St. Mary's County Times September 07, 2017 - Page 10

10 Sports The County Times Thursday, September 7, 2017 Lathroum Breaks into Potomac Win Column By Doug Watson For Potomac Speeday. Jamie Lathroum took off from his out- side front-row starting spot to lead all 35- laps as he took his fi rst win of the season in last Sunday nights 35-lap “Huey Wil- coxon Memorial” at Potomac Speedway. The win for Lathroum, worth $4000, came steering his Sommey and Ruthy Ann Lacey owned Rocket XR-1 no.45 which served as his fi rst with his new team and the fi rst Late Model win for his new owners. Even though Lathroum would pace all 35-circuits, eventual runner-up Jason Co- vert rallied late to challenge Lathroum for the win, but fell short at the line as Lath- roum would collect his 14th career Po- tomac Late Model win. With his runner up fi nish, Jason Covert would claim the 2017 track championship,his third Potomac title in the past four season’s. “We’re here to win races and it sucks fi nishing second.” Covert said afterward. “I’m not much of a point racer, but this team deserves this championship and at least I was able to get that done for them.” Dale Hollidge, who came from the rear of the fi eld after an early race pit stop to take 3rd, would be crowned champion of the “Battle of the Bay” mini-series. “It was nice to see the tracks in our area come together to form this series and I want to thank our spon- sors and everyone’s hard work on this team to get this title, they deserve it.” Al- len Brannon and Nick Davis would round out the top-fi ve. Jonathan DeHaven took the Limited Late Model win over a hard charging Kyle Lear with Tyler Emory taking the track title. Logan Roberson scored his 6th RUSH Crate Late Model win, with Sparky White claiming the “Battle of the Bay” series championship. Mike Latham’s 5th win of the season,the 53rd of his career, would propel him to his second consecu- tive Street Stock title. John Burch took his fi rst of the season and career 53rd in the Hobby Stock event with Sam Archer scoring his second straight class champi-