Ben Burgess Jr. Leroy’s Towing Super Sportsman Special Winner,
Steve Dixon Wins Roberts Trucking Crate Late Model Jed Lyon Memorial and Chris Hackett Super Late Model Winner at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Saturday July 17th, 2010 Busti, NY: Leroy’s Towing sponsored the Super Sportsman Special and Robert Trucking sponsored the Crate Late Model Jed Lyon Memorial at Stateline Speedway. Brandon Groters continued to dominate the Spectator division with his eighth win of the season.

Steve Dixon led from lap nine to win the Roberts Trucking Jed Lyon Memorial the first Crate Late Model event at Stateline. Early leader Justin Tatlow was third and veteran Jim Cunningham second.

Ben Burgess Jr. recovered from early problems to make a late race pass winning the Leroy’s Towing Super Sportsman Special.

Chris Hackett won his second Super Late Model feature of the season in a race that ran caution free.

Chad Carlson defeated a late race charge by Tyler Green to win his first Outlaw Cadet feature of the year.

John Boyd passed early leader Greg Johnson after several attempts then lead to the checkers for his first of the season.

Stephanie Hilyer was the Lady Challenger winner her third.

Jimmy Diabo won his fifth Super Challenger feature and Richard Langer won the second in a rain shortened event.

Brian Wilson and Josh Crull were on the front row for the Spectator feature and point leader Brandon Groters was starting sixteenth. Wilson was out in front at the end of the first circuit followed by Sam Courson and Gary Fisher. The first yellow of the event occurred just past the half way point. Wilson, Fisher, Corson, Mike Moon and Groters were the restart leaders. Groters slipped by Courson on the restart then zeroed in on Fisher then Josh Crull and Nathan Earle tangled for the second caution. Nine laps were in the books with Wilson still in front followed by Fisher, Groters, Matt Harvey and Moon. Groters was second with ten laps done then Wilson lost the handle in turn one causing yellow number three and setting up Groters for the win. The fourth yellow of the event occurred for Crull just before the white flag lap the yellow five on the restart for Earle. The next restart failed after four cars tangled in turn one including Jason Covey and Kyle Weilacher, Crull and Patrick Fielding. Groters easily won his eighth of the season.

Twenty-eight Crate Late Models started the 30 lap Jed Lyon Memorial. Justin Tatlow and Jamie Brown were in row one with Matt Cobb and Les Lyon in row two and John Lacki and Rob Blair in row three. Tatlow and Cobb led the first circuit then during lap three Lacki and Blair brought out the first yellow. Tatlow, Cobb, Brown, Steve Dixon and Jason Genco were the leaders. Just one more lap was complete when the second yellow occurred as Bob Vogt spun in turn one. Dixon passed Brown and Cobb on the restart to take over second. A lap car caused Tatlow to lift and Dixon took command on lap nine as the field spread over the entire track. With thirteen laps compete the third yellow appeared after John Volpe spun into the infield off turn four. Dixon took the cross flags with a ten car length lead over Tatlow and Cobb. Bill Cunningham was third with Jim Frank fourth. Blair having recovered from his early incident was in the top five. Dixon had a quarter lap on the field in heavy lap traffic with five laps remaining. With two to go Cunningham beat Tatlow out of turn two for second. Dixon was the man finishing way out in front claiming the inaugural Crate event.

Ben Burgess was the Super Sportsman leader when the yellow flew for Jake Eller and Jason Schumaker. Burgess and Dan Nocero Jr. were the restart leaders. Ben Reed spun on the restart for yellow number two. Burgess slowed coming out of turn two and the field scrambled around for yellow number three. Pete Volpe spun between turns three and four collecting Dan Nocero for caution three. Joe Buccola Jr. was the new leader with John Boardman second and Wade Watson third. Schumaker had problems on the restart for his second spin. Lap four was finally completed after several attempts with Buccola out in front. Boardman was chasing Buccola and Burgess had advanced back to third. . Burgess beat Boardman out of two on lap eight to get the runner up spot. Volpe slowed and the yellow returned to the speedway with nine of the twenty laps complete. Boardman passed Burgess on lap ten. Burgess recovered and with two to go Buccola was bracketed by Burgess and Boardman. A spin by Mike Genco closed up the field under yellow. Boardman gave Burgess the outside after the restart and Burgess used the high side to solidify second and one lap later take the lead from Buccola. With two laps to go Scott Lawson spun into the infield, stopped, then rolled onto the speedway bringing out the caution. The race was for second over the final two circuits with Buccola beating Boardman out of the final turn for second. Burgess was the winner his fourth of the season.

John Volpe led Chris Hackett by the flag on the first lap of the Super Late Model feature. John Lobb was third with Andy Boozel fourth and Dutch Davies fifth. Most of the cars moved down to the bottom of the speedway and the racing remained green. Hackett moved up along Volpe on lap ten leading by a nose at the stripe. Volpe would not give up and remained alongside Hackett through out the next circuit before falling in behind. Hackett began lapping the back markers with Volpe several car lengths back with Lobb a distant third. Hackett took the win his second of the season in a race which ran caution free.

Jake Finnerty spun on the initial lap of the Outlaw Cadet feature causing a complete restart. Chad Carlson was on the high side of the speedway and led the first circuit. A lap three spin by Chad Schauers caused the first caution. Carlson, Frederes, Tyler Green, Mike Moore and Steve Kania were the restart leaders. Tyler passed Frederes for second on the next lap. At the half way mark Green was alongside Carlson for the lead and Kania was third relegating Frederes back to fourth with Paul Norman Jr. fifth. Green spun trying to get under Carlson on lap fifteen but kept going so the yellow did not appear. Carlson was now left with no immediate challengers with just a few laps remaining. The race finished with Carlson the winner his first of the season.

Jaik Halpainy had trouble on the start of the E-Mod feature causing a complete restart. The second start was a success and Greg Johnson lead John Boyd at the line. A lap two spin by Chad Ruhlman brought out the second caution on the second lap. Mike McGee, Anthony Marotto and Tom Pierce caused caution three on the restart. Shawn Shingledecker spun with help on lap four for caution four. After several attempts Boyd made the outside pass to take the lead. Ron Seeley was third with Cale Crocker fourth. Pierce spun with ten complete for yellow number five. Scott Gurdak worked his way into the top five after the restart then passed Crocker for fourth. Boyd held on for his first of the season at Stateline.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Chris Hackett Corry PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA

Heat 2: John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA

Feature: Chris Hackett Corry PA, John Volpe Lakewood NY, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Dennis Lunger Jr. Albion PA, Bruce Hordusky Erie PA, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Wendell Pinckney Albion PA, Nathan Short Panama NY, Chad Ramsey, Dereck Frank Jamestown NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Chuck Parker Sinclairville NY

E-Mod

Heat 1: Shawn Shingledecker Franklin PA, Troy Carr Kennedy NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, Chuck Frye Ashville NY, Dustin Eckman Erie PA

Heat 2: Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA, Greg Johnson Busti NY, Mike McGee Mayville NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY

Feature: John Boyd Waterford PA, Greg Johnson Busti NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA, Chad Ruhlman, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Dustin Eckman Erie PA, Troy Carr Kennedy NY, David Shagla Sugar Grove PA

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Mike Moore Russell PA, John Chine Falconer NY, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY

Heat 2: Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Rodney Thoms Sherman NY

Feature: Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Paul Norman Jr. Gerry NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, John Chine Falconer NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Chet Sheets

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: John Boardman Jamestown NY, Ben Reed Brocton NY, Pete Volpe, Jake Eller Erie PA, Mike Genco Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Mike Burnham Frewsburg NY

Feature: Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Ben Reed Brocton NY, Jake Eller Erie PA, Allen Haskins Jamestown NY, Mike Genco Jamestown NY, Scott Lawson, Pete Volpe

Spectator

Heat 1: Jason Covey, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Matt Sampson Warren PA, Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Kevin Hill Gowanda NY

Heat 2: Mike Moon Brocton NY, Brian Wilson Jamestown NY, Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Nathan Earle Garland PA

Feature: Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Gary Fisher North East PA, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Nathan Earle Garland PA, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, Brian Wilson Jamestown NY, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY

Super Challenger

First Feature: Jimmy Diabo Gerry NY, Randy Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Tyler Little Youngsville PA, Dale Haines Warren PA, Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY, Dustin Lamb Jamestown NY, Jason Martin Columbus PA, Curt Hansen Sugar Grove PA, Bill Baker Jr. Grand Valley PA

Second Feature: Richard Langer Sherman NY, Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY, Austin Karash Panama NY, Ben Preston Youngsville PA, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA, Elaine Best, Kyle Jackson Cherry Creek NY, Paul Nelson Ii Ashville NY, Orville Echard III, Preston Matve Jamestown NY

Lady Challenger

Feature: Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Tawny Crocker Pittsfield PA, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Tabetha Houser North East PA, Tiffany Best Jamestown NY, Sherrie Jackson Jamestown NY

Crate Late Model

Heat 1: Garrett Mott Smethport PA, Rob Blair Centerville PA, Bob Vogt Jr. W. Springfield PA, Matt Cobb Bradford PA, Bill Cunningham Jefferson OH

Heat 2: Jim Frank Jamestown NY, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Jamie Brown Jamestown NY, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Bob Kish Belfast NY

Heat 3: Steve Dixon Smethport PA, Les Lyon Sugar Grove PA, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Tim Schram Scio NY, Terry Suppa Warren PA

Feature: Steve Dixon Smethport PA, Matt Cobb Bradford PA, Bill Cunningham Jefferson OH, Kevin Decker Erie PA, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Rob Blair Centerville PA, Robert Dorman Stockton NY, Jamie Brown Jamestown NY, Jim Frank Jamestown NY, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Newt Tackett North East PA, Tim Schram Scio NY, Dave Airgood Jr., Damien Bidwell Eldred PA, John Haggerty Olean NY, Garrett Mott Smethport PA, Rich Gardner, Jeff Chesebro, Bob Kish Belfast NY, Les Lyon Sugar Grove PA, Ron Baker Freedom NY, Billy Cunningham, Jr. Ashville OH, Terry Suppa Warren PA, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Ike Fanton Wellsville NY, Bob Vogt Jr. W. Springfield PA, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Michael Mitchell Saegertown PA