Elkins Raceway attracts good crowd

Finally we had a great weekend of weather for racing! A good crowd was on hand and they were treated to some action-packed racing at Elkins Raceway.

The Super Late Models kicked off the night’s feature events. Eleven cars took the green flag and Cody Hardesty won the event.

Michael Lake worked his way up to second and was trying to run down Hardesty. Shane Hitt finished a solid third place. Chuck Harper and pole sitter Skip Hare rounded out the top five.

The 15-car field of FasTrack Crate Late Models was up next and once again they had trouble settling down and racing. Kyle Lukon grabbed the win.

Modified Champ Brent Trimble finished in second. T J Salango finished third. Trey Watson and Garrett Paugh rounded out the top five.

The AMRA Open Wheeled Modifieds were up next as 17 cars were in the pits.

Last year’s champion Jamie McCloud parked it in victory lane. Dave Defibaugh ran a very strong race and finished second. Mitch Thomas edged out Phil Jefferies for third. Dustin Isner finished up fifth. I brought the old Mud Bus home in eighth place once again.

The Street Stock Division, with nine cars, was up next. Jason Ammons held off a hard-charging Anthony Arbogast to grab the victory. Brian Youtzy finished third with another strong run. Jamie Keene and Josh Hymes rounded out the top five.

This weekend we will make up the postponed Autograph/Picture night from two weeks ago. Come out and during intermission walk down onto the track and meet your favorite drivers and see their cars up close. It’s always a lot of fun for fans and drivers!

Stop by and see the Mud Bus John 3:16 car and if you tell me you saw this column you can actually sit in it and get your picture made if you bring a camera.

Youngsters and adults are welcome! I love meeting the fans. So make plans to be there and also mark your calendars for June 29 for the big fireworks show and the midseason championship double point night.

There’s still a lot of great dirt track racing action left this year, so don’t miss a single night of Thunder in the Mountains!


The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series had a weekend off. There was still some great racing as the Camping World Trucks and the Xfinity series rolled into the Iowa Speedway for a weekend of racing.

Saturday afternoon the trucks took to the track for the M&M’s 200. John Hunter Nemechek won the first stage and Canadian driver Stewart Friesen took the second stage win. Friesen was taken out in a crash in the final stage with Matt Crafton, ruining both their days.

Brett Moffitt was able to hold of a last lap banzai pass by Noah Gragson after Gragson bounced off the turn four wall coming to the checkered flag. Moffitt took the win over Gragson.

Young Harrison Burton, son of former Cup star Jeff Burton, took home third place. David Guilliland and Veteran Johnny Sauter rounded out the top five.

This Iowa track has some great races! On Sunday the Xfinity cars ran the standalone Iowa 250 by Enogen.

Austin Cindric started from the pole position in his Roush Racing Mustang. He led for a few laps but was never really a factor in the race.

Justin Allgaier in his Jr. Motorsports Camaro pulled off a daring pass on teammate Elliott Sadler to win stage one. He also took the second stage win.

Allgaier held off a challenge from Christopher Bell to sweep the event. Allgaier won with Bell a close second. Daniel Hemric drove a very consistent race, finishing third. Cole Custer finished fourth and Brandon Jones came home fifth.

This weekend, the Cup series invades the beautiful wine country of California.

The twists and turns of the road course at Sonoma Raceway will challenge the teams and the drivers on Sunday.

The Xfinity teams have the weekend off before racing at Chicagoland speedway on the 30th of June.

The Camping World Truck series will take on the Gateway Motorsports Park oval in St Louis on Saturday.

I plan to bring you all the action and results and remember at the end of the straightaway there’s always Another Left Turn!