Night Two of the 2nd Annual Stateline Shootout Recap!

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September 12, 2017

By: Jamie McMillen

After a brisk night at night one of the second annual Stateline Shootout, fans and racers came back to finish what was started Saturday night. Heat races to set the field for the prolific feature events on Sunday had been completed and the lineups were decided. Now it was time to see who would take home the trophies in the season finale.

The night started out with the Rusted Nutz RUSH Pro Mod division. Just like much of the regular season, competitors caught themselves chasing the 71L of Dennis Lunger Jr. Lunger went on to lead flag to flag with second place Ryan Scott hot on his tail. The two of them finished first and second in the points standings which made it fitting that they would end the season in the same order. Following Scott to the line was Scott Gurdak, Matt Harvey, and Jason Covey.

Sugar Grove Beverage Outlaw E-Mods rolled out onto the track next with Youngsville’s Steve Rex on the front row beside previous feature winner, Troy Johnson. After re-drawing the number one spot, Rex’s luck couldn’t be sustained. Terminal engine failure ended his run early as Johnson grabbed the lead over John Boyd, Dave Hess Jr, Al Brewer, and Kirk Bradley. Boyd hunted Johnson down to snag the lead by lap three as Hess followed suit by getting to second. Hess didn’t let up from there as he took a shot at the lead. Lapped traffic prevented Hess from holding the lead, allowing Boyd to sneak back by him on the backstretch. By lap nine, Hess was in the clear with Johnson charging back to the runner up spot on lap thirteen. A fierce battle for the top five spots ensued between Randy Hall, Michael McGee, and Justin Carlson. Shortly after Carlson’s attempt at cracking the top five, he came to a stop in turns three and four to bring out the first caution of the event. On lap fifteen, the green flag resumed the action. Hess continued to lead over Johnson with Brewer coming to third. Only three laps were clicked off before another caution slowed the race. Walt Johnson lost the handle on his ride coming out of turn two. Hall pressured Brewer with an intense side by side battle for third as the laps winded down. Hall completed the pass on lap twenty with Greg Johnson breaking into the top five. David Lanphere had trouble on lap twenty to slow the field for the final caution. It was green flag action the rest of the way with Hess Jr prevailing as the winner, Troy Johnson holding on for second, Hall third, Brewer fourth, and Greg Johnson fifth.

Next on the schedule of events was the RUSH Crate Late Models sponsored by Shults Auto Group. “Mr. Excitement” Jeremy Wonderling started beside another exciting driver in Scott Gurdak to set the front row. The action only lasted one green flag lap before a traffic jam resulted in the 14L of David Lyon coming to a stop in turn four. Before another green flag lap could be completed, Jason Genco, Chris Fleming, and Wyatt Scott all got tangled up on the backstretch. The trend of yellow flags continued with Dennis Lunger’s machine coming to a stop in turn four after only one more green flag lap. Wonderling sustained the lead over Gurdak, Kyle Zimmerman, Max Blair, and Darrell Bossard at the time. On lap seven, the 111 machine had taken over the third spot as Gurdak began pressuring Wonderling for the lead. At this point in the race, Jason Genco, who was earlier involved in an incident was the fastest car on the track. By lap eleven, Genco had come from nineteenth to sixth. The action was heating up for first as Wonderling, Gurdak, and Blair went three wide. Max Blair executed the pass for the lead on lap fifteen and never looked back. Genco continued his impressive recovery by passing Bossard for fifth on lap eighteen. Blair went onto seal the deal with Wonderling, Gurdak, Genco, and Zimmerman rounding out the top five.

Fifty-one laps stood between the green and checkered flag for the Overhead Door of Jamestown Super Late Models; the main attraction of the night. However, with veteran Rich Gardner announcing that this was his last race at Stateline Speedway, it was time to pay a tribute to the local legend. The entire field of cars stopped on the front stretch for driver introduction before Gardner would pace the field to send him off in style. After the parade lap, it was time to find out who was taking home a $5,000 payday. Brady Wonderling and former track champion Dutch Davies set the front row with two of the very best in Max Blair and Dave Hess Jr sitting in row two. Blair wasted no time in charging to the front as he used the bottom grove to lead lap one. Using the outside line, Wyatt Scott put the ‘X’ into the top five before contact between Wonderling and Hess caused Hess to spin, collecting Davies in the process. Wondering was sent to the tail of the field for his part in the incident. The top five at the time was Blair, Gardner, Scott, Darrell Bossard, and John Lacki. After returning to green, Lacki advanced to fourth as Scott used momentum off the high side to snag second place down the backstretch. Lap six got exciting with Scott using the outside to chase down Blair for the lead. Blair held his ground on the bottom, with Scott up top pounding the cushion, literally inches off the wall. Scott led laps seven through eleven before Rick Tripodi brought out the yellow. The restart had Blair and Scott back to their side by side battle with hard charging Mike Pegher getting to third place. Doug Eck, driving a former Boom Briggs car, cracked into the top five on lap sixteen; the same lap that Pegher took over second. Mike Wonderling brought out the third caution of the race, bunching the field up yet again. Five ones of Pegher, Blair, and Gardner were three-wide for second with Scott continuing to stifle the competition. Trouble in lapped traffic ended Scott’s run up front as Blair took over the top spot on lap twenty-six. Pegher advanced to second after Scott bobbled in turn four, allowing Gardner to get by for third as well. Early contender John Lacki was the reason for the fourth caution, leaving Blair, Pegher, Gardner, Scott, and Eck as the top five. The five ones would again go three-wide for position on lap thirty-three. Dutch Davies again had trouble, this time collecting Andy Boozel to slow the field with another yellow flag. Darrell Bossard entered the top five and quickly grabbed fourth by lap thirty-four, only to lose the position to Eck on the following circuit. West Virginia’s hot shoe, Tyler Carpenter, made his presence known by lap thirty-nine as he cracked into the top five. Blair continued leading with Pegher pressuring for the top spot on lap forty, before slowing on the front stretch to bring out the final yellow of the race. Eleven laps remained as Blair went onto win another big race, with Carpenter making it exciting for third. Gardner held on for second in his final race, with Eck, and Corey Conley finishing fourth and fifth. An emotional Gardner was interviewed after the victory lane ceremony. One last time he paced the track with a checkered flag to properly thank the fans with a fitting goodbye.

With only two races remaining in the 2017 season, the Wellington Log Homes Street Stocks rolled onto the track for their feature event. Gary Fisher and Brandon Groters led the field to green with Groters quickly moving into the top spot. The points champion John Boardman grabbed second from his fourth starting spot by lap three. At lap seven, it was still all Groters up front with Boardman, Fisher, Bill Applebee, and Bill Reeves rounding out the top five. A caution for debris slowed the field on lap eight. On the return to green, the purple and yellow Bill Reeves machine was on the move as he took over the third spot by lap ten. Shortly after completing the pass, the caution flew again for Jason Black and Deven Dudenhoeffer tangling at the exit of turn two. Contact between Paul Nelson and Scott Dellahoy brought out another caution on lap eleven. Kyle Couchenour had taken over the fourth position by this time. On the restart, Boardman began challenging Groters for the lead. By lap thirteen, Boardman was out front as Groters and Reeves tangled coming out of turn two, collecting Couchenhour in the melee. The incident left the top five Boardman, Fisher, Applebee, Luke Rutsky, and veteran Mike Moore. Boardman stretched the lead out to over two and a half seconds before Couchenour would spin on lap seventeen, again slowing the field with only eight laps remaining. Rutsky, Moore, and Reeves were three wide for the fourth spot as Boardman again began to stretch the lead. The final five laps were all Boardman as he went onto cap his season with another feature win. Following Boardman across the line was Fisher, Reeves, Applebee, and Moore.

The final event of the night and season was left for the Bailey’s Towing and Recovery Challengers. Andy Proper came from the fifth starting position to put on a clinic in the finale. With a large lead over William VanGuilder, who came from nineteenth to second, Proper went onto win another feature event. Dylan Greene had a strong run for third with Greg Rockwell and first time racer Mitchell Rex finishing with an impressive top five.
Stateline Speedway would like to thank all theirs fans, sponsors, and drivers for helping us have a memorable 2017 season. Congratulations to all the winners and champions! We look forward to seeing you January 6th at the season banquet. Banquet information will be posted online.

Complete Stateline Shootout 2 Results from Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th
RUSH Pro-Mod - Rusted Nutz

Heat 1 -  (8 Laps)
1. 71L-Dennis Lunger Jr[2] ; 2. F4-Matt Harvey[4] ; 3. 0-Ryan Scott[3] ; 4. 67-Jason Covey[1] ; 5. 5G-Scott Gurdak[6] ; 6. 23-Kevin Ruhlman[5] ; 7. 4Q-Jarrod Silvis[7]

A-Main 1 -  (20 Laps)
1. 71L-Dennis Lunger Jr[1] ; 2. 0-Ryan Scott[3] ; 3. 5G-Scott Gurdak[5] ; 4. F4-Matt Harvey[4] ; 5. 67-Jason Covey[2] ; 6. 23-Kevin Ruhlman[6] ; 7. 4Q-Jarrod Silvis[7]

Super Sportsman

Heat 1 -  (8 Laps)
1. 7-Mike Genco[1] ; 2. 19-Tommy Kosinski[2] ; 3. 18-Jim Kibbe[6] ; 4. 16-Matt Kosinski[4] ; 5. 84-Michael Kosinski[3] ; 6. 17-Tim Thorp[7] ; 7. 15-Steve Longo[5]

Heat 2 -  (8 Laps)
1. 6-Dan Nocero Jr.[2] ; 2. 88-Ted Kosinski[4] ; 3. 884-Tom Kosinski[1] ; 4. 4-Ron Burgun[7] ; 5. 716-Shane Horner[5] ; 6. 20-Brian Larson[3] ; 7. 11-Kendelle  Kosinski[6]

A-Main 1 -  (20 Laps)
1. 19-Tommy Kosinski[1] ; 2. 6-Dan Nocero Jr.[7] ; 3. 84-Michael Kosinski[9] ; 4. 7-Mike Genco[2] ; 5. 18-Jim Kibbe[6] ; 6. 20-Brian Larson[12] ; 7. 17-Tim Thorp[11] ; 8. 11-Kendelle  Kosinski[14] ; 9. 88-Ted Kosinski[8] ; 10. 15-Steve Longo[13] ; 11. 16-Matt Kosinski[4] ; 12. 4-Ron Burgun[5] ; 13. 884-Tom Kosinski[3] ; 14. 716-Shane Horner[10]


Super Late Model - Overhead Door of Jamestown

Heat 1 -  (10 Laps)
1. 7-John Lacki[3] ; 2. 44S-Dave  Hess Jr.[7] ; 3. 40-Dutch Davies[5] ; 4. 19-Bob  Dorman[6] ; 5. 21A-Pete Alspaugh[4] ; 6. 75J-Joe Layfield[2] ; 7. 11-Bobby Roher[1]

Heat 2 -  (10 Laps)
1. 99-Doug Eck[2] ; 2. x3-Wyatt Scott[4] ; 3. 111-Max Blair[3] ; 4. 1J-Jake Finnerty[6] ; 5. 12B-Andy Boozel[5] ; 6. 14-Corey Conley[7] ; 7. 75-Jason Dobson[1]

Heat 3 -  (10 Laps)
1. 1C-Mike Pegher[1] ; 2. Z1-Brady Wonderling[2] ; 3. 33-Chris  Hackett[4] ; 4. 28-John Lobb[7] ; 5. 38-Nathan Hill[3] ; 6. 30-Rick Tripodi[6] ; 7. 72-Chuck Parker[5]

Heat 4 -  (10 Laps)
1. 22B-Darrell Bossard[1] ; 2. 1-Rich Gardner[3] ; 3. 22-Greg Oakes[5] ; 4. 76-Steve Kania[2] ; 5. 18-Mike Wonderling[4] ; 6. 28C-Tyler Carpenter[7] ; 7. B22-Bump Hedman[6]

B-Main 1 -  (10 Laps)
1. 14-Corey Conley[2] ; 2. 28C-Tyler Carpenter[4] ; 3. 30-Rick Tripodi[3] ; 4. 75-Jason Dobson[6] ; 5. B22-Bump Hedman[8] ; 6. 72-Chuck Parker[7] ; 7. 11-Bobby Roher[5] ; 8. 75J-Joe Layfield[1]

A-Main 1 -  (51 Laps)
1. 111-Max Blair[3] ; 2. 1-Rich Gardner[5] ; 3. 28C-Tyler Carpenter[22] ; 4. 99-Doug Eck[12] ; 5. 14-Corey Conley[21] ; 6. 22B-Darrell Bossard[6] ; 7. 22-Greg Oakes[7] ; 8. 12B-Andy Boozel[18] ; 9. x3-Wyatt Scott[8] ; 10. Z1-Brady Wonderling[1] ; 11. 1J-Jake Finnerty[14] ; 12. 76-Steve Kania[16] ; 13. B22-Bump Hedman[25] ; 14. 7-John Lacki[10] ; 15. 30-Rick Tripodi[23] ; 16. 75-Jason Dobson[24] ; 17. 38-Nathan Hill[19] ; 18. 1C-Mike Pegher[11] ; 19. 40-Dutch Davies[2] ; 20. 33-Chris  Hackett[9] ; 21. 28-John Lobb[15] ; 22. 18-Mike Wonderling[20] ; 23. 19-Bob  Dorman[13] ; 24. 21A-Pete Alspaugh[17] ; 25. 44S-Dave  Hess Jr.[4]

Challenger - Bailey's Towing & Recovery

Heat 1 -  (8 Laps)
1. 17-Andy Proper[7] ; 2. 22-Chris Horton[2] ; 3. 72P-Preston Matve[10] ; 4. 5-Scott Perrin[5] ; 5. 12J-John Seekings[4] ; 6. 83-Bob Leonard[8] ; 7. 5C-Josh Crull[9] ; 8. 16-Cade Smith[1] ; 9. 81R-Greg Rockwell[3] ; 10. 20D-Dylan Greene[6]

Heat 2 -  (8 Laps)
1. 72-William VanGuilder[2] ; 2. 15x-Skip Jackson[4] ; 3. 07-Dillon Speer[8] ; 4. 27R-Micthell Rex[9] ; 5. 12M-Joe Mason[6] ; 6. 28-Rick Feely[7] ; 7. 12Jr-Jordan Melice[5] ; 8. 14MM-Mark McCann[3] ; 9. 31X-Joe Richter[1] ; 10. 88-Chris Knisley[10]

A-Main 1 -  (15 Laps)
1. 17-Andy Proper[5] ; 2. 72-William VanGuilder[19] ; 3. 20D-Dylan Greene[17] ; 4. 81R-Greg Rockwell[15] ; 5. 27R-Micthell Rex[6] ; 6. 22-Chris Horton[2] ; 7. 88-Chris Knisley[18] ; 8. 5-Scott Perrin[4] ; 9. 72P-Preston Matve[3] ; 10. 28-Rick Feely[10] ; 11. 16-Cade Smith[13] ; 12. 15x-Skip Jackson[7] ; 13. 12M-Joe Mason[8] ; 14. 12Jr-Jordan Melice[12] ; 15. 07-Dillon Speer[9] ; 16. 14MM-Mark McCann[14] ; 17. 31X-Joe Richter[16] ; 18. 5C-Josh Crull[11] ; 19. 12J-John Seekings[1] ; 20. 83-Bob Leonard[20]

Crate Late Model - Shults Auto Group

Heat 1 -  (8 Laps)
1. 14L-Dave  Lyon[1] ; 2. 3-Bruce Hordusky Jr.[6] ; 3. 3J-Jeremy Wondering[4] ; 4. 10-Chris Fleming[5] ; 5. 17E-Nathan Earle[7] ; 6. 33R-Brady Raynor[2] ; 7. 6-Paul Norman[3] ; 8. 45-Chad Clement[8]

Heat 2 -  (8 Laps)
1. 111-Max Blair[1] ; 2. z17-Kyle Zimmerman[3] ; 3. 5G-Scott Gurdak[7] ; 4. 25-Matt Sipes[5] ; 5. 0-Ryan Scott[2] ; 6. 21-Kyle Murray[4] ; 7. 09-Hunter Hulley[6]

Heat 3 -  (8 Laps)
1. 71L-Dennis Lunger Jr[1] ; 2. 213-Darrell Bossard[4] ; 3. 29J-Jason Genco[7] ; 4. 12B-Andy Boozel[2] ; 5. x3-Wyatt Scott[5] ; 6. 56*-Russ King[3] ; 7. 1-TJ Downs[6]

A-Main 1 -  (25 Laps)
1. 111-Max Blair[8] ; 2. 3J-Jeremy Wondering[1] ; 3. 5G-Scott Gurdak[2] ; 4. 29J-Jason Genco[9] ; 5. z17-Kyle Zimmerman[4] ; 6. 213-Darrell Bossard[3] ; 7. 3-Bruce Hordusky Jr.[10] ; 8. 25-Matt Sipes[7] ; 9. x3-Wyatt Scott[15] ; 10. 0-Ryan Scott[14] ; 11. 1-TJ Downs[21] ; 12. 6-Paul Norman[19] ; 13. 10-Chris Fleming[6] ; 14. 17E-Nathan Earle[13] ; 15. 21-Kyle Murray[17] ; 16. 09-Hunter Hulley[20] ; 17. 45-Chad Clement[22] ; 18. 12B-Andy Boozel[5] ; 19. 33R-Brady Raynor[16] ; 20. 71L-Dennis Lunger Jr[12] ; 21. 14L-Dave  Lyon[11] ; 22. 56*-Russ King[18]

Outlaw E-Mod - Sugar Grove Beverage

Heat 1 -  (8 Laps)
Do NOT Have Heat results

A-Main 1 -  (25 Laps)
1. 29-Dave Hess[17] ; 2. 2J-Troy Johnson[7] ; 3. 68-Randy Hall[13] ; 4. 71-Al Brewer[2] ; 5. 05-Greg Johnson[11] ; 6. 11M-Michael McGee[6] ; 7. 32-Tim Rockwell[12] ; 8. 82s-Ron Seeley[19] ; 9. 65-John Boyd[5] ; 10. 5B-Kirk Bradley[18] ; 11. 55S-Butch Southwell[8] ; 12. 04-Brian Stino[3] ; 13. 38SP-Scott Dellahoy[15] ; 14. 16B-Jason Brightman[14] ; 15. 39-Dave Lanphere[4] ; 16. 42-Walt Johnson[1] ; 17. 69-Bryon Johnson[20] ; 18. F-18-Dominic Deponceau[21] ; 19. 14-Justin Carlson[16] ; 20. 27R-Steve Rex[9] ; 21. 38-Brody Hill[10]

Street Stock - Wellington Log Homes

Heat 1 -  (8 Laps)
1. 777-John Boardman[1] ; 2. 15R-Bill Reeves[4] ; 3. 299-Kyle Couchenour[3] ; 4. 5B-Jason Black[5] ; 5. 27-Scott Dellahoy[6] ; 6. 47-Deven Dudenhoeffer[2]

Heat 2 -  (8 Laps)
1. 22-Brandon Groters[6] ; 2. 99F-Gary Fisher[5] ; 3. 22R-Luke Rutsky[2] ; 4. 3D-Tyler Dynys[1] ; 5. 15M-Anthony Marotto[3] ; 6. 97-Darrin Waldron[4]

Heat 3 -  (8 Laps)
1. 9-Bill Applebee[2] ; 2. 17-Mike Moore[3] ; 3. 6R-Vic Redeye[4] ; 4. 55-Paul Nelson[1] ; 5. 51-David Schauers[5] ;

A-Main 1 -  (25 Laps)
1. 777-John Boardman[4] ; 2. 99F-Gary Fisher[1] ; 3. 15R-Bill Reeves[7] ; 4. 9-Bill Applebee[3] ; 5. 17-Mike Moore[6] ; 6. 22R-Luke Rutsky[8] ; 7. 27-Scott Dellahoy[13] ; 8. 24C-Brian Crandall[18] ; 9. 3D-Tyler Dynys[11] ; 10. 6R-Vic Redeye[5] ; 11. 97-Darrin Waldron[17] ; 12. 15M-Anthony Marotto[14] ; 13. 299-Kyle Couchenour[9] ; 14. 22-Brandon Groters[2] ; 15. 5B-Jason Black[10] ; 16. 55-Paul Nelson[12] ; 17. 47-Deven Dudenhoeffer[16] ; 18. 51-David Schauers[15]

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