Gary Eicher Wins Corry Lumber and True Value Insulation Outlaw Cadet King of the Hill Armbruster Wins Sixth Late Model Feature at Stateline
Gary Eicher won the Corry Lumber and True Value Insulation Outlaw Cadet King of the Hill qualifying event but even though starting on the pole and leading the early laps of the Cadet feature retired early giving the win to Jeff VanArsdale. Dan Armbruster passed early leader Dave Hess Jr. to win his sixth feature at Stateline and continue his dominance of the class. Pat McGuire wins his second Budweiser Super Sportsman feature. Dave Surenna and Mark Ramsey won the Spectator events. Dave Hess Jr. beat Dale Applebee by inches to win his fifth E-Mod feature. Pat McGuire won his ninth Limited Late Model event.
Barrett Brown and Brian Crandall led the first Spectator feature on to the speedway. Brown and Pat Passanise spun on the initial start necessitating a complete restart. Steve Keith came around in turn two and Terry Suppa could not avoid him marring the second attempted start. Neither Suppa nor Keith could continue. Passanise and Brian Larson ruined the third start. Vic Earle spun Rick Sperry on the next start but the lap counted as Crandall was scored as the leader with Brown second. Mark Ramsey moved up to challenge and then pass Crandall for the lead on lap three. John Kelsey spun on lap five the field was realigned with Ramsey on the point, Crandall second and Bill Baker Jr. third. Ramsey ran away from the field on the restart. Brown and Paul Norman caused a caution on lap nine setting up a two-lap race for the win. Mike Boyd moved into third on the restart but it was Ramsey all the way for his second win of the season. Crandall finished second and Boyd third.
A multi-car incident on the initial lap of the second Spectator feature caused a complete restart. Dave Surenna jumped to a huge lead on the restart as Jason Stutzman and Merle Burlingham gave chase. Surenna moved into lap traffic on lap four allowing Stutzman to close. A lap nine spin by Stutzman brought out the yellow moving Burlingham to second and Ron Bush to third. It was green, white checkers as Surenna lead the parade for the win. Burlingham was second and Dennis Lunger passed Bush on the last lap for third. The race ended with an accident in turn two involving Vic Earle Sr.. It was reported that Earle was knocked unconscious in the incident. Earle was helped to the ambulance. Vic Earle was reported as okay later in the evening.
Gary Eicher by virtue of his King of the Hill win was on the pole for the Outlaw Cadet feature. Jim Hilyer started second and point leader John Pencille third. Eicher led the first two laps until Phil Knight climbed the wall on the backstretch for the first caution. Knight was towed into the infield and the field realigned for the restart. Chris Blose and Jim Martin tangled on the restart for caution number two. Pencille took second on the restart and one lap later lost the handle losing four spots and forcing fourth running Louis DeDionisio to stop in the infield bringing out the third caution and because a lap was not completed Eicher returned to the point with Pencille aligned in second and Hilyer third. Eicher led the next lap but a spin by Terry Daniels slowed the race once more. A spinning Todd Church collected Pete Alspaugh, Bill Dunn for caution five on lap six. Second running Pencille went to the pits during the caution moving Hilyer to second and Jeff VanArsdale to third. VanArsdale and Greg Johnson passed Hilyer on the restart then Eicher spun while leading lap eight for the sixth caution of the event. VanArsdale was in front followed by Johnson, Hilyer and Glenn Slaney. Dustin Eckman and John Boardman brought out the seventh caution on lap nine. DeDionisio was tagged and spun on lap twelve for caution number eight. Boardman lost the handle once more on the restart for caution nine. VanArsdale led the final four laps for his third win. Johnson finished second and Todd Church moved past Hilyer on the white flag lap for third.
Joe Buccola Jr. led the first lap of the Budweiser Super Sportsman event but Scott Bayle stopped on the speedway causing a caution before the second lap was completed. Bob Hazzard and Robert Nocero tangled on lap three for the second caution as Buccola led with Bob VanArsdale second and J.R. Nocero third. Don and Pat McGuire moved in to the battle for the second position on the restart with Pat McGuire coming out on top two laps later. Pete Volpe, Dave Cummings and John Robinson caused caution three. Buccola was still leading with Pat McGuire shown in second, Don McGuire third and VanArsdale fourth. With six to go Scott Bayle had moved from the rear of the field to fourth. Pat McGuire move into the lead with three to go and Bayle to third. Pat McGuire won the race for his second feature win in the Sportsman division.
Twenty-eight Super Late Models reported to the speedway for the twenty-five lap main event of the evening. Dave Hess Jr. and John Lacki were in row one with Dan Armbruster and Doug Eck in row two. It was Hess and Armbruster after one as the field bumped and banged for racing room. Two were completed before the first caution collecting Al Crocker, Bump Hedman, Rich Gardner and Randy Lobb. Everyone was able to continue. Hess led lap three as he and Armbruster began to pull away. John Lacki stopped facing the wrong was in turn two on lap five for the second caution. A miss communication while the cars were being realigned caused the cars in the rear of the field to think the race was starting with the Spanky Hall still on the speedway aligning cars. A number of cars sustained sheet metal damage in the incident but were all-able to continue. Armbruster moved to the front on the restart lap forcing Hess to second. Bob Craig stopped on lap eight for caution number three. Armbruster stayed low on the restart and began pulling away for the pack. With ten laps down Armbruster had a fifteen-car length lead over Hess. Chad Clement spun on lap twelve for caution four. Armbruster was out in front at the half mark. Clement spun once more on lap fourteen. Armbruster and Hess remained in control on the restart and the green flag flew for four more laps until the third spin by Clement caused another caution. Armbruster controlled the restart and the remainder of the event for his sixth win of the season. Dave Hess Jr. finished second and Rod Maloy third.
Mark Grabowski brought out the caution flag on lap three of the E-Mod feature event as Stu Rickart led. The lap three restart was marred by a spin by Chris Peterson. Mike Samuelson led lap four but a spin by Tom Anderson brought out another yellow. Al Cressley was pushed to the pits during the yellow. Grabowski, Tink Mealy and Justine Carlson had trouble in turn three on lap six slowing the race once more. Samuelson was aligned in front with Dave Hess Jr. second and Dale Applebee third. Grabowski and early leader Rickart brought out the next caution on lap seven. Dave Applebee got under Hess on the restart for second and two laps latter passed Samuelson for the lead. Hess also got by Samuelson. Bill Thomas Mike Hess and Tim Rater also passed Samuelson. Hess made a last second move at the checkers to win the event by inches.
Chad Ramsey and Bobby Rohrer led the Limited Late Model feature from the pits for the last event of the evening. Ramsey led Rohrer by a car length at the end of lap one with Pat McGuire third and Tom Schnars fourth. Schnars moved under McGuire for third on lap three and began pressuring Rohrer for second. Ed Simmer spun on lap five causing caution number one. Ramsey took the point on the restart and it was a three-way battle for second between Rohrer, McGuire and Schnars. McGuire was in the second spot two laps later with Rohrer third and Schnars fourth. Les Lyon spun on lap twelve just one lap after the half way mark with Ramsey still in the lead. After trying on the inside McGuire moved to the outside of Ramsey to try and gain the top spot. With five to go McGuire finally got by Ramsey and began to move away from the rest of the field. McGuire stayed firmly in control to win his ninth of the year with Chad Ramsey second and Bobby Rohrer third.
Heat 1: Ron Fish, Jim Leonard,
Feature 1: Mark Ramsey, Brian Crandall, Mike Boyd, Steve Hulings, Pat Passanise, Bill Baker Jr. Rick Sperry, John Kelsey, Skip Joslin, Ken Jackson
Feature 2: Dave Surenna, Merle Burlingham, Dennis Lunger, Ron Bush, Justine Kreider, Stan Davis, Jim Leonard, Carol Tavona, Mark Luce
Heat 1: Randy Parmenter, Justin Carlson, Tink Mealy
Heat 2: Al Cressley, Mike Hess, Dale Applebee
Feature: Dave Hess Jr., Dale Applebee, Bill Thomas, Mike Hess, Tim Rater, Mike Samuelson, Kevin Decker, Justin Carlson, Tom Anderson, Tink Mealy
Feature: Jeff VanArsdale, Greg Johnson, Todd Church, Jim Hilyer, Glenn
Slaney, Jeff Campbell, Nathan Short, Pete Alspaugh, Bill Dunn, Louie DeDionisio
Limited Late Models:
Feature: Pat McGuire, Chad Ramsey, Bobby Rohrer, Tom Hagberg, Chris Sutton, Tom Schnars, Mike Moore, Mike Coyle, Ron Seeley, Paul Briggs
Budweiser Super Sportsmen:
Feature: Pat McGuire, Joe Buccola Jr., Scott Bayle, Don McGuire, Mike Murray, Kelly Frederes, Bob VanArsdale, Don Stanley, Robert Nocero, Bob Hazzard, Randy Parmenter
American Racer Dash: Doug Eck,
Scott Johnson, Al Crocker
Super Late Model:
Heat 3: Dan Armbruster, Al Crocker, Bump Hedman, Rod Maloy
Feature: Dan Armbruster, Dave Hess Jr., Rod Maloy, Rod Phillips, Doug Eck, Chad Ruhlman, John Lobb, Scott Gurdak, Wally Fox, Brian Emory, Chris Hackett, Chad Valone, Randy Lobb, Scott Johnson, Ted Kosinski
King of the Hill:
Round 1: Matt Lamphere, Jeff Campbell
John Pencille, Chris Blose
Jim Moon, Dustin Eckman
Glenn Slaney, Pete Alspaugh
Phil Knight, John Boardman
Todd Church, Bill Dunn
Jim Hilyer, Nathan Short
Dan Slye, Rick Loomis
Gary Eicher, Terry Daniels
Jeff VanArsdale, Jim Martin
Louie DeDionisio, Eugene Bevil
Greg Johnson, Jenna Trisket
Round 2: John Pencille, Jim Moon
Glenn Slaney, Phil Knight
Jim Hilyer, Todd Church
Gary Eicher, Dan Slye
Louie DeDionisio, Jeff VanArsdale
Round 3: John Pencille, Greg Johnson
Jim Hilyer, Glenn Slaney
Gary Eicher, Louie
Jim Hilyer, John Pencille