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 RUHLMAN RULES SUPER LATE MODELS AT STATELINE

 

 

Busti, NY - Chad Ruhlman ruled the Super Late Model division at Stateline Speedway Saturday.

Ruhlman took advantage of his start on the pole and was able to successfully fend off Matt Urban and Pat McGuire the entire 25 laps. Urban tried to pass Ruhlman on the outside several times, but couldn't get the job done and had to settle for second place with McGuire taking third.

Ruhlman currently leads the all important points race at Stateline. He was only 11 points ahead of Urban before the feature began. The win should give him a comfort zone for the lead.

It was a family affair as brothers Brian and Chad Ruhiman finished a five-lap grudge dash in a Super Late Model contest to see which brother was the fastest. Younger brother Chad got an early jump on elder brother Brian in turn one of the first lap and never let up until he claimed the checkered flag.

Limited Late Model action saw John Losey power by Mike Moore to grab an early lead. Losey held the lead for five laps until he was passed by Ron Olson. There was nothing the rest of the field could do except chase him as drove home for the win. Pat McGuire finished second with Kevin Decker just edging out John Losey for third.

Gary Foster picked up yet another feature win in the Budweiser Super Sportsman division. Foster started in third position and was able to get by Don Stanley early in the race. Don McGuire finished second with Cris Dahlgren taking third.

Greg Johnson caught a break in the first Cadet feature after

early race leader John Pencille was involved in a minor pile-up. The real battle was for second place as Gary Thrasher managed to keep Ted Kosinski and Steve Yokum at bay for several laps before crossing the finish line. The field finished in that order.

 

John Galati was hoping to celebrate his birthday in style with a victory in the second Cadet feature. Calati claimed the lead from Troy Carr in the second lap. However, it wasn’t easy sailing for the birthday guy because he still had to fend off Chad Carlson and Ken Drake the remaining 13 laps. Carlson was able to get by Galati with only four laps to go and took home the checkered flag. Galati was second with Drake coming in third.

 

Gary Ficher won the Cadet All Pro Run For The Money by besting the 84 car of Mike Kosinski. Kosinski got an early jump and had the lead for the first three laps before Eicher got an inside line on him. Kosinski had mechanical problems in the final lap leaving Eicher to take the checkered flag alone in the fifth and final lap of the weekly dash.

 

Jim Lafferty was able to hold off the lox car of John Wayne to win the first Spectator feature of the night. Wayne jumped into second place after blowing by John Boardman in the second lap and stayed right on Lafferty’s bumper the entire race. Boardman later experienced problems with the rear end of his car leaving Dustin Eckman in third.

 

It was definitely Ray Churchill’s night as he not only claimed victory in the second Spectator feature, but in a heat race as well. Churchill passed the 02 car of Brian Larson in the sixth lap in turn two and never looked back. Churchill finished the race with a flat

tire and was still able to fend off the field. Dennis Beardsley held on for second place with Shane Jones capturing third.

Rick Thompson received a great anniversary present as he grabbed a win in the third Spectator feature. Chris Sutton was chasing Thompson for second place until he spun out on the final lap. Andy Clark finished in second place with Dave Hess, Jr. coming in third.