"Quade Closes Potomac Season With Southern Maryland Nationals Victory"

"Roberson Top-Dog in RUSH Crates"

By Doug Watson

              Budds Creek, MD-  Former Potomac track champion Derick Quade took top honors in last Saturday nights 30-lap "Kevin Cooke Memorial" Limited Late Model season finale at Potomac Speedway. The win for Quade, worth a $1222 pay day, was his second Potomac feature win of the season and fourth overall win of the 2017 season. 
              Quade shot from his pole starting spot to pace all 30-circuits aboard his MasterSbilt no.74 for his 11th career win in the division. Bruce Kane was second with Jonathan DeHaven, Brandon Long and Paul Cursey completing the top-five. Heats for the 20-cars entered went to Quade and Jonny Oliver. 
              Recently crowned RUSH Late Model series National Weekly champion Logan Roberson drove to his 7th win of the season in the 30-lap Crate Late Model main. Roberson, like Derick Quade in the Limited Late Models, would score a flag to flag win steering his Rocket XR-1 no.17R for his 12th career Potomac feature win and his 17th win overall this season. Jamie Sutphin, David Williams, Chuck Bowie and Darin Henderson trailed at the finish. Heats for the 21 car field went to Roberson and 2017 track champion Darren Alvey. 
              Craig Parrill became a first time Potomac nationals champion with his win in the 35-lap Pure Stock main. Parrill overhauled race long leader Jeremy Pilkerton on the 24th lap and would cruise to the win aboard his Dickie Tharp owned no.3. Parrill became the first driver in the region to sweep all three National's events as he won the Hagerstown and Winchester Pure Stock events as well. Twentieth starting Brian Walls was second with Bubby Tharp, Ben Hamilton and Eric Tripp completing the top-five. Heats for the 21 entrants went to Jeremy Pilkerton and Brian Walls.
             in other action, Bryan Neff took his first career Potomac win in the 25-lap Hobby Stock feature, Roger Jamerson won the VMS Sportsman event, Jason Wilkins took both U-Car features with 2017 champion Greg Mattingly and Kevin Mays splitting the twin Strictly Stock events. 

Limited Late Model feature finish
1. Derick Quade 2. Bruce Kane 3. Jonathan DeHaven 4. Brandon Long 5. Paul Cursey 6. Jonny Oliver 7.Rich Marks 8. Brad Rigdon 9. Billy Tucker 10. Sam Archer 11. Brian Pearrell 12. Daulton Bigler 13. Brian Smith 14. Devin Bahuur 15. Kurt Zimmerman 16. Justin Steele 17. Michael Alderman 18. Bubby Tharp 19. Deuce Wright 20. Jason Smith

RUSH Crate Late Model feature finish
1. Logan Roberson 2. Jamie Sutphin 3. David Williams 4. Chuck Bowie 5. Darin Henderson 6. Sam Bryant 7. Brandon Sturgis 8. James Marshall 9. Ben Bowie 10. Brent Bordeaux 11. Megan Mann 12. Kevin Moore 13. Mike Franklin 14. Joey McClung 15. Darren Alvey 16. Ronnie Martin Jr. 17. Jeff Pilkerton 18. Timmy Booth 19. Richard Hawkins 20. Matt Whitten 21. Daryl Hills

Pure Stock feature finish
1. Craig Parrill 2. Brian Walls 3. Bubby Tharp 4. Ben Hamilton 5. Eric Tripp 6. Gary Calimer 7. Earl Brooks 8. Jeremy Pilkerton 9. Kyle Nelson 10. Mike Raleigh 11. Sam Archer 12. Bobby Thompson 13. Stephen Quade 14. Mike Walls 15. Boyde Brode 16. Barry Williams 17. Brian Lederhouse 18. Scotty Nelson 19. Mike Latham 20. Joe Chamberlain 21. Ricky Edmonds

Hobby Stock feature finish
1. Bryan Neff 2. Dave Adams 3. Buddy Dunagan 4. Mikey Latham 5. Ray Bucci 6. Greg Morgan 7. Hilton Pickeral  8. Tommy Randall 9. Ryan Kassab 10. Lane Price 11.Jonathan Raley 12. TJ Henry 13. Lee Brooks 14. Sephanie Johnston 15. Chetter Morris 16.Stevie Gingery 17. Billy Crouse 18. Colin long 19. Joe Francher 20. Jacob Buie 21. Michael Demers

U-Car feature 1 top-five- 1. Jason Wilkins 2. Brent Howell 3. Alan Dice 4. Kyle Randall 5. James Hisson  Feature 2- 1. Jason Wilkins 2. Alan Dice 3. Brent Howell 4. Chuckie Johnson 5. Hunter Mason 

Strictly Stocks feature 1 top-five- 1. Greg Mattingly 2. Paul Jones 3. Kevin Lee 4. Kevin Mays 5. Nabil Guffey  Feature 2- 1. Kevin Mays 2. Greg Mattingly 3. John Hardesty 4. Drew Payne 5. Paul Jones

VMS Sportsman feature finish
1. Roger Jamerson 2. Hunter Shelton 3. Brett Atkins 4. Kasey Gordon 5. John Nickens 6. Mark Gonzales 7. Shawn Heflin 8. Curtis Mason Jr. 9. Tommy Upshaw 10. James Snead 11. Michael Hayes 12. Troy Doggett 13. Tim Shelton 14. Lee Cox 15. Gary Wheaton 16. Chad Beahr 17. Ray Miller 18. Eddie Beahr 19. Joe Weiss  



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