May 1st, 2010 - Dave Scott Wins Emory Mahan Memorial and Rich Michael Jr. takes the Charlie Robinson Memorial at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Busti, NY: After two attempts Mother Nature finally cooperated at Stateline Speedway and the season was started with the Emory Mahan ULMS Super Late Model Memorial and the Charlie Robinson UEMS E-Mod Memorial sponsored by Roberts Trucking. Thirty-two Super Late Models and fifty-two E-Mods attempted to qualify for the two memorial races. Dave Scott was in the right spot at the right time as the leaders tangled on the final lap allowing him to make the pass and lead the only lap that counted winning the inaugural ULMS Emory Mahan Memorial.

The Charlie Robinson UEMS Memorial was won by Rich Michael Jr. Michael led every lap of the event and finished with a right rear flat.

John Boardman began 2010 as he ended 2009 winning the Super Sportsman feature. Kelly Frederes won the Outlaw Cadet feature in a green to checkers run. Chris Withers came from eighth to win the Spectator feature. Tiffany Best won the Lady Challenger feature. Scott Dellahoy Jr. won the first Super Challenger feature and Aaron Liberati the second.

The first feature of night was the thirty lap Emory Mahan memorial with Scott Gurdak and Boom Briggs on row one followed by John Lobb and Ed Carley in row two and David Scoot and Nathan Short in row three. Gurdak by a nose over Briggs at the end of the first lap followed by a yellow for Darrell Bossard, Chad Valone, Mike Knight and John Lacki. Twenty-nine laps remained with Gurdak and Briggs still on row one followed by Lobb and Carley. Briggs dropped to the bottom and led lap two with Gurdak second followed by Lobb and Carley. A lap four incident involved Derrick Frank caused the second caution. Briggs, Gurdak, Lobb, Carley and Scott were the top five. It was three wide to start finish line with Briggs still on top at the end of lap five. Scott switched to the low side and Lobb slowed pulling in the pits as the field completed eight laps. Dave Hess Jr. was up to fourth from his eleventh starting spot at the end of the first ten laps. Carley was fading as the top four of Briggs, Gurdak, Scott and Hess were in a break away. Briggs was into lap traffic on lap fifteen as Scott challenged Gurdak for the number two spot and Hess lurked in fourth. It was three wide for second on lap seventeen with Scott leading on the backstretch and Briggs on the front. Two turns later Hess had the spot. Briggs was into heavy lap traffic allowing Hess to catch up with six laps remaining. Briggs stayed low and Hess could not get under for the spot. With two laps remaining Briggs was a car length in front. On the white flag lap Hess muscled around Briggs to lead into three but Briggs made contact putting Hess sideways and allowing Scott to move from third to first. Doug Eck grabbed second and Hess recovered from the near spin to take third.

Rich Michael Jr. led the first lap of the Charlie Robinson Memorial followed quickly by the first yellow as Chris Couchenour had trouble in turn three. Michael, Dave Hess Jr., Vic Vena, Greg Johnson and Scott Gurdak were the leaders for the lap two restart. The yellow flew for Joel Watson and Dave Lyon on lap three. A four car pile up on the back stretch collected Tim Rockwell, Randy Hall, Mike Knight and Dave Atkinson. The night was over for Atkinson, Hall and Rockwell and after a pit stop Knight returned to the speedway. Mike Eschrich pulled off during the lengthy yellow as Hallís car required a wrecker at both ends. Michael gained a ten car length lead right after the restart and Hess faded to fourth. The next yellow was brought out by Knight with a spin in turn one with twelve laps complete. Seven cars tangled in turn two for yellow number five on lap thirteen. Michael led two more laps then yellow six for Tim Peterson. Hess went to the pits to repair a left read flat and joined the field at the tail for the restart. Fifteen cars remained. Michael easily controlled the restart with Vena solidly in second and Gurdak and Johnson fighting for third. Michael took the two to go signal with a straight away lead over Vena followed quickly by the double checkers.

Ben Burgess Jr. grabbed the lead from Dan Nocero Jr. on the first lap of the Super Sportsman feature. John Boardman was third. At the half way point the yellow flew for Jake Eller stalled in turn four. Boardman used the restart to his advantage passing Burgess for the lead on the backstretch. Burgess trailed Boardman through the remainder of the race but could not muster enough speed for the pass.

Kelly Frederes started on the pole and lead the first lap of the Outlaw Cadet feature. Tyler Green was second and Chris Ottaway was third. Green stayed with Frederes through the final laps but the opportunity to pass never came giving Frederes the win in a green to checkers run.

Lap one of the Spectator feature ended in a caution for Tim Wilkey. The restart was marred with an eight car incident blocking the speedway in turn one. Kevin Golden was the leader with Ken Drake second. After just one more lap the third yellow occurred this time for Travis Darling. Golden was followed by Chris Withers on the restart. Kevin Hill and Rob Brown brought out the fourth caution on the restart. Golden, Withers and 2009 Spectator Champ Brandon Groters were the leaders. Yellow five occurred with five laps complete. Withers became the new leader after the lap five restart pulled away from the remainder of the field. Every thing went well for Withers until a last lap yellow allowed the field to close with him. Withers controlled the last restart but Golden broke coming to the checkers giving the second spot to Groters.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: John Lobb Jamestown NY, Ed Carley Freedom NY, Billy Henry Jr. Conneautville PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA

Heat 2: Boom Briggs Bear Lake PA, Nathan Short Panama NY, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Chad Valone Warren PA, Dennis Lunger Jr. Albion PA

Heat 3: Dave Scott, Garland PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY

Heat 4: Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Dereck Frank Jamestown NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Bob Close Eldred PA, Dutch Davies Warren PA

Consolation 1: John Lacki Sinclairville NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Dennis Lunger Jr. Albion PA, Rod Maloy Panama NY, Terry Porter, Dereck Frank Jamestown NY, Charles Supplee

Consolation 2: Mike Knight Ripley NY, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Scott Johnson Wattsburg PA, Wendell Pinckney Albion PA, Chris Hackett Corry PA, Ryan Scott Garland PA, George Labarbera Sugar Grove PA

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

E-Mod

Heat 1: Brent Rhebergen Clymer NY, Dave Lyon Corry PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Jordan Eck Corry PA, Shane Crotty Corry PA

Heat 2: Vic Vena Shinglehouse PA, Joel Watson Conneaut OH, Troy Carr, Carl McKinney, Alex Froman Ashville NY

Heat 3: Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, Chris Couchenour Ashville NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, Kari Gasser, Tim Rockwell Salamanca NY

Heat 4: Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Cale Crocker Youngsville PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Tim Peterson Wilcox PA, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY

Heat 5: Greg Johnson Busti NY, Mike Eschrich Mt. Jewett PA, Leonard Enos, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Randy Hall Olean NY

Heat 6: Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Dave Atkinson Saegertown PA, Mike Knight Ripley NY, Scooter Pangrazio, TJ Downs Albion NY

Consolation 1: Carl McKinney, Tim Rockwell Salamanca NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY, David Shagla Sugar Grove PA, Anthony Marotto Ashville NY, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Kyle Bedell Little Valley NY, Randy Raynor Fredonia NY, John Kelsey Sherman NY, Michael McGee Dewittville NY

Consolation 2: Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Randy Hall Olean NY, Ron Davies, Tim Peterson Wilcox PA, Scooter Pangrazio, Shawn Shingledecker Franklin PA, Troy Carr Kennedy NY, TJ Downs Albion NY, Mark Gilbert Ripley NY, Chet Sheets Warren PA

Feature: Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Vic Vena Shinglehouse PA, Greg Johnson Busti NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, John Boyd Waterford PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Brent Rhebergen Clymer NY, Carl McKinney, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Chris Couchenour Ashville NY

Outlaw Cadet

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

Heat 2: Glenn Slaney Union City PA, Lee Meyers Gerry NY, Chris Ottaway Sherman NY, Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Troy Dorman Fredonia NY

Feature: Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Tyler Green Corry PA, Glen Slaney Union City PA, Chris Ottaway Sherman NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Lee Meyers Gerry NY

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY

Feature: John Boardman Jamestown NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Mike Burnham Frewsburg NY, Ben Reed Brocton NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Allen Haskins Jamestown NY, Jake Eller Erie PA, Tom Kosinski Lakewood NY

Spectator

Heat 1: Eric Paulus Mayville NY, Ken Drake Jamestown NY, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY, Josh Crull, John Phelps Wattsburg PA

Heat 2: Chris Withers Waterford PA, Gary Fisher North East PA, Rob Brown Smethport PA, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY

Feature: Chris Withers Waterford PA, Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Ben Asel Kane PA, Eric Paulus Mayville NY, Rob Brown Smethport PA, Kevin Hill Gowanda NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Nathan Earle Garland PA, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY

Super Challenger

Heat 1: Jimmy Diabo Gerry NY, Dennis Clemens Jr Fredonia NY, Richard Langer Sherman NY, Austin Fitzgerald Youngsville PA, Jeff Lamb Panama NY

Heat 2: Ben Preston Youngsville PA, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Will Pinckney Ashville NY, Dillon Titus Jamestown NY, Chris Paar Mt. Jewett PA

Heat 3: Josh Hebner Dunkirk NY, Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY, Michael Little Ashville NY, Chris Iverson Jr. Youngsville PA, Tyler Little Youngsville PA

First Feature: Scott Dellahoy Jr. Sinclairville NY, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA, David Waite Salamanca NY, Dillon Titus Jamestown NY, Ben Preston Youngsville PA, Steven Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Will Pinckney Ashville NY, Doug Moore Warren PA, Austin Fitzgerald Youngsville PA, Kenneth Hultin Panama NY

Second Feature: Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY, Jeff Lamb Panama NY, Jonathan Hagg Youngsville PA, Josh Hebner Dunkirk NY, Andy Melice Sugar Grove PA, Richard Langer Sherman NY, Cody Bliss Celeron NY, Michael Little Ashville NY, Rick Emerson Ripley NY, Devin Ohl Warren PA

Lady Challenger

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

Feature: Tiffany Best Jamestown NY