WARRENSBURG, Mo. – Central Missouri Speedway hosted its annual Kid’s Night activities and night two of the special Top Gun Series on Saturday evening.
A total of 93 drivers and teams signed in for competition in 13 heat races and six features.
Kids ages 12 and under enjoyed several activities throughout the night and received a free hot dog and drink courtesy of owners and promoters Earl and Susan Walls.
The kids also competed in foot races on the track during intermission in five age groups and had a chance to win donated bikes, scooters, and money from the many donators who contributed. Every kid also received a goodie bag stuffed full of school supplies, coupons, and various items and folders, notebooks, and paper.
To start the 25-lap A-Mod main event, Tim Karrick and Rick Beebe began the race from row one. Beebe led the opening series of laps, with a five-car length advantage over Karrick by lap five, while Terry Schultz, Chad Lile, and Gunner Martin ran inside the top five.
At lap 10, Beebe enjoyed an eighth of a second lead over Karrick, who was closing fast. By lap 11, the pair were side-by-side up front but by lap 12, Karrick moved to the front as Beebe was under pressure from Schultz for second.
Karrick enjoyed a two-second lead by lap 15 as Lyle and Martin oved in front of Beebe by lap 16. By lap 20, Karrick’s lead had built to a 3.3-second lead over Schultz and Lyle.
On this night, the No. 1k of Karrick was unstoppable as he collected his fourth CMS feature win of the season in a race that ran green to checkered.
Schultz held on to second in a fierce battle with Lyle in third. Gunner Martin ran strong in fourth, with Dean Wille moving forward to secure a top-five run.
Other division winners included Nathan Vaughn (Street Stock), Steve Clancy (B-Mod), Dillon Raffurty (Mod Lite), Steven Makar (E-Mod) and Jason Ryun (Pure Stock).