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posted June 17, 2001 12:36 AM UIN: 16262997
SLADE CONTINUES HOT STREAK AT AFTON!

Afton, NY… Guilford native Arnie Slade is on fire this season in the
DIRT Sportsman division this season at Afton Speedway. Slade picked
up the win on Friday night, giving him three wins and six runner-up finishes
out of nine races.
Jessica Zemken, a 15 year old rookie sensation from Canajoharie, took
the lead at the start of the 20 lap DIRT Sportsman main eventfrom the
outside pole starting spot. The crowd were on their feet cheering as Zemken
opened up her lead over the pack, but Slade was making his way up
through from his seventh starting position.
Slade moved by Norwich's Chad O'Hara on lap three, and began to reel in
Zemken. He caught her on lap five, but Zemken was able to hold
off Slade's charges until Slade got underneath her on lap number eight.
Slade went on to a sizable lead as Zemken had her hands full with three
feature winner, Butch Klinger, Don Hart, Jr., and Chad Cook all
battling for position right behind her.
Slade picked up the win as the race ran the last 19 laps caution-free.
Zemken held her own for an impressive second place finish for the
youngster. Klinger came in for third, followed by Hart and Cook.
In DIRT 358 Modified feature action, Jeff Rudalavage, of Olyphant, PA,
made his way to victory lane for the third time this season. The win
was a sweet one for the driver of the Parts Plus 112, as it was Part's Plus
sponsor night at the Speedway.
Triangle native Jeremy Smith was the early race leader, taking the top
spot at the start of the 30 lap event from his fourth starting spot.
Rudalavage, who started third in the field, wasted no time getting up
front, as he moved by Jim Witko, Jr., on the second lap. Smith and
Rudalavage then battled inside and out for the next few laps, with Rudalavage
finally taking the top spot for good on lap six.
J.R. Hurlburt, of Otego, who won the last two weeks at Afton, looked to
be hooked up again as he quickly made his way from eighth to third
in nine laps.
Rudalavage took off to a commanding lead, while Smith and Hurlburt
battled for the second position, with Hurlburt taking over the spot on
lap 22. Rudalavage went on for the win, followed by Hurlburt, Smith, Mitch
Gibbs, and George Hoffmier, Jr.
At one point this season, Afton's Wade Decker had a good lead in the
Pro Stock points battle, but after a few weeks of bad luck, he saw his
lead diminish as he fell to number 2 in points behind James Cornell, of
Harpursville. His slump came to an end Friday night as he picked up the
win in the 20 lap feature.
Deposit's Pat Nolan grabbed the lead at the start from his outside pole
starting spot, and held on to the top spot until the race's first caution on
lap five.
Denny Smith, of Trout Creek, was the biggest benefactor on the restart,
as he went from running in fourth to coming out in the number one
spot. Decker, who started in sixth, found himself running second, right on
Smith's bumper.
Decker took over the top spot from Smith as the caution flag fell on
lap number eight. Smith's night would come to an early end though, as
he heading into the pits with mechanical problems during the caution, and was
unable to return to racing action.
Decker went on for the win, with John Walker coming in for second,
followed by Neil Palladino, P.J. Goodwin, and Nolan.
The Pure Stocks were doing double duty, as they finished the final 8
laps of their held over race from the previous week, and ran another
complete show as well.
James Cornell, Jr., of Brooktondale, picked up the win in the held-over
main, followed by Rob Loucks, Gene Welch, Denny Decker and
Dennis Valentine.
Denny Decker came out on top of the second 15 lap Pure Stock feature
event. He was followed across the line by Cornell, Loucks, Valentine,
and Charlie Holcomb. Cornell was later disqualified from the second feature
after a post-race technical inspection.
In the 15 lap Four Cylinder Stock feature event, Unadilla native Jamie
Banta seemed to finally shake out the Gremlins that have been
sidelining his efforts for the past couple weeks.
Banta started on the pole, and lead wire to wire, picking up his third
win of the year at the Action Attraction. Scott Johnson crossed in
second, followed by Dennis Vroman, Ralph Cuozzo, Jr., and Skip Pickwick.
Vroman was moved into second, after Johnson was given a one
spot penalty for rough riding during the race.
The Dwarf Cars were also doing double duty, as they ran two 12 lap
feature events, the first being held over from the June 8th show.
Troy Van Allen made it two for two on the night, picking up the win in
both features driving in Chic Chandler's Modified Lite machine.
Gordie Isham came in for second in the first feature, with Duane Knapp,
Floyd Clark, Jr., and Steve Tourje completing the top five.
Tim O'Neill came in for second in the second feature event, his best
finish this season, followed by Isham, Chris Thompson, and Sportsman
driver Tim Ross, who picked up a ride in Chic Chandler's regular Dwarf Car.


358 MODIFIED RESULTS: JEFF RUDALAVAGE, J.R. Hurlburt, Jeremy Smith,
Mitch Gibbs, George Hoffmier Jr, Mike Clapperton, Skip French, Steve
Walsh, Jim Witko Sr, Jim Witko Jr, Brad Schaffer, Pete Nowicki Jr, John
Siedlecky.

SPORTSMAN RESULTS: ARNIE SLADE, Jessica Zemken, Butch Klinger, Don Hart
Jr, Chad Cook, Chad O'Hara, Ladd Yeomans, Tim French, Joe Rando,
Craig Pritchard, Tim Ross, Bob Conklin, Billy Price, Craig Pope.

PRO STOCK RESULTS: WADE DECKER, John Walker, Neil Palladino, P.J.
Goodwin, Pat Nolan, Brian Steigerwald, James Cornell, Todd Hurlburt,
MikeDecker, Roger Lewis, Russ Card, Harold Humphrey, Jason Bartsch, Denny
Smith, Jason Youngs.

FOUR CYLINDER STOCK: JAMIE BANTA, Dennis Vroman, Scott Johnson, Ralph
Cuozzo Jr, Skip Pickwick, Ralph Jennings Jr, Russ Hendrickson,
Danielle Smith, Ed Leslie, Jason Jaindl, George Crippen (DNS).

PURE STOCK (First Feature) : JIM CORNELL JR, Rob Loucks, Gene Welch,
Denny Decker, Dennis Valentine, Butch Green, Charlie Holcomb, Rodney
Tweedie, Bob Stilson, Kurt Decker, Frank West, Buck Mills, Rob White, Shaun
Walker (DNS).

PURE STOCK (Second Feature) : DENNY DECKER, Rob Loucks, Dennis
Valentine, Charlie Holcomb, Jerry Whorral, Gene Welch, Kurt Decker, Rodney
Tweedie, Rob White, Butch Green, Shaun Walker, Buck Mills, Frank West, Jim
Cornell Jr (DQ), Brian Hawley (DNS), Bob Stilson (DNS).

DWARF CARS (First Feature) : TROY VAN ALLEN, Gordie Isham, Duane Knapp,
Floyd Clark Jr, Steve Tourje, Tim O'Neill, Chris Thompson, Ed Knapp,
Tim Ross, D.J. Forbes (DNS), Ken Gamlen (DNS), Dan Boyce (DNS), Ray Vosburgh
(DNS), Lowell Zehr (DNS), Bill Teliska (DNS).

DWARF CARS Second Feature) : TROY VAN ALLEN, Tim O'Neill, Gordie Isham,
Chris Thompson, Tim Ross, Ed Knapp, Floyd Clark Jr, Steve Tourje,
Louie Gordinier, Duane Knapp, Terry Gordinier.

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SLADE CONTINUES HOT STREAK AT AFTON!

Afton, NY Guilford native Arnie Slade is on fire this season in the DIRT Sportsman division this season at Afton Speedway. Slade picked
up the win on Friday night, giving him three wins and six runner-up finishes out of nine races.
Jessica Zemken, a 15 year old rookie sensation from Canajoharie, took the lead at the start of the 20 lap DIRT Sportsman main eventfrom the
outside pole starting spot. The crowd were on their feet cheering as Zemken opened up her lead over the pack, but Slade was making his way up
through from his seventh starting position.
Slade moved by Norwich's Chad O'Hara on lap three, and began to reel in Zemken. He caught her on lap five, but Zemken was able to hold
off Slade's charges until Slade got underneath her on lap number eight.
Slade went on to a sizable lead as Zemken had her hands full with three feature winner, Butch Klinger, Don Hart, Jr., and Chad Cook all
battling for position right behind her.
Slade picked up the win as the race ran the last 19 laps caution-free. Zemken held her own for an impressive second place finish for the
youngster. Klinger came in for third, followed by Hart and Cook.
In DIRT 358 Modified feature action, Jeff Rudalavage, of Olyphant, PA, made his way to victory lane for the third time this season. The win
was a sweet one for the driver of the Parts Plus 112, as it was Part's Plus sponsor night at the Speedway.
Triangle native Jeremy Smith was the early race leader, taking the top spot at the start of the 30 lap event from his fourth starting spot.
Rudalavage, who started third in the field, wasted no time getting up front, as he moved by Jim Witko, Jr., on the second lap. Smith and
Rudalavage then battled inside and out for the next few laps, with Rudalavage finally taking the top spot for good on lap six.
J.R. Hurlburt, of Otego, who won the last two weeks at Afton, looked to be hooked up again as he quickly made his way from eighth to third
in nine laps.
Rudalavage took off to a commanding lead, while Smith and Hurlburt battled for the second position, with Hurlburt taking over the spot on
lap 22. Rudalavage went on for the win, followed by Hurlburt, Smith, Mitch Gibbs, and George Hoffmier, Jr.
At one point this season, Afton's Wade Decker had a good lead in the Pro Stock points battle, but after a few weeks of bad luck, he saw his
lead diminish as he fell to number 2 in points behind James Cornell, of Harpursville. His slump came to an end Friday night as he picked up the
win in the 20 lap feature.
Deposit's Pat Nolan grabbed the lead at the start from his outside pole starting spot, and held on to the top spot until the race's first caution on
lap five.
Denny Smith, of Trout Creek, was the biggest benefactor on the restart, as he went from running in fourth to coming out in the number one
spot. Decker, who started in sixth, found himself running second, right on Smith's bumper.
Decker took over the top spot from Smith as the caution flag fell on lap number eight. Smith's night would come to an early end though, as
he heading into the pits with mechanical problems during the caution, and was unable to return to racing action.
Decker went on for the win, with John Walker coming in for second, followed by Neil Palladino, P.J. Goodwin, and Nolan.
The Pure Stocks were doing double duty, as they finished the final 8 laps of their held over race from the previous week, and ran another
complete show as well.
James Cornell, Jr., of Brooktondale, picked up the win in the held-over main, followed by Rob Loucks, Gene Welch, Denny Decker and
Dennis Valentine.
Denny Decker came out on top of the second 15 lap Pure Stock feature event. He was followed across the line by Cornell, Loucks, Valentine,
and Charlie Holcomb. Cornell was later disqualified from the second feature after a post-race technical inspection.
In the 15 lap Four Cylinder Stock feature event, Unadilla native Jamie Banta seemed to finally shake out the Gremlins that have been
sidelining his efforts for the past couple weeks.
Banta started on the pole, and lead wire to wire, picking up his third win of the year at the Action Attraction. Scott Johnson crossed in
second, followed by Dennis Vroman, Ralph Cuozzo, Jr., and Skip Pickwick. Vroman was moved into second, after Johnson was given a one
spot penalty for rough riding during the race.
The Dwarf Cars were also doing double duty, as they ran two 12 lap feature events, the first being held over from the June 8th show.
Troy Van Allen made it two for two on the night, picking up the win in both features driving in Chic Chandler's Modified Lite machine.
Gordie Isham came in for second in the first feature, with Duane Knapp, Floyd Clark, Jr., and Steve Tourje completing the top five.
Tim O'Neill came in for second in the second feature event, his best finish this season, followed by Isham, Chris Thompson, and Sportsman
driver Tim Ross, who picked up a ride in Chic Chandler's regular Dwarf Car.

358 MODIFIED RESULTS: JEFF RUDALAVAGE, J.R. Hurlburt, Jeremy Smith, Mitch Gibbs, George Hoffmier Jr, Mike Clapperton, Skip French, Steve
Walsh, Jim Witko Sr, Jim Witko Jr, Brad Schaffer, Pete Nowicki Jr, John Siedlecky.

SPORTSMAN RESULTS: ARNIE SLADE, Jessica Zemken, Butch Klinger, Don Hart Jr, Chad Cook, Chad O'Hara, Ladd Yeomans, Tim French, Joe Rando,
Craig Pritchard, Tim Ross, Bob Conklin, Billy Price, Craig Pope.

PRO STOCK RESULTS: WADE DECKER, John Walker, Neil Palladino, P.J. Goodwin, Pat Nolan, Brian Steigerwald, James Cornell, Todd Hurlburt,
MikeDecker, Roger Lewis, Russ Card, Harold Humphrey, Jason Bartsch, Denny Smith, Jason Youngs.

FOUR CYLINDER STOCK: JAMIE BANTA, Dennis Vroman, Scott Johnson, Ralph Cuozzo Jr, Skip Pickwick, Ralph Jennings Jr, Russ Hendrickson,
Danielle Smith, Ed Leslie, Jason Jaindl, George Crippen (DNS).

PURE STOCK (First Feature) : JIM CORNELL JR, Rob Loucks, Gene Welch, Denny Decker, Dennis Valentine, Butch Green, Charlie Holcomb, Rodney
Tweedie, Bob Stilson, Kurt Decker, Frank West, Buck Mills, Rob White, Shaun Walker (DNS).

PURE STOCK (Second Feature) : DENNY DECKER, Rob Loucks, Dennis Valentine, Charlie Holcomb, Jerry Whorral, Gene Welch, Kurt Decker, Rodney
Tweedie, Rob White, Butch Green, Shaun Walker, Buck Mills, Frank West, Jim Cornell Jr (DQ), Brian Hawley (DNS), Bob Stilson (DNS).

DWARF CARS (First Feature) : TROY VAN ALLEN, Gordie Isham, Duane Knapp, Floyd Clark Jr, Steve Tourje, Tim O'Neill, Chris Thompson, Ed Knapp,
Tim Ross, D.J. Forbes (DNS), Ken Gamlen (DNS), Dan Boyce (DNS), Ray Vosburgh (DNS), Lowell Zehr (DNS), Bill Teliska (DNS).

DWARF CARS Second Feature) : TROY VAN ALLEN, Tim O'Neill, Gordie Isham, Chris Thompson, Tim Ross, Ed Knapp, Floyd Clark Jr, Steve Tourje,
Louie Gordinier, Duane Knapp, Terry Gordinier.

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