September 18th, 2010 - Doug Eck Wins Super Late Model Feature
Chris Hackett Super Late Model Champion at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

 Saturday September 18th, 2010 Busti, NY: The 2010 last night of racing was a sad affair for long time track owner and promoter Francis Seamens had passed away the night before. Prior to the first race of the evening all of the race cars did a 4 wide salute in honor of Mr. Seamens.

            Kyle Zimmerman won the $1,000 dollar Crate Late Model event, rained out from last week, with a late race pass of Jason Genco. Steve Dixon made it three wins in four starts in the second Crate Late Model event passing John Lacki on the final lap for the win.

            Mike Moon won his first Spectator feature of the season and with a third place finish Brandon Groters won the point championship.  Groters celebrated his championship by winning the second Spectator feature his tenth win of the season.

            John Boardman won both of the Super Sportsman features finishing second in the points and Joe Buccola Jr. won the Championship.

Randy Beckstrom won the first Super Challenger feature a double points race and the third a non-point makeup race from last week. Dennis Clemens Jr. won the second double points event. Jimmy Diabo was the Super Challenger point leader going into the two point races but finished 19th allowing Aaron Liberati with his third place finish to win the Super Challenger title. Tracy Paxton won the final Super Challenger feature.

            John Boyd won his third E-Mod feature and Scott Gurdak with a third place finish bested Greg Johnson for the point title.

            Kelly Frederes ended his dominating Outlaw Cadet season with his seventh win and the point Championship. Tyler Green won the makeup non-points feature his first Outlaw Cadet win of the season.

            The Super Late Model feature ended in controversy as early leader John Volpe was disqualified turning the race over to Doug Eck for his second win of the season.

            Last weeks rained out Crate Late Model feature was the first feature run and Jason Genco was the early leader. A lap three spin by Les Lyon brought out the first caution. Genco led after the restart with Kyle Zimmerman second. A three car incident caused caution two on lap 5. Newt Tackett, Lyon and Adam Sixt were involved. Steve Dixon two time Crate Late winner at the speedway moved back into second on the restart. Dixon and Genco were both racing hard for the top spot when Dixon suddenly spun to a stop in turn two then after the yellow flew pulled into the pits. Zimmerman was second for the Genco controlled restart with 12 laps remaining. Zimmerman made his move on lap nineteen making an inside pass of Genco as they exited turn four. Zimmerman ran unchallenged to the double checkers for his first win a Stateline.

            Kevin Hill started second but led the first lap of the first Spectator feature. Nathan Earle was second with Sam Courson third. Steve Keith stopped in turn four for the first yellow. Hill was still the leader with Courson second and Earle third. Two laps latter James Britt spun in turn two for the second yellow. Courson lost several spots making contact with Hill on the restart. Mike Moon climbed into second then coming out of the final turn passed the leader for his first win of the season. Point leader Brandon Gorters clinched the Point Championship with a third place finish.

            The first lap of the Super Sportsman double point feature ended in turn two with Gary Haskins and Ben Reed spinning. Jake Eller led the first round from his pole starting spot with Wade Watson second. Allen Haskins and Ben Burgess Jr. tangled on lap three ending with Haskins spun to a stop in turn two. John Boardman with Burgess in tow move by the second place car on lap four. Burgess nearly spun losing several spots and Boardman claimed the top spot. The next yellow flew for Eller after he spun then stalled in turn four. Six laps were complete with Boardman leading followed by Wade Watson, Burgess, Mike Kosinski and Dan Nocero Jr. Burgess started charging toward the front once more after the restart passing Watson for second. On the next circuit Boardman slowed in turn three and Burgess nearly spun to avoid him losing several car lengths to the leader. Burgess again caught Boardman with seven laps remaining then with two laps remaining Jason Schumaker caused the next caution of the event. Burgess was struggling with broken steering on the restart and ended his race with a spin coming out of turn three for the final caution of the event.  One lap remained for Boardman with Watson second and from his 15th starting spot Nocero. Boardman held on for the win his fifth of the season. Joe Buccola Jr. won the Super Sportsman title.

            A first lap spin by Chet Sheets marred the start of the Outlaw Cadet double points feature. Rodney Thoms was on the pole but Kelly Frederes led them back to the start. Thoms, Stan Davis Jr., and Steve Moynihan tangled as Frederes finished the first lap for caution number two. Frederes led lap two with Chad Carlson along side and Tyler Green third. Chris Ward caused yellow three with six laps complete. Frederes, Carlson, Green, Glen Slaney and John Cline were the leaders. Brian Crandall had problems on the restart for caution four. One lap after the restart Crandall and Rick Karash locked bumpers for caution five. Karash stopped next to the track for caution six with ten laps complete. Frederes continued as the leader after the restart with Carlson right behind and Green a car length behind. Carlson pulled into the pits as the yellow flew for debris, six laps remained. Green became the next challenger for the top spot but Frederes was up to the test each time leaving Green to settle for second and giving Frederes his seventh win of the season.

            The Super Late Model double point feature was led to the green by Chad Ramsey and John Volpe with Volpe leading the first circuit. A multi-car tangle collected Doug Eck, Jason Morell and point leader Chris Hackett with three laps down. On the restart John Lacki spun for caution two. Volpe, Ramsey, Dutch Davies and Andy Kania led. Another multi-car incident ended the restart involving Bruce Hordusky, Andy Boozel, Scott Gurdak and Darrell Bossard. Kania went from fourth to last after a near collision with the back stretch wall and Davies moved up to challenge Volpe for the lead. Eck was third with Ramsey fourth. Randy Lobb was fifth and point leader Chris Hackett sixth. Hackett charged by Lobb and Ramsey for fourth. As the laps wound down Volpe was in lap traffic with Davies on his bumper. On lap 15 Davies pulled into the pits then the leader tagged Boozel for caution. During the yellow Volpe was put to the rear of the field and Volpe’s crew started a fight with the flagman resulting in the disqualification of Volpe. Eck was the new leader and eight laps remained. Eck had a sizeable lead after the restart but the race was on for second and Gurdak and Hackett fought for the spot. With two to go Gurdak faded allowing Hackett an uncontested second place finish and Eck his second win of the season. 

       John Boyd started on the E-Mod pole and led the first lap. Greg Johnson was second followed by Alex Froman and Ron Seeley. Point leader Scott Gurdak was fifth. Steve Simon stopped high in turn four bringing out the yellow with four of the twenty laps complete. Seeley slowed to a stop just before the green and was pushed into the pits. Just one more lap was completed before the next yellow as Tom Pierce had spun in turn two. Debris slowed the race just before half way. Chris Couchenour stalled trying to return to the speedway after a spin with eight laps remaining. Dave Shagla pulled back on the speedway in heavy lap traffic collecting Couchenour for caution six. Dave Atkinson was the next to have problems for caution seven. Caution eight occurred on the restart as Mark Gilbert had spun in turn four. The final five laps were run under green and Boyd was firmly in control for his third win.

            Crate Late Model feature number two was led to the green by John Lacki and Newt Tackett. Lacki took the early lead Tackett second and Jason Genco third. Jamie Brown and Bob Craig brought out the first caution of the race with five laps completed. A lap eight caution for debris bunched the field behind the leaders. Rich Gardner caused caution three with a spin on the restart. Steve Dixon and John Volpe were fifth and sixth and Adam Sixt ran fourth. Dixon made a high side pass on Sixt for fourth with ten laps remaining. Lacki had nearly a straight away lead over Tackett. Dixon continued to advance passing Genco for third on lap eighteen then Tackett for second one lap later. Tim Schram and Jamie Brown caused caution four with six laps remaining. Lacki had Dixon to contend with and with two laps remaining Dixon nearly tried to make the pass on the low side then on the final circuit Dixon used the high side and made the pass for his third win in four starts.

            Ben Reed was the leader of the 2nd Super Sportsman race when a spin by Gary Haskins caused caution number one. Reed gave way to Dan Nocero Jr. three laps later just before Reed tangled with David Stein for yellow two. Nocero, John Boardman, Joe Buccola Jr., Jake Eller and Ben Burgess were the restart leaders. Marc Luce stalled on the restart for caution three. Orville Edward collected the next yellow and a few laps later Gary Haskins caused a yellow. Burgess climbed to third after the restart and just before a spin by Eller for caution six. The final laps ended with a pass by Boardman for his second win of the night his fifth of the season. Nocero held off Burgess for second.

            Sam Courson and Brandon Groters were on the front row for the second Spectator feature. Groters grabbed the early lead. Debris brought out the caution on lap three. Steve Keith caused caution two on lap five. Nathan Earle and Kyle Weilacher made a sandwich out or Courson on lap six sending Courson back to fourth, Weilacher to third and Earle to second. Groters had nearly a full straight lead over the field when yellow three flew. Ken Drake was stalled between turn one and two. Six laps remained for Groters. Earle, Weilacher, Mike Moon and Courson trailed. Earle lost his second place with a spin on lap twelve then on the restart Jason Covey spun for caution four. With two to go Weilacher nearly spun and Mike Moon was right there to take advantage but no one could catch Groters as he cruised to his tenth win.

            Four cars brought out the caution on the first lap of second Outlaw Cadet feature. Rick Karash, John Kline and Brian Crandall were involved. Mike Moore led the first lap with Tyler Green second and Chet Sheets third. Green muscled by Moore on lap four to become the new leader and Steve Kania passed Sheets for third. Kania was able to get under Moore several times but could not make the pass stick until just past the half way mark. A lap twelve yellow for Chad Schauers allowed Kania to close with Green for the final eight laps. Two laps after the restart Kania attempted a pass and failed then settled in behind Green as they worked lap traffic. Green was able to hold Kania at bay for the win his first of the season.

Super Late Model

Heat 1: Doug Eck Corry PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Chris Hackett Corry PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY

Heat 2: Jason Morell North East PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Chad Ramsey, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Wendell Pinckney Albion PA

Feature: Doug Eck Corry PA, Chris Hackett Corry PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Chad Ramsey, Wendell Pinckney Albion PA, Andy Kania Waterford PA, Jason Morell North East PA, Chuck Parker Sinclairville NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Bruce Hordusky Erie PA, John Volpe Lakewood NY

E-Mod

Heat 1: John Boyd Waterford PA, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Darren Tarabori Galeton PA, Nathan Hill East Otto NY

Heat 2: Alex Froman Ashville NY, Tim Rockwell Salamanca NY, Dave Atkinson Saegertown PA, David Shagla Sugar Grove PA, Steve Simon Erie PA

Heat 3: Greg Johnson Busti NY, Steve Huling Kennedy NY, Leonard Enos Russell PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Randy Raynor Fredonia NY

Feature: John Boyd Waterford PA, Greg Johnson Busti NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Alex Froman Ashville NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Nathan Hill East Otto NY, Brian Fardink Sherman NY, David Shagla Sugar Grove PA, Steve Huling Kennedy NY, Mark Gilbert Sherman NY

Outlaw Cadet

Heat 1: Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY,, Tyler Green Corry PA, Glen Slaney Union City PA, Chet Sheets

Heat 2: Steve Kania Waterford PA, Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Jake Finnerty Panama NY, Rick Karash Jamestown NY, Bryon Johnson Asheville NY

Heat 3: Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Rodney Thoms Sherman NY, John Chine Falconer NY, Troy Dorman Fredonia NY, Chris Ward Erie PA

First Feature: Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Tyler Green Corry PA, Glen Slaney Union City PA, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Mike Moore Russell PA, John Chine Falconer NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Troy Dorman Fredonia NY, Jake Finnerty Panama NY, Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY

Second Feature: Tyler Green Corry PA, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Mike Moore Russell PA, Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Joe Rohrer North East PA, Bryon Johnson Asheville NY, John Cline Jr. Kennedy NY, Jermin Strickland Jamestown NY, Jake Finnerty Panama NY

Super Sportsman

First Feature: John Boardman Jamestown NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Mike Kosinski Ashville NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Mike Genco Jamestown NY, Orville Edward Iii Falconer NY, Clint Haskins Jamestown NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Brent Crandall North East PA

Second Feature: John Boardman Jamestown NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Ben Burgess Jr. Sherman NY, Joe Buccola Jr. Falconer NY, Mike Kosinski Ashville NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Orville Edward Iii Falconer NY, Jake Eller Erie PA, Mike Murray Erie PA, Brent Crandall North East PA

Spectator

First Feature: Mike Moon Brocton NY, Kevin Hill Gowanda NY, Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Brandon Pierce Sinclairville NY, Nathan Earle Garland PA, Jason Covey, Gary Fisher North East PA, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY

Second Feature: Brandon Groters Bear Lake PA, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY, Kevin Hill Gowanda NY, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Gary Fisher North East PA, Steve Keith Clymer NY, Ken Lamp Jr. Waterford PA, Josh Crull, Nathan Earle Garland PA

Super Challenger

First Feature: Randy Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Dale Haines Warren PA, Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY, Elaine Best, Bob Leonard Ashville NY, Austin Karash Panama NY, Jeremiah Blystone Youngsville PA, Richard Langer Sherman NY, Casey Burch, Tracy Paxton Jamestown NY

Second Feature: Dennis Clemens Jr. Fredonia NY, Greg Rockwell Garland PA, Tawny Crocker, Tabetha Houser, Stephanie Hilyer, Paul Nelson Ii Ashville NY, Tiffany Best, Tyler Little Youngsville PA, Chris Byrne Jamestown NY, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY

Third Feature: Randy Beckstrom Frewsburg NY, Jimmy Diabo Gerry NY, Dale Haines Warren PA, Brandon Troutman Jamestown NY, Austin Karash Panama NY, Stephanie Devereaux Lakewood NY, Sherwood Potter Ashville NY, Bill Baker Jr. Grand Valley PA, Sherrie Jackson, James Frazier Sr. Pittsfield PA

Fourth Feature: Tracy Paxton Jamestown NY, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY, Curt Hansen Sugar Grove PA, Nathan Lamb Jamestown NY, Richard Langer Sherman NY, Jeremiah Blystone Youngsville PA, Scott Perrin Garland PA, Tabetha Houser, Dale Follett Garland PA

Crate Late Model

Heat 1: Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Newt Tackett North East PA, Kevin Decker Erie PA, Kyle Zimmerman Albion PA, Bob Craig Spartansburg PA

Heat 2: Adam Sixt South Dayton NY, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, John Haggerty Olean NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Jamie Brown Jamestown NY

First Feature: Kyle Zimmerman Albion PA, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Tim Schram Scio NY, Jamie Brown Jamestown NY, John Haggerty Olean NY, Robert Dorman Stockton NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Marshall Shunk Smethport PA, Les Lyon Sugar Grove PA, Newt Tackett North East PA, Bob Craig Spartansburg PA, Steve Dixon Smethport PA, Kevin Decker Erie PA, Adam Sixt South Dayton NY, Rob Blair Centerville PA, Ron Baker Freedom NY

Second Feature: Steve Dixon Smethport PA, John Lacki Sinclairville NY, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, John Haggerty Olean NY, Newt Tackett North East PA, Adam Sixt South Dayton NY, Robert Dorman Stockton NY, Kyle Zimmerman Albion PA, Les Lyon Sugar Grove PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Marshall Shunk Smethport PA, Tim Schram Scio NY, Jamie Brown Jamestown NY, John Volpe Lakewood NY, Bob Craig Spartansburg PA, Kevin Decker Erie PA