Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Super Late Model Fritz Seamens Memorial and Fireworks at Stateline Speedway
by Glenn Slocum
BUSTI, N.Y. -- The 4th of July celebration at Stateline Speedway starts early with the 30 lap Super Late Model Fritz Seamens Memorial. The race will pay $5,000 to the winner and $300 to start. The celebration will include fireworks by Starfire and racing in all of the other divisions.
Franklinville NY’s Greg Oakes made his first ever appearance in Super Late Model victory lane last weekend and closed in on point leader Waterford PA’s Rich Gardner. Oakes jumped from third in the standings to second 44 points behind Gardner which translates to just five finishing positions on the speedway. Jamestown NY’s Chad Valone moved from fifth to third and Corry PA’s Doug Eck fell from second to fourth and Ashville NY’s Dick Barton broke into the top five.
Eldred PA’s Damian Bidwell remained the Crate Late Model leader with Stockton NY’s Bob Dorman second and Jamestown NY’s Jason Genco third.
Limited Late Model driver Sherman NY’s Chris Ottaway leads the Limited Late division with a slim 13 point advantage over Waterford PA’s second generation driver Steve Kania. Garland PA’s Ryan Scott is third.
Warren PA’s Butch Southwell leads the E-Mod division along with Sherman NY’s Justin Carlson and Ashville NY’s Chuck Frye. There have been six different E-Mod winners in the seven races held and none of the top three has won.
Ashville NY’s Wade Watson won last Saturday’s Super Sportsman feature and is seventh in the standings lead by Jamestown NY’s Dan Nocero Jr.. Ben Burgess Jr., Sherman NY, is second followed by Erie PA’s Jake Eller.
Waterford PA’s Chris Withers continued his amazing winning streak in the Street Stock division with his seventh consecutive win last Saturday. Stockton NY’s Brian Crandall is second.
Grand Valley PA’s Bill Baker Jr. broke into Super Challenger victory lane last weekend and Stockton NY’s Chad Bender became the new point leader.
In other news at the Speedway reshaping of the track has begun in preparation for the inaugural visit of the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models on July 24th.
General admission $13.00, Kids 6-15 $5.00 and Pit Fee $30.00. Gates open at 5:30, Pits at 4:00 and racing will start promptly at 7:00. See all the details on the web at www.stateline-speedway.com.