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Racing

  • Galax family lives in the fast lane

    By Luke Bogacki, Special writer

    Michelle Furr has quickly earned a reputation as one of the top competitors in the NHRA Lucas Oil Series.

     

  • Hash wins Super Pro at Elk Creek

    ELK CREEK – Bobby Hash of Independence turned 117.03 mph on Sept. 14 to win the Super Pro class at Elk Creek Dragway.

    Hash, driving his 1992 Chevrolet Camaro, beat runner-up Robert Neal of Hico, W.Va., who turned 83.26 mph in his Chevy S-10 pickup truck.

  • Chapman edges Pack to win Super Pro title at Elk Creek

    ELK CREEK – Tim Chapman of Wytheville rattled the Elk Creek Valley July 6 when he won the Super Pro class at Elk Creek Dragway.

    Chapman, driving a 2001 dragster, turned a speed of 127.24 mph to beat out Independence pharmacist Woody Pack, who turned a speed of 107.64 mph in a 1992 Chevy Camaro.

  • Local drivers claim top spots

    ELK CREEK – Grayson County drivers won three of the five classes at Elk Creek Dragway in June 8 racing.

    Bobby Hash of Independence won first place in the Super Pro class driving his 1992 Chevy Camaro to a speed of 116.72 mph. Runner-up was Tracy Brannock of Galax, with a speed of 95.13 mph in his 1968 Chevy Impala.

  • Local drivers win at Elk Creek Dragway

    ELK CREEK – Area drivers won four of the five classes in racing at Elk Creek Dragway on May 11.

    Ray Stowers of Rural Retreat won the Super Pro class in his 1968 Chevy Chevelle with a speed of 108.14 mph while Larry Blevins of Rural Retreat was runner-up in a 1971 Chevy Camaro with a speed of 109.48 mph.

  • Fulk blisters Elk Creek Dragway

    ELK CREEK – Drivers from three states – Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia – were winners at Elk Creek Raceway on June 9.
    Mike Fulk of Ararat, Va., rattled the windows when he hit a speed of 132.04 mph in his dragster to win the Super pro class. Tracy Kilby of Glendale Springs, N.C., was runner-up with a speed of 109.82 mph in his Chevy Nova.

  • Local drivers win at Elk Creek

    ELK CREEK – Three local drivers won their classes at Elk Creek Dragway during racing April 28.
    Jared Anders of Independence won the Super Pro class in a 1970 Chevy Nova with a speed of 100.45 mph. He edged runner-up Jamie Moxley of Galax, who turned a speed of 95.83 mph in a 1986 Mustang GT.
    In the Footbrake class, Dwayne Moore of Princeton, W.Va., was the winner with a speed of 80.11 mph in a 1988 Mustang. Runner up was Michael Shipwash of Rural Retreat, who turned a speed of 94.44 mph in a Chevy Vega Panel.

  • Racing season opens at Elk Creek

    ELK CREEK – The racing season is underway at Elk Creek Dragway with several local drivers finding victory lane in March 31 racing.
    John Huff Sr. of Hillsville, driving a 1962 Chevy Nova, won the Super Pro category while runner-up honors went to Linn Joines of Sparta, N.C., driving a 2007 Racecraft dragster.
    In the Footbrake class, C.J. Mulkey of Rural Retreat, was the champion driving a 1977 Chevy Camaro with a speed of 100.69 mph. Runner-up was Ronnie Brannock of Galax driving a 1967 Chevy Impala with a speed of 83.99 mph.

  • Elk Creek Racing

    ELK CREEK – There were plenty of fast cars competing in the Renegade Pro Mod Quick 8 class Aug. 13 at Elk Creek Dragway when rain washed out the finals.
    In the qualifying round, Jay Cox of Smithfield, N.C., driving a 1953 Studebaker and Michael Heath of Yadkinville, N.C., in a 1990 Olds Cutlass, turned the same speed – 156.37 mph.
    Jim Lyons of Max Meadows won the Super Pro-Pro-Line Performance class in a 1989 Pontiac Trans-Am with a speed of 111.66 mph.

  • Hash turns 128 mph to win Super Pro class at Elk Creek

    ELK CREEK – Dwight Hash of Independence rattled the Elk Creek valley Aug. 6 when he won the Super Pro – Pro-Line Performance class at Elk Creek Dragway.
    Hash, driving a 1998 Dodge Avenger, turned a speed of 128.32 mph to beat runner-up Van Greer of Kingsport, Tenn., who posted a speed of 94.60 mph in a 1985 Ford Escort.
    Brandon White of Hillsville won the Footbrake class driving his 1969 Chevy Camaro to a speed of 89.32 mph to beat runner-up Jimmy Reeves of Sparta, N.C., who turned a 77.93 mph in a 1968 Mercury Cougar.