Wins Number 7 at Stateline on Onyx Waste Services Night
Gardner and Chris Hackett led the twenty-four Super Late Models to Spanky
Hallís green flag with Gardner leading until a spin in turn four by Scott
Gurdak negated the start. Gardner
again assumed the point with Matt Urban and Rod Maloy getting around Hackett to
fight over second until caution was again shown for a spin in lap two by Chad
Clement. Gardner again led with Dan
Armbruster coming to second one lap after green. After
another caution Gardner and Armbruster ran side by side for five laps with
Armbruster taking over the top spot on lap nine.
Matt Urban then ran next to Gardner for five laps before taking over
second. After that is was
Armbruster weaving through traffic on the way to win number seven of the 2002
season. Urban wound up second with
Gardner settling for third ahead of Dave Hess, Jr. and defending series Champion
Limited Late Models started their feature with Al Cressley on the pole and
leading from the start with Pat McGuire second by the end of lap one.
Seven cars piled up in turn three on lap four, but all were able to
continue except Steve Moynihan, who returned after a quick tire change.
At the end of seven laps McGuire was challenging for the lead on the
outside. Caution on lap nine again
slowed the fight for the lead. Cressley
and McGuire ran side by side with McGuire taking the high line until lap fifteen
when McGuire slid high in turn four. That
gave Cressley sole possession of the lead, which he never relinquished over the
remaining five laps. McGuire
wound up second with Les Lyon third ahead of Bobby Rohrer and Chad Ramsey.
E-Mods reported to the speedway for their feature event with Stu Rickard and
James Irwin leading the way. Mike
Hess had problems on the pace lap and had to be towed from the speedway.
Irwin could not keep his mount running so was replaced at the front by
Randy Parmenter. Rickard
powered away at the start with Mike Samuelson second.
After a caution period at lap three, Dale Applebee took over second with
Dave Hess, Jr coming to third. On
lap seven Rickard spun out of the led on turn four, allowing Applebee to get by
with Bill Thomas coming to second ahead of Hess, Jr.
Chris Peterson backed into the turn three wall with two laps remaining.
Applebee then went on to win number three of the year ahead of Thomas,
Hess, Jr, Tim Rater, and Samuelson.
Hazzard launched out to a big lead early in the Sportsmen event with former
class champion Mike Kosinski second by the time the caution was shown for a spin
by John Robinson. With green
conditions again on the speedway, Hazzard and Kosinski fought over the lead
until Kosinski got by on lap eight. Mayhem
ensued coming out of turn four on lap nine when Pat McGuire and Robert J Nocero
came together with McGuire ending up on the wall and Bob VanArsdale jumping over
Noceroís wheel, eliminating all three from the event.
One more caution slowed the event before Kosinski got the checkers for
his fifth visit to Victory Lane. Joe
Buccola, Jr. was second with Dave Cummings third, Don McGuire fourth, and Randy
Outlaw Cadets started with a spin by Doug Moore coming down for the start.
When the twenty-four-car field got realigned, Louie DiDenisio jumped out
to the early lead hounded by Greg Johnson.
Caution was shown on lap five when John Boardman spun in turn one.
On the restart DiDenisio reassumed the lead with Johnson again second.
The stalled car of Lonnie Waldron brought out the second caution at the
halfway point of the event. A
four-car mess in turn four again slowed the race just as lap eight was
completed, but Jim Hilyer had taken second from Johnson at the line.
Using the extreme high line Hilyer set out after DiDenisio but the number
6 was quick enough to gather his third win of the season at Stateline.
Points leader John Pencille got by Johnson and a fading Hilyer to finish
second. Hilyer wound up fourth
after Johnson and Jeff VanArsdale was fifth.
first Spectator feature started with a spin by the outside pole sitter, Chris
Couchenour, necessitating a complete restart. Steve
Keith then took the lead at the start and led right to the final lap when he was
passed by Mark Ramsey. Keith wound
up second with Bill Baker third.
Mike Knight jumped out to the early lead in the second Spectator feature with Ron Fish second. Knight went on to his first feature win. With two laps remaining Ron Bush took over the runner-up position. Fish fell off the pace at that point. Jason Stutzman wound up third.
Feature: Dale Applebee, Bill Thomas, Dave Hess, Jr., Tim Rater, Mike Samuelson, Al Cressley, Justin Carlson, Stu Rickard, Tink Mealy, Jerry Schimp
Feature 1: Louie DiDenisio, John Pencille, Greg Johnson, Jim Hilyer, Jeff VanArsdale, Glenn Slaney, Nathan Short, Jeff Campbell, Dan Slye, Chris Blose
Limited Late Models:
Feature: Al Cressley, Pat McGuire, Les Lyon, Bobby Rohrer, Chad Ramsey, Paul Briggs, Mike Moore, Tom Schnars, Tom Hagberg, Andy Knight
Budweiser Super Sportsmen:
Feature: Mike Kosinski, Joe Buccola Jr., Dave Cummings, Don McGuire, Randy Parmenter, Bob Hazzard, Mike Murray, J R Nocero, Dana Cummings, Chris Kuschel
Super Late Models:
Feature: Dan Armbruster, Matt Urban, Rich Gardner, Dave Hess Jr., Rod Maloy, Chris Hackett, Scott Johnson, Scott Gurdak, Doug Eck, Chad Ruhlman
Powder Puff Winners: Terri Ransom, Michelle Gibbons, Mandy Parmenter, Amy Bimber