“Quade and Pilkerton Double at Potomac”

“Grady Ends Hatcher Win Streak”

By Doug Watson

 April 23, 2021  Budds Creek, MD- Derick Quade was again the class of the field as he took his second consecutive win in the 20-lap Limited Late Model headliner last Friday night at Potomac Speedway. The win for Quade, steering his Longhorn no.74, would be his overall 33rd career win at Potomac for the defending division champion.
   The redraw placed Quade on the pole for the start of the event and he would make the most of it by pacing all 20-circuits. Eventual runner up Kyle Lear got to second on the 9th lap and would chase Quade for the duration, but would fall two car lengths short at the stripe. “The crew gave me another great car here tonight and we wouldn’t be here without them.” Quade stated post race. “We still have some tweaking to do on this car because we think we can get it better.” Billy Tucker, Chuck Cox and Brian Hankins completed the top five. Heats went to Lear and Quade.
   In the companion 20-lap RUSH Crate Late Model feature, 2020 track champion Jeremy Pilkerton drove to his 2nd win of the season aboard his Rocket no.8. Pilkerton and last week’s RUSH tour winner Kyle Hardy waged hand to hand combat during the contest with Pilkerton prevailing for his 5th career class victory. “Kyle is one of the best in the business and I knew we had to beat him to the front first if we had a chance to win.”
Joey Love, Chuck Bowie and Timmy Booth trailed at the finish. Heats went to Hardy and Pilkerton.
   Winchester invader Mike Grady Jr. started on the pole and would lead every lap of the 15-lap Street Stock main, collecting the $200 bounty on PJ Hatcher. As Grady lead, Hatcher climbed from his 7th starting spot to challenge, but would fall one spot short at the finish, ending his incredible 10-race win streak. Defending champion Deuce Wright was third with Marty Hanbury and Dylan Rutherford rounding out the top five. 
   In support class action, Defending division champion Buddy Dunagan took his first win of the season in another thrilling 15-lap Hobby Stock feature, Justin Hatcher ended Greg Mattingly’s three race win streak with his first win of the season in the 15-lap Strictly Stock feature with Terry Hartlaub scoring his first career track win in the nightcap 15-lap Roadster contest.

Limited Late Model feature finish 
Derick Quade, Kyle Lear, Billy Tucker, Chuck Cox, Brian Hankins, Sam Archer, Todd Plummer, Wayne Bryant, Richard Culver, Cory Higgs, Jonny Oliver, Brandon Long, Boo Lawhorn

RUSH Crate Late Model feature finish 
Jeremy Pilkerton, Kyle Hardy, Joey Love, Chuck Bowie, Timmy Booth, Megan Mann, Ed Pope Jr, Cody Stamp, Ben Scott, Mike Raleigh, Matt Tepper

Hobby Stock feature finish 
Buddy Dunagan, Eric Hanson, Wyatt Hanson, Colin Long, Hilton Pickeral, Troy Kassiris, Mason Hanson, Austin Lathroum, Billy Crouse, Watson Gordon, Owen Lacey, James Rainey, Mikey Latham, Stephen Suite 

Strictly Stock feature finish 
Justin Hatcher, Greg Mattingly, Nabil Guffey, Casey Sheckles, John Hardesty, Daniel Knodle, Richie Gibson, Jesse Lockhart, Brian Johnson, Scooter Tippett, Cameron Harris, Natalie Davis 

Street Stock feature finish 
Mike Grady Jr, PJ Hatcher, Deuce Wright, Marty Hanbury, Dylan Rutherford, Mike Bladen, Ben Pirner 

Roadster feature finish 
Terry Hartlaub, Richard Inscoe, Jason Jarvis, Lonnie Hobday, John Burch, Earl Whitehouse IV, Joey Suite, Brook Bowles, Kyle Randall DNS- Justin Bottorf 




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