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McGill scores $5,000 in Hitt Memorial at Elkins

August 13, 2011, 6:54 am
From track reports
Winner Butch McGill (1mc) gets past runner-up Booper Bare (83). (Tommy Michaels)
Winner Butch McGill (1mc) gets past runner-up Booper Bare (83). (Tommy Michaels)

KERENS, W.Va. (Aug. 12) – Butch McGill of West Union, W.Va., won Friday night’s unsanctioned Jim Hitt Memorial at Elkins Raceway and earned $5,000 for his second special-event victory of the season at the 3/8-mile racetrack. | Slideshow

Booper Bare of Rockbridge Baths, Va., followed McGill to the finish in the runner-up position with Robbie Scott of Shinnston, W.Va., third. Jacob Hawkins of Fairmont, W.Va., was fourth and Tim Senic of Elkins, W.Va., was fifth.

Notes: McGill's Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Jenkins Ford, KFC, NAPA Auto Parts and Slick's Car Wash. ... McGill’s previous special-event victory at Elkins came in a June 17 UFO Race Championship event that paid $3,000-to-win. It was his first-career UFO triumph. ... The event was originally scheduled for Aug. 5, but was postponed one week due to rain. ... Prior to Friday’s event, Hawkins was the most recent Late Model winner at Elkins. He $2,000 for winning the Richard G. Skidmore Memorial on July 29.

Jim Hitt Memorial: (1) Butch McGill, (2) Booper Bare, (3) Robbie Scott, (4) Jacob Hawkins, (5) Tim Senic, (6) Tim Hitt, (7) Mike Benedum, (8) Steve Wilmoth, (9) Dusty Hamrick, (10) Shane Hitt, (11) Gary Dalton, (12) Skip Hare, (13) John Tallman, (14) Shaun Poling, (15) Chuck Harper, (16) Rich Frazier, (17) K.C. Burdette, (18) Mason Zeigler, (19) Devin Friese, (20) Billy Holbert, (21) Tracy Sampson, (22) Cody Hardesty, (23) Steve Booth, (24) Bob Gordon.

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