Green, Currence win Elkins Raceway Youth Mini-Mod races


KERANS — The Youth Mini-Mod races at Kerans’ Elkins Raceway have long been a big draw, offering kids a chance to put their skills to the test against other aspiring young racers. The kids who compete in the Mini-Mod races will no doubt be the next generation of drivers keeping the proud tradition of old-school hard-nosed dirt-track racing alive in North Central West Virginia for years to come. 

Last Saturday’s Mini-Mod races happened as planned despite ominous weather conditions early in the day. Adley Green captured the win in the younger Mini Wedge division, while Brad Currence earned a win in the older Mini Wedge division. 

Green swept the field in both the heat and the featured race, beating out a tough challenge from Nelson Herron in both runs. Despite the challenge from Herron, Green was as cool as they come, showing composure beyond her years as she fended off the numerous pushes from Herron and the rest of the field.  

Much like Green, Currence swept the heat and race in the older mini-mod division. Currence set the pace for the field en route to cruising to a pair of victories. The field behind him was comprised of Kolby Sullivan, Nevin Bennett, Gunner Binns, Kris Wyatt, Declan Carpenter, Grace Collins and Olivia Loudin. They fiercely jockeyed amongst themselves for position, making for an exciting action in the latest chapter of the storied tradition of next generation competitors.  

This weekend on Saturday, July 16, the youth racers will be provided with a very exciting opportunity as they have the chance to talk with Jimmy Henry, the host of the Elkins Raceway Pre-Race. The kids put on some of the closest races, week in and week out in Kerans. This weekend, the Pre-Race will give us a rare chance to hear from them directly! For fans, parents or kids interested in watching or participating in the Pre-Race Show, please be at the track around 4:45 p.m., as the show goes live at 5 p.m.  

Last Saturday’s winners were Adley Green in the Younger Mini-Mods and Brad Currence in the Older Mini-Mods. 

Younger Mini Wedges 

Heat 1 

1. Adley Green

2. Nelson Herron

3. Jake Herron

4. Jaelee Green

5. Wyatt Yeager 

Feature

1. Adley Green

2. Nelson Herron

3. Wyatt Yeager

4. Jake Herron

5. Jaelee Green 

Older Mini Wedges 

Heat 1

1. Brad Currence

2. Kolby Sullivan

3. Nevin Bennett

4. Gunner Binns

5. Kris Wyatt

6. Declan Carpenter

7. Grace Collins

8. Olivia Loudin 

Feature

1. Brad Currence

2. Gunner Binns

3. Kolby Sullivan

4. James Holmes

5. Kris Wyatt

6. Declan Carpenter

7. Nevin Bennett

8. Grace Collins

9. Olivia Loudin

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