"Roberson Defends Home Turf With RUSH Tour Win at Potomac"

By Doug 

                 Budds Creek, MD-  Waynesboro Virginia's Logan Roberson became the third different winner of the four-race RUSH sanctioned "Battle of the Bay" series with his win last Friday night at Potomac Speedway.
The win for Roberson, aboard his potent Rocket XR-1 no.17R, was worth $2000 and was the former track champions 14th career Potomac feature win.   
                 Thursday Georgetown winner Ross Robinson and Jamie Sutphin shared the front row for the start of the 30-lap main with Robinson bursting into the race lead at the drop of the green. Robinson would hold the lead with third starting Logan Roberson in tow. A lap-13 caution was the break Roberson needed as he would overhaul Robinson off turn two on the re-start to become the new leader. Roberson would then have to withstand three late caution periods and a closing Ross Robinson to score the crowd pleasing win. "It's been a wish of mine to win one of these races and I can't believe we finally got it done." Roberson said in victory lane. "There are so many good cars here tonight but I think our experience here at Potomac helped us to get the win." Roberson knew the lap-14 restart could have possibly been his only chance to catch Ross Robinson. "Ross is no slouch and I knew I had to drive it in to turn one as hard as I could." Roberson stated. "We raced hard for a bunch of laps and I knew Ross would race me clean and we were able to come out on top." Wednesday Delmar winner Max Blair was third, Matt Hill took fourth with 11th starting Chuck Bowie rounding out the top-five. Setting fast time in time trials over the 41 car field was Max Blair with a one-lap time of 16.168. Heats went to Jamie Sutphin, Max Blair, Ross Robinson, Amanda Whaley and Logan Roberson with twin B-mains going to Trevor Collins and Adam Ferri. Jimmy Jesmer Jr. made his first ever Crate Late Model start at Potomac and would take top honors in the 10-lap RUSH non-qualifiers feature. 
                In support class action, Ed Pope Jr. took his second win of the season in the 16-lap Street Stock feature, Jonathan Raley was triumphant in the 15-lap Hobby Stock event, Nabil Guffey took his first of the season in the 15-lap Strictly Stock feature with defending track champion Savannah Windsor claiming her second win of the season in the nightcap 15-lap U-Car main. 

RUSH Crate Late Model feature finish
1. Logan Roberson 2. Ross Robinson 3. Max Blair 4. Matt Hill 5. Chuck Bowie 6. Jamie Sutphin 7. Matt Glanden 8. Jason Knowles 9. Braeden Dillinger 10. Darrell Bossard 11. Garrett Paugh 12. Jeremy Wonderling 13. Damien Bidwell 14. Trevor Collins 15. Billy Beachler 16. Charlie Sandercock 17. Darren Alvey 18. Adam Ferri 19. John Waters 20. Amanda Whaley 21. Bruce Hordusky 22. Brady Wonderling 23. Jason Genco 24. Mike Franklin DNQ- Bob Schwartzmiller, Jimmy Johnson, Scott Gunn, Jeff Pilkerton, Bill Kessler, Megan Mann, Cory Lawler, Jimmy Jesmer Jr., Christian Schneider, Brandon Sturgis, Joe Watson, James Marshall, Cody Dawson, Beamer Guzzardi, JJ Mazur, Jimmy Duncan, Ronnie Martin Jr.

RUSH non-qualifiers feature
1. Jimmy Jesmer Jr. 2. Jeff Pilkerton 3. Beamer Guzzardi 4. Megan Mann 5. Cory Lawler 6. Ronnie Martin Jr. 7. Bill Kessler 8. James Marshall 9. Joe Watson 10. Bob Schwartzmiller 11. Christian Schneider 12. Jimmy Duncan DNS- Jimmy Johnson, JJ Mazur, Scott Gunn, Brandon Sturgis, Cody Dawson

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

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

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

U-Car feature finish
1. Savannah Windsor 2. Ben Pirner 3. Dominic King 4. Ryan Quade 5. Kyle Randall 6. Cody Stamp 7. Stephen Suite 8. Stephanie Homberg 9. Joey Suite 10. Danny Kitts  



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