August 14th, 2010 - Chris Hackett Wins Maplevale Farms/Morgan Family Super Late Model Feature
 at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Saturday August 14th, 2010 Busti, NY: Maplevale Farms and the Morgan Family sponsored the events at Stateline Speedway featuring the unveiling of the rebuilt 27L Dodge Charger driven by Sammy LaMancuso in 1972. The eighty year old LaMancuso turned several hot laps in his newly restored racer.

Chris Hackett won from the pole in the Super Late Model feature. Veteran Dick Barton was second but the real battle was for third between Dutch Davies and Chad Ruhlman ending on the final lap with Ruhlman up against the turn four fence.

Brandon Groters led from lap eight to win his ninth Spectator feature.

Ben Burgess Jr. returned for the fifth time to the Super Sportsman winners circle after a lap traffic pass of early leader Wade Watson and holding off a late race challenge by Dan Nocero Jr.

On his first appearance at the speedway David Kineston won the first Super Challenger Special and Joshua Beckstrom took the second his second win of the season.

Randy Hall won a caution filled E-Mod event that saw only half the starting field finish.

Steve Kania made a late race charge to win his first Outlaw Cadet event. Glen Slaney led from the first, after several cautions Kania made his move with three laps remaining in the event.

Dale McDonald Jr. and Kevin Golden were on the front row of the Spectator feature with Matt Harvey and Travis Darling in row two. Golden was the first into turn one but a turn four spin by McDonald brought out the yellow before the first lap could be completed. Golden led the first lap then gave way to Matt Harvey on lap two. A spin collecting Ken Drake, Brandon Pierce and Sam Courson brought out the second yellow with three laps down. Harvey, Golden and Clarence Dickerson were the top three. Point leader Brandon Groters was fourth. Covey spun between three and four for caution three with five laps complete. Harvey, Golden, Dickerson, Groters and Mike Moon led the restart. Groters passed Dickerson and Golden on lap seven just before a yellow for Perry. Two more laps were completed then fourth caution as Covey and Nathan Earle tangled. Right after the green Golden pulled into the pits and Groters passed Harvey for the lead, Dickerson was third with Moon fourth. The fifth yellow occurred with Kyle Weilacher lost a wheel in turn four, twelve of the fifteen laps were complete. McDonald spun on the next circuit for caution six and with one to go for caution seven. Groters won the dash for his ninth feature of the season.

Ben Reed and Jason Schumaker tangled bringing out yellow at the start of the second lap of the Super Sportsman feature. Allen Haskins led from his outside pole starting spot and Wade Watson was second. Ben Burgess Jr. moved into second that end of lap two and Watson was second as Haskins lost several spots on the restart. Dan Nocero Jr. joined the top two. Watson tangled with a lap car on lap ten and Burgess was right there to take advantage for the lead. Nocero and Buccola also got by. Nocero dogged Burgess through the final circuits but could not make the pass giving Burgess his fifth feature win of the season.

Sherri Jackson led the first Super Challenger Special to the green but Bob Leonard led the first lap. A loose wheel brought out the yellow at the half way point. Leonard, Tracy Paxton, Stephanie Devereaux, Jamie Schners and Tawny Crocker were the leaders. Devereaux was up to second one lap after the restart then suffered a flat one lap later. Paxton broke a tie rod on lap seven bringing out the yellow with two laps remaining. Leonard, David Kineston and Crocker and Schners were the leaders. Kineston took control on the restart leading the final two laps for his first win of the season with Crocker second.

Chris Byrne started on the pole and was the early leader in the second Super Challenger Special. Paul Nelson stopped in the entrance of turn three for the first caution with three laps complete. Byrne broke giving the lead to Casey Burch with Eric Winkels second. Joshua Beckstrom took second from Winkels on lap four then passed for the lead one lap later. A loose wheel and a stopped car caused the second caution with two laps remaining. Preston Matve brought out the red flag with a flip in turn one on the restart. Beckstrom led the final two for his second win.

Doug Eck, Jason Genco and Wendell Pinckney tangled on the first lap of the Super Late Model feature causing a complete restart of the event. Chris Hackett was on the pole with John Lobb alongside. Hackett was out in front after the first circuit with Dick Barton second and John Lobb third. Scott Gurdak passed Lobb on lap three and Barton at the start of lap four for the runner up spot. A lost drive shaft ended the Gurdak charge and brought out the caution flag with seven of the twenty-five laps complete. Hackett, Barton, John Lobb, Chad Valone and Chad Ruhlman were the restart leaders. Dutch Davies became a challenger moving into the fourth spot on John Lobb’s bumper. Valone slowed on lap eleven then was tapped into the infield but the green remained. Hackett continued to dominate with Barton firmly in second ten car lengths back. Darrell Bossard, Pinckney and Randy Lobb caused caution three with fourteen laps complete. Hackett, Barton, John Lobb, Dutch Davies and Andy Kania were in the top five. John Lobb tried the beating Barton low but could not make in stick on the restart. Ruhlman made a charge on the high side passing Davies for fourth with seven laps remaining. Davies regained the spot with four to go then lost it with three to go. Hackett was in cruise control with two to go. Ruhlman make hard contact with the turn four fence on the final circuit as Hackett took the checkers. Barton was second and Davies third.

Thirty E-Mods lead by Ron Seeley took Mark Mathews green for the start of their feature event. A multi-car incident collected Wayne Mohawk, Troy Carr, Randy Raynor and Dennis Asel on the start. The second attempted start was also marred by a multi-car incident; John Woodard Jr., Jaben Hill, Chuck Frye and Dave Shagla were involved. Dave Atkinson, John Boyd and Raynor ended the third attempt at a start with an incident in turn one. Boyd left the speedway on the hook during the yellow and Atkinson went into the pits and returned to the speedway. Twenty-eight cars remained. Greg Johnson tagged Justin Carlson resulting in another multi-car wreck with Dan Davies Brian Fardink and Alex Froman being collected. After four attempts the first lap was finally completed with Seeley out in front. Mike McGee, Shagla, Froman and Woodward caused caution five. Seeley, Randy Hall, Scott Gurdak, Dustin Eckman and Mike Eschrich were the leaders. Hall led by coat of paint on lap four then by three car lengths on lap five. Hill spun for caution six with six laps complete. Lap seven went into the books but a spin by Carr caused caution seven. Four laps were completed then Tim Rockwell spun stopping Davies for caution eight. The race was for fourth after the restart as Eschrich and Gurdak were fighting for the spot. As the two to go signal appeared Hall led Seeley by ten car lengths and Jake Halpainy was third. Gurdak bested Eschrich for the fourth spot and the win went to Hall his second of the season.

The Outlaw Cadets ran the last feature of the evening with Glen Slaney on the pole and point leader Kelly Frederes second. Slaney won the dash to turn one with Frederes second and Steve Moynihan third. A spin by Stan Davis Jr. brought out the yellow with three laps complete. A car slowed on the back stretch for caution two on the restart. Tyler Green and Moynihan were contesting the third spot when the Bryon Johnson backed into the turn three concrete for caution number three. A spin by Jake Finnerty caused caution four with seven down. Green was sent to the back during the caution. Just one more lap was completed before another caution after a spin by Johnson. Slaney, Frederes, Moynihan, Steve Kania and Mike Moore were the leaders. Kania used the low groove to get by Moynihan. John Kline was the next to have problems with a spin in turn one with thirteen laps complete. Green passed Moore on the restart for the fifth spot then yellow seven for a Chris Ward spin. Kania was second for the restart. A spin Johnson ended the restart. Four laps remained. Kania dove under Slaney on lap seventeen then proceeded to move away taking the white then the checkers his first Outlaw Cadet win.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Chad Valone Warren PA, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA

Heat 2: Chris Hackett Corry PA, Nathan Short Panama NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Chad Ruhlman, John Volpe Lakewood NY

Feature: Chris Hackett Corry PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Dutch Davies Warren PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Andy Kania Waterford PA, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Nathan Short Panama NY, Wendell Pinckney Albion PA, Chad Ruhlman, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Chad Valone Warren PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY


Heat 1: Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Greg Johnson Busti NY, David Shagla Sugar Grove PA, Dan Davies Warren PA, Chuck Frye Ashville NY

Heat 2: John Boyd Waterford PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Randy Hall Olean NY, Mike Eschrich Mt. Jewett PA,

Heat 3: Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Brian Fardink Sherman NY, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Jaben Hill Cattaraugus NY

Feature: Randy Hall Olean NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Jaik Halpainy Ashville NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Mike Eschrich Mt. Jewett PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Dustin Eckman Erie PA, Nathan Hill East Otto NY, Greg Johnson Busti NY, Troy Carr Kennedy NY

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Glen Slaney Union City PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, John Chine Falconer NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY

Heat 2: Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, Chris Ward Erie PA

Feature: Steve Kania Waterford PA, Glen Slaney Union City PA, Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, Mike Moore Russell PA, John Chine Falconer NY

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Ben Reed Brocton NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY

Heat 2: Allen Haskins Jamestown NY, Jason Schumaker Ripley NY, Marc Luce Randolph NY, Mike Genco Jamestown NY, Clint Haskins Jamestown NY

Feature: Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Ben Reed Brocton NY, Allen Haskins Jamestown NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Clint Haskins Jamestown NY, Orville Edward Iii Falconer NY, Allen Yarbrough Jamestown NY


Heat 1: Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Matt Sampson Warren PA, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY

Heat 2: Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Gary Fisher North East PA, Clarence Dickerson Kennedy NY, Jason Covey, Brian Bush Erie PA

Feature: Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Clarence Dickerson Kennedy NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Gary Fisher North East PA, Ken Drake Jamestown NY, Brian Bush Erie PA, James Britt Dunkirk NY, Nathan Earle Garland PA

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Jeff Lamb Panama NY, Devin Ohl Warren PA, Jamie Schners Jamestown NY, Casey Burch, Randy Beckstrom Frewsburg NY

Heat 2: Greg Rockwell Garland PA, Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Scott Dellahoy Jr. Sinclairville NY, Dale Haines Warren PA, Steven Samuelson Jamestown NY

Heat 3: Tabetha Houser, Tracy Paxton Jamestown NY, Stephanie Hilyer, Jimmy Diabo Gerry NY, Tawny Crocker

First Feature: David Kineston Ellwood PA, Tawny Crocker, Bob Leonard Ashville NY, Nickolas Lamb Panama NY, Stephanie Hilyer, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY, Tiffany Best, #00, Jacob Andrews Jamestown NY, Mike Wilcox Lakewood NY

Second Feature: Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Randy Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Devin Ohl Warren PA, Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY, Scott Dellahoy Jr. Sinclairville NY, Will Pinckney Ashville NY, Jimmy Diabo Gerry NY, Jeff Lamb Panama NY, Sherwood Potter Ashville NY, Richard Langer Sherman NY