Sanction: Zimmer's United Late Model Northern Series - $3,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated July 5, 1:33 pm)
Hot Hess pockets ULMS's $3,000 at Stateline
- Dave Hess Jr.
- Max Blair
- Jake Finnerty
- Darrell Bossard
- Coleby Frye
- Wyatt Scott
- Ryan Scott
- Dutch Davies
- Boom Briggs
- Chub Frank
- Andy Boozel
- Deshawn Gingerich
- Mike Smith
- Anthony Marotto
- Jason Genco
- Khole Wanzer
- Jason Harman
What won the race: Coming off a five-figure payday at the same track a month prior, second-starting Dave Hess Jr. of Waterford, Pa., recorded his 10th career Zimmer’s United Late Model Series victory in Saturday night's 30-lap Northern Region feature at Stateline Speedway. He overtook Max Blair for the lead on lap five and turned back Blair's strong bids in the final circuits to take the $3,000 top prize by a car length.
Key notes: Hess, the 2016 and '17 ULMS champion, registered his first triumph on the tour since Aug. 18, 2017, at New York's Freedom Raceway. ... Hess also won Stateline's open-wheel modified feature on Saturday. It marked the second straight week he's captured both the Super Late Model and modified A-mains at Stateline, where he won a World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series feature on June 17. ... Blair briefly lost second to Jake Finnerty early in the race before regaining the spot and chasing Hess for the remainder of the distance; Finnerty lost ground to the leaders but held on to finish third. ... Invader Coleby Frye of Dover, Pa., finished fifth. ... Saturday’s race was the first time the ULMS tour visited Stateline since 2015; before that, the tour contested 13 races at the track. ... The event served as the first leg of a weekend doubleheader for the tour after Thursday’s race at McKean County Speedway and Friday’s visit to Freedom Motorsports Park were both rained out. …
Winner's sponsors: Hess drives a Black Diamond Chassis powered by a Craiger Racing Engines and sponsored by Hess Garage & Salvage, Chew On This Jerky, Amsoil, Plyler Entry Systems, Genesis Racing Shocks, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Simpson Race Products, MWB Design, Linda’s Notary Service, Chiropractic Solutions, Matt Teribery Flooring, Chub Frank Racing and VP Racing Fuel.
Points chase: Entering the event, Max Blair of Centerville, Pa., led the way with 193 points. Ryan Scott is second with 139 points and Wyatt Scott is third with 138 points.
Current weather: Clear, 57°F
Car count: 17
Heat race winners: Darrell Bossard, Dave Hess Jr., Greg Oakes
Next series race: July 8, Genesee Speedway (Batavia, NY) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.