October 5, 2006
POST FALLS, IDAHO – October 5, 2006 – The 2006 racing season at
Stateline Speedway came to a close Wednesday night with the final
running of Wednesday Night Fever. Three champions were crowned
during the finale; Craig O’Neal in the Road Runners, rookie KC
Garber in the Fever 4’s and Yvonne Lifsey claiming her third Bump to
Pass division title.
Brian Shaw passed heat winner Jamie Allen to score the 20-lap main
event for the Road Runners. Dave Hatton finished third, dash winner
Derek Colarusso fourth. Tom Harris won the C Heat and the B Main.
Craig O’Neal led the points heading into the final event after
scoring numerous wins and top finishes throughout the season over
Coeur d’ Alene’s Chuck Davidson. At the end O’Neal edged out
Davidson in the main event finishing seventh to capture the 2006
Road Runner Championship over 71 other competitors.
The championship title is the first ever won for O’Neal at Stateline
Speedway. Davidson who had equal success during 2006 season finished
a slim six points behind in second. Dave Hatton was third in the
standings. O’Neal’s fans celebrated the accomplishment by waiving
lobsters in the air. The top twenty in the championship points will
be honored at Stateline’s annual banquet.
Billy Husk, 2006 Champion Crew Chief of the Idaho 200, made an
appearance in victory lane winning the Fever 4’s 25-lap main event
as a driver. Colton Garber, the A Dash winner, battled up to second
from the rear of the field, cousin KC Garber third. Andy Brown
finished fourth with Mel Auckerman fifth. Husk also won the A Heat
race with Terry Auckerman taking the B Dash and B Heat.
KC Garber’s third place run allowed him to keep his small advantage
over Colton and defending champion Mel Auckerman to score his first
championship at the track. Garber joins other family members that
have accomplished the honor over the last 20-years including his
uncles Dave and Dan.
After leading the points all season long up to last week, Colton
Garber finished second in the standings only eight points behind his
cousin. Mel Auckerman claimed third position, 19-points behind the
Keith Williams finished the 2006 Bumper car season with his twelfth
win of the season escaping a barrage of bumper clunking by fellow
drivers in the 15-lap grand finale. Robby Cartwright finished
second, James Cotter third. The “Crazy Taxi,” driven by Darryl
Carillio rounded out the top five.
Athol, Idaho’s Yvonne Lifsey finished fourth in the finale and
claimed the Bump to Pass championship title. The top sixteen in
standings will be awarded at the banquet.
Stateline Speedway’s annual awards banquet, “A Night of Champions”
will be held November 18 at the Red Lion Templins Resort on the
River in Post Falls. Tickets can be ordered by calling
For more information about Stateline Stadium/Speedway including
coming attractions, schedule of events, and competition rules, log
onto www.raceidaho.com or contact the event hotline at 208-773-5019.
Wednesday Night Fever – 10/4/06 Results
Fast Time – Russell Syverson, 16.69. Trophy Dash -- A) Derek
Colarusso; B) Robb Boatsman; C) Treven Tarr; D) Tom Knapp. Heat --
A) Jamie Allen; B) Roman Gibson; C) Tom Harris; D) Knapp. B Main --
1) Harris; 2) Steve Roth; 3) Ken Huck; 4) Heath Denson; 5) Rick
Andrews; 6) Brycen Tarr; 7) Shane Zettle; 8) Darryl Krumm; 9) Knapp;
10) Lonnie Jenkins. A Main – 1) Brian Shaw; 2) Allen; 3) Dave
Hatton; 4) Colarusso; 5) John Vallone; 6) Robert Benn; 7) Craig
O’Neal; 8) Chuck Davidson; 9) Syverson; 10) Robin Mathis.
BUMP TO PASS
Fast Time – Keith Williams, 16.907. Trophy Dash -- 1) James Cotter.
Heat -- A) Williams; B) Philip Clem. Main – 1) Williams; 2) Robby
Cartwright; 3) James Cotter; 4) Yvonne Lifsey; 5) Darryl Carillio;
6) Jody Duncan; 7) Phil Clem; 8) Bob Willis; 9) Todd Jensen; 10)
Fast Time – Tom Plybon, 15.966. Trophy Dash -- A) Colton Garber; B)
Terry Auckerman. Heat – A) Billy Husk; B) T. Auckerman. Main -- 1)
Husk; 2) C. Garber; 3) K. Garber; 4) Andy Brown; 5) Mel Auckerman;
6) Bruce Garber; 7) Rich Hatton; 8) Jason Schrofe; 9) Tracey Thomas;
10) Leo Crothers.