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McGee, Bossard, Fisher, Hess, Horton and Lunger All Score Victories on Stateline’s Fan Appreciation Night!

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August 9, 2021  |  by Marc Hoegerl

Busti, NY (Aug 7, 2021) by Marc Hoegerl: Fans were treated to another action filled evening of racing, as well as Stateline’s ever so popular Autograph Night. With all the threatening weather in the surrounding area, Stateline had no problem getting in night #12 of the 2021 campaign. The evening would see Dave Hess Jr. continue his dominance after last week’s heartbreaker to score his 8th Super Late win of the season. Michael McGee would show the way in the very competitive UMP Modified main, Darrell Bossard would find victory lane once again in the RUSH Crate Late Models, Gary Fisher would come home victorious in the wild Penn-Ohio Pro Stock Class A-Main, Andrew Proper won a thriller in the Challenger division, and Dennis Lunger would win the nights finale in the RUSH Pro Mods.

In the Super Late Model main event, Kyle Scott and Veteran Greg Oakes would bring the 20 car field to green. Oakes would take the lead with Scott, and Dave Hess in tow. With Oakes out front, Hess would make an outside move on Scott on lap 3 to take the 2nd spot. Oakes and Hess would put on another classic duel for the next 6 laps, until Hess would take the point on lap 9. Hess would find clean air as Oakes remained in the bridesmaid spot. As laps were counting down, a fierce battle was taking place between Kyle Scott and Darrell Bossard. Bossard would finally grab 3rd from Scott on lap 16 and stay there for good. Hess would find clean air in front of him to go the remaining distance uncontested. Oakes would take home 2nd, Bossard 3rd, Ryan Scott would nip Kyle Scott at the line for 4th, as Kyle Scott would settle for 5th.

In the 24 car UMP Modified Headliner, Michael McGee and Zach Johnson would set the pace. McGee and Johnson would head into turn 1 even. Johnson would then pull McGee as they came down the front stretch for lap 1. Johnson would lead the stalking McGee, until McGee would take the top spot on lap 7. McGee would hold the point for the next two laps. A determined Cale Crocker would make his move around McGee on the lap 9 restart. 12th starter Dave Hess would finally crack the top five on lap 12, then move into 4th on lap 14, setting his sights on 3rd place runner Joel Watson. McGee would make his winning move around Crocker on lap 15, as he would hold on the remaining 5 laps to score the win in the action packed event that saw four lead changes amongst three drivers. Crocker came home 2nd, Joel Watson rode home 3rd, Hess, and Troy Johnson would round out the top five.

The RUSH Crate Late Model feature would see Khole Wanzer take the lead at the drop of the green. Wanzer would lead the first lap until he would relinquish the top spot to Darrell Bossard on lap 2. On lap 3, 12th starter Jason Genco would crack the top five after a series of cautions. While Genco was making his bid toward the front, 11th starter Scott Gurdak would make his way into the top five mix on lap 4. Genco would be sent to the tail during the lap 5 caution for making contact with Chad Schauers. Bossard would once again move out to a comfortable lead and would be named victor as the race was called on lap 12 for exceeding the time limit. The event saw nine cautions in the 12 lap stretch. With Bossard bringing home his 3rd RUSH Crate Late Model win of 2021. Wanzer, Gurdak, Ward Schell, and Steve Dixon rounded out the top five.

In the wild Penn-Ohio Pro Stock main, Jeremy Perry would take the lead as the field saw the green. The running order would be, Perry, William Reeves, and Jason Covey for the first 4 laps. On lap 5, 9th place starter Gary Fisher would move into 2nd and set his sights on the leader, Perry. On lap 7 the top three of Perry, Fisher, and John Boardman would go three-wide for the lead as they crossed the flag stand. Fisher would find his momentum to grab the lead, as Boardman would take over the second spot on the same lap. As Fisher was continuing his pace, Joe Stajnrajh would make his way into the runner-up spot on lap 13. Fisher would secure the lead for the remaining 2 laps to score the win. Stajnrajh rode home second, Boardman 3rd, Jason Black 4th, and Reeves rounded out the top five.

In the 20 car Challenger feature, Andrew Proper would set the pace for the first 4 laps, with 2nd place runner, Chris Horton pulling even with leader almost every lap, until taking over the point on lap 5. Horton and Proper would pull even again for their bid for the lead on lap 6, until the caution waved for Holden Heineman. As the race resumed there was a lot of position swapping for 2nd through 4th that would go on for the next 4 laps. Brandon Huffman would take over 2nd on lap 8, and John Mease would make his way into 3rd around the fading Proper. Horton would go the rest of the way unscaved to pick up a much deserved victory. Huffman, Mease, Proper, and Rick Feely would round out your top five.

The RUSH Pro Mods would be the nights final event to take the speedway. At the start, longtime racer, Dennis Lunger would pull the field from his pole position. For the first 3 laps the race would see a great three car battle between Lunger, Greg Johnson, and Adam Ashcroft. As the leaders hit the lap 5 mark, Lunger found himself some breathing room, as the battle for 2nd was still taking place, between, Johnson and Ashcroft. With Lunger setting his own pace out front, Steve Dixon would take the 3rd spot from Ashcroft on lap 12, but Ashcroft would return the favor one lap later. On lap 17 with Lunger on cruise control, there was a fierce battle going on for the runner-up spot between Ashcroft, Dixon, and Johnson. On lap 18, during the intense three car battle, Johnson would make contact with Dixon, sending Dixon to a stop in turn three to bring out the event’s first and only caution. As the race would get back underway, Lunger would lead the final two circuits to grab the win, followed by Ashcroft, Johnson, Al Brewer and Tyler Oakes.

Super Late Models (20 Entries)

Heat 1: 1) Darrell Bossard 2) Jason Genco 3) Dutch Davies 4) Steve Kania 5) Wyatt Scott 6) Andy Boozel 7) Anthony Marotto
Heat 2: 1) Dave Hess Jr. 2) Greg Oakes 3) Kyle Scott 4) Jake Finnerty 5) Bob Dorman 6) Bump Hedman 7) Easton Hedman
Heat 3: 1) Ryan Scott 2) Kyle Bedell 3) Michael Smith 4) Damian Bidwell 5) Khole Wanzer 6) Paul Schreckengost

FEATURE: 1) Dave Hess Jr. 2) Greg Oakes 3) Darrell Bossard 4) Ryan Scott 5) Kyle Scott 6) Dutch Davies 7) Jason Genco 8) Steve Kania 9) Wyatt Scott 10) Kyle Bedell 11) Andy Boozel 12) Michael Smith 13) Damian Bidwell 14) Anthony Marotto 15) Jake Finnerty 16) Bump Hedman 17) Paul Schreckengost 18) Bob Dorman 19) Easton Hedman 20) Khole Wanzer

Lap Leaders: Oakes 1-8, Hess 9-25

RUSH Crate Late Models (24 Entries)

Heat 1: 1) Darrell Bossard 2) Jason Genco 3) Scott Gurdak 4) Chad Schauers 5) Steve Dixon 6) Mathew Sipes 7) Jeff Hoffman 8) Rodney Houser
Heat 2: 1) Ward Schell 2) Brian Larson 3) Paul Norman 4) Ronald Watson 5) Lonnie Waldron 6) Hunter Proctor 7) Randy Hall 8) Mason Jaquay
Heat 3: 1) David Parker 2) Darrin Waldron 3) Khole Wanzer 4) Steve Houser 5) DJ Krug 6) Gary Youngs 7) Chad Clement 8) Scott Jordan

FEATURE: 1) Darrell Bossard 2) Khole Wanzer 3) Scott Gurdak 4) Ward Schell 5) Steve Dixon 6) David Parker 7) Mathew Sipes 8) Randy Hall 9) Jeff Hoffman 10) Jason Genco 11) Paul Norman 12) Brian Larson 13) Chad Schauers 14) Chad Clement 15) Rodney Houser 16) Gary Youngs 17) Lonnie Waldron 18) Steve Houser 19) Ronald Watson 20) Darrin Waldron 21) DJ Krug 22) Scott Jordan 23) Hunter Proctor 24) Mason Jaquay

Lap Leaders: Wanzer 1, Bossard 2-12

UMP Modifieds (24 Entries)

Heat 1: 1) Braidy Westfall 2) Troy Johnson 3) Kevin Smith 4) Zach Johnson 5) Dave Lanphere 6) Mason Lobb 7) Mitchell Rex 8) James Wilburn
Heat 2: 1) Michael McGee 2) Dave Hess Jr. 3) Steve Rex 4) Timothy Rockwell 5) Tim Peterson 6) Dennis Asel 7) Brian Mohawk 8) Joel Lanphere
Heat 3: 1) Joel Watson 2) Butch Southwell 3) Cale Crocker 4) John Boyd 5) Ron Seeley 6) David Warrior 7) Bryon Johnson 8) Justin Carlson

FEATURE: 1) Michael McGee 2) Cale Crocker 3) Joel Watson 4) Dave Hess Jr. 5) Troy Johnson 6) Butch Southwell 7) Zach Johnson 8) John Boyd 9) Dave Lanphere 10) Tim Peterson 11) Steve Rex 12) Timothy Rockwell 13) Dennis Asel 14) Mitchell Rex 15) Brian Mohawk 16) David Warrior 17) Braidy Westfall 18) Mason Lobb 19) Ron Seeley 20) Byron Johnson 21) James Wilburn 22) Kevin Smith 23) Joel Lanphere 24) Justin Carlson

Lap Leaders: Zach Johnson 1-6, McGee 7-8, Crocker 9-14, McGee 15-20

RUSH Pro Mods (14 Entries)

Heat 1: 1) Steve Dixon 2) Vaughn Nystrom 3) Adam Ashcroft 4) Al Brewer 5) Scott Gurdak 6) Cody Stronghart 7) Wayne Mohawk
Heat 2: 1) Dennis Lunger 2) Greg Johnson 3) Michael Eschrich 4) Tyler Oakes 5) Chad Ramsey 6) Deven Dudenhoeffer 7) Tyler Sutton

FEATURE: 1) Dennis Lunger 2) Adam Ashcroft 3) Greg Johnson 4) Al Brewer 5) Tyler Oakes 6) Michael Eschrich 7) Scott Gurdak 8) Chad Ramsey 9) Vaughn Nystrom 10) Wayne Mohawk 11) Tyler Sutton 12) Steve Dixon 13) Cody Stronghart 14) Deven Dudenhoeffer

Lap Leaders: Lunger 1-20

Penn Ohio Pro Stocks (20 Entries)

Heat 1: 1) William Reeves 2) Jeremy Perry 3) John Cline 4) Carl Marcy 5) Kole Stelmack 6) Josh Beckstrom 7) Harold Brown
Heat 2: 1) Joseph Stajnrajh 2) Tanner Ramsey 3) Jason Covey 4) Bill Applebee 5) David Tower 6) Dana Maybee 7) Michael Oakes
Heat 3: 1) John Boardman 2) Matt Sampson 3) Gary Fisher 4) Daniel Shultz 5) Jason Black 6) James Hilyer

FEATURE: 1) Gary Fisher 2) Joseph Stajnrajh 3) John Boardman 4) Jason Black 5) William Reeves 6) Jason Covey 7) Jeremy Perry 8) Michael Oakes 9) James Hilyer 10) Carl Marcy 11) Josh Beckstrom 12) David Tower 13) Dana Maybee 14) Harold Brown 15) Kole Stelmack 16) Tanner Ramsey 18) John Cline 19) Bill Applebee 20) Daniel Shultz

Lap Leaders: Perry 1-6, Fisher 7-15

Challengers (20 Entries)

Heat 1: 1) Chris Horton 2) Gregory Marsh 3) Peter Volpe 4) Tommy Labarbera 5) Mark Winans 6) Rachel Moller 7) Joseph Foti
Heat 2: 1) Rick feely 2) Andrew Proper 3) Holden Heineman 4) Jon Seekings 5) David Moller 6) Larry Houser 7) William Sunderlin
Heat 3: 1) Brandon Huffman 2) John Mease 3) Daniel Bittinger 4) Phillip Birt 5) Kasey Markham 6) Bryce Anderson

FEATURE: 1) Chris Horton 2) Brandon Huffman 3) John Mease 4) Andrew Proper 5) Rick Feely 6) Daniel Bittinger 7) Peter Volpe 8) Jon Seekings 9) Rachell Moller 10) David Moller 11) Phillip Birt 12) Larry Houser 13) Joseph Foti 14) Kasey Markham 15) Bryce Anderson 16) Mark Winans 17) Tommy Labarbera 18) Holden Heineman 19) Gregory Marsh 20) William Sunderlin

Lap Leaders: Proper 1-4, Horton 5-12