08/07/2001 11:00PM

Columbus

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Columbus, Neb. - Rider Dan Beck suffered bruised ribs Sunday when his mount Zoucha Nutcracker acted up in gate while loading for the seventh race. He took off the final two races of the day but was scheduled to ride again this weekend.

Friday night racing continues to be a hit. The second Friday night of the meet brought out 2,772 fans, up more than 600 from the same night a year ago. It was also an increase over the opening-night card when 2,670 turned out.

Jerry Carkeek posted six wins over the weekend and leads the rider standings with 11 victories. Beck, Don Herber, and Armando Martinez are tied for second with seven wins each.