BUSTI, N.Y. - Double points will be on the line Saturday when the points racing portion of the 2012 season ends at Busti, N.Y.'s Stateline Speedway.
A total of 420 points are the maximum available to a driver in a night of racing - 20 to the winner of a heat and 400 for the feature winner. Several cars have a mathematical chance to win, but realistically too many cars would have to not start or finish out of the top 20 for the racers 200 points behind or more to have a chance at the titles.
In the Super Late Model division, eight drivers have a mathematical chance. They are eighth-place Andy Boozel (317 points back), seventh-place Doug Eck (284 behind), sixth-place Darrell Bossard (278 behind), fifth-place Greg Oakes (142 behind), fourth-place Dick Barton (125 behind), third-place David Scott (105 back), second-place Dutch Davies (53 back) and current leader Rich Gardner of Waterford.
Sherman, N.Y.'s Justin Carlson is the E-Mod points leader and has only Warren's Butch Southwell to worry about on Saturday night. Carlson would have to stumble badly to give the title to Southwell as he has a 230-point cushion. If he can stay ahead of Southwell or finish no more than 11 positions back of Southwell, the title is his.
Waterford's Steve Kania has to stay within five spots of Sherman, N.Y.'s Chris Ottaway and within 10 positions of Steve Moynihan to claim his first Limited Late Model title. Erie's Dustin Eckman has a mathematical shot if Kania, Ottaway and Moynihan all have serious problems.
The Super Sportsman points race is for second as Jamestown, N.Y.'s Dan Nocero Jr. could stay home on Saturday and still retain the 2012 title. Nocero's 10 wins in 14 events cinched his title last weekend. Erie's Jake Eller, Clymer, N.Y.'s Jim Kibbe and Brocton, N.Y.'s Ron Burgun are all within 60 points of each other for the runner-up spot.
If Waterford's Chris Withers finishes 13th or better on Saturday, he will be the Street Stock Champ. Withers, like Nocero in the Sportsman class, has 10 wins and is 331 points ahead of his closest competitor - veteran Brian Crandall of Stockton, N.Y.
Jamestown, N.Y.'s Nathan Lamb and Travis Darling along with Sinclairville, N.Y.'s Scott Dellahoy Jr., Sugar Grove's Larry Oakes and Cheery Creek, N.Y.'s Kyle Jackson all have a shot at second place in the Super Challengers. Stockton, N.Y.'s Chad Bender can stay home and practice his acceptance speech with a 763-point lead in the division.
Young Damien Bidwell, Eldred, has to finish 15th or better on Saturday to win the Crate Late Model title. Stockton, N.Y.'s Bob Dorman is 355 points behind Bidwell in second and is the only driver with a chance to unseat the point leader.
Pits open at 4 p.m. Saturday, gates open at 5:30 p.m. and racing will start at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.stateline-speedway.com.