June 7th, 2008

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June 7th, 2008 - Tom Hagberg and Nathan Short
Magnum Graf-X and Finns Auto Sales and Service E-Mod Double Nickel Winners
Randy Lobb Super Late Model Winner
At Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: Magnum Graf-X and Finnís Auto Sales and Service sponsored the E-Mod Double Nickel events at Stateline Speedway. Twenty-six E-Mods were on hand for the double events. Tom Hagberg led all but the first lap of the first half of the Double Nickel surviving several cautions in the twenty lap race.

Chad Valone regained his Super Late Model King of the Hill Challenge title defeating Bump Hedman in the five lap match race.

The Stateline "Two" seater saw plenty of action with first George and Barb LaBarbera running a few laps in Outlaw Cadet heat number two and then Wally Fox and daughter Anita ran a few hot laps.

John Kelsey passed early leader Mike Moon with three laps remaining for his first Spectator win of the season.

John Boardman won his third Super Sportsman feature.

Randy Lobb won a hotly contested battle with last weeks feature winner Doug Eck to notch his first Super Late Model win of the season.

Nathan Short won the second half of the E-Mod special nipping Justin Carlson at the line. A three lap dash between the two "Double Nickel" winners was won by Tom Hagberg.

Chad Carlson won the Outlaw Cadet feature from his eighth starting spot.

Stephanie Devereaux won the Lady Challenger feature. Travis Darling was awarded the first Super Challenger win and Dillon Titus the second.

Tom Hagberg and Vic Vena made up the front row for the first E-Mod Double Nickel feature. David Lyon and Jason Genco were in row two with Joe Weber and Carl McKinney in row three. Vena led Hagberg by a car length at the end of lap one then three cars tangled in lap two for an early caution. Hagberg was able to beat Vena into turn one on the restart to lead lap two. Dave Lyon was third with Jason Genco fourth. Four more cars tangled on lap four for the second caution of the event. Hagberg, Lyon and Vena made it three wide on the restart but Hagberg remained the leader. Genco lost two spots as Jack Young and Justin Carlson grabbed fourth and fifth. With eight laps complete the third yellow appeared for a twin spin in turn one. The restart leaders were Hagberg, Vena, Lyon, Young and Carlson. One lap after the restart the fourth yellow, Wayne Anderson, Dana Wellington and Chuck Hart were involved. Lyon and Vena waged a fierce battle for the second spot for the next three laps then Greg Johnson slowed causing caution five with nine laps remaining. Hagberg continued to run the high line giving Vena and Lyon the bottom but neither could best him. The seventh yellow flew for Brian Fardink, Kyle Scott and Andy Sweetland. Vena nearly jumped the next restart but Hagberg prevailed with six laps to go. Yellow number eight for Rick Loomis and Hart occurred with just three laps remaining. The drivers did not stay in single file for the restart forcing head starter Mark Matthews to throw the green then the yellow. Hagberg could not be passed giving him the first E-Mod feature win on the evening and his first in 2008.

Ryan Seekings led the first circuit of the Spectator feature. Mike Moon quickly moved to second from his sixth starting spot. Twin spins caused the first caution with four laps complete. Twenty-seven of the thirty-two starters remained for the lap five restart. First Gary Fisher slowed in turn two then four cars tangled in turn four including Anthony Marotto and Chad Schauers for the second yellow before another lap could be completed. Moon, Seekings and John Kelsey were the leaders after the restart. Stan Davis Jr. lost the handle collecting Tyler Green for the third yellow with nine laps complete. Kelsey pushed Seekings high on the next circuit allowing Aron Dascomb to take third and Kelsey second. Green had more troubles bringing out the fourth yellow with Brandon Pierce. Moon, Kelsey, Dascomb, Alex Froman and Jermin Strickland were the top five for the restart with three laps remaining. Moon got a little wide in thru four on the restart lap allowing Kelsey the bottom and the lead on the next lap. Davis slowed to a stop in turn one for caution five setting up a two lap dash for the win. Kevin Golden slid into the infield on the restart but the green stayed out. Kelsey survived a white flag charge by Moon for his first win of the year.

Jim Leonard was the early leader then pulled into the pits on the yellow for Ben Reed on lap two. Ben Burgess led for the restart but John Boardman was the first into turn one. Just before the lap ended Reed brought out the second yellow. Hank Francis nosed into the turn two fence for caution three on the next restart. Wade Watson made hard contact with the turn four concrete at the drop of the green for caution four, still with just one lap complete. Lap two was finally completed with Boardman the leader and Dan Nocero second. Kelly Frederes ran third followed by Burgess a distant fourth. The race settled down after the rocky start running several laps under green until a spin by Reed brought out the fifth caution. Boardman and Nocero ran nose to tail until the final lap when Nocero made an unsuccessful attempt to get under Boardman.

Last weeks feature winner Doug Eck along with Dan Maxim brought the Super Late Models out for their feature event. Maxim had problems in the first turn collecting Matt Urban for the first caution before the first lap was complete. The second start worked as Eck led the first circuit. Greg Johnson stopped for the second caution. Eck, Randy Lobb, Bump Hedman, John Lobb and Chris Hackett were the restart leaders. It was three wide for second on the restart with Randy Lobb the winner and brother John third and Hedman fourth. Randy Lobb passed Eck on the next circuit to lead lap five. Hackett, Hedman and Mike Knight touched while contesting the fourth spot bringing out the third caution with eight laps complete. Hackett pulled off with mechanical problems after the restart stopping in the pit entrance for caution four. Randy Lobb remained the race leader after the restart with Eck trailing by five car lengths with ten laps to go. Mike Knight passed John Lob for third on lap fifteen then Eck on lap sixteen just before the yellow flew for Johnson in turn three. Eck rejoined the battle for the lead on the restart and led lap nineteen followed by a spin by Knight in turn one for the sixth caution. Eck slowed on the exit of turn two losing the lead to Randy Lobb on back stretch but regaining it at the finish line. Randy Lobb continued his quest regaining the lead with three laps to go and taking the checkers with three car lengths over Eck.

Twenty-two E-Mods reported to the speedway for the second "Double Nickel" feature. Nate Short was on the pole and led the first lap followed by Shane Crotty. The yellow flew on lap three for Brett Van Guilder. Carl McKinney, Vic Vena and Kyle Scott brought out the second yellow. Al Crocker moved into second after the restart as Short remained on the point. Jason Genco was third with Chris Couchenour fourth and Crotty fifth. Crocker moved under Short on lap six but could not make the pass. The top three began to out distant the remaining cars and had nearly a straight away lead at the half way mark. Mechanical problems caused Chuck Hart to spin for the third yellow and a spin by Dave Lyon on the restart caused the fourth. Short, Crocker, Genco, Couchenour and Justin Carlson were the top five. Carlson was third one lap after the restart. The fifth yellow for Dana Wellington and Scott slowed the race with eight laps remaining. Carlson bested Crocker for the runner up spot on lap fifteen as Short led. With two to go Short led Carlson by three car lengths as they both ran the high groove. The final yellow of the event occurred on the white flag lap. Short, Carlson, Crocker, Genco and the first "Double Nickel" feature winner Tom Hagberg was in the fifth spot. Short just barely held off Carlson at the finish for the win.

Paul Himes led the first lap of the Outlaw Cadet feature, lap two was slowed by an early caution. Himes, Chad Carlson from his eighth starting spot, Chris Ottaway from sixth and Kelly Frederes from tenth were the restart leaders. Carlson led lap two as Himes and Frederes contested the second spot. Frederes was scored in the second spot after lap three just before the second yellow for Steve Moynihan with mechanical problems. Leonard Enos brought out the yellow after the restart with Everett Enos and Brian Crandall spinning after the yellow appeared. Frederes passed Carlson on the restart lap with Troy Dorman third. Dorman slowed on lap six allowing point leader Mike Moore and Paul Norman by. Carlson battled back to take the lead from Frederes at the half way point and Ottaway moved to fifth behind Norman. With two laps remaining Carlson led Frederes by several car lengths and Moore was a distant third. Carlson led the final two for his first checkers of the season.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Chris Hackett Erie PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Dennis Lunger Jr. Corry PA, Matt Urban North East PA, Chad Valone Warren PA

Heat 2: John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Dan Maxim Erie PA, Pete Alspaugh Russell PA, Greg Johnson Busti NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY

Heat 3: Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY

Feature: Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Pete Alspaugh Russell PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Dennis Lunger Jr. Corry PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA, Wally Fox Cooperstown PA, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Greg Johnson Busti NY, Chris Hackett Erie PA, Dan Maxim Erie PA, Matt Urban North East PA

King of the Hill Challenge: Chad Valone Warren PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA

E-Mod

Heat 1: Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Kyle Scott Garland PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Chris Couchenour Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Vic Vena Shinglehouse PA, Joe Weber Erie PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Al Crocker, Nate Short Niobe NY

Heat 3: David Lyon Corry PA, Carl McKinney Pittsfield PA, Jack Young Thompson OH, Greg Johnson Busti NY, Brian Fardink Sherman NY

Feature: Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Vic Vena Shinglehouse PA, David Lyon Corry PA, Jack Young Thompson OH, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Carl McKinney Pittsfield PA, Mike Munsee Corry PA, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Al Crocker, Chris Couchenour Jamestown NY

Second Feature: Nate Short Niobe NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Al Crocker, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Chris Couchenour Jamestown NY, Greg Johnson Busti NY, Mike Munsee Corry PA, Dereck Frank Youngsville PA, Shane Crotty Corry PA

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Glen Slaney Union City PA, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Troy Dorman Fredonia NY, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY

Heat 2: Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Leonard Enos Russell PA, Christopher Ottaway Sherman NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, John Cline Kennedy NY

Feature: Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Christopher Ottaway Sherman NY, Leonard Enos Russell PA, Glen Slaney Union City PA, John Cline Kennedy NY, Troy Dorman Fredonia NY, John Cline Falconer NY

Super Sportsman

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

Heat 2: Dan Nocero Jamestown NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY

Feature: John Boardman Jamestown NY, Dan Nocero Jamestown NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Chris Kuschel Brocton NY, Jake Eller McKean PA, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Bob VanArsdale Portland NY, Ben Reed Brocton NY

Spectator

Heat 1: Gary Fisher North East PA, John Kelsey Jamestown NY, David McClenahan Corry PA, Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY

Heat 2: Tyler Green Corry PA, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, Jermin Strickland Jamestown NY, Jamie Brown Lakewood NY, John Mease Jamestown NY

Heat 3: John Swabik Sherman NY, Josh Pike Lakewood NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Brian Graham Randolph NY, Bryon Johnson Jr. Ashville NY

Feature: John Kelsey Jamestown NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Jermin Strickland Jamestown NY, John Swabik Sherman NY, Anthony Marotto Ashville NY, James Britt Forestville NY, Jessup Baker Mayville NY, John Mease Jamestown NY

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Jeff Lamb Panama NY, Casey Burch Randolph NY, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA

Heat 2: Jamie Hebner Stockton NY, Scott Perrin Garland PA, Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Dillon Titus Jamestown NY

Heat 3: Preston Matve Jamestown NY, Richard Langer Sherman NY, Andy Melice Sugar Grove PA, Jesse Dash Leon NY, Nate Earle Garland PA

First Feature: Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Scott Perrin Garland PA, Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Jesse Dash Leon NY, Junior Surrena Jamestown NY, Richard Langer Sherman NY, Gary Linger Jr. Sherman NY, Chris Byrne Jamestown NY, Justin Devereaux Lakewood NY

Second Feature: Dillon Titus Jamestown NY, Preston Matve Jamestown NY, Bobby Rouche Garland PA, Chris Knisley Jamestown NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Andy Melice Sugar Grove PA, Nate Earle Garland PA, Michael Genco Jr. Jamestown NY, Earl Brightman Cassadaga NY

Lady Challenger

Heat 1: Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Jessica Hallowell Celeron NY, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Elaine Best Jamestown NY, Thi Genco

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