"Alvey Flawless In Potomac Season Opener"

"Quade Scores in Limited LM Feature"

By Doug Watson

               Budds Creek, MD-  Darren Alvey wired the field to score his first win of the season in last Saturday nights 20-lap RUSH Crate Late Model main at Potomac Speedway. The win for Alvey, came in his trusty Alvey Brothers Farm Rocket no.30, and would be the 8th of his career with the RUSH Crates. 
               Alvey and class rookie Jeremy Pilkerton brought the field to green with Alvey booming into the race lead as the field scattered off turn two. As Alvey lead, fifth starting Logan Roberson emerged in second and went after Alvey. Two late race cautions bunched the field and gave Roberson an opportunity, however he was no match as Alvey drove to the win by three car lengths at the finish. "After the last practice session we found something on the car we didn't like and the boys worked hard all week to get it fixed." Alvey stated post race. "It's great to get a win on opening day and a big thanks to all our crew and sponsors this win is for them." Roberson held tough for second, defending track champion Chuck Bowie was third, Austin Bussler produced a career-best finish with fourth and Brad Rigdon would complete the top-five. Heats went to Chuck Bowie and Dale Hollidge. 
              Derick Quade scored a flag to flag win in the companion 20-lap Limited Late Model headliner. Quade shot from the pole and would lead the duration scoring his 14th career division win aboard his Black Diamond no.74. "It always helps to start up front, but we had a great race car tonight." Quade stated in victory lane. "The new surface will take some getting used to, but it sure is good getting a win early in the season." Defending track champion Tyler Emory was second with Billy Tucker, Jonny Oliver and Dale Murphy rounding out the top-five. Heats went Brandon Long and Dale Murphy.
             In support class action Marty Hanbury, at 73 years young, took the win in the 16-lap Street Stock feature, Greg Morgan came out on top in a wild finish in the 15-lap Hobby Stock feature with Stephen Suite scoring a convincing win in the nightcap 15-lap U-Car main.    

RUSH Crate Late Model feature finish
1. Darren Alvey 2. Logan Roberson 3. Chuck Bowie 4. Austin Bussler 5. Brad Rigdon 6. Ben Bowie 7. Megan Mann 8. Jeremy Pilkerton 9. Jonathan Raley 10. Dale Hollidge 11. Donny Tepper 12. Harry Shipe III 13. Carl Vaughn 14. Ronnie Martin Jr. (DNS)

Limited Late Model feature finish
1. Derick Quade 2. Tyler Emory 3. Billy Tucker 4. Jonny Oliver 5. Dale Murphy 6. Matt Tarbox 7. Todd Plummer 8. Sam Archer 9. Richard Culver 10. Brandon Long

Street Stock feature finish
1. Marty Hanbury 2. Mike Raleigh 3. Paul Jones 4. Matt Randall 5. John Ballou DNS-Deuce Wright, Ed Pope Jr. 

Hobby Stock feature finish
1. Greg Morgan 2. Jonathan Knott 3. Hilton Pickeral 4. Mikey Latham 5. Stevie Gingery 6. Dave Adams 7. Chris Cooke 8. Buddy Dunagan 9. Kyle Randall 10. Colin Long 11. Kyle Nelson 12. Robbie Kramer 13. Ray Bucci 14. Billy Crouse

U-Car feature finish
1. Stephen Suite 2. Cody Stamp 3. Billy Smith 4. Ben Pirner 5. Justin Knight 6. Larry Lamb 7. Dominic King 8. Ryan Quade 9. Owen Lacey 10. Tim Steele 11. Logan Aldeman 12. Mackenzie Smith 13. Stephanie Homberg 14. Joey Suite 15. Brad Saylor