Potomac Speedway race report, results 2001-06-23

Budds Creek, Md., -- For being in his rookie season, Budweiser Super Late Model driver Darryl Hills of Great Mills, Md., is off to a great start. Hills has won four out of the eight races he has ran, picking up his latest victory this past...

Budds Creek, Md., -- For being in his rookie season, Budweiser Super Late Model driver Darryl Hills of Great Mills, Md., is off to a great start. Hills has won four out of the eight races he has ran, picking up his latest victory this past Saturday night at Potomac Speedway.

The Virginia Sprint Series was also on hand. Tom Humphries of Waynesboro, Va., visited victory lane for the first time in the series. Bobby Mazingo was the M.A.R.F. Hard Charger of the Race award winner. Mazingo came from a seventh place starting position to finish second.

Other feature winners included Sommey Lacey of Clements, Md., picking up his fifth win in the Bell Motor Company Late Models; Kirk Confair of Pasadena, Md., taking the checkered for the second time this year in the Coors Light Pure-Street Stocks; Chappy Knaack of Linthicum, Md., picked up his second win in the Potomac Speedway Four-Cylinders; John Burch of Owings, Md., visited victory lane for the second time in the Cliff's Heating and Air Conditioning Enduro/Hobby Stocks; and Dale Moore, Jr., of Mechanicsville, Md., getting his second win in the Chesapeake Web Design Bombers.

The Virginia Sprints sponsored the children's bike giveaway. Eight-year-old Randall Miedzinski of Oakville, Md., was the lucky bike winner.

In the 25-lap Virginia Sprint Series feature, Tom Humphries started from the outside pole and took the early lead. By lap eight, he had about a straight-a-way advantage. His advantage was cut down when the first and only caution of the event came out on lap nine. On the restart, Humphries easily led the way. He went on to take the checkered flag, finishing with about a half-straight-a-way advantage over second-place finisher Bobby Mazingo. Jerald Harris finished third, followed by John Johnson in fourth, and George Johnston in fifth. Buddy Parker and Mazingo won the heats.

Harold Dorsey, Jr., and Darryl Hills battled for the lead at the start of the 25-lap Budweiser Super Late Model feature. Hills was able to take the position to lead lap one. Once Hills took over the lead, he never looked back. He went on to lead all 25 laps. Hills didn't receive any challenges for the lead. Harold Dorsey looked to the inside of Hills on lap nine, and Deane Guy looked to the inside of him on lap 25, but neither was able to make a pass for the lead. Guy finished second, followed by Dorsey in third, Ernie Jones in fourth, and Rick Jones in fifth. James Adkins, Jr., and Rick Jones won the heats.

As the field entered turns one and two in the first lap of the 20-lap Bell Motor Company Late Model feature, Paul Cursey got loose collecting Jeff Burroughs and Cowboy Ed, bringing out the first and only caution of the event. When the field went back to green, Johnny Smith and Chet Gagnon battled for the lead. Smith led the way with Sommey Lacey taking over second. On lap two, Lacey set his sights on Smith. He made the pass for the lead as they exited turn four. Once Lacey took over the lead, he never looked back. He went on to lead the next 18 laps unchallenged for the spot. He finished with a straight-a-way advantage over second-place finisher Smith. Paul Cursey finished third, followed by Ronnie Hollidge in fourth, and Kevin Nelson in fifth. Lacey also won the heat.

The 15-lap Coors Light Pure-Street Stock feature got off to a slow start as the caution flag waved twice before the first lap was completed and then once again for debris after Tommy Hitt put the first lap in the books. Hitt showed the way to complete two more laps when he went wide in turn four. Second-place runner P.J. Hatcher dove to the inside of him making the pass. The caution flag waved again for an incident involving Rusty Alton and Kevin Johnson on the frontstretch on lap five. As the field came around to take the green flag once more, the feature time limit came closer to expiring. Hatcher led the way to complete lap six when a caution came out for Scott Thompson who spun in turn two. The field then received the signal that they were going to receive the green, white, then checkered flag because of the time restraints. Hatcher led the way as the green flag waved. When he exited turn four, Kirk Confair made a bid for the lead. The two made contact with Hatcher getting loose. Confair dove to the inside with Hitt going to the outside. Confair was able to take over the lead and went on to take the checkered flag. Hitt finished second, followed by Hatcher in third, Bill Tippett in fourth, and Joe Scaggs in fifth. Jamie Lathroum and Rusty Alton won the heats.

Bob Tester led the way at the start of the 12-lap Potomac Speedway Four-Cylinder feature. Butch Mclanigan challenged for the lead on lap three. Mclanigan and Tester battled side-by-side for several laps. Chappy Knaack joined in the battle making it almost three-wide. On lap seven, Knaack dove to the inside of Tester as they exited turn four. He was able to make the pass for the lead and went on to take the checkered flag. He finished with about a three-to-four car length advantage over second-place finisher Scotty Nelson. Mclanigan finished third, followed by Tester in fourth and Linda Wright in fifth. Nelson won the heat.

They battled three-wide at the drop of the green flag in the 15-lap Cliff's Heating and Air Conditioning Enduro/Hobby Stock feature with John Burch leading the lap by just inches. By lap five, Burch had about a half straight-a-way advantage. He went on to take the checkered flag, unchallenged for the lead. Joe Adams was able to pass Ray Weaver for second on lap 12. Weaver finished third, followed by Wayne Suite in fourth, and John Latham in fifth. Paul Schendel won the heat.

In the 15-lap Chesapeake Web Design Bomber feature, pole sitter Jimmy Suite led the way at the drop of the green flag. Dale Moore, Jr., stayed glued to his rear bumper, making several attempts to pass Suite. On lap eight, Moore dove to the inside of Suite in turn four. The two crossed the start-finish line side-by-side with Moore leading the lap. He then went on to take the checkered flag. Hanson finished second, followed by Jerry Oliver in third, David Cooper in fourth, and Donald Doss in fifth. Suite won the heat.

This coming weekend, June 29th and June 30th is the 100-lap $5,000 to-win Budweiser Super Late Model Vernon Harris Memorial. It will be the fifth scheduled I.T.S.I. feature of the season. Qualifying will begin on Friday night with time trials for the Budweiser Super Late Models, Bell Motor Company Late Models, Coors Light Pure-Street Stocks, and Potomac Speedway Four-Cylinders.

Along with the time trials, there will be heat races, a dash for starting position and feature events for the Cliff's Heating and Air Conditioning Enduro/Hobby Stocks and the Chesapeake Web Design Bombers. The racing features for the other divisions, along with another feature event for the enduros and bombers, will be ran on Saturday night. Pit gates will open at 5:30 p.m., with racing beginning at 7:00 p.m., on both nights.

Virginia Sprint Series

1. Tom Humphries-39, 2. Bobby Mazingo-15, 3. Jerald Harris-J9, 4. John Johnson-26, 5. George Johnston-33, 6. Bobby Fink, Jr.,-23, 7. Pete Kingrea-66, 8. Bill Rice-32, 9. Tim Hamlet-8H, 10. French Grimes-F1, 11. Dan Keller-28K, 12. Kevin Zirk-44Z, 13. Anthony Linkenhoker-0, 14. Gary Snow-11, 15. Buddy Parker-14, 16. French Grimes, Jr.,-F2, 17. Eric Keck-42, 18. Wayne Jones-55, 19. Dick Stevens-00, DNS - Charlie Kingrea-3

Budweiser Super Late Models

1. Darryl Hills-7, 2. Deane Guy-44, 3. Harold Dorsey-92, 4. Ernie Jones-22, 5. Rick Jones-88, 6. James Adkins, Jr., -24B, 7. Bill Timme-81, 8. Dave Padula-112, 9. Mike Warshauer-7, 10. Rick Hulson-18, 11. Tim Murphy-21M, 12. Jackie Booth-33, 13. Barry Lear-99, 14. 12, 15. Bobby Beall-70L, DNS - Pat Wood-3

Bell Motor Company Late Models

1. Sommey Lacey-45, 2. Johnny Smith-82, 3. Paul Cursey-37, 4. Ronnie Hollidge-0, 5. Kevin Nelson-66X, 6. Jeff Burroughs-29, 7. Cowboy Ed-20, 8. Chet Gagnon-30, 9. Bobby Harrington-10, 10. Bill Danel-8, DNS - Craig Bowling-75

Coors Light Pure-Street Stocks

1. Kirk Confair-81, 2. Tommy Hitt-7T, 3. P.J. Hatcher-77, 4. Bill Tippett-37, 5. Joe Scaggs-5, 6. Chris Nelson-66X, 7. Matt Tarbox-24, 8. Tom Turner-25T, 9. Jeff Thomas-33, 10. Dan Dotson-8, 11. Jamie Lathroum-6, 12. Billy Lackey-11, 13. Craig Tankersley-18, 14. Kevin Johnson-67, 15. Rusty Alton-3, 16. Matt Valliquette-27, 17. Larry Fuchs-2, 18. Jeff Snavely-99, 19. Jimmy Jesmer-47, DNS - Rick Jackson-8up, Cory Hanson-21. DQ: Mike Latham-78, Scott Thompson-25

Potomac Speedway Four-Cylinders

1. Chappy Knaack-51, 2. Scotty Nelson-33, 3. Butch Mclanigan-39, 4. Bob Tester, Jr. -22, 5. Linda Wright-1, 6. Chris Mclanigan-82, 7. Jerry Dick-44, 8. Billy Crouse-8, 9. Sam Woods-00, 10. Calvin Wright-94

Cliff's Heating and Air Conditioning Enduros

1. John Burch-12, 2. Joe Adams-69, 3. Ray Weaver-11, 4. Wayne Suite-00, 5. John Latham-78, 6. Paul Schendel-8, 7. Bill Kessler-44, 8. Frank Helsel-23, 9. Marty Page-29, 10. Chuck Williams-2, 11. Bullett McGinty-05, 12. Ben Bowie-17, 13. John Sellner-5, 14. Robert Bruce-7

Chesapeake Web Design Bombers

1. Dale Moore-5, 2. Eric Hanson-21, 3. Jerry Oliver-3, 4. David Cooper-27, 5. Donald Doss-38, 6. Jimmy Suite-1, 7. Ronnie Doss-11

-Vicki Adkins
-PS

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Series Stock car
Drivers Kevin Nelson , John George , Chappy Knaack , David Cooper
Teams Williams