August 1st, 2009



August 1st, 2009 - Rain Ends Applebee Motorsports E-Mod Invasion
Rod Maloy Wins Super Late Model Feature
at Stateline Speedway
By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: The Applebee Motorsports E-Mod Invasion at Stateline Speedway started in near perfect weather but was cut short by rain. Fifty-six E-Mods were on hand for the qualifying events and it took five heats and two consolation races to decide the 26 starters, the remaining cars were scheduled to run in a $1,000 to win feature race. All qualifying was completed then threatening rain forced management to move the Super Late Model feature up in the schedule and Rod Maloy won the rain shortened event stopped after twenty laps. It was Malloy’s second win of the season. After a brief rain delay Elaine Best won the Lady Challenger feature her second of the season. Then the  rain returned on the final lap of the first Super Challenger feature won by Dana Haner and the evening ended.

            Rod Maloy and Dennis Lunger were on the front row for the Super Late Model feature with Scott Johnson and Randy Lobb in row two and Chris Hackett and point leader Chad Valone in row three. Maloy led the first circuit with Lunger a distant second and Johnson third. Mike Knight was fourth with Hackett alongside for firth. Knight moved up to third just be for the first yellow. George LaBarbera and Nathan Short were involved in the yellow. Maloy, Lunger, Knight, Johnson, Valone and Hackett were the lap five restart leaders. Knight was second at the end of five with Valone third, Johnson fourth and Hackett fifth. A lap nine spin by Doug Ricotta caused the second yellow of the event. Maloy continued to hug the inside and Knight tried to find the grip to pass on the outside while Valone sat in third. On lap fifteen Valone moved under Knight and made the pass stick just before the yellow flew for Chevy Scott who had stopped in turn four.  Knight moved down behind Maloy after the restart as Valone tried the high side. Bruce Hordusky spun with eighteen complete and Hackett pulled in to the pits. Maloy, Valone, Knight, Johnson and Scott Gurdak were the restart leaders. Merle Terry was turned on the back straight collecting Ryan Scott for yellow number three with six laps remaining and rain starting to fall. As the yellow proceeded the rain grew in intensity and the race was called complete with Maloy getting the checkers.


Super Late Model

Heat 1: Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Mike Knight Ripley NY, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA

Heat 2: Dennis Lunger Jr. Albion PA, Chris Hackett Corry PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Ron Davies Warren PA, Merle Terry Erie PA

Heat 3: Rod Maloy Panama NY, Chad Valone Warren PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Dutch Davies Warren PA

Feature: Rod Maloy Panama NY, Chad Valone Warren PA, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Scott Gurdak Spring Creek PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Dennis Lunger Jr. Albion PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, Nathan Short Niobe NY, Doug Ricotta Warsaw NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Andy Kania Waterford PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, George Labarbera Sugar Grove PA, Merle Terry Erie PA, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Chris Hackett Corry PA, Bruce Hordusky Erie PA, Ron Davies Warren PA, Ted Kosinski Lakewood NY, Chevy Scott Garland PA, Mike Coyle Jamestown NY, Pete Alspaugh Russell PA


Heat 1: Greg Johnson Busti NY, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Chad Ruhlman Bemus Point NY, Vic Vena Shinglehouse PA, Dave Atkinson Saegertown PA

Heat 2: Jack Young Thompson OH, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY, Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, Shawn Shingledecker Franklin PA, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA

Heat 3: Dave Lyon Corry PA, Mike Munsee Corry PA, Joel Watson Conneaut OH, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Tim Rockwell Salamanca NY

Heat 4: Ron Davies Warren PA, Randy Hall Olean NY, Al Cressley Garland PA, Tim Peterson Wilcox PA, Joe Weber Erie PA

Heat 5: Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY, Bill Peterson Olean NY, Kyle Bedell Little Valley NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY

Consolation 1: Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Dave Atkinson Saegertown PA, Tim Rockwell Salamanca NY, Nathan Hall East Otto NY, Chris Couchenour Jamestown NY, Kevin Decker Erie PA, John Boyd Waterford PA, Troy Carr Kennedy NY, John Kelsey Sherman NY, Darren Tarabori Galeton PA

Consolation 2: Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Joe Weber Erie PA, Dan Davies Warren PA, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA, Chris Peterson Erie PA, Anthony Marotto Ashville NY, Alex Froman Lakewood NY, Mark Gilbert Ripley NY, Andy Loomis Warren PA

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Glen Slaney Union City PA, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Leonard Enos Russell PA

Heat 2: Tyler Green

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Tom Kosinski Lakewood NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Bryan Ester Erie PA, Eric Ester Erie PA, Ron Burgun Brocton NY

Heat 2: Joe Buccola Jr. Jamestown NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Pete Volpe Lakewood NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY


Heat 1: Kevin Hill Gowanda NY, Jason Seekings Jamestown NY, Brad Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Brian Wilson Jamestown NY, Nathan Earle Garland PA

Heat 2: Damon Lewis Salamanca NY, Stanley Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY, Ben Asel Kane PA, John Britt Dunkirk NY

Heat 3: Mike Moon Brocton NY, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Gary Fisher North East PA, Clarence Dickerson Sr. Kennedy NY

Super Challenger

First Feature: Dana Haner Sugar Grove PA, William Pinkney Ashville NY, Chris Knisley Jamestown NY, Jamie Hebner Stockton NY, Steve Haight Warren PA, Brandon Troutman Jamestown NY, Tyler Little, Jonathan Hagg Youngsville PA, Dustin Lamb Ashville NY, Bob Leonard Ashville NY

Lady Challenger

Feature: Elaine Best Jamestown NY, Tabetha Houser North East PA, Natalie Hilyer Erie PA, Paula Mason Ashville NY, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Cassi Dunn Garland PA, Annemarie Reed Erie PA, Brenda Jackson Jamestown NY, Nicole Walter Warren PA, Sherrie Jackson Jamestown NY