Budds Creek, MD
Sanction: Trick Shot Three State Flyers Series (Huey Wilcoxon Memorial) - $3,800
Information provided by: Track and team reports (last updated September 1, 9:18 pm)
Late-race pass lifts Covert in Wilcoxon Memorial
Huey Wilcoxon Memorial
- Jason Covert
- J.T. Spence
- Kenny Pettyjohn
- Jamie Lathroum
- Kyle Hardy
- Kerry King Jr.
- Walter Crouch
- Brad Rigdon
- Stevie Long
- Kenny Moreland
- James Sparks
- Matt Tarbox
- Rich Marks
- Billy Hill
- Rance Garlock
- C.S. Fitzgerald
- Marty Hanbury
- Jason Miller
What won the race: Jason Covert of York Haven, Pa., made the winning pass coming to the white flag Sunday at rain-plagued Potomac Speedway to earn a $3,800 victory in the inaugural Huey Wilcoxon Memorial. Covert took the checkers ahead of J.T. Spence of Winchester, Va., and Kenny Pettyjohn of Millsboro, Del., who'd won the weekend's two previous Trick Shot Three State Flyers events.
Quotable: "I'm so lucky to drive for such a great team," said Covert. "This win tonight and championship are a direct result of their hard work. I get the easy part driving."
Key notes: Covert has a series-leading 19 career victories. ... He has four victories overall this season at Potomac and clinched the track championship. ... It started raining after the conclusion of the Late Model heats, and after track-drying efforts began, it started raining again. Officials went back to work when the rain halted for the second time and action resumed before 1 a.m. ... Pettyjohn entered the third series event of the weekend after victories at Bedford (Pa.) Speedway and Winchester (Va.) Speedway. ... Potomac's inaugural Huey Wilcoxon Memorial Rumble on the River paid tribute to the late chassis specialist who operated MasterSbilt by Huey. ... Wilcoxon died in an April automobile accident after apparently suffering a heart attack while heading home from an event at Potomac. ... Three Mules Welding Supply added another $300 to the winner's purse, boosting it to $3,800.
Winner's sponsors: Covert's Rocket Chassis, which is owned by Pete Cameron and Roland and Lisa Mann, carries sponsorship from Cameron Construction, Carruth & Son Concrete, Downs Concrete, Duck's Automotive, Hall's HVAC, Hill's Store Bar & Grill, Hoosier Tires, JNJ Motorsports Media, Keyser Manufacturing, Mann Automotive, Phi V Tech Solutions, Trick Shot Penetrating Lubricant, Trick Trucks and T.W. Bentley.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Kenny Pettyjohn of Milton, Del., had 956 points to lead the series standings over Jason Covert (930) of York Haven, Pa.
Car count: 18
Fast qualifier: Kenny Pettyjohn
Heat race winners: Kenny Pettyjohn, J.T. Spence
Next series race: September 6, Roaring Knob Mtsprts Complex (Markleysburg, PA) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.