May 9th, 2009

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May 9th, 2009 - Austin Fitzgerald Wins House of Television Super Challenger Special
Chris Hackett Super Late Winner
at Stateline Speedway
By Glenn Slocum

 Busti, NY: Austin Fitzgerald came from seventeenth to win the House of Television Super Challenger Special. Chris Hackett passed Randy Lobb late in the Super Late Model feature for his first win of the season and was the fourth different winner in the division. Kevin Golden took the lead from Damian Bidwell on lap nine of the Spectator feature for his first win of the season. John Boardman got his third win in the Super Sportsman division. Glen Slaney won the Outlaw Cadet feature his first of the season. Justin Carlson survived several cautions and a heated battle with Dave Shagla for his first E-Mod win of the season. Stephanie Hilyer won her third Lady Challenger feature.

Brian Wilson and Rob Brown led the Spectators onto the speedway for the Spectator feature event. Brown led the first circuit with Damian Bidwell and Wilson fighting for the runner up spot. Just as the first lap ended Mike Moon made hard contact with the front stretch wall causing the first caution of the evening. Bidwell won the race to turn one on the restart and became the new leader. Several cars tangled including Lester Shoff, Jason Seekings and Clarence Dickerson for yellow number two with three laps complete. Bidwell reestablished his lead after the restart with Kevin Golden second. Yellow three occurred for Chad Schauers with five laps complete. Two laps later Schauers backed into the back stretch wall and Dave Tackett Jr. spun in turn four for yellow four followed quickly by yellow five for a multi-car incident in turn one on the restart. Seekings spun for caution six on the restart. Bidwell led lap eight then lost the lead to Golden on lap nine. Bidwell continued losing spots as Kyle Bradigan and Damon Lewis both passed him. Golden won the event for his first of the season.

Bob Hazzard was the early Super Sportsman leader with Justin Devereaux second and Pete Volpe third.  Volpe charged to the front to lead lap three.  A tangle collected Mike Genco, Justin Devereaux, Dan Francis and Jake Eller during lap four for yellow number one in the fifteen lap event. Just nine of the fourteen starters remained.  Volpe was out front by several car lengths when he lost the handle in turn two causing caution number two. Steve Kania assumed the lead with Ben Burgess second and John Boardman third. Boardman was in front at the line with Joe Buccola second and Burgess third. At the half way point Boardman was leading by half a straight away. Buccola was able to close with Boardman but not able to mount a challenge giving Boardman his third win of the season.

Adam Hilyer brought out the yellow on the first lap of the Outlaw Cadet feature then Brad Strickland brought out the second yellow on the restart. Glen Slaney led lap one the third yellow occurred for Strickland and David Marrs. Slaney. Mike Moore and Steve Moynihan were the lap two leaders. The debris slowed the race for yellow four. Three green flag laps were completed before next caution for Strickland stopped in turn two. Hilyer stopped in the exit of turn two for caution six. Slaney cruised through the final laps for his first win of the season.

Chevy and Ryan Scott were on the front row for the Super Late feature. Chevy led the first circuit trailed by Ryan Scott and Randy Lobb. Lobb was second on lap three then muscled under Chevy Scoot on lap six take the lead. Chris Hackett joined the battle for second with seven laps complete. Hackett led Chevy Scott by a nose at the end of lap nine just before Chevy spun into the infield in turn one for the first yellow of the event. Hackett trailed Lobb on the restart. One lap latter the yellow appeared for a slowing Dennis Lunger. Lobb, Hackett, Ryan Scott, John Volpe and Bump Hedman were the restart leaders. Dick Barton joined the five car battle for third and Lobb and Hackett extended their lead. An incident collected Scott Gurdak for the third yellow and Doug Eck was sent to the rear of the field for aggressive driving. Lobb remained on the point as Hackett, Volpe, Maloy and Barton trailed. Hackett made his move on lap twenty one to lead for the first time in the race. Hackett took the win his first of the season.  

Steve Huling brought out the first yellow in the E-Mod feature on lap two as Dave Shagla, Gary Fisher ant Mike Munsee led. Troy Car and Ron Seeley had problems on the restart for caution two. Heavy traffic at the front after the restart caused caution three with Rich Michael Jr. spun into the infield. Shagla remained as the leader with Justin Carlson second and Fisher third. Alex Froman took third from Fisher after the restart. Shane Crotty spun in turn four for the caution four. Yellow five happened after lap nine as Mike Munsee spun collecting Froman. Randy Raynor spun on the restart for yellow six. Carlson took the lead and the seventh yellow flew this time for Michael McGee. Michaels came from last moving into the top three with ten laps complete. Lap thirteen saw yellow number eight for Anthony Marotto. Carlson and Shagla made contact in turn one with two go and Shagla broke a tie rod ending his bid for the win. Carlson, Tim Rockwell and Rich Michael were the restart leaders. Carlson held on for his first of the season.

Chris Byrne did a half roll on the first lap of the Super Challenger Special bringing out the red flag before a lap was finished. Doug Moore came from seventh to lead the first lap of the event then lost lead to Austin Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald had started seventeenth. Roger Hall and Randy Beckstrom were second and third with Robert Hallowell fourth and Dana Haner fifth. Fitzgerald handily won the race his first for 2009. After the checkers Hall made hard contact with concrete wall in front of the flag stand.  

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Chris Hackett Corry PA, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Scott Gurdak Spring Creek PA

Heat 2: Dick Barton Ashville NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Chad Valone Warren PA

Heat 3: Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Chevy Scott Garland PA, Nathan Short Niobe NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY

Feature: Chris Hackett Corry PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Chad Valone Warren PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA, Scott Gurdak Spring Creek PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Nathan Short Niobe NY, George LaBarbera Sugar Grove PA, Chevy Scott Garland PA, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Dennis Lunger Jr. Albion PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY

E-Mod

Heat 1: Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Mike Munsee Corry PA, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Tim Rockwell Salamanca NY

Heat 2: Troy Carr Kennedy NY, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Alex Froman Lakewood NY, Steve Huling Kennedy NY, Michael McGee Dewittville, NY

Heat 3: Justin Carlson Sherman NY, David Shagla Sugar Grove PA, Gary Fisher North East PA, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA, Chet Sheets Warren PA

Feature: Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Tim Rockwell Salamanca NY, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Troy Carr Kennedy NY, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA, Mike Munsee Corry PA, Alex Froman Lakewood NY, Randy Raynor Fredonia NY, Anthony Marotto Ashville NY, David Shagla Sugar Grove PA

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Glen Slaney Union City PA, Leonard Enos Russell PA

Heat 2: John Cline Kennedy NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Chris Ottaway Sherman NY, Rodney Thoms Sherman NY, Adam Hilyer Sheffield PA

Feature: Glen Slaney Union City PA, Mike Moore Russell PA, Leonard Enos Russell PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, John Cline Kennedy NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Bryan Johnson Ashville NY

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: John Boardman Jamestown NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Ron Burgun Brocton NY, Dan Francis Edinboro PA, Justin Devereaux Lakewood NY

Heat 2: Joe Buccola Jr. Jamestown NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Pete Volpe Lakewood NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Jake Eller McKean PA

Feature: John Boardman Jamestown NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Jamestown NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Pete Volpe Lakewood NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Ron Burgun Brocton NY, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Bob Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Justin Devereaux Lakewood NY

Spectator

Heat 1: Kyle Bradigan South Dayton NY, Stanley Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, Dave Tackett, Jr. Ripley NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY

Heat 2: Clarence Dickerson Sr. Kennedy NY, Damon Lewis Salamanca NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Nathan Earle Garland PA

Feature: Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, Kyle Bradigan South Dayton NY, Aron Dascomb Clymer NY, Damon Lewis Salamanca NY, Stanley Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Ben Asel Kane PA, Brian Wilson Jamestown NY, Lester Shoff Ripley NY, Damian Bidwell Eldred PA, Dave Tackett, Jr. Ripley NY

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Dana Haner Sugar Grove PA, Fred McClenahan Union City PA, Casey Burch Randolph NY, Austin Fitzgerald Youngsville PA, Brandon Troutman Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Robert Hallowell Celeron NY, Bobby Rouche Garland PA, Scott Perrin Garland PA, Randy Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Stub Johnson Jamestown NY

Feature: Austin Fitzgerald Youngsville PA, Robert Hallowell Celeron NY, Dana Haner Sugar Grove PA, Roger Hall Greenburg NY, Randy Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Bobby Rouche Garland PA, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA, Richard Langer Sherman NY, Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY

Lady Challenger

Heat 1: Elaine Best Jamestown NY, Kourtney Hall Greenhurst NY, Tiffany Best Jamestown NY, Tawny Crocker Pittsfield PA, Annemarie Reed Erie PA

Feature: Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Elaine Best Jamestown NY, Tabetha Houser North East PA, Sherrie Jackson Jamestown NY, Amanda Swanson North East PA, Annemarie Reed Erie PA, Tawny Crocker Pittsfield PA, Kourtney Hall Greenhurst NY, Tiffany Best Jamestown NY, Paula Mason Ashville NY