Budds Creek, MD
Sanction: Ultimate Southeast Series (Ernie Jones Memorial) - $5,000
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated July 5, 3:42 pm)
Covert holds off Hollidge for first Ultimate win
Ernie Jones Memorial
- Jason Covert
- Dale Hollidge
- Darryl Hills
- Kenny Moreland
- Walker Arthur
- Ricky Elliott
- Amanda Whaley
- Jason Miller
- Reese Masiello
- Jamie Lathroum
- Dennis Franklin
- Brent Bordeaux
- Ross Robinson
- Kenny Collins
- Jonathan DeHaven
- Stevie Long
- Gregg Satterlee
- Glenn Elliott
Jason Covert talks about his victory in Potomac's victory lane.
What won the race: Jason Covert of York Haven, Pa., held off a hard-charging Dale Hollidge of Mechanicsville, Md., to take home a $5,000 triumph in the 50-lap Colonial Clash event at Potomac Speedway. The win marked Covert's first-ever trip to victory lane with the Ultimate Super Late Model Series.
Key notes: A homestretch tangle on the first lap of the feature caused Glenn Elliott to flip over and left Gregg Satterlee's car with significant race-ending damage as well. No injuries were reported. ... Delaware's Amanda Whaley appeared headed to a third-place finish when terminal engine woes forced her off the pace on the last lap, leaving her seventh in final rundown. ... The Ultimate tour has gone six straight races without a repeat winner and has eight different winners in total this season. ... The Ultimate tour now takes a break until a busy, eight-race August kicks off on Aug. 5-6.
On the move: Hollidge started 11th and finished in the runner-up position; seventh-row starters Walker Arthur and Ricky Elliott finished fifth and sixth, respectively.
Winner's sponsors: Covert's Cameron-Mann Motorsports Rocket XR1 Chassis is powered by a Cornett engine and sponsored by Trick Shot, Mann Automotive, Hall's HVAC, Keyser Manufacturing, Carruth & Son Concrete, Hubbard Graphics, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, TW Bentley Mobile Heavy Truck Service, Trick Trucks, 84 Lumber, Hill's Store, Duck's Automotive and JNJ Motorsports Media.
Points chase: Hollidge leads the Colonial Clash miniseries points heading into the Aug. 6 finale at Virginia Motor Speedway.
Car count: 18
Fast qualifier: Jason Covert
Time: 14.486 seconds
Polesitter: Jason Covert
Consolation race winners: Stevie Long
Next series race: August 5, Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, GA) $4,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.