Brannon Wins 40-Lap $2,000 Purse Cody Endicott Memorial With Hills Winning 30-Lap Henry Burroughs Memorial at Potomac Speedway By: Vicki Adkins Budds Creek, Md., -- After being rained out last week, Potomac Speedway hosted the Chesapeake Web...
Brannon Wins 40-Lap $2,000 Purse Cody Endicott Memorial With Hills Winning 30-Lap Henry Burroughs Memorial at Potomac Speedway
By: Vicki Adkins
Budds Creek, Md., -- After being rained out last week, Potomac Speedway hosted the Chesapeake Web Design $2,000 purse 40-lap Budweiser Late Model Cody Endicott Memorial this past Friday night. Allen Brannon of Winchester, Va., held off challenges from James Adkins, Jr., to make his way to victory lane for the second time this year in the seventh I.T.S.I. scheduled late model event. Not only did Brannon get the win, but he also retook the I.T.S.I. Millennium Super Late Model points lead from Roy Deese, Jr., of Odenton, Md. Rick Hulson was behind the wheel of Deese's 05 and finished 17th.
Darryl Hills of Lexington Park, Md., extended his lead in the Bell Motor Company Semi-Lates by picking up his fifth win of the season in the 30-lap Henry Burroughs Memorial sponsored by Wood's Paint Center. Johnny Smith of Severn, Md., picked up his fifth win in the Coors Light Pure-Street Stocks. Smith was declared the winner after Mike Latham refused a post-race inspection. Wayne Graves visited victory lane for the sixth time this year in the Mac Tools Four-Cylinders. John Ballou of Waldorf, Md., had a successful night, picking up win number four and five in the Gardiner Outdoor Products Enduros. Ballou won the make-up feature from the rainout on July 28th and then won the regularly scheduled event. Cory Hanson of Mechanicsville, Md., took the checkered flag for the first time this year in the Chesapeake Web Design Bombers.
Southern States sponsored the children's bike giveaway. Eight-year-old Sam Osborne of Faulkner, Md., was the lucky bike winner.
In the 40-lap Budweiser Late Model Cody Endicott Memorial, Allen Brannon started from the outside pole and led the way as the green flag waved. Before the first lap was completed, the first of six cautions came out for Rick Hulson who spun in turns one and two. The field had a complete restart. Brannon again led the way as the green flag waved, with James Adkins, Jr., in tow. Les Hare challenged Adkins for second on lap five and was able to take over the position. Hare then set his sights on Brannon and challenged for the top spot on lap eight, but Brannon held him off. Adkins battled back for the second-place position on lap 11 and was able to retake the position. Adkins then looked to challenge for the lead. He tried to take the lead on laps 14, 15, and 16, but Brannon held him off. He tried again on laps 22, 26, and 28, but to no avail, could not get around Brannon. Brannon went on to take the checkered flag, leading all 40 laps of the event. Adkins finished second, followed by George Moreland in third, Jeff Pilkerton in fourth, and Bill Timme in fifth. Timme and Hare won the heats.
Charles Burch and Ronnie Hollidge battled for the lead as the green flag waved. Hollidge edged Burch as they exited turn four to lead lap one. A caution came out on lap two for Steve Benjamin who spun in turn one. On the restart, Darryl Hills passed Burch for second. Hills then set his sights on the lead. He went to the inside of Hollidge on lap three and was able to take over the lead. Hills then began to pull away from the rest of the field. He went on to take the checkered flag, unchallenged for the lead, and finishing with about a straight-a-way advantage over the rest of the field. The best battle on the track was for third between Paul Cursey, Junior Lathroum, and Hollidge. Cursey took second, followed by Lathroum in third, Hollidge in fourth, and Burch in fifth. Lathroum and Lacey won the heats.
The 15-lap Coors Light Pure-Street Stock feature got a slow start as the green flag waved twice before the first lap was completed. When the field finally got under green flag racing, Bill Tippett led the way to complete lap one. Johnny Smith made a bid for the lead on lap two and was able to make the pass to take over the top position. Smith continued to show the way with Tippett in tow. On lap 10, Mike Latham was able to take second away from Tippett and then set his sights on Smith. On lap 13, Latham made his move. He went to the inside of Smith on the backstretch. The two battled side-by-side with Latham leading the lap. Latham went on to take the checkered flag, but refused a post-race inspection. Smith then got the win followed by Tommy Hitt in second, Tippett in third, Jamie Lathroum in fourth, and P.J. Hatcher in fifth. Smith, Tippett, and Tom Turner won the heats.
The Mac Tools Four-Cylinders 12-lap feature event was red-flagged on lap one as Andy Self and Jeff Auman got together on the backstretch, hitting the backstretch wall pretty hard. On the restart, Jerry Dick led the way. Wayne Graves challenged for the lead as they exited turn two, taking over the lead position and leading lap one. Once Graves took over the lead, he never looked back. He went on to take the checkered flag, Because of six cautions and time constraints, the field only ran 11 laps instead of 12. Scotty Scott, finished second, followed by Sam Woods, Jr., in third, followed by Scotty Nelson in fourth, and Bob Tester, Jr., in fifth. Bob Tester, Jr., and Scotty Scott won the heats.
Marty Page led the way as the green flag waved in the make-up feature for the Gardiner Outdoor Product Enduros. Before the first lap was completed, a caution came out for Ray Weaver who lost a tire in turns three and four. The field had a complete restart. When they got back under green, John Ballou took the lead as the green flag waved. By lap seven, he had about a five-to-six car length advantage over Bowie. Ballou went on to take the checkered flag, leading all 20 laps and finishing with about a half straight-a-way advantage over second-place finisher Bowie. Wayne Weaver finished third, followed by John Burch in fourth, and Adams in fifth.
In the regularly scheduled 20-lap Gardiner Outdoor Products Enduro feature, Ben Bowie started from the outside pole and led the way as the green flag waved. Joe Adams looked to the inside of Bowie on lap seven, but couldn't make a move. Adams stayed glued to Bowie's rear bumper. On lap 16, the two came up on a lapped car. Bowie went to the inside of the car as Adams went to the outside. Adams was able to get the edge to lead the lap. Adams led the next few laps. On the last lap, as they entered turn four, a lapped car spun right in front of Adams. Adams almost came to a stop to avoid hitting the car. Bowie also slowed. Third-place runner, John Ballou, went to the outside of both of them to go on to take the checkered flag. Bowie finished second, followed by Marty Page in third, Kevin Sprague in fourth, and Adams in fifth. Page and Bowie won the heats.
In the Chesapeake Web Design Bomber 15-lap feature, Cory Hanson took the lead in turns one and two at the start to lead lap one. Hanson then began pulling away from the rest of the field. By lap seven, he had about a straight-a-way advantage over second-place runner Jerry Oliver. Oliver spun in turn two on lap eight, giving second to Brian Maxey. Although Brian Maxey was able to make up some ground on Hanson, he wasn't able to catch him to make a bid for the lead. Hanson went on to take the checkered flag, followed by Brian Maxey in second, Dennis Maxey in third, Craig Stanard in fourth, and JoAnn Jackson in fifth. Jackson won the heat.
This coming Friday night, August 18, there will be a 40-lap $2000 to win Budweiser Late Model feature, the eighth event of the Ten I.T.S.I. series along with the regular show. The Semi Lates will make up their rained out event of July 28th. All action is sponsored by Guy Distributing and Budweiser. Pit and grandstand gates open at 6:00 p.m., with racing starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Potomac Speedway at (301) 884-4624 or look us up on the web at www.potomacspeedway.com.
Budweiser Late Models
1. Allen Brannon-4N, 2. James Adkins, Jr.,-28, 3. George Moreland-24, 4. Jeff Pilkerton-8, 5. Bill Timme-81, 6. David Sibold-07, 7. Tom Rawlings-31, 8. Mike Warshauer-7, 9. Tommy Wagner, Jr.-50, 10. David Hoffman-15, 11. Frank Smith-17, 12. Brian Miller-12, 13. Pat Wood-3, 14. Jackie Booth-33, 15. Deane Guy-44, 16. Steve Radiche-77R, 17. Rick Hulson-05, 18. Les Hare-1H, DNS - Tim Murphy-21M
Bell Motor Company Semi-Lates
1. Darryl Hills-7, 2. Paul Cursey-37, 3. Junior Lathroum-16, 4. Ronnie Hollidge-0, 5. Charles Burch-21J, 6. Brett Royal-18, 7. Dennis Windsor-4, 8. Sommey Lacey-45, 9. Kevin Belcher-35, 10. Bobby Harrington-51, 11. Steve Benjamin-94, DNS - Bill Daniel-89, Jeff Burroughs-10oz.
Coors Light Pure-Street Stocks
1. Johnny Smith-82, 2. Tommy Hitt-7T, 3. Bill Tippett-37, 4. Jamie Lathroum-6, 5. P.J. Hatcher-77, 6. Scott Thompson-25, 7. Ken Coron-51, 8. Bobby Tipton, Jr., -12, 9. Larry Fuchs-2, 10. Jimmy Jesmer-47, 11. Chuck Mark-13, 12. Jeff Thomas-33, 13. Kirk Confair-81, 14. Stevie Long-44, 15. Tom Turner-25T, 16. Ray Morgan-2M, 17. Joe Scaggs-5MD, 18. Rusty Alton-3, 19. Dan Dotson-2D, 20. Jeff Snavely-99, 21. Robert Long-02, 22. Craig Tankersley-18, DNS - Rick Jackson-51X, DQ - Mike Latham-78, Mike Franklin-74, Chris Nelson-66X
Mac Tools Four-Cylinders
1. Wayne Graves-24, 2. Scotty Scott-42, 3. Sam Woods-00, 4. Scotty Nelson-24Jr., 5. Bob Tester, Jr.,-5, 6. Jerry Dick-44, 7. Pop Woods-3, 8. Calvin Wright-94, 9. J.T. Mclanigan-13, 10. David Lee-21, 11. Patrick Pack-72, 12. Chappy Knaack-88, 13. Linda Wright -29 (Enduro), 14. Duece Wright-1X (Enduro), 15. Jeff Auman-6, 16. Andy Self-99
Gardiner Outdoor Products Enduros - Make-Up Feature
1. John Ballou-112, 2. Ben Bowie-17, 3. Wayne Weaver-57, 4. John Burch-12, 5. Joe Adams-69, 6. Marty Page-29, 7. Kevin Sprague-55, 8. Jimmy Suite-1, 9. Wayne Suite-00, 10. Ray Weaver, DNS - Paul Schendel
Gardiner Outdoor Products Enduros
1. John Ballou-112, 2. Ben Bowie-17, 3. Marty Page-29, 4. Kevin Sprague-55, 5. Joe Adams-69, 6. Mike Latham-00, 7. George Heinz, Jr., -56, 8. Jimmy Suite-1, 9. Mike Hickerson-19, 10. Robert Bruce-7, 11. John Burch-12, 12. Ray Weaver-99, 13. Wayne Weaver-57, DNS - Barry Lear-11
Chesapeake Web Design Bombers
1. Cory Hanson-21, 2. Brian Maxey-04, 3. Dennis Maxey-04X, 4. Craig Stanard-9, 5. JoAnn Jackson-50, 6. Dale Moore-5, 7. Jerry Oliver-3, DQ-Rob Hitt-47