Elkins Raceway awards banquet set for Dec. 8

I finally have all the rundowns for the 2018 Elkins Raceway season. Mark your calendars and get your tickets for the awards banquet to be held at the Beverly Fire Hall on Dec. 8. Contact the track office by phone at 304- 636-8661 or by message on the track Facebook page. The top 10 in each class will be honored and are as follows.

Jenkins Ford Super Late Models, 1-10 are: champion Billy Holbert, Cody Hardesty, Michael Lake, Shane Hitt, Shaun Polling and Bob Gordon tied for the next spots, Chuck Harper, D.J. Miller, Nick Tressler and Steve Wilmoth.

Budweiser FasTrack Crate Late Models, 1-10 are: champion Kyle Lukon, Brent Trimble, Troy Frazier, Billy Beachler, Sparky Davisson, Derick Shaw, Kaitlynn Frazier, Garrett Jones, Garrett Paugh and Logan Roberson.

Performance Chevrolet AMRA Open Wheeled Modifieds, 1-10 are: champion Dave Defibaugh, Jamie McCloud, Mitch Thomas, Phil Jefferies, Rev. Keith Miller, Matt Chenoweth and Kenny Rowback tied for the next spot, Dustin Isner, Randy Bohan and L.P. Roy.

WV Pools Street Stocks, 1-10 are: champion Anthony Arbogast, Brian Youtyz, Josh Rovello, Jason Ammons, Teresa Vaughan, J.P. Tallman, Jamie Keene, Joshua Hymes, Todd Simmons and James Swenskie.

Edge Hot Mods, 1-10 are: champion Chandi Currence, Michael Moreland, Josh Sigler, Randy Bise, Presley Wilt, Dylon Henkins, Makenzie Dotson, Ronnie Parrish, Roland Fullman and C.S. Dotson.

Congratulations to each and every competitor which made the 2018 season one of the most competitive ever, and we look forward to May and 2019 being even better.

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Two of the traveling NASCAR series visited the high banks of Talladega Super Speedway this past weekend. The Camping World Truck Series ran the Fr8 Auction 250. Grant Enfinger won stage one. Todd Gilliland took stage two. When the race ended it was Timothy Peters grabbing the victory in his last ride in the GMS Racing Chevrolet. Myatt Snyder positioned himself to finish second. David Gilliland took third. Justin Haley finished fourth. Wendell Chavous finished fifth.

This was the first elimination round and when the points were sorted out Ben Rhodes and Stewart Freisen came up short and their championship chase ended this weekend. The trucks are off this weekend and will be back in action in two weeks at Martinsville, Virginia.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series ran the 1000 bulbs.com 500 last Sunday. The Stewart Haas Racing Fords linked up and literally drove away from the field.

Kurt Bush took the first stage win with teammate Kevin Harvick grabbing stage two.

The race wound down and it appeared Kurt Busch was going to win and probably would have if he didn’t run out of gas.

He finished a disappointing 14th. Harvick also ran short on gas. There were two SHR Fords left and Aric Almirola parked his in victory lane. This is the number 10 racer that Danica Patrick struggled to finish in the top 10 with and Aric has locked it into the next round of the playoffs. His SHR teammate Clint Bowyer finished second. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. once again showed his talent as a great restrictor plate racer finishing third.

Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano rounded out the top five.

This week the MENCS drivers will challenge the Kansas Motor Speedway Sunday. Saturday the Xfinity teams will take on the Kentucky Motor Speedway. This should be two more great playoff races as the fields are narrowed down for the Championship races in Nov. at Homestead Miami Motor Speedway.

Check right here next week and I’ll bring you all the info from Kentucky and Kansas and remember at the end of the straightaway there’s Another Left Turn!

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