Paula Southwell E-Mod Memorial $2,000 To Win

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June 14, 2019

Busti, NY (June 13, 2019) — Butch Southwell has been a Stateline fan-favorite competitor, champion, and top-rated driver in the E-Mod division at Stateline and other area speedways since the 1980s. Along with his wife, Cathy, Butch has been a Stateline “fixture”, born to Bill and Judy Southwell and largely raised at the track. On May 4, 2013, Butch and Cathy’s lives changed forever when their daughter, Paula, tragically passed away after a highway motorcycle accident. Since May 18, 2013 Paula has been remembered with a Memorial event in her honor for the E-Mods. The first event was won by Dave Hess Jr. Rich Michael Jr has three wins in the event, David Scott has one win, and Joel Watson was the most recent winner in 2018. Dennis Lunger is currently the Outlaw E-Mod points leader on the strength of two wins. On Memorial Day, Cale Crocker picked up his first win of the season and is tenth in points. Randy Hall is currently second, 36-points out of the lead. Mike Kinney is third, with Dan Sasso and Steve Rex rounding out the top five. 

In the Chris Whyte’s Spray Foam Options RUSH ProMod , Lunger holds a 44-point lead over Adam Ashcroft. Lunger has won both points-paying events in that division as well. Chad Carlson picked up the win Memorial Day. The ProMods will also be racing for a $600 winner’s purse. 

In Super Late Model action, Chub Frank, defending champion Max Blair, Dave Hess, and Ryan Scott have all picked up wins with nobody yet repeating. For Scott, the defending class champion, it was his first-ever Dave Warren Auto Group Super Late Model win. Blair leads the points with a fourteen point cushion over Darrell Bossard, with Scott third, Jake Finnerty fourth, and Bump Hedman fifth. 

Damian Bidwell won opening night in the Close Racing Supply RUSH Late Model feature and also leads the season-long point race. Blair, the defending champion, is second, a mere four points behind Bidwell. Scott Gurdak is third with Darrell Bossard and Bruce Hordusky filling out the top five. Jeremy Wonderling and Chub Frank have also recorded victories in 2019. 

Defending champion Jason Covey leads the Penn-Ohio ProStocks over former champion Dave Shagla by 32-points. Shane Applebee is a mere three points behind Shagla with two-time winner John Boardman fourth, another 22-points back. Steve Yokum is fifth, only four points behind Boardman. 

The closest points battle is a tie at the top of the Challengers standings between Holden Heineman and Rick Feely. While neither has a win, top five finishes each week have propelled them to the top of the list. John Mease is third, 35-points behind the leaders, with Greg Marsh, week one winner, and Tyler Walters filling out the top five. Week two winner Nichole Condron, eighth in the standings, and week three winner Todd Hanlon round out the top five. Week three was a non-points event so Hanlon, only racing in week three, does not appear in the standings. 

In addition to all this it’s Coca-Cola night and there will be drawings all night for Coke and other pop, t-shirts, hats, key bobs, a gas card, a pair of regular passes to Stateline, and the Dave Warren Pace Truck Ride Along to lead the pace lap for the Super Late Feature. 

Stateline Speedway on Kortwright Road in Busti, NY, has been in continuous operation since 1956 and is currently owned by Jim and Jean Scott and Dave Turner. Racing is presented every Saturday night during the racing season, this year through August 31,  plus special events and practices. The 2019 regular season will conclude on August 31 with Champions Night. The track is on the World Wide Web at www.newstatelinespeedway.com, on Facebook (The New Stateline Speedway Busti, NY, and Twitter @newstateline. Stateline’s Instagram is also @newstateline. The ‘all-purpose’ Information number for the track is (716) 720-2403. Information can also be had by writing to newstateline15@gmail.com