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 Randy Lobb Wins Bud Challenge at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

           Stateline SLM Feature Randy Lobb.jpg (60830 bytes)The Budweiser King of the Hill and Bud Challenge was held on a perfect summer evening. Matt Urban won the King of the Hill for the Super Late Model class and Ed Carley was the runner up but Randy Lobb was the winner of the Bud Challenge. Lobb passed Urban on lap seventeen and never relinquished the lead to win his first feature event of the season. Jim Hilyer won his third feature of the year by leading every lap of the Outlaw Cadet feature. Pat McGuire notched his seventh win in the Limited Late Model class. Dave Hess Jr. won his first E-Mod feature at the speedway. Randy Parmenter won the Budweiser Super Sportsman feature and Rush Firestone and Paul Norman won the Spectator events.

Ron Bush moved from the second row to lead going into turn one on the first lap of the first Spectator feature. A quick caution caused a complete restart. Bush made the same move on the next start and led into one then was quickly passed by Rush Firestone. Eric Gurdak spun on lap four for the second caution of the event. Brandon Groeter spun one lap later for caution three. Firestone won the event with Pat Passanise second and Joe McMurty third.

 Paul Norman and John Kelsey were on the front row of the second Spectator feature. Norman. Norman led the first two then points leader Steve Huling came to a stop in turn two. Huling was towed to the infield and the race was realigned. Steve Keith moved into second passing Kelsey on lap four as Brian Crandall took over fourth. Crandall passed Kelsey on lap six and began challenging Keith on the outside. A Dennis Lumger spin stopped the race on lap eight. Norman maintained the lead on the restart and Victor Earle came from nowhere to second on the white flag lap. A spin slowed the field once more setting up a one-lap dash for the win. The dash ended with a spin involving Keith and getting Mark Ramsey disqualified. Norman won with Earle second and Bill Baker Jr. third.

 Stateline SLM Feature Randy Lobb.jpg (60830 bytes)By virtue of his King of the Hill win Matt Urban was on the pole for the Super Late Model Bud Challenge with Ed Carley second, Rich Gardner third and Bob Craig fourth. Twenty-eight Super Lates reported for the event. Carley went wide in two on the start giving Urban the lead with Gardner second and Brian Emory third. Gardner passed Urban on the inside on lap five but a spin by Carley negated the pass. Urban was lined up first with Gardner second, Bryan Emory third and Randy Lobb fourth. Rod Maloy was shown fifth with Bob Craig sixth. Moose Dunnewold lost the handle on the restart but not before Gardner beat Urban to the line to lead lap four. Gardner moved to the bottom on the restart and Urban passed him high to lead lap five when a spin by John Lacki and Dunnewold stopped the race once more on lap six. Dave Scott was now sixth starting beside Maloy. Urban narrowly led Gardner on the next circuit and Gardner led the next as the two continued to swap the lead. Chad Valone came to a stop against the turn three fence on lap nine. Urban was the current leader with Gardner second Randy Lobb third and Dave Scott fourth. Points leader Dan Armbruster was running tenth and second in points Maloy in sixth. Urban was the leader at half way as Gardner began to fade. First Randy Lobb passed Gardner then Scott. Randy Lobb passed Urban in traffic for the lead on lap seventeen. Lloyd Swain spun on lap nineteen as Randy Lobb led with Urban second, Scott third and Gardner fourth. Armbruster was now seventh and Maloy fifth. Scott Johnson passed Maloy on the restart for fifth.  Eck was spun on lap twenty-three with three laps remaining in the event for the next caution. Maloy passed Johnson for fifth on the restart. Debris on the speedway brought out the caution with two to go. Armbruster passed both Maloy and Gardner on the restart but Randy Lobb hung on for the win with Matt Urban second and Dave Scott third. 

Jim Hilyer and Mark Hall were the early leaders of the Outlaw Cadet feature. Louie DeDionisio spun after the completion of a lap.  Mark Hall moved from the outside to the lead on the restart but a multi-car accident in turn one ruined the restart. Hilyer won the next restart and began to pull away from the field. Dustin Eckman spun on lap four for caution three. Hilyer led the next three till Phil Knight spun then went to the pits on the yellow. Debris stopped the race on the restart. Matt Lamphere, Pete Alspaugh and Dan Slye brought out the yellow on lap nine. Points leader John Pencille was now third with Glenn Slaney fourth. Hilyer lead the final laps to go down as the winner with Hall second and Pencille third.

 A second lap spin by Ed Zimmer and Ron Bem stopped the Limited Late Model race after one-lap as Andy Sweetland led with Ron Seeley second and Pat McGuire third. Brain Fardink, Mike Coyle and others tangled on the backstretch for the second yellow on lap two. The third attempt to complete lap two was successful. Andy Knight and Ron Bem stopped on the front stretch of lap three. Bem had spun to avoid Knight. Tom Hagberg was now third and McGuire forth. Lap three was completed but Aaron Robinson spun on lap four. McGuire was second and Bobby Rohrer third. McGuire took the lead on the restart as Sweetland slipped to second. Al Cressley had mechanical problems on lap seven for the next caution. The event ran caution free until a spin on lap fourteen slowed the race once more. McGuire was running away from the second place car of Andy Sweetland who had successfully fended off Rohrerís attempted inside passes. Paul Briggs and Mike Moore caused another caution on lap eighteen. McGuire led the remainder of the event for his seventh win. Andy Sweetland hit the front stretch wall at the checkers as Bobby Rohrer passed for second.

 Bill Thomas led the first two laps of the E-Mod feature until a spin by Mark Grabowski. A lap four spin by Ken Drake caused caution two. AL Cressley had moved to second at this point with Dave Hess Jr. running third. Hess passed Cressley at the half way as Thomas led. Grabowski spun in turn two on lap eleven and Dale Applebee stopped for caution three. Dave Hess passed Thomas for the lead on the restart as Cressley pulled into the infield. Cressley stopped next to the speedway and the yellow flew for the fourth time. Shane Applebee was third with Mike Hess fourth.  Hess led the final four for his first E-Mod win at Stateline.

 Stateline Sportsman Feature Randy Parmenter.jpg (67087 bytes)A Joe Buccola spin stopped the Budweiser Super Sportsman feature on lap two as Tom Kosinski lead with John Robinson second. Randy Parmenter passed Robinson for second on lap two the Kosinski for the lead on lap three. Dave Cummings moved into third with Don McGuire fourth and Pat McGuire fifth. An incident involving Don Stanley and Robinson caused caution two on lap five.  Pat McGuire took third on the restart, followed closely by Scott Bayle in fourth. Parmenter won with Cummings second and Pat McGuire third.



      Heat 1: Stateline Spectator Heat 1 Rush Firestone.jpg (86725 bytes) Rush Firestone, Pat Passanise, David Auge

      Heat 2: Brian Crandall, Kevin Brumett, Steve Keith

      Heat 3: Dave Johnson, Jason Stutzman, Mark Ramsey

      Feature 1: Rush Firestone, Pat Passanise, Joe McMurty, Jason Stutzman, Dave Johnson

      Feature 2: Paul Norman, Victor Earle Sr., Bill Baker Jr., John Kelsey, Kevin Brummett



      Heat 1: Mike Hess, Bill Thomas, Kevin Decker

      Heat 2: Stateline EMods heat 2 Dale Applebee.jpg (86427 bytes) Dale Applebee, Ken Drake, Chris Peterson

      Feature: Dave Hess Jr., Bill Thomas, Shane Applebee, Mike Hess, Tink Mealy, Kevin Decker, Justin Carlson, Ken Drake, Brian Snow, Chris Peterson


   Outlaw Cadets

      Heat 1: Matt Lamphere, Pete Alspaugh, Nathan Short

      Heat 2: Jim Hilyer, Phil Knight, Glenn Slaney

      Heat 3: Mark Hall, Todd Church, John Pencille

      Feature 1: Jim Hilyer, Mark Hall, John Pencille, Glenn Slaney, Nathan Short, Todd Church, Jeff Campbell, Chris Blose, Bill Dunn, Dan Slye


   Limited Late Models:

      Heat 1: Stateline LLM Heat 1 Andy Sweetland.jpg (82949 bytes) Andy Sweetland, Bobby Rohrer, Chris Sutton, Les Lyon

      Heat 2: Stateline LLM heat 2 Ron Seeley.jpg (84504 bytes) Ron Seeley, Tom Hagberg, Chad Ramsey, Bob Vogt

      Heat 3: Stateline LLM Heat 3 Pat McGuire.jpg (80723 bytes) Pat McGuire, Paul Briggs, Bear Moynihan, Andy Knight

      Feature:  Pat McGuire, Bobby Rohrer, Andy Sweetland, Chad Ramsey, Tom Hagberg, Ron Seeley, Tom Schnars, Chris Sutton, Les Lyon, Mike Moore


   Budweiser Super Sportsmen:

      Heat 1: Scott Bayle, Pat McGuire, Randy Parmenter

      Heat 2: Joe Buccola, Tom Kosinski, Bob VanArsdale

   Feature: Randy Parmenter, Dave Cummings, Pat McGuire, Scott Bayle, Don McGuire, Mike Kosinski, Gary Foster, Robert Nocero, Tom Kosinski, Mike Murray


   Late Models:

      Budweiser King of the Hill:

      1st Elimination

      Round 1: George LaBarbera, Bump Hedmond

      Round 2: Randy Lobb, Chris Hackett

      Round 3: Rick Briggs, John Lacki

      Round 4: Bob Craig, Chris Clement

      Round 5: Chad Valone, Doug Eck

      Round 6: Dave Hess Jr., Matt Lux

      Round 7: Scott Johnson, Steve Halpainy

      Round 8: Lloyd Swain, Andy Boozel

      Round 9: Ed Carley, Dan Armbruster

      Round 10: Dave Scott, Scott Gurdak

      Round 11: Wally Fox, Ted Kosinski

      Round 12: Rich Gardner, Chad Ruhlman

      Round 13: Bryan Emory, Ryan Scott

      Round 14: Dick Litz, Ron Olson

      Round 15: Rod Maloy, Al Crocker

      Round 16: Matt Urban, John Lobb

      Round 17: John Shagla


      2nd Elimination

      Round 1: Randy Lobb, George LaBarbera

      Round 2: Bob Craig, Rick Briggs

      Round 3: Dave Hess Jr., Chad Valone

      Round 4: Lloyd Swain, Scott Johnson

      Round 5: Ed Carley, Dave Scott

      Round 6: Rich Gardner, Wally Fox

      Round 7: Bryan Emory, Dick Litz

      Round 8: Dave Shagla, Rod Maloy

      3rd Elimination

      Round 1: Matt Urban, Randy Lobb

      Round 2: Bob Craig, Dave Hess Jr.

      Round 3: Ed Carley, Lloyd Swain

      Round 4: Rich Gardner, Bryan Emory

      4th Elimination:

       Round 1: Matt Urban, Dave Shagla

       Round 2: Ed Carley, Bob Craig

       5th Elimination:

       Round 1: Matt Urban, Rich Gardner

       Final: Stateline King of the Hill Matt Urban.jpg (58017 bytes) Matt Urban, Ed Carley   

      Consolation 1:  Stateline SLM Consi 1 Matt Lux.jpg (55602 bytes)Matt Lux, Doug Eck, Steve Halpainy, John Lacki

      Consolation 2:  Stateline SLM Consi 2 Chad Ruhlman.jpg (65773 bytes)Chad Ruhlman, Dan Armbruster, Scott Gurdak, Ron Olson

      Feature: Randy Lobb, Matt Urban, Dave Scott, Dan Armbruster, Rich Gardner, Rod Maloy, Scott Johnson, Scott Gurdak, John Lobb, Wally Fox