“Jarrett Edwards Hits Pay Dirt in Potomac Crate Late Models”

“Nelson Blitz’s Street Stock in Season Debut”

By Doug Watson

    Budds Creek MD, (5/3/24)- It was never a matter of if, but when, Mechanicsville Maryland’s, Jarrett Edwards would win at Potomac Speedway. Friday night it became a reality as Edwards drove to his first career Potomac feature win in the 20 lap Crate Late Model main. 
   Edwards snared the race lead on the first lap from his third starting spot and lead easily until the first caution of the event waived on the 12th lap. On the ensuing restart, Chuck Bowie drove to the inside of Edwards going into turn number one and after significant contact drove into the race lead. Bowie’s lead would last for three laps until another caution bunched the field on the 15th lap. This time the roles were reversed as Edwards got a run to the inside of Bowie going into turn one and this time the duo would make even harder contact with Edwards re securing the race lead, and Bowie into the pits with damage. Once the dust settled, Edwards would spin off the final five laps uncontested to score the breakthrough win. “I hate to see race cars get torn up but Chuck left the bottom open on that restart and I went for it.” Edwards stated post race. “This is a new race car and I have to thank all my family and sponsors for their support and hopefully this win is the first of many this season.” Greg Carrico was solid in second with Ben Scott, Ed Pope Jr and Megan Emory rounding out the top five.
   In his first start of the season, Scotty Nelson became the fourth different winner in the four events contested after scoring his 12th career win in the 15 Lap street stock feature. Defending track champion Wyatt Hanson was second with Sam Archer, Matt Tarbox and Jason Penn completing the top five.
   Ralph Price would also become the fourth winner in four races with his first career win in the 15 lap hobby stock feature. Austin Lathroum, Justin Hatcher, who came from the rear of the field, Billy Crouse and Mason Hanson trailed at the finish.
   Justin Bottorf drove to his division leading 8th career win in the 15 lap roadster contest. Bottorf’s first win of 2024 would come over defending track champion Dominic King, 15th starting Stephen Suite, Tim Steele and Larry Lamb.
    Nabil Guffey continued his hot streak as he took his second in a row and third of the season in the 15 lap strictly stock feature. Guffey’s 18th career division feature win came over defending track champion Jayden Hatcher, Larry Fuchs, Ricky Sexton and Greg Mattingly.

Crate Late Models (20-laps)
Jarrett Edwards, Greg Carrico, Ben Scott, Ed Pope Jr, Megan Mann, Trevor Collins, Mike Raleigh, Matt Ashworth, Scooter Tippett, Chuck Bowie, Doug Penny, Garrett Donnell DNS-Billy Hubbard

Street Stocks (15-laps)
Scotty Nelson, Wyatt Hanson, Sam Archer, Matt Tarbox, Jason Penn, Raymond Reed, Ben Pirner, Stephen Hilgenburg, Johnny Burch, Dylan Penn, John Cobb, Tommy Wagner Jr, Mason Hanson DNS-Gerald Shannon

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

Roadsters (15-laps)
Justin Bottorf, Dominic King, Stephen Suite, Tim Steele, Larry Lamb, John Healy, John Hammett, Rob Hitt, Trevor Hammett, Earl Whitehouse, Rebecca Stone, Riley Gray, Justin Borman, Jay Lowman DNS-Cody Bottorf

Strictly Stocks (15-laps)
Nabil Guffey, Jayden Hatcher, Larry Fuchs, Ricky Sexton, Greg Mattingly, Shawn Howsare, Johnny Hardesty, John Hardesty, Sarah Culver, Eric Suite, Bob Todd, Kelly Crouse, Patrick Kelly, Wyatt Guffey




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