Chris Ottaway Sherman NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Troy Dorman Fredonia NY

Second Feature: Mike Moore Russell PA, Leonard Enos Russell PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Paul Briggs, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, John Cline Falconer NY, Leonard Enos Russell PA, Troy Dorman Fredonia NY

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, James Leonard Jamestown NY, Ben Reed Brocton NY

Heat 2: Jake Eller McKean PA, Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Dan Nocero Jamestown NY, Chris Kuschel Brocton NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA

Feature: James Leonard Jamestown NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Chris Kuschel Brocton NY, Dan Nocero Jamestown NY, Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Jake Eller McKean PA, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Tim Nocero Jamestown NY


Heat 1: Tyler Green Corry PA, Pat Landy Orchard Pk NY, Jermin Strickland Jamestown NY, Stanley Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Skip Joslyn Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Lee Myers Gerry NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Eric Paulus Mayville NY, Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Anthony Marotto Ashville NY

Heat 3: Buzz Phearsdorf Little Valley NY, James Britt Forestville NY, John Kelsey Jamestown NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY, John Swabik Sherman NY

Consolation: Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Zachary Downes Erie PA, Jessup Baker Mayville NY, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, Bryon Johnson Jr Ashville NY, Marc Luce Randolph NY, Barry Muschoweck Hinsdale NY, Jerry Fish Jamestown NY, Tiny Larson Lakewood NY

Feature: Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, John Kelsey Jamestown NY, Buzz Phearsdorf Little Valley NY, James Britt Forestville NY, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, David McClenahan Corry PA

Super Challenger

First Feature: Scott Perrin Garland PA, Kyle Jackson Ii Cherry Creek NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY, Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Rick Karash Jamestown NY, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA, Dillon Titus Jamestown NY, Preston Matve Jamestown NY, Scott Dellahoy Jr. Sinclairville NY, Brandon Barr Lakewood NY

Second Feature: Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Bobby Rouche Garland PA, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Jesse Dash Leon NY, Aaron Restivo Gerry NY, Junior Surrena Jamestown NY, Roger Hall Ashville NY, Steven Patterson Jamestown NY, Robert Hallowell Celeron NY

Lady Challenger

Feature: Elaine Best Jamestown NY, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Jessica Hallowell Celeron NY, Kim Schenck Kennedy NY, Hilary Scott Garland PA, Paula Mason Ashville NY, Tawny Crocker Garland PA, Amanda Swanson North East PA