Martin Tops Modified Field At Central Missouri


WARRENSBURG, Mo. – Gunner Martin held off all challengers to win Saturday’s modified feature at Central Missouri Speedway.

Martin and Chad Lyle made up the front row of the 25-lap feature. Martin took the early lead over Lyle, with Dean Wille, Tim Karrick and Terry Schultz giving chase.

By lap nine, Martin had caught the tail of the field to begin putting drivers down a lap. Two quick cautions slowed the field by lap 10 as the racers looked for a groove. Martin continued to lead Lyle, Wille and Karrick, but by lap 13 caution flew again. On the restart Martin again took flight, with Lyle second, Schultz third and Karrick now fourth.

By lap 16 Lyle began to put pressure on the leader as Martin was low on entry to the corners, floating to the top at the exit of turn four. Lyle stayed within a few car lengths as Karrick ran third. The caution flag waved again on lap 19 as Martin again had to fend off Lyle and Karrick.

By lap 22, Martin was about 10 car lengths in front of the race for second. Martin went on to score the victory. Behind Martin were Lyle, Karrick, Schultz and Wille.

Other winners Saturday at Central Missouri Speedway included Jay Prevete (Street Stock), Patrick Royalty (B-Mod), Edward Griggs (Mod-Lite) and Jason Ryun (Pure Stock).