Press Release, Potomac Speedway

January 6, 2019 – Potomac Speedway has released our racing schedule for the 2019 season. We have added a variety of new ideas for this upcoming season. Starting on March 9th and March 16th we will have open practice for all divisions.

Opening night will fall on Saturday March 23rd with LLM, Crates, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, and U-Cars. Our Super Late Models will hit the track for the first time in 2019 on Friday April 5th for the 35 lap Cody Endicott Memorial.

A new class will appear on Friday April 12th the XCell Chassis 600 Modifieds, keep your eye out for a local driver wheeling one of those cars that night! Friday April 19th we welcome the RUSH Crate Tour Race paying $3,000 to win. This event is sure to draw the best drivers to the high banks that night! With great success last year, we are bringing DIRT DRAGS back to Potomac Speedway. This time it will be “under the lights,” an evening event. The dates are set for Saturday May 4th and Saturday October 19th.

Something new for our weekly Crates and Limited Late Models we have added “Shock the Clock” night will be happening Friday May 5th, Friday June 14th, and Friday July 26th. Limiteds and Crates will also have time trials during other high paying events during this season.

We are very excited to announce the return of the Mid-Atlantic Modifieds in 2019. Mark your calendars to attend on Sunday May 26th and Sunday September 1st to see those guys in action! Also on Sunday May 26th is RUSH manufacturing night- a lot of great deals and giveaways for our Crates that will be in attendance that night.

Super Late Models will be in action several times throughout the season Friday April 26th is set for the Ernie Jones Memorial paying $2,522 to win, Memorial Day weekend Sunday May 26th paying $2,500 to win, Friday June 21st the Gene VanMeter Memorial paying $2,500 to win, Wednesday July 3rd in the Budds Creek Battle Independence Day event paying $2,500 to win, Friday July 19th High Banks Hustle $2,500 to win, Sunday September 1st Labor Day event Huey Wilcoxen Memorial paying $2,500 to win, and Saturday October 5th the Larry Hills Memorial All About Wraps Night Clash for Cash paying $3,000 to win.

Rumble on the River Small Car Nationals weekend is set for Limited Late Models, Crates, Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, Strictly Stocks, and U-Cars on October 10-12, 2019. Open practice is set for Thursday, Qualifying with 2nd Annual Pig Roast& Pit Party Friday night, and main events on Saturday night. Another top note is the added events for fun for all ages- Easter Bunny Night April 19th, Kids Ride Night May 3rd, Tire Rolling Contest May 31st, Pit Crew Tire Changing Contest June 14th, Autograph Night September 1st, and Pumpkin Paint Night October 12th.

We will complete our season on Saturday December 7th with our Annual Awards Banquet celebrating our 2019 Track Champions, Top Ten in Points, Rookie of the Year, and Sportsmanship Awards at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge.

2019 Race Schedule

Schedule is tentative and is subject to change

Sat Mar 9

  • Open Practice 4 to 7

Sat Mar 16

  • Open Practice 4 to 7

Sat Mar 23

  • LLM, Crates, Street Stocks,Hobbys, Strictly Stocks,UCars

Fri Mar 29

  • Opening Night: LLM, Crates, Street Stocks, Hobbys, UCars

Fri April 5

  • 35 Lap Super Late Cody Endicott Memorial $2500, Crates,Street, Hobbys, Strictly,UCars

Fri April 12

  • Double Points Night: LLM,Crates,Hobbys, Strictly,UCars, XCel Chassis 600 Modifieds

Fri April 19

  • Battle of the Bay:RUSH Crate Tour Race: Crates, Street, Hobbys, Stictly,UCars (Easter Bunny Night)

Fri April 26

  • MARF Night: 35 SLM Ernie Jones Memorial $2522, Crates,Street,Hobbys, Strictly, UCars

Fri May 3

  • Kids Ride Night: LLM,Crates, Street,Hobby, Strictly,UCars

Sat May 4

  • Dirt Drags Under The Lights

Fri May 10

  • Shock the Clock: LLM & Crates Time Trials, Street,Hobby,Strictly,UCars

Fri May 17

  • MARF Night :LLM,Crates,Street,Hobby,Strictly,UCars

Sun May 26

  • Coors Light Night: RUSH Manufacturing Night: 35 Lap SLM $2500, Crates, Modifieds, Street,UCars

Fri May 31

  • Tire Rolling Contest: LLM, Crates, Street,Hobby,Strictly,UCars

Sat June 1

  • Demolition Derby

Fri June 7

  • Closed

Sat June 8

  • Demolition Derby

Fri June 14

  • Pit Crew Tire Changing Contest: Shock the Clock for Limited Lates & Crates) Street Stock, Hobbystock, Strictly Stocks, UCars

Fri June 21

  • Deane Guy Masonry Night: 35 Lap Super Late Model Gene VanMeter Memorial $2500, Crates, Street, Hobbys, Strictly, UCars

Fri June 28

  • Closed Race July 3

Wed July 3

  • Budweiser Night:35 SLM Budds Creek Battle $2500, Crates, Street,Hobbys, Strictly, UCars
  • Fireworks

Fri July 12

  • Carruth & Son Concete Night: Double Points all classes: LLM, Crates, Street, Hobbys, Strictly, UCars

Fri July 19

  • 35 Lap SLM High Banks Hustle $2500, Crates, Street, Hobbys, Strictly, UCars

Fri July 26

  • Redd’s Apple Ale Night:” Shock The Clock for LLM & Crates,) Street, Hobbys, Strictly, UCars

Fri Aug 2

  • Double Points Night:  LLM, Crates, Street, Hobbys, Strictly, UCars (Kids Candy Scramble Night)

Fri Aug 9

  • Marshall & Associates Insurance Night: LLM, Crates, Street, Hobby, Strictly, UCars

Fri Aug 16

  • Closed for Budds Creek AMA

Fri Aug 23

  • LLM ,Crates, Street, Hobby, Strictly, UCars

Fri Aug 30

  • Closed race on Sunday Sept 1

Sun Sept 1

  • Three Mules Welding Supply Night: Autograph Night
  • 35 Lap SLM Huey Wilcoxen Memorial $2500, Mods, Street,Hobby, UCars, Strictlys (Autograph Night)

Fri Sept 6

  • Closed

Sat Sept 7

  • Demolition Derby

Sat Sept 14

  • Demolition Derby

Fri Sept 20

  • TBA

Fri Sept 27

  • Small Car Nationals Qualifer: LLM, Crates, Street, Hobbys, Strictly, UCars (All winners guaranteed starters for Nationals)Final Points LLM

Sat Oct 6

  • All About Wraps Night: 2nd Annual 35 Lap SLM Larry Hills Memorial Clash for Cash $3000, Crates, Street, Hobby Strictly, UCars (Final Points Night)

Thur Oct 10

  • Open Practice 6 -9

Fri Oct 11

  • Rumble on the River Small Car Nationals:
  • 2nd Annual Pig Roast
  • LLM, Crates, Street, Hobbys, Time Trails & Heats
  • Features Strictly Stocks & UCars

Sat Oct 12

  • Kids Pumpkin Painting 6pm
  • 35 Lap LLM Kevin Cooke Memorial $1,222
  • 30 Lap Crate Late Model $1,000
  • 30 Lap Street Stock Dale Reamy Sr Memorial $1,000
  • 25 Lap Hobbystock $500
  • 20 Lap Strictly & 20 Lap UCar

Sat Oct 19

  • Dirt Drags under the lights

Sat Dec 7

  • Annual Awards Banquet Mechanicsville Moose Lodge
  • Budweiser Super Late Models
  • Carruth & Son Concrete Limited Late Models
  • Three Mules Welding Supply’s Crate Late Models
  • Coors Light Street Stocks
  • Quality Auto Body & Collision Hobbystocks
  • Redd’s Apple Ale Strictly Stocks
  • Marshall & Associates Insurance U-Cars

Fridays Pit gates open at 5 pm, General admission Gates 5:30 with warm-ups at 7:30

Sunday Pit Gates open at 4 pm, General admission gates 4:30 with warm-ups at 7 pm

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...