Best Appearing Cars Honored at Potomac Speedway's Annual Car Show Cars Tune Up for New Millennium with Practice Session Potomac Speedway Budds Creek, Md. March 18, 2000 By: Vicki Adkins With the beginning of the new millennium of...
Best Appearing Cars Honored at Potomac Speedway's Annual Car Show Cars Tune Up for New Millennium with Practice Session
Budds Creek, Md.
March 18, 2000
By: Vicki Adkins
With the beginning of the new millennium of racing at Potomac Speedway being only one week away, the season was kicked off this past Saturday, March 18th for the annual Potomac Speedway car show. Twenty-five cars, with cars from six different divisions of racing, were on display in Charlotte Hall, Md., from noon until 4:00 p.m. Cars were judged strictly on appearance. Two winners from each division were honored with the car owner of the best appearing car receiving a plaque. An open practice session for all drivers followed at the track on Sunday, March 19th.
Deane Guy and David Williams represented the Budweiser Late Models. Both Guy and Williams made only slight changes to their schemes from the previous year. Guy took the top honors, with Williams finishing second.
The Bell Motor Company Semi-Late Division was well represented with five cars and one truck on hand. There were some definite changes in the paint schemes from last year, most notably that of Sommey Lacey and Paul Barham. Lacey went from a blue and orange paint scheme to mainly blue, white, and silver. Barham changed from a black car to a black and white scheme with magenta lettering. Other drivers on hand included Ronnie Hollidge, Craig Bowling, Dennis Windsor, and Jeff Burroughs in his truck Sommey Lacey's new paint scheme earned him the top honors for the best appearing car, with Ronnie Hollidge taking second place.
In the Coors Light Pure-Street Stock division, three drivers from last season, P.J. Hatcher, Mike Latham, and Jamie Lathroum had their cars on display. Jamie Lathroum and P.J. Hatcher had new schemes for the 2000 racing season. Jamie Lathroum's new look earned him the best appearing car for the division followed by Mike Latham in second.
In the Mac Tools Four-Cylinder division, veteran drivers Linda Wright, Calvin Wright, Scottie Nelson, and Jeff Auman all had their cars on display. Linda Wright has stayed with her familiar yellow painted Mustang, but now with some black added to the front nose and hood of the car. Her new look gave her second place honors for the best appearing car. Defending points champion Calvin Wright took top honors with his scheme similar to that of NASCAR driver Bill Elliott.
The Gardiner Outdoor Product Enduro Division was also well represented with seven cars on display. Included in the seven were defending points champion, John Burch, Kevin Sprague, Chet Gagnon, Wayne Suite, Wayne Herndon, and two cars from Ben Bowie. Wayne Suite took the top honors by only five points over Kevin Sprague. Suite changed to an all yellow car, accented with blue. Sprague changed from purple and fuschia to purple and yellow.
Three cars from Potomac Speedway's new Cheseapeake Web Design Bomber Division were also on hand. Cory Hanson, Brian Thompson, and another car from Three Mules Welding Supplies, all vied for the best appearing car. Cory Hanson took the top honors followed by Brian Thompson in second.
Potomac Speedway would like to thank all of the drivers who participated in the show making it a big success.
On Sunday, approximately 50 cars and drivers invaded Potomac to test and tune their machines for the 2000 racing season. To see all of these cars and more, come out to the opening night of racing set for this Friday night, March 24th. Late models, semi-lates, pure-street stocks, four-cylinders, and enduro stocks will all be on hand. Pit gates will open at 5:00 p.m., with grandstand admission at 6:00 p.m., and racing starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Potomac Speedway at (301) 884-4624 or on the Internet at http://www.potomacspeedway.com.