Potomac Speedway race report 2001-09-22

Budds Creek, Md. -- Potomac Speedway hosted its points earning finales on Saturday night. As Tommy Wagner Jr. of Hughesville, Md., took his third checkered flag of the season in the Budweiser Super Late Model feature, Deane Guy of Clements, Md.,...

Budds Creek, Md. -- Potomac Speedway hosted its points earning finales on Saturday night. As Tommy Wagner Jr. of Hughesville, Md., took his third checkered flag of the season in the Budweiser Super Late Model feature, Deane Guy of Clements, Md., picked up his second points championship title.

"We've had a decent year, not a great year, but decent. We've had some bad luck. My sponsors and crew stand behind me each week," said Guy who has one feature win to his credit so far this year.

Wagner made a bold move to the outside of Rick Hulson in turn three on the last lap to get the win. "I'm just surprised that I won that race," said Wagner. "I knew I had to go to the high side. It felt good to win, especially after I totaled the car last week at Winchester," Wagner added. He dedicated the victory to his sister JoAnn Jackson, a two-time feature winner of the Chesapeake Web Design Bomber division this year. Jackson has been battling cancer the last few months.

Sommey Lacey of Clements, Md., not only picked up his ninth win of the season, but Lacey also took home his first ever points championship title in the Bell Motor Company Late Model division. "It's been a long time. They (Lacey's crew) asked me if I was going to take it easy tonight. I told them nope, I was going to drive it like I've been driving it," said Lacey.

Joe Scaggs of Laurel, Md., visited victory lane for the second time this year in the Coors Light Pure-Street Stocks. Jamie Lathroum of Mechanicsville, Md., picked up his first points championship in the division. Lathroum finished the points season with four wins to his credit. "At one time, we were falling way behind. But, we made it back up towards the end of the season. I guess that's where it counted," said Lathroum.

Scotty Scott of White Plains, Md., picked up his third win of the season in the Potomac Speedway Four-Cylinder division. Sam Woods Jr., of Prince Frederick, Md., became the new four-cylinder points champion. Woods ended the points season with one win to his credit.

Ben Bowie of Welcome, Md., took the checkered flag for the seventh time this year in the Cliff's Heating and Air Conditioning Enduro/Hobby Stocks. Defending enduro points champion, Joe Adams of Clements, Md., took home his second championship title in-a-row. Adams finished the points season with seven wins to his credit.

Dale Moore, Jr., of Mechanicsville, Md., visited victory lane for the sixth time this year in the Chesapeake Web Design Bomber division. Four-time feature winner Eric HansonMechanicsville, Md., picked up his first points championship title.

Adams Body Shop donated the children's bike for the bike giveaway. Eleven-year-old Ethan Chewning of Chaptico, Md., was the lucky bike winner.

In the 25-lap Budweiser Super Late Model feature, Rick Hulson started on the pole and led the way as the green flag waved. Hulson continued to lead through four cautions and restarts. On lap 16, fifth place starter Tommy Wagner Jr., took away second from Mike Warshauer. Wagner then set his sights on Hulson. Wagner looked to the inside of Hulson in turns three and four on lap 20, but was forced to pull back in line. Wagner made his move on the inside groove of turn two on lap 23 but was unable to make the pass. As Hulson took the white flag, Wagner had just one circuit left to make his move. They came upon slower traffic as they exited the backstretch. Hulson took the lower line as Wagner shot to the outside. Wagner was able to complete the pass as they exited turn four to get the win. Hulson finished second followed by George Moreland in third, Warshauer in fourth, and Pat Wood in fifth. Bill Timme and Harold Dorsey, Jr., won the heats.

In the 20-lap Bell Motor Company Late Model feature, Chet Gagnon showed the way as the green flag waved. The top three cars were all bunched together on lap five as Sommey Lacey began to make his charge towards the front. Lacey passed Paul Cursey for second and then set his sights on Gagnon. He dove to the inside of Gagnon but Gagnon edged him back to the start-finish line to lead the lap. As they exited turn two, Lacey was able to make the pass. Before the lap was completed, a caution came out for Bubby Tharp who slowed in turns three and four. While the field was under caution, Gagnon was black-flagged for a piece of metal that was hanging from the back of his car, giving the lead back to Lacey. Once Lacey took over the lead, he never looked back. He went on to take the checkered flag. Cursey finished second, followed by Ronnie Hollidge in third, Johnny Smith in fourth, and Chet Gagnon. Kevin Nelson won the heat.

In the 15-lap Coors Light Pure-Street Stock feature, Rusty Alton and Rick Jackson made up the front starting row and battled for the lead as the green flag waved. Alton got the top position and led lap one. Alton continued to show the way until lap nine. Joe Scaggs went to the outside of Alton in turns one and two. He was able to make the pass on the backstretch. Alton battled back in turns three and four, but Scaggs held him off. Scaggs went on to lead the rest of the feature unchallenged for the lead. He finished with about a four-to-five car length advantage over Alton. P.J. Hatcher finished third, followed by Kirk Confair in fourth, and Craig Tankersley in fifth. Scaggs and Mike Latham won the heats.

Scotty Scott started fourth and worked his way up to the front to lead the way at the start of the 12-lap Potomac Speedway Four-Cylinder feature. On lap eight of the event, second place runner Chuck Johnson made a bid for the lead on the inside groove as they exited turn two. Johnson and Scott ran side-by-side down the backstretch. As they entered turn three, Johnson's motor blew, bringing out the caution flag. Scott easily led the way on the restart and went on to take the checkered flag. Sam Woods Jr., finished second followed by Scotty Nelson in third, Bob Tester Jr., in fourth, and Jerry Dick in fifth. Nelson won the heat.

In the 15-lap Cliff's Heating and Air Conditioning Enduro/Hobby Stock feature, Ben Bowie started on the pole and led the way as the green flag waved. Bowie went on to lead all 15 laps unchallenged for the lead. John Burch finished second, followed by Joe Adams in third, Bob Kolbe in fourth, and Chuck Williams in fifth. John Latham and Marty Page won the heats.

Earl Whitehouse started on the pole of the 15-lap Chesapeake Web Design Bomber feature and led the way as the green flag waved. On lap seven, Dale Moore Jr., went to the outside of Whitehouse. The two ran side-by-side. Whitehouse edged Moore at the start-finish line to lead the lap. The two continued to run side-by-side. Moore got the advantage as they entered turn three, making the pass for the lead. Moore went on to take the checkered flag followed by Whitehouse in second, Eric Hanson in third, Rob Hitt in fourth, and Kyle Nelson in fifth. Moore also won the heat.

This coming Saturday night, Potomac Speedway will host a 100-lap Cliff's Heating and Air Conditioning Enduro/Hobby Stock feature with rules open to all tracks. Along with the Enduro there will be participant drags and a rollover contest. Pit gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing starting at 7:00 p.m. <pre> Budweiser Super Late Models 1. Tommy Wagner Jr. -50, 2. Rick Hulson-5, 3. George Moreland-24, 4. Mike Warshauer-7, 5. Pat Wood-3, 6. Ernie Jones-22, 7. Harold Dorsey Jr.-92, 8. Rick Jones-88, 9. Bill Timme-81, 10. Jackie Booth-33, 11. Deane Guy-44, 12. Tim Murphy-21M, 13. Barry Lear-99, 14. Rob Schirmer-118, 15. Greg Elrod-8E, 16. Sean Cosgrove-64, 17. Frank Smith-17, 18. Dave Padula-112, 19. Larry Emory-1E, DNS - Mike Puckett-61

Bell Motor Company Late Models 1. Sommey Lacey-45, 2. Paul Cursey-37, 3. Ronnie Hollidge-0, 4. Johnny Smith-82, 5. Chet Gagnon-30, 6. Kevin Nelson-66X, 7. Bubby Tharp-1, 8. Dale Smith-77, 9. Sammie Crouch-92, 10. Bobby Harrington-10, 11. Gary Vrands-47, 12. Bill Daniel-8

Coors Light Pure-Street Stocks 1. Joe Scaggs-5, 2. Rusty Alton-3, 3. P.J. Hatcher-77, 4. Kirk Confair-81, 5. Craig Tankersley-18, 6. Jamie Lathroum-6, 7. Jimmy Jesmer-47, 8. Jeff Thomas-33, 9. Mike Latham-78, 10. Tom Turner-25T, 11. Troy Kassiris-17K, 12. Tommy Hitt-7T, 13. Matt Tarbox-24X, 14. Brad Ritter-20, 15. Matt Valliquette-27, 16. Rick Jackson-8, 17. Chris Nelson-66X, 18. Bill Tippett-37, 19. Billy Lackey-11, 20. Chester Sellers-10, DNS - Larry Fuchs-2, Scott Thompson-25

Potomac Speedway Four-Cylinders 1. Scotty Scott-42, 2. Sam Woods Jr.-00, 3. Scotty Nelson-33, 4. Bob Tester Jr.-22, 5. Jerry Dick-44, 6. Linda Wright-1, 7. David Lee-77, 8. Chuck Johnson-1K, 9. Billy Crouse-8, 10. Calvin Wright-94

Cliff's Heating and Air Conditioning Enduro/Hobby Stocks 1. Ben Bowie-17, 2. John Burch-12, 3. Joe Adams-69, 4. Bob Kolbe-9, 5. Chuck Williams-2, 6. Glenn Evans-72, 7. Marty Page-29, 8. Robert Bruce-7, 9. Wayne Suite-00, 10. William Louis-½, 11. John Sellner-5, 12. Ray Weaver-11, 13. John Latham-78, 14. Frank Helsel-23, 15. Bill Kessler-44, DNS - Dave Bryant-42B, Joe Edwards-56

Chesapeake Web Design Bombers 1. Dale Moore-5, 2. Earl Whitehouse-18, 3. Eric Hanson-21, 4. Rob Hitt-47, 5. Kyle Nelson-66X, 6. Dave Cooper-27, 7. Ronnie Doss-7

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Drivers Kevin Nelson , Tom Turner
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