SL F Dan Armbruster.JPG (397612 bytes)Dan Armbruster Wins on Brad Penn Oil Night at Stateline Speedway
by Glenn Slocum
                     

Summer finally arrived at Stateline Speedway, just in time for Autograph night sponsored by Brad Penn Oil distributed by Coyote Performance in Sugar Grove Pa. A large number of fans joined the racers on the track for a half hour of autographs and give-a-ways in the middle of the racing program. Dan Armbruster made a clean sweep winning his heat, the American Racer Dash and the feature event. It was the third feature win by Armbruster who also leads the point race. Popular driver Matt Lamphere won his second of the season in the Outlaw Cadet division. Randy Parmenter won the Budweiser Super Sportsman race. Matt Beck won his first Spectator feature and Paul Norman won his second of the season. Al Cressley was third with two to go in the E-Mod feature and took the lead coming out of turn four on the final lap to win his third of the year. Scott Gurdak led every lap on the Limited Late event.

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 Dan Armbruster and Ted Kosinski were on the front row of the Super Late Model event with Doug Eck and Rich Gardner in row two. It was a dead heat after one and Armbruster by half a car length on lap three when the yellow flew for Scott Johnson who had spun in turn three. Ward Shell was caught up in the incident and had to also go the rear of the field. Armbruster took control on the restart but after just one lap Chris Blose, Bryan Emory and Randy Lobb got together in turn four bringing out the yellow. Gardner followed Armbruster with Eck third and Kosinski fourth. Gardner moved up along side Armbruster on the restart and passed on the high side going into turn three. Dusty Franklin had troubles on lap eight allowing the field to catch Gardner. Armbruster was second followed by Eck, Chris Hackett and Kosinski. Andy Boozel lost a wheel on the restart aborting the restart. One more lap was complete then Chad Valone spun and Schell was caught up again trying to avoid Valone. Armbruster was able to pull alongside Gardner on the restart but Dave Shagla stopped in four and the yellow flew sending Armbruster back to second and Hackett was third followed by Eck. Wally Fox spun on the restart bringing out the yellow. Rod Maloy moved by Kosinski on the restart breaking into the top five as Gardner led. Bryan Emory stopped against the back straight wall on lap thirteen and Eck left the speedway with a broken tie rod. Schell had troubles on lap fifteen with a spin in turn four. The top five were Gardner, Armbruster, Hackett, Maloy and Scott Johnson. Armbruster was the big winner on the restart getting by Gardner but two laps later Dusty Franklin spun and the race came under Spanky Halls yellow flag. Armbruster was back in control stretching his lead to fifteen car lengths with five laps remaining. After leading most of the event Gardner could not catch Armbruster over the last few laps allowing Armbruster to win his third of the season. Hackett finished third followed by Maloy and Johnson.

 OC F Matt Lamphere.JPG (412587 bytes)Jamie Erhard brought out the Outlaw Cadet class for their feature event and Matt Lamphere led lap one. Mark Hall and Louie DeDionisio were second and third at the close of lap three as Erhard slipped to fourth. Lamphere had caught the tail end of the file on lap seven leading Hall by several car lengths. Phil Knight was running fourth with Ron Seeley in the fifth spot. Lamphere took the two to go and never looked back wining his second feature. The race almost completed with out a yellow but three cars collided in turn three of the last lap so the yellow and checkers flew together. Hall was second with DeDionisio third. The three involved in the last lap incident were Eugene Bevil, Phil Knight and Jim Bergman.

 EM F Al Cressley.JPG (408020 bytes)Stu Rickart spun into the infield on the initial start of the E-Mod feature causing a complete restart. Tim Rater led the first lap followed by Dan Nocero and Bill Thomas. Quincy Turner spun before the second lap could be completed for the second yellow. Nocero was the leader on lap two when Matt Swanson, Dale Applebee, Bill Thomas and Dave Hess Jr. collided on the front straight. Hess drove to the pits but Swanson, Applebee and Thomas required three wreckers to separate then all three were towed from the speedway.  Rater led the next lap with Nocero second then Justine Carlson.  Carlson passed Nocero on lap five and began challenging Rater for the top spot as Al Cressley came up to pressure Nocero. Nocero tried getting under Carlson on lap seven but lost control, spinning for the fourth yellow. Rater was out front at the half way mark with Carlson battling Cressley for second and Stu Rickart a distant fourth. Cressley moved under Carlson with two to go and then made the move by Rater coming out of four with the checkers waving. Cressley won by half a car length at the flag and Rater beat Carlson by half a car length for second.

 LL F Scott Gurdak.JPG (414405 bytes)Scott Gurdak was out front at the end of lap one of the Limited Late feature. Mike Coyle was second followed by Bob Vogt and Paul Briggs. Pat McGuire slowed in turn two bringing out the yellow on lap three. Vogt beat Coyle on the restart for he second spot. Gurdak was beginning to stretch the lead over Vogt when the caution flew for Dan Shellhouse on lap six. An incident on the restart collected Bobby Rohrer and Coyle. Briggs was third followed by Les Lyon and Tom Schnars. Todd Church brought out the yellow on the restart. Vogt tried to get under Gurdak on the next restart but failed. Vogt then fell into the clutches of Paul Briggs as he was alongside Vogt on lap eight when the yellow flew for Tom Hagberg in turn two. Briggs was second on the restart with Vogt third and Chad Ramsey fourth. Vogt lost another spot on lap ten to Ramsey as Gurdak led. Ramsey passed Briggs for second then tried running down Gurdak. The yellow was shown for Shellhouse who spun on lap eleven. Ramsey moved close enough to challenge Gurdak but Gurdak could not be shaken from the lead.

 BS F Randy Parmenter.JPG (402520 bytes)Joe Buccola and Bob Van Arsdale tangled on the first lap of the Budweiser Super Sportsman event sending Van Arsdale up on the back stretch wall and Buccola into the pits. Mike Kosinski led followed by Hank Francis and Tom Kosinski. Mike and Tom Kosinski led lap two but past champion Randy Parmenter was out front after three. Pete Volpe was second followed by Aaron Robinson and Tom Kosinski. Pat McGuire stopped in turn four on lap six for the second yellow. Parmenter, Volpe, Robinson and Don McGuire were the top four. Mike Murray stopped going into turn three with two laps remaining for the third caution. McGuire passed Robinson on restart but Robinson passed him back on the last lap as Parmenter won the event unchallenged. Volpe finished second.

 SP F1 Matt Beck.JPG (403555 bytes)Mike Beck brought out the yellow on lap two of the first Spectator feature as Nate Lester and Dennis Lunger led. The restart saw Tommy Fox, Chris Couchenour and Dana Wellington spin in turn two. Lester led lap two then tagged Lunger in turn four one lap later resulting in a spin by Lunger and the third yellow of the event. Lester was sent to the rear of the field for spinning the leader. Brian Crandall was the new leader followed by Mark Ramsey and Steve Keith. One lap later J. R. Brown and Fox got together causing the next yellow. Matt Beck was aligned in the third spot behind leaders Crandall and Ramsey. Beck took the top spot away from Crandall who seemed to stumble coming out of turn two on the restart. Pat Passanise ran into the turn three wall for the fifth yellow. Joe McMurdy brought out the yellow on the restart after hitting the wall. Crandall took the lead from Beck on the restart then blocked Beck one lap later and the two leaders touched with Crandall spinning in turn two. Beck and Ramsey were the leaders with Mike Beck in the third spot. The final lap was completed with no change to the lead positions, Matt Beck winning followed by Mark Ramsey and Mike Beck third.

 SP F2 Paul Norman.JPG (396664 bytes)Josh Silleman led the first lap of the second Spectator feature then gave way to Ron Bush on lap two followed by Brian Johnson and Joe Houser. Johnson had mechanical problems on lap five retiring to the pits then the yellow flew for Merle Burlingham. Joe Houser went high to pass the leader on the restart then cut him off coming out of turn two forcing Bush into the infield causing caution number three. Houser and Silleman were the leaders followed by Paul Norman and David McClanahan. Norman moved from third to first on the restart then just as the leaders completed the lap a incident in turn two involving Brian Graham and Dan Surrena brought out the yellow. The leaders were Norman, Houser, McClanahan and Silleman. McClanahan jumped into the second spot on the restart but could not catch Norman who went on to win his second of the season, Houser finished third.

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   Spectators:

      Heat 1: SP 1 Brian Johnson.JPG (437149 bytes)Brian Johnson, Wayne Watson, Dan Surrena

      Heat 2:  SP 2 Chris Couchenour.JPG (444372 bytes)Chris Couchenour, David McClanahan, Paul Norman

      Heat 3:  SP 3 Tommy Fox.JPG (427866 bytes)Tommy Fox, Brian Crandall, Dennis Lunger

      Feature 1: Matt Beck, Mark Ramsey, Mike Beck, Steve Huling, Steve Keith, Brian Crandall, Nate Lester, Barrett Brown, Dennis Lunger, Joe McMurdy

      Feature 2: Paul Norman, Dave McClanahan, Joe Houser, 23, Merle Burlingham, Ken Jackson, Jason Silleman, Art Jimmerson, Matt Johnson, Wayne Watson

  Outlaw Cadets

      Heat 1: OC 1 Nathan Short.JPG (440698 bytes)Nathan Short, John Boardman, Matt Lamphere

      Heat 2:  OC 2 Mark Hall.JPG (433717 bytes)Mark Hall, Louis DeDionisio, Jeff Van Arsdale

        Feature: Matt Lamphere, Mark Hall, Louie DeDionisio, Ron Seeley, Nathan Short, Greg Johnson, Pete Alspaugh, Terry Daniels, Scott Lewis, Jamie Erhard

 E-Mods:

     Heat 1: EM 1 Tim Rater.JPG (414857 bytes)Tim Rater, Matt Swanson, Bill Thomas

      Heat 2: EM 2 Dave Hess Jr..JPG (404398 bytes)Dave Hess Jr., Dale Applebee, Justine Carlson

      Feature: Al Cressley, Tim Rater, Justin Carlson, Stu Rickart, Joe Harvey, Brad Pease, Dan Nocero, Quincy Turner, Boyd Whitehead, Dave Surrena

 

   Budweiser Super Sportsmen:

      Heat 1: BS 1 Dave Cummings Jr..JPG (433820 bytes)Dave Cummings Jr., Randy Parmenter, Joe Buccola Jr.

      Heat 2: BS 2 Bob Van Arsdale.JPG (437625 bytes)Bob Van Arsdale, Gary Foster, Mike Murray

      Feature: Randy Parmenter, Pete Volpe, Aaron Robinson, Don McGuire, Bobby Rohrer, Hank Francis, Dave Cummings Jr., Chris Kuschel, Tom Kosinski, Don Standley

 

   Limited Late Models:

      Heat 1: LL 1 Scott Gurdak.JPG (405639 bytes)Scott Gurdak, Tom Hagberg, Paul Briggs

      Heat 2: LL 2 Chad Ramsey.JPG (405018 bytes)Chad Ramsey, Bobby Rohrer, Bob Vogt

      Feature: Scott Gurdak, Chad Ramsey, Paul Briggs, Bob Vogt, Andy Knight, Mike Moore, Tom Schnars, Mike Coyle, John Pencille, Brian Fardink

 

   American Racer Dash: ARD Dan Armbruster.JPG (405142 bytes)Dan Armbruster, Ted Kosinski, Doug Eck

 

   Super Late Models:

      Heat 1: SL 1 Ted Kosinski.JPG (402089 bytes)Ted Kosinski, Al Crocker, Dave Shagla, George LaBarbera, John Lacki

      Heat 2: SL 2 Doug Eck.JPG (391930 bytes)Doug Eck, Rod Maloy, Wally Fox, Bryan Emory, Steve Halpainy

      Heat 3: SL 3 Dan Armbruster.JPG (402681 bytes)Dan Armbruster, Rich Gardner, Scott Johnson, Bump Hedman, Chris Hackett

      Feature: Dan Armbruster, Rich Gardner, Chris Hackett, Rod Maloy, Randy Lobb, Scott Johnson, Scott Gurdak, Chad Valone, Al Crocker, Wally Fox, John Lacki, Ted Kosinski, Ward Schell, Chris Blose, Bump Hedman, Jason Morell, Dusty Franklin, Andy Boozel, Doug Eck, Brian Emory, Dave Shagla, Steve Halpainy, George LaBarbera