Hash keeps adding to trophy case

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 ELK CREEK –– The course of the past month has been an exciting one for Independence driver Bobby Hash.

Having already notched the 2010 Super Pro season championship at Elk Creek Dragway, the sixth track championship of his career, Hash went on to claim two more distinctive titles this fall. At the Southern Bracket Racing Association national finals, Hash drove his Chevrolet Camaro to the grand championship in Super Pro Eliminator and was also the winner of the International Hot Rod Association Race of Champions, an event that headlined track champions from all over the East coast.

Tim Douglas advanced to the semifinals in his class, and Team Elk Creek placed fifth at the IHRA Finals and second at the SBRA championship.

In racing action the weekend of Oct. 9 at Elk Creek, D.J. Moore of Princeton, W.Va., was the winner of the Junior Dragster class, running a 7.94 e.t. at 73 mph. Travis Jones of Sparta was the runner-up as his Top Gun dragster recorded a final round 8.37 e.t. at 70 mph.

The ProLine Super Pro Eliminator class winner was John Huff, Sr., of Hillsville, driving his Camaro to a 7.07 e.t. at 88 mph. The runner-up was Scott Carpenter, who posted a 4.97 e.t. at 122 mph.

The winner of the R-C Towing & Repair Footbrake class was Ronnie Brannock of Galax. Brannock’s Chevy Impala recorded a 7.22 e.t. at 85 mph while runner-up Rod Taylor of New Castle ran a 6.21 e.t. at 101 mph.

The D.O.T. class winner was Kenneth Nester of Independence in a Ford Mustang that ran a 6.91 e.t. at 94 mph. Tom Baker was the runner-up in a Chevy S-10 pickup.

The Outlaw class winner was Brandon White of Hillsville in a Camaro, recording a 6.96 e.t. Brannock was the class runner-up.

Taking the Motorcycle class win was James Phibbs of Pulaski over runner-up Dale Waller.