"Lear Joins Potomac Win List With Impressive Late Model Victory"

"Sutphin Green To Checker in RUSH Crates"

By Doug Watson

                Budds Creek, MD-  Kyle Lear scored a convincing win in last Tuesday nights 35-lap Late Model feature at Potomac Speedway. The win for Lear, worth $2500, came wheeling his familiar Rocket no.151 and was the 2nd of his career at the fabled Southern Maryland oval.
                Lear and Dale Hollidge made up the front row for the start with Lear blasting into the lead as the field went into turn one. Even though Lear would pace all 35-circuits, he would have to hold off a furious late race rush from eventual runner-up Dale Hollidge to preserve the win. "We found something with this hot rod after Winchester last week and I think we have our program headed in the right direction." Lear stated in victory lane. "We've won Late Model races in other cars but this is the first with our own deal and I couldn't be more proud of all the people who helped us finally get here." Jamie Lathroum, Steven Axtell Jr. and Daryl Hills rounded out the top-five. 
               Jamie Sutphin drove a flawless race to post his 2nd win of the season in the companion 25-lap RUSH Crate Late Model main. Sutphin shot from the pole to lead the distance over Ben Bowie,who was making his first start of the season. "We run pretty good when we start up front, so I knew I had to take advantage of it here tonight." Sutphin stated post race. "I'd like to thank all the fans that came out and supported us tonight and all the people who help with this car because this is such a tough class." Darren Alvey took third with Ronnie Martin Jr. and Matt Glanden completing the top-five. 
               In the first annual Dale 25-lap Reamy Sr. memorial Street Stock event, Jeremy Pilkerton scored a flag to flag win, earning a hefty $1156 pay day for his 4th win of the season. "It's an honor to win this race." A jubilant Pilkerton stated after the event. "This car likes a slick track and I knew I had to get to the front first and we were able to get it done." Ed Pope Jr., Craig Parrill, Sam Archer and Troy Kassiris trailed at the finish.
              In support class action, Mikey Latham drove to his 2nd win of the season in the 15-lap Hobby Stock feature, Jeff Block scored his first of 2018 in the 15-lap Strictly Stock contest with Jason Wilkins claiming his first of the season in the nightcap 15-lap U-Car main.     

Late Model feature finish
1. Kyle Lear 2. Dale Hollidge 3. Jamie Lathroum 4. Steven Axtell Jr. 5. Daryl Hills 6. Brent Bordeaux 7. Jason Covert

RUSH Crate Late Model feature finish
1. Jamie Sutphin 2. Ben Bowie 3. Darren Alvey 4. Ronnie Martin Jr. 5. Matt Glanden 6. Jimmy Jesmer Jr. 7. Timmy Booth 8. Chuck Bowie 9. Austin Bussler 10. Darin Henderson 11. Tyler Hoy 12. Megan Mann 13. Jeff Pilkerton 14. Matt Tarbox 15. Logan Roberson

Street Stock feature finish
1.Jeremy Pilkerton 2. Ed Pope Jr. 3. Craig Parrill 4. Sam Archer 5. Troy Kassiris 6. Ben Hamilton 7. Mike Raleigh 8. Greg Morgan 9. Paul Jones 10. Craig Tankersly 11. Bryan Neff 12. Bobby Miexsall 13. Kyle Nelson 14. Jimmy Combs 15. Dana Quade

Hobby Stock feature finish
1. Mikey Latham 2. Jonathan Knott 3. Colin Long 4. Dave Adams 5. Tommy Randall 6. Greg Morgan 7. Hilton Pickeral 8. John Burch 9. Stevie Gingery 10. Derick Quade Jr. 11. Ray Bucci 12. Jamie Marks 13. Buddy Dunagan 14. Matt Randall 15. Robbie Kramer 16. Billy Crouse 17. James Rainey 18. Jonathan Raley (DQ)

Strictly Stock feature finish
1. Jeff Block 2. Nabil Guffey 3. John Hardesty 4. Johnny Hardesty 5. JJ Silvious 6. Rusty Hanbury 7. Ed Pope Sr. 8. Drew Payne 9. Jimmy Suite 10. Greg Mattingly

U-Car feature finish
1. Jason Wilkins 2. Allen Griffith 3. Savannah Windsor 4.Larry Lamb 5. Dominic King 6. Stephen Suite 7. Randy Wilkins 8. Tim Steele 9. Branson Woodward 10. Cody Stamp 11. Ryan Quade 12. Stephanie Homberg 13. Joey Suite 14. Danny Kitts 15. Dustin Meek 16. Ben Pirner 17. Mackenzie Smith



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