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Daily Dirt 10/02/2022 07:02:56

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May 25
Potomac Speedway,
Budds Creek, MD
Sanction: Trick Shot Three State Flyers Series (Ernie Jones Memorial) - $3,522
Information provided by: Kyle Symons (last updated May 27, 9:03 am)
Kenny Pettyjohn wins Ernie Jones Memorial
Ernie Jones Memorial
  1. Kenny Pettyjohn
  2. Jason Covert
  3. Stevie Long
  4. Kenny Moreland
  5. Jamie Lathroum
  6. Keith Jackson
  7. J.T. Spence
  8. Dale Hollidge
  9. Amanda Robinson
  10. Kerry King Jr.
  11. Ross Robinson
  12. Deane Guy
  13. Jimmy Jesmer Jr.
  14. Ben Bowie
  15. Rick Hulson
  16. Matt Tarbox
  17. Derick Quade
presented by
Shaun Lawrence/wrtspeedwerx.com
Kenny Pettyjohn tunes up before his first Potomac victory.
What won the race: Slipping back to third from his pole position, series points leader Kenny Pettyjohn of Millsboro, Del., worked his way into the lead on the 20th lap and led the rest of the Ernie Jones Memorial. Fast qualifier Jason Covert of York Haven, Pa., finished second while early lead Stevie Long of Mechanicsville, Md., ended up third.
Quotable: "If it weren't for (car owner) Brian (Donley) and all the people who put the work in on this car, we wouldn't be here right now." Pettyjohn said. "We had our car set up to run the bottom tonight and it was just about perfect and to finally get one here at Potomac is pretty neat."
Key notes: Pettyjohn notched his first-ever victory at Potomac. ... His car owner Brian Donley of Abingdon, Md., has been donating the car's earnings to the Wounded Warrior Project, fitting for a Memorial Day weekend victory. ... Pettyjohn notched his second career victory on the series; his first came May 24, 2013, at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway. ... Dale Hollidge spun to draw a lap-12 yellow, but he rallied to finish eighth. ... The race was the finale of a three-race series weekend. ... Gregg Satterlee of Indiana, Pa., won Friday's race at Bedford (Pa.) Speedway and Hollidge won Saturday's race at Winchester (Va.) Speedway. ... The race also celebrated the track's 41st season. ... The night's sponsor: Guy Distributing in Leonardtown, Md. ... Ralph Morgan Jr. won the Crate feature.
On the move: Jamie Lathroum of Mechanicsville, Md., improved four positions from his ninth starting spot.
Winner's sponsors: Pettyjohn's Rocket Chassis carries the colors of the Wounded Warrior Project.
Points chase: Pettyjohn expanded his series points lead.
Car count: 17
Fast qualifier: Jason Covert
Time: 14.856 seconds
Polesitter: Kenny Pettyjohn
Heat race winners: J.T. Spence, Kenny Moreland
Next series race: July 3, Bedford Speedway (Bedford, PA) $4,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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