Sanction: Unsanctioned Supers (Mark ‘Coot’ Williams Memorial) - $3,026
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Robinson earns emotional Georgetown win
Mark ‘Coot’ Williams Memorial
- Ross Robinson
- Kyle Hardy
- Max Blair
- Jason Covert
- Logan Zarin
- Amanda Robinson
- David Dill
- Rob Schirmer
- Donald Lingo Jr.
- Danny Snyder
- David Smith
What won the race: Dominating at his hometown track, Ross Robinson of Georgetown, Del., rolled to a flag-to-flag victory in Thursday night’s 26-lap Mark "Coot" Williams Memorial Super Late Model feature at the half-mile Georgetown Speedway. He beat Kyle Hardy to the finish line by 1.875 seconds for the $3,026 first-place prize.
Quotable: “I’m always a blubbering baby, but you know what? We got one at home again,” an emotional Robinson said while fighting back tears after winning a race held in honor of his cousin Mark "Coot" Williams. “I knew the way the racetrack was going I had to get Max (Blair) on the start, and I went off in there and I just said, ‘I hope it sticks.’ I never lifted. Luckily Max caught that rut just enough to leave me a hole and that’s all I needed.”
Key notes: After outgunning polesitter Max Blair for the lead at the initial green flag, the second-starting Robinson wasn't challenged en route to his third career Super Late Model triumph at Georgetown. ... A caution flag on lap 19 for a flat tire on the third-place car driven by Amanda Robinson — the winner's wife — tightened the field, but Ross pulled away on the restart. ... Blair fell back to fifth on the opening circuit when he slid over the outside berm while battling with Robinson; he rallied to finish third. ... The race paid tribute to Mark 'Coot' Williams, a longtime area competitor (driving No. 26) who passed away after a battle with cancer in October 2018. Robinson drove Williams's vintage car while Williams battled cancer. "I was more than Coot’s driver — he was family," Robinson said. ... Robinson padded his winnings by collecting all $676 in lap money and the $150 halfway-leader bonus. ... RUSH Late Models shared the card as the Crate competitors ran a $3,000-to-win Battle of the Bay event.
Winner's sponsors: Robinson’s family-owned Longhorn car was powered by a Clements Racing Engine and carries sponsorship from Stockley Materials, J&T Logging, Hardscrabble Express, The Frozen Farmer, Heavy Business, Iron Source Equipment Rental, Wells Motorsports, Total Package Landscaping, RDW Concrete and Penske Racing Shocks.
Current weather: Overcast, 57°F
Car count: 11
Polesitter: Max Blair
Heat race winners: Max Blair, Kyle Hardy
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.