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Mike Kosinski wins Super Sportsman Championship Race on Coyote Performance Products and Brad Penn Oil
 “Fun Night” at Stateline

By Glenn Slocum

           Coyote Performance Products and Brad Penn Oil sponsored “Fun Night”, the last points event for 2002 at Stateline Speedway. John Pencille survived many cautions to win the Outlaw Cadet feature and the Championship title. Ramsey ran away from the field to win the first Spectator feature. Dave Surenna led the final three laps to win the second Spectator event. Mike Kosinski led every lap of the Budweiser Super Sportsman Championship race barley defeating Randy Parmenter at the finish but Dave Cummings Jr. won the point Championship. The Powder Puff winners were Gina Triskett and Beth Valquez. Mike Hess won his fourth feature event of the year in the E-Mod class. Bobby Rohrer won the Limited Late Model feature and Pat McGuire was crowned the point Champion. Dave Tackett, Mike Boyd won the Mechanics races.

         Dana Wellington and Merle Burlingham brought the first Spectator feature to the speedway. Burlingham was the leader after the first lap as the caution flew for Barrett Brown, Dennis Lunger and Rush Firestone. Wellington was second with Pat Passanise third and Steve Keith fourth. Passanise spun into the infield on the restart and kept going but the race was slowed once more as Matt Lazowski and Barrett Brown spun in turn four with just two laps complete. Wellington fell back on the restart relinquishing the lead to Mark Ramsey with Keith second and Bill Baker Jr. third. Passanise, Jason Stetson and Rick Sperry tangled in turn one on lap five for the third caution. Sperry and Lazowski were involved in another spin on lap nine ruining a twenty-car length led by Ramsey. Ramsey maintained his lead through the final two laps for the win with Steve Keith second and Brian Crandall third.          

           Joe Houser led the first lap of second Spectator event. Jermin Strickland was second with Josh Lucas third. Lucas moved into the second spot on lap four as Strickland fell back to fifth then spun coming out of turn one for the first caution on the event on lap six. Houser got into trouble on the restart and Ken Jackson running third was caught up in the event and ended up rolling over on the backstretch. Jackson was okay but his car sustained major damage. Houser was placed first for the lap six restart with Chris Couchenour second and Dave Surenna third. Houser slid high on lap eight allowing Surenna to pass on the inside for the lead with two laps remaining. Houser fell to fourth allowing Dave Auge and Dave McClanahan second and third. Surenna led the finial two to win the last Spectator event of the year.

           John Pencille and Greg Johnson were on the front row of the Outlaw Cadet feature with Pencille grabbing the lead at the start followed by Johnson, Louie DeDionisio and Glenn Slaney. Jeff VanArsdale and Gary Eicher were fourth and fifth. Pencille moved into lap traffic on lap seven and the yellow fell as Pete Alspaugh and Eugene Bevil spun in turn one. Bob Zeteel spun on the restart bringing out the second caution. The top five remained the same at the half way mark when the yellow flew for Derrick Dickerson in turn one. The first three remained the same as Eicher and Slaney battled for fourth. Jim Martin brought out the caution on lap ten with Slaney fourth and Eicher fifth. Pencille maintained his lead on the restart and led the next four laps when Zeteel spun in turn four. Tom Norland and Dustin Eckman spun ruining the restart with two laps remaining. Eckman slowed to a stop high in turn three bringing out the final caution with one lap remaining in the event.

           Mike Kosinski was the early leader of the Budweiser Super Sportsman Championship event with Hank Francis second. Francis spun into the infield on lap two and Randy Parmenter moved into second with Robert Nocero third. Gary Foster and Joe Buccola Jr. spun on lap five for the first yellow. Gary Foster slowed on the restart for the next caution and Don Stanley and Scott Bayle tangled on the next attempt. Scott Bayle became a contender on lap eight passing Parmenter for second. Parmenter fought back to second on the next lap allowing Kosinski a small advantage. Kosinski was into lap traffic on lap thirteen and maintained his advantage over Parmenter. Dave Cummings Jr. brought out the caution on lap eighteen setting up a two-lap dash for the win. Kosinski fought off Parmenter for the win with Bayle a close third.

           Tom Anderson came out on top of lap one of the E-Mod feature event. Anderson slowed to stop two laps later bringing out the caution and allowing Justin Carlson the top spot. Tink Mealy was second with Bill Thomas third. Debris ruined the first restart but the second was successful. Thomas beat Carlson to turn one to become the leader on lap five and the yellow flew for Jim Irwin in turn one. Carlson and Dave Hess Jr. hooked bumpers on the restart for the fourth caution of the event. Mike Hess was now second with Charlie Winchell third and Tink Mealy fourth. Anderson slowed to a stop on lap eight for yellow number five. Randy Parmenter started fourth on the restart with Winchell third. Mike Hess passed the leader on lap ten. Thomas spun two laps later as Mike Hess pulled away from the field. Mike Hess was aligned first for the restart followed by Dave Hess Jr., Booty Petsko and Winchell. Mike Hess went on to win the event for his fourth win of the season. Mechanics Race winners were

           Bobby Rohrer was out front at the drip of the green but Paul Briggs lead lap one. Rohrer fought back on lap two and Briggs spun on lap three. Rohrer took control on the restart with Joe Weber second and Pat McGuire third. Aaron Robinson spun on lap five for caution number two. McGuire raced with Weber for two laps before moving into the second spot. Rohrer and McGuire moved away from the pack over the next several laps as Weber, Steve Moynihan Mike Moore contended for the third spot. Briggs and Brian Fardink tangled on lap sixteen allowing the field to catch McGuire and Rohrer. McGuire tried an outside pass on lap eighteen but ran out of race track at the start finish line as Spanky Hall showed two to go. McGuire was unable to catch Rohrer in the remaining laps giving Rohrer his fourth win. McGuire finished second and was crowned the point Champ.




      Heat 1: Ken Jackson, David McClanahan, David Auge, Wayne Watson

      Heat 2: John Kelsey, Dave Surenna, Merle Burlingham, Rich Becker

      Heat 3: Bill Baker Jr., Steve Hulings, Rush Firestone, Mark Ramsey

      Feature 1: Mark Ramsey, Steve Keith, Brian Crandall, Bill Baker Jr., Steve Hulings, Paul Norman, Barrett Brown, Pat Passanise, Merle Burlingham, Dana Wellington

      Feature 2: Dave Surenna, Dave Auge, Dave McClanahan, Joe Houser, Stan Davis, Josh Lucas, Wayne Watson, Ron Fish, Jermin Strickland, Jerry Fish


 Outlaw Cadets(24):

      Heat 1: John Pencille, Glenn Slaney, Chris Blose, Pete Alspaugh          

      Heat 2: Greg Johnson, Ed Streich, Dustin Eckman, Terry Daniels    

      Heat 3: Louie DeDionisio, Jeff VanArsdale, Jeff Campbell, Gary Eicher

      Feature: John Pencille, Greg Johnson, Louie DeDionisio, Glenn Slaney, Gary Eicher, Jeff Campbell, Terry Daniels, Ed Streich, Dan Slye, Herm Hilyer


Budweiser Super Sportsmen(20):

      Heat 1: Randy Parmenter, Dave Cummings Jr., Pat McGuire, Scott Bayle

      Heat 2: Tom Kosinski, Dave Cummings Sr., Brent Crandall, Brian Collins

   Feature: Mike Kosinski, Randy Parmenter, Scott Bayle, Robert Nocero, Pete Volpe, Mike Murray, Hank Francis, Dave Cummings Jr., Don Stanley, Joe Buccola Jr.



      Heat 1: Dave Hess Jr., Mike Hess, Justin Carlson, Randy Parmenter

      Feature: Mike Hess, Dave Hess Jr., Bootie Petsko, Charlie Winchell, Justin Carlson, Bill Thomas, Jim Irwin, Tink Mealy, Randy Parmenter, Tom Anderson



Limited Late Models(15):

      Heat 1: Bobby Rohrer, Paul Briggs, Mike Moore, Pat McGuire

      Heat 2: Joe Weber, Steve Moynihan, Ron Seeley, John Cline

      Feature: Bobby Rohrer, Pat McGuire, Joe Webber, Steve Moynihan, Mike Moore, Ron Seeley, Mike Coyle, Aaron Robinson, John Cline, Brian Fardink


Grudge Matches: Dana Wellington, Vic Earle Sr.

                             Rick Loomis, Dan Shellhouse

                             Nat Lester, Dave Thomas

                              Ron Seeley, Bill Dunn

                              Bill Baker Jr., Bill Baker Sr.

Powder Puffs:


            1st Race: Beth Valquez, Doreen DeDionisio, Connie Saeger

            2nd Race: Gena Triskett , Sue Baker, Heidi Thomas    


Mechanics Races:

            1st Race: Dave Tackett, Shiloh Swabik

            2nd Race: Mike Boyd, Jeff Scott, Doug Bush