June 5th, 2010 - Dick Barton Wins Budweiser/Arthur R Gren Super Late Model Special
Joe Buccola Jr. Bear Lake Inn Super Sportsman Special Winner at
Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: Threatening skies did not dampen the racers as 33 Super Late Models came to qualify for the $4,000 to win Budweiser/Arthur R Gren Super Late Model Special at Stateline Speedway. John Lobb, 4th in the point standings did a flip after contact with the backstretch wall during the first heat but was able to make the feature event. Dave Hess Jr. briefly led the event then suffered mechanical problems. Ed Carley led for a while falling to a Robbie Blair slide job. Blair looked to have the field covered then succumbed to mechanical problems setting Dick Barton up for his 74th feature win at Stateline and the first for his new 14B car.

Joe Buccola Jr. held on through several cautions and rain to win the Bear Lade Inn Super Sportsman Special.

2009 E-Mod Champ Justin Carlson led from green to checkers for his first feature win of the season.

Jimmy Diabo notched his third feature win of the season in the first Super Challenger feature and Aaron Liberati won his second nipping Jeff Lamb at the line.

Brandon Groters came from 16th to win his third Spectator feature.

Kelly Frederes made a late race pass of Chad Carlson to win his third Outlaw Cadet feature.

Dave Hess Jr. and Ed Carley the first and second heat winners were on the front row for the Super Late Model Special. Hess jumped into the early lead with Carley Second. The yellow flew after the first circuit for Bob Close stopped on the speedway. During the yellow head started Mark Matthews told Hess to report to the pits as he was leaking fluid, making Carley the new leader with Robbie Blair alongside. Carley led the next lap but lap three was yellowed as Rob Middleton spun in turn four. Carley, Blair, Dick Barton, Greg Oakes and Randy Lobb were the restart leaders. Once more Carley led with Barton alongside Blair for the second spot and Oakes a distant fourth. Middleton had more problems on lap six for the third yellow. George LaBarbera and Wendell Pinckney tangled on the restart for the fourth caution. Management temporarily counted the yellow laps during the caution then rescinded the decision restarting the event on lap six. Two laps after the restart Andy Boozel had trouble for caution five. Carley, Blair, Barton, Randy Lobb and Oakes were the top five. David Scott was seventh from his twelfth starting spot. As lap ten approached the top six cars were single file. John Lacki stopped in the pit entrance causing yellow six with nine laps complete. Dutch Davies was the next to have problems tangling with Scott Gurdak for yellow seven. Bumping and banging in the back of the field during the restart ended with Doug Eck and Scott Gurdak stopped in turn four for yellow eight. A light rain started to fall as field prepared for the restart. Carley and Blair quickly separated from the remainder of the field. On lap thirteen Blair executed a perfect slide job in turn two to take the lead. Once in front Blair began to build a lead over Carley. On lap seventeen Dennis Lunger stopped high in turn one for the ninth caution. Just 18 of the original 30 starters were still on the speedway. The green was quickly followed by the yellow as Randy Lobb stopped in the infield. Scott was up to fifth with Scott Johnson sixth. Boozel brought out caution number eleven after scrapping to a stop on the back stretch wall. Twenty of the thirty five laps were complete. Mike Knight was sixth. Gurdak slowed then could not make the turn into the pits for caution twelve with 22 laps complete and 15 cars remaining. Blair seemed to be in a class by himself with just three laps completed after the last restart Blair had nearly a straightaway lead over second place Barton, then his luck ended with mechanical problems on lap 27. Barton assumed the lead with Carley second followed by Oakes, Scott and Knight. Scott began a charge after the restart passing Carley and Oakes for the runner up spot. Barton has amassed a six car length lead. Carley retired with three laps remaining. With two to go Scott trailed by two car lengths tried Barton on the final lap but could not get by giving Barton his first feature win of the season.

Allen Haskins and Ben Reed were on the front row for the Bear Lake Inn Super Sportsman feature. Reed led lap one then fell to Bob Hazzard just before Pete Volpe spun into the infield for yellow number one. Yellow number two occurred on the restart for Jason Schumaker stopped in the exit of turn four. On the restart John Boardman and Ben Burgess brought out the third yellow. Burgess was unable to continue and Boardman was sent into pits. After a lengthy yellow the race resumed and Joe Buccola Jr. passed Reed for the lead. After two laps of green flag racing Haskins spun in turn one for caution four. At the half way mark Buccola led Reed by 15 car lengths and Pete Volpe trailed Reed by 5. Volpe did a snap spin on lap twelve slapping the front stretch wall for yellow number five. After the longest green of the event Jake Eller spun to a smoking stop in the exit of turn four with 17 laps complete. During the yellow the rain increased. Buccola tip toed through the final tree laps for the victory.

After a couple of quick hot laps the E-Mod feature event was set to take the green with Justin Carlson and Ron Davies on the front row. Carlson was the first around with Davies second. Mike Eschrich was third, John Boyd fourth and Scott Gurdak fifth. Eschrich nearly spun in front of the field on lap seven but was able to hold on to the third position. With ten complete Carlson led Davies with ten car lengths and Eschrich was a distant third. The first yellow flew on lap twelve for Greg Johnson. Carlson remained the leader after the restart with Davies and Eschrich in tow. Gurdak made a run on Eschrich but could not complete the pass falling back into fourth. The second caution was for Anthony Marotto who had spun to a stop in the infield. With two to go Davies lost a left rear tire bringing his race to an end two laps early and causing caution three. Carlson held on and Gurdak nipped Eschrich for second on the final lap.

The front row spun on the first lap of the Spectator feature and a yellow was avoided giving the lead to Kyle Weilacher. Weilacher lost the led to Kevin Golden on lap four. Brandon Groters came from 16th to take the lead just before the yellow flew for Matt Swanson. Groters, Golden and Mike Moon were the restart leaders. Weilacher spun for caution two on the restart. After one lap the yellow returned as Kevin Hill was sitting in the middle of turn four facing the wrong direction. Moon passed Golden for second then the fourth yellow this won for Josh Crull. Ben Asel passed Golden for third just before the two to go signal then yellow five leaving two laps remaining. Yellow six happened on the restart. Groters held on for the win his third of the season.

Stan Davis Jr. led the first lap of the Outlaw Cadet feature. Chad Carlson was second with Kelly Frederes third. A lap five spin by Rodney Thoms brought out the first yellow. On lap eight Carlson beat Davis to the line to become the new leader. On the next lap Frederes also got by Davis for the runner up spot. Thoms had more problems causing the second yellow on lap 11. On the next circuit Steve Moynihan lifted Mike Moore spinning Moore for yellow three. Ryan Scott was third on the restart. Carlson and Frederes were side by side at the line on lap fourteen then Frederes completed the pass on lap fifteen to become the new leader. Frederes ran away from Carlson in the final three laps for his third win.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Wendell Pinckney Albion PA, George Labarbera Sugar Grove PA

Heat 2: Ed Carley Freedom NY, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Dereck Frank Jamestown NY, John Lacki Sinclairville NY

Heat 3: Robbie Blair, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY

Heat 4: Bob Close Eldred PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, David Scott Garland PA, Chris Hackett Corry PA, Chad Valone Warren PA

Consolation: Dennis Lunger Jr. Albion PA, Boom Briggs Bear Lake PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Chuck Parker Sinclairville NY, Charles Supplee Rock Creek OH, Nathan Short Panama NY

Feature: Dick Barton Ashville NY, David Scott Garland PA, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Mike Knight Ripley NY, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Chris Hackett Corry PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Chad Valone Warren PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Pete Alspaugh Russell PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Ed Carley Freedom NY, Chuck Parker Sinclairville NY, Robbie Blair, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Dennis Lunger Jr. Albion PA, George Labarbera Sugar Grove PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Dereck Frank Jamestown NY, Bob Close Eldred PA, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Boom Briggs Bear Lake PA, Wendell Pinckney Albion PA, Rob Middleton Russell PA, Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA

E-Mod

Heat 1: Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Mike Eschrich Mt. Jewett PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Troy Carr Kennedy NY, Tim Rockwell Salamanca NY

Heat 2: Ron Davies, John Boyd Waterford PA, Brian Fardink Sherman NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Alex Froman Ashville NY

Feature: Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Mike Eschrich Mt. Jewett PA, John Boyd Waterford PA, Brian Fardink Sherman NY, Tim Rockwell Salamanca NY, Troy Carr Kennedy NY, David Shagla Sugar Grove PA, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Mike Moore Russell PA, Tyler Green Corry PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, John Chine Falconer NY

Heat 2: Ryan Scott, Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY

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

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Robert Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Ben Reed Brocton NY, Mike Burnham Frewsburg NY, Mike Genco Jamestown NY, Jason Schumaker

Heat 2: Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Pete Volpe

Feature: Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Ben Reed Brocton NY, Mike Burnham Frewsburg NY, Jake Eller Erie PA, Mike Genco Jamestown NY, Pete Volpe, Robert Hazzard Frewsburg NY, Allen Haskins Jamestown NY

Spectator

Heat 1: Kevin Hill Gowanda NY, Nicholas Mohawk Irving NY, Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, James Britt Dunkirk NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY

Heat 2: Brian Wilson Jamestown NY, Ben Asel Kane PA, Ken Drake Jamestown NY, Nathan Earle Garland PA, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY

Feature: Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Ben Asel Kane PA, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, Ken Drake Jamestown NY, Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Kevin Hill Gowanda NY, Nicholas Mohawk Irving NY, Matt Sampson Warren PA

Super Challenger

First Feature: Jimmy Diabo Gerry NY, Paul Nelson Ii Ashville NY, Jeremiah Blystone Youngsville PA, Allen Yarbrough Jamestown NY, Darryl Jaquith Corry PA, Michael Little Ashville NY, Richard Langer Sherman NY, Sherwood Potter Ashville NY, David Campbell Warren PA, Elaine Best

Second Feature: Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY, Jeff Lamb Panama NY, Dustin Lamb Jamestown NY, Stephanie Hilyer, Scott Dellahoy Jr. Sinclairville NY, Tyler Little Youngsville PA, Devin Ohl Warren PA, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA, Tabetha Houser, Steven Samuelson Jamestown NY