Stateline Saturdays April thru Sept. Gates Open
5:30 pm. Racing at 7:00 pm.
Kortwright Road, Busti NY Track Phone : (716)664-2326
Lance Yonge Wins Bob North Auto Crushers ESS Event
Armbruster Wins Super Late Model
Feature at Stateline
Rain threatened but by race time the sky had cleared for the first Empire
Super Sprint Bob North Auto Crushers sponsored event of the season on the
Stateline-Eriez Racing circuit. Lance Yonge won the event from his outside front
row spot. The event was marred by a double tumble by Tom Taber and Ryan Coniam.
Dan Armbruster won the Super Late Model event just prior to rain bringing a halt
to the evenings racing action.
dominated the ESS B-main. Bailey lead for start to finish with pole sitter Erin
Crocker second and current ESS points leader Brian Dumigan third.
The American Racer Dash was won by Dave Hess Jr. with Wally Fox second
and Scott Gurdak third.
Twenty-four sprint cars reported for the Empire Super Sprint Tour 2002
A-Main. Bobby Kerrick and Lance Yonge brought the field to the green. After just
one lap Tom Taber was fighting a loose race car and clipped Ryan Coniam, both
tumbled in turn one and the red flag brought the field to a stop while officials
and rescue crews raced to the scene of the accident. The drivers were okay but
both racecars were severely damaged. Kerrick moved out to a large lead on the
restart with Yonge second and Kyle Drum third.
Mike Woodring was charging and had moved from his fourteenth starting
position to fifth by lap seven. Woodring
moved to fourth on lap nine as the leaders worked through lap traffic.
At the half way Woodring’s charge slowed as Kerrick lead Yonge through
traffic. With five to go Yonge passed Kerrick for the lead and Woodring resumed
his charge to move into third past Rob Dietrick. The yellow was shown with two
to go when Bobby Podolak stopped on the speedway. Yonge held on for his first
win of the season with Kerrick second and Woodring third.
Thirty Super Late Models were started in their feature event. Wally Fox led lap one with Scott Johnson second and Scott
Gurdak third. Steve Halpainy stopped in the infield just off the front straight
on lap two for the first caution of the event. Rod Maloy went to the pits on
this caution but joined the field as the green was thrown. Chad Valone, John
Watson, Mark Boozel and Halpainy tangled on the restart for the second yellow.
Moose Dunnewold spun for the third yellow and Dan Armbruster moved into third
over Gurdak. Johnson tried Fox on the high side on the restart and after two
laps passed Fox for the lead. Armbruster was trying to get by Fox as
Dunnewold, Chad Valone, Halpainy and George LaBarbera collided for the
fourth yellow of the event on lap five. Only twenty-five cars were able to make
the lap five restart. Armbruster passed Fox on the restart and got under Johnson
to challenge for the lead. Johnson and Armbruster raced side by side for the
next two laps when Ryan Scott slowed bringing out caution number five on lap
nine. Johnson was able to hold off Armbruster on the restart but Bob Craig had
problems in turn one for caution six. Johnson’s car was showing smoke on the
restart and Armbruster move by to lead the event on lap ten. Johnson stopped
next to the fence on turn one and the yellow cam on for the seventh time. Chris
Hackett was now in second with early leader Fox in third and Matt Lux in fourth.
Chad Ruhlman took fifth over Bryan Emory on the restart as Armbruster began to
pull away from the field. Ruhlman
moved by Fox for third on lap sixteen. Ruhlman continued has charge and passed
Hackett for second on lap nineteen. Time ran out for Ruhlman as Armbruster won
the event while Hackett finished third.
Heat 1: Dan Shellhouse, Joe McMurty, Merle Burlingham
Heat 2: Steve Keith, Victor Earl Sr., Bill Baker Jr.
Feature 1: -- Cancelled --
Heat 1: Dale Applebee, Shane
Applebee, Kevin Decker
Heat 2: Shawn Uhler, Tink Mealy, Mark
Feature: --Cancelled --
Heat 1: Mark Hall, Bill Dunn, Aaron Robinson
Heat 2: Chris Blose, Dustin Eckman, Phil Knight
Heat 3: Jeff VanArsdale, Todd Church, Jeff Campbell
Feature 1: --Canceled--
Heat 1: --Canceled--
Heat 2: --Canceled--
Heat 3: --Canceled--
Heat 1: Joe Buccola Jr., Dave Cummings, J.R. Nocero
Heat 2: Randy Parmenter, Pete Volpe, Don McGuire
American Racer Dash: Dave Hess Jr., Wally Fox,
Heat 1: Dave Hess Jr., Scott Johnson,
Heat 2: Scott Gurdak, Cris Hackett, Dan Armbruster
Heat 3: Wally Fox, Ron Olson, Ted Kosinski
Feature: Dan Armbruster, Chad Ruhlman, Chris Hackett,
Wally Fox, John Lobb, Dave Hess Jr., Scott Gurdak, Matt Lux, Randy Lobb, Bryan
Empire Super Sprints:
Heat 1: Tom Taber, Mike Stetler, Randy Years
Heat 2: Rob Dietrick, Tim Kelly, Kyle Drum
Heat 3: Mike Woodring, Bill Bailey, Lance Yonge
B-Main: Bill Bailey, Erin Crocker, Brian Dumigan
A-Main: Lance Yonge, Bubby Kerrick, Mike Woodring, Kyle
Drum, Mike Stelter, Rob Dietrick, Alain Bergeron, Tim Kelly, Brian Dumigan,