“Derick Quade Bags Potomac Steel Block Clash Cash”

“Jason Penn Savors Career First Street Stock Score”

By Doug Watson

   Budds Creek MD, (4/13/24)- Known for his prowess a winning big money events, Mechanicsville Md’s Derick Quade wired the field for his first win of the season in the 49 lap “Danny Garrett Memorial” last Saturday night at Potomac Speedway. The win for Quade, aboard his iconic Longhorn no.74, was worth a hefty $3999 payday and it would be his 34th career Potomac feature win.
   The re-draw placed Quade on the front row for the start of the event and he made the most of his good fortune as he took the lead on the first lap and would eventually pace all 49 circuits. Several drivers including Kyle Hardy, Kenny Moreland, Kyle Lear and eventual runner up Walker Arthur all chased Quade at one point during the event, but Quade had the car to beat all night and would go on to score the popular win. Tire wear was evident throughout the race and as Quade drove to victory lane, his cars right rear tire went flat. “With about five to go I could feel it starting to go down and I was hoping we could hold on.” Derick stated post race. “The crew has this car so good I think sometimes it could drive itself but we wouldn’t be here without all of them and our sponsors, this is a good way to start the season.” 12th starting Michael Carter took third with Kyle Lear and Kenny Moreland completing the top-five. Scoring heat race wins over the 27 car field were Quade, Moreland and Hardy. 
    Second year Street Stock driver Jason Penn took the lead on the third lap from Mason Hanson and would drive to his first career Potomac feature win in the divisions 15 lap main. “We work on this thing sometimes until 11 o’clock at night during the week to get ready and a big thanks to everybody who helped get us here tonight.” John Cobb, Stevie Gingery, Matt Tarbox and opening day winner Wyatt Hanson rounded out the top five.
    In support class action Owen Lacey broke through for his first career Potomac feature win in the 15 lap Hobby Stock feature, class rookie Kelly Crouse drove to his career first division feature win in just his second start in the 15 lap Strictly stock main with veteran Larry Lamb also taking his career first division feature victory in the 15 lap roadster contest.

Limited Late Model feature finish
Derick Quade, Walker Arthur, Michael Carter, Kyle Lear, Kenny Moreland, Ed Pope Jr, Lance Brasington, Cody Lear, DJ Garrett, Trever Feathers, Dale Hollidge, Kyle Hardy, Lewis Hudson, Ray Ciccarelli, Sam Archer, Clint Hodges, Chuck Cox, Wayne Bryant, Chuck Bowie, Jakob Piper, Gerald Davis, Carl Vaughn, Jonathan Raley, Jeff King, Deuce Wright, Matt Glanden, Jonathan DeHaven

Street Stock feature finish
Jason Penn, John Cobb, Stevie Gingery, Matt Tarbox, Wyatt Hanson, Ben Pirner, Kyle Randall, Johnny Burch Jr, Gerald Shannon, Dalton Tankersley, Mason Hanson, Marty Hanbury DNS-Dylan Penn

Hobby Stock feature finish
Owen Lacey, Mason Hanson, Richie Gibson, Colin Long, Ralph Price, Conner Cheseldine, Kaycee Gordon, Justin Hatcher, Bradley Shannon, Mikey Latham, Ken Ellis, Richard Inscoe, Eric Hanson DNS-Tom Dennison

Roadster feature finish
Larry Lamb, Stephen Suite, Justin Bottorf, Cody Bottorf, Tim Steele, John Hammett, Justin Borman, Dominic King, Earl Whitehouse IV, John Healy, Rob Hitt, Keith Brown, Brandon Crenshaw, Rebecca Stone, Riley Gray DNS-Travis Dye

Strictly Stock feature finish
Kelly Crouse, John Hardesty, Jayden Hatcher, Nabil Guffey, Shawn Howsare, Ricky Sexton, Greg Mattingly, Sarah Culver, Eric Suite, Bob Todd, Wyatt Guffey, Patrick Kelly DNS-Trevor Hammett, Johnny Hardesty