“Moreland Jump-Starts Season With Friday Potomac Score”

“Hanson Doubles With Street and Hobby Stock Victories”

By Doug Watson

     Budds Creek MD, (4/26/24)- Waldorf Maryland’s Kenny Moreland drove a flawless race to score his first win of the season in last Friday nights 20 lap limited late model feature at Potomac Speedway. The win for Moreland, aboard his familiar Rocket no.24, would be his 5th career division feature win and overall 16th career track victory.
     Pole sitter Jeff King darted into the race lead as the field hammered into turn one. King’s lead would last for only five laps as Moreland swept to the outside to take the lead on the 5th-lap and would then have to fend off a furious late race charge and two late race re-start from defending track champion Kyle Lear to preserve the win. “I didn’t really want to see those cautions there towards the end because I looked at the scoreboard and saw who was behind me.” Moreland stated in victory lane. “I know Kyle has a big motor and an even bigger right foot so I did what I had to do to stay in front.” Ninth starting Dale Hollidge came home third with Sam Archer and DJ Garrett completing the top five.
     Mason Hanson had a perfect night as he set fast time in time trials, won his heat race and would then lead all 15 laps to score his first Street stock victory of 2024. “We’ve had some handling issues with this new car but It was pretty good tonight.” Defending track champion Wyatt Hanson was second with Matt Tarbox, John Cobb and Tommy Wagner Jr rounding out the top five.
     In the 15 lap, hobby stock main Mason Hanson collected his second victory of the evening and became the third different winner of the three week old season. “It’s my daughter‘s birthday today and to win in both cars here tonight is pretty cool.” Connor Cheseldine posted a career best runner up finish with Billy Crouse, Owen Lacey and Ralph Price trailing at the finish.
     Nabil Guffey became the first repeat winner of the season with his win in the 15 lap  strictly stock feature. Guffey’s 17th career win came over defending track champion Jayden Hatcher, Kelly Crouse, Greg Mattingly and John Hardesty.
    Travis Dye broke through to collect his first career Potomac feature win in the 15 lap ucar contest. Dye’s initial Potomac score came over Faith Lacey, John Burch, Austin Crouse and Brandon Crenshaw.

Limited Late Models (20 laps)
Kenny Moreland, Kyle Lear, Dale Hollidge, Sam Archer, DJ Garrett, Ray Ciccarelli, Chuck Cox, Deuce Wright, Jeff King and Charles Bowie

Street Stocks (15 laps)
Mason Hanson, Wyatt Hanson, Matt Tarbox, John Cobb, Tommy Wagner Jr, Jason Penn, Ben Pirner, Gerald Shannon, Steve Hilgenburg, Johnny Burch Jr, Raymond Reed, Dylan Penn, Dalton Tankersley DNS-PJ Hatcher, Stevie Gingery

Hobby Stocks (15 laps)
Mason Hanson, Connor Cheseldine, Billy Crouse, Owen Lacey, Ralph Price, Richie Gibson, Eric Hanson, Mikey Latham, Richard Inscoe, Kaycee Gordon, Tommy Dennison, Justin Hatcher, Bradley Shannon, Colin Long, Jonathan Knott, Kenny Ellis DNS-Pat Stone

Strictly Stocks (15 laps)
Nabil Guffey, Jayden Hatcher, Kelly Crouse, Greg Mattingly, John Hardesty, Larry Fuchs, Ricky Sexton, Johnny Hardesty, Sarah Culver, Shawn Howsare, Eric Suite, Patrick Kelly, James Stone Jr.

Ucar’s (15 laps)
Travis Dye, Faith Lacey, John Burch, Austin Crouse, Brandon Crenshaw, Trevor Hammett, Keith Brown, George Burch, Kevin Lacey, Riley Gray, Rebecca Stone, Joey Suite, Brooke Bowles





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