BUSTI - Dick Barton won his 75th Super Late Model race, outdueling Chad Valone early in the event and fending off a challenge by 2011 champ Dutch Davies and David Scott at the end at Stateline Speedway on Saturday night.
Dan Nocero Jr. continued to dominate the Super Sportsman easily winning the Maplevale Farms Special
Dustin Eckman continued his win streak getting win No. 4 in a Limited Late Model race he led from the start.
Dick Barton rolls into turn two at Stateline Speedway on Saturday night en route to his 75th victory in the Super Late Model division See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Scott Reagle
Brian Crandall led every lap of a caution-filled Street Stock feature to get his first win of the season with point leader Chris Withers second while Gary Fisher won the second Street Stock feature.
Also, Justin Carlson made his first appearance in E-Mod victory lane as points leader Butch Southwell chased him throughout the event and Chad Bender won the Super Challenger feature.
Nineteen Super Late Models reported for their feature event. Darrell Bossard was on the pole with Valone along side. Defending champ Davies and John Lobb were in row two. Bossard crossed the stripe first and dove to the bottom leaving the outside lane to Valone who led lap three. Davies was on Bossard's bumper with John Lobb fourth and Barton fifth.
A lap-seven spin by Chuck Parker slowed the race with six laps complete. Mike Knight backed into the turn one fence on the restart then quickly pulled away to join the tail end of the field. Valone, Bossard, Lobb, Davies and Barton led. They were three wide out of turn two on the restart with Valone the winner, Lobb second and Barton third. Valone could pull away on the straights, but Barton and Lobb closed in the corners. Lobb slowed at the completion of lap 11 causing the second yellow and Bossard lost a wheel ending his race night. Valone, Barton, Davies, David Scott and Rich Gardner were in the top five.
Barton beat Valone out of turn two on the restart and led by a nose at the line. Valone stayed high with Barton hugging the inside. Davies also got by Valone along with Scott. Nine laps remained with Scott and Davies running side by side and Barton out in front by 10 car lengths. Parker spun, causing caution three and allowed the field to close with Barton. Barton was able to pull away from Davies and Scott on the restart. Bump Hedman was fourth with Bossard fifth and Rich Gardner sixth. At two to go Barton had rebuilt his lead and Scott had a couple of car lengths on Davies. Barton held on for career win No. 75 at Stateline.
Point-leader Nocero was on the pole for the Maplevale Farms Super Sportsman Special and after two-attempted starts led the first lap. Jason Schumaker slowed causing the second caution and Nocero, Watson and Tim Card were the leaders.
Card pulled off on the next circuit and the leaders made contact with Watson getting the best of it to become the new leader. Allen Yarbrough spun to a stop in the exit of turn two for yellow No. 3 with five completed laps. Watson slowed to a stop causing caution four with six laps down. Nocero was back into the lead with Jim Kibbe second and Kelly Frederes third.
Nocero ran the rest of the event unchallenged for his seventh win of the season.
Eckman was the Limited Late Model feature leader when the yellow flew on lap two for a stopped Steve Kania. Steve Moynihan was second with Stan Davis Jr. third and Chris Ottaway fourth. Ottaway passed Davis on lap five as Eckman and Moynihan pulled away. At the crossed flags, Moynihan moved up alongside Eckman for the lead and after running side-by-side for two laps Moynihan fell back and Eckman was out in front by himself. Tyler Green had come from sixth to the third spot and Ottaway was fourth. Ottaway lost the handle on the final circuit for only the second yellow of the event. The last-lap dash ended with Eckman first followed by Moynihan and Green.
Veteran Brian Crandall started on the front row of the first Street Stock feature and led the first lap. James Britt and points-leader Chris Withers brought out the first caution on lap two. Crandall, Kevin Hill, Kevin Golden and Vic Earle Jr. were the race leaders. A six-car pileup in turn one on the restart caused the second caution. Earle, Sam Courson, Eric Harvey, Steve Keith Jr., Kevin Hill and Jason Covey were all involved.
Three laps were complete when Sam Courson spun in turn three for caution three. Covey spun in the exit of turn two for yellow four. During the yellow Britt was sent to the pits with rear bumper problem. Chris Withers was second after the restart with Crandall was still in control. Keith and Brian Wilson tangled on the front stretch for caution five with seven laps complete and nine cars remained.
One lap later, Earle ended his night with a spin in turn two and the race was down to seven competitors as Wilson went in with a flat. Harvey spun with 11 laps complete for yellow seven. Just as two to go was signaled, Jeffery Keith and Britt caused caution eight leaving six cars to run the final two laps. Crandall finished the race as he started it - out front.
Richard Wojtowicz and Elaine Best were involved in the first caution of the second Street Stock feature on the initial start. Fisher and Doug Moore were the leaders. Moore slowed to a stop on the front stretch on lap two for the second caution and Chevy Sweet were the leaders with Jerry Fish in third. Sweet ended up facing the wrong direction when the field cleared turn four on the restart for caution three. Cody Bliss spun into the infield on the restart for caution four and only one lap had been completed.
Guy Adams did a 360 in turn two collecting Sweet with three laps down. Officials started counting yellow laps and the race was restarted with five laps down. Fisher led lap six and seven then the yellow flew for Todd Bacon and Adams.
The race was restarted with one lap remaining. Fisher held on for the win with Wojtowicz second.
A first-lap yellow slowed the Crate Late Model feature then a bad start on the second try caused yellow two. The green came out to stay on the third attempt as Damien Bidwell led with Ed Carley second and Bob Dorman third.
With four complete, a spin by Craig Dean and Bob Craig caused yellow three. Bidwell remained the leader with Carley second and Dorman third while Bruce Hordusky Jr. was fourth with Ryan Scott fifth. A lap-eight spin by Zack Carley caused caution four. The veteran Carley could not get under young Bidwell and at the halfway point and Bidwell led by five car lengths.
Ed Coast pulled a steaming race car into the infield for caution five with 11 laps complete. Scott broke on the restart pulling into the infield as the green stayed out. Bidwell began rebuilding his lead as Carley was fending off a challenge by Dorman for second. Genco was alone in fourth.
Bidwell took the two-to-go signal pulling away from Carley and the rest of the field. Bidwell won his third feature of the season and extended his point lead.
A lap-three yellow involving five cars caused the first caution in the E-Mod feature. Carlson was leading with Mike Eschrich second, John Woodward Jr. third, Rich Michael Jr. fourth and Southwell was fifth. Carl McKinney, Chuck Frye, Cale Crocker and Chad Carlson were among the cars involved.
Eschrich slowed with five laps complete for caution two. Carlson, Southwell, Mike McGee and Michael were the leaders.
Carlson led, but could not shake Southwell. Greg Johnson was the next one with problems for caution three. Carlson stayed in front of Southwell and Michael moved up against the fence fighting for third with McGee. The high side worked for Michael as he passed McGee and then Southwell. Southwell fought back regaining the spot.
Michael got a little too high on lap 17, ending his evening against the turn-four concrete. Carlson, Southwell, McGee, Brent Rhebergen and Dan Davies were the restart leaders and the top five remained the same over the final three laps giving Carlson his first win of the season.
Super Late Model
Heat 1: Dick Barton Ashville NY, Dutch Davies Warren PA, David Scott Garland PA, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA
Heat 2: Mike Knight Ripley NY, Chad Valone Jamestown NY, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY
Heat 3: John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Jason Morell North East PA, Doug Eck Corry PA
Feature: Dick Barton Ashville NY, David Scott Garland PA, Dutch Davies Warren PA, Bump Hedman Sugar Grove PA, Darrell Bossard Centerville PA, Rich Gardner Waterford PA, Chad Valone Jamestown NY, Mike Knight Ripley NY, Randy Lobb Jamestown NY, Ron Davies Warren PA, Andy Boozel Clymer NY, Chris Hackett Jamestown NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA, Jason Morell North East PA, Doug Eck Corry PA, Jordan Eck Corry PA, Chuck Parker Ashville NY, John Lobb Frewsburg NY, Greg Oakes Franklinville NY
Heat 1: Brent Rhebergen Clymer NY, Richard Michael Jr. Ischua NY, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY, John Boyd Waterford PA, Greg Johnson Jamestown NY
Heat 2: David Shagla Jr. Sugar Grove PA, Butch Southwell Warren PA, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Alex Froman Ashville NY, John Boyd Waterford PA
Heat 3: Al Cressley, Mike McGee Mayville NY, Mike Eschrich Mt. Jewett PA, Dan Davies Warren PA, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake PA
Feature: Justin Carlson Sherman NY, Butch Southwell Warren PA, Mike McGee Mayville NY, Brent Rhebergen Clymer NY, Dan Davies Warren PA, John Boyd Waterford PA, Alex Froman Ashville NY, David Shagla Jr. Sugar Grove PA, John Boardman Jamestown NY, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY
Limited Late Models
Heat 1: Dustin Eckman Erie PA, Steve Kania Waterford PA, Chris Ottaway Sherman NY, Bill Reeves Celoron NY, Jake Finnerty Panama NY
Heat 2: Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, John Cline Jr. Kennedy NY, Mike Moore Russell PA
Feature: Dustin Eckman Erie PA, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Tyler Green Corry PA, Bill Reeves Celoron NY, Jake Finnerty Panama NY, John Cline Jr. Kennedy NY, Stan Davis Jr. Jamestown NY, Mike Moon Brocton NY, Chris Ottaway Sherman NY, Steve Kania Waterford PA
Heat 1: Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Allen Haskins Sinclairville NY, Wade Watson Ashville NY, Jim Kibbie Clymer NY, Rick Karash
Heat 2: Jake Eller Erie PA, Tim Card Ashville NY, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Clint Haskins Jamestown NY, Ron Burgun Brocton NY
Feature: Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown NY, Kelly Frederes Russell PA, Jim Kibbie Clymer NY, Ron Burgun Brocton NY, Rick Karash, Clint Haskins Jamestown NY, Mike Genco Jamestown NY, Allen Haskins Sinclairville NY, Allen Yarbrough Jamestown NY, Tom Kosinski Lakewood NY
Heat 1: Jason Covey Clymer NY, Steve Keith Jr. Clymer NY, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, Sam Courson Cassadaga NY, Kyle Weilacher Lakewood NY
Heat 2: Chris Withers Waterford PA, Victor Earle Jr. Gifford PA, Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Paul Nelson Ashville NY, Brian Wilson Jamestown NY
Heat 3: Jeffery Keith Clymer NY, Kevin Hill Gowanda NY, James Britt Forestville NY, Eric Harvey Jamestown NY, Ken Lamp Jr. Erie PA
First Feature: Brian Crandall Stockton NY, Chris Withers Waterford PA, Kevin Golden Frewsburg NY, Jason Covey Clymer NY, Paul Nelson Ashville NY, Jeffery Keith Clymer NY, Eric Harvey Jamestown NY, James Britt Forestville NY, Brian Wilson Jamestown NY, Victor Earle Jr Gifford PA
Second Feature: Gary Fisher North East PA, Richard Wojtowicz Jr. Limestone NY, Jeremy Williams Pittsfield PA, Jerry Fish Falconer NY, Brad Strickland Jamestown NY, Todd Bacon Lakewood NY, Elaine Best Jamestown NY, Guy Adams Ashville NY, Chevy Sweet Corry PA, Cody Bliss Celoron NY
Heat 1: Michael Rizzo Jr. Portland NY, Kenneth Hultin Panama NY, Stephen Enlow Panama NY, Chad Bender Stockton NY, Nathan Lamb Jamestown NY
Heat 2: Bill Baker Jr. Grand Valley PA, Preston Matve Celoron NY, Colin Eyler Sugar Grove PA, Bryan Busche Warren PA, Greg Marsh Jamestown NY
Feature: Chad Bender Stockton NY, Bill Baker Jr. Grand Valley PA, Michael Rizzo Jr Portland NY, Greg Marsh Jamestown NY, Bryan Busche Warren PA, Nathan Lamb Jamestown NY, Travis Darling Jamestown NY, Joe Beach Erie PA, Preston Matve Celoron NY, Stephen Enlow Panama NY
Crate Late Model
Heat 1: Damien Bidwell Eldred PA, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Bruce Hordusky Jr. Erie PA, John Haggerty Olean NY, Dereck Frank Jamestown NY
Heat 2: Ed Carley Freedom NY, Bob Dorman Stockton NY, Ward Schell Warren PA, Brian Haggerty Allegany NY, Zack Carley Freedom NY
Heat 3: Mark Thrasher Jamestown NY, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Bobby Rohrer Waterford PA, Craig Dean Smethport PA
Feature: Damien Bidwell Eldred PA, Ed Carley Freedom NY, Bob Dorman Stockton NY, Jason Genco Jamestown NY, Matthew Harvey Jamestown NY, Ward Schell Warren PA, Bruce Hordusky Jr. Erie PA, John Haggerty Olean NY, Dereck Frank Jamestown NY, Brian Haggerty Allegany NY, Bobby Rohrer Waterford PA, Bob Craig Spartansburg PA, Craig Dean Smethport PA, Wade Mohawk Gowanda NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Mark Thrasher Jamestown NY, Ryan Scott Garland PA, Ed Coast Duke Center PA, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Zack Carley Freedom NY