Rain Postpones 40-Lap Cody Endicott Memorial at Potomac Speedway By: Vicki Adkins Budds Creek, Md., -August 4, 2000- Mother Nature hasn't been too kind to the race fans at Potomac Speedway in the 2000 racing season. Once again, rain put a ...
Rain Postpones 40-Lap Cody Endicott Memorial at Potomac Speedway
By: Vicki Adkins
Budds Creek, Md., -August 4, 2000- Mother Nature hasn't been too kind to the race fans at Potomac Speedway in the 2000 racing season. Once again, rain put a damper on the racing action forcing track promoter, Pete Cameron, to postpone the 40-lap $2,000 to-win, Chesapeake Web Design sponsored, Budweiser Late Model Cody Endicott Memorial until Friday night, August 11th.
Already scheduled for August 11th is the 30-lap Bell Motor Company Semi-Late Henry Burroughs Memorial, along with the regular show and the Chesapeake Web Design Bombers. Wood's Paint Center will sponsor this racing action. Also, the rain out Enduro of July 28th will be made up on August 11th. Pit gates and grandstand gates open at 6:00 p.m., with racing starting at 7:30 p.m. The Cody Endicott Memorial is the seventh event of the I.T.S.I. Late Model series. Roy Deese Jr., of Odenton, Md., the track's winningest late model feature driver, currently leads that points series by only one point over Allen Brannon of Winchester, Va. Deese has racked up two wins so far this year in the series and at the track with Brannon taking one. The current Budweiser Late Model points leader, George Moreland of Waldorf, Md., who has one win to his credit so far this year, is third in the I.T.S.I. series. Les Hare, a one time I.T.S.I. feature winner and a four-time regular feature winner, is currently fourth in the points standings. One-time feature winner, David Williams, rounds out the top five. The rest of the top 10 in the I.T.S.I. points battle is as follows, defending Budweiser Late Model Points Champion Jeff Pilkerton in sixth, Larry Emory in seventh, Tom Wagner, Jr., in eighth, Dave Hoffman in ninth, and Deane Guy in 10th. Following Moreland in second in the regular Budweiser Late Model Points Series race Dave Hoffman with one win, Tom Wagner, Jr., in third, Jeff Pilkerton in fourth, Bill Timme in fifth, Deane Guy in sixth. Les Hare, currently seventh, leads the series with the most wins, racking up four so far this year. Tom Rawlings sits in eighth, followed by Larry Emory in ninth, and Pat Wood rounding out the top 10. Darryl Hills leads the Bell Motor Company Semi-Lates points battle with four wins to his credit. Hot on his trail, only 31 points behind, is six-time feature winner and the defending points champion, Paul Cursey. Only 32 points behind Cursey one-time feature winner Sommey Lacey. Jeff Reeley rides in fourth with one feature win with Ronnie Hollidge rounding out the top five.
The rest of the top 10 is as follows Dennis Windsor in sixth, Steve Benjamin in seventh, Bill Danel in eighth, one-time feature winner Junior Lathroum in ninth, and Jeff Burroughs rounding out the top 10.
In the Coors Light Pure-Street Stocks Tommy Hitt leads the series with two wins to his credit. Only 23 points behind is four-time feature winner Johnny Smith. Rookie-driver Billy Tippett is third with two wins, followed by three-time winner Jamie Lathroum in fourth and Kirk Confair rounding out the top five.
The rest of the top 10 is as follows Jeff Thomas in sixth with two wins being credited to his car, Mike Roop in seventh, two-time winner Mike Latham in eighth, Tom Turner in ninth and P.J. Hatcher in 10th.
Former Mac Tools Four-Cylinders points champion Wayne Graves leads their points battle with a comfortable 154 point lead over defending points champion Calvin Wright. Graves has five wins to his credit so far this year. Wright has one win so far this year. Scotty Scott sits in third with one win, followed by Sam Woods, Jr. in fourth and Jerry Dick in fifth with one win.
The Family Feud Racing team of Linda and Deuce Wright is currently sixth, followed by J.T. Mclanigan in seventh, three-time winner Chappy Knaack in eighth, Bob Tester Jr., in ninth, and Scotty Nelson in 10th. The top seven in the Gardiner Outdoor Products Enduros points standings have all atleast won one feature race each. Joe Adams leads the way in the points standings. Adams has one win to his credit so far this year.
Defending points champion John Burch is currently in second with three wins this year. Kevin Sprague sits in third with two wins, followed by Ben Bowie in fourth with two wins, Wayne Weaver in fifth with one win, John Wayne Suite in sixth with one win, John Ballou in seventh with three wins, Chet Gagnon in eighth, Ray Weaver in ninth, and Marty Page in 10th.
Potomac's newest division, the Chesapeake Web Design Bombers have had seven feature events so far this year. Brian Maxey leads the points battle and has three wins to his credit. Jerry Oliver is currently second with three wins also. Ronnie Doss is third, followed by Joann Jackson in fourth, and Dennis Maxey in fifth with one win.
The rest of the top 10 is as follows Cory Hanson in sixth, Donald Doss in seventh, Ben Oliver in eighth, Brian Thompson in ninth, and Rodney Hill in 10th.
All of these drivers and more can be seen each Friday night at Potomac Speedway. For more information, contact Potomac Speedway at (301) 884-4624 or look us up on the Chesapeake Web Design maintained website at www.potomacspeedway.com.