May 15th, 2010 - Matt Harvey Wins House of Television Spectator Special
Scott Gurdak Super Late Model Winner at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: The House of Television sponsored events at Stateline Speedway involved over 180 race cars in seven divisions. Matt Harvey lost then regained the lead in the final laps to win the Spectator Special. Glen Slaney came from sixth leading just the final two laps of the Outlaw Cadet feature for his first win of the season ending Kelly Frederes win streak. Ben Burgess Jr. made it to victory lane after falling one lap short last week for his first win of the year. Randy Hall beat 34 E-Mods to win his first of the season as point leader Rich Michael Jr. recovered from a near spin in the final laps to finish second. Tawny Crocker won the Lady Challenger feature her second of the season. Jimmy Diabo won his third Super Challenger feature and Austin Fitzgerald notched his second.

Travis Darling was on the pole at the start of the Spectator feature but failed to complete a lap. Bryan Johnson and Nick Mohawk were the new leaders on the restart. Matt Harvey won the restart to lead lap one with Rob Brown in second. Josh Crull stopped facing the wrong direction in the exit of turn two for the second yellow with four laps complete. Several cars tangled in lap five for the third caution. Kevin Hill was the only car unable to continue. One lap later the fourth caution occurred this time for Brandon Groters and early leader Nick Mohawk. At the end of ten laps Harvey was out in front by 10 car lengths over Brown with Brandon Pierce third. A lap 16 spin by Kyle Weilacher allowed the field to close with Harvey. Brown, Pierce, Ken Drake and Chris Withers completed the top five. Brown moved under Harvey on lap seventeen the two raced side by side through lap eighteen. Harvey allowed Brown to pass then went low passing Brown at the exit of the next corner to regain the lead and one lap later the win.

27 Super Late Models reported to the speedway for their feature event. Chad Valone was the first to cross the line leading lap one then Randy Lobb slowed with a heavily smoking car for the first caution of the event. Valone, Nathan Short, Dutch Davies, Doug Eck and Rod Maloy were the leaders. Davies neatly spun in lap three losing several spots moving Maloy to third. Lap five say Scott Gurdak take fourth and David Scott fifth. Scott continued to charge and was second as the yellow flew for Jamie Brown. Valone, Scott, Gurdak, Short and Chris Hackett led. Scott was up from his thirteenth starting spot with just eleven laps complete. 24 cars remained for the restart. Scott took just two laps to take the lead from car owner Valone. With 9 laps remaining Gurdak used the high side to pass Valone for second. Charles Supplee spun with seven laps remaining just as Gurdak took the lead from Scott using the high side just like Scott did to pass Valone earlier. Short was fourth and Hackett fifth. Scott remained nearly even with Gurdak through the next two circuits then Gurdak gained some day light just before the yellow flew once more for Supplee. Four laps remained with Gurdak and Scott out front followed by Hackett, Valone and Maloy. Head started Mark Matthews aligned the field single file for the restart. Gurdak remained high and in charge but Hackett took the white in second. Gurdak was the winner and Hackett nipped Scott at the line for second.

Chad Schauers and Brian Crandall were on the front row for the Outlaw Cadet feature. A spin at the end of lap one caused yellow number one. Schauers was the leader. Steve Moynihan passed Schauers on lap two for the lead. Kelly Frederes and Glen Slaney were second and third when the yellow flew for Tyler Green. Schauers left the speedway with a right front flat during the yellow. Stan Davis and Green tangled with eight laps down for the fourth caution. Davis had more troubles one lap latter causing caution five. Frederes tested the high side on the restart lap then the yellow reappeared this time for rookie Steve Kania. Frederes passed for the lead on lap twelve only to lose it the line then made it stick one lap later. Green spun for caution seven with seventeen laps complete. Slaney made his charge after the restart and the two nearly wrecked coming to the white flag with Slaney coming away with the lead. Slaney held on breaking Frederes perfect record for his first win of the season.

Wade Watson gave way to Ben Burgess Jr. on the first lap of the Super Sportsman feature. John Boardman was second with Joe Buccola Jr. third. With ten laps complete Burgess led by a straight away over Boardman and Buccola was several car lengths back in third. The race remained green and Burgess dominated the final laps for his first win of the season.

Dustin Eckman and Randy Hall were on the front row for the E-Mod feature with 33 E-Mods in tow. Hall led the first circuit. Two cars tangled on lap four, Kevin Peru and Ron Seeley for caution number one. Hall, Greg Johnson, Rich Michael Jr., Eckman and Alex Froman made up the top five. Hall remained the leader after the restart and stayed up against the cushion. Hall began lapping cars at the 10 lap mark. Heavy lap traffic slowed the leader allowing Johnson and Michael to close. Jeremy Bucktooth lost the handle between turns three and four for the second yellow with just four laps remaining. Hall, Johnson, Michael, Justin Carlson and Scott Gurdak led. Hall nearly lost the lead to Johnson on the restart then Michael nearly spun one lap later losing a spot Carlson. Michael charged back in the final lap gaining two spots to finish just behind Hall. It was Hallís first win of the season.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Chad Valone Warren PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, David Scott Garland PA

Heat 2: Nathan Short Panama NY, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, George Labarbera Sugar Grove PA

Heat 3: Dutch Davies Warren PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Chris Hackett Corry PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY

Feature: Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Chris Hackett Corry PA, David Scott Garland PA, Chad Valone Warren PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Nathan Short Panama NY, Dutch Davies Warren PA, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Ed Carley Freedom NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Pete Alspaugh Russell PA, Wendell Pinckney Albion PA, George Labarbera Sugar Grove PA, Billy Henry Jr. Conneautville PA, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Mike Bihler Albion PA, Ben Porter Ashville OH, Charles Supplee Rock Creek OH, Doug Eck Corry PA, Jaime Brown Jamestown NY, Terry Porter Erie PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY

E-Mod

Heat 1: Greg Johnson Busti NY, Mark Gilbert Sherman NY, Brian Fardink Sherman NY, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA, Tim Peterson Wilcox PA

Heat 2: Randy Hall Olean NY, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY, Vic Vena Shinglehouse PA, Shane Crotty Corry PA

Heat 3: Dustin Eckman Erie PA, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Chuck Frye Ashville NY, Troy Carr Kennedy NY

Heat 4: Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, John Boyd Waterford PA, David Shagla Sugar Grove PA

Feature: Randy Hall Olean NY, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Greg Johnson Busti NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Vic Vena Shinglehouse PA, John Boyd Waterford PA, Brian Fardink Sherman NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Glen Slaney Union City PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Ryan Scott

Heat 2: Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Tyler Green Corry PA, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY, John Chine Falconer NY, Rodney Thoms Sherman NY

Feature: Glen Slaney Union City PA, Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Troy Dorman Fredonia NY, Rodney Thoms Sherman NY, Ryan Scott, Lee Meyers Gerry NY

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Pete Volpe Jamestown NY, Ben Reed Brocton NY, Marc Luce Randolph NY, Mike Burnham Frewsburg NY, Allen Haskins Jamestown NY

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

Feature: Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Pete Volpe, Ben Reed Brocton NY, Mike Burnham Frewsburg NY, Marc Luce Randolph NY, Allen Haskins Jamestown NY

Spectator

Heat 1: Ben Asel Kane PA, Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, Eric Paulus Mayville NY, Kevin Hill Gowanda NY

Heat 2: Gary Fisher North East PA, Brian Wilson Jamestown NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Jason Covey, Sam Courson Cassadaga NYH

Heat 3: Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Chris Withers Waterford PA, Rob Brown Smethport PA, Nathan Earle Garland PA

Feature: Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Rob Brown Smethport PA, Ken Drake Jamestown NY, Ben Asel Kane PA, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Chris Withers Waterford PA, Eric Paulus Mayville NY, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY, Tyler Little Youngsville PA, Casey Burch, Doug Moore Warren PA, Devin Ohl Warren PA

Heat 2: Chris Kingsley Jamestown NY, Scott Dellahoy Jr. Sinclairville NY, Chris Iverson Jr. Youngsville PA, Steven Samuelson Jamestown NY

Heat 3: Jimmy Diabo Gerry NY, Josh Hebner Dunkirk NY, Will Pinckney Ashville NY, Austin Fitzgerald Youngsville PA, Richard Langer Sherman NY

First Feature: Jimmy Diabo Gerry NY, Paul Nelson Ii Ashville NY, Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY, Curt Hansen Sugar Grove PA, Casey Burch, Steven Samuelson Jamestown NY, Chris Byrne Jamestown NY, Bob Leonard Ashville NY, Rick Emerson Ripley NY, James Frazier Pittsfield PA

Second Feature: Austin Fitzgerald Youngsville PA, Josh Hebner Dunkirk NY, Larry Campbell Frewsburg NY, Richard Langer Sherman NY, Donald Hebner Westfield NY, Jeremiah Blystone Youngsville PA, Ben Preston Youngsville PA, Devin Ohl Warren PA, Tyler Little Youngsville PA, Austin Karash Panama NY

Lady Challenger

Heat 1: Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Tawny Crocker Pittsfield PA, Nicole Walter Warren PA, Tiffany Best Jamestown NY

Feature: Tawny Crocker Pittsfield PA, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Cassi Dunn Garland PA, Stephanie Hilyer Jamestown NY, Tabetha Houser North East PA, Nicole Walter Warren PA