“Slow Ride” David Scott pulls a double, as he captures the Paula Southwell Memorial and Super Late Model Features at Stateline Speedway!

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June 4, 2017

By: Jamie McMillen

In other action, it was Dennis Lunger repeating in the Rusted Nutz Pro Mod division, Jim Kibbe repeating in the Super Sportsman division, with John Zeleznik and Brandon Groters finally grabbing the checkered flag at the completion of the Bailey’s Towing and Recovery Challengers and Wellington Log Home Street Stocks.

The fans of Stateline Speedway and the family and friends of Paula Southwell couldn’t have asked for better weather as the sun and blue skies greeted everyone on a beautiful Saturday evening in Busti, NY. Fans stretched down both sides of the track in attendance for the special Outlaw E-Mod event that would pay $2,500 to the winner. All other classes were in competition except for the Shultz Auto Group RUSH Crate Late Models having the night off.

The Rusted Nutz Pro Mods were the first division to run their feature, as Lakewood, NY’s Chad Carlson and Garland, PA’s Ryan Scott would pace the field from their front row starting spots. At the drop of the green, the 18 and 0 would stay dead even all the way around the first circuit with the 18 of Carlson inches ahead at the flag stand. Scott and Carlson would continue to battle for the lead as 12th starting Dennis Lunger Jr would reach 4th place on lap three, before a caution for Steve Dixon and Jason Covey would slow the field. On the ensuing restart, the heated battle between Scott and Carlson would continue with Scott Gurdak running third and Lunger still fourth. Just three laps would be completed before another yellow would fly, this time for the 00 of Nate Hartzell. Gurdak would exit the speedway and head to the pit area, relinquishing his third-place spot, before returning to the tail of the field before the green flag would fly again. Halfway through the event, it was Carlson continuing to lead the way, with heat from Scott, Lunger, and now 4th place Richard Michael Jr, from his 14th starting position. A great battle between the top three would again be stopped on lap 15 as Brian Mohawk and Matt Harvey would get together in turn four. By the end of lap sixteen, Lunger would be the new leader, strategically getting by both Carlson and Scott. Lunger would continue onto the finish, winning yet again, with Ryan Scott, Chad Carlson, Scott Gurdak, and Rich Michael Jr rounding out the top five. Lunger and Scott were the heat race winners.

Forty laps, $2,500 on the line for the Sugar Grove Beverage Outlaw E-Mods was the following event of the night. The Paula Southwell Memorial headlined the evening with twenty-eight of the area’s best modified drivers were led to the green flag by Justin Carlson and John Woodward Jr. Joel Watson and David Scott, from their 4th and 8th place starting spots were already up to third and fourth position by the completion of lap one before the caution would halt the field for Pittsfield, PA’s Cale Crocker coming to a stop against the backstretch wall. When the green flag would fall again, Watson and Scott would split Carlson for second place, and set their sights on the leader, Woodward. By lap six, David Scott has maneuvered his way around Watson and Woodward, and began to pace the field out front. On lap ten, Watson would spin from the second position, bringing out the yellow flag. At ¼ the distance, it was Scott leading Woodward, Brent Rhebergen from 12th, Justin Carlson, and Troy Johnson. On the restart, Rhebergen would get to second as last week’s winner Greg Johnson would find himself up to fourth. A multi-car pileup on lap seventeen would slow the field yet again, involving Joel Watson, Ron Seeley, Percy McDonald, Troy Johnson, Kyle Beddell, and John Boyd. The top four would remain the same with Al Brewer rounding out the top five, as most of the cars involved in the incident would continue the event. Dave Hess in the 222 would make a run from sixth to fourth by lap twenty-six. It was still Scott and Rhebergen out front, with Woodward, Hess, G. Johnson, and Dan Davies under a blanket for the third position. Joel Watson’s surge towards the top five from the tail of the field would come to an end with seven laps to go, was he would come to a stop in turn three. The pair of 71’s; Brewer and Davies, would tangle in turn one before any laps could be completed, leaving only fourteen cars on the track. Four laps after the restart, Mike McGee would start to battle Hess for fourth place as Greg Johnson would spin from fifth place. It would leave only three laps remaining with Scott, Rhebergen, Hess, McGee, and Butch Southwell from 25th. Scott would open up his lead in the final laps, finally capturing the coveted Paula Southwell Memorial trophy.  Rhebergen would end up second, followed by Hess, McGee, and Woodward. Carlson, McGee, Watson, and Scott were your heat race winners.

Greg Oakes and John Lacki paced twenty-five Overhead Door of Jamestown Super Late Models for their twenty-five-lap event. The event would not stay under the green flag long as a multi-car incident involving Dutch Davies, John Lobb, Darrell Bossard, and Nathan Hill clustered together in turn four. Davies and Volpe would go to the tail of the field after being penalized for their part in the accident. At lap two, Robbie Blair was side-by-side with Oakes for the lead. By lap three, Blair would have the position to himself with Dave Hess coming to second on lap four. After seven circuits, the top five was Blair, Hess, Oakes, David Scott, and Jacob Finnerty. Colton Flinner and Dutch Davies would get together in turn four with the top five remaining the same. On the restart, second through fifth place were four-wide down the backstretch off of turn two, as last week’s winner, John Volpe’s #53 machine would limp to a stop on lap eight. One lap after the start, Hess would take over the lead and Scott would prevail by lap eleven for second place. Hess and Scott would both begin to run the high side of the racetrack before Hess would suffer mechanical failure coming out of turn two. Scott would make heavy contact with the rear end of Hess’ broken machine with fourteen laps complete. Scott would continue with Robbie Blair, Oakes, Max Blair from 12th, and Finnerty lined up behind him. At the completion of lap fifteen, Scott and Blair were even at the line for the lead, with Finnerty running the bottom of the track to move into third place by lap nineteen. Scott would manage to keep his mount out front the remainder of the way as the W11 of Blair, 1J of Finnerty, 22 of Oakes, and 111 of Max Blair would be the top five at the finish. Nathan Hill, Chris Hackett, Max Blair, and John Volpe won their respective heat races.

Twelve Super Sportsman machines paced by Michael Kosinski and Steve Longo would take the green flag to start their feature next. Before any laps could be scored, Dan Oaks, Dan Nocero Jr., Tommy Kosinski, Jeffrey Maynard, and Matt Kosinski would all get together in turn two. On the following restart, the 84 of Michael Kosinski would jump out to an early lead with last week’s winner Jim Kibbe and Dan Nocero Jr from the rear of the field running second and third. Longo and Doug Birtath would round out the top five with five laps in. Jeffrey Maynard would again have trouble, this time on lap six, coming to a stop in a cloud of steam. The top four would remain the same with Tommy Kosinski breaking into the top five. A caution on lap nine would again bunch the field up after Longo would spin from his fourth-place spot. Only nine cars would remain for the remainder of the race. Kibbe would jump to the high side to attempt a pass for the lead on lap twelve, only to make it finally stick on lap 13. He would lead the rest of the way with Michael Kosinski finishing second, Tommy Kosinski finishing third, Nocero Jr, and Birath rounding out the remainder of the top five. Dan Oaks and Jim Kibbe were the heat race winners.

Filling in for his daughter Jazz, Skip Jackson was lined up beside Aaron Marcy to pace a twenty-six-car field in the Bailey’s Towing and Recovery Challengers feature. By the end of lap one, 3rd place starter John Zeleznik had already found his way to the lead. On lap two, Mike Riche and Casey Burch had both moved into the top four, with Andy Proper rounding out the top five. The yellow would soon wave for the 3 of Garrett Yeager coming to a stop in turn two. On the restart lap, Proper would move into second in pursuit of Zeleznik. His run towards the 72 car would come to a stop when Tommy LaBarbera, Brandon Hall, and Tom Mason tangling in turn one on lap five. With only seven laps remaining, it was Zeleznik, Proper, Jackson, Riche, and Burch. A multi-car incident would bring out the third caution of the race as Burch would retire to the pits with a flat tire. Gary Troyer would quickly enter the battle with the lead pack on lap six, as he would move into the third position. With two laps left, it was still Zeleznik out front with Proper second, team-mate Troyer third, Jackson fourth, and Chris Knisley rounding out the top five. At the white flag, Troyer would move into second place just as the caution flew for Charles Sullivan and Nick Reed, setting up a one lap shootout to the checkers. Zeleznik would continue his dominance and Proper would sneak by Troyer for second, as Jackson and Knisley finished fourth and fifth at the line. Burch, Zeleznik, Proper, and Troyer won their heat races.

A front row consisting of Anthony Marrotto and Gary Fisher would lead twenty-one Wellington Log Home Street Stocks to the green flag for the evening finale. Fisher would soon jump out to a large lead on the rest of the field as Brandon Groters would make a power move into 5th from his 10th starting position, by lap two. Lapped traffic scattered the leaders in all directions down the backstretch and at lap seven it was Fisher, John Boardman, Groters, Marrotto, and Dave Shagla running in the top five. The field would slow for the 27 of Scott Dellahoy on the same lap as the leader Fisher would have issues in turn two of the same lap. With Fisher retiring to the pits after his stellar run out front, it was Groters pressuring Boardman for the lead with twelve laps left. He was unable to complete the pass as the caution would fly again for Bill Applebee. Brian Crandall would now enter the back of the top five. Groters would finally complete the pass for the lead at halfway and begin stretching it out on the rest of the field. With seven laps remaining, Nick Mohawk would come to a stop in turn three, bunching up the field yet again. On the restart, Shagla would begin pressuring Boardman for second as Dellahoy would have trouble again on lap fifteen. With two laps to go, it was Groters still leading the way, Boardman holding onto second, with Shagla, Crandall, and Marrotto filling in the remainder of the top five. At the white flag, Boardman would have troubles with his car and drop off the pace, as Groters would go onto win with Shagla second, Crandall third, Marroto fourth, and Boardman hanging on for fifth. Applebee, Shagla, and Groters were the heat winners.

 

RACE RESULTS

JUNE 3, 2017

 

Pro-Mod - Rusted Nutz

 

Heat 1 -  (8 Laps)

1. 71L-Dennis Lunger Jr[1] ; 2. 21-Chad Silleman[2] ; 3. 18-Chad Carlson[5] ; 4. 20-Brian Mohawk[3] ; 5. 00-Nate Hartzell[7] ; 6. 66-Dennis  Hagg Jr[4] ; 7. F4-Matt Harvey[6]

 

Heat 2 -  (8 Laps)

1. 0-Ryan Scott[2] ; 2. 16-Justin Carlson[1] ; 3. 5G-Scott Gurdak[3] ; 4. 33K-Steve Dixon[6] ; 5. 67-Jason Covey[5] ; 6. 05-Zach Johnson[4] ; 7. 17X-Rich Michael Jr[7]

 

A-Main 1 -  (20 Laps)

1. 71L-Dennis Lunger Jr[12] ; 2. 0-Ryan Scott[2] ; 3. 18-Chad Carlson[1] ; 4. 5G-Scott Gurdak[5] ; 5. 17X-Rich Michael Jr[14] ; 6. 00-Nate Hartzell[8] ; 7. 20-Brian Mohawk[6] ; 8. 05-Zach Johnson[11] ; 9. 66-Dennis  Hagg Jr[10] ; 10. 21-Chad Silleman[4] ; 11. 67-Jason Covey[9] ; 12. F4-Matt Harvey[13] ; 13. 33K-Steve Dixon[7] ; 14. 16-Justin Carlson[3]

 

 

 

Super Sportsman

 

Heat 1 -  (8 Laps)

1. 20-Dan Oaks[1] ; 2. 15-Steve Longo[5] ; 3. 716-Shane Horner[3] ; 4. 11-Kendelle  Kosinski[6] ; 5. 17-Tim Thorp[2] ; 6. 88-Ted Kosinski[4] ; 7. 222-Doug Birath[7]

 

Heat 2 -  (8 Laps)

1. 18-Jim Kibbe[4] ; 2. 84-Michael Kosinski[1] ; 3. 6-Dan Nocero Jr.[3] ; 4. 19-Tommy Kosinski[5] ; 5. 16-Matt Kosinski[6] ; 6. 26-Jeffrey Maynard[2]

 

A-Main 1 -  (15 Laps)

1. 18-Jim Kibbe[12] ; 2. 84-Michael Kosinski[1] ; 3. 19-Tommy Kosinski[7] ; 4. 6-Dan Nocero Jr.[5] ; 5. 222-Doug Birath[11] ; 6. 11-Kendelle  Kosinski[6] ; 7. 15-Steve Longo[2] ; 8. 17-Tim Thorp[8] ; 9. 26-Jeffrey Maynard[13] ; 10. 716-Shane Horner[4] ; 11. 20-Dan Oaks[3] ; 12. 16-Matt Kosinski[9] ; 13. 88-Ted Kosinski[10]

 

 

 

Super Late Model - Overhead Door of Jamestown

 

Heat 1 -  (8 Laps)

1. 38-Nathan Hill[1] ; 2. 2v-Chad  Valone[2] ; 3. 7L-John Lacki[4] ; 4. 19-Bob  Dorman[5] ; 5. 30-Rick Tripodi[3] ; 6. 72-Ward Schell[6] ; 7. 18-Mike Wonderling[7]

 

Heat 2 -  (8 Laps)

1. 33-Chris  Hackett[1] ; 2. 40-Dutch Davies[4] ; 3. 1J-Jake Finnerty[6] ; 4. 22B-Darrell Bossard[3] ; 5. 1U-Matt Urban[5] ; 6. 75-Colton Flinner[2]

 

Heat 3 -  (8 Laps)

1. 111-Max Blair[3] ; 2. 3-David  Scott[6] ; 3. W11-Robbie  Blair[5] ; 4. 7Teen-Damien Bidwell[2] ; 5. 1-Rich Gardner[1] ; 6. 20-Doug Eck[4]

 

Heat 4 -  (8 Laps)

1. 44S-Dave  Hess Jr.[2] ; 2. 53-John Volpe[1] ; 3. 22-Greg Oakes[4] ; 4. 28-John Lobb[5] ; 5. B22-Bump Hedman[3] ; 6. B1D-Matt Latta[6]

 

A-Main 1 - Overhead Door of Jamestown (25 Laps)

1. 3-David  Scott[7] ; 2. W11-Robbie  Blair[5] ; 3. 1J-Jake Finnerty[10] ; 4. 22-Greg Oakes[1] ; 5. 111-Max Blair[12] ; 6. 20-Doug Eck[23] ; 7. B22-Bump Hedman[20] ; 8. 1-Rich Gardner[19] ; 9. 53-John Volpe[6] ; 10. 2v-Chad  Valone[8] ; 11. 7L-John Lacki[2] ; 12. B1D-Matt Latta[24] ; 13. 22B-Darrell Bossard[14] ; 14. 28-John Lobb[16] ; 15. 18-Mike Wonderling[25] ; 16. 30-Rick Tripodi[17] ; 17. 38-Nathan Hill[11] ; 18. 7Teen-Damien Bidwell[15] ; 19. 72-Ward Schell[21] ; 20. 19-Bob  Dorman[13] ; 21. 33-Chris  Hackett[9] ; 22. 44S-Dave  Hess Jr.[3] ; 23. 1U-Matt Urban[18] ; 24. 40-Dutch Davies[4] ; 25. 75-Colton Flinner[22]

 

 

 

Challenger - Bailey's Towing & Recovery

 

Heat 1 -  (8 Laps)

1. 55-Casey Burch[1] ; 2. 0-Josh Crull[4] ; 3. 68B-Benjamin Stover[3] ; 4. 77-Dakota Curry[5] ; 5. 54-Rory Houser[6] ; 6. 75-Charles Sullivan[7] ; 7. 34H-Brandon Huffman[2]

 

Heat 2 -  (8 Laps)

1. 72-John Zeleznick[6] ; 2. 11M-Aaron Marcy[1] ; 3. 52x-Skip Jackson[5] ; 4. 70-Pat Oyer[4] ; 5. 19M-Tom Mason[3] ; 6. 42-Phil Powell[2] ; 7. 3Y-Garret Yeager[7]

 

Heat 3 -  (8 Laps)

1. 17-Andy Proper[1] ; 2. 68-Mike Riche JR.[2] ; 3. 88-Chris Knisley[4] ; 4. 12-Kevin Covell[5] ; 5. 1V-William VanGuilder[3] ; 6. 23X-Brandon Hall[7] ; 7. 5-Jasmine Markham[6]

 

Heat 4 -  (8 Laps)

1. 13-Gary Troyer[6] ; 2. 14R-Nick Reed[1] ; 3. 83-Bob Leonard[2] ; 4. 12j-John Seekings[5] ; 5. T19-Tom Labarbera[3] ; 6. 6K-Joey Karash[4]

 

A-Main 1 -  (20 Laps)

1. 72-John Zeleznick[3] ; 2. 17-Andy Proper[6] ; 3. 13-Gary Troyer[9] ; 4. 52x-Skip Jackson[1] ; 5. 88-Chris Knisley[12] ; 6. 12-Kevin Covell[15] ; 7. 11M-Aaron Marcy[2] ; 8. 77-Dakota Curry[13] ; 9. 1V-William VanGuilder[19] ; 10. 5-Jasmine Markham[27]

 

 

NO POINTS FOR OUTLAW E-MODS

 

 

Outlaw E-Mod - Sugar Grove Beverage

 

Heat 1 -  (8 Laps)

1. 14-Justin Carlson[2] ; 2. 27R-Steve Rex[1] ; 3. 54s-Shawn Shingledecker[5] ; 4. 44-Kyle Beddell[6] ; 5. 1B-John Boyd[3] ; 6. 20P-Mike Kinney[7] ; 7. 55S-Butch Southwell[4]

 

Heat 2 -  (8 Laps)

1. 11M-Michael McGee[1] ; 2. 4jr-Cale Crocker[4] ; 3. 18-John Woodward[3] ; 4. 05-Greg Johnson[7] ; 5. 222-dave hess[2] ; 6. 4q-Bill Silvis[5] ; 7. N5-Tony DePonceau[6]

 

Heat 3 -  (8 Laps)

1. 92-Joel Watson[7] ; 2. 32-Tim Rockwell[1] ; 3. 71-Al Brewer[3] ; 4. 71D-Dan Davies[2] ; 5. 82s-Ron Seeley[6] ; 6. F-18-Dominic Deponceau[4] ; 7. 39-Dave Lanphere[5]

 

Heat 4 -  (8 Laps)

1. 68-David  Scott[3] ; 2. 2J-Troy Johnson[1] ; 3. 07R-Brent Rhebergen[6] ; 4. 65-John Schenker[5] ; 5. 07P-Tim Peterson[4] ; 6. 55F-Chuck Frye[2] ; 7. 38M-Percy McDonald[7]

 

A-Main 1 -  (40 Laps)

1. 68-David  Scott[8] ; 2. 07R-Brent Rhebergen[12] ; 3. 222-dave hess[18] ; 4. 11M-Michael McGee[10] ; 5. 18-John Woodward[2] ; 6. 55S-Butch Southwell[25] ; 7. 38M-Percy McDonald[28] ; 8. 20P-Mike Kinney[21] ; 9. 07P-Tim Peterson[20] ; 10. 44-Kyle Beddell[13] ; 11. 82s-Ron Seeley[19] ; 12. 2J-Troy Johnson[3] ; 13. 05-Greg Johnson[14] ; 14. 71-Al Brewer[11] ; 15. 71D-Dan Davies[15] ; 16. 4q-Bill Silvis[22] ; 17. 65-John Schenker[16] ; 18. 92-Joel Watson[4] ; 19. 54s-Shawn Shingledecker[7] ; 20. N5-Matt Harvey [26] ; 21. 39-Dave Lanphere[27] ; 22. 1B-John Boyd[17] ; 23. F-18-Dominic Deponceau[23] ; 24. 14-Justin Carlson[1] ; 25. 32-Tim Rockwell[5] ; 26. 27R-Steve Rex[9] ; 27. 4jr-Cale Crocker[6] ; 28. 55F-Chuck Frye[24]

 

 

 

Street Stock - Wellington Log Homes

 

Heat 1 -  (8 Laps)

1. 9-Bill Applebee[1] ; 2. 15M-Anthony Marotto[2] ; 3. 38-Scott Freer[3] ; 4. 3D-Tyler Dynys[7] ; 5. 46-Kevin Golden[6] ; 6. 6R-Vic Redeye[8] ; 7. 5B-Jason Black[5] ; 8. 55-Paul Nelson[4]

 

Heat 2 -  (8 Laps)

1. 6-Dave Shagla Jr.[2] ; 2. 777-John Boardman[6] ; 3. 24C-Brian Crandall[5] ; 4. 14B-Bill Best[1] ; 5. 20V-Wes Vollentine[7] ; 6. 18W-David Warrior[4] ; 7. 43-Ed Coast[8] ; 8. 12C-Eric Hastings[3]

 

Heat 3 -  (8 Laps)

1. 22-Brandon Groters[5] ; 2. 99F-Gary Fisher[8] ; 3. 27-Scott Dellahoy[3] ; 4. 47-Deven Dudenhoeffer[4] ; 5. 51-David Schauers[7] ; 6. 64-Nick Mohawk[6] ; 7. 11P-MATTHEW PUTT[1] ; 8. 44-Dana Maybee[2]

 

A-Main 1 -  (20 Laps)

1. 22-Brandon Groters[10] ; 2. 6-Dave Shagla Jr.[4] ; 3. 24C-Brian Crandall[9] ; 4. 15M-Anthony Marotto[1] ; 5. 777-John Boardman[3] ; 6. 14B-Bill Best[8] ; 7. 51-David Schauers[15] ; 8. 46-Kevin Golden[13] ; 9. 18W-David Warrior[17] ; 10. 6R-Vic Redeye[16] ; 11. 11P-MATTHEW PUTT[21] ; 12. 44-Dana Maybee[24] ; 13. 47-Deven Dudenhoeffer[11] ; 14. 27-Scott Dellahoy[6] ; 15. 43-Ed Coast[20] ; 16. 64-Nick Mohawk[18] ; 17. 3D-Tyler Dynys[5] ; 18. 9-Bill Applebee[12] ; 19. 99F-Gary Fisher[2] ; 20. 20V-Wes Vollentine[14] ; 21. 38-Scott Freer[7] ; 22. 5B-Jason Black[19] ; 23. 55-Paul Nelson[22] ; 24. 12C-Eric Hastings[23]