June 12th, 2010 - Brandon Groters McDonalds Spectator Special Winner
Chris Hackett Wins Super Late Model Feature
at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: Mother Nature delivered a hot and humid evening for the McDonalds Spectator Special at Stateline Speedway. Point leader and defending champion Brandon Groters came for 17th to win the McDonalds Spectator 20 lap event his fourth win of the season.

The Outlaw Cadet feature was filled with cautions and Glenn Slaney mastered them all for his second win of the season.

Chris Hackett made it look easy in the Super Late Model division as he used the cushion to out distance the field winning his first feature in 2010.

 The E-Mods suffered from yellow fever with Greg Johnson the winner his first of the season.

 Joe Buccola Jr. made it two in a row grabbing his second feature win in the Super Sportsman division.

Stephanie Hilyer won the Lady Challenger feature her first of the season. Jimmy Diabo won his fourth Super Challenger feature and Austin Karash won his second.

Travis Darling and James Britt were on the front row for the McDonalds Spectator feature and point leader Brandon Groters started 17th. Britt led the field at the end of lap one with Darling second but lap two ended with Britt losing the lead to Brian Wilson the third place starter. The first yellow occurred one lap later for Ben Asel in the infield. Wilson, Nathan Earle, Kevin Hill, Brandon Pierce and Brandon Groters were the restart leaders. Pierce moved to second and Groters to third on lap four then Groters continued his charge passing Pierce on lap seven for second. Josh Crull stopped in the pit entrance bringing out caution number two on lap eight. Nicholas Mohawk went up in smoke during the caution and was pushed into the pits. Groters finished his charge on the restart to take control of the race. Pierce was second with Wilson third and Ken Drake fourth. The third caution occurred with ten laps complete for Kevin Golden for a spin in turn two. The fourth caution quickly followed the third as Bryan Johnson had problems in turn four, nine laps remained. A lap sixteen spin by Hill dropped him out of the top five a caused caution five. A car out of position caused a waive off for the start once the green fell Groters showed his strength as he quickly jumped to a 10 car length lead. On lap eighteen Johnson sat facing the wrong was in turn one for caution six. As the flagman was preparing to show two to go Kiel Weilacher spun for caution seven. Groters cruised through the final two laps extending has point lead for his fourth win of the season.

Eighteen Outlaw Cadets started their feature event with Glen Slaney the early leader. Chad Carlson and Jake Finnerty brought out the yellow on lap two. Slaney, Steve Moynihan and Mike Moore were the restart leaders. Troy Dorman was spun on lap three for the second yellow. Point leader Kelly Frederes passed Moore for third on the restart. Slaney and Moynihan were able to move away from the field then Moynihan jumped the cushion trying to pass for lead on lap six. Slaney was now followed by Frederes, Moore and Kania. One more lap was completed then Rodney Thoms brought out caution four. Rookie Steve Kania ran up under Mike Moore the resulting chain reaction put Tyler Green around for caution five. After some discussion Green was sent to the rear of the field moving Carlson into the top five with seven laps complete. Bob Rouche spun for caution six with nine laps complete. Finnerty spun on ending lap thirteen. Slaney remained the leader with Frederes second, Moore third and Kania fourth. An incident on the restart collected Moynihan, Thoms, Green and John Cline for caution seven. Once the race restarted Slaney was able to control the event leading Frederes by five car lengths at the finish for his second win of the season.

Chris Hackett grabbed the early Super Late Model lead from his outside pole starting spot. Three laps were in the books when Rob Middleton spun in turn four for the first caution. Hackett, Andy Boozel, Bump Hedman, Wendell Pinckney and Nathan Short were the leaders for the restart. Hackett choose the outside for the restart and was 5 car lengths ahead of second place Boozel at the end of lap four. Eck moved up and was third by lap six with Hedman fourth and Scott Gurdak fifth. Hackett began lapping cars on lap nine and had nearly a half a lap lead when Middleton had more problems for the second caution. Ten of the twenty-five laps were complete as the field closed with Hackett for the restart. Hackett stayed up against the cushion and moved away from the field. John Lobb and Scott Johnson were making a late race move challenging Hedman for the fourth spot. With five to go Johnson was fourth and Hedman fell to fifth. Hedman continued to drop losing fifth to Lobb with four laps to go. Hackett was now in lap traffic with a half a lap lead over Boozel and Eck. Eck drove deep into turn three on the final lap and beat Boozel to the finish line as Hackett notched his first win of the season.

Dave Shagla led the first lap of the E-Mod feature. Mike McGee and others caused the first yellow on lap two. Greg Johnson took over after the restart. McGee and Alex Froman were involved in the second caution with three laps complete. An incident on the restart kept the yellow out and head starter Mark Matthews sent Jordan Eck and Ron Seeley to the pits. Johnson stayed in front with John Boyd second, point leader Justin Carlson third and early leader Shagla fourth. Chet Sheets spun as did Randy Raynor to avoid Sheets for the fifth yellow. Eight laps were complete and the top four remained Johnson, Boyd, Carlson and Shagla. Veteran Scot Gurdak was fifth and Tom Hagberg sixth. On lap ten Anthony Marotto, Steve Huling and John Kelsey brought out yellow number six. Troy Carr was a victim of other cars bumping and banging for caution seven. Shane Crotty stopped in turn four for caution eight. Six laps remained in the event. Green then yellow as Kelsey spun in turn two on the restart. The longest green flag run of the race occurred on the final six laps which were all led by Johnson. Boyd was able to challenge on the first lap after the last restart but then fell in behind Johnson for the final laps. It was the first win of the season for Johnson.

Ben Burgess Jr. and Ben Reed brought out the yellow on the second lap of the Super Sportsman feature and John Boardman led. Dan Nocero Jr. was second from his tenth starting spot and Jake Eller third. Joe Buccola Jr. dislodged Eller from third on lap three. Mike Genco lost the handle on lap five for caution number two. Buccola passed Nocero for second then two lapís latter beat Boardman out of turn two for the race lead. Burgess had recovered from his early spin and was in the fourth spot. Buccola was the winner beating Boardman to the line by several car lengths.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Wendell Pinckney Albion PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA

Heat 2: Chris Hackett Corry PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Nathan Short Panama NY, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, George Labarbera Sugar Grove PA

Feature: Chris Hackett Corry PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Chad Valone Warren PA, Nathan Short Panama NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, John Volpe Lakewood NY, George Labarbera Sugar Grove PA, Chevy Scott, Wendell Pinckney Albion PA, Rob Middleton Russell PA, Chuck Parker Sinclairville NY

E-Mod

Heat 1: Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, David Shagla Sugar Grove PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Alex Froman Ashville NY

Heat 2: John Boyd Waterford PA, Troy Carr Kennedy NY, Greg Johnson Busti NY, John Kelsey Sherman NY, Mike McGee Mayville NY

Feature: Greg Johnson Busti NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, David Shagla Sugar Grove PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Tom Hagberg Warren PA, Troy Carr Kennedy NY, Steve Huling Kennedy NY, Chet Sheets Warren PA

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Mike Moore Russell PA, Glen Slaney Union City PA, Tyler Green Corry PA, John Chine Falconer NY, Troy Dorman Fredonia NY

Heat 2: Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Ryan Scott, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY

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

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: John Boardman Jamestown NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Marc Luce Randolph NY

Heat 2: Wade Watson Ashville NY, Jake Eller Erie PA, Mike Burnham Frewsburg NY, Allen Haskins Jamestown NY, Ben Reed Brocton NY

Feature: Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Jake Eller Erie PA, Pete Volpe, Mike Burnham Frewsburg NY, Allen Haskins Jamestown NY, Mike Genco Jamestown NY

Spectator

Heat 1: Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, James Britt Dunkirk NY, Jason Covey

Heat 2: Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Brian Wilson Jamestown NY, Ben Asel Kane PA, Ken Drake Jamestown NY, Rob Brown Smethport PA

Feature: Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Ken Drake Jamestown NY, Jason Covey, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Brian Wilson Jamestown NY, Eric Paulus Mayville NY, Kevin Hill Gowanda NY, Nathan Earle Garland PA, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY, Dustin Lamb Jamestown NY, Dennis Clemens Jr. Fredonia NY, Devin Ohl Warren PA, Kyle Jackson Cherry Creek NY

Heat 2: Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY, Austin Fitzgerald Youngsville PA, Elaine Best, Chris Iverson Jr. Youngsville PA

Heat 3: Will Pinckney Ashville NY, Jimmy Diabo Gerry NY, Tracy Paxton Jamestown NY, Austin Karash Panama NY, Steven Samuelson Jamestown NY

First Feature: Jimmy Diabo Gerry NY, Kyle Jackson Cherry Creek NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY, Will Pinckney Ashville NY, Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Dennis Clemens Jr. Fredonia NY, Richard Langer Sherman NY, Dale Haines Warren PA, Jeremiah Blystone Youngsville PA, Doug Moore Warren PA

Second Feature: Austin Karash Panama NY, Sherwood Potter Ashville NY, Dustin Lamb Jamestown NY, Devin Ohl Warren PA, Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY, Steven Samuelson Jamestown NY, Andy Melice Sugar Grove PA, Curt Hansen Sugar Grove PA, David Campbell Warren PA, Elaine Best

Lady Challenger

Heat 1: Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Cassi Dunn Garland PA, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Tabetha Houser North East PA, Tawny Crocker Pittsfield PA

Feature: Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Tawny Crocker Pittsfield PA, Tabetha Houser North East PA, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Tiffany Best Jamestown NY, Hope Newcomb, Cassi Dunn Garland PA