August 7th, 2010 - Robbie Blair Wins Roberts Trucking/Seamens Auto Wrecking ULMS Lynn Seamens/Darlene Roberts Memorial at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Saturday August 7th, 2010 Busti, NY: The ULMS Super Late Models made their second appearance this year at Stateline Speedway in a 50 lap Memorial for Lynn Seamens and Darlene Roberts. Roberts Trucking and Seamens Auto Wrecking sponsored the event that paid $7,000 to the winner. Thirty-two Super Late Models were on hand, running three heats with the top three going to the redraw for their starting spot. Robbie Blair won the event in a Mike Knight backup car after a multi-lap duel with Dave Hess Jr..

Steve Moynihan led from green to checkers in the Outlaw Cadet feature for his first win of the season.

John Boardman passed Joe Buccola Jr. on the final lap of the Super Sportsman feature for his fourth checkers of the season.

John Boyd came from fourth to win his second E-Mod feature of the season passing early leader Brian Fardink on lap seven.

Ken Drake won the Spectator feature after a hard fought battle with veteran Mike Moon.

Randy Beckstrom won the first Super Challenger feature and Chris Knisley won the second.

Steve Moynihan was in first at the end of the first lap of the Outlaw Cadet feature. On lap two Chad Schauers brought out the yellow. Moynihan led the next four laps then the second yellow occurred this time for Ryan Scott. Moynihan, Kelly Frederes and Chad Carlson were the lap seven restart leaders. Frederes moved up along side Moynihan on lap nine then again on lap ten but could not complete the pass. A lap 10 spin by John Cline caused caution number three. Moynihan entered lap traffic on lap seventeen but Frederes and Carlson were unable to take advantage. Moynihan took the white with a four car length lead over Frederes. Carlson nipped Frederes at the line for second and Moynihan cruised to his first win of the season.

Mike Genco was the early Super Sportsman leader. Joe Buccola Jr. charged to the front on lap three then Genco lost the handle collecting Wade Watson for the first caution of the race. Genco was unable to continue. A lap five spin by Watson caused caution number two. Dan Nocero Jr. was second at the half way point with John Boardman third and Ben Burgess Jr. fourth. Nocero ran up the back of the Buccola machine as they were coming to the white sending Nocero back two spots then Buccola nearly spun the final time through turn two allowing Boardman by for the win.

Chad Valone won the redraw and started on the pole for the ULMS 50 lap memorial event. David Scott was off the pole, Dick Barton and Dave Hess Jr. were in row two and Rob Blair and Dutch Davies were in row three of the 31 car field. Valone led into turn one but Scott was in front out of turn two. Circuit number two saw Valone give way to Dave Hess Jr.. Robbie Blair moved by Valone on the next lap and the top three cars began to move away from the field. Scott was up on top with Hess trying to make the low side pass and Blair waiting for an opening. The race remained green with the leaders entering lap traffic nine laps into the event. Hess finally led a lap on lap twelve. The yellow flew for the first time with thirteen laps complete for Dennis Lunger stopped high in turns one. Hess, Scott, Blair, John Volpe and Dick Barton were the restart leaders. Blair took second from Scott on the restart and Volpe was all over Scott for third. Volpe lost a little ground and Barton quickly took advantage. Blair lead on lap twenty-two and Hess fought back to lead the next lap in heavy lap traffic. Valone stopped at the pit entrance nearly collecting Chad Ruhlman for the second yellow with twenty-five laps completed. Hess, Blair, Scott, Barton and Mike Knight made up the restart top five. Barton climbed up the speedway to challenge for third just before John Lobb and Scott Johnson tangled sending both cars spinning into the infield in the middle of the front stretch. Lobb pulled into the pits and Johnson required a wrecker to leave the speedway. Hess, Blair, Scott, Barton, and Knight were in front. Blair led lap twenty nine as Hess began to fade. Barton remained on top and Hess stayed low as they battled for the second spot. Blair slowly pulled way from the second place battle and one more entered lap traffic this time on lap thirty-nine. Ron Davies stopped in turn four for caution number four with nine laps remaining. Nathan Short and Dennis Lunger brought out the fifth caution on the restart. Blair, Hess, Barton, Knight and Scott were the leaders. Blair controlled the restart and Barton started to struggle and had to contend with Knight. Blair was in cruise control with a clear speedway and two laps to go. Knight was third. Blair took the checkers and Knight nearly nipped Hess for second.

Brian Fardink used his front row starting spot to lead the early laps of the E-Mod feature. John Boyd was second and Ron Seeley third. A lap six spin by Dennis Asel caused the first caution. Shane Crotty had troubles on the restart for the second caution. Boyd beat Fardink to the line on lap seven becoming the second leader or the event. Boyd ran the remainder of the event unchallenged for his second win.

The initial lap of the Spectator feature stopped after a multi-car incident near the back of the field. Nicholas Mohawk, Jason Covey and Josh Crull were involved. Matt Sampson led the first lap then gave way to Ken Drake on lap two. The second yellow appeared on lap three when Bob Perry failed to negotiate turn four. Kyle Weilacher was the next yellow victim on lap four. The yellow came out again on lap five for Crull. Mike Moon was second after the restart. Drake was able to keep the lead though Moon tried high and low to make the pass. Perry had more problems bringing out the fifth yellow. Drake managed to hold off Moon through the final circuits.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, David Scott Garland PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Dennis Lunger Jr. Albion PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY

Heat 2: Dutch Davies Warren PA, Robbie Blair, Chad Valone Warren PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY, Ed Carley Freedom NY

Heat 3: Boom Briggs Bear Lake PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA

Feature: Robbie Blair Titusville PA., Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY, David Scott Garland PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Boom Briggs Bear Lake PA, Pete Alspaugh Russell PA, Chris Hackett Corry PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA, Chad Ruhlman, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Chad Ramsey, Wendell Pinckney Albion PA, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Dennis Lunger Jr. Albion PA, Nathan Short Panama NY, Ron Davies Warren PA, Steve Dixon Smethport PA, Dereck Frank Jamestown NY, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Chad Valone Warren PA, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Ed Carley Freedom NY, Bruce Hordusky Erie PA

E-Mod

Heat 1: Alex Froman Ashville NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, David Shagla Sugar Grove PA, Mark Gilbert Sherman NY

Heat 2: Greg Johnson Busti NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA, Jaik Halpainy Ashville NY, Steve Huling Kennedy NY

Heat 3: Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Vic Vena Shinglehouse PA, Brian Fardink Sherman NY, Anthony Marotto Ashville NY, Dennis Asel Kane PA

Feature: John Boyd Waterford PA, Brian Fardink Sherman NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Nathan Hill East Otto NY, Vic Vena Shinglehouse PA, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Greg Johnson Busti NY

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Mike Moore Russell PA

Heat 2: Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Ryan Scott, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY, Bob Rouche Garland PA

Feature: Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Ryan Scott, Tyler Green Corry PA, Mike Moore Russell PA, Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, John Chine Falconer NY

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Ben Reed Brocton NY

Feature: John Boardman Jamestown NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Ben Reed Brocton NY, Jake Eller Erie PA, Jason Schumaker Ripley NY, Marc Luce Randolph NY, Allen Haskins Jamestown NY

Spectator

Heat 1: Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Matt Sampson Warren PA, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Nathan Earle Garland PA

Heat 2: Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Ken Drake Jamestown NY, Clarence Dickerson Kennedy NY, Jason Covey, Josh Crull

Feature: Ken Drake Jamestown NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Gary Fisher North East PA, Clarence Dickerson Kennedy NY, Matt Sampson Warren PA, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY, Josh Crull, Nathan Earle Garland PA, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Bob Perry North East PA

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Casey Burch, Richard Langer Sherman NY, Kenneth Hultin Panama NY, Orville Echard Iii, Larry Oaks Sugar Grove PA

Heat 2: Austin Karash Panama NY, Eric Winkels Youngsville PA, Tawny Crocker, Jimmy Diabo Gerry NY, Preston Matve Jamestown NY

Heat 3: Dale Haines Warren PA, Randy Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Stephanie Hilyer, Tabetha Houser

First Feature: Randy Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Jeremiah Blystone Youngsville PA, Dustin Lamb Jamestown NY, Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Dale Haines Warren PA, Jeff Lamb Panama NY, Jimmy Diabo Gerry NY, Casey Burch, Preston Matve Jamestown NY, Elaine Best

Second Feature: Chris Knisley Jamestown NY, Greg Rockwell Garland PA, Bob Leonard Ashville NY, Eric Winkels Youngsville PA, Chris Byrne Jamestown NY, Stephanie Hilyer, Michael Little Ashville NY, Larry Oaks Sugar Grove PA, Cassie Dunn Garland PA, Dale Follett Garland PA