September 6th, 2008

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September 6th, 2008 - Tim Rockwell wins both Corry Lumber Spectator "Double Nickels", Justin Carlson Wins E-Mod Championship and Matt Urban Super Late Winner at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: Clouds then sunshine greeted fans for the Corry Lumber Double "Double Nickels" at Stateline Speedway. Twin features for the Spectator and Challenger divisions headlined the night’s event.

Dana Haner beat Jeff Lamb to the finish winning the first of four Super Challenger features. Robert Hallowell rubbed fenders with Casey Burch for several laps before taking the lead to win the second Super Challenger feature.

Tim Rockwell took a controversial win in the first half of the Spectator "Double Nickel" then came from the back to win the second.

Matt Urban narrowly defeated Darrell Bossard to keep his Super Late Model King of the Hill Challenge title.

Glen Slaney charged through the Outlaw Cadet field to win his fourth of the season from his twelfth starting spot.

Greg Johnson won the final point race for the E-Mods but fell just short of the title as Justin Carlson salvaged a poor starting spot and involvement in two cautions to win the E-Mod Point Championship.

Matt Urban charged by Chris Hackett to win his second Super Late Model feature of the year.

A late race incident allowed Dan Nocero to close with and then pass Tim Nocero for his third win of the season.

Stephanie Hilyer came from seventh passing early leader Elaine Best to win the second Lady Challenger feature her sixth of the season.

Joshua Beckstrom passed early leader Austin Fitzgerald to win the third Super Challenger feature and Jamie Hebner won the fourth and final race for the Super Challengers.

The first feature for the Spectators was brought onto the speedway by Jermin Strickland and Gary Fisher. Brandon Pierce and Tim Rockwell were in row two with Brandon Groters and Anthony Marotto in row three. The first yellow occurred on lap two for Kevin Hill stopped in the pit gate. Strickland was the leader with Rockwell second and Fisher third. Rockwell led the second circuit with Groters second and Strickland a distant third. Rockwell entered lap traffic on lap five and lengthened his lead over Groters. Lap traffic nearly took out the leaders on lap eight then one lap later the yellow flew for Stan Davis Jr. Rockwell, Groters and point leaders Alex Froman, from his fourteenth starting spot, were the top three. Twenty-seven of the thirty-three starters remained for the restart. Rockwell won the dash to turn one with Groters on his bumper. Two more laps were completed before the third yellow of the race. Again Rockwell controlled the restart with Groters applying the pressure. Groters moved along side at the white flag. Rockwell cutoff Groters on the exit of turn two then barely beat Groters to the line for his second win of the season.

The second and final Spectator feature event saw Bob Vogt Jr. on the pole with Pat Landy alongside. John Kelsey and Dave McClenahan were in row two with Joe Rohrer and Tyler green in row three. Vogt led the first lap with Kelsey second and Rohrer third. Kevin Golden brought out the first caution on lap three. Mike Moon grabbed third on the restart then a four car tangle occurred when Kelsey was spun in front of the field. Brandon Groters and Dave McClenahan were unable to continue. Vogt remained the leader with Rohrer second and Moon third. Rohrer moved up alongside Vogt on lap four then the yellow flew for Kelsey. Vogt continued to hang on the lead after the restart but Tim Rockwell the winner of the first feature moved up to challenge. The fourth yellow occurred with seven laps complete. Vogt, Rockwell, Rohrer were the top three. Vogt pulled off the speedway right after the green relinquishing the top spot to Rockwell. Moon was second with Rohrer alongside. The green only stayed out three laps until Pat Landy and Nate Lester both stopped with mechanical problems. Four laps remained after the restart and twenty-two cars. Rockwell ran the final laps unchallenged and Rohrer nipped Moon at the finish for second.

Brian Crandall grabbed the early lead in the Outlaw Cadet main event an led the first four circuits until overtaken by John Cline just before the first yellow. Cline, Chad Carlson and Kelly Frederes were the lap five restart leaders. Three laps after the restart the second yellow appeared, this time for Troy Dorman and John H. Cline. The green was immediately followed by a yellow for Jim Irwin. Point leader Mike Moore spun several times down the front stretch on the restart for the fourth yellow. Moore pulled into the pits during the caution. Cline, Carlson and Glen Slaney were the leaders. The leaders tangled on the restart ending with Frederes spinning collecting John H Cline and Paul Norman Jr. Slaney was second for the restart with Carlson third. One lap after the restart Slaney took the top spot. With eleven laps complete the sixth yellow occurred. Cline lost another spot on the restart as Carlson took second. Slaney drove away from the field over the final laps for his fourth win of the season.

The final point feature for the E-Mods featured Mike Munsee on the pole with Nate Short second. Munsee was leading by several car lengths when the yellow flew for point leader Justin Carlson with two laps complete. One lap after the restart John Boyd brought out the second yellow. The third yellow happened with four complete. Dana Wellington spun collecting Carlson. Second in points Greg Johnson took the top spot on lap five with Munsee second and Scott Gurdak third. Once again the yellow appeared this time for Andy Loomis. The battle was for second as Johnson moved away from Munsee and Gurdak. A lap twelve spin by Shane Crotty caused caution six. Johnson remained the leader after the restart. Johnson ran unchallenged to the checkers finishing first in the race and second in the points as Carlson held on to a seventh place finish and the point Championship.

Doug Eck, Scott Johnson, Matt Urban, Chris Hackett, Chad Valone and John Lobb made up the top three rows for the Super Late Model feature. Eck, injured in a racing incident last Sunday, was the early leader. Hackett passed Johnson for the runner up spot on lap three but not before Eck had built nearly a straightaway lead. Urban was the next to pass Johnson as six laps were complete. The race remained green as Eck tackled lap traffic on lap nine. Eck suffered suspension failure on lap eleven slowing dramatically. Hackett was the new leader with Urban on his bumper. Urban charged by Hackett using the top of the speedway with seven laps remaining. Hackett was unable to close the gap over the final laps and Urban went on to win his second of the season.

Tim Nocero powered away from the field on the start of the Super Sportsman feature. By lap seven Nocero led John Boardman by twenty car lengths. Joe Buccola Jr. was third. Bob Van Arsdale brought out the caution with nine laps complete. Ben Reed stalled for the second caution on the restart and Steve Kania stopped in the infield then pulled into the pits under the yellow. Nocero, Boardman and Buccola led for the restart. The leaders tangled on the restart, Buccola was involved along with Boardman, Jake Eller and Ben Burgess. Tim Nocero remained the leader for two more laps after the restart before being over taken by Dan Nocero. Bob Hazzard was third and Wade Watson fourth. Dan Nocero cruised through the final laps for his third win of the season.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Matt Urban North East PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY

Heat 2: Chad Valone Warren PA, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Scott Gurdak

Heat 3: Chris Hackett Erie PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Dan Maxim Erie PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY

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

E-Mod

Heat 1: Nate Short Niobe NY, Chad Ramsey Jamestown NY, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Wayne Mohawk Irving NY, John Lacki Sinclairville NY

Heat 2: Mike Munsee Corry PA, Greg Johnson Busti NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Vic Vena Shinglehouse PA, Brian Fardink Sherman NY

Feature: Greg Johnson Busti NY, Mike Munsee Corry PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Nate Short Niobe NY, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Vic Vena Shinglehouse PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Wayne Mohawk Irving NY, Brian Fardink Sherman NY, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: John Cline Kennedy NY, John Cline Falconer NY, James Irwin Sherman NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Chet Sheets Warren PA

Heat 2: Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Glen Slaney Union City PA, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Mike Moore Russell PA

Feature: Glen Slaney Union City PA, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, John Cline Kennedy NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, James Irwin Sherman NY, Kelly Frederes Jamestown NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Chet Sheets Warren PA, Troy Dorman Fredonia NY

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, James Leonard Jamestown NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Dan Nocero Jamestown NY, Jake Eller McKean PA

Feature: Dan Nocero Jamestown NY, Tim Nocero Jamestown NY, Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, James Leonard Jamestown NY, Ben Reed Brocton NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY

Spectator

First Feature: Tim Rockwell Salamanca NY, Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Lester Shoff, Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Jermin Strickland Jamestown NY, Carl Marcy Wattsburg PA, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Tyler Green Corry PA

Second Feature: Tim Rockwell Salamanca NY, Joe Rohrer North East PA, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, Lester Shoff, Anthony Marotto Ashville NY, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Jay Seekings Jamestown NY

Super Challenger

First Feature: Dana Haner Sugar Grove PA, Jeff Lamb Panama NY, Kyle Jackson Ii Cherry Creek NY, Dillon Titus Jamestown NY, Brandon Troutman Jamestown NY, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Nate Earle Garland PA, Randy Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Thomas Froman Ashville NY

Second Feature: Robert Hallowell Celeron NY, Casey Burch Randolph NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY, Scott Perrin Garland PA, Spencer Shirley Jamestown NY, Ralph Patterson Jamestown NY, Jamie Hebner Stockton NY, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Shawn Seekings Mayville NY, Dave Tackett Jr. Ripley NY

Third Feature: Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Dana Haner Sugar Grove PA, Randy Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Dillon Titus Jamestown NY, Thomas Froman Ashville NY, Justin Devereaux Lakewood NY, Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY, Nate Earle Garland PA, Casey Hansen Sugar Grove PA

Fourth Feature: Jamie Hebner Stockton NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY, Scott Perrin Garland PA, Bobby Rouche Garland PA, Robert Hallowell Celeron NY, Jesse Dash Leon NY

, Dave Tackett Jr Ripley NY, Keith Lamb Ashville NY, Casey Burch Randolph NY, Roger Hall Ashville NY

Lady Challenger

First Feature: Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Amanda Swanson North East PA, Tawny Crocker Pittsfield PA, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Mary Hammond Bemus Point NY, Elaine Best Jamestown NY, Natalie Hilyer Erie PA, Jessica Hallowell Celeron NY, Paula Mason Ashville NY

Second Feature: Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Jessica Hallowell Celeron NY, Elaine Best Jamestown NY, Natalie Hilyer Erie PA, Mary Hammond Bemus Point NY, Tawny Crocker Pittsfield PA, Amanda Swanson North East PA