CATAWBA, N.C. — Five different divisions took to the sixth-mile Mountain Creek Speedway Sunday afternoon to close out weekend at the speedway by the creek.
There was a moment of silence in remembrance and a playing of Taps for those who lost their lives during the 9/11 World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks 20 years ago.
Competitors all donned commemorative decals on their karts honoring those we’ve lost.
In the Cadet A-main, Cameron Hyler took his second win of the season. Hyler started outside the front row and never looked back in the 15-lap main event. Tucker Nash and Ellie Messer completed the podium.
Chase DeMarco and Brexton Busch battled for the top spot most of the race in the beginner box stock division. DeMarco led the majority of the race until he left the bottom open coming off turn four, opening the door for Busch. The son of the NASCAR Cup Series champion survived two late-race restarts to hang on for the win.
It was an exciting day for the Thomas family. Cole Thomas was the man to beat as he came through the field in the box stock main event. Thomas then used a series of restarts to work his way past Gavin Marlin, Karter Beattie then Wyatt Miller for the top spot.
Thomas then held on for a final green-white-checkered restart to take his first win of the season. Wyatt Miller and Gavin Marlin occupied the top three. The win was made all the sweeter for the Thomas family as youngest son, Easton won the Cadet B-main.
Defending Open division track champion Lou Mattesen continued to extend his point lead in his quest for the Yamaha 450 Stock championship. Mattesen led wire to wire and parked it in the Kelly Stewart Agent Farm Bureau Insurance victory lane. Travis Stanley finished second for the second week in a row.
Colt Currie picked up his sixth win in a row and seventh so far this season as he led flag to flag in the open division.