Potomac Speedway By: Vicki Adkins Budds Creek, Md., -- The regular racing action at Potomac Speedway was put on hold this past weekend as the Demolition Derby, sponsored by the Silver Hill Lions Club, took to the track. The racing ...
By: Vicki Adkins
Budds Creek, Md., -- The regular racing action at Potomac Speedway was put on hold this past weekend as the Demolition Derby, sponsored by the Silver Hill Lions Club, took to the track.
The racing action will resume this coming Friday, May 12th, with the second I.T.S.I. Late Model event, the annual 40-lap, $2,000 to win, Gene Van Meter Budweiser Late Model feature, along with the regular show. Pit and grandstand gates open at 6:00 p.m., and racing starts at 7:30 p.m.
Who the next Budweiser Late Model feature winner will be is anyone's guess. In each of the five Budweiser Late Model features so far this year, there have been different winners. Booper Bare started off the season with the opening night win and led the way for winners such as Roy Deese, Jr., Les Hare, James Adkins, Jr., and the latest winner, David Hoffman. Hoffman is currently second in the points standings, only eight points behind the current points leader, George Moreland. Moreland has yet to find his way to victory lane this year, but with several top five finishes, look for him to do so very soon. Rick Hulson is currently third in the standings, followed by Bill Timme in fourth, Tommy Wagner, Jr., in fifth, Larry Emory in sixth, James Adkins, Jr., in seventh, and Tom Rawlings in eighth. Defending points champion, Jeff Pilkerton holds down the ninth place position, with Jack Bland rounding out the top 10.
With only one I.T.S.I. Late Model feature in the books, Roy Deese, Jr., the winner of that event, currently is the points leader. Booper Bare follows in second, with Bo Feathers in third, Gary Stuhler in fourth, David Williams in fifth, Rick Hulson in sixth, George Moreland in seventh, Allen Brannon in eighth, Andy Anderson in ninth, and Tim Murphy in 10th.
Defending Bell Motor Company Semi-Lates Points Champion, Paul Cursey, has already started off his season in championship form. Cursey has won five of the three events and currently leads the points standings with a 10 point lead over second-place runner Sommey Lacey. Darryl Hills currently sits third with one win, followed by Jeff Reeley in fourth, the latest feature winner. Steve Benjamin rides in fifth, followed by Ronnie Hollidge in sixth, Dennis Windsor in seventh, Paul Barham in eighth, Jeff Burroughs in ninth, and Jason Jarvis in 10th.
Last year's rookie-of-the-year award winner, Jamie Lathroum, is currently at the head of the Coors Light Pure-Street Stocks points standings. Lathroum has racked up one win so far this year and currently has a 44-point lead over second-place runner, Mike Roop. Kirk Confair currently holds the third position with former Gardiner Outdoor Product Enduro driver Billy Tippett in fourth. Rusty Alton is currently fifth, with Tommy Hitt, the latest feature winner, in sixth. Stevie Long, Dan Dotson, Jeff Thomas, and Johnny Smith round out the top 10. Smith also has one feature win so far this year.
Former Mac Tools Four-Cylinders Points Champion, Wayne Graves is holding the top position again so far this year. Graves, Potomac's all-time four-cylinder feature winner, has racked up two wins so far this year. Only three points behind Graves in second position is Scotty Scott. Defending points champion, Calvin Wright, currently sits in third, followed by Sam Woods Jr., in fourth, Pop Woods in fifth, J.T. Mclanigan in sixth, Linda Wright in seventh, and one-time feature winners Chappy Knaack and Jerry Dick in eighth and ninth. Bob Tester Jr., rounds out the top 10. Greg Gunter, the latest feature winner, is currently in the 17th-place position.
Defending Gardiner Outdoor Products Enduro Points champion, John Burch, is well on his way to another successful season. Burch currently leads the standings and has two wins to his credit so far this year. Kevin Sprague is hot on Burch's heels currently in second, only four points behind with one win. Third-place runner, Joe Adams, became the most recent enduro feature winner. Chet Gagnon follows Adams in fourth, with Ray Weaver in fifth, Wayne Weaver in sixth, John Wayne Suite in seventh, Ben Bowie in eighth, H&D Racing in ninth, and George Heinz Jr in 10th. John Ballou, Potomac's other Enduro feature winner, is currently 14th in the standings.
Potomac's newest division, the Chesapeake Web Design Bombers, have had three features so far this season. Brian Maxey leads the division with one of the three feature wins. Only four points behind, with two wins is Brian Thompson. Cory Hanson rides in third, followed by Jerry Oliver in fourth, Ronnie Doss in fifth, Ben Oliver in sixth, Rodney Hill in seventh, Joann Jackson in eighth, and Dennis Maxey in ninth.
These drivers and more will compete in Potomac's May filled racing action. Coming up on May 19th, Potomac will host a regular show along with the Bombers, Big Wheel Races for the kids and a 30-lap Gardiner Outdoor Product Enduro feature.
May 26th will be the next I.T.S.I. Budweiser Late Model feature event with the running of the annual $2,000 to win, 40-lap Mike Clore Memorial. Carruth Concrete will sponsor the event along with the regular show. The rain date for this event or this coming Friday's Gene VanMeter Memorial is set for May 28th at 6:00 p.m.