Martin Outguns Central Missouri A-Mod Field


WARRENSBURG, Mo. – Gunner Martin raced from the pole to win the A-Mod feature that headlined the night of racing on Saturday at Central Missouri Speedway.

Martin and Dean Wille began the A-Mod feature from the front row, but Martin went out front to lead Wille, Matt Johnson and Tim Karrick. By lap three, Johnson found his way to second.

The drivers set a blistering pace up front with Martin continuing to lead as Johnson and Karrick worked to draw closer by lap 15. Over the next eight laps Johnson began inching closer to Martin and by lap 23 had drawn to the bumper of Martin to make it a two-man race.

On lap 23 the pair touched in turns one and two and when they came off turn four Johnson took to the low side while Martin slid high as his spoiler caught the wall. Debris caused the final caution of the night and it was then a three-car shootout for the victory as Karrick was right in the mix.

For the final lap it was anyone’s guess for the win as the trio entered turn three. Johnson, who had slipped to third for a moment, came blasting back on the low side into three and off of four and came up just short of the win as Martin garnered his second-consecutive win of the season.

Johnson was second with Karrick third.

Other feature winners on Saturday at Central Missouri Speedway included Aaron Poe (street stocks), Patrick Royalty (B mods), Dillon Raffurty (mod lites) and Spencer Reiff (pure stocks).