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Oct 2, 2010

 

“Williams Reigns Supreme in Potomac Southern Maryland Nationals”
“Nelson, Homberg Tangle Highlights Wild Street Stock Finish”


By Doug Watson


Budds Creek, MD- Last Saturday night was the season finale at Southern Maryland’s Potomac speedway. On tap was the running of the 19th annual Southern Maryland Nationals and there was plenty of action over the course of the two-day event.

Charlotte Hall Md.’s David Williams continued his late season rush as he was triumphant in the 30-lap limited late model feature on Saturday, and the $1500 payday that went with it.
Williams and Sommey Lacey brought the field down to the initial green flag of the event. Williams would blast into the race lead as the pack entered turn-one. From that point on, it would be a race for second as Williams, at the controls of his Sommey and Ruth Ann Lacey owned Rocket no.45, would lead every lap to score his fourth Potomac LLM win of the season and career 32nd in the division. As Williams lead, the race for second was quite a crowd-pleaser. Sommey Lacey and Stevie Long waged a race long battle before Long took the spot for good on lap-22. Long would get close to Williams several times, but would have to settle for runner-up money. “This season has been a blast.” Williams stated. “This is without doubt the best handling race car I’ve ever been in and it’s a shame the season is now over.” William’s win was his overall 76th career feature win at Potomac and his first Southern MD Nationals victory. “We’ve come close to winning this race a few times.” Said Williams. “I just have to thank the Lacey’s for letting me drive their car and all the guy’s that work on this thing, it was awesome tonight.” Sommey Lacey would settle for third, Kenny Moreland was fourth and Roland Mann completed the top-five. Heats for the 25 cars on hand went to Paul Cursey, Derrick Quade and Kenny Moreland. Lacey set fast time in time trials on Friday with a one- lap time of 15.799.

he 35-lap street stock feature started rather calm, but produced a wild finish. Dale Smith and Walt Homberg paced the field down to the initial start. Homberg flexed his muscle as he grabbed the race lead by the completion of the first lap. As Homberg lead, fifth starting Scotty Nelson had reached second by the eighth-lap and would battle Homberg constantly over the next 27-laps. As Homberg took the white flag he bobbled just a bit off turn-two allowing Nelson a run down the backstretch. As the duo entered turn-three, contact was made and Homberg went spinning as Nelson, flat right rear tire and all, went on to win his first-ever Southern Maryland Nationals. “Man that’s not the way I wanted to win this race.” Nelson stated. “I raced Walt clean the entire race, and he made a mistake on the last lap that allowed me to get close going into three, and I figured with $2000 on the line, I’m going for it. We’re a low-buck team, and I’m proud of all the people who helped me get here tonight.” Homberg was not happy with the outcome of the event. “He wrecked me.” Homberg bottom-lined. “We’ve tried for a lot of years to win this race and came within two turns of doing it, I just can’t believe he drove like that. I guess there’s nothing I can do about it now.” Homberg would finish a disappointing 17th.

2009 nationals champion Mike Corbin came from 16th to collect runner-up honors, Mike Warrenfeltz was third, 18th starting Matt Kerns was fourth and three time nationals champion Brian Kerns rounded out the top-five. Heats for the 46 cars entered went to Kurt Zimmerman, Smith, Nelson, Homberg and Warrenfeltz with Kyle Nelson and Terry Staton winning twin consolations. Scotty Nelson set fast time on Friday with a one-lap time of 18.235.

In other weekend action, Russell Erwin scored his sixth win of the season in the 30-lap modified feature, Wesley Givens scored his first-ever at Potomac in the 25-lap hobby stock main, Richard Gwizdale annexed his fourth of the season in the 25-lap four-cylinder event and 2010 track champion John Hardesty rolled to his third win of the year in the 30-lap strictly stock main event.

Limited late model feature finish

1. David Williams 2. Stevie Long 3. Sommey Lacey 4. Kenny Moreland 5. Roland Mann 6. Dan Arnold 7. Joey Love 8. Billy Tucker 9. Bernie Beard 10. David Puckett 11. Pat Wood 12. Dave Adams 13. Tommy Wagner Jr. 14. Alan Canter 15. Bruce Kane 16. Paul Cursey 17. Ed Pope 18. Glenn Elliott 19. Chuck Cox 20. Don Woodruff 21. Derrick Quade 22. Brett Adkins 23. Tyler Emory 24. CJ Brown 25. Tim Shelton (DNS)

Street stock feature finish

1. Scotty Nelson 2. Mike Corbin 3. Mike Warrenfeltz 4. Matt Kerns 5. Brian Kerns 6. Kyle Nelson 7. Jimmy Jessmer Jr. 8. Donnie Smith 9. Kurt Zimmerman 10. Mike Reynolds 11. Craig Tankersley 12. Terry Staton 13. Jimmy Randall 14. Randy Zechman 15. Dale Smith 16. Jason Murphy 17. Walt Homberg 18. Barry Williams 19. Gerald Hoestetter 20. Rick Stouffer 21. Scott Wilson 22. Don Zechman 23. James Sparks 24. Greg Breeden 25. David Kaiser 26. Eric Johnson

 

 

Sept 10, 2010



“Wagner Wins the Battle, and the War, Friday at Potomac”
“Zimmerman’s Fourth Street Stock Win Secures Track Title”


By Doug Watson


Budds Creek, MD- Mechanicsville Md.’s Tommy Wagner Jr. drove to his third win of the season in last Friday night’s 20-lap limited late model feature at the Potomac speedway. With his win, Wagner secured his third-straight Potomac limited late model championship by a mere seven-points over Derrick Quade who finished the main in sixth.

Wagner and Sommey Lacey brought the field down to the initial green flag of the event. Wagner made the most of his good fortune as he would blast into the race lead at the completion of the first lap. Wagner would go on to lead every lap of the race, but it was by far an easy victory. Sommey Lacey hounded Wagner for the first fourteen-laps before eleventh-starting David Williams slid into second by the fifteenth circuit. Williams pulled alongside Wagner on more than one occasion, but Wagner was not to be denied as he would score the popular victory, his seventh career Potomac LLM feature win.

“I cant believe the way things worked out tonight.” Wagner stated. “When we drew the pole for the feature, I knew we had a good shot at the win but I thought Derrick all but had the championship wrapped-up. I’m so proud of this team, they never give up.” David Williams late race rush had Wagner a little worried. “I saw his nose a couple times there.” Wagner said. “He must have been pretty good because I knew he started in the back, but we were good enough to hold him off.” Lacey settled for third, Kenny Moreland was fourth and Stevie Long completed the top-five. Moreland won the heat.

Pasadena Md.’s Kurt Zimmerman scored his fourth street stock win of the season and the track title in the process. Scottie Nelson lead the event for the first eight-laps before fifth starting Zimmerman took the lead for good on lap-nine. Zimmerman would survive a few caution periods late in the race to post his 16th career street stock win at Potomac. Scottie Nelson hung on for second, Kyle Nelson took third, Walt Homberg was fourth and Scott Wilson rounded out the top-five. Heats went to Zimmerman and Craig Tankersley.
In other action, Russell Erwin scored win number five in the 20-lap modified feature while Tony Garber took the championship. Jimmy Suite triumphed for the first time this season in the 15-lap hobby stock main with Jimmy Randall garnering the track title. Alton Bowie scored his second strictly stock win of the season with John Hardisty claiming the championship. Justin Bottorf won his first u-car feature of the season with Brian Lederhouse collecting the division title.

Limited late model feature finish

1. Tommy Wagner Jr. 2. David Williams 3. Sommey Lacey 4. Kenny Moreland 5. Stevie Long 6. Derrick Quade 7. Billy Tucker 8. Ed Pope 9. Ricky Lathroum 10. Dave Adams 11. Kevin Cooke

Street Stock feature finish

1. Kurt Zimmerman 2. Scottie Nelson 3. Kyle Nelson 4. Walt Homberg 5. Scott Wilson 6. Stephen Quade 7. Craig Tankersley 8. Billy Crouse 9. Dale Reamy 10. James Sparks 11. Donnie Smith 12. John Sellner 13. Jason Murphy 14. Sam Archer 15. Mike Reynolds (DNS)

 

 

Sept 6, 2010

“Anderson’s Third at Potomac Comes in McBee Memorial”
“Williams Scores Career 75th and Third-Straight LM Title”
 

By Doug Watson
Budds Creek, MD- Bunker Hill West Va.’s Andy Anderson was victorious for the third time this season as he captured the 21st running of the Ronnie McBee memorial last Sunday night At the Potomac speedway.

Anderson and David Williams brought the field down to the initial green flag of the event. Anderson jumped into the race lead and would lead the first seven circuits. Point contender David Williams then flexed his muscle as he grabbed the top spot from Anderson on lap-eight. William’s lead would be short-lived as Anderson slid by Williams to take the lead for good on lap-thirteen. As Anderson ran-off and hid in the lead, championship contenders Williams and Dale Hollidge waged another epic Potomac battle.

Hollidge, the point leader coming into the event, caught Williams with eight laps to go. The duo would virtually race side-by-side the remaining laps of the event and coming down for the checkered flag, Hollidge got a run off turn-four but came up about a foot short at the finish as Williams would claim his third-straight Potomac LM title by just three-points over Hollidge. Kyle Hardy took fourth and Matt Quade completed the top-five.

“The track was slick like we expected.” Anderson stated. “We made the right choice on tires and the car really came on there at the end.” Williams title drive started with a heat race win earlier in the program that earned him five-points toward the title. “I think that was a good race for the fans.” Williams said. “I knew Dale was going to be tough to beat, but this was once again a total team effort and I cant thank George and Tina Moreland enough for allowing me to drive their car this season.” Williams won the heat for the 11 cars on hand.
Continuing his superb night, David Williams scored his third win of the season and career 31st in the 20-lap limited late model feature. The win for Williams would be his overall 75th career feature win at Potomac. Twelfth-starting Williams took the top spot from race long leader Tommy Wagner Jr. on lap-fifteen and would lead the remaining laps to post the win. Kenny Moreland was second, Wagner held on for third, Ed Pope was fourth and point-leader Derrick Quade completed the top-five. Wagner and Pope took heat race wins.
In other action Craig Tankersley became the ninth different winner as he scored the win in the 16-lap street stock feature, Jimmy Randall rolled to win number six in the 15-lap hobby stock main, Greg Gunter scored his second win of the season and 54th of his career in the 15-lap four-cylinder feature while Larry Fuchs was crowned division champion. Larry Fuchs annexed his fifth feature win in the strictly stocks and Josh Wilkins made it win number two in the 20-lap u-car feature.

Late model feature finish

1. Andy Anderson 2. David Williams 3. Dale Hollidge 4. Kyle Hardy 5. Matt Quade 6. Roland Mann 7. Ryan Hackett 8. Deane Guy 9. Rick Hulson 10. Jim McBee Jr. 11. Barry Lear Sr.
 

Limited late model feature finish

1. David Williams 2. Kenny Moreland 3. Tommy Wagner 4. Ed Pope 5. Derrick Quade 6. Sommey Lacey 7. Paul Cursey 8. Ricky Lathroum 9. Billy Tucker 10. Dave Adams 11. Dennis Lamb 12. Kevin Cooke 13. Ben Bowie (DNS)

 

 

Aug. 22, 2010

“Anderson Scores Potomac Second in Bobby Allen Memorial”
“Stevie Long Flag-to-Flag LLM Winner”
 

By Doug Watson
Budds Creek, MD- Bunker Hill West Va.’s Andy Anderson scored his second late model feature win of the season in last Friday night’s 35-lap Bobby Allen memorial at the Potomac speedway. Anderson’s win came aboard his self-owned Rocket no.25 and was worth a cool $2500 payday.

David Williams and Anderson brought the field to the initial green flag of the event. Anderson would get the jump at the start and would begin another epic Potomac speedway battle. Anderson would lead until lap-nine before David Williams snared the top spot and would lead for the next six circuits. Jamie Lathroum would then make his presence known as he grabbed the lead from Williams on lap-sixteen. Lathroum would lead the next four laps before Anderson reasserted himself to re-take the race lead on lap-twenty. Anderson and Williams would then trade the top-spot several times before Anderson took the lead for good on lap-twenty eight. From that point on, Anderson would have to hold-off 14th starting Daryl Hills to preserve the hard fought win.

“I knew Bobby Allen from a long time ago and It’s a real honor to win this race for him.” Anderson stated. “I used to come down here and help him back in the late 80’s and early 90’s when Booper Bare drove for him, Bobby always seemed to be the first to have the best stuff.” A slew of mid-race cautions kept the field bunched together on more than one occasion. “I gave it away there a couple times on those restarts.” Said Anderson. “I still felt we had the car to beat especially when we finally got clear track in front of us.” Alan Sagi posted his best-ever effort at Potomac placing third, Dale Hollidge was fourth and Roland Mann completed the top-five. Early race leaders David Williams and Jamie Lathroum both retired from the event late in the going placing 12th and 10th respectively. Heats went to Williams and Lathroum.

Mechanicsville Md.’s Stevie Long was triumphant for the second time this season in the 20-lap limited late model feature. Long started on the pole and would lead every lap of the event to take the victory over runner-up Sommey Lacey. Kyle Lear was third, Tommy Wagner Jr. took fourth and Derrick Quade completed the top-five. Wagner took the heat win.
In other action Tony Garber rolled to his fifth win of the season in the 20-lap modified headliner, Bud Pickeral also took his fifth win of the season in the 15-lap hobby stock main and Wil Nelson became the first repeat winner of the season in the 10-lap U-car feature.

Late model feature finish

1. Andy Anderson 2. Daryl Hills 3. Alan Sagi 4. Dale Hollidge 5. Roland Mann 6. Matt Quade 7. Kyle Hardy 8. Ross Robinson 9. Bryan Driver 10. Jamie Lathroum 11. Deane Guy 12. David Williams 13. Kenny Pettyjohn 14. Jimmy McBee Jr. 15. Ed Pope 16. Bobby Beard

Limited late model feature finish

1. Stevie Long 2. Sommey Lacey 3. Kyle Lear 4. Tommy Wagner Jr. 5. Derrick Quade 6. Kenny Moreland 7. Dave Adams 8. David Puckett 9. Bruce Kane 10. Billy Tucker 11. PJ Hatcher

 

 

Aug. 13, 2010

“David Williams Scores Potomac 74th, With Team 23”
“Kassiris Snares Third Street Stock Victory”
 

By Doug Watson


Budds Creek, MD- Charlotte Hall Md.’s David Williams scored his second limited late model feature win of the season last Friday night at the Potomac speedway. The win for Williams, in a MasterSbilt owned by Joe Adams and Wayne Quade, was his 30th career limited late model win and his overall 74th career Potomac speedway feature win.

Williams and Stevie Long shared the front row for the start of the 20-lap event. Williams surged into the race lead as the pack entered turn one, and would eventually go on to lead every lap of the feature to post the win. As Williams lead, the battle for second was quite a dandy. Stevie Long, Paul Cursey and Kyle Lear ran close the entire event, but could not get close to Williams to mount a challenge and they would finish in that order at the drop of the checkered with Kenny Moreland completing the top-five.

“That car was like driving a Cadillac tonight.” Williams said. “Joe and Wayne and all the guy’s on the crew had this car just about perfect tonight.” The win was Williams third overall feature win of the season in his third different race car. “We’re having a blast.” Williams stated. “Not many guys get the opportunity to drive the cars that I do and I want to thank everyone who has given me the chance to do so.” Heat race wins went to Williams and Paul Cursey.

Troy Kassiris made the most of his front row starting spot to collect his third feature win of the season in the 16-lap street stock feature. As Kassiris lead, current point leader Kurt Zimmerman gave Kassiris all he had, but would have to settle for runner-up honors. Walt Homberg was third, Donnie Smith collected fourth and Craig Tankersley rounded out the top-five. Zimmerman won the heat.

In other action, Rusty Alton continued his winning ways as he scored win number three in the 15-lap hobby stock feature, Richard Gwizdale would also triumph for the third time this season in the 15-lap four-cylinder main and Ed Pope Sr. was victorious for the first time this season in the 20-lap strictly stock main event.

Limited late model feature finish

1. David Williams 2. Stevie Long 3. Paul Cursey 4. Kyle Lear 5. Kenny Moreland 6. Derrick Quade 7. Ed Pope 8. PJ Hatcher 9. Tommy Wagner Jr. 10. Dave Adams 11. Allan Canter 12. Pat Wood 13. Matt Morgan

Street stock feature finish

1. Troy Kassiris 2. Kurt Zimmerman 3. Walt Homberg 4. Donnie Smith 5. Craig Tankersley 6. Scott Wilson 7. Dale Reamy 8. Teddy Dickson 9. Sam Archer 10. Mike Reynolds 11. Dale Smith (DNS) 12. Billy Crouse (DNS)

 

 

August 6, 2010

“DJ Myers Dominates Three State Flyers Action at Potomac”
“Kyle Nelson Soars to Fifth Street Stock Win”
 

By Doug Watson


Budds Creek, MD- Greencastle Pa.’s DJ Myers was victorious in last Friday night’s 40-lap Gene VanMeter memorial at the Potomac speedway and the $4000 top prize that went with it. In scoring his third career late model feature win at the track, Myers became the ninth different winner of the season in the eleven races for the division in 2010.

Myers and defending track champion David Williams lead the field to the initial green flag of the event. Myers quickly showed the rest of the field he had the car to beat as he bursted into the race lead. Myers would go on to lead every lap of the race but it was far from an easy win. David Williams, the defending winner of the race, hounded Myers for the first twenty-three laps before tenth-starting Andy Anderson entered the picture. Anderson swept by Williams to take the runner-up slot on lap twenty-four and set his sights on Myers. Anderson would get close to Myers on several occasions, but could not make the winning pass and would have to settle for second place money.

“We needed this win in a bad way.” Myers commented. “We’ve really been struggling since speed weeks and I cant thank Greg (Gunter), PPM chassis and Hershey Racing Engines for a great car tonight.”

Timely caution periods aided Myers in his winning run. Yeah, It’s nice to have clear track in front of you, but I knew Andy (Anderson) was getting close there towards the end, but I knew we had a good enough car to hold him off.” David Williams held on for third, Jeremy Miller took fourth and Nick Dickson completed the top-five. Heats for the 24-cars on hand went to Brian Booze, Myers and Williams.

Defending track champion Kyle Nelson roared to his fifth win of the season in the 16-lap street stock feature. Nelson started on the pole of the event and would make the most of his good fortune, as he would lead all sixteen-laps to post his 15th career street stock win. Troy Kassiris took second, Mike Reynolds was third, Walt Homberg came from 12th to collect fourth and John Sellner rounded out the top-five. Heats went to Homberg and Nelson.

In other action, Russell Erwin captured his fourth win of the season in the 20-lap modified headliner, former track champion John Burch scored his first win of the season and career 45th in the 15-lap hobby stock feature and Eddie Chewning annexed the 15-lap u-car feature.

Late model feature finish (40-laps)


1. DJ Myers 2. Andy Anderson 3. David Williams 4. Jeremy Miller 5. Nick Dickson 6. Jamie Lathroum 7. Kenny Pettyjohn 8. Daryl Hills 9. Kyle Hardy 10. Alan Sagi 11. Jason Covert 12. Roland Mann 13. Bryan Bernheisel 14. Dale Hollidge 15. Brian Booze 16. Brian Driver 17. Matt Quade 18. Mike Walls 19. Booper Bare 20. Jim Bernheisel 21. Ed Pope 22. Deane Guy (DNS) 23. Frankie Plessinger (DNS) 24. Kyle Lear (DNS)

Street stock feature finish (16-laps)

1. Kyle Nelson 2. Troy Kassiris 3. Mike Reynolds 4. Walt Homberg 5. John Sellner 6. Kurt Zimmerman 7. Donnie Smith 8. Craig Tankersly 9. Tony Archer 10. James Sparks 11. Scott Wilson 12. Sam Archer 13. Scottie Nelson 14. Jim Gardner 15. Stephen Quade (DNS)

 

 

July 30, 2010

“Wagner Scores Convincing Win Friday at Potomac”
“Mike Corbin Victorious in Potomac /Winchester Challenge”
By Doug Watson

Budds Creek, MD- Mechanicsville Md.’s Tommy Wagner Jr. scored his second feature win of the season in last Friday night’s 20-lap limited late model feature at the Potomac speedway. The win for Wagner, the defending and two-time limited late model track champion, was his 8th career win at the speedway.

Wagner drew the pole for the feature and would lead the field down to the green flag. Wagner would then dart into the race lead and eventually lead all 20-laps of the event to post the win. As Wagner lead, the race for second was quite intense. Current point leader Derrick Quade first took up the chase as he hounded Wagner for the first eleven-laps before fifth-starting Paul Cursey took over the runner-up slot on lap-twelve. Cursey would get close to Wagner on several occasions, but he would have to settle for second-place money.

“We’ve really been struggling the past few weeks.” Wagner stated. “We went back to the basics with the car and tonight it was as good as it’s been all season.” Paul Cursey’s late race rush was Wagner’s only worry during the event. “I knew Paul was back there.” Wagner said. “There’s a lot of good cars in this class and we really had to be on our toes to beat those guy’s tonight.” Quade settled for third, PJ Hatcher was fourth and JT McGlanigan completed the top-five. Heats went to Cursey and Kyle Lear.

Winchester Va.’s Mike Corbin, the defending Winchester Speedway pure stock track champion, made his first Potomac speedway start a good one as he scored the win in the 25-lap Potomac/Winchester challenge event for the street stocks. Eric Johnson lead the first two-laps of the race before a flat-tire ended his night. Defending Potomac street stock champion Kyle Nelson then took the top spot and would lead the event for the next six-laps. Meanwhile, tenth-starting Mike Corbin had reached second by the fifth lap and would then wrestle the lead for good from Nelson on lap-nine. Corbin would then have to survive a late race flurry by current point leader Kurt Zimmerman to score his second career Potomac feature win. “Roy Anderson gave us a great car tonight.” Corbin stated. “There’s a lot of good cars here tonight and I’m glad we were able to get the win.” Mike Bennett placed third, Mike Reynolds was fourth and Scott Wilson rounded out the top-five. Heats for the 26-cars on hand went to Bennett, Johnson and David Kaiser.

In other action, Rusty Alton scored his second feature win of the season in the 15-lap hobby stock main, Larry Fuchs rolled to his fourth win of the season and career 31st in the 15-lap four-cylinder feature and Will Nelson annexed the 15-lap u-car feature.
Limited late models (20-laps)

1. Tommy Wagner Jr. 2. Paul Cursey 3. Derrick Quade 4. PJ Hatcher 5. JT McGlanigan 6. Kenny Moreland 7. Roy Skaggs 8. Dave Adams 9. Louie Littlepage 10. Chris McGlanigan 11. Kyle Lear 12. Jr Carter

Street stocks (25-laps)

1. Mike Corbin 2. Kurt Zimmerman 3. Mike Bennett 4. Mike Reynolds 5. Scott Wilson 6. Troy Kassiris 7. Tony Archer 8. James Sparks 9. Dale Reamy 10. Teddy Dickson 11. Kyle Nelson 12. Buddy Wilson 13. Barry Williams Jr. 14. Stephen Quade 15. Sam Archer 16. Terry Staton 17. Donnie Smith 18. David Kaiser 19. Scottie Nelson 20. Jason Murphy 21. Eric Johnson 22. Walt Homberg 23. Michael Carter 24. Craig Parrill 25. James Gray 26. Billy Crouse (DNS)

 

 

 

July 23, 2010


“Miller Thrills at Potomac, Scores $5000 TSF Series Victory”
“Homberg Collects Street Stock Win in Season Debut”
 

By Doug Watson


Budds Creek, MD- Gettysburg Pa.’s Jeremy Miller scored a thrilling win in last Friday night’s 40-lap, $5000-to-win, Three State Flyers series event at the Potomac speedway The win was Millers first feature win at Potomac in nearly three years and his career 19th at the track.

Miller and Keith Jackson were the front row for the start of the 40-lap main event. Miller got the jump at the start as he would lead the event’s first circuit. Keith Jackson would the assert himself as he took the top-spot on lap-two and would lead the race for the next ten-laps. Fourth-starting Josh Richards, the defending World of Outlaws late model series champion, would then grab the top from Jackson on lap-twelve. As Richards appeared to have the car to beat, Miller and Jackson would wage their own personal war for second and third that lasted nearly twenty-laps.

A lap thirty-seven caution set the stage for what would be quite a dramatic finish. On the ensuing restart Miller secured second from Jackson and set his sights on Richards. Racing down the backstretch for the final time, Miller made a bold move to the inside as Richards slid high, bringing Keith Jackson with him, to steal the win at the stripe in front of the capacity crowd.
“That was a lot of fun.” Miller stated from Potomac’s victory lane. “The track got black like we expected but there was still plenty of traction and I was able to move around a little and find where the car worked best.” Miller felt his opportunity for the win came on the lap-thirty-seven restart. “I think Josh’s car had a broken shock or something.” Miller stated. “He was having a little trouble keeping his car on the bottom, and if I was going to make a move that’s where it would have to come from.” Tire choice would be critical in the outcome of the event. “ tonight was all about tire management.” Miller said. “We went with a little softer tire and I saved something for the end of the race and it sure does feel good to win here at Potomac again.” Jackson finished second behind Miller, Richards settled for third, Jamie Lathroum came from 21st to secure fourth and Austin Hubbard completed the top-five. Heats for the 34 cars on hand went to Ronnie DeHaven Jr., Miller, Richards and Hubbard with Jamie Lathroum claiming the consolation.

In the sixteen-lap street stock feature Aquasco Md.’s Walt Homberg made his season debut a good one as he posted his first feature win of the season and 12th career at the track. Current street stock point leader Kurt Zimmerman roared out into the race lead at the drop of the green. As Zimmerman appeared headed to his fourth feature win of the season, disaster struck as he would spin from contention on lap-ten. Walt Homberg would then assume control of the event and lead the remaining laps to score the popular victory. Bryan Kerns rallied late for second, Jimmy Jessmer Jr. rebounded from an early race crash to finish third, Kyle Nelson was fourth and Dale Reamy completed the top-five. Heats for the 21-cars entered went to Zimmerman and Josh Williams.

In other action, Current hobby stock point leader Jimmy Randall rolled to his fourth feature win of the season in the divisions 15-lap event and Ray Bucci annexed his first win of the season in the 20-lap strictly stock feature.
Late model feature finish (40-laps)

1. Jeremy Miller 2. Keith Jackson 3. Josh Richards 4. Jamie Lathroum 5. Austin Hubbard 6. Daryl Hills 7. Bo Feathers 8. Nick Dickson 9. JT Spence 10. Roland Mann 11. Ross Robinson 12. Mike Lupfer 13. Jeff Pilkerton 14. David Williams 15. Kirk Ryan 16. Alan Sagi 17. Dale Hollidge 18. Scott LeBarron 19. Matt Quade 20. Booper Bare 21. Jason Covert 22. Ronnie DeHaven Jr. 23. Walker Arthur 24. Kyle Hardy DNQ- Bryan Bernheisel, Colby Frye, Andy Anderson, Dustin Mitchell, Chris Cromer, Walter Crouch, Deane Guy, Brian Tavenner, Kyle Lear, DJ Myers

Street stock feature finish (16-laps)

1.Walt Homberg 2. Bryan Kerns 3. Jimmy Jessmer Jr. 4. Kyle Nelson 5. Dale Reamy 6. Kurt Zimmerman 7. Josh Williams 8. Sam Archer 9. Jason Murphy 10. Ben Bowie 11. Kirk Evans 12. Mike Sparks 13. Donnie Smith 14. Mike Reynolds 15. Dale Smith 16. Tony Archer 17. Troy Kassiris 18. Jonathon Oliver 19. Scott Wilson 20. Teddy Dickson 21. Stephen Quade (DQ)

 

 

 

July 16, 2010

 

“Quade Romps to Convincing Potomac Late Model Win”
“Rookie Kenny Moreland Collects second LLM Win”


 
Budds Creek, MD- Mechanicsville Md.’s Matt Quade prepared for the upcoming “Three State Flyers” series event next weekend in a big way as he dominated last Friday night’s action at the Potomac speedway.

Ronnie DeHaven Jr. and Deane Guy were the original front row for the start of the event. However, after two aborted starts, Matt Quade found himself on the front row for the start of the 25-lap feature. At the drop of the green, Quade shot into the race lead with Daryl Hills in tow. Hills applied heavy pressure to Quade before retiring from the event on lap-eleven.

Seventeen year old Kyle Hardy, who started 11th, then took up the chase and would get close to Quade on several occasions, But Quade was not to be denied as he would score his second Potomac late model feature win of the season piloting his Rocket no.47.

“I cant thank my Dad and all the guy’s on the crew enough.” Quade stated. “The work hard on this race car and the results are starting to show.” A two-hour rain delay in the program drastically changed track conditions. “I think the rain helped us a little.” Said Quade. “There was a nice cushion around the top of the track and I was able to lean on that and keep up my momentum.” Hardy would hang on to second, Dale Hollidge was third, Ronnie DeHaven took fourth and David Williams competed the top-five. Heats went to Williams and Jamie Lathroum.

In the 20-lap limited late model feature Waldorf Md.’s Kenny Moreland scored his second feature win of the season. Moreland drew the pole for the feature and made the most of his good fortune as he would eventually lead every lap of the event. Eighth starting Kyle Lear took runner-up honors on the last lap, while Ed Pope settled for third, current point leader Derrick Quade was fourth and Winchester regular Leon Lloyd rounded out the top-five. Tommy Wagner Jr. won the heat.

In other action Eric Erwin rolled to his second win of the season in the 20-lap modified feature, Rusty Alton captured his first win of the season in the 25-lap championship event for the hobby stocks and John Hardesty annexed his second win of the season in the 20-lap strictly stock feature.

Late model feature finish (25-Laps)

1. Matt Quade 2. Kyle Hardy 3. Dale Hollidge 4. Ronnie DeHaven Jr. 5. David Williams 6. Jamie Lathroum 7. Allan Brannon 8. Jeff Pilkerton 9. Deane Guy 10. Roland Mann 11. Daryl Hills 12. Barry Lear Sr.

Limited late model feature finish (20-laps)

1. Kenny Moreland 2. Kyle Lear 3. Ed Pope 4. Derrick Quade 5. Leon Lloyd 6. Tommy Wagner Jr. 7. Chappy Knaack 8. Chuck Cox 9. Paul Cursey 10. PJ Hatcher

 

 

 

July 9, 2010



“Lear Gaining Momentum, Wins Third at Potomac”
“Kyle Nelson Claims Fourth Street Stock Win”

By Doug Watson


Budds Creek, MD- Severna Park Md.’s Kyle Lear was triumphant in last Friday nights 20-lap limited late model headliner at the Potomac Speedway.

The victory was Lear’s third feature win of the season, and his third win in the last five races run at the track this season.

Paul Cursey and David Williams lead the field to the initial green flag of the event with Williams getting the jump at the start. Wheeling his Sommey Lacey owned, Rocket no.45, Williams appeared headed to his second feature win of the season as he built up nearly a full straightaway lead by the half-way point of the race. However, fourth starting Kyle Lear had other ideas. Lear reached second by the third lap, but it took him almost the entire event to reel in leader Williams. A lap seventeen caution set the stage for a dramatic finish. When the green was displayed, Lear out-dragged Williams to the first turn and would then go on to lead the remaining three circuits to score his 11th career Potomac limited late model feature win aboard his MD1 Race cars no.151.

“ I’ll tell you what Mo (DeFino) and all the crew deserve this win tonight.” Lear stated. “We put a new body on the car during the week and a new engine as well and the crew worked their guts out this week.” The lap-seventeen re-start gave Lear the needed opportunity at leader David Williams. “This car really likes the bottom and I knew If I could get along side of him going into turn-one I’d have a shot at the win, and here we are.” Williams held on for second, PJ Hatcher was third, current point leader Derrick Quade took fourth and one-time 2010 winner Glenn Elliott completed the top-five. Heats went to Williams and Quade.

Defending track champion Kyle Nelson drove to his division leading fourth feature win of the season in the 16-lap street stock feature. Nelson, who started sixth, wrestled the top spot from current divisional point leader Kurt Zimmerman on the ninth-lap and would then survive three caution periods to post his 14th career Potomac street stock win. Zimmerman held on for second, Mike Reynolds was third, 12th starting Troy Kassiris collected fourth and Kirk Evans rounded out the top-five. Heats went to Reynolds and Zimmerman.
In other action Larry Fuchs scored his 30th career and third of the season in the 20-lap four-cylinder feature and Jimmy Randall posted his third feature win of the season in the 15-lap hobby stock main.

Limited late model feature finish (20-laps)

1. Kyle Lear 2. David Williams 3. PJ Hatcher 4. Derrick Quade 5. Glenn Elliott 6. Tommy Wagner Jr. 7. Kenny Moreland 8. Paul Cursey 9. Allan Canter 10. Dave Adams 11. Chuck Cox 12. Pat Wood (DNS)

Street stock feature finish (16-laps)

1. Kyle Nelson 2. Kurt Zimmerman 3. Mike Reynolds 4. Troy Kassiris 5. Kirk Evans 6. Walt Lemmon 7. Scott Wilson 8. Donnie Smith 9. Dale Reamy 10. John Sellner 11. Stephen Quade 12. Sam Archer 13. Jason Murphy 14. Teddy Dickson 15. Jonathon Oliver 16. James Sparks 17. Tony Archer (DNS)

 

 



“Hollidge Explodes in Firecracker 30 for First-Ever Potomac Late Model win”
“Defending Champion Tommy Wagner Jr. Becomes Eighth Limited Late Model Winner”
By Doug Watson


Budds Creek, MD- Mechanicsville Md.’s Dale Hollidge, the 2008 Hagerstown speedway pure stock champion, scored big last Friday night at the Potomac speedway as he captured his first-career late model feature win at the southern Maryland oval.

Kyle Hardy and Matt Quade, both winners at the track this season, brought the field down to the initial green flag of the event. Quade darted into the race lead with Hardy in tow. Third starting Jamie Lathroum then slid into second on the second lap and began to apply pressure to Quade. Meanwhile, fifth starting Dale Hollidge reached third by the sixth lap and then disposed of Lathroum to take second by lap-seven. Hollidge would then hound Quade for the next twelve circuits before he would make what would be the winning pass on lap-nineteen. Despite the repeated challenges by eventual runner-up Jamie Lathroum, Hollidge would lead the remaining laps to post the win in his MasterSbilt no.0.

“I never thought we’d get one down here.” Hollidge stated. “I have to thank my mom and dad and all my sponsors for getting me here tonight.” As the race wound down, Hollidge knew Jamie Lathroum was in second. “Yeah I knew Jamie was back there.” Hollidge said. “He’s really good down here but I knew if I stayed on the bottom He’d have a hard time passing up on the top and our car was really good on the bottom tonight.” Matt Quade held on for third, 10th starting Daryl Hills was fourth and current LM point leader David Williams rebounded from an early race spin to complete the top-five. The heat race went to Jamie Lathroum.

Defending track champion Tommy Wagner Jr. became the 8th different winner in nine events run for the limited late models this season. Wagner drew the pole for the feature and made the most of his good fortune as he would lead every lap of the non-stop event. “I cant thank my car owners Scott and Patty Thompson enough.” Wagner quipped. “They put their heart and soul into this car and I was glad to finally be able to get a win for them.” Sixth starting Kyle Lear came on late to collect second, Paul Cursey was third, current point leader Derrick Quade was fourth and PJ Hatcher rounded out the top-five. Heats went to Cursey and Quade.

In other action, Troy Kassiris scored his second win of the season in a thrilling last turn, last lap pass of Kyle Nelson in the 16-lap street stock feature and Larry Fuchs copped his fourth feature win of the season in the 20-lap strictly stock main.Late model feature finish (30-laps)

1.Dale Hollidge 2. Jamie Lathroum 3. Matt Quade 4. Daryl Hills 5. David Williams 6. Kyle Hardy 7. Jeff Pilkerton 8. Bobby Beard 9. Roland Mann 10. Deane Guy
Limited late model feature finish (20-laps)

1. Tommy Wagner Jr. 2. Kyle Lear 3. Paul Cursey 4. Derrick Quade 5. PJ Hatcher 6. Ben Bowie 7. Sommey Lacey 8. Kenny Moreland 9. Terry Flaherty 10. Chuck Cox 11. Pat Wood 12. Alan Canter 13. Bruce Kane 14. Dave Adams (DNS)

 

 

June 25, 2010


“Lear First to Repeat at Potomac, Takes Third Straight Burroughs Memorial”

By Doug Watson


Budds Creek, MD- Severna Park Maryland’s Kyle Lear became the first repeat winner of the season as he was victorious in last Friday nights 30-lap Henry Burroughs memorial at the Potomac Speedway. The win for Lear, his 10th career Potomac limited late model feature win, was worth a cool $1000.

Current limited late model point leader Derrick Quade and Mike Latham paced the field to the initial green flag of the event. Quade got the jump at the start as he darted into the race lead. As Quade lead effortlessly, ninth starting Kyle Lear was on the move. Lear entered the top-five by the 10th lap and secured second on the 15th circuit. A caution on lap-18 set the stage as Lear out-dragged Quade into turn one to take the top spot. From that point on, it would be a race for second as Lear would go on to lead the remaining laps to post his third-straight Burroughs memorial win at the controls of his MD1 race cars no.151.

“The track was the best I’ve seen it all year.” Lear stated. “I was able to move around a little bit and find where the car worked the best.” The lap-18 caution put Lear in a position to win the event. “I’m not really sure what happened to Derrick (Quade).” Lear bottom-lined. “I think on the re-start he was trying to block the top and that left the bottom wide open. I said to myself here’s my opportunity, and we were able to pull off the win.” Quade would hang on for second, Stevie Long was third, Paul Cursey took fourth and David Williams rounded out the top-five. Heats for the 15 cars in attendance went to Quade and Mike Latham.

In other action John Latham rolled to his third win of the season, and 25th of his career, in the 15-lap hobby stock main, Larry Fuchs was triumphant in the 15-lap four-cylinder feature, Justin Gilroy collected the win in the 20-lap strictly stock main and Tony Archer annexed to 15-lap U-car feature.
Limited late model feature finish (30-laps)

1. Kyle Lear 2. Derrick Quade 3. Stevie Long 4. Paul Cursey 5. David Williams 6. Tommy Wagner Jr. 7. Kenny Moreland 8. Ed Pope 9. Pat Wood 10. Tanner Kerr 11. Sommey Lacey 12. Mike Latham 13. Louie Littlepage Jr. 14. PJ Hatcher 15. Chuck Cox

 

 

 

June 12, 2010

“Kyle Hardy Outruns Potomac LM field for First-Ever Win”
“Kenny Moreland Cruises to First-Career LLM Victory”


By Doug Watson


Budds Creek, MD- It was a night of first-time winners last Friday night at the Potomac speedway. In the 25-lap late model feature, 17-year old Kyle Hardy of Winchester Va., Shocked the Potomac faithful as he scored his first-career late model feature win.

Hardy and Roland Mann paced the field to the initial green flag. Hardy got the jump as he was scored the leader of the events first circuit. Roland Mann then took the top-spot on lap-two and appeared headed for his first-ever Potomac late model win. As Mann lead, Hardy was not far behind as the duo would slug it out for several laps until Hardy pulled alongside Mann on the final circuit. As they came down to the checkered flag, Hardy edged Mann by about two-feet at the stripe to score the win.

“Man this is amazing.” Hardy stated. “I owe this win to my mom and dad, without them I wouldn’t be here right now.” Hardy was not worried to be in second as the feature came to a conclusion. “I knew we had a good car.” Hardy bottom-lined. “Roland (Mann) was running a great race tonight, but I was saving my tires for the end of the race and we were able to pull off the win.” Matt Quade came home third, Dale Hollidge took fourth and current point leader David Williams completed the top-five. The heat race win went to Dale Hollidge.

Continuing the night of first-time winners, Waldorf Md.’s Kenny Moreland scored his first-career Potomac feature win in the 20-lap limited late model main event. Moreland started second and, despite a late race rush by current point leader Derrick Quade, would go on to lead every lap of the race to collect the breakthrough win. Stevie Long was third, Sommey Lacey placed fourth and Tommy Wagner Jr. rounded out the top-five. The heat went to Sommey Lacey.

In other action, current street stock point leader Kurt Zimmerman raced to his third win of the season and 15th of his career in the sixteen-lap street stock feature, Russell Irwin scored his second win in a row and third of the season in the 20-lap modified feature, Bud Pickeral was victorious for the fourth time this season in the 15-lap hobby stock main and Paul Bacchus annexed the 12-lap Penn-Mar vintage car event.

Late model feature finish (25-laps)
1. Kyle Hardy 2. Roland Mann 3. Matt Quade 4. Dale Hollidge 5. David Williams 6. Jeff Pilkerton 7. Ryan Hackett 8. Deane Guy
Limited late model feature finish (20-laps)

1. Kenny Moreland 2. Derrick Quade 3. Stevie Long 4. Sommey Lacey 5. Tommy Wagner Jr. 6. Mike Latham 7. PJ Hatcher 8. Paul Cursey.
Street stock feature finish (16-laps)

1. Kurt Zimmerman 2. Mike Reynolds 3. Ben Bowie 4. Jason Murphy 5. John Sellner 6. Walt Lemmon 7. Jimmy Jessmer Jr. 8. Scott Wilson 9. Stephen Quade 10. James Sparks 11. Donnie Smith 12. Kyle Nelson 13. Teddy Dickson

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 30, 2010

“It’s all Jamie Lathroum in Potomac’s Vern Harris Memorial”
“Scottie Nelson Scores Career First Street Stock Win”
 

By Doug Watson


Budds Creek, MD- Mechanicsville Md.’s Jamie “The Jet” Lathroum scored a convincing win in last Sunday night’s 35-lap Vern Harris Memorial at the Potomac speedway. With his win, Lathroum is the first repeat late model winner at Potomac in 2010.

Lathroum and Deane Guy brought the field down to the initial green flag. Guy got the jump at the start, as he would lead the event’s first circuit. Coming down to complete lap number two, Lathroum found the high side of the track to his liking as he swept by Guy to assume the race lead. Daryl Hills entered second by the fourth lap and applied heavy pressure to Lathroum through the mid-way point of the race. However, Lathroum was up to the challenge as he would repel Hills advances to collect his second feature win in a row and his 10th career Potomac late model feature win.

“I have to once again thank Huey (Wilcoxon) and all the boys on the crew, the car was just about perfect tonight.” Brother-in-law Daryl Hills gave Lathroum a run for his money mid-way through the event. “ Yeah, I saw his nose a couple of times.” Lathroum replied. “I knew the top was better tonight and if he was going to get by us he’d have to go low and the bottom wasn’t that good tonight.” Veteran Deane Guy took a solid third at the finish with Dale Hollidge taking fourth and current point leader David Williams completed the top-five. Heats for the 16 cars on hand went to Hollidge and Lathroum.

In the 16-lap street stock feature Scottie Nelson scored his first-career win in the division. Nelson darted into the race lead from his pole starting spot. He would then have to hold off a hard charging, and two-time 2010 feature winner, Kurt Zimmerman to preserve the win. Mike Reynolds was third Troy Kassiris took fourth and 12th starting Kyle Nelson rounded out the top-five. Heats went to Kassiris and Nelson.

In other action Eric Erwin took his first win of the season in the 20-lap modified headliner, Bud Pickeral collected win number three in the 15-lap hobby stock main and defending Winchester speedway track champion Josh Wilkins annexed the 20-lap u-car feature.
Late model feature finish (35-laps)

1. Jamie Lathroum 2. Daryl Hills 3. Deane Guy 4. Dale Hollidge 5. David Williams 6. Roland Mann 7. Tommy Armel 8. Matt Quade 9. Matt Hardy 10. Walter Crouch 11. Greg Roberson 12. Bobby Beard 13. Kenny Moreland 14. Jeff Pilkerton 15. Richard Hulson 16. Ryan Hackett

Street stock feature finish (16-laps_
1. Scottie Nelson 2. Kurt Zimmerman 3. Mike Reynolds 4. Troy Kassiris 5. Kyle Nelson 6. Jason Murphy 7. Eric Johnson 8. Donnie Smith 9. James Sparks 10. Scott Wilson 11. Teddy Dickson 12. Stephen Quade 13. Colin McKenzie (DNS)

 

 

 

 

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May 21, 2010


“Lathroum Extends Potomac Win Streak to Five, With Friday Victory”
“Zimmerman Collects Second in Street Stock Thriller”
 

By Doug Watson


Budds Creek, MD- Mechanicsville Md.’s Jamie “The Jet” Lathroum scored a convincing win in last Friday nights 25-lap late model feature at the Potomac Speedway. In scoring his 9th career Potomac late model feature win, and overall career 56th at the speedway, Lathroum became the fifth different driver to score a late model win at the track in 2010.

Defending track champion David Williams and Lathroum brought the field down to the initial waving of the green flag. Lathroum blasted out into the race lead as the mob entered turn one. From that point on, it would be a race for second as Lathroum would eventually lead the remaining circuits to post the win. Lathroum’s only serious challenge in the event came from seventh starting Andy Anderson who reached second by the eleventh lap. As Anderson was slowly reeling in leader Lathroum, his mount encountered mechanical issues and he retired from the event on lap-fifteen, ending his chances at a second straight Potomac LM feature win.

At the finish it would be Lathroum taking the win with David Williams in second. Dale Hollidge would place third, Roland Mann was fourth and Matt Quade completed the top-five.

“I have to thank Huey (Wilcoxon) and all the boys on the crew for this win.” Lathroum stated. “We’ve been good down here this season, but we’ve just had trouble finishing.” Lathroum claimed track conditions aided in his winning run. “The track was in great shape tonight.” Said Lathroum. “I could put the car anywhere on the track and it would go, hats off to Pete (Cameron) and Ronnie (Hollidge), they do a great job on this track every week.” Heats for the 13 cars on hand went Roland Mann and Lathroum.

In the 16-lap street stock feature it appeared as Mike Reynolds would score his career first at Potomac feature win. However, Kurt Zimmerman had other ideas. Reynolds started on the pole and led the event for 15 laps until Zimmerman snared the top spot coming off the fourth turn for the checkered flag to collect his second feature win of the season and his career 14th at Potomac. Eric Johnson placed third, Troy Kassiris was fourth and Scottie Nelson rounded out the top-five. Heats went to Reynolds and Ben Bowie.

In other action, former modified track champion Brett Hamilton broke through for his first feature win of the season and his 12th of his career in the 20-lap modified headliner, Defending track champion Josh Dotson scored win number two of 2010 in a wild 15-lap hobby stock feature and Justin Gilroy was victorious in the 40-lap strictly stock championship.

Late model feature finish (25-laps)
1. Jamie Lathroum 2. David Williams 3. Dale Hollidge 4. Roland Mann 5. Matt Quade 6. Daryl Hills 7. Deane Guy 8. Matt Hardy 9. Andy Anderson 10. Ross Robinson 11. Kenny Moreland 12.Bobby Beard 13. Jeff Pilkerton

Street stock feature finish (16-laps)
1. Kurt Zimmerman 2. Mike Reynolds 3. Eric Johnson 4. Troy Kassiris 5. Scottie Nelson 6. Sam Archer 7. Ben Bowie 8. Stephen Quade 9. Donnie Smith 10. Scott Wilson 11. James Sparks 12. John Sellner 13. Kyle Nelson 14. Dale Reamy

May 14, 2010


“Four Races, Four Faces, As Andy Anderson Wins at Potomac”

“Pope Impressive in First Career LLM Triumph”
 

By Doug Watson
 

Budds Creek, MD- Bunker Hill West Va.’s Andy Anderson was victorious in last Friday nights 30-lap Ed Canupp memorial at the Potomac speedway. In scoring his first Potomac late model feature win of the season, Anderson also became the fourth different driver to collect a late model win at the Southern Maryland bullring.

Bryan Bernheisel and Matt Quade brought the field down to the initial green flag. As the pack entered turn one, sixth starting Andy Anderson blasted into the race lead by the completion of the events first circuit. Anderson would eventually go on to lead the entire distance, but the race for second was quite intense. Jamie Lathroum reached second by the tenth lap bringing eleventh starting David Williams with him. The duo would slug it out for several laps before Lathroum left the event on the 28th lap with mechanical issues. As Anderson comfortably took the checkered flag aboard his Jack Bland owned, Rocket no.41A, Williams settled for second, Matt Quade held on for third, Roland Mann took fourth and pole sitter Bryan Bernheisel completed the top-five.

“It’s nice to get a win down here for Jack (Bland).” Anderson stated. “The track was in real good shape tonight and the guy’s had this car perfect which made my job that much easier.” Even with the dominating performance, Anderson was a little worried with his mount as the laps wound down. “I guess with about 8-laps to go the car picked up a real bad vibration.” Anderson said. “ I’m not real sure what caused that, maybe the tires got a little hot, but we were good enough to win.” Heats for the 14 cars on hand went to Daryl Hills and Jamie Lathroum.

In the 20-lap limited late model feature, Pasadena Md.’s Ed Pope extended the LLM win streak to five different winners as he scored his first-career win in the division. Pope, the 2007 Potomac street stock champ, wrestled the top-spot from Paul Cursey on lap-six and would go on to hold off defending track champion Tommy Wagner Jr. to score the win. “Man this has been a long time coming.” Pope stated. “I just cant thank enough all the people who helped me finally get here.” Stevie Long would take third, Kenny Moreland was fourth and current point leader Derrick Quade rounded out the top-five. Pope also took the heat win.

In other action, Larry Fuchs scored his 28th career Potomac win in the 15-lap four-cylinder feature, Jimmy Randall was triumphant for the first time this season in the 15-lap hobby stock event and Brian Lederhouse annexed the 10-lap u-car feature.

Late model feature finish (30-laps)
1. Andy Anderson 2. David Williams 3. Matt Quade 4. Roland Mann 5. Bryan Bernheisel 6. Dale Hollidge 7. Deane Guy 8. Jeff Pilkerton 9. Bobby Beard 10. Jonathon DeHaven 11. Jamie Lathroum 12. Daryl Hills 13. Rick Hulson 14. GR Smith

Limited late model feature finish (20-laps)
1. Ed Pope 2. Tommy Wagner Jr. 3. Stevie Long 4. Kenny Moreland 5. Derrick Quade 6. Mike Latham 7. Kyle Lear 8. Paul Cursey 9. Chuck Cox 10. David Puckett

 

May 9, 2010

“Potomac/Winchester LLM Challenge Round Two, To David Williams”


“Kyle Nelson First to Repeat in Street Stocks”


By Doug Watson


Budds Creek, MD- Domination. That’s the best way to put it, as Charlotte Hall Md.’s David Williams scored a convincing win in last Friday night’s 30-lap Potomac/Winchester Challenge limited late model event at the Potomac speedway.

Williams, the defending Potomac late model champion, and Ed Pope brought the field down to the waving of the green flag. Williams darted into the race lead, and from that point on, it would be a race for second as Williams would go on to lead every lap of the event wheeling his Sommey Lacey owned Rocket no.45 to post his 29th career limited late model feature win at Potomac. However, as Williams lead the battle for second was quite intense. Ed Pope held the runner-up spot through lap-12 until 13th starting and defending LLM track champion Tommy Wagner Jr. took over. Current point leader Derrick Quade then made it a two car battle for second as he and Wagner raced closely for several laps until Quade spun from contention on lap-23. At the finish it was Williams taking the win, Tommy Wagner Jr. took second, 11th starting Sommey Lacey posted third, 16th starting Trever Feathers collected fourth and Stevie Long, who rebounded from an early race flat tire, completed the top-five.

“I have to thank Sommey and Ruth Ann Lacey for giving me the opportunity to drive their car tonight.” Williams stated. “The track got a little slick tonight but the crew had this thing perfect and I think anyone could have driven it tonight.” Late race lapped traffic was the only challenge Williams faced all night. “Yeah, it got a little tricky out there.” Said Williams. “But everyone gave each other enough room and it was a lot of fun out there tonight.” Heats for the 28 cars on hand went to Williams, Stevie Long and Matt Morgan with Bubby Tharpe claiming the consolation.

In the sixteen lap street stock feature it was defending track champion Kyle Nelson posting his second feature win of the season. Nelson took the lead from Ricky Edmonds on the fourth lap and would then have to repel a last-lap challenge by runner-up Eric Johnson to score his 12th career Potomac street stock feature win. Mike Reynolds placed third, 12th starting Kurt Zimmerman was fourth and Scott Wilson completed the top-five. Heats went to Mike Reynolds and Troy Kassiris.

In other action, Tony Garber continued his hot-streak as he won his fourth modified main of the season, Bud Pickeral was triumphant for the second consecutive event as he collected the win in the 15-lap hobby stock feature and Larry Fuchs also notched his second win in a row in the 20-lap strictly stock contest.

Limited late model feature finish (30-laps)
1. David Williams 2. Tommy Wagner Jr. 3. Sommey Lacey 4. Trever Feathers 5. Stevie Long 6. Ed Pope 7. Matt Morgan 8. Kenny Moreland 9. Bubby Tharpe 10. Moe Harden 11. Kyle Lear 12. Chris Eaton 13. Derrick Quade 14. Paul Cursey 15. Doug Hardy 16. Leon Lloyd 17. JT McGlanigan 18. Tanner Kerr 19. Tom Chaffins 20. Mike Latham 21. Jimmy Richards 22. Kris Holliday 23. Richard Godfrey 24. Chuck Cox (DNS) DNQ- Rodney Connor, Scott Merryman, Dennis Lamb, Terry Flaherty

Street stock feature finish (16 laps)
1. Kyle Nelson 2. Eric Johnson 3. Mike Reynolds 4. Kurt Zimmerman 5. Scott Wilson 6. Donnie Smith 7. Stephen Quade 8. Chester Sellers 9. Dale Reamy 10. Troy Kassiris 11. Ricky Edmonds 12. Ben Bowie (DNS) 13. Country Prince (DNS) 14. Sam Archer (DNS)

 

May 4, 2010

“Kyle Lear Scores Potomac First, Extends Win Streak to Seven”
“Kassiris Collects First Street Stock Main”


By Doug Watson


Budds Creek, MD- Severna Park Md.’s Kyle Lear was triumphant in last Friday nights, 30-lap, Potomac/Winchester challenge event for the limited late models at the Potomac speedway. In scoring his first feature win of the season, and 9th career at the speedway, the defending Hagerstown speedway late model sportsman track champion became the seventh different winner in the class in the seven races run this season.

Stevie Long and Ed Pope, both winners at the track this season, brought the field down to the initial green flag. Long got the jump at the start as he blasted into the race lead. As long lead effortlessly, 13th starting Kyle Lear was on the move. Lear entered the top-five by the 10th lap and then reached second by lap-twenty, setting his sights on leader Stevie Long. A lap-23 caution set the stage as Lear drove to the top of the speedway on the ensuing restart to take the race lead. Lear would then go on to lead the reaming circuits to post the $1000 win.
‘It sure does feel good to finally get a win down here.’ Lear stated. “We’ve really been struggling this year, but Moe (DeFino) and all the guy’s never gave up and that’s why we’re here tonight.” The lap-23 caution gave Lear the needed opportunity for the win. “I knew we were good on restarts.” Lear bottom-lined. “My car wasn’t really that good on the top but that’s where it was working the best, and it all worked out for us.” Long hung on for second, defending class champion Tommy Wagner Jr. was third, Sommey Lacey collected fourth and Ed Pope completed the top-five. Heats for the 23 cars on hand went to Pope, Long and Lacey.

In the sixteen lap street stock feature, Troy Kassiris captured his first feature win of the season. Kassiris took the lead on lap-four of the event after two-time winner Kurt Zimmerman, and then race leader, pulled up lame with engine problems. Kassiris would then lead the remaining laps to post the win over Jason Murphy, with Scott Wilson taking third, Teddy Dickson fourth and Tony Archer completing the top-five. The lone heat went to Kassiris.

In other action, Russell Erwin drove to his second feature win of the season in the 20-lap modified headliner, John Latham rolled to win number two of the season and career 24th in the 15-lap hobby stock main and veteran Larry Fuchs annexed his third feature win of the season in the 20-lap strictly stock feature.
Limited late model feature finish (30-laps)

1. Kyle Lear 2. Stevie Long 3. Tommy Wagner Jr. 4. Sommey Lacey 5. Ed Pope 6. Ben Bowie 7. Paul Cursey 8. Brandon Long 9. Bubby Tharp 10. PJ Hatcher 11. Chris Eaton 12. Kris Holliday 13. Alan Canter 14. Kenny Moreland 15. Chuck Cox 16. Glenn Elliott 17. Derrick Quade 18. Steve Kent 19. David Williams 20. Trever Feathers 21. Mike Latham 22. Dennis Lamb 23. Tanner Kerr (DNS)

Street stock feature finish (16-laps)

1. Troy Kassiris 2. Jason Murphy 3. Scott Wilson 4. Teddy Dickson 5. Tony Archer 6. Donnie Smith 7. Kurt Zimmerman 8. Kyle Nelson (DNS) 9. Mike Reynolds (DNS

 

 

 

 

April 25, 2010

“Elliott Prevails for First- Ever Potomac Limited Late Model Victory”


“Mike Bennett Romps to Convincing Street stock Win”
 

By Doug Watson


Budds Creek, MD- Sykesville Md.’s Glenn Elliott made his first-ever Potomac speedway limited late model start a good one as he walked-off with top honors in the divisions 20-lap main event last Friday night. This would be Elliott’s second win overall of the young season as he was triumphant at the Winchester (VA) speedway just a few weeks back.

Elliott and Ed Pope brought the field down to the initial waving of the green flag. Elliott wasted little time as he jumped into the race lead by the completion of the events first circuit. As Elliott lead effortlessly, twelfth-starting, and current point leader, Derrick Quade was on the move. Quade reached second by the fourteenth-lap and set his sights on Elliott. A lap eighteen caution set-up a two-lap dash to the checkered flag, but Elliott was not to be denied as he would become the third different winner in the class in three events run to date.
“I was a little leery when we drew the number one pill for the feature.” Elliott stated. “The car was a bit off in the heat race but we made some adjustments and it was really good in the feature. I have to thank my crew chief Jerry Foster and all the guy’s on the crew, I wouldn’t be here without them.” Quade would hang on to second, defending champion Tommy Wagner Jr. was third, Sommey Lacey, in his season debut, collected fourth and Mike Latham completed the top-five. Heats for the 16 cars on hand went to Quade and Wagner.

In the 25-lap Potomac/Winchester street stock challenge, Winchester Va.’s Mike Bennett scored a convincing flag to flag win. Bennett, the current point leader at Winchester, has been victorious in both challenge races so far this season with his other win coming at Winchester back on April 3. Bennett drew the pole for the feature and that was all he needed as he would go on to lead all 25-laps of the event to claim the win. “This car has been awesome this season.” Bennett explained. “I just want to thank Greg Gunter for having theses races for us and for all the fans that come out to support us.” Michael Carter would take second, Buddy Wilson was third, Kurt Zimmerman placed fourth and Brian Luttrell rounded out the top five. Heats for the 29 cars on hand went to Donnie Kenney Jr., Bennett and Zimmerman with Scottie Nelson claiming the consolation.

In other action Tony Garber made it three wins in four starts in the 20-lap modified feature, Thomas Pickeral took the win in the 15-lap hobby stock main and cagy veteran Larry Fuchs was triumphant in the 20-lap strictly stock feature.

Limited late model feature finish (20-laps)
1. Glenn Elliott 2. Derrick Quade 3. Tommy Wagner Jr. 4. Sommey Lacey 5. Mike Latham 6. Ed Pope 7. Bubby Tharp 8. Paul Cursey 9. Chuck Cox 10. Dave Adams 11. Stevie Long 12. Ricky Lathroum 13. Jonathon DeHaven 14. PJ Hatcher 15. James Snead 16. Kenny Moreland

Street stock feature finish (25-laps)
1. Mike Bennett 2. Michael Carter 3. Buddy Wilson 4. Kurt Zimmerman 5. Brian Luttrell 6. James Gray 7. Bryan Kerns 8. Kyle Nelson 9. David Kaiser 10. Josh Williams 11. Mike Reynolds 12. Donnie Kenney Jr. 13. Ricky Edmonds 14. Eric Johnson 15. Craig Parrill 16. John Sellner 17. Jimmy Jessmer 18. Scott Wilson 19. Matt Kerns 20. Ben Bowie 21. Scottie Nelson 22. Sam Archer 23. Terry Staton 24. Donnie Smith DNQ- James Sparks, Dale Reamy, Neal Alexander, Justin Shriver, Chester Sellers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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