"Hollidge Scores RUSH Crate Win In Potomac Season Finale"

"Quade, Latham and Pilkerton Take Coveted WIns"

By Doug Watson

              Budds Creek, MD-  Dale Hollidge became the 7th different winner of the season with his first career RUSH Crate Late Model win last Saturday at Potomac Speedway during the tracks season ending Southern Maryland Nationals. The win for Hollidge, worth $1000, came aboard his familiar Greg Gunter owned Rocket no.0.
              Jamie Sutphin shot from the pole and would lead the first 8-laps before 3rd starting Dale Hollidge swept by Sutphin on the outside on the 9th circuit to take command. From that point forward, it would be a race for second, as Hollidge would take the win by a wide margin over Darren Alvey. "This is a tough class with a lot of good cars."Hollidge stated post race. "I followed Jamie there for a few laps and knew my only chance to get him was to use the high side and it worked in our favor tonight."  Ben Bowie, 2018 track champion Chuck Bowie and Matt Quade completed the top-five. 
              In the 30-lap "Kevin Cooke Memorial" Limited Late Model event found Derick Quade taking the lead on the first lap and would drive off uncontested to score his 2nd win of the season and career 13th steering his Black Diamond no.74. "We've worked with this car all season and it was just about perfect tonight." Said Quade. "I just want to thank everyone who helps us, this is a big win for our team." Kurt Zimmerman took second with Kerry King, Brandon Long and Billy Tucker rounding out the top-five. 
              Jeremy Pilkerton drove to his 8th win of the season in the 30-lap "Josh Gass Memorial" Street Stock contest. Pilkerton would lead green to checker, but would have to fend off a pesky Craig Parrill who chased Pilkerton for the duration to collect his 12th career class feature win. "Craig made me work for that one." Pilkerton stated. "This has been a dream season and its an incredible feeling to win the nationals." Kyle Nelson, Sam Archer and Mike Raleigh trailed at the finish.
        Recently crowned track champion Mikey Latham capped his championship campaign with his 5th win of the season in the 25-lap "Jim Gardner Sr Memorial" Hobby Stock feature. Latham took the lead on the first lap and would lead the distance in scoring his 7th career division win. "To win the championship and the nationals in the same season is an absolutely incredible feeling." Latham stated in victory lane. "I want to thank everyone on this team and especially my dad for a great car all season." Dave Adams, Hilton Pickeral, Ray Bucci and Colin Long would fill the front five. 
        Friday's Strictly stock feature went to 2018 champion John Hardesty for his 4th win of the season with Nabil Guffey grabbing his 3rd win during Saturday's action. Larry Lamb drove to his 5th win of the season in Friday's U-Car main with Billy Smith scoring his first career Potomac feature win in Saturday's event. Matt Worley and Chris "Tippy"Martinez split the two Delmarva Charger features.    

RUSH Crate Late Model feature finish
1. Dale Hollidge 2. Darren Alvey 3. Ben Bowie 4. Chuck Bowie 5. Matt Quade 6. Mike Franklin 7. Brad Rigdon 8. Timmy Booth 9.Tanner Kerr 10.Megan Mann 11. Darin Henderson 12. Bryan Smith 13. Brandon Sturgis 14. Chad Lacey 15. Mike Raleigh 16. Jeff Pilkerton 17.Jamie Sutphin 18. Harry Shipe III 19. Austin Bussler

Limited Late Model feature finish
1. Derick Quade 2. Kurt Zimmerman 3. Kerry King 4. Brandon Long 5. Billy Tucker 6. Richard Culver 7. Sam Bryant 8. Josh Williams 9. Jonny Oliver 10. Bruce Kane

Street Stock feature finish
1. Jeremy Pilkerton 2. Craig Parrill 3. Kyle Nelson 4. Sam Archer 5. Mike Raleigh 6. Marty Hanbury 7. Paul Jones 8. Earl Brooks Jr 9. Buddy Dunagan 10. Deuce Wright 11. John Ballou 12. Craig Tankersly 13. Gary Calimer Jr. 14. Ed Pope Jr, 15. Zach Myers

Hobby Stock feature finish
1. Mikey Latham 2. Dave Adams 3. Hilton Pickeral 4. Ray Bucci 5. Colin Long 6. Kyle Nelson 7. Billy Crouse 8.Michael Demers 9. Brent Bordeaux 10.Greg Morgan 11. Kyle Randall 12. John Sellner 13. Stevie Gingery 14. Josh Wathen 15. Trent Clemens 16. Matt Randall 17. Joe Lehnen  18. Joe Fancher 19. Tommy Randall 20. Jonathan Burnette 21. John Burch 22. Chris Cooke

Strictly Stocks (Friday)
1. John Hardesty 2. Nabil Guffey 3. Scott Shelton 4. Jeff Block 5. Johnny Hardesty 6. Ed Pope Sr.

Strictly Stocks (Saturday)
1. Nabil Guffey 2. John Hardesty 3. Johnny Hardesty 4. Jimmy Suite 5.KC Sheckells 6. Ed Pope Sr 7. Scott Shelton 8. Josh Martenson

U-Car (Friday)
1. Larry Lamb 2. Billy Smith 3. Jason Wilkins 4. Tim Steele 5. Ryan Quade 6. Dominic King 7. Stephen Suite 8. Joey Suite 9. Logan Alderman 10. Alan Dice (Matt Worley Delmarva Charger)

U-Car Saturday
1. Billy Smith 2. Alan Dice 3. Ryan Quade 4. Dustin Arnold 5. Joey Suite 6. Logan Alderman 7. Tim Steele 8. Stephen Suite 9. Larry Lamb 10. Tim Steele  (Chris "Tippy"Martinez Delmarva Charger)




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