Saturday June 1st 2013
By Glenn Slocum
Saturday August 24th, 2013 Busti, NY: Sugar Groveís New Beginnings
Restaurant sponsored the final points night at Stateline Speedway. It was a
night for intense racing and for winners and point champions.
Street Stock point leader Brian Crandall went into the night with a big point
lead and needed it as trouble in the middle of the feature and ended the night
connected to a wrecker posing for his Point Championship picture. Mark Ramsey
won the feature passing Crandall on lap two of the caution filled event.
Nathan Short led all of the Limited Late Model feature laps for his second
win of the season but the point race was between point leader Ryan Scott and
defending Champion Steve Kania. Scott started the event with a 25 point
advantage and finished third behind Kania to take the title by just 15 points.
Chad Ruhlman made his fourth visit to the Speedway winning his second Crate
Late Model feature while defending Crate Late Champion Damian Bidwell clinched
the title again.
Dick Barton went into the Super Late Model feature event with his tenth
Championship in hand. Bartonís qualifying heat finish put the title out of the
reach of second running Darrell Bossard. The feature became a showcase for last
yearís champ Dutch Davies who came from third to first with a lap nine turn two
pass over early leaders Chris Hackett and Boom Briggs. It was the third win a
row for Davies who finished seventh in the standings.
John Woodward Jr. finished third in a rough and tumble E-Mod event for the
2013 title which saw Rich Michael Jr. win his seventh feature in eight attempts.
Defending Super Sportsman Champ Dan Nocero Jr. won their feature event but
fell short of the point title as Jim Kibbe with a third place finish became the
new champ his first.
Burch ended his Super Challenger point race with another dominating win his
eighth of the season and the Challenger point title.
leader Brian Crandall was on the pole for the Street Stock feature with Eric
Harvey alongside. Mark Ramsey and Richard Wojtowicz in row two. Crandall led lap
one then a spin by Nick Reale brought out the first yellow. John Britt got
sideways on the restart and started collecting cars with Gary Fisher the first
victim followed by Jason Badgley, Elaine Best, Jason Covey and Jerry Fish. Chris
Couchenour made hard contact with the back stretch wall on the next restart for
caution three. Ramsey took the lead from Crandall as lap two finally ended then
Reale spun for caution four before lap three was done. Ramsey began building a
lead after the restart as Crandall fought Eric Harvey, Wojtowicz and Mark
Thompson for second. Wojtowicz and Crandall tangled for the next caution.
Crandall was unable to continue. Guy Adams was the next to have problems with a
spin in turn two. Twelve laps were complete with just nine cars remaining on the
track. Ramsey finished the race unchallenged and Thompson grabbed second on the
Short was the leader at the end of the first Limited Late Model feature. Jake
Finnerty was second with point leader Ryan Scott third, Tyler Green fourth and
Steve Kania fifth. Kania had to finish three spots ahead of Scott to
successfully defend his championship. Bill Reeves brought the first yellow of
the event with a spin in turn four on lap nine. Short was the leader with
Finnerty second followed by Scott and Kania. One lap after the restart Scott
beat Finnerty to the line for the runner up spot and Kania was fourth. John
Cline slowed the race with four laps remaining with a spin between turns three
and four. Kania started alongside Scott for the restart and passed Scott as the
white flew. Short won the event going away with Kania second and the 2013 point
champion Ryan Scott third.
Buccola Jr. was on the Crate Late Model pole and led the first lap. Point leader
Damian Bidwell started ninth. Buccola gave way to Chad Ruhlman on lap four just
before Ed Coast and Nick Mohawk brought out the first yellow. Jason Genco and
Buccola ran door to door for three laps then Justin Smith lost the handle in
turn four for the second yellow. Genco was able to take the second spot on the
restart as Buccola slipped to third to contest that spot with Jim Frank. Frank
put Buccola back to fourth on lap eleven and began chasing Genco for second.
Coast caused caution four with twelve laps down. Ruhlman checked out after the
restart leaving Genco and Frank to fight for the runner up spot. Coast spun
again with three laps remaining for yellow five. Genco stayed with Ruhlman
through the final laps but could not make the pass. Ruhlman got his second win
of the season and with a ninth place finish Bidwell defended his Championship
Hackett and Bump Hedman were on the front row for the last Super Late Model
point race of the season. Point leader Dick Barton was in row two with Boom
Briggs. Last yearís Champ Dutch Davies was in row three alongside Randy Lobb.
Hedman led into turn one on the start but Hackett led at the line. Dave Scott
slowed on lap three bringing out the yellow. Hackett, Hedman, Briggs, Barton and
Davies were the restart leaders. Hackett stayed up high with Hedman on the
inside. Barton lost a spot to Davies and Davies passed Hedman two laps later for
third. The three leaders were nose to tail on lap nine then Davies passed both
Hackett and Briggs for the race lead coming out of turn two. Hackett nearly
collected the turn two fence on lap twelve giving second to Briggs. Hackett
continued to fade and Hedman regained third with Lobb fourth and Darrell Bossard
fifth. With five laps remaining Davies lapping cars with Briggs and Hedman a
distant second and third. Davies cruised to the win his third of the season and
2013 Super Late Model Champion Barton finished seventh.
Johnson and Rich Michael Jr. led the E-Mods to the initial green. Michael led at
the line with Johnson second. The yellow flew for Butch Southwell as his machine
slowed to a stop on the back stretch. Mike McGee was third on the restart behind
Johnson and Michael. Chevy Sweet spun on the restart for yellow number two.
Point leader John Woodward Jr. was fourth and Bud Watson fifth for the restart.
Yellow number three appeared for David Lamphere with seven laps complete.
Johnson make contact with McGee on the restart spinning McGee for caution four.
Johnson was sent to the rear for the restart. Lap eight was complete then
Lamphere spun for yellow five. One more lap was complete then a spin by Stu
Rickard caused caution six. As Michal finished the tenth lap Greg Johnson, Mike
Eschrich and Cale Crocker tangled for caution seven. With five laps remaining
Michael led John Boyd by ten car lengths with Woodward third and Watson fourth.
Michael took the checkers for his seventh win. Woodward was the 2013 E-Mod Point
Kibbe led the Super Sportsman points by 80 points over last yearís Champ Dan
Nocero Jr. Nocero would have to finish eight spots ahead of Kibbe to defend his
title. Kibbe started Second and Nocero fourth with Mike Kosinski on the pole.
Nocero quickly moved to the front with Kosinski second and Kibbe third. With
five remaining the leaders were in lap traffic as Kibbe kept Nocero in sight
just one position back. Nocero did what he could winning the event but losing
the Championship to Kibbe.
Super Late Model
Barton Ashville NY, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Dave
Scott Garland PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA
Briggs Bear Lake PA, Chris Hackett Jamestown NY, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY,
Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Doug Eck Corry PA
Feature: Dutch Davies Warren PA, Boom Briggs Bear Lake PA, Bump Hedman
Sugar Grove PA, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Rich
Gardner Waterford PA, Chris Hackett Jamestown NY, Dick Barton Ashville NY, Doug
Eck Corry PA, Dave Scott Garland PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Chuck Parker
Ashville NY, John Lobb, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA
Enos Russell PA, Bud Watson Conneaut OH, John Boyd Waterford PA, Butch Southwell
Warren PA, Alex Froman Panama NY
Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY, Rich Michael Jr. Ischua NY, John Boardman
Jamestown NY, Stu Rickard Lakewood NY, Justin Carlson Sherman NY
McGee Mayville NY, Greg Johnson Busti NY, Steve Rex
Youngsville PA, Dan Sasso Forestville NY, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY
Feature: Rich Michael Jr. Ischua NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, John
Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY, Bud Watson Conneaut OH, Leonard Enos Russell PA,
Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville PA, Dan Sasso Forestville NY,
Steve Rex Youngsville PA, Mike Eschrich Mt. Jewett PA
Limited Late Models
Short Panama NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, Mike Moore Russell PA, Wade Watson
Ashville NY, Bryon Johnson Ashville NY
Heat 2: Ryan Scott Garland PA, Jake Finnerty
Panama NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, John Cline Jr. Kennedy NY, Bill Reeves
Feature: Nathan Short Panama NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Ryan Scott
Garland PA, Jake Finnerty Panama NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, Mike Moore Russell
PA, John Cline Jr. Kennedy NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Bryon Johnson Ashville
NY, Troy Dorman Fredonia NY
Kosinski Ashville NY, Ted Kosinski Lakewood NY, Ron Burgun Brocton NY, Tom
Kosinski Lakewood NY, Chad Ruhlman
Kibbe Clymer NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Don McGuire Harborcreek PA, Brent
Crandall North East PA, Mike Murray Erie PA
Feature: Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Michael Kosinski Ashville NY, Jim
Kibbe Clymer NY, Don McGuire Harborcreek PA, Ron Burgun Brocton NY, Chad
Ruhlman, Brent Crandall North East PA, Kendelle Kosinski Ashville NY, Mike Kibbe
Findley Lake NY, Mike Murray Erie PA
Harvey Jamestown NY, Mark Ramsey Sherman NY, Gary Fisher North East PA, Paul
Nelson Ashville NY, Cassi Rockwell Garland PA
Crandall Stockton NY, Richard Wojtowicz Limestone NY, John Britt Dunkirk NY,
Rodney Tomes Sherman NY, Elaine Best Jamestown NY
Feature: Mark Ramsey Sherman NY, Mark Thompson North East PA, Eric Harvey
Jamestown NY, Paul Nelson Ashville NY, Richard Wojtowicz Limestone NY, John
Britt Dunkirk NY, Guy Adams Ashville NY, Elaine Best Jamestown NY, Cassi
Rockwell Garland PA, Brian Crandall Stockton NY
Burch Kennedy NY, Joe Beach North East PA, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Aaron
Liberati Jamestown NY, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA
Hultin Panama NY, Greg Marsh Jamestown NY, Donald Hebner Westfield NY, John Kent
Ashville NY, Preston Matve Celeron NY
Feature: Casey Burch Kennedy NY, Joe Beach North East PA, Donald Hebner
Westfield NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Greg Marsh Jamestown NY, Aaron
Liberati Jamestown NY, Kenneth Hultin Panama NY, Preston Matve Celeron NY, John
Kent Ashville NY, Kevin Covell Sugar Grove PA
Crate Late Model
Genco Frewsburg NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Dave Shagla Jr. Sugar Grove PA, Doug
Ricotta Warsaw NY, Damian Bidwell Eldred PA
Buccola Falconer NY, Chad Ruhlman Bemus Point NY, Jim Frank Jamestown NY, Scott
Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Matt Harvey Jamestown NY
Feature: Chad Ruhlman Bemus Point NY, Jason Genco Frewsburg NY, Jim Frank
Jamestown NY, Joe Buccola Falconer NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Doug Ricotta
Warsaw NY, Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Dave Shagla Jr.
Sugar Grove PA, Damian Bidwell Eldred PA, Justin Smith Smethport PA, Mark
Tatalovic Guysville PA, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, Kevin Hill Gowanda NY,
Nicholas Mohawk Irving NY, Ed Coast