Sept. 6th, 2003 - P9060682.JPG (475855 bytes)P9060675.JPG (473193 bytes)Randy Parmenter Wins Super Sportsman Championship Scott Gurdak Wins Super Late Model “Run What ‘Ya Brung”
 Sponsored By Smirnoff/Arthur R. Gren

at Stateline Speedway

By Glenn Slocum

 Busti NY: Smirnoff distributed by Arthur R. Gren sponsored the evenings event featuring a Championship race for the Super Sportsman and a “Run What Ya Brung” race for the Super Late Models. Dan Armbruster won the contest for the largest sideboard in Super Late Models with Dave Hess Jr. last week’s winner a close second. Scott Gurdak won the Super Late Model event after race leader Chris Hackett got into trouble on lap twenty-one. Jamie Erhard won his second Outlaw Cadet feature. Randy Parmenter took the lead from Chad Carlson on lap seven then cruised to the victory in the Super Sportsman Championship race. Dennis Lunger won his second Spectator feature taking the lead from Tommy Fox with two laps remaining. Justin Tatlow led them all to win his first Spectator feature. John Pencile won his second Limited feature after passing Tom Schnars on lap nine. Dave Hess Jr. notched his ninth feature win in the E-Mods not counting his win in the York Triathlon race last week.

             Aaron Robinson and Scott Kuschel were on the front row of the Super Sportsman Championship race. Chad Carlson took the led on lap one. Tom Kosinski brought out the caution with three laps complete after losing an engine. Carlson remained the leader after the restart and Randy Parmenter second followed Don McGuire. Parmenter passed Don McGuire for second then the yellow flew for Kuschel in turn one. Parmenter and Carlson battled for two laps with Parmenter coming out on top on lap seven. Carlson slowed one later and retired from the event. Mike Kosinski was in the third spot with Pat McGuire in fourth. Parmenter led the final laps unchallenged with Don McGuire second and Kosinski narrowly beating out Pat McGuire for the third spot.

             Al Crocker was the loser in a first lap incident in the Super Late Model event. Crocker started seventh and some managed to cross the track in front of the majority of the field striking the wall at the exit of turn two and every other car got by. Chris Hackett came out on top on the restart. Doug Eck spun trying to avoid Dave Hess Jr. collecting Andy Boozel on lap three for second caution. Scott Gurdak was second followed by Ted Kosinski, Hess, Rod Maloy and Randy Lobb. Hackett jumped back in front on the restart with Gurdak close behind. Hess fell into the third spot. Andy Boozel collected a track tire on lap five bringing out the third yellow. Bryan Emory was pushed into the pits during the yellow. Rich Gardner moved into fifth on the restart and the top four remained the same. Gardner passed Kosinski on lap nine for the fourth spot. Hackett was in heavy lap traffic from lap ten on with Gurdak never more then a few car lengths behind. Gurdak and Hackett battled through lap traffic then a spin by Kosinski collected Rod Maloy and Hackett was caught down low trying to get around the incident then spinning into the infield and stopping. Hackett was sent to the rear of the field for stopping during the yellow. Gurdak was the new leader with Gardner also benefiting from the accident to get by Hess for second. Chad Valone was fourth with Dan Armbruster fifth and Randy Lobb sixth. Hackett protested the call and was sent to the pits. Valone make a bold move on the restart taking over the second spot from Gardner. Armbruster passed Hess with two to go. Valone jumped the cushion on the final lap letting Gardner and Armbruster by, Armbruster took the second spot from Gardner on the back straight as Gurdak won the event.

             P9060677a.JPG (696539 bytes)Tom Schnars and Randy Lobb were first and second at the end of the first lap in the Limited Late Model feature. John Pencile was third and Andy Knight fourth. Pencile passed Lobb on lap five then the yellow flew for Les Lyon, Steve Moynihan and Brian Fardink in turn two. Pencile and Schnars fought for the top spot over the next three laps with Pencile finally coming out on top on lap nine. The caution flew one lap later for Lyon and Mike Moore in turn four. Pencile led the halfway lap. Knight grabbed second form Schnars on lap twelve then Hagberg took the spot from Schnars one lap later. Lyon had trouble again on lap seventeen spinning in turn four. Pat McGuire was aligned in the fourth spot on the restart. Bobby Rohrer took fifth on lap eighteen. Hagberg used the outside to pass Knight on the last lap for the runners up spot as John Pencile took the win for the second time this season.            

             P9060672.JPG (452965 bytes)Jamie Erhard led the first lap of the Outlaw Cadet feature with Scott Lewis in the second spot. Pete Alspaugh caught Lewis on lap five just as the caution flew for Greg Johnson who had spun in turn four.  Alspaugh slid up the speedway on lap eight letting Louis DeDionisio get by for the third spot as the field began to get strung out behind the leaders. Mike Knight spun on lap eleven just after Jeff Van Arsdale took fourth from Alspaugh. Lewis bobbled on lap twelve then spun on thirteen collecting Alspaugh and point leader Ron Seeley. With two laps remaining Erhard was aligned in the top spot with DeDionisio second then Van Arsdale and Phil Knight. Mike Knight stopped on the restart causing a yellow. Phil Knight took the third spot on the white flag lap and Erhard took the checkers one lap later for his second win of the season.

             P9060680.JPG (461072 bytes)Quincy Turner and Jim Irwin brought out the yellow on lap one of the E-Mod feature as Dan Nocero and Stu Rickard led. Al Cressley moved under the leader on the restart of lap one to led at then line then nearly lost control one lap later letting Dave Hess Jr. by for the lead. Mike Hess followed Dave around Cressley for the second spot and Nocero was relegated to the fourth position. Randy Parmenter, Justin Carlson, Matt Swanson and Quincy Turner tangled in turn one with eight complete. Swanson and Parmenter brought the yellow back out on the restart.  Bill Thomas was aligned fourth with Dale Applebee fifth. Hess led the final five laps with Mike Hess second and Bill Thomas and Al Cressley waging a battle for the third spot. Thomas beat Cressley with one lap to go for third as Dave Hess Jr. won his ninth event of the season.

             P9060662.JPG (467971 bytes)Bill Van Volkenburg ended up sideways in front of the field on lap one of the first Spectator feature to end the lap before it could be complete. Ken Jackson and Steve Keith brought the field around for the second attempted start. Keith was leading by several car lengths after the first lap with Jackson in the second spot. Yellow flew for Volkenburg, Clarence Dickerson and Rush Firestone with two laps completed. Merle Burlingham and Nate Lester were third and fourth for the restart. Burlingham took second from Jackson at the drop of the green and one lap later relinquished it to Tommy Fox. Fox followed Keith for one lap then used the high groove to take the lead on lap five. Dennis Lunger was third as Burlingham slipped to fourth. Keith suffered mechanical problems on lap seven slowing to a stop on the front straight bringing out the caution flag. Chris Couchenour spun to stop in the exit of turn two bringing out the caution with two laps remaining. Fox shot up into the turn four wall on the restart giving the lead to Lunger. Burlingham got loose on the restart and was struck by several cars ending up stopped on the front stretch. Lunger held on for the win with Fox recovering from his brush with the wall for second and Brian Crandall took third. Fox was disqualified later after an incident in the pits.

            P9060667.JPG (464483 bytes) Justin Tatlow and Bill Germonto brought out the second Spectator feature. Tatlow led the first lap with Justin Krieder in the second spot and Scott Joslin in third. Germonto spun on lap two for the first caution. Brian Johnson took third just before the yellow flew for Mort John on lap five. Scott Perrin spun on lap six collecting Barrett Brown as Tatlow led. The race was for second during the remainder of the event as Tatlow won with a half a straight away lead and Johnson winning the battle for second and Krieder third. 

Results:

   Spectators:

      Heat 1: P9060599.JPG (471864 bytes)Barrett Brown, Mark Luce, Monty Seekings

      Heat 2: P9060609.JPG (465624 bytes)Clarence Dickerson, Brian Johnson, Ken Jackson

      Heat 3: P9060621.JPG (468752 bytes)Rick Thompson, Steve Keith, Rush Firestone

      Feature 1: Dennis Lunger,  Brian Crandall, Rick Thompson, Dana Wellington, Ken Jackson, Clarence Dickerson, Ray Finch, Paul Norman, Kevin Brumett, Merle Burlingham

      Feature 2: Justine Tatlow, Brian Johnson, Justin Krieder, Wade Watson, Ron Fish, Dan Surrena, Monty Seekings, Bob Kinne, Scott Perrin, Berton Chapel

    Budweiser Super Sportsmen:

      Heat 1: P9060627.JPG (464588 bytes)Mike Murray, Hank Francis, Tom Kosinski

      Heat 2: P9060638.JPG (472206 bytes)Don McGuire, Pete Volpe, Pat McGuire

      Feature: Randy Parmenter, Don McGuire, Mike Kosinski, Pat McGuire, Bob Van Arsdale, Pete Volpe, Dave Cummings Jr., Mike Murray, Bobby Rohrer, Brent Crandall

   Outlaw Cadets

      Heat 1: P9060642.JPG (473230 bytes)Pete Alspaugh, Matt Lamphere, Tom Norland

      Heat 2: P9060645.JPG (463176 bytes)Jeff Van Arsdale, Jim Bergman, Phil Knight

      Heat 3: P9060649.JPG (461739 bytes)Terry Daniels, Louie DeDionisio, Tom Seeley

      Feature 1: Jamie Erhard, Louis DeDionisio, Phil Knight, Jeff Van Arsdale, Greg Johnson, John Boardman, Jeff Campbell, Terry Daniels, Tom Norland, Dustin Eckman

 E-Mods:

     Heat 1: P9060650.JPG (465760 bytes)Stu Rickard, Bill Thomas, Randy Parmenter

      Heat 2: P9060651.JPG (455463 bytes)Justin Carlson, Dave Hess Jr., Al Cressley

      Feature: Dave Hess Jr., Mike Hess, Bill Thomas, Al Cressley, Dale Applebee, Stu Rickard, Brad Pease, Dan Nocero, Justin Carlson, Dave Surrena

American Racer Dash: P9060669.JPG (456143 bytes)Al Crocker, Randy Lobb, Ward Schell

Limited Late Models:

      Heat 1: P9060652.JPG (461991 bytes)Chad Ramsey, Steve Moynihan, Tom Schnars

      Heat 2: P9060653.JPG (456066 bytes)Joe Weber, Les Lyon, Pat McGuire

      Feature: John Pencile, Tom Hagberg, Andy Knight, Pat McGuire, Bob Rohrer, Tom Schnars, Mike Coyle, Mike Moore, Randy Lobb, Troy Dorman

  Super Late Models:

      Heat 1: P9060654.JPG (461520 bytes)Chris Hackett, Wally Fox, Randy Lobb, Rod Maloy, Moose Dunnewold

      Heat 2: P9060658.JPG (458821 bytes)Doug Eck, Scott Gurdak , Ward Schell, Rich Gardner, Dan Armbruster

      Heat 3: P9060659.JPG (464654 bytes)Ted Kosinski, Dave Hess Jr., Al Crocker, Chad Valone, John Lacki

      Feature: Scott Gurdak, Dan Armbruster, Rich Gardner, Chad Valone, Dave Hess Jr., Bruce Hordusky, Ward Schell, Ted Kosinski, John Lacki, Steve Halpainy, George LaBarbera, Wally Fox, Keith Zimmerman, Moose Dunnewold, Rod Maloy, Doug Eck, Andy Boozel, Bryan Emory, Al Crocker