14R - Josh Rovello of Buckhannon / Photo by Beckie Boyd

Green flag: Elkins Raceway hosts racing despite unpredictable forecast Saturday

KERENS – Dark skies did not deter the passionate drivers and racing fans who call Elkins Raceway home every Saturday night. Engines continued to roar, concession stands were still busy and skies were clear when the first green flag fell.

As the regular racing season is well underway at Elkins Raceway, races are heating up and competition continues to be fierce. As the green flag fell, the upcoming checkered flag was all that mattered then.

Saturday’s feature race winners were as follows:

  • Younger Mini Wedges – Adley Green
  • Older Mini Wedges – Brad Currence
  • Super Lates – Shane Hitt
  • Crates – Garret Paugh
  • Modifieds – Mitch Thomas
  • Street Stock – Dustin Atkinson
  • Hot Mods – Roger Hull

Gather the kiddos and come on out to Elkins Raceway this Saturday, June 18 for another evening of Thunder in the Mountains for regular racing and Kids Candy Crush. During intermission, children of all ages will be invited to the front stretch of the track to gather candy from the track as fast as they can. Speed, kindness and fun are encouraged during this year’s Kids Candy Rush segment.

Mark your calendars for June 25, the Elkins Raceway Wall of Legends Ceremony and Skidmore Memorial race. A whopping $3,000 will be awarded to the super late model winner alongside an increased payout for all other classes. Fans are encouraged to bring their cameras as fireworks will illuminate the sky during this event. (However, the track schedule is subject to change).

Below is the full list of race results and a handful of photos from the event on June 11. See our full photo gallery with almost 200 high-resolution photos from Saturday’s races here. Stay tuned for weekly race results, photos and more from My Buckhannon! Visit Elkins Raceway at US 219 north of Elkins in Kerens, West Virginia.  

Super Lates

Heat 1 – 10 laps

  • 22 – Derek Rogers
  • 5 – Shane Hitt
  • 2 – Logan Hitt
  • 31 – Bob Gordan
  • 73 – Dusty Harper
  • 38 – Kenney Hamrick
  • 7 – Billy Holbert

Feature – 30 laps

  1. 5 – Shane Hitt
  2. 22 – Derek Rogers
  3. 31 – Bob Gordan
  4. 7 – Billy Holbert
  5. 38 – Kenney Hamrick
  6. 2 – Logan Hitt
  7. 73 – Dusty Harper

Crates

Heat 1 – 8 laps

  1. 32 – Brent Trimble
  2. H20 – Luke Hyre
  3. 03 – Garret Paugh
  4. 32C – Eric Cogar

Heat 2 – 8 laps

  1. 184 – Kyle Lukon
  2. 9C – Chandi Currence
  3. MC16 – Michael Moreland
  4. 14L – Dustin Luzier

Feature – 25 laps

  1. 03 – Garret Paugh
  2. 184 – Kyle Lukon
  3. 32 – Brent Trimble
  4. H20 – Luke Hyre
  5. MC16 – Michael Moreland
  6. 9C – Chandi Currence
  7. 32C – Eric Cogar
  8. 14L – Dustin Luzier

Modifieds

Heat 1 – 6 laps

  1. 97 – Mitch Thomas
  2. 11 – Jesse Rupe
  3. 8A – Anthony Arbogast
  4. 14R – Josh Rovello
  5. 10 – Dalton Goff

Heat 2 – 6 laps

  1. 5M – Jamie McCloud
  2. 14 – Gary Dalton
  3. 20 – Matthew Chenoweth
  4. 0K- Kenny Rowback
  5. 47 – Sam Henderson

Feature – 20 laps

  1. 97 – Mitch Thomas
  2. 14 – Gary Dalton
  3. 11 – Jesse Rupe
  4. 14R – Josh Rovello
  5. 0K-Kenney Rowback
  6. 47 – Sam Henderson
  7. 5M – Jamie McCloud
  8. 8A – Anthony Arbogast

Street Stocks

Heat 1 – 6 laps

  1. 56 – Kevin Keene
  2. 6A – Dustin Atkinson
  3. 00S – Todd Simmons
  4. 07 – Kevin Cooper

Feature – 15 laps

  1. 6A – Dustin Atkinson
  2. 56 – Kevin Keene
  3. 00S – Todd Simmons
  4. 07 – Kevin Cooper

Hot Mods

Heat 1 – 6 laps

  1. 21H – Roger Hull
  2. 11 – Trent Speicher
  3. 14H – Joshua Hymes
  4. 08 – Junior Wiant
  5. 93 – Jason Phillips

Heat 2 – 6 laps

  1. 11H – Daniel Helmick
  2. 9 – Michael Simpson
  3. 79 – Joshua Simpson
  4. 17 – Ethan Boram

Feature – 15 laps

  1. 21H – Roger Hull
  2. 9 – Michael Simpson
  3. 11 _ Trent Speicher
  4. 79 – Joshua Simpson
  5. 08 – Junior Waint
  6. 93 – Jason Phillips
  7. 11H – Daniel Helmick
  8. 17 – Ethan Boram
  9. 14H – Joshua Hymes
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