Elkins Raceway hosts large gathering on fireworks night

KERENS – A standing room only hillside gave Elkins Raceway one of the biggest crowds in recent memory last Saturday night, as fireworks filled the skies and there were a few on the track as well.

On Performance Motors Night, extra money was on the line in three classes, along with a great firework display, giveaways an a lot of happy fans on the hill.

In the Jenkins Ford Super Late Models, Billy Holbert and Tim Senic shared prelim honors. As the green flag flew Senic jumped to the point with Holbert, Cody Hardesty, Shane Hitt and Gary Dalton following in line. Hardesty slipped by Holbert for second on lap two. And after the green, white, checkered 35-lapper, Senic, behind the wheel of the Roy’s RV Supercenter / Mach Excavating S2, grabbed the $3,000 check. Hardesty, Holbert, Bob Gordon and Hitt filled out the top five.

A great field of 23 Budweiser FASTRAK cars signed in for the $2,000 winners payday. Shawn Jett, Daniel Hill and Kris Southern were heat victors. Jett lead the throng to green with Hill, Lauren Longbrake, Southern and Kyle Thomas quickly filling in the top five. With only two cautions slowing action early Hill pressured Jett but could not make a serious bid for the spot. On lap seven Thomas motored to third and tried to chase down the leaders. As the laps clicked off Jett was able to turn back Hill for the checkers. Jett piloting the Aluminum Service Center/Jett Racing 1JT finished ahead of Hill, Thomas, Longbrake and Southern.

The Fast ‘N Friendly Pharmacy Modifieds also were running for some extra dough. Front row starters Dave Defibaugh and Brent Trimble would battle throughout the entire distance.

Defibaugh was able to fend off Trimble as the two entered turn four on the final lap. Trimble made a last ditch effort to get under Defibaugh but he couldn’t make it stick. The car clipped a ute tire and set Trimble backward. Defibaugh in the Bob’s Mini Mart/D&B Enterprises 77 took the $750 first prize in his first win of the year. Vic Vandergrift, Robert Smith, James Nelson and Josh Revels rounded out the top five.

In the Miller’s Used Cars Street Stocks, Anthony Arbogast took the lead at the outset and never relinquished it. Arbogast driving the Miller’s Used Cars/C&JJ’s Used Cars 8A added his second checkerboard of the season. John Tallman Jr., Brian Mitchell, Ryan Watson and Spec Yokum were second through fifth.

Mitch Ward held off a pesky Ryan Harris and nipped him at the line to win the High Lines Oversize Load Escorting Mod Lites.

Ward, the defending class champion, won his first feature of the year in his Ward Welding and Fabrication/Throw ‘N Dirt 862.

This week at the Elkins Raceway it will be Friday Night Thunder brought to you by Hunter’s Haven. Plus autograph and picture night, courtesy of Creative Learning Daycare.

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Super Late Models (8): Tim Senic, Cody Hardesty, Billy Holbert, Bob Gordon, Shane Hitt, Mike Benedum, Shaun Poling, Gary Dalton.

Heat 1; Holbert, Hitt, Dalton, Poling.

Heat 2: Senic, Hardesty, Benedum, Gordon.

FASTRAK (23): Shawn Jett, Daniel Hill, Kyle Thomas, Lauren Longbrake, Kris Southern, Cody Rogers, Jonathon Sheets, Danny Thomas, Chad Green, Dusty Swecker, Greg Hicks, Garrett Paugh, Derek Rogers, Joey Jenkins, Eddie Starkey, Corey Metheny, Troy Frazier, Jamie McCloud, Eldon Butcher, Derrick Shaw, Joel Prosser, Tyler Stutler, Tracie Sampson.

Heat 1: Jett, Longbrake, D. Thomas, Sampson, Swecker, Frazier, Prosser, Metheny.

Heat 2: Hill, K. Thomas, C. Rogers, Green, Jenkins, Shaw, Starkey, Stutler

Heat 3: Southern, Sheets, Hicks, Paugh, McCloud, D. Rogers, Butcher.

Modifieds (13): Dave Defibaugh, Vic Vandergrift, Robert Smith, James Nelson, Josh Revels, Robin Mxson, Brent Trimble, Mike Murphy, Matthew Chenoweth, Ronnie Tincher, Emerson Payne. DQed ; Randy Bohan. DNS; Dustin Isner.

Heat 1: Trimble, Murphy, Chenoweth, Maxson, Tincher, Nelson. DNS; Payne.

Heat 2: Defibaugh, Vandergrift, Smith, Bohan, Revels, Isner.

Street Stocks (14): Anthony Arbogast, Brian Mitchell, Ryan Watson, Spec Yokum, Brian Youtzy, Rick Knicley, Jeff Bennett, Josh Mullenax, Jamie Keene, Chad Judy, Ricky Vest. DNS; R D Isner, Teresa Vaughn.

Heat 1: Arbogast, Mullenax, Yokum, Keene, Knicley, Vaughn, Bennett.

Heat 2: Tallman Jr., Watson, Vest, Isner, Mitchell, Judy, Youtzy.

Mod Lites (8): Mitch Ward, Ryan Harris, Jeff Fornash, Trey Watson, Travis Harper, Logan Hitt, 777, Gabe Philips.

Heat 1: Fornash, Harris, 777, Harper.

Heat 2: Ward, Philips, Watson, Hitt.