"Roberson Opens Potomac Season With Flag to Flag Victory"

"Emory Starts Title Defense With Limited LM Score"

By Doug Watson

                 Budds Creek, MD-  After a sterling 7-win campaign the season prior, Logan Roberson continued his winning ways as he took top honors in the 20-lap RUSH Crate Late Model main last Friday night at Potomac Speedway. The win for Roberson, aboard his Rocket XR-1 no.17, was his 13th career win at Potomac and the overall 48th of his young driving career.
                 Darin Henderson and Roberson shared the front row for the start of the event with Roberson vaulting into the race lead as the field raced off turn two. From that point on, it would be a race for second as Robeson would eventually lead all 20-circuits to pot the win. "We got lucky with the pill draw here tonight and we had to the make the most of starting on the front row." Roberson stated post race. "I owe this win to my mom and dad and all our sponsors because they sacrifice so much to allow me to race and I wouldn't be here without them." Chuck Bowie was second with Darin Henderson, Jamie Sutphin and Kerry King rounding out the top-five. Heats went to King and Henderson. 
                 Defending track champion Tyler Emory, who went winless at Potomac in 2017, changed that in a big way as he scored his 5th career win in the 20-lap Limited Late Model headliner. Emory took the lead from Kurt Zimmerman on the 13th lap and would lead the duration to take the win steering his Adams/Quade owned Rocket no.23. "This is a great way to start the season." Said Emory. "Joe and Wayne have given me a great race car and this win here tonight is for them." Brad Rigdon, Billy Tucker, Kurt Zimmerman and Jonny Oliver trailed at the finish.
                 In support class action, Ed Pope Jr. was triumphant in the 16-lap Street Stock feature, Jonathan Raley scored his 26th career Potomac win in the 15-lap Hobby Stock main, Ed Pope Sr. wired the field in the 15-lap Strictly Stock event with Ryan Quade scoring his first career Potomac feature win in the nightcap 15-lap U-Car contest.

RUSH Crate Late Model feature finish
1. Logan Roberson 2. Chuck Bowie 3. Darin Henderson 4. Jamie Sutphin 5.Kerry King 6. Darren Alvey 7. Megan Mann 8. Trevor Collins 9. Matt Tarbox 10. Jimmy Duncan 11. James Marshall 12. Cory Lawler

Limited Late Model feature finish
1. Tyler Emory 2. Brad Rigdon 3. Billy Tucker 4. Kurt Zimmerman 5. Jonny Oliver

Street Stock feature finish
1. Ed Pope Jr. 2. Jeremy Pilkerton 3. Mike Raleigh 4. Sam Archer 5. Kyle Nelson 6. Troy Kassiris 7. Scott Wilson

Hobby Stock feature finish
1. Jonathan Raley 2. Mikey Latham 3. Greg Morgan 4. Tommy Randall 5. Jonathan Knott 6. Buddy Dunagan 7. John Burch 8. Hilton Pickeral 9. Kevin Murphy 10. Colin Long 11. Ray Bucci 12. Matt Randall 13. Steve Gingery 14. James Rainey

Strictly Stock feature finish
1. Ed Pope Sr. 2. Nabil Guffey 3. John Hardesty 4. Johnny Hardesty 5. JJ Silvious 6. Jeff Block 7. Rusty Hanbury 8. Drew Payne 9. Drew Mills 10. Carl Adkins 11. Joey Abbott 12. Jamie Quade 13. Greg Mattingly

U-Car feature finish
1. Ryan Quade 2. Ben Pirner 3. Dominic King 4.Larry Lamb 5. Cody Stamp 6. Kyle Randall 7. Joey Suite 8. Brad Sayler 9. Stephen Suite 10. Tyler Steele 11. Savannah Windsor 12. Makenzie Smith 13. George O'Neal