September 10th, 2010 - Robbie Blair Wins the Friday Edition of the Roberts Trucking ULMS Super Late Model September Spectacular
at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

Friday September 10th, 2010 Busti, NY: Friday was opening night for the Roberts Trucking September Spectacular and Mother Nature delivered clear skies. Thirty-one Super Late Models attempted to gain one of the twenty-four starting spots for the $5,000 top prize in the Friday edition of the ULMS Roberts Trucking Super Late Model Spectacular.

Chad Carlson won the Finnís Auto Sales & Service/Magnum Graphics Outlaw Cadet Special assuming the lead after rookie Steve Kania tangled with Tyler Green.

Robbie Blair waited until nine to go to make his charge to the front for his second ULMS victory of the season winning the first round of the Roberts Trucking Super Late Model September Spectacular.

Dave Hess Jr. dominated the UEMS E-Mod 25 lap feature event for his third win in five starts. Hess led from the second lap for the win.

Steve Dixon remained the King of the Crates easily winning the Crate Late Model feature as he did earlier in the season on the Crateís first appearance at Stateline.

Matt Harvey won the Spectator main event his third win.

Mike Kosinski held of Dan Nocero Jr. to win his first Super Sportsman feature of the season.

Greg Rockwell won his third Super Challenger feature.

Young Steve Kania and veteran Chad Carlson were on the front row for the twenty-five lap Finnís Auto Sales and Service/Magnum Graphics Outlaw Cadet Special. Kania moved into the early lead then a three multi-car incident collected Jake Finnerty, Stan Davis Jr., John Cline and Chris Ward. Tyler Green tapped Kania on the restart sending Kania around and bringing out the second caution of the event. Officials placed Kania in the rear for causing the yellow and Green for tapping him. Carlson inherited the lead then two laps later the third caution occurred with Kania, Finnerty and Rick Karash involved. Carlson, Glen Slaney, Kelly Frederes, and Brian Crandall were the restart leaders. Kania went into the pits during the yellow. Cline did a half spin in turn one collecting Byron Johnson for yellow number four. Davis cause yellow number five with eight laps complete coming to a stop atop a tractor tire placed to keep the race cars out of the infield. At the half way point Carlson led Slaney by tow car lengths with point leader Frederes back five car lengths from Slaney. Finnerty, Chad Schauers and Crandall tangled for yellow six with fifteen laps down. Green was fourth on the restart and Steve Moynihan fifth. Yellow seven was for Davis who had slowed to a stop in turn one. Green grabbed third from Frederes on lap twenty and began to press Slaney for second when the eighth yellow flew when Chris Ward spun into the infield off turn four. Carlson held on to pocket the $500 winners share with Slaney second and Green third.

Chris Hackett led the first circuit of the Roberts Trucking Super Late Model feature after stating in the number two spot. On lap two veteran Dick Barton was second with pole sitter Andy Kania third and Chad Valone fourth. Scott Gurdak stopped high in turn three for the first caution of the event with six laps complete. Hackett, Barton, Kania, Valone and Jason Morell were the leaders. Barton and Hackett cross the start finish line dead even on lap eight and Barton led by a nose on lap nine then by a car length on lap ten. Kania held on to the third spot with Robbie Blair fourth from his ninth starting spot and Valone fifth. Barton continued to extend his lead as the first fifteen of forty laps came to a close. Barton entered lap traffic just one lap before the half way mark. Boom Briggs nearly recovered from a spin between turns three and four but was bumped by a passing racer for caution number two. During the yellow Dave Hess was stopped by the official for leaking fluid then pushed into the pits. Barton led the single file restart. Mike Knight was the only racer making headway after the restart then he succumbed with mechanical problems with 13 laps remaining. Barton, Hackett, Blair, Kania and Valone led. With ten laps remaining Barton led Hackett by five car lengths. With nine laps remaining Blair made his charge to the front using the outside to pass Hackett then one lap later did the same the Barton and with two to go led Barton by half a straight. Blair handily won the event his second ULMS victory of the season.

Dave Hess Jr. and Scott Gurdak made up the front row for the UEMS E-Mod event. Gurdak was leading when the yellow flew for Mike McGee stopped in turn four. Gurdak, Hess, Joel Watson, Randy Hall and Vic Vena were the restart leaders. Hess used the outside starting spot to pass Gurdak for the lead. Watson nearly spun on lap five allowing Hall by for third. Hess was running away with the lead with Hall hounded Gurdak for second, Watson was a distant fourth and Brent Rhebergen ran fifth. Hall inched by Gurdak for the runner up spot at the half way point and Vena retired to the infield. By lap sixteen Hess had caught the rear of the field and Gurdak had regained the second spot from Hall. A lap twenty one incident involved Carl McKinney, Chet Sheets, Alex Froman and Brian Douglas for caution three. No one had anything for Hess as he easily moved away from the field with just one lap remaining the fourth yellow flew as Froman spun in turn two. Hess ran the final circuit unchallenged his third win in five starts.

Max Blair pulled in the infield after a first lap spin by Kyle Zimmerman as Steve Dixon led. Robbie Blair pulled into the pits during the caution as did Zimmerman. Dixon remained the leader on the restart with Ed Carley second and Robert Dorman third. Dorman passed Carley on lap three for the number two spot. With ten of the twenty five laps complete Dixon led Dorman by half a straight, Carley was still third with Jason Genco fourth. Les Lyon brought out the second yellow with twelve laps complete. Genco and Carley rubbed on the restart causing caution three. Both Genco and Carley pulled into the pits after the incident. Dixon, Dorman, Bill Cunningham, John Volpe and John Haggerty were the restart leaders. A two car incident with just five laps remaining involved Bob Vogt Jr. and Newt Tackett. As it was in the first twenty it was all Dixon in the final five laps.

Point leader Brandon Groters edged Sam Courson at the line to lead the first lap of the Spectator feature. Matt Harvey was third. Groters lead ended quickly with a lap five flat placing Courson in the top spot with Harvey second. At the end of lap six Harvey was the new leader and Mike Moon was pressing Courson for third. Moon won the contest for third just before Courson lost the handle in turn three for caution two. Matt Sampson spun with nine laps complete for caution three. Harvey won the race his third of the season.

Allen Yarbrough stopped on the front stretch on the second lap of the Super Sportsman feature as Mike Kosinski lead Ben Reed and Dan Nocero Jr.. Ben Burgess spun but did not bring out yellow losing several positions. Nocero bested Reed on lap four for second just before a spin by Orville Edward. Kosinski could not shake Nocero as the two stretched their lead over the remainder of the field. Lap traffic temporarily separated the two leaders with two laps to go. Nocero just could not muster the speed to best Kosinski giving Kosinski his first win of the season.


Super Late Model

Heat 1: Chris Hackett Corry PA, Chad Ruhlman, Robbie Blair, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Ward Schell

Heat 2: Mike Knight Ripley NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, David Scott Garland PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA

Heat 3: Chad Valone Warren PA, Jason Morel North East PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Dereck Frank Jamestown NY, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY

Heat 4: Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA, John Volpe Lakewood NY, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Doug Eck Corry PA

Consolation 1: Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Boom Briggs Bear Lake PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Ward Schell, Chad Ramsey, Bruce Hordusky Erie PA, Chuck Parker Sinclairville NY

Consolation 2: Doug Eck Corry PA, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Wendell Pinckney Albion PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Darren Peters Fort Erie ON, Nathan Short Panama NY

Feature: Robbie Blair Centerville PA., , Dick Barton Ashville NY, Chris Hackett Corry PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA, Chad Valone Warren PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Jason Morell North East PA, Dutch Davies Warren PA, David Scott Garland PA, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Doug Eck Corry PA, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Chad Silleman South Dayton NY, Boom Briggs Bear Lake PA, Nathan Short Panama NY, Dereck Frank Jamestown NY, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Mike Knight Ripley NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA

E-Mod

Heat 1: Tom Pierce Ripley NY, Vic Vena Shinglehouse PA, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Nathan Hill East Otto NY, Brian Douglas Painsville OH

Heat 2: Joel Watson Conneaut OH, Al Brewer Belfast NY, Kari Gasser Girard OH, Chris Couchenour Ashville NY, Tim Rockwell Salamanca NY

Heat 3: Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, Randy Hall Olean NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Randy Raynor Fredonia NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA

Heat 4: Brent Rhebergen Clymer NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Jaben Hill Cattaraugus NY, Chet Sheets Warren PA, Alex Froman Ashville NY

Consolation 1: Tim Rockwell Salamanca NY, Brian Douglas Painsville OH, David Shagla Sugar Grove PA, Shane Crotty Corry PA, Cale Crocker Pittsfield PA, Dennis Asel Kane PA, Anthony Marotto Ashville NY, Dan Davies Warren PA, Greg Johnson Busti NY

Consolation 2: Alex Froman Ashville NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, Mike Mcgee Mayville NY, Darren Tarabori Galeton PA, Carl McKinney Mars PA, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Steve Huling Kennedy NY, Ben Asel Kane PA, Joe Webber Erie PA, Chris Peterson Erie PA

Feature: Dave Hess Jr. Waterford PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Randy Hall Olean NY, Joel Watson Conneaut OH, Brent Rhebergen Clymer NY, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Kari Gasser Girard OH, Chris Couchenour Ashville NY, Nathan Hill East Otto NY

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Steve Kania Waterford PA, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Troy Dorman Fredonia NY, Joe Rohrer North East PA

Heat 2: Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, Glen Slaney Union City PA, Kelly Frederes Russell PA, John Chine Falconer NY

Feature: Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Glen Slaney Union City PA, Tyler Green Corry PA, Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Mike Moore Russell PA, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Chet Sheets, Joe Rohrer North East PA, Jake Finnerty Panama NY

Super Sportsman

Heat 1: Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Mike Kosinski Ashville NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Orville Edward Iii Falconer NY

Heat 2: Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Ben Reed Brocton NY, Tom Kosinski Lakewood NY, Mike Murray Erie PA, Allen Yarbrough Jamestown NY

Feature: Mike Kosinski Ashville NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Ben Reed Brocton NY, Jake Eller Erie PA, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, John Boardman Jamestown NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Brent Crandall North East PA, Tom Kosinski Lakewood NY

Spectator

Heat 1: Mike Moon Brocton NY, Steve Keith Clymer NY, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Kevin Hill Gowanda NY, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY

Heat 2: Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Brian Bush Erie PA, Gary Fisher North East PA

Feature: Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Brian Bush Erie PA, Gary Fisher North East PA, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY, Steve Keith Clymer NY, Matt Sampson Warren PA, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Nathan Earle Garland PA

Super Challenger

Feature: Greg Rockwell Garland PA, Austin Karash Panama NY, Jeff Lamb Panama NY, Jimmy Diabo Gerry NY, Scott Dellahoy Jr. Sinclairville NY, Jeremiah Blystone Youngsville PA, Tracy Paxton Jamestown NY, Randy Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Joshua Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY

Crate Late Model

Heat 1: Steve Dixon Smethport PA, Billy Cunningham, Jr Ashville OH, Max Blair Centerville PA, Bob Craig Spartansburg PA, Newt Tackett North East PA

Heat 2: Ed Carley, Bill Cunningham Jefferson OH, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Kyle Zimmerman Albion PA, Kevin Decker Erie PA

Heat 3: Robert Dorman Stockton NY, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Rob Blair Centerville PA, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Les Lyon Sugar Grove PA

Feature: Steve Dixon Smethport PA, Robert Dorman Stockton NY, Bill Cunningham Jefferson OH, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Kevin Decker Erie PA, Jamie Brown Jamestown NY, Matt Cobb Bradford PA, John Haggerty Olean NY, Billy Cunningham Jr. Ashville OH, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Kyle Zimmerman Albion PA, Jim Frank Jamestown NY, Damien Bidwell Eldred PA, Newt Tackett North East PA, Garrett Mott Smethport PA, Les Lyon Sugar Grove PA, Bob Vogt Jr. W. Springfield PA, Bob Craig Spartansburg PA, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Ed Carley, Rob Blair Centerville PA, Max Blair Centerville PA