ULMS: Hess Wins "Lynn
BUSTI, N.Y. - June 4. While rain narrowly missed the speedway all evening, Stateline Speedway hosted the ULMS
Late Models for the "Lynn Seamens Memorial", with 25 drivers on hand to try for the $4,000 winners
share. Dave Hess Jr. bettered the field after overtaking Randy Lobb on lap ten, then surviving several cautions for
his 13th career win at Stateline and his first ULMS victory. Chris Hackett was the runner up and Dennis Lunger was
After Jim Mason spun on the first circuit, forcing a restart, Randy Lobb led with Andy Kania second ahead of Rod
Maloy, Chris Hackett, and Dick Barton. It was three wide at past the flag stand for the restart and Maloy had
troubles in turn one for the second caution. Hackett and Barton were up a spot and Dave Hess Jr. was fifth.
Lobb elected to start off the pole, and after another caution for a Dutch Davies spin, moved up against the
cushion and finally completed lap two. Hess went under Kania on lap four to chase Lobb for the lead,
and Hackett was the next to put Kania back a spot. Kania then spun, collecting several cars for caution number
four. Six of the 30 laps were complete.
Hess charged into turn one and easily beat Lobb out of two to become the new leader at the restart.
Hess began extending his lead before Barton was the next to have problems with a spin with six laps remaining.
Maloy and Pete Alspaugh then tangled, with Maloy hitting the turn one concrete for caution six. Lobb fell to
fourth on the restart as Lunger grabbed third with three laps remaining. Hessl took the white with a five car
length lead and held it to the checkers for his first career Northern Tier Inc ULMS Late Model Series win.
ULMS Lynn Seamens Memorial -
1) Dave Hess, Jr., 2) Chris Hackett, 3)
Dennis Lunger, 4) Randy Lobb, 5) Doug Eck, 6) Greg Oakes, 6) Dutch Davies, 7) Mike
Knight, 8) Dick Barton, 9) Bump Hedman, 10) Darrell Bossard, 11) Scott Gurdak, 12) Andy
Kania, 13) Dereck Frank, 14) Pete Alspaugh, 15) Rod Maloy, 16) Ryan Scott, 17) Chad
Valone, 18) Nathan Short, 19) Matt Urban, 20) Andy Boozel, 21) John Lacki, 22) Jim
Heat winners (25 entries): Lunger, Lobb, Hackett