Dayton Dukes, 11, sat on his Yamaha four-wheeler Wednesday night  as confident as a NASCAR driver on the starting line at the Daytona 500.
“I'm going to win it all,” he said as he twisted the handle bar and revved his engine.
The kid from Rolla was referring to all of the events at the The Phelps County Fair's  ATV Rodeo. These included drag racing, pole bending and barrel racing.
Dukes was one of dozens of riders from ages eight and up who had high hopes of taking home a 2017 ATV Rodeo trophy.
In the adult category, 18-year-old, Kasey Garrett, of Plato, was ready to roll as well on his Honda 450R. He said he is no stranger to these events.
“I've been riding since I was four,” he said with a smirk.
Wednesday evening started off with drag racing. ATV's were paired up against one another for a 300-foot dirt-track sprint.  First one across the finish line won. A good time was five seconds. Radio personality Big Al from KZNN-FM, in Rolla, was the announcer for the evening. There were a number of  fans in the grandstand and a lot of family and friends in the race pit cheering on their favorite racers.
After the drag races, riders swerved around barrels and bended poles to make for a fun night of  four-wheel fun.