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Elk Creek points battles come down to the wire

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Three titles decided by nine points or fewer

 ELK CREEK –– A father-daughter combo and several close finishes highlighted the championship points races at Elk Creek Dragway.

With the Sept. 11 event rained out, the final points standings reverted to the previous weekend’s totals, with three classes decided by nine points or fewer each.

Bobby Hash of Independence took the Super Pro Eliminator points title by one point over Linn Joines, 1,046-1,045. Gary Boyer (965), Billy Lewis (904) and Tracy Kilby (882) rounded out the top five.

Rural Retreat’s Mike Holston edged Brandon White for the Footbrake class championship with 952 points. White was nine points back, followed by Johnny Moxley (933), Wes Sumner (922) and Robert Neal (904).

Three points were the difference in the D.O.T. class as Wytheville’s Robbie Copenhaver edged out Wes Sumner 943-940 for the title. Robert Neal was third with 877 points, followed by Ronnie Brannock (773) and Roger Wiggins (793).

Dale Waller had a relatively wide margin of victory in the Motorcycle class standings, taking the title by 173 points over runner-up James Phibbs, 1,050-877. Martin Richardson, Jason Hiatt and Buck Reedy completed the top five.

The Hash family took home its second track championship of the season as Brieanne Hash rallied for the Junior Dragster title. Trailing Corey Pack for much of the season, Hash had several strong finishes down the stretch to eke out a 978-957 edge in the points standings. The title is Hash’s second in three years. Jason Halsey (888), D.J. Moore (745) and J.T. Shrader (724) rounded out the top five.

Elk Creek Dragway sent a team of 30 racers to Winston-Salem for the IHRA Summit Series national championships, held at Sportsman Park Dragway.

Elk Creek re-opens this weekend for the start of its fall season. The fall schedule may be found at www.elkcreekdragway.com.

See points standings in Scoreboard.