Missouri State Fairgrounds Coliseum
Saturday, March 16, 2002
Nevins, Marsch march to double wins during 'Greg Grace Memorial' at the Coliseum
by Race Author
SEDALIA, Mo. (March 16, 2002) - A special event to remember the late Greg Grace and rally behind his family, along with the fact that the program was the next to last Coliseum Indoor Winter Speedway Kart Racing Series to be run this season, created a near 'full-house' of drivers and fans on the Missouri State Fairgrounds Saturday night.
Two different drivers from two different states were able to charge their way to feature wins in two different racing divisions for each. And for Des Moines, Iowan Bryan Nevels, Jr. it was his last time to run in the Junior 1 (ages 9 through 11) division in his racing career. The 2002 racing season under the directorship of the KART karting association, Nevels now qualifies to move up to the Junior 2 (ages 12 through 15) class this week. Nevins outran points leader Josh Fisher in both the Goody's Steakburger Junior 1 and Busso's AA Muffler Junior 2 'A' features. Fisher, who appears to be the only double championship winner this year, scored solid second places.
Russellville's Ryan Marsch was definitely flyin' all evening. He first picked up a win in the Paint-Ko Stock Medium main, then came back in the Fairfield Motors Stock Heavy to do it again. Another 'Illinois Raider', Oakwood's Kyle Hill, won both of his heats and feature event to grab a 'clean-sweep' in the Yeager's Suzuki Stock Light group.
After erroneously putting the wrong intake restrictor on his Anderson Kart Engines Rookie Beginners machine last week, costing him a feature win, Lamar's Kaden Sportsman crossed the line first again and copped the win with the right parts. Vada Schultz, who won her first ever feature last week, was a close second and Alivia Aten was third.
The big crowd of fans and competitors dug deep into their pockets, many buying raffle tickets to help Oak Grove's Graces. They also turned in cash to many drivers circulating with their helmets at intermission for the cause.
Kudos go to Harry Hoffert and Shawn Morton with the Morton Racing Team for arranging and rounding up a tremendous amount of items that were won during the draw.
FINAL WINTER RACE, AWARDS BANQUET THIS WEEKEND!
This Saturday night marks the 18th and final Kart series race for this season. On Sunday, the following day, all of the awards to the 'top ten' in each of the twelve classes will attend a banquet and luncheon to receive honors for their accomplishments, including trophies and cash prizes.
The awards banquet will be held in the MEC building where the doors will open at 11:30 am. Lunch will start at 12:30 and the awards will follow.
The final indoor race of the year the night before will open the pits at 1 p.m., the grandstands at 3, hot laps start at 4 p.m., while the first round of qualifying heat races starts at 5:30.
Admission to the grandstands for adults is $5, 7 to 10 years old-$3 and under 6 years of age, free.
For latest Coliseum Indoor Winter Series information, you may call the Campbell Promotions offices at (660) 827-1043. -or- refer to the Web-Site at: www.coliseumkarts.com
(All Home Towns in Missouri Unless Otherwise Shown)
SPEEDWAY KART CLASSES-12
Feature Results -Top 3 Finishers-15 Lap 'A' Features
STOCK 4-CYCLE CLASSES:
Drivers 16 and Older
Yeager's Suzuki STOCK LIGHT: ('A') Feature): 1.) Kyle Hill, Oakwood, Il, 2.) Shawn Morton, Sedalia, 3.) Nicholas Combs, Tipton.
Paint-Ko STOCK MEDIUM: ('B' Feature-10 laps): 1.) Ryan Marsch, Russellville, 2.) Derick Samson, Marshall, 3.) Gene Smith, Harrisonville. ('A' Featue): 1.) Morton, 2.) Corey Nelson, Jefferson City, 3.) Dennis R. Jones, Bunceton.
Fairfield Motor Service STOCK HEAVY: ('B' Feature-10 laps): 1.) Josh McKay, Jasper, 2.) Greg Lueckert, Kansa City, 3.) Brett Ladenoff, Marshall. ('A' Feature): 1.) R. Marsch, 2.) Dusty Cook, Jasper, 3.) Rick Carver, Peculiar,
Dale's Tow STOCK SUPER HEAVY: 1.) Gary Bunch, Lohman, 2.) Mike McNeil, Sedalia, 3.) Larry Jones, Marshall.
Anderson Kart Engines ROOKIE BEGINNERS: (Ages 5 thru 8-10 laps): 1.) Kaden Sportsman, Lamar, 2.) VadaSchultz, Sedalia, 3.) Alivia Aten, Blue Springs.
Terry's Osage Express ROOKIE ADVANCED: (Ages 5 thru 8): 1.) Alan Murray, Cole Camp, 2.) Aaron Ray, Tipton, 3.) Beau Roseblock, Eldon.
Goody's Steakburger JUNIOR 1 LIGHT: (Ages 9 thru 11): 1.) Bryan Nevins, Jr., Des Moines, 2.) Josh Fisher, Smithton, 3.) Brad Roberts, Mora.
Busso's AA Muffler JUNIOR 1 HEAVY: 1.) Nevins, Jr., 2.) Fisher, 3.) Erin Larimore, Green Ridge.
ER Energy Release JUNIOR 2 LIGHT: (Ages 12 thru 15): 1.) Jon Corbin, Carrollton, 2.) Trenton Nelson, Fulton, 3.) Chad Mosbauer, Lee's Summit.
O'Reilly Auto Parts JUNIOR 2 HEAVY: 1.) Aaron Poe, Warrensburg, 2.) Stephen Strader, Warsaw, 3.) Mosbauer.
Russell Karting Specialties 2-CYCLE: 1.) Ryan Shorthose, Jefferson City, 2.) Andy Carpenter, Jasper, 3.) Bobby Snow, Sedalia.
Kix Country 105.6 SENIOR KAGE KART: 1.) Matt Simpson, Versailles, 2.) Brian Schultz, Columbia, 3.) Delan Greer-Askins, Sedalia.