July 5th,2003 - Randy Hall Wins Rudy’s Pizza of Jamestown Triathlon E-Mod Summer Nationals and Scott Johnson Wins Super Late Feature
 at Stateline Speedway
by Glenn Slocum   

Note : We apologize for the absence of Photos with this story. Jeff Sherbine though contracted to provide them has not.  If we do receive them the page will be updated.

            Rudy’s Pizza of Jamestown sponsored the first appearance of the York Triathlon E-Mods in the “Summer Nationals” at Stateline Speedway. Thirty-seven E-Mods were on hand for the event. A small shower delayed the races for a few minutes early in the evening but the track was run back in and racing resumed. Randy Hall won the Coy Trucking Dash to sit on the pole for the 30 lap Summer National E-Mod event then went on to lead every lap of the main event with Dave Hess Jr. coming up a car length short at the finish.  Scott Johnson passed Dan Armbruster at the half way mark winning his first Super Late Model event of the season. Ron Seeley won his second feature in the Outlaw Cadet division. Brian Crandall won his first Spectator feature of the season, as did David McClanahan. Don McGuire beat brother Pat to the finish line to win his third feature of the season. Pat McGuire won his fourth feature event of the season.


            Randy Hall and Bill Thomas were on the front row of the York Triathlon “Summer National” event.  Dave Hess Jr. and Dale Applebee were in row two with Scott Pangrazio and Kari Gasser in row three. Twenty-eight E-Mods took Spanky Halls green flag and very quickly the yellow flew as Al Cressley, Jim Abbot and Jeff Rudrick were collected in the incident. The second start did not work either as Tim Rater spun. The third start worked with Hall out in front followed by Thomas, Hess and Applebee. Hess passed Thomas on lap three for the second spot then the yellow flew for Rudrick who had spun in turn one. Al Cressley was now in the seventeenth spot after starting last due to the incident on the initial start. Hall had a ten car length advantage over Hess with seven complete. The yellow appeared once more on lap nine as Mike Boyd, Mike Hess and Justin Carlson spun in turn one. Cressley was thirteenth on this restart as he continued to advance through the field. Andy Teno passed Hess for the number two spot on the restart as Hall continued to bank the lap money. Hess came back two laps later for the second spot. Cressleys advance had stalled in heavy race traffic. Hess moved up on the outside of Hall at the halfway mark trying for the extra $100 on the fifteenth lap then a spin on the back stretch brought out another yellow giving Hess another shot at the extra money as that lap was not counted. Hall won the race to turn one and led Hess by a car length to lead lap fifteen.  Jeff Taylor, Stu Rickart, Carl McKinney and Matt Swanson tangled on lap sixteen spinning in turn one. Cressley was in the tenth spot. Hall remained the leader with Hess up on the outside then Teno and Kevin Decker. Hess took the lead then the yellow flew for Taylor, Rudrick and Mike Hess forcing their retirement from the event due to a two yellow rule. Hall was saved by the yellow so remained the leader with Hess placed in the second spot then Teno, Decker and Thomas, Cressley was ninth and thirteen laps remained. Teno forced Hess to remain low allowing Hall to gain a five car length lead. Stu Rickart spun on the next lap forcing him to retire. Cressley was placed in the number eight spot. With ten to go Hall led Hess by a couple of car lengths with Teno third followed by Decker and Thomas. Cressleys advance stalled. Hess closed on Hall with five to go and the two leaders pulled away from Teno in third. Hess was on the outside with Hall in the low groove. With three remaining Jeff Sharp spun causing his retirement from the event. Quincy Turner and Mike Samuelson tangled on the restart forcing a spin by Samuelson and the next yellow. Hall led with two to go and Hess moved up on the outside as the white flag flew but could not make the pass. Hall won the event leading every lap.


            Twenty-seven Super Late Models of the thirty-three on hand reported for the feature event. Chris Hackett and Dan Armbruster were on the front row as the green fell but Moose Dunnewold remained up against the fence in turn one aborting the initial start. Andy Boozel stopped on the next start. The third attempt at a start worked for one lap then debris brought out the caution. Armbruster was in the top spot with Chad Valone and Scott Johnson both getting by Hackett for second and third. Scott Johnson checked up coming out of turn two and as cars attempted to slow Al Crocker, Rod Maloy, Ward Schell and Ted Kosinski got caught up in the incident. Rich Gardner went to the pits during the caution. Armbruster remained the leader after the restart with Johnson second followed by Hackett and Randy Lobb. Dave Hess Jr. retired on lap five then Crocker collected the turn four fence on lap six bringing out the caution. Hackett went into the pits as the yellow flew.  Johnson was second with Randy Lobb third and Chad Valone fourth. Todd Roncaglione was put on the hook with rear end damage as the cars were realigned. Hess returned just before the green. Armbruster controlled until the halfway mark then Johnson passed Armbruster going into turn three to become the new leader. Armbruster lost the handle one later spinning in turn four just as John Lobb climbed the fence in front of the flagman then caromed across the speedway collecting Maloy. Johnson led at the restart of lap fifteen with Valone second followed by Randy Lobb and Wally Fox. Bump Hedman stopped in turn one on lap seventeen bringing out the yellow. Johnson was first followed by Valone, Lobb, Fox, Bruce Hordusky and Armbruster. Armbruster moved into the fourth spot on the restart as Johnson built a straight away lead. Armbruster passed both Lobb and Valone on lap twenty one but Valone fourth back on the inside. Johnson took the white as Armbruster beat Valone to the line by a car length. Johnson won with Armbruster beating Valone to the line for second. Randy Lobb finished in the fourth spot.


            Troy Dorman and Ed Simmer were first and second after one lap in the Limited Late Model feature. Simmer took the lead from Dorman on lap two with John Cline third and Bobby Rohrer fourth. Mike Coyle spun with four completed allowing the field to reel in Simmer. Coyle, Brian Fardink and Paul Briggs ruined the restart with a collision in turn four at the drop of the green. Neither Fardink of Briggs continued. Simmer remained the leader with Dorman second. Dorman passed Simmer on the front stretch then an incident in turn one collected Simmer, Bobby Rohrer, Mike Moore and John Pencile. Dorman was the leader for the restart with Vogt second and Scott Gurdak third. Gurdak jumped into the lead on the restart with Pat McGuire in tow. McGuire and Gurdak were side by side at the half way mark then Gurdak lost control trying to beat McGuire into turn one on lap twelve for the next yellow. Chad Ramsey was placed in the second spot followed by Tom Hagberg and Tom Schnars. Dorman stopped in turn four during the yellow and had to be pushed from the speedway. McGuire ran away from the field after the restart and Gurdak battled back to the number three spot after going to the rear due to an earlier spin. It was McGuires fourth win of the season.


            Matt Lamphere led the first lap of the Outlaw Cadet event but to turn tow incident involving Pete Alspaugh, Louie DeDionisio, Bill Dunn, Mark Hall, Ryan Hilyer and Rich Becker. Lamphere led the next lap then the yellow appeared for John Boardman and Phil Knight. Lamphere lead after the restart then spun in turn two on lap five collecting Nathan Short but all cars kept going. Short had a flat tire and began fading back. Greg Johnson took the lead with Ron Seeley second and Lamphere in the third spot. Hilyer tangled with the wall in turn four bringing out the yellow with seven laps down. Seeley passed Johnson at the start finish line during lap eight and Chuck Parker and Knight spun in turn four for the yellow. Seeley regained the lead on the restart from Johnson then a spin by Scott Lewis collecting Jim Bergman and Louie DeDionisio slowed the race once more. Lamphere spun in turn four after the restart and kept going allowing Dustin Eckman into the third spot.  Seeley won the event by several car lengths over Greg Johnson and Eckman.


            Mike Murray Bobby Rohrer and Scott Kuschel were the early leaders in the Budweiser Super Sportsman event. Don McGuire made his presence known on lap four moving into the third spot. Rohrer passed Murray at the line as Spanky Hall displayed the crossed flags indicating halfway. Pat McGuire joined the fray on lap seven. Kuschel, Randy Parmenter and Dave Cummings Jr. tangled on the backstretch on lap nine for the first yellow. The second yellow happened right after the restart and Rohrer, Aaron Robinson and Joe Buccola were involved. Don McGuire led brother Pat with Murray third and Hank Francis fourth. Murray spun on lap nine but did not cause a yellow giving third to Francis. Don McGuire prevailed with brother Pat second and Francis third.


            Nate Lester and Rush Firestone were on the front row of the first Spectator feature. A first lap incident involving Firestone and Dennis Lunger slowed the race before the first lap could be completed. Lester and Dana Wellington were on the front row for the restart and after one lap Lester was leading with Tommy Fox second and Wellington third. Chris Couchenour was third with Paul Norman fourth. The leaders tangled on the backstretch on lap three with Fox ending up in the wall and collecting Lester in the wreck. Couchenour was the new leader with Norman second, Merle Burlingham third and Lunger fourth. Fox was towed from the speedway and Lester was able to continue. Burlingham dropped out with a flat on the restart as Couchenour led and Lunger and Norman fought for second. The yellow appeared for an errant wheel from the Wade Watson car brought out the caution on lap eight. Brian Crandall caught Lunger and Norman napping on the restart to take the second position. Crandall passed Couchenour for the lead with two to go winning the race by several car lengths over Couchenour and Lunger.


            Bob Kinne and David McClanahan brought out the second Spectator feature. McClanahan dove under Johnson when the green fell to take the top spot with Pat Passanise third. Johnson slowed on the exit of turn tow on lap four letting Passanise by. Passanise caught McClanahan on lap six then the yellow flew on lap nine for debris on the speedway. McClanahan fought off a move by Passanise on the restart to win the event. Passanise was second with J. R. Brown third.






      Heat 1: Jamie Schnars, Josh Silleman, Bob Kinne

      Heat 2: Pat Passanise, Barrett Brown, J.R. Brown

      Heat 3: Tommy Fox, Rush Firestone, Dennis Lunger

      Feature 1: Brian Crandall, Chris Couchenour, Dennis Lunger, Paul Norman, Joe McCurdy, Dana Wellington, Rush Firestone, Nate Lester, Bob Vogt Jr., Barrett Brown

      Feature 2: David McClanahan, Pat Passanise, J. R. Brown, Scott Horvath, Joe Houser, Bob Kinne, Ken Jackson, Rick Sperry, Mark Luce, Dan Surrena


  Outlaw Cadets

      Heat 1: Nathan Short, Terry Daniels, Pete Alspaugh

      Heat 2: Greg Johnson, Scott Lewis, Ron Seeley

               Feature: Ron Seeley, Greg Johnson, Dustin Eckman, Pete Alspaugh, Terry Daniels. Jeff Van Arsdale, Jamie Erhard, Nathan Short, John Boardman, Vern Sheldon Jr.



  Triathlon E-Mods:

     Heat 1: Bill Thomas, Scott Pangrazio, Andy Teno, Al Cressley, Stu Rickart

      Heat 2: Dave Hess Jr., Kari Gasser, Jim Abbot, Dave Surrena, Boyd Whitehead

      Heat 3: Dale Applebee, Kevin Decker, Tim Rater, Jeff Rudrick, Dan Nocero

      Heat 4: Randy Hall, Tim Rhoades, Jeff Taylor, Mike Hess, Mike Boyd

      B-Main: Stu Rickart, Justine Carlson, Mike Samuelson, Quincy Turner, Boyd Whitehead

      B-Main: Mike Boyd, Ron Roncaglione, Dan Nocero, Matt Swanson, J. B. Dandy

      Dash: Randy Hall, Bill Thomas, Dave Hess Jr., Dale Applebee

      Feature: Randy Hall, Dave Hess Jr., Andy Teno, Kevin Decker, Bill Thomas, Dale Applebee, Scott Pangrazio, Al Cressley, Kari Gasser, Quincy Turner, Doug Glessner, Carl McKinney, Tim Rhoades, Tim Rater, Mike Boyd, Mike Samuelson, Justin Carlson, Matt Swanson, Jim Abbott, Dave Surrena, Jeff Sharp, Mike Hess, Jeff Taylor, Boyd Whitehead, Dan Nocero


   Budweiser Super Sportsmen:

      Heat 1: Joe Buccola, Don McGuire, Randy Parmenter

      Heat 2: Scott Kuschel, Hank Francis, Robert Nocero

      Feature: Don McGuire, Pat McGuire, Hank Francis, Mike Kosinski, Aaron Robinson, Gary Foster, Mike Corrigan, Tom Kosinski, Mike Murray, Jim Leonard


   Limited Late Models:

      Heat 1: Pat McGuire, Scott Gurdak, Mike Moore

      Heat 2: Bob Vogt, Chad Ramsey, Troy Dorman

      Feature: Pat McGuire, Chad Ramsey, Scott Gurdak, Tom Hagberg, Bob Vogt, Tommy Schnars, Bob Rohrer, Mike Moore, John Cline, Ed Simmers


   American Racer Dash: Chad Valone, Rich Gardner, Al Crocker


   Super Late Models:

      Heat 1: Moose Dunnewold, Rod Maloy, Randy Lobb, Ward Schell, Bump Hedman

      Heat 2: Chris Hackett, Chad Valone, Scott Johnson, Dave Scott, Doug Eck

      Heat 3: Dan Armbruster, Rich Gardner, Al Crocker, Wally Fox, Bruce Hordusky

      Consi: Rod Philips, Randy Shearer, Dick Litz, Keith Zimmerman, George LaBarbera, Kelly Frederes

      Feature: Scott Johnson, Dan Armbruster, Chad Valone, Randy Lobb, Bruce Hordusky, Scott Gurdak, Wally Fox, Rod Philps, John Lacki, Steve Halpainy, Ward Schell, Dick Litz, Dave Scott, Randy Shearer, Doug Eck, Ted Kosinski, Dave Shagla, Bump Hedman, John Lobb, Rod Maloy, Dave Hess Jr., Chris Hackett, Todd Roncaglione, Al Crocker, Rich Gardner, Andy Boozel, Moose Dunnewold