SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Leading all 25 laps, Chris Morgan took home his first WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps sprint car victory Saturday night at Springfield Raceway.
Morgan shot into the lead from his first starting spot only to see the yellow come out for Tim Kent and Cody Crabtree, who had both spun in between turns one and two. Kent would continue from the back of the pack while Crabtree would see his evening end with front-end damage.
On the second start, Morgan again took command as he was followed by Mitchell Moore and Casey Wills. Before the third lap could be completed, a yellow would come out for Zach Chappell and T.J. Muths, who spun in turn three.
Once green, Morgan again took command with Moore, Wills, and Wyatt Burks following. Burks started moving forward as he got by Wills on lap five and a lap later, he worked his way by Moore for second.
By lap 10n, Burks had made his way to within a car length or two of Morgan, but he could not complete the pass.
As the laps started to wind down and with Morgan and Burks running the bottom side of the raceway, Moore and sixteenth-starting Chris Parkinson started making a charge using the high side in turns three and four and running a groove higher in turns one and two.. Lap by lap, they got closer and closer to the leaders and when the white flag was thrown, Moore was right on the tail tank of Burks for second. The duo made a run down the backstretch, but Morgan was too strong and picked up the win in his Bob Goans-owned Midwest Specialty Flooring/Wagner Excavating/Akin Trucking MRP Chassis with Engine Connection power under the hood. Burks just held off Moore for second in his Industrial Maintenance Inc/ Kansas Powertrain Maxim with Trondson power. Moore made it a Sunflower State sweep of the podium in his Kelly Potter-owned XXX with Moore power under the hood. Parkinson continued his season long run of top-four finishes by running fourth in his 54th Street Grill and Bar/Ozark Barge and Dock Service DRC with Parkinson power under the hood. Due to the misfortune of point leader Chad Goff having motor problems, Parkinson also left Springfield as the new WAR point leader.
Wills edged Josh Stephens at the flagstand for fifth