“Lear Scores Potomac First in Honor of Fallen Friend”

Brooke Bowles Collects Career First in Ucars”

By Doug Watson

    Budds Creek, MD (7/19/24)- Defending track champion Kyle Lear took full advantage of his second starting spot to score his first win of the season in Friday nights 20-lap Limited Late Model feature at Potomac Speedway. Lear’s victory, the 28th of his Potomac career, came steering his Ray Ciccarelli owned Rocket No.151 and would be his overall 4th win of the 2024 season as he has also taken victories at Maryland’s Hagerstown Speedway and Pennsylvania’s Path Valley Speedway.
    Lear took the lead on the first lap and would go on to pace all 20-circuits over eventual runner-up Kenny Moreland. The win was special for Kyle as a family friend and former crewmember Bobbi “BJ” Andrews passed away earlier in the week. “BJ was like a second mother to my kids, and she did so much for me and so many other people, it’s an honor to win here tonight for her.” Lear stated with a heavy heart. “Racing is so much more about racing It’s the people involved and we will miss her dearly.” Jeremy Pilkerton, Austin Lathroum and Sam Archer would complete the top five.
     Brooke Bowles became to fifth different winner of the season with her first career win in the 15-lap Ucar feature. Bowles took the lead at the drop of the green flag and would run off to a convincing win over Travis Dye. “My father believed in me so much that we got this new car and winning here tonight is my birthday present to him.” Faith Lacey, Thomas Windsor and Joey Suite rounded out the top five.
   Defending track champion Wyatt Hanson took the checkered flag in the Street Stock feature but he and eventual runner-up Mason Hanson did not survive a post race inspection, giving the win to Matt Tarbox for his first career Street Stock win. The revised finish found Scotty Nelson, John Cobb, Gerald Shannon and Kyle Nelson in the top five.
  The 15-lap Hobby Stock feature also had some post race dramatics as a parent winner Mason Hanson drove under the checkered flag but also did not survive the tech line giving the wind to Ralph Price. Eric Hanson, Billy Crouse, Owen Lacey and Colin Long trail at the finish.
   Nabil Guffey continued his winning ways as he drove to his 5th when of the season in the 15 lap. Strictly Stock feature. Jayden Hatcher, Larry Fuchs, Greg Mattingly and John Hardesty completed the top five.

Limited Late Models (20-laps)
Kyle Lear, Kenny Moreland, Jeremy Pilkerton, Austin Lathroum, Sam Archer, DJ Garrett, Jonathan Raley, Chuck Bowie, Deuce Wright, Chuck Cox

Street Stocks (15-laps)
Matt Tarbox, Scotty Nelson, John Cobb, Gerald Shannon, Kyle Nelson, Sam Archer, Johnny Burch Jr, Steve Hilgenburg, Dalton Tankersley, Ben Pirner, Stevie Gingery DQ- Wyatt Hanson, Mason Hanson

Hobby Stocks (15-laps)
Ralph Price, Eric Hanson, Billy Crouse, Owen Lacey, Colin Long, James Rainey, Richie Gibson, Kayce Gordon, Billy Wroble, Kenny Ellis, Bradley Shannon, Tommy Dennison, Richard Inscoe, Connor Cheseldine, Jonathan Knott, Pat Stone, Robert Martin, Mikey Latham DQ- Mason Hanson, Justin Hatcher

Strictly Stocks (15-laps)
Nabil Guffey, Jayden Hatcher, Larry Fuchs, Greg Mattingly, John Hardesty, Ricky Sexton, Sarah Culver, Wyatt Guffey, Patrick Kelly, Kelly Crouse DNS- Shawn Howsare, Brian Johnson

Ucars (15-laps)
Brooke Bowles, Travis Dye, Faith Lacey, Thomas Windsor, Joey Suite, Keith Brown, Brittany Sirakowski, Austin Crouse, John Burch, Brandon Crenshaw, George Burch, Riley Gray, Kevin Lacey, Rebecca Stone, Leah Bradshaw, Trevor Hammett





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