By Glenn Slocum
Pat McGuire & David Scott
Early leader Dan Shellhouse rolled his car on the second lap of the first Spectator Feature bringing out the red flag and forcing his retirement from the event. Thirteen of the original seventeen cars were able to continue the event. Dana Wellington lead the remainder of the laps with Merle Burlingham, surviving a brush with the turn four wall on the last lap, second and Brian Larson in third.
An eight-lap consolation event was held for the Super Late Models. Kelly Frederes spun on the first lap, which was lead by Ted Kosinski. Mark Gilbert spun on lap two. Kosinski got wide on the restart allowing 90 into the lead and Al Crocker moved to second. Kosinski passed Crocker tow laps later and the race was stopped by a spin by Jason Morrell. Kosinski grabbed the lead with two to go and held on for the win. Ron Olson finished second while Al Crocker grabbed the last qualifying spot.
Mark Hall was the early leader of the Outlaw Cadet feature when a caution was thrown on lap three. Louie DeDionisio passed Hall for the lead on the restart. Jeff VanArsdale also passed Hall who fell to third. Brian Graham stopped in the pit entrance causing a lap seven caution. VanArsdale immediately challenged and passed leader DeDionisio on the restart. John Pencille had moved into third relegating early leader Hall to fourth. VanArsdale handily won the race with DeDionisio remaining second and John Pencille third.
The Budweiser Super Sportsman feature was lead by Joe Buccola for the first five laps. Last weeks feature winner Scott Bayle passed Buccola going into turn three on the fifth lap and started to build a lead over the remainder of the field. Tom Kosinski spun on lap eight for the first caution of the event. Pete Volpe caused yellow number two one lap later. Volpe spun again with two laps to go for the third and final caution of the race. Bayle won going away with Buccola second and Mike Kosinski third.
Bill Thomas and Shawn Uhler were on the front row of the E-Mod Feature. Al Cressley lead lap one and the caution flew for debris on the speedway on lap two. Shane Applebee moved into second on the restart and Dave Hess Jr to third. A lap four incident in turn three involving Mike Samuelson, Joe Watson, Russ Dempsey and Justin Carlson brought out the second caution. A slowing Shawn Uhler caused the third caution and was pushed into the pits. Justin Carlson tagged Tink Mealy on the thirteenth lap spinning Mealy into the infield and slowing the race with two to go. Cressley maintained his dominance of the E-Mods at Stateline winning his second feature of year. Shane Applebee was second and Mike Hess was third.
Bobby Rohrer, and Pat McGuire brought the North West Penn Auction Limited Late Model Championship race to Spanky Hallís green flag. Rohrer had a ten-car advantage at the end of lap one while McGuire quickly faded to the sixth spot. Andy Sweetland was second and Bob Vogt third. Three laps later McGuire had moved to third while Rohrer had a half straight away lead over Sweetland. McGuire moved by Sweetland on lap eleven as Rohrer moved into lap traffic. McGuire had cut Rohrerís lead to one car length by the fifteenth lap and was looking for away around. McGuire remained glued to Rohrer bumper until the twenty-second lap when be began challenging on the outside of Rohrer. On lap twenty-five Rohrer remained in the lead while McGuire seemed content with following Rohrer thru lap traffic. Rohrer maintained a five car length advantage through lap thirty seven when McGuire closed again. McGuire passed Rohrer on lap thirty nine. Sweetland moved up to challenge Rohrer for second but Rohrer regained control of the second spot. McGuire won by a fifteen car length advantage over a fading Rohrer with Sweetland fourth and Al Cressley fifth.
Super Late Models were on hand to vie for the twenty-six feature starting spots.
Chris Hackett and Rod Maloy were on row one with Randy Lobb and Matt Urban in
row two. Lobb, Hackett and Armbruster beat Maloy on the start as Maloy fought to
get to the inside of the speedway. Lobb jumped out to large lead with Armbruster
second and Chris Hackett a distant third. Maloy moved by Hackett on lap seven as
Lobb began to close on the rear of the field. Lobb was into lap traffic on lap
ten and Armbruster quickly took advantage too pass for the lead. Armbruster,
Lobb and Maloy continued to weave through lap traffic as an alert Spanky Hall
eased their way through traffic with the lap flag. Maloy tangled with lap
traffic on lap twenty but was able to recover and maintain his third position.
Scott Gurdak and Ted Kosinski tangled on lap twenty-two and the field closed up
behind Armbruster and Lobb for the restart and a three lap dash for the win.
Doug Eck moved into the third spot on restart and then passed Lobb for second
with one to go. Eck ran out of laps as Armbruster won the race with Eck second,
Lobb third and Rod Maloy fourth.
Heat 1: Dana Wellington, Merle Burlingham, Dan Shellhouse
Heat 2: Brian Larson, Jason Heslop, Joe Houser
Heat 3: Scott Ottaway, David Auge, Steve Huling
Feature 1: Dana Wellington, Merle Burlingham, Brian Larson, Randy Rockwell, Scott Kemmery
Feature 2: Dave Surrena, Bill Baker jr., Steve Huling, Brian Crandall, Scott Ottaway
Heat 1: Justin Carlson, Mike Samuelson, Russ Dempsey
Heat 2: Al Cressley, Ken Drake, Tink Mealy
Feature: Al Cressley, Shane Applebee, Mike Hess, Dave Hess Jr., Ken Drake, Dale Applebee, Justin Carlson, Brian Snow, Bill Thomas, Mike Samuelson
Heat 1: Dustin Eckman, Terry Daniels, Bill Dunn
Heat 2: Todd Church, Brian Fardink, Chris Blose
Heat 3 : Andy Knight, Jeff VanArsdale, John Pencille
Feature : Jeff VanArsdale, Louie DeDionisio, John Pencille, Jim Hilyer, Mark Hall, Todd Church, Pete Alspaugh, Bill Dunn, Jeff Campbell, Chris Blose
Limited Late Models:
Heat 1: Bobby Rohrer, Andy Sweetland, Al Cressley, Tom Hagberg
Heat 2: Chad Ramsey, Pat McGuire, Bob Vogt, Mike Moore
Feature: Pat McGuire, Bobby Rohrer, Andy Sweetland, Al Cressley, Bob Vogt, Ron Seeley, Chris Sutton, Mike Moore, Paul Briggs, John Cline
Budweiser Super Sportsmen:
Heat 1: Robert Nocero, Bob VanArsdale, Dave Cummings
Heat 2: Don McGuire, Mike Kosinski, Randy Parmenter
Feature: Scott Bayle, Joe Buccola, Mike Kosinski
Heat 1: Chris Hackett, Matt Urban, David Scott, Andy Boozel
Heat 2: Randy Lobb, John Lobb, Doug Eck, Dave Shagla
Heat 3: Rod Maloy, Dan Armbruster, Rich Gardner, Chad Valone
Consi : Ted Kosinski, Ron Olson, Al Crocker, Miles Stitzinger
Feature: Dan Armbruster, Doug Eck, Randy Lobb, Rod Maloy, Chris Hackett, John Lobb, Rich Gardner, Matt Urban, Scott Johnson, Wally Fox