After leading the first lap, Aaron Kuhn looped his car in turn two leaving Eric Todd, Dustin Arnall, and Rusty Dukes with no place to go. The incident would end the evening for Todd and Arnall.
On the restart, Moore took the lead over Taylor Walton and Josh Stephens. The lead trio would remain this way over the first eight laps with Chad Goff in the hunt as well. By lap nine, Walton and Stephens had a close battle for second and by lap 10, Goff made it a three-car battle. Goff was able to slip by Stephens for third and on lap 12, the action would be stopped for a Steven Cross spin in turn two.
Once restarted, Moore continued to lead Walton, Goff, and Stephens. With 15 laps in the books, the yellow came out for a PJ Grimes spin in turn four.
On the restart as the leaders came through turns three and four, Jeff Wingate got a strong run. With most drivers using the bottom as the preferred line, Wingate got into the back of Stephens and spun to a stop in turn four ending his shot at a top-five finish.
Moore again led on the restart as Goff and Stephens would work their way by Walton over the last few laps. Peter Palazzolo saw his bid for a top five finish come to a halt as he lost power and coasted into the infield on lap 18.
Moore went on the win in the Kelly Potter-owned Eagle with Denny Moore power. Goff, in his WAR debut, ran a strong second in the B&D Racing/Kercher Racing Engines XXX. Stephens was third in the Stephens Automotive/Summers Farms Eagle with RMS power. Walton was fourth in the John Hillman Gambler with Hillman power. After starting sixteenth, Kevin Whitworth was able to work his way into the top five in the Hockett Racing Maxim with RMS power. Brad Ryun was sixth with Matt Fox seventh. Austin Alumbaugh, Cross, and Chris Desselle rounded out the top 10.
John Helm was the Keizer Wheels fast time award winner. Winners of the Schure-Built Suspensions heats were Todd, Walton and Moore.
Wingless Auto Racing presented by Impact Signs
Midway Speedway-Lebanon — April 5, 2013
1. 51 Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (7) 2. 9 Chad Goff, Spring Hill, KS (2) 3. 09 Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO (5) 4. 14C Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO (3) 5. 77 Kevin Whitworth, Ozark, MO (16) 6. 1 Bradlee Ryun, Higginsville, MO (11) 7. 23F Matt Fox, Hughesville, MO (12) 8. 81A Austin Alumbaugh, Higginsville, MO (21) 9. 19S Steven Cross, Clinton, MO (15) 10. 21C Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO (17) 11. 1K Aaron Kuhn, Independence, MO (1) 12. 8 Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (8) 13. 29C Cody Crabtree, Marshfield, MO (13) 14. 10 Will Register, Sedalia, MO (14) 15. 65ss Warren Tarr, Osage Beach, MO (18) 16. 70 Peter Palazzalo, Pacific, MO (20) 17. 7J Rusty Dukes, Fair Play, MO (9) 18. 00 P J Grimes, Otterville, MO (19) 19. 21 Eric Todd, Falcon, MO ( 6) 20. 2A Dustin Arnall, Hartville, MO (10) 21. 12 John Helm, Kearney, MO (4)