Saturday June 1st 2013
By Glenn Slocum
Saturday August 17th, 2013 Busti, NY: The Seamens Auto Wrecking Super
Challenger Special was the featured event at Stateline Speedway but with just
two nights of point racing remaining all of the racing intensified.
2012 Super Sportsman Champ Dan Nocero Jr. won his sixth feature of the season
but still trails Jim Kibbe in the point standings.
Rich Michael Jr. continued to dominate the E-Mod division. Michael won their
feature event his sixth win in seven appearances.
Chad Ruhlman passed point leader and defending Crate Late Model Champ
Damian Bidwell just before the features half way mark for his first feature win
of the season.
2012 Super Late Champion Dutch Davies made it two in a row winning the
feature event. David Scott tested Davies several times and nearly completed the
pass late in the event but jumped the heavy cushion allowing Davies to pull
Mark Ramsey was the Super Stock winner in a caution strewn feature event his
second win of the season.
Ryan Scott took over the Limited Late Model point lead and the win column
getting his fifth win of the season passing early leader Tyler Green for the
Super Challenger point leader Casey Burch made a late race pass of Tim Bender
to win the Seamens Auto Wrecking Special. It was Burch's seventh win of the
McGuire caused the first caution of the Super Sportsman feature as lap two was
starting. Michael Kosinski started on the pole and was the race leader with last
year’s Champ Dan Nocero Jr. second and Matt Kosinski third. Nocero took the lead
on the restart sending Michael Kosinski to second. Brent Crandall was fourth
with point leader Jim Kibbe fifth. Mike Genco and Ron Burgun tangled in turn two
for the second caution with eleven laps complete. Jim Kibbe was third after the
restart chasing Nocero and Michael Kosinski. That was how the race ended. It was
the sixth win for Nocero.
Rex was leader on the first completed lap of the E-Mod feature, Butch Southwell
led lap two and Rich Michael Jr. took control on lap three. Michael quickly
began running away from the field and had a straight away lead over Southwell at
the end of lap eight. The race was for second and Southwell, Leonard Enos and
David Scott were all fighting for the spot. Southwell faded but point leader
John Woodward Jr. joined the fray as the laps wound down. Scott grabbed second
on the final circuit and Enos was nearly taken out by a spinning lap car.
Michael won the race his 6th win in seven appearances.
Smith and point leader Damian Bidwell were on the front row of the Crate Late
Model feature and Bidwell was the first around. Justin Tatlow lost the handle on
lap three collecting Joe Buccola and Bob Dorman for the first yellow. Dorman
required a wrecker to return to the pits and Buccola left the speedway during
the yellow. Luke Carlton had problems on the restart for yellow two. Chad
Ruhlman was on the move after the restart coming to second. Justin Smith spun on
lap seven collecting Jason Genco and Dave Shagla Jr. Ruhlman drove around
Bidwell on the restart taking the lead just before the half way mark. Lap
traffic became a factor on lap sixteen allowing Bidwell to closed with Ruhlman.
Bidwell charged under Ruhlman with three laps remaining nearly regaining the
lead but Ruhlman held on over the final laps for his first win of the season.
Davies and David Scott were one and two for the Super Late feature with Rich
Gardner and Scott Gurdak in turn two and Doug Eck and Bump Hedman in row three.
Davies got a huge jump on the start and easily led lap one. Scott was second
with Gurdak third and Gardner fourth. Point leader Dick Barton was challenging
for fifth from his ninth starting spot on lap five. At the half way mark Davies
lead Scott by half a straight with Gurdak a distant third. Scott was able to
close with Davies due to lap traffic but could not get close enough to attempt a
pass. Barton continued to advance getting by Eck and moving up to challenge
Gardner for fourth. Scott caught Davies on the white flag lap moved alongside in
turn one then jumped the cushion allowing Davies to pull away. It was two in a
row for Davies.
Ramsey was the first to turn one in the Street Stock feature but a wreck on back
stretch happened when Kyle Weilacher lost a left rear tire bringing out the
yellow before the lap was completed for a complete restart of the event. Ramsey
was again the first around with Jason Covey a close second and Richard Wojtowicz
third. A spin by Mike Zemcik collecting Rodney Tomes brought out the second
yellow. Four laps were complete with Ramsey out front, Covey second followed by
Wojtowicz Dennis Asel and Gary Fisher. Point leader Brian Crandall was eighth.
Two laps later Jason Bagdley spun in turn two for caution number three. Elaine
Best spun in turn one with Todd Bacon and Tomes involved for caution four.
Bagdley stopped up against the fence in turn three for caution five with nine of
the fifteen laps complete. A spin by Victor Earle on lap eleven caused caution
six. Ramsey took the win with Wojtowicz second and Covey third.
Green led the Limited Late Models around for the start of their feature event.
Green Led the first circuit and Ryan Scott used the outside lane to pass Green
on the second lap. John Cline Jr. and Nathan Short were third fourth. A lap five
spin by Chad Schauers brought out the first and only yellow. Cline gained a spot
on the restart taking second from Green. Short was fourth with point leader
Steve Kania fifth. Scott finished the event for his fifth win.
Rockwell and Butch Fish brought out the caution on the initial start of the
Super Challenger Special. Travis Darling and Chad Bender were on the front row
with Tim Fisher and point leader Casey Burch in row two. It was Bender, Burch
and Darling at the end of lap one. Debris in turn four brought out the second
caution just before the half way mark. The double file restart allowed Burch to
pull alongside Bender for the restart with Darling third and Joe Beach, from
twelfth, fourth. Bill Baker and Dustin Lamb ran afoul of the front stretch
concrete on lap eight for caution three. Beach stopped in turn one for caution
four with ten laps down. Bender was unable to hold back Burch on the restart.
Burch led the final three laps for his seventh visit to victory lane.
Super Late Model
Davies Warren PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Andy Boozel
Clymer NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY
Scott Garland PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Darrell
Bossard Centerville PA, Pete Alspaugh Russell PA
Feature: Dutch Davies Warren PA, Dave Scott Garland PA, Scott Gurdak Bear
Lake PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Doug Eck Corry PA,
Chris Hackett Jamestown NY, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY,
Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Brent Rhebergen Clymer NY, Greg Oakes
Franklinville NY, Pete Alspaugh Russell PA, John Lobb, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove
PA, Chuck Parker Ashville NY
Scott, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Butch Southwell Warren PA, Leonard Enos
Russell PA, Stu Rickard Lakewood NY
Michael Jr. Ischua NY, Darren Tarabori Galeton PA, Steve Rex Youngsville PA,
Chevy Sweet Corry PA, David Lamphere Cherry Creek NY
Feature: Rich Michael Jr. Ischua NY, David Scott, Leonard Enos Russell
PA, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY, Butch Southwell Warren PA, Steve Rex
Youngsville PA, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Alex Froman Panama NY, Darren Tarabori
Galeton PA, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA
Limited Late Models
Green Corry PA, Nathan Short Panama NY, John Cline Jr. Kennedy NY, Steve Kania
Waterford PA, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY
Scott Garland PA, Jake Finnerty Panama NY, Troy Dorman Fredonia NY, Wade Watson
Ashville NY, Bill Reeves Celeron NY
Feature: Ryan Scott Garland PA, John Cline Jr. Kennedy NY, Tyler Green
Corry PA, Nathan Short Panama NY, Jake Finnerty Panama NY, Steve Kania Waterford
PA, Bill Reeves Celeron NY, Bryon Johnson Ashville NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY,
Troy Dorman Fredonia NY
Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Matt Kosinski Lakewood NY, Brent Crandall North East
PA, Ted Kosinski Lakewood NY, Don McGuire Harborcreek PA
Kosinski Ashville NY, Ron Burgun Brocton NY, Jim Kibbe Clymer NY, Tom Kosinski
Lakewood NY, Mike Murray Erie PA
Feature: Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Michael Kosinski Ashville NY, Jim
Kibbe Clymer NY, Don McGuire Harborcreek PA, Mike Murray Erie PA, Tom Kosinski
Lakewood NY, Matt Kosinski Lakewood NY, Norm Kloszewski Erie PA, Kendelle
Kosinski Ashville NY, Mike Kibbe Findley Lake NY
Covey Clymer NY, Richard Wojtowicz Limestone NY, Cody Bliss Celeron NY, Todd
Bacon Lakewood NY, Pat Fielding Titusville PA
Asel Kane PA, Gary Fisher North East PA, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY, Eric Harvey
Jamestown NY, Mike Zemcik Kane PA
Ramsey Sherman NY, Victor Earle Jr. Gifford PA, John Britt Dunkirk NY, Brian
Crandall Stockton NY, Brian Mohawk
Feature: Mark Ramsey Sherman NY, Richard Wojtowicz Limestone NY, Jason
Covey Clymer NY, Eric Harvey Jamestown NY, Dennis Asel Kane PA, Mike Zemcik Kane
PA, Mark Thompson North East PA, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, John Britt Dunkirk
NY, Nick Reale Frewsburg NY
Burch Kennedy NY, Chad Bender Stockton NY, Greg Marsh Jamestown NY, Mitch Boylan
Mt. Jewett PA, Aaron Liberati Jamestown NY
Fisher Ripley NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Butch Fish Allentown NY, Kenneth
Hultin Panama NY, John Kent Ashville NY
Feature: Casey Burch Kennedy NY, Chad Bender Stockton NY, Aaron Liberati
Jamestown NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Greg Marsh Jamestown NY, Tim Fisher
Ripley NY, Greg Rockwell Garland PA, Steve Keith Clymer NY, Kenneth Hultin
Panama NY, Mary Hammond
Crate Late Model
Smith Smethport PA, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Dave Shagla Jr. Sugar Grove
PA, Bob Dorman Stockton NY, Nicholas Mohawk Irving NY
Bidwell Eldred PA, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Chad Ruhlman Bemus Point NY, Doug
Ricotta Warsaw NY, Jason Genco Frewsburg NY
Schell Warren PA, Joe Buccola Falconer NY, Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Luke
Carleton Port Colborne ON, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY
Feature: Chad Ruhlman Bemus Point NY, Damian Bidwell Eldred PA, Ryan
Scott Garland PA, Jim Frank Jamestown NY, Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Doug Ricotta
Warsaw NY, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Ward Schell Warren PA, Scott Gurdak
Bear Lake PA, Joe Buccola Falconer NY, Mark Tatalovic Guysville PA, Skip Jackson
Jamestown NY, Tony Mariano Windsor OH, Nicholas Mohawk Irving NY, Zack Carley
Freedom NY, Ed Coast, Justin Smith Smethport PA, Dave Shagla Jr. Sugar Grove PA,
Jason Genco Frewsburg NY, Luke Carleton Port Colborne ON, Bob Dorman Stockton NY