BUSTI -Ron Davies won his 32nd Super Late Model feature as he started on the front row and never looked back and surviving several restarts at Stateline Speedway on Saturday night.
Brian Crandall led green to checkers in the Street Stock feature surviving several pass attempts by last year's champ Chris Withers while Jim Kibbe came from fourth to win his first Super Sportsman feature after a lap-five pass of veteran Don McGuire.
The E-Mod event was won by Butch Southwell from the pole as he survived several cautions and a late-race charge by John Woodward Jr. and Zack Carley won his first Crate Late feature in a perfect run from the pole followed by Bob Dorman and Damian Bidwell.
Ron Davies crosses the finish line to win the Super Late Model feature at Stateline Speedway on Saturday night. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Scott Reagle
Also, Steve Kania came from seventh making a late race pass to win the Limited Late feature and Casey Burch won the Super Challenger feature.
Last year's Super Late champ, Dutch Davies, did not make the feature event, but his older brother, Ron, started on the pole. Dutch Davies wrecked in his qualifying heat and was unable to start the feature.
Ron Davies led the field into turn one on the initial green with Chub Frank second at the flag followed by Rich Gardner and Dick Barton
Darrell Bossard spun to a stop in turn four on lap two for caution No. 1. Davies got a huge jump on the restart with Frank 10 carlengths behind at the line. Matt Urban was fourth just before the yellow flew as Scott Gurdak had jumped the cushion in turn three stopping up against the wall. Davies, Frank, Gardner, Urban, Hackett, Barton, Boom Briggs, John Volpe, Bump Hedman and Chad Valone were the top 10.
Volpe spun for caution three with four laps complete. Boozel slid into the infield on the restart, but the yellow did come out then one lap later as Gurdak spun collecting Dave Lyon. Davies continued to best Frank on the restarts with Gardner third followed by Briggs and Urban.
Randy Lobb slowed in turn one with nine laps complete and then retired when the yellow flew. At the halfway point, Davies had a half-a-straight lead over Frank. Gardner lost third to Briggs one lap later and Barton was fifth.
Barton bested Gardner on lap 19 as Davies kept extending his lead. The race was for third as Barton tested Briggs in every corner.
Davies won with Frank a distant second and Briggs beat Barton by a nose at the line.
Twenty Street Stocks took the green from Mark Matthews with Brian Crandall the leader, but the yellow flew before lap two was complete. Crandall, Brandon Groters, Jason Covey, Dennis Asel and Vic Earle Sr. were the leaders. Crandall led lap two with Covey second and Bobby Powell third from his 10th starting spot. The second yellow slowed the event with six laps completed.
Crandall was still the leader but last years champ Chris Withers was second with Powell third. Lap traffic slowed Crandall just enough on lap 10 to allow Withers the inside lane and the lead. Groters, Guy Adams, Kevin Golden tangled with 11 laps done for caution three.
Powell and Withers bracketed Crandall on the restart, but Crandall held the lead. Powell nearly spun losing several spots just before the fourth yellow. Crandall took the white with Withers trying first the inside then the outside for the winning pass, but could not get it done.
Don McGuire led the first lap of the Super Sportsman feature from his No. 2 starting spot. A lap-four spin by Kendelle Kosinski caused the first caution of the event. McGuire lost the top spot on lap five to Jim Kibbe and then gave up second to Dan Nocero Jr. Yellow No. 2 flew on lap nine.
The last caution flew with two laps remaining, but Kibbe survived the restart for his career first win in the class.
Butch Southwell led the first circuit of the E-Mod feature, but a yellow slowed the race on lap two with Southwell, Ron Davies, Leonard Enos, Cale Crocker and Dan Davies the leaders.
A stalled car caused the second yellow on the restart before lap two was complete. Ron Davies scraped the wall on the restart allowing Southwell a small advantage. Davies came back on lap four just as the yellow flew for Greg Johnson.
Enos grabbed second from Ron Davies on the restart, but Tony Marotto caused caution four with six laps down. Ron Davies regained the second spot and Enos slipped to fourth as Brent Rhebergen moved to third. Caution five happened with 11 laps complete followed one lap later with caution six.
Brian Wilson spun for caution seven with 16 of the 20 laps complete. Southwell held the lead through the final laps fending off John Woodward Jr. in the final circuits.
Garret Stephen, Joe Buccola and Matt Harvey tangled on the initial start of the Crate Late Model race. Zack Carley was on the pole with Chad Ruhlman second, Damian Bidwell third and Bob Dorman fourth. A lap-five caution caused by Skip Jackson slowed the event with Carley on top followed by Bidwell and Dorman.
Dorman and Bidwell make contact coming out of turn two forcing Dorman back to fourth. Dorman quickly recovered and then regained the third spot but several car lengths behind Bidwell. Ryan Scott came from deep in the field to the No. 4 spot with 12 laps complete. Dorman made a last lap pass for second as Carley won his feature event.
Bill Reeves, Chad Schauers, Steve Moynihan and Mike Moore were in the first two rows for the Limited Late feature. Mike Lozowski had problems in turn four on the initial start forcing a complete restart of the event.
Schauers slipped under Reeves to lead the first lap with veteran Mike Moore third. A three-car tangle collected Jake Finnerty, Dustin Eckman and John Cline for the second caution on lap four.
Chris Ottaway made it three wide for second on the restart, but fell back to fourth as Reeves and Moore ran side by side. Ottaway came back two laps later for the runner-up spot, but then a spin caused caution three.
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Schauers, Ottaway and Moore led. Ryan Scott joined the fray on the restart. Schauers gave way to Ottaway and then a charging Steve Kania. Kania took the top spot with Scott in tow. A fading Schauers lost third to Reeves with Ottaway fifth.
A lap-16 incident collected Moore, Cline and Lozowski for caution four. Reeves fought back for third with three laps remaining. Kania was the winner with Scott second and Reeves third.
Casey Burch passed three cars on the first circuit of the Super Challenger class to take the lead in their feature event. Steve Keith tangled with a lap car while running second and was forced to retire from the race. Burch led the final circuits for the win with Travis Darling second.
Super Late Model
Heat 1: Ron Davies Warren, Pa., Chub Frank Bear Lake, Pa., Boom Briggs Bear Lake, Pa., Greg Oakes Franklinville, John Lacki Sinclairville.
Heat 2: Rich Gardner Waterford, Pa., Scott Gurdak Bear Lake, Pa., Chad Valone Jamestown, John Volpe Lakewood, Randy Lobb Jamestown.
Heat 3: Dick Barton Ashville, Matt Urban North East, Pa., Chris Hackett Jamestown, Bump Hedman, Andy Boozel Clymer.
Feature: Ron Davies Warren, Pa., Chub Frank Bear Lake, Pa., Boom Briggs Bear Lake, Pa., Dick Barton Ashville, Rich Gardner Waterford, Pa., Greg Oakes Franklinville, Chris Hackett Jamestown, Bump Hedman, Darrell Bossard Centerville, Pa., Matt Urban North East, Pa., John Volpe Lakewood, Chad Valone Jamestown, John Lacki Sinclairville, Randy Lobb Jamestown, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake, Pa., David Lyon Corry, Pa., Andy Boozel Clymer.
Heat 1: Butch Southwell Warren, Pa., Chuck Frye Ashville, Dan Davies Warren, Pa., John Woodward Jr. Franklinville, Brian Fardink Sherman.
Heat 2: Chad Carlson Lakewood, Leonard Enos Russell, Pa., Shane Crotty Corry, Pa., John Boardman Jamestown, Michael McGee Mayville.
Heat 3: Ron Davies Warren, Pa., Cale Crocker Garland, Pa., Brent Rhebergen Clymer, Brian Wilson Jamestown, Kevin Peru Corry, Pa.
Feature: Butch Southwell Warren, Pa., John Woodward Jr. Franklinville, Ron Davies Warren, Pa., Brent Rhebergen Clymer, Leonard Enos Russell, Pa., Brian Fardink Sherman, Ron Seeley Youngsville, Pa., Dan Davies Warren, Pa., Cale Crocker Garland, Pa., Chad Carlson Lakewood.
Limited Late Model
Heat 1: Chad Schauers Frewsburg, Steve Moynihan Jamestown, Chris Ottaway, Steve Kania Waterford, Pa., John Cline Jr Kennedy NY
Heat 2: Bill Reeves Celeron, Mike Moore Russell, Pa., Stan Davies, Ryan Scott Garland, Pa., Tyler Green Corry, Pa.
Feature: Feature: Steve Kania Waterford, Pa., Ryan Scott Garland, Pa., Bill Reeves Celeron, Dustin Eckman Erie, Pa., Chris Ottaway, Chad Schauers Frewsburg, Tyler Green Corry, Pa., Mike Lozowski North East, Pa., Jake Finnerty Panama, Mike Moore Russell, Pa.
Heat 1: Jim Kibbe Clymer, Don McGuire Harborcreek, Pa., Ron Burgun Brocton, Tom Kosinski Lakewood, Jo Karash Jamestown NY
Heat 2: Dan Nocero, Jr Jamestown, Clint Haskins Jamestown, Brent Crandall North East, Pa., Matt Kosinski Lakewood, Mike Murray Erie Pa.
Feature: Jim Kibbe Clymer, Dan Nocero Jr. Jamestown, Ron Burgun Brocton, Mike Murray Erie, Pa., Clint Haskins Jamestown, Brent Crandall North East, Pa., Joe Karash Jamestown, Brian Herring North East, Pa., Mike Kibbe Clymer, Alan Yarbrough Jamestown.
Heat 1: Jason Covey Clymer, Dennis Asel Kane, Pa., Paul Nelson Ashville, Bobby Powell Waterford, Pa., Guy Adams Ashville.
Heat 2: Brandon Groters Gerry, Victor Earle Sr. Gifford, Pa., Kevin Golden Frewsburg, Chris Withers Waterford, Pa., Erie Harvey Jamestown.
Heat 3: Brian Crandall Stockton, John Britt Dunkirk, Richard Wojtowicz Limestone, Ken Lamp Erie, Pa., Todd Bacon Lakewood.
Feature: Brian Crandall Stockton, Chris Withers Waterford, Pa., Brandon Groters Gerry, Richard Wojtowicz Limestone, Gary Fisher North East, Pa., Bobby Powell Waterford, Pa., Jason Covey Clymer, John Britt Dunkirk, Kevin Golden Frewsburg, Elaine Best Jamestown.
Heat 1: Casey Burch Kennedy, Steve Keith Clymer, Bill Baker Grand Valley, Pa., Kevin Covell Sugar Grove, Pa., Nathan Lamb Jamestown.
Heat 2: Kenneth Hultin Panama, Travis Darling Jamestown, John Kewl Ashville, Todd Dean Lakewood, Tim Fisher Ripley.
Feature: Casey Burch Kennedy, Travis Darling Jamestown, John Kewl Ashville, Stephen Enlow Panama, Bill Baker Grand Valley, Pa., Kenneth Hultin Panama, Coty Schauers Frewsburg, Greg Marsh Jamestown, Todd Hanlon Sheffield, Pa., Tim Fisher Ripley.
Crate Late Model
Heat 1: Damian Bidwell Eldred, Pa., Bob Dorman Stockton, Dave Shagla Jr. Sugar Grove, Pa., Joe Buccola Falconer, Ryan Scott Garland, Pa.
Heat 2: Chad Ruhlman Bemus Point, Doug Ricotta Warsaw, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake, Pa., Ed Carley Freedom, Garret Stephen Williamsville.
Heat 3: Zack Carley, Matt Harvey Jamestown, Nicholas Mohawk Irving, Paul Himes Lakewood NY
Feature: Zack Carley, Bob Dorman Stockton, Damian Bidwell Eldred, Pa., Ryan Scott Garland, Pa., Scott Gurdak Bear Lake, Pa., Chad Ruhlman Bemus Point, Ed Carley Freedom, Matt Harvey Jamestown, Joe Buccola Falconer, Doug Ricotta Warsaw, Doug Gavette Rushville, Nicholas Mohawk Irving, Skip Jackson Jamestown, Dave Shagla Jr. Sugar Grove, Pa., Garret Stephen Williamsville.