The Race To Become a Champion Starts This Saturday, April 29th!

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April 27, 2017

The long-awaited day is finally in sight, as the official season opener at Stateline Speedway is just a few days away. With all seven racing divisions in action, it promises to be a great night of racing! And the children from ages 6 to 13 will be getting in on the action as well! They will have a chance to pull all the numbers that determine the starting feature line-up in the following classes: Outlaw E-Mods, RUSH Crate Late Models, RUSH Pro Mods, and Super Sportsman.

Last year, Dutch Davies managed to capture his second consecutive Overhead Door Super Late Model Championship. His competition will be stronger and stronger this year, as everyone aims to have a championship of their own. Watch for David Scott, Doug Eck, and Max Blair among others, to give him a solid run for his money. Three in a row won’t be an easy task.

In the Sugar Grove Beverage Outlaw E-Mods, we saw Butch Southwell bring home a championship. He looks to do the same to make it two in a row in 2017, but must watch for the stiff competition underneath him. David Scott is pulling double duty this season and led the division in wins last season. Ron Seeley from Youngsville, PA has been a champion in every division he’s ever competed in, as he’s looking to complete the sweep this year. Justin Carlson, Cale Crocker, and Steve Rex also look to compete for the championship as well.

The Ed Shults Auto Group RUSH Crate Late Model division will be more than interesting this season. Last year, it was Darrell Bossard bringing home the title. He looks to defend his title against the likes of Ryan Scott, Wyatt Scott, and Dennis Lunger Jr., who have all been threats to win everywhere they go with their racecar. Max Blair and Kyle Zimmerman might also be in the mix if they decide to run the full schedule.

After becoming the first ever RUSH Pro Mod champion, Scott Gurdak of Bear Lake, PA, looks to defend his championship against a new field of drivers hoping to bring home the hardware at the awards banquet. Steve Dixon, a long time Outlaw E-Mod competitor steps into the Kelly Frederes’ owned 33K machine to run weekly. Ryan Scott, Dennis Lunger Jr, Jason Covey, and last year’s ‘Rookie of the Year’ Zach Johnson look to dethrone Gurdak in 2017.

David Shagla “ran away” from the competition last season in the Wellington Log Homes Street Stock division, and this year he looks to do the same. Bill Reeves, Anthony Marotto, Gary Fisher, and a returning Victor Earle Jr look forward to raising the bar in the division. Watch for a close point battle all the way to the last points event of the season.

Dan Nocero Jr, Jim Kibbe, and Steve Longo look to battle a class which is seemingly full of Kosinskis when the Super Sportsman division takes to the track in 2017. This class has always been competitive and this year promises to continue that trend.

Last year in the Bailey’s Towing and Recovery Challenger class, it seemed like Andy Proper’s #17 machine was always out front of the field. Former champion Casey Burch as well as Skip Jackson, Kevin Covell, Pete Volpe, and several other drivers hope to be near the front this season.

Pit gates open at 4, grandstand gates open at 5, and racing starts at 7:00pm. Prices for regular racing events are $15 adult grandstand admission, $10 for veterans, and senior citizens. Ages 11 to 15 are $8. 10 and under are FREE. The pits will cost $30 per person with no one under the age of 14 allowed inside the pit area.