Potomac Speedway June 9th events preview

Potomac Speedway Reaches 2001 Mid-Season Point Budds Creek, Md. -- Regular racing action at Potomac Speedway was halted this past Saturday night as the Silver Hill Lion's Club Demolition Derby drivers invaded the speedway, giving weekly drivers...

Potomac Speedway Reaches 2001 Mid-Season Point

Budds Creek, Md. -- Regular racing action at Potomac Speedway was halted this past Saturday night as the Silver Hill Lion's Club Demolition Derby drivers invaded the speedway, giving weekly drivers a mid-way break for the season.

With reaching the half-way point, the track will switch to the summer-time schedule. Beginning this coming Saturday night, June 9th, the racing action will begin at 7:00 p.m. verses 6:00 p.m. The scheduled change is because of the hotter days that are to come, which would leave a harder and dustier track if the racing action were to remain at 6:00. The hour change gives the track another hour to cool down after the long hot summer days.

On the schedule for this coming Saturday is the fourth scheduled I.T.S.I. Budweiser Super Late Model feature event, the 40-lap Cody Endicott Memorial. A cool $2,000 goes to the winner. A regular show will also be on hand. Pit and grandstand gates open at 5:30 p.m., with racing starting at 7:00 p.m.

Les Hare currently leads the points in the I.T.S.I. series with one win to his credit. Allen Brannon hasn't visited victory lane yet but he is only five points behind Hare. James Adkins, Jr., who is also still looking for his first victory, is currently third, followed by George Moreland in fourth, and one-time I.T.S.I. winner Deane Guy in fifth.

Guy currently leads the Budweiser Super Late Model points series, with a 141 point lead over defending points champion and one-time feature winner George Moreland. Jackie Booth is currently third, followed by one-time feature winner Rick Jones in fourth, and Harold Dorsey, Jr. rounding out the top five. Ernie Jones is currently sixth. Rookie-driver and former Bell Motor Company Late Model champion Darryl Hills, follows in seventh. Hills has had an impressive season with two wins to his credit. Tom Wagner, Jr., is currently eighth, followed by Frank Smith in ninth, and Barry Lear, Sr., in 10th.

In the Bell Motor Company Late Model series, Sommey Lacey has shown to be the dominant force this year. Lacey currently leads the series and has won five of the eight events. Former points champion Paul Cursey is currently second, only 20 points behind Lacey with three wins to his credit. Ronnie Hollidge is currently third, followed by rookie drivers Johnny Smith and Chet Gagnon in fourth and fifth.

Jimmy Jesmer currently leads the point standings in the Coors Light Pure-Street Stocks. Jesmer is still looking for his first victory. Billy Tippett is currently second with one win, followed by Tom Turner in third with one win to this credit this year. Two-time feature winner Tommy Hitt is currently fourth, followed by Kirk Confair in fifth.

In the Potomac Speedway Four-Cylinder division, Sam Woods, Jr., and Linda Wright occupy the first two spots in the points standings. Both drivers are still looking for their first win. Woods currently leads Wright by 56 points. Bob Tester, Jr., is currently third with two wins to credit. Calvin Wright is currently fourth, with one win, followed by Billy Crouse in fifth.

Defending Cliff's Heating and Air Conditioning Enduro/Hobby Stock points champion, Joe Adams has made his way to the top of the standings again as he has three wins to his credit and a 24-point lead over one-time feature winner John Burch. Ben Bowie is currently third, followed by one-time winner Wayne Suite in fourth, and John Latham in fifth.

Two-time feature winner Jerry Oliver currently leads the Chesapeake Web Design Bombers with a 64-point lead over one-time feature winner Eric Hanson. One-time feature winner Dale Moore, Jr., is currently third, followed by one-time feature winner JoAnn Jackson in fourth, and one-time feature winner Jimmy Suite in fifth.

Come out to see these drivers and more compete in some exciting racing action this coming Saturday night. For more information, call the Track Office at (301) 884-4624 or check us out on the web at www.potomacspeedway.com..

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