June 27th, 2009


June 27th, 2009 - Jared Zimbardi Maplevale Farms Patriot Sprint Winner
Scott Gurdak Wins Super Late Model and E-Mod Feature at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

 Busti, NY: Scott Gurdak won his first of the season in the Super Late Models and Chad Ruhlman thrilled the crowd with a run from nineteenth to second. Gurdak came back later in the evening to win the E-Mod feature also his first of the season.

Jared Zimbardi led the final three laps of the Maplevale Farms ASCS Patriot Sprint A-Main notching his first win at Stateline.

William Pinkney won the first Super Challenger feature his third for the year and Richard Langer won his fourth in the second feature. Tabetha Howard won the Lady Challenger feature her second win of the season.

John Boardman continued to dominate the Super Sportsman division winning his sixth of the season. Paul Norman Jr. won his second of the season in the Outlaw Cadet division. Gary Fisher won his second Spectator feature of the year surviving several cautions for the win.

John Volpe and Pete Alspaugh made up row one of the Super Late Model feature. Row two included Chris Hackett and Dick Barton with Scott Gurdak and Chad Valone in row three. Volpe won the race to turn one on the start and led by three car lengths to ten the first circuit. Doug Ricotta tangled with a tractor tire pushing it onto the speedway bringing out the first caution with two laps complete. Volpe, Gurdak, Hackett, Barton and Doug Eck, up from his eight starting spot, were the top five for the restart. Volpe held on to the lead with Gurdak and Hackett fighting over second. Dennis Lunger was up to fifth as Barton slipped back through the field. Gurdak led the ninth circuit as the high side seemed to be the place to be. Hackett was third with Eck fourth and Lunger fifth. The second yellow appeared for Wendell Pinckney and George LaBarbera with eleven of the twenty-five laps complete. Rod Maloy and Chad Ruhlman passed Lunger on the restart for fifth and sixth. Hackett and Eck put Volpe back to fourth then Ruhlman continued to advance moving into third with six laps remaining. Gurdak caught the rear of the field with five remaining and Ruhlman moved into second. The race remained green for the remaining laps giving Gurdak his first win of the season in heavy lap traffic as Ruhlman’s charge from nineteenth came up one spot short.

Bobby Breen and Bubba Broderick led the ASCS Patriot Sprints onto the speedway for their main event. Bobby Breen led lap one with Broderick a close second. Broderick moved to the high side and led lap two. Broderick quickly built a 15 car length lead as the field was single file around the speedway. The yellow appeared with five laps complete for a slowing car. Broderick, Breen, Bryan Howland, Don Adamczyk and Jared Zimbardi were the restart leaders. Broderick stayed high to retain the lead. The yellow reappeared for a stopped Chris Muhleisen. The field lined up nose to tail for the lap thirteen restart. Zimbardi tested Howland on the restart but could not make the pass. The green only stayed out for one lap as Blake Breen spun to a stop in the exit of turn two. One lap later the point leader Bryan Howland spun for the third yellow losing his third spot and forced to restart at the tail of the field. Bobby Breen was the restart leader passing Broderick on the last restart for the top spot. Zimbardi put Broderick back to third on the restart and began to chase Bobby Breen for the top spot. Adamczyk was fourth wind Gary Kreiss fifth. Blake Breen did a flip with four laps remaining stopping the racing action. Blake Breen was okay but had to retire from the event. Zimbardi was determined to make it a race and beat Breen to the line with two to go and led the next lap. The yellow flew for early leader Broderick on the final lap. Zimbardi was out front with Bobby Breen second and Adamczyk third and that was how it ended giving Zimbardi his first win at Stateline.

Lap one of the Super Sportsman feature ended in yellow with Justin Devereaux and Tom Kosinski tangled up in the exit of turn four. Ron Burgun led. Wade Watson took control after the restart with Burgun second and Dan Nocero third. A smoking Bob Hazzard brought out the second caution with four laps complete. Watson, Burgun and Nocero were the restart leaders. Nocero led lap five with point leader John Boardman up to second from his thirteenth starting spot. Joe Buccola made and appearance in the top five then quickly moved to third putting Watson back to fourth. Boardman chased Nocero until coming for the white when he made the lead taking pass on the back stretch. It was Boardman’s sixth win of the season.

Tyler Green and Darwin Peters tangled in turn two before the completion of the first Outlaw Cadet lap. David Marrs and Bryan Johnson were in row one. A track tire brought out the second caution on the restart. Paul Himes led lap one then Rodney Thoms led lap two just before the yellow flew for Marrs stopped on the edge of the speedway between turns one and two. Himes regained the lead on the restart then fell victim to Paul Norman Jr. on lap four. Chad Carlson and point leader Mike Moore took over second and third as Himes fell to fourth. A lap ten yellow for Leonard Enos allowed the field to close with Norman. Adam Hilyer caused the fifth yellow with eleven laps complete. Norman survived the final four laps winning his second of the year.

Darren Tarabori led the first lap of the E-Mod feature but before the second lap could be complete the yellow flew for John Woodward Jr. and Vic Vena. Dave Lyon was second with Scott Gurdak third and Justin Tatlow fourth. A four car wreck after the restart collected Chad Silleman, Troy Carr and Woodward. Gurdak became the new leader beating Tarabori into turn one on the restart. Lyon was third and Tatlow fourth. Lap three was completed just before the third caution this time for Greg Johnson. Starter Mark Matthews waived off the restart. The second restart of lap four was okay and just as the leaders began lap six several cars were collected in a turn three incident. Bill Peterson and Ron Seeley were among those involved. Gurdak, Lyon, Tarabori, Justin Tatlow and Justin Carlson were the leaders. The restart was marred by another yellow with Chris Couchenour and Seeley involved. Rich Michael grabbed fifth from Tatlow on lap six then began pressing Carlson for fourth. Gurdak led by several car lengths at the half way point. A lap sixteen spin by Anthony Marotto ended the longest green stint of the race with sixteen of the twenty laps complete. Gurdak ran the final four laps unchallenged for his first E-Mod win of the season.

John Mease led lap one of the Spectator feature with Stan Davis Jr. second. A spin by Kyle Bradigan brought out the yellow with three complete. Gary Fisher was second after the restart and Mease retained the lead. Davis was third with Clarence Dickerson Sr. fourth. Matt Bove spun on lap five for the second caution. Fisher took the top spot from Mease after the restart then the third caution occurred this time for Matt Harvey and Shane Erhard. Two laps later another multicar incident for yellow four. Fisher, Davis and Chad Schauers were the restart leaders. With five laps remaining Schauers passed Davis for second. With two laps to go Brian Wilson had troubles in turn four for caution five. Schauers spun trying to pass Fisher on the final lap. It was Fishers second win in 2009.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Chad Valone Warren PA, Chris Hackett Corry PA, Dennis Lunger Jr. Albion PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Wally Fox Cooperstown PA

Heat 2: Scott Gurdak Spring Creek PA, Pete Alspaugh Russell PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA

Heat 3: Dick Barton Ashville NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY

Feature: Scott Gurdak Spring Creek PA, Chad Ruhlman Bemus Point NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, Chris Hackett Corry PA, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Chad Valone Warren PA, Dennis Lunger Jr. Albion PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Wally Fox Cooperstown PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Andy Kania Waterford PA, Ted Kosinski Lakewood NY, Nathan Short Niobe NY, Doug Ricotta Warsaw NY, Pete Alspaugh Russell PA, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA, Wendell Pinckney Albion PA, Ryan Scott Garland PA

ASCS Patriot Sprints

Heat 1: Bubba Broderick, Brookfield CT, Don Adamczyk Williamsville NY, Scott Bonnell Fairview PA, Bobby Breen Savannah NY, Kyle Moffit South Dayton NY

Heat 2: Bobby Kerrick Stanley NY, Jared Zimbardi Little Valley NY, Gary Kreiss, Chris Muhleisen Arkport NY, Ray Preston Romulus NY

Heat 3: Bryan Howland Auburn NY, T.J. Newton Batavia NY, Gary Troutman Andover NY, Bruce Dewick Batavia NY, Chris Shuttleworth Wellsville NY

Dash: Scott Bonnell Fairview PA, Chris Muhleisen Arkport NY, Gary Kreiss, Bruce Dewick Batavia NY, Brad Knab Delevan NY, Kyle Drum Wayland NY

A-Main: Jared Zimbardi Little Valley NY, Bobby Breen Savannah NY, Don Adamczyk Williamsville NY, Gary Kreiss, Scott Bonnell Fairview PA, Gary Troutman Andover NY, TJ Newton Batavia NY, Bryan Howland Auburn NY, Bobby Kerrick Stanley NY, Kyle Moffit South Dayton NY, Kyle Drum Wayland NY, Chris Muhleisen Arkport NY, Brad Knab Delevan NY, Bubby Broderick Brookfield CT, Ray Preston Romulus NY, Bruce Dewick Batavia NY, Blake Breen Savannah NY, Jeff Frasier Montour Falls NY, Derek Jonathan Lewistown NY, Chris Shuttleworth Wellsville NY


Heat 1: David Shagla Sugar Grove PA, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Greg Johnson Busti NY, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Steve Huling Kennedy NY

Heat 2: Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Brian Fardink Sherman NY, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA

Heat 3: Dave Lyon Corry PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Mike Munsee Corry PA, Vic Vena Shinglehouse PA, Tim Rockwell Salamanca NY

Heat 4: Darren Tarabori Galeton PA, Chris Couchenour Jamestown NY, John Kelsey Sherman NY, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Kevin Decker Erie PA

Consolation: Dave Atkinson Saegertown PA, Troy Carr Kennedy NY, Mike Eschrich Mt. Jewett PA, Bill Peterson Olean NY, Alex Froman Lakewood NY, Anthony Marotto Ashville NY, Randy Raynor Fredonia NY, Shane Crotty Corry PA, Chet Sheets Warren PA, Rob Middleton Russell PA

Feature: Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Dave Lyon Corry PA, Darren Tarabori Galeton PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Mike Munsee Corry PA, Brian Fardink Sherman NY, Tim Rockwell Salamanca NY, Mike Eschrich Mt. Jewett PA

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Leonard Enos Russell PA, Mike Moore Russell PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY

Heat 2: Tyler Green Corry PA, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Adam Hilyer Sheffield PA, John Cline Kennedy NY, Rodney Thoms Sherman NY

Feature: Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Darwin Peters Jr. Olean NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, John Cline Kennedy NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Leonard Enos Russell PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Tom Kosinski Lakewood NY, Ron Burgun Brocton NY, Justin Devereaux Lakewood NY, Mike Genco Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Jake Eller McKean PA, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Jamestown NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY

Feature: John Boardman Jamestown NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Jamestown NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Jake Eller McKean PA, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Mike Genco Jamestown NY, Ron Burgun Brocton NY, Justin Devereaux Lakewood NY


Heat 1: Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Gary Fisher North East PA, Clarence Dickerson Sr. Kennedy NY, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY

Heat 2: Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Jason Seekings Jamestown NY, Stanley Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Damon Lewis Salamanca NY, Brian Wilson Jamestown NY

Heat 3: Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY, Kevin Hill Gowanda NY, Nathan Earle Garland PA, Ken Lamp Jr. Erie PA, Brad Beckstrom Frewsburg NY

Feature: Gary Fisher North East PA, Kyle Bradigan South Dayton NY, Stanley Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Kevin Hill Gowanda NY, Damian Bidwell Eldred PA, Wade Mohawk Gowanda NY, Dave Tackett, Jr. Ripley NY, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, Ken Lamp Jr. Erie PA

Super Challenger

First Feature: William Pinkney Ashville NY, Bobby Rouche Garland PA, Chris Knisley Jamestown NY, Ben Preston Youngsville PA, Fred McClenahan Union City PA, Joshua Crull Garland PA, Matt Gruber Sugar Grove PA, Allen Haskins, Joshua Warner Jamestown NY, Bobby Ormsby

Second Feature: Richard Langer Sherman NY, Rick Karash Jamestown NY, Joe Karash Jamestown NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Luke Rutsky Warren PA, Jonathan Hagg Youngsville PA, Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY, Lance Ferrand Tiona PA, Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY

Lady Challenger

Feature: Tabetha Houser North East PA, Elaine Best Jamestown NY, Cassi Dunn Garland PA, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Annemarie Reed Erie PA, Tiffany Best Jamestown NY, Tawny Crocker Pittsfield PA, Mary Hammond Bemus Point NY, Natalie Hilyer Erie PA, Kasey Hammond Bemus Point NY