The Appalachian Mountain Speedweek is ready to kick-off 2013 with its first visit to Potomac Speedway…

For the first time since its inception, the Harbaugh Amusement Machine presented Appalachian Mountain Speedweek will take the green flag at Greg Gunter's Potomac Speedway. The 5th annual edition of the week long miniseries will visit the Budds Creek, Maryland facility for the first time on Friday, May 31st and will kick off what has become one of the most exciting six days of Late Model racing in the Mid-Atlantic. With the Friday travel a little harder for some, Track owner Greg Gunter & General Manager Denise Hollidge have graciously doubled the series mandated tow money for non-qualifiers at Potomac guaranteeing that every participant will leave with at least $100 for their participation. A great field of cars is expected for the $5,000 to win, 40 lap event that will kick-off six straight nights of racing. The series will then move to Hagerstown Speedway, Winchester Speedway, Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex and Port Royal Speedway before ending at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, June 5th for the $7,000 to win "Charging" Charlie Grinestaff Memorial.

"We are really excited to be starting off at Potomac" said series Co-Founder Kurt Smith. "I know Potomac is a little tough to get to on a Friday but we hope that the point money payouts at the end of the series will more than make up for that. I think you will see a lot of great regional racers in the Potomac pit area next Friday night. Greg & Denise are just great to work with and it was their idea to double the tow money. They really are thankful for the drivers that follow the series and will race with us at Potomac. The series will also have a random draw to give away a couple of tires to cars that run the B-main yet do not make the series" added Smith.

A lot is on the line starting at Potomac with over $12,000 in prize money & product sponsorship to be divided out among the top eight drivers in points at the end of the six day series. Many other prizes and awards are also available to the competitors.

"We have a great group of sponsors that help us put this week on for the competitors and fans" stated series Technical Director Jason Clapper. "Kurt, Bill(Funk) & I have worked really hard the past six months getting ready for this week. Without Bob and Diane Harbaugh there is no way we could do this. Their generosity is second to none. We have great sponsors that will provide cash incentives as well as great product sponsors all geared towards the competitors that support the series" said Clapper.

Product and cash to be awarded in addition to point money:
 2013 Champion to receive full 2014 lubricant sponsor package - $2,000 value. (Schaeffer oil)
 2 Cases of racing oil to each feature winner. (Schaeffer Oil)
 2nd place in points to receive 2014 motorsports media sponsorship - $1,500 value. (K.R.S. Graphics Motorsports Media)
 Free Full Wrap - $650 value to be given to a driver finishing between 9th & 20th in points. (SignDesign-Bill Funk/Crow Design)
 $500 to driver with most series heat race wins. (
 $100 to fast time qualifier at each race. (Gunter's Pure Honey)
 Tire Giveaways. (Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic)
 Tire Giveaways. (Lias Tire/American Racer)
 $100 Product Giveaways. (Booze Brother's Performance)
 $100 Product Giveaways. (Millers Racing Parts)
 50 Custom Window Decals & $150 Gift Certificate off a wrap (SignDesign-Bill Funk/Crow Designs)
 $500 Gift Certificate. (Rocket Chassis)
 $500 Gift Certificate. (Huey Wilcoxon – MBH Race Cars)
You can keep up with all of the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Presented by Harbaugh Amusement Machine news at the Speedweek's official home on the web:

2013 Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Sponsors:

Harbaugh Amusement Machine, Inc., American Racer (Lias Tire), Booze Brothers Performance, Buchanan Auto Park,, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Gunter's Honey, K.R.S. Graphics, Mastersbilt by Huey, Millers Racing Parts, Rocket Chassis, Schaeffer Oil, Sign Design-Bill Funk/Crow Design, & WRT Speedwerx.

2013 Speedweek Schedule:
May 31st - Potomac Speedway $5,000 to win
June 1st - Hagerstown Speedway $5,000 to win
June 2nd - Winchester Speedway $5,000 to win
June 3rd - Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex $5,000 to win
June 4th - Port Royal Speedway $5,000 to win
June 5th - Lincoln Speedway Grinestaff Memorial $7,000 to win
Prepared & distributed by KRS Graphics Motorsports Media