Scott Wins ULMS "Emory Mahan Memorial" at Stateline Speedway As Leaders Tangle 

By Glenn Slocum

 BUSTI, N.Y. - May 1. Dave Scott was in the right spot at the right time as two leaders tangled on the final lap, allowing him to make the pass and lead the only lap that counted toward winning the inaugural ULMS "Emory Mahan Memorial" Saturday at Stateline Speedway.

After two attempts Mother Nature finally cooperated here, and after 32 Late Model drivers attempted to qualify, Scott Gurdak and Boom Briggs took row one, with John Lobb and Ed Carley in row two and Scott and Nathan Short in row three. The lead was Gurdak's by a nose over Briggs at the end of the first lap, which was followed by a yellow for Darrell Bossard, Chad Valone, Mike Knight and John Lacki.

Briggs dropped to the bottom and led lap two, and a lap four incident involved Derrick Frank caused the second caution. With Briggs, Gurdak, Lobb, Carley and Scott the top five, it was three-wide to the start-finish line with Briggs still on top at the end of lap five. Scott switched to the low side and Lobb slowed pulling in the pits as the field completed eight laps. Dave Hess, Jr. was up to fourth from his 11th starting spot at the end of the first ten laps.

Briggs was into lap traffic on lap 15 as Scott challenged Gurdak for the number two spot and Hess lurked in fourth. It was three wide for second on lap 17, with Scott leading on the backstretch and Briggs on the front. Two turns later, Hess had the spot. Briggs was into heavy lap traffic, allowing Hess to catch up with six laps remaining.

On the white flag lap, Hess muscled around Briggs to lead into three, but Briggs made contact, putting Hess sideways and allowing Scott to move from third to first. Doug Eck grabbed second and Hess recovered from the near spin to take third.

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