Missouri State Fairgrounds Coliseum
Saturday, March 8, 2003
Coliseum Karts back in big way, as Iowa’s Thor throws lightning bolt twice
by Race Author
SEDALIA, Mo. (March 8, 2003) - After having to take off almost four consecutive weeks of action due to weather-related freeze-outs and the 4th Annual Yeager’s Cycle Coliseum ArenaCross, the K.A.R.T. sanctioned speedway karts came back in a big, and wild way Saturday night to perform in race number 12 of the Coliseum Indoor Winter Speedway Kart 2002-3 Racing Series.
Five-time Coliseum champ Josh Fisher had a surprise win in the Junior 2 Lights finale. (On-Track Photographics/Richard White)
Combined with the first addition of a ‘Banked Track Dirt Bike’ division (most normally known as Dirt Flat Track Motorcycles), 108 entries cranked out a whopping 70 events. The special motorcycle classes will resume with the karts through the end of this season, which ends two weeks from now on March 22nd.
Traveling all the way down from Bondurant, Iowa, Thor “Lightning Bolt” Anderson picked up a pair of feature event wins; the Goody’s Steakburger Junior 1 Light and Busso’s AA Muffler Junior 1 Heavies.
Junior 2 ace Adam Hall finished second in the Heavy division and scored a heat race win to celebrate his 14th birthday. (On-Track Photographics/Richard White)
It was the ‘full house’ (maximum 12 starting karts in the ‘A’) Junior 1 Heavy run that was the most competitive, and wildest of the night. On the first start try, young Nick Jones from Independence was involved in a crash that sent he and his car into a hard end-over-end flip with the kart landing on TOP OF him. He walked away okay. Toward the end of the rough affair, fourth and fifth place runners J.R. Beers and Peculiar’s Jeannette Carver were caught in a massive fourth turn crash. Carver’s kart landed on top of Independence’s Beers and both spun wildly to a stop in the infield. In time Beers recovered, but it was judged best to send Carver to the hospital by ambulance for a more detailed check-up. Her condition was unknown at press time.
Her father, well known kart and asphalt modified driver Rick Carver, did not compete in the Stock Heavy class, in which he is defending the class title, when it came up later on. He had accompanied his daughter for the physical evaluation.
Anderson copped the top spot while super-close pacers Will Wolf and Stephon Brown finished right behind in that order.
Columbia, Missouri’s nationally famed karter Mikey Halliburton took in more racing action around the country this season, but his return this night notched victories in both the Comfort Inn Stock Light and Mazzio’s Pizza Stock Medium venues.
Sedalia's all-time racer, Bobby Snow, returned Saturday night to run in the KDKD ‘Checkered Flag’ Open division. (On-Track Photographics/Richard White)
Two-cycle ace and points leader Mike Floyd from Missouri’s capitol city was the only other double-trouble winner in the Russell Karting Specialties 2-cycle Contolled and KDKD-FM “Checkerfed Flag “ Opens.
Fulton’s Patrick J. Mahnken gets better all the time. He was the only multiple class driver competing in three different divisions. Patrick won the TCI Tire Centers Junior 2 Heavies, in which he’s the points leader, zipped to second in the Junior 2 Lights and drove hard in the ‘wide open’ c lass to finish second behind Floyd.
It’ll be another “Saturday Night Kart-Fever” this coming weekend when the top competitors return for more thrilling action.
Pit gates open at 1 pm, the grandstands at 3, hot laps at 4 with the first round of qualifying heats firing up at 5 pm.
Admission to the grandstands for adults is $5, 7 to 10 years old-$3 and under 6 years of age, free.
For the latest Coliseum Indoor Winter Series information, call Wayne Campbell at Campbell Promotions offices at (660) 827-1043 or Jim Smith at (660) 826-2719. The Coliseum Series also has a website at www.coliseumkarts.com.
Race # 12
(All Home Towns in Missouri Unless Otherwise Shown)
108 Registered Karts/Motorcycles 70 Events
SPEEDWAY KART CLASSES-14
BANKED TRACK DIRT BIKE CLASSES-2
Feature Results -Top 3 Finishers-15 Lap 'A' Features
STOCK 4-cycle CLASSES: Drivers 16 and Older
Comfort Inn STOCK LIGHT: 1.) Mikey Halliburton, Columbia, 2.) Jon Corbin, Carrolton, 3.) Trenton Nelson, Fulton.
Mazzio’s Pizza STOCK MEDIUM: 1.) Halliburton, 2.) Dennis R. Jones, Bunceton, 3.) Corbin.
Fairfield Motor Service STOCK HEAVY: 1.) Corey Nelson, Jefferson City, 2.) David Haansz, Gladstone, 3.) Ryan Marsch, Russellville.
Dale's Tow STOCK SUPER HEAVY: 1.) Billy Hurt, Boonville, 2.) Kerry King, Shawnee, Ks, 3.) Evan Martin, California.
Anderson Kart Engines ROOKIE BEGINNERS: (Ages 5 thru 8-10 laps): 1.) J.C. Newell, Stoutland, 2.) Dylan Timmerman, ElDorado Springs, 3.) Mason Shoemaker, Fulton.
Terry's Osage Express ROOKIE ADVANCED: (Ages 5 thru 8-10 laps): 1.) Blake David, Fulton, 2.) Ben Wolf, Lenexa, Ks, 3.) Christian Becker, Liberty.
Country Kitchen JUNIOR 1 AMATEUR: 1.) T.J. Muths, Sedalia, 2.) Dakota Melson, Columbia.
Goody's Steakburger JUNIOR 1 LIGHT: (Ages 9 thru 11): 1.) Thor Anderson, Bondurant, Ia, 2.) Will Wolf, Lenexa, Ks, 3.) Stephon Brown, Kingsville.
Busso's AA Muffler JUNIOR 1 HEAVY: 1.) Anderson, 2.) Brown, 3.) Ethan Burke, Fulton.
Schilby’s Auto Center JUNIOR 2 LIGHT: (Ages 12 thru 15): 1.) Josh Fisher, Smithton, 2.) Anthony Salmons, Sedalia, 3.) Patrick J. Mahnken, Fulton.
TCI Tire Centers JUNIOR 2 HEAVY: 1.) Mahnken, 2.) Adam Hall, Columbia, 3.) Kevin Blackburn, Fulton.
Russell Karting Specialties 2-CYCLE: 1.) Mike Floyd, Jefferson City, 2.) Chris Parkinson, Kansas City, 3.) Ryan Shorthose, Jefferson City.
Kix Country 105.6 Krazy KAGE KART: 1.) Delan Askins, Sedalia, 2.) Jeff Hinkle, Versailles, 3.) Christopher Moon, Sedalia.
KDKD-FM “Checkered Flag” OPEN: 1.) Floyd, 2.) Mahnken, 3.) Chad Mosbauer, Lee’s Summit.
Yeager’s Suzuki 50cc/5-10 year old: (10 lap Feature): 1.) Logan Hockett, Lake Lotawana, 2.) Dylan Zane, Sedalia.
Yeager’s Cycle 70cc-110cc 15 years and up: (10 lap feature): 1.) Chad Fidlur, Sedalia, 2.) Kelvin Kast, Sedalia, 3.) Jeremiah Hinshaw, Sedalia.