"Robinson Breaks Through for Career First in Potomac Late Models"

"Alvey Back to Back in RUSH Crates"

By Doug Watson

              Budds Creek, MD-  Georgetown Delaware's Ross Robinson drove an inspirational race to score his first Late Model feature win of the season last Friday night at Potomac speedway. The win for Robinson, aboard his Longhorn Chassis no.7R, was his career first win at the track and was worth a cool $2522 pay day. 
              Jamie Lathroum and Nick Davis made up the front row for the start of the 35 lap main with Lathroum surging into the lead as the field roared into turn one. As Lathroum set the pace, 6th starting Ross Robinson tucked into second and went after Lathroum. A lap-11 yellow bunched the field and when the green came back out, Robinson overhauled Lathroum to take the race lead on the 13th lap. Robinson would eventually lead the distance, but would have to withstand the repeated challenges from eventual runner-up Jason Covert to post the win. "I cant believe we finally got one here." An emotional Ross Robinson stated in victory lane. "Racing is such a humbling sport and we've paid our dues here so to finally get one is a great feeling." The lap-11 yellow flag played into Robinson's favor. "I knew Jamie would protect the bottom so my only chance was to roll the top and we were able to get the lead." Said Ross. "I just can't thank all my sponsors and everyone who helps with our effort, it's been a bumpy road, but we finally got it done." Dale Hollidge, Jamie Lathroum and Nick Davis would trail at the finish. Heats went Jason Covert and Amanda Whaley. 
              Defending track champion Darren Alvey scored his second win in a row in the companion 20-lap RUSH Crate Late Model feature. Alvey, who lined up 7th for the start, snared the lead from Chuck Bowie on the 6th lap and would drive off uncontested to collect the win steering his Rocket XR-1 no.30. "This class is so tough and to come from as far back as we started and win, I don'y know what to say." Alvey was quick to praise those who aided in his winning drive. "Everybody on this team bust their guts out on this car and the results are starting to show." Bowie held tough for second with Logan Roberson, Jimmy Duncan and Darin Henderson rounding out the top-five. heats went to Roberson and Alvey.
              In support class action Jeremy Pilkerton took his first win of the season in the 16-lap Street Stock feature, Mikey Latham scored his first win of 2018 in the 15-lap Hobby Stock main, John Hardesty took the 15-lap Strictly Stock event and for the second week in a row the U-Car winner was declared at the tech line as apparent winner Larry Lamb did not survive a post race inspection and race runner-up Stephen Suite was awarded the win, the first of his Potomac career. 

Late Model feature finish
1. Ross Robinson 2. Jason Covert 3. Dale Hollidge 4. Jamie Lathroum 5. Nick Davis 6. Amanda Whaley 7. Daryl Hills 8. Jeff Matthews 9. Kenny Moreland 10. Bryan Bernheisel 11. Walker Arthur 12. Tyler Emory 13. Kyle Lear 14. Brent Bordeaux 15. Sam Archer 16. Greg Roberson

RUSH Crate Late Model feature finish
1. Darren Alvey 2. Chuck Bowie 3. Logan Roberson 4. Jimmy Duncan 5. Darin Henderson 6. Jeff Pilkerton 7. Mike Franklin 8. Timmy Booth 9. Jamie Sutphin 10. Matt Tarbox 11. Trevor Collins 12. Austin Bussler 13. Megan Mann 14. James Marshall

Street Stock feature finish
1. Jeremy Pilkerton 2. Ed Pope Jr. 3. Mike Raleigh 4. Scott Wilson 5. Kyle Nelson 

Hobby Stock feature finish
1. Mikey Latham 2. Jonathan Knott 3. Greg Morgan 4. Tommy Randall 5. Matt Randall 6. Ray Bucci 7. Hilton Pickeral 8. Buddy Dunagan 9. Stevie Gingery 10. Colin Long 11. Kevin Murphy 12. Jonathan Raley (DQ)

Strictly Stock feature finish
1. John Hardesty 2. Greg Mattingly 3. Ed Pope Sr. 4. JJ Silvious 5. Drew Payne 6. Johnny Hardesty 7. Jeff Block 8. Nabil Guffey 9. Rusty Hanbury (DNS)

U-Car Feature finish
1. Stephen Suite 2. Ben Pirner 3. Ryan Quade 4. Dominic King 5. Savannah Windsor 6. Cody Stamp 7. Danny Kitts 8. Joey Suite 9. Joe Stone 10. Tim Steele 11. Larry Lamb (DQ)      



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