May 2nd, 2009

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May 2nd, 2009 - Randy Hall Wins Roberts Trucking/ Craiger Race Engines Super "E" E-Mod Feature
Mike Knight Wins Super Late Feature at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: Mother Nature delivered a dry but cool night for Roberts Trucking/Craiger Race Engines Super "E" night at Stateline Speedway. Chad Valone turned a lap in memory of Carlen Lee Pierce after his Super Late Model heat win. Mike Knight held off Bob Close to win the Super Late Model Super "E" feature. Kyle Bradigan led from green to checkers for the Spectator win. John Kline won the Outlaw Cadet feature for his first of the season. Randy Hall came from eighth to win the E-Mod Super "E" caution filled event. Jake Eller passed Pete Volpe with four laps remaining in the Super Sportsman feature for his first win of the season. Stephanie Hilyer won the Lady Challenger feature. Bobby Rouche and Casey Burch were the Super Challenger winners.

Rod Maloy and Andy Boozel were on the front row for the Roberts Trucking/Craiger Race Engines Super "E" Super Late Model feature event. Dick Barton and Randy Lobb were in row two. Lap one ended with a yellow as George LaBarbera, Scott Gurdak and Greg Oakes tangled in turn four. Maloy, Barton, Randy Lobb, Chad Valone and John Lobb were the restart leaders. Point leader Andy Boozel went into the pits with a flat during the yellow and returned to join the rear of the field before the restart. Maloy led lap two which also ended with a yellow for John Lobb who had stopped in the exit of turn two. Lap three was followed by the third yellow this time for Dennis Lunger spun between turns three and four. The restart ended with another yellow. Maloy had lost the lead to Barton but the lap did not count so Maloy remained the leader with Barton on his outside. Randy Lobb third, Mike Knight fourth and Valone fifth. Barton took the lead away again but Ryan Scott stopped for the yellow. Barton once again charged past Maloy but only led one lap losing the lead to Mike Knight who lead lap five. Knight had and ten car length with ten complete with Maloy second, Barton third and Bob Close fourth from his eleventh starting spot. Close continued to move up taking third from Barton on lap thirteen to challenge Maloy for second. Maloy tangled with the lap car of Doug Eck allowing Close the runner up spot. Then Eck slowed bringing out the caution with five laps remaining. Close took the top spot and led lap twenty one then Knight came back to regain the lead on twenty-two. Knight ran the remaining three laps unchallenged for the win.

Kyle Bradigan and Kevin Golden led the early laps of the Spectator feature. The yellow appeared for Chad Schauers with four laps complete. Brandon Groters appeared in the top five after the restart and was third with seven laps complete when the yellow appeared for Damian Bidwell. Bradigan, Golden and Groters were the restart leaders. Steve Keith brought out the yellow with nine complete. Golden lost second to Groters on the restart. With two laps remaining Groters had caught Bradigan but could not make the pass giving Bradigan his first win of the season.

John Kline came from sixth to lead the first lap of the Outlaw Cadet feature. Paul Himes was second with Chad Carlson third. Himes lost second to Carlson on lap three. Carlson tried high and low to find away around Kline through the remaining laps but Kline held on for his first win of the season.

Twenty-six E-Mods started the Roberts Trucking/Craiger Race Engines Super "E" E-mod feature. Justin Tatlow and Gary Fisher were in row one with Vic Vena and John Woodward Jr. in row two. Wayne Mohawk and John Kelsey tangled on the start for a caution before the completion of a lap. Tatlow, Vena and Fisher were the first to complete lap one. A smoking Chad Silleman was third. Greg Johnson then Hall passed Silleman and Vena went to the front. Johnson passed Tatlow for second just one lap later. Johnson got tangled with lap traffic and Randy Hall grabbed the top spot as Vena slowed losing second to Johnson. The yellow flew with twelve laps compete for John Kelsey. Hall, Johnson, and Vena were the restart leaders. Two more laps were complete then Woodward and Tatlow tangled for the fourth yellow. Tim Peterson slowed to a stop in turn two on the restart for the fifth yellow. Woodward brought out yellow six with fifteen laps complete. Then yellow seven on the restart for several cars in tangled in turn two. Rich Michaels grabbed fourth on the restart as Hall controlled the point. Hall easily led the final circuits for his third win in three starts.

Ron Burgun was on the pole for the Super Sportsman event and led the first four laps giving way to Pete Volpe. The first caution appeared with five complete for Mike Genco. The next two attempted restarts also ended in yellows. A slowing Steve Kania brought out caution four with nine in the books. Volpe, Jake Eller and John Boardman were the restart leaders. Eller muscled by Volpe on lap eleven for the top spot. Boardman got out of shape and lost third to Joe Buccola Jr. on the next circuit then regained the spot one lap later. Eller won the race with Volpe third and point leader John Boardman second.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Doug Eck Corry PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Mike Knight Ripley NY, Chevy Scott Garland PA

Heat 2: Chris Hackett Corry PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Bob Close Eldred PA, Dennis Lunger Jr. Albion PA

Heat 3: Chad Valone Warren PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA, Ed Carley Freedom NY

Feature: Mike Knight Ripley NY, Bob Close Eldred PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Chad Valone Warren PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Scott Gurdak Spring Creek PA, Dennis Lunger Jr. Albion PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA, Ed Carley Freedom NY, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Nathan Short Niobe NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Chevy Scott Garland PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Chris Hackett Corry PA

E-Mod

Heat 1: Mike Munsee Corry PA, Alex Froman Lakewood NY, Vic Vena Shinglehouse PA, Dan Davies Warren PA, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA

Heat 2: Randy Hall Olean NY, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Gary Fisher North East PA, Chet Sheets Warren PA, Wayne Anderson Ashville NY

Heat 3: Greg Johnson Busti NY, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Jeremy Bucktooth Salamanca NY, Michael McGee Dewittville, NY

Consolation: Tim Peterson Wilcox PA, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Nathan Hall East Otto NY, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Steve Huling Kennedy NY, John Kelsey Sherman NY, Wayne Mohawk Irving NY, Anthony Marotto Ashville NY, TJ Downs Albion NY

Feature: Randy Hall Olean NY, Greg Johnson Busti NY, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Vic Vena Shinglehouse PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Dan Davies Warren PA, Alex Froman Lakewood NY, David Shagla Sugar Grove PA, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Mike Munsee Corry PA

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Mike Moore Russell PA, Leonard Enos Russell PA, Glen Slaney Union City PA, Tyler Green Corry PA, Chris Ottaway Sherman NY

Heat 2: Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, John Cline Kennedy NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY

Feature: John Cline Kennedy NY, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, Leonard Enos Russell PA, Chris Ottaway Sherman NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Rodney Thoms Sherman NY, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Ron Burgun Brocton NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Jamestown NY, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY

Heat 2:Jake Eller McKean PA, Pete Volpe Lakewood NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY

Feature: Jake Eller McKean PA, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Pete Volpe Lakewood NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Jamestown NY, Ron Burgun Brocton NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Mike Genco Jamestown NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Justin Devereaux Lakewood NY

Spectator

Heat 1: Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Damian Bidwell Eldred PA, John Britt Dunkirk NY

Heat 2: Lester Shoff Ripley NY, Dave Tackett, Jr. Ripley NY, Kyle Bradigan South Dayton NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Stanley Davis Jr. Jamestown NY

Feature: Kyle Bradigan South Dayton NY, Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Dave Tackett, Jr. Ripley NY, Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Stanley Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Lester Shoff Ripley NY, Jason Seekings Jamestown NY, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Casey Burch Randolph NY, Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Joshua Crull Garland PA, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA, Austin Fitzgerald Youngsville PA

Heat 2: Rick Karash Jamestown NY, Orville Echard Iii Falconer NY, Dillon Titus Jamestown NY, Stub Johnson Jamestown NY, Chris Paar Mt. Jewett PA

First Feature: Bobby Rouche Garland PA, Austin Fitzgerald Youngsville PA, Rick Karash Jamestown NY, Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA, Mark Carlson Westfield NY, Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY, Steven Seekings Jr. Jamestown NY, Michael Genco Jr. Jamestown NY, Chris Byrne Jamestown NY

Second Feature: Casey Burch Randolph NY, Orville Echard Iii Falconer NY, Scott Perrin Garland PA, Chris Paar Mt. Jewett PA, Richard Langer Sherman NY, Justin Earle Panama NY, Curt Hansen Sugar Grove PA, Preston Matve Jamestown NY, Joe Karash Jamestown NY, Tony Post Celeron NY

Lady Challenger

Heat 1: Leslie Armstrong Erie PA, Tabetha Houser North East PA, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Tiffany Best Jamestown NY, Elaine Best Jamestown NY

Feature: Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Leslie Armstrong Erie PA, Elaine Best Jamestown NY, Tabetha Houser North East PA, Tawny Crocker Pittsfield PA, Kourtney Hall Greenhurst NY, Annemarie Reed Erie PA, Tiffany Best Jamestown NY, Paula Mason Ashville NY, Kasey Hammond Bemus Point NY