"Emory Scores at Potomac in Season Debut"

"Alvey Rolls to RUSH Crate LM Victory"

By Doug Watson

            Budds Creek, MD-  Milton Delaware's Robbie Emory drove to his first Limited Late Model feature win of the season last Friday night at Potomac Speedway. The win for Emory, steering his Swartz Chassis no.9E, was the second of his Potomac career and it came in his first start of the new season.
          Emory and Jonny Oliver were on the front row for the start of the event with Emory blasting into the race lead as the field went into turn one. Emory would eventually lead the distance but would have to hold off a pesky Kurt Zimmerman over the waning laps to preserve the win. "It's always fun coming here to race and to leave with a win is even better." Emory stated post race. "I want to thank Mark and Eddie Pettyjohn of PJ1 Race Cars, they've been a big help to us and to get a win so early in the season is a great way to start out." Brad Rigdon, Derick Quade and Tyler Emory trailed at the finish. Jonny Oliver was the heat winner.
         Defending track champion Darren Alvey scored his first win of the season in the companion 20-lap RUSH Crate Late Model feature. Matt Hill lead the first lap of the event until Darren Alvey arrived and overtook Hill to become the new pacesetter. From that point forward, it would be a race for second, as Alvey was the class of the field scoring his 5th career win in the class aboard his Rocket XR-1 no.30. "It sure does feel good to get a win so early in the season." Alvey stated in victory lane. "We were awful in the opener last week so we went to work on this thing during the week and the hard work paid off because this car was just about perfect tonight." Matt Hill took second with Amanda Whaley, Chuck Bowie and Darin Henderson rounding out the top-five. Heats went to Alvey and Jeff Pilkerton.
          In support class action, Sam Archer took his first win of the season in the 16-lap Street Stock feature, Tommy Randall drove to his first career Potomac feature win in the 15-lap Hobby Stock main, Defending track champion Greg Mattingly took top honors in the 15-lap Strictly Stock feature and reigning U-Car champion Savannah Windsor took her first of the season in the divisions 15-lapper after apparent winner Brad Sayler did not satisfy the Potomac tech man. 

Limited Late Model feature finish
1. Robbie Emory 2. Kurt Zimmerman 3. Brad Rigdon 4. Derick Quade 5. Tyler Emory 6. Billy Tucker 7. Jonny Oliver 8. Darrell Dow 9. Dale Murphy (DNS)

RUSH Crate Late Model feature finish
1. Darren Alvey 2. Matt Hill 3. Amanda Whaley 4. Chuck Bowie 5. Darin Henderson 6. Matt Glanden 7. Jeff Pilkerton 8. Cory Lawler 9. Megan Mann 10. Jamie Sutphin 11. Timmy Booth 12. Austin Bussler 13. Daniel Hudson 14. Logan Roberson 15. Justin Jesmer (DNS)

Street Stock feature finish
1. Sam Archer 2. Ethan Ours 3. Kyle Nelson 4. Ed Pope Jr. 5. Mike Raleigh 6. Troy Kassiris 7. Scott Wilson 8. Jeremy Pilkerton (DNS)

Hobby Stock feature finish
1. Tommy Randall 2. Greg Morgan 3. Buddy Dunagan 4. Jonathan Knott 5. Jonathan Raley 6. Hilton Pickeral 7. Colin Long 8. Ray Bucci 9. Dalton Dillman 10. Matt Randall 11. Mikey Latham 12. Kevin Murphy 13. Stevie Gingery

U-Car feature finish
1. Savannah Windsor 2. Alan Dice 3. Ryan Quade 4. Kevin Woodward 5. Larry Lamb 6. Dominic King 7. Cody Stamp 8. Branson Woodward 9. Danny Kits 10. Stephen Suite 11. Joey Suite 12. Ben Pirner 13. Shawn Payne 14. Tim Steele 15. Chester Stone (DNS) 16. Brad Sayler (DQ)

Strictly Stock feature finish
1. Greg Mattingly 2. Nabil Guffey 3. John Hardesty 4. Jeff Block 5. JJ Silvious 6. Rusty Hanbury 7. Jamie Quade 8. Drew Payne 9. Ed Pope Sr. 10. Johnny Hardesty 11. Andrew Mills (DNS)