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May 19, 2013
Submitted by: Dean Reichel
Night number two at Double-X Speedway was fast paced and full of excitement. With lightning in the western sky, Sunday Night Thunder saw close racing and exciting finishes. The Street Stock feature event provided fans with a finish that had them on their feet. Defending point champion Derek Henson looked to have things figured out running the low line consistently hitting his marks. However things were shaping up to be exciting as another former track champion Harlan “Boy” Dowell was running the high line and came up to take the lead at the line on lap 11. Henson edged back in front for lap 12 before Dowell would lead laps 13 and 14. With Henson on the low side and Dowell on the top the pair entered turn 3 side by side. Dowell’s car pushed a little in the middle of 3 and 4 allowing Henson to edge him at the finish line for his first victory of 2013 at Double-X. Dowell earned a hard fought second, sliding across the finish line, Curt Turpin finished a solid third, Dylan Bias claimed fourth. Last week’s feature winner Andrew Roark was fifth and Keeth Strange completed the field. The heat race victory was claimed by Henson. Point leaders are Roark 174, Henson 172, Turpin 164, K. Strange 92, Joe Miller 91.
When the COOPER RACING 360 Winged Sprint Cars took to the track, the field was led to the green by heat race winners Taylor Walton and Tyler Blank. Both had very convincing wins in their respective heat races and Walton was still riding high for the weekend having claimed a non wing feature win on Saturday night. Blank put his #75 GF-1 Chassis machine on the cushion and moved out to a comfortable lead with Walton and Cody Baker in tow. As Blank continued to lead the field the action was heating up back in the field. Bryan Grimes and Kevin Whitworth were having a good battle for 5th place and Evan Martin joined in the fray with the trio battling hard for several laps. A lap 18 caution for Cody Baker bunched the field back up. Blank led Walton and Grimes to the restart, with Blank still on the cushion, Grimes worked the bottom groove to get by Walton for second on lap 19 and moved by Blank to take the lead on lap 23. Grimes led the remaining two laps to capture the feature victory. Blank would claim second, Evan Martin was third, TJ Muths came home fourth and Kevin Whitworth brought the Jack Hockett Racing #77 home in fifth spot. Rounding out the top ten were Tyler Elliott, Cody Baker, Taylor Walton, Casey Baker and Lanny Carpenter. Top five in points are Blank 184, Grimes 166, Martin 160, Carpenter 138, Baker 136.
The 600cc Micro Sprints were again on the card and Columbia’s Dean Hathman claimed his second feature win of 2013 at Double-X. Hathman was chased for the entire 15 laps by Cole Campbell who took the checkered in second, holding off a strong run by Corey Nelson who came home third, Kyle Schlotz was fourth, Ryan Marsch was fifth. Scott Hathman finished sixth and Nick Schaefer finished seventh. The heat race was claimed by Dean Hathman. The speedway does not keep points for this division.
Not be outdone by the other classes, The Hobby Stock feature had some very close racing as well. Last weeks feature winner Seth Jacobs took the lead from his outside front row starting position with Chuck Coffey and Will Register right on his bumper. Jacobs would continue to lead until lap 10 when Register moved to the point and would not be headed. Jacobs settled for second, Coffey was third, AJ Wirts was fourth, Kurtis Pace came home fifth, Mike Schrader sixth and Laura Atkinson in seventh. Point leaders are Jacobs 186, Wirts and Coffey are tied in second place with 174 points each, Register 160, Schrader 152.
Be sure to join us next Sunday night for our Tribute to Jesse Hockett as the ASCS Warrior stars will take to the track with the street stocks and hobby stocks. Also in competition will be the Mid America Lightning Sprints. Gates open at 5:00, Hot laps at 7;00, racing at 7:30. Be sure to “LIKE” us on Facebook….search…. Double-X Speedway…. on Facebook.
COOPER RACING 360 Winged Sprint Cars
1. 6- Bryan Grimes, Slater; 2. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 3. 4-Evan Martin, California; 4. 65-TJ Muths, Sedalia; 5. 77-Kevin Whitworth, Ozark; 6. Tyler Elliott, California; 7.38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack; 8. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 9. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack; 10. 24-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; DNS-XX AJ Wirts, California
Heat 1–1. Walton, 2. Elliott, 3. Grimes, 4. Martin, 5. Carpenter, DNS-Wirts
Heat 2–1. Blank, 2. Cody Baker, 3. Muths, 4. Whitworth, 5. Casey Baker
1. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville; 2. 29- Harlan Dowell, Tipton; 3. 15-Curt Turpin, Jefferson City; 4.43- Dylan Bias, Centertown; 5. H2-Andrew Roark, Henley; 6. 7-Keeth Strange, Eldon; DNS-38 Jake Dent, California
Heat Race–1. Henson, 2. Roark, 3. Dowell, 4. Strange, 5. Bias, 6. Turpin, 7. Dent
600cc Micro Sprints
1. 56H-Dean Hathman, Columbia; 2. 22C-Cole Campbell, Mexico; 3. 34- Corey Nelson, Eugene; 4. 749-Kyle Schlotz, Jefferson City; 5. 2R-Ryan Marsch, Jefferson City; 6. 56-Scott Hathman, Columbia; 7. 9S- Nick Schaefer, Marshall; DNS 15- Quinton Benson, Sweet Springs
Heat Race–1. D. Hathman, 2.Benson, 3. Schlotz, 4. S. Hathman, 5. Campbell, 6. Nelson, 7. Marsch, 8. Schaefer
1. 77-Will Register, Sedalia; 2. 25- Seth Jacobs, Centertown, 3. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 4. XX-AJ
Wirts, California; 5. 88-Kurtis Pace, California; 6. 1B-Mike Schrader, 7. 4A-Laura Atkinson, Eldon
Heat Race– 1. Coffey, 2. Jacobs, 3. Wirts, 4. Register, 5. Schrader, 6. Pace, 7. Atkinson
May 12, 2013 Submitted by Dean Reichel
Sunday Night Thunder Returns to XX Speedway!!!
The Sunday Night Thunder has returned to XX Speedway for 2013. A large crowd of spectators and drivers opened the curtain on the 2013 racing season at Sunday night in California, MO. The cool weather was no deterrent to Jonathan Cornell of Sedalia, MO as he wired the field in the COOPER RACING 360 Winged Sprint division. Starting in the front row as a resut of having won his qualifying heat, Cornell hustled around the high side of the track and was not headed as the 25 lap feature went green to checkered. Lanny Carpenter settled into the second spot for 10 laps following Cornell around the high road. Fourth starting Tyler Blank moved passed Carpenter on lap 11 and set his sights on the #28 machine of Cornell. Blank would close in on Cornell but could not muster a pass and settled for a well deserved second place. Following Cornell and Blank under the checkered flag were Adam Jones, Carpenter, and Evan Martin in the top five. Bryan Grimes claimed sixth with Cody Baker, Taylor Walton, Tyler Elliott and Curtis Boyer rounding out the top ten. Carpenter and Cornell claimed the heat race victories in the winged sprint division. Top five in points are Cornell 95, Blank 91, Jones 85, Carpenter 85, and Martin 77.
The street stock division had a very competitive field of cars on hand to compete for opening night honors. Andrew Roark of Henley drove a masterful race using the low groove to hold off all challengers to claim the first feature race of the season. Knocking on his rear bumper was Centertown’s Joe Miller claiming second, Curt Turpin was third, Johnny Wyman fourth and 2012 Season Champion Derek Henson claimed fifth place. Dale Berry and Mark Davis completed the field as some drivers were unable to start the feature event. Berry and Wyman captured the heat race victories. The second street stock heat started off with excitement as Eldon’s Johnny Strange tumbled off the top of turn one, collecting Joe Miller in the process. Strange climbed out of his crumpled car under his own power. Point leaders are Roark 95, Miller 89, Turpin 85, Wyman 85, Henson 75.
The Hobby Stock class had a healthy turn out of drivers competing on opening night. Early race leader AJ Wirts of California held the point for five laps before being passed by eventual winner Seth Jacobs of Centertown. Jacobs secured the win with Wirts in second, Chuck Coffey third, Mike Schrader fourth and Racheal Olejniczak rounding out the top five. Larry Dickson of Bunceton was sixth, Laura Atkinson seventh, Will Register was eighth, Kevin Prall and Rodger Deatherage rounded out the top 10. The heat reaces were won by Register and Wirts. Top five in points are Jacobs 95, Wirts 93, Coffey 85, Shcrader 83, Detherage 73.
Rounding out the card were the 600cc Micro Sprints. Starting on the pole was Columbia’s Dean Hathman and he took the lead on lap one and claimed the victory over Cole Campbell, Corey Nelson, Ryan Marsch and Cole Melby in the top five. Kyle Schlotz, Nick Schafer and Scott Hathman completed the field. Dean Hathman claimed the heat race victory.
Racing continues next Sunday night at XX with 360 Sprints, 600cc micros, street stocks, and hobby stocks. Go to www.xxspeedway.com for information or check out Double-X Speedway on Facebookor call 573-796-4694. Gates open at 5:00
Race Results May 12, 2013
COOPER RACING – 360 WInged Sprint Cars– Feature Event 1. 28 Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 75 Tyler Blank, California; 3. 1A Adam Jones, Wright City; 4. 24 Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 5. 4 Evan Martin, California; 6. 6 Bryan Grimes, Slater; 7. 38 Cody Baker, Lone Jack; 8. 93 Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 9. 49 Tyler Elliott, California; 10. 72 Curtis Boyer, New Haven; 11. 77 Kevin Whitworth, Ozark; 12. 8 Jeff Wingate, Centertown; 13. 65 TJ Muths, Sedalia; 14 XX AJ Wirts, California. (DNS)
Heat Race 1 1. Carpenter; 2. Jones; 3. Grimes; 4. Walton; 5. Wirts; 6. Muths (DNS); 7. Elliott (DNS)
Heat Race 2 1. Cornell; 2. Blank; 3. Martin; 4. Whitworth; 5. Baker; 6. Boyer; 7. Wingate
Street Stocks– Feature Event 1. H2 Andrew Roark, Henley; 2. 43 Joe Miller, Russellville; 3. 15 Curt Turpin, Jefferson City; 4. 95 Johnny Wyman, Fulton; 5. 27D Derek Henson, Russellville; 6. 05 Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 7. 56 Mark Davis, Grovespring; 8. 7 Keeth Strange, Eldon (DNS); 9. 54 Johnny Strange, Eldon (DNS); 10. 38 Jake Dent, California (DNS)
Heat 1 1. Berry; 2. Roark; 3. Turpin; 4. Davis; 5. Dent (DNS)
Heat 2 1. Wyman; 2. Miller; 3. K. Strange; 4. Henson; 5. J. Strange
Hobby Stocks– Feature Event 1. 25 Seth Jacobs, Centertown; 2. XX AJ Wirts, California; 3. 171 Chuck Coffey, WIndsor; 4. 1B Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 5. 90R Racheal Olejniczak, Windsor; 6. 34 Larry Dickson, Bunceton; 7. 4A Laure Atkinson, Eldon; 8. 77 Will Register, Sedalia; 9. 14 Kevin Prall, Sedalia; 10. 90 Rodger Deatherage, Windsor, 11. 84 Jeremiah Wallingford, Jamestown (DNS); 12. 09R Joe Reed, Tipton (DNS)
Heat 1 1. Register; 2.Jacobs; 3. Dickson; 4. Wallingford; 5. Reed; 6. Prall (DNS)
Heat 2 1. Wirts, 2. Schrader; 3. Coffey; 4. Atkinson; 5. Olejniczak; 6. Deatherage (DNS)
600CC Micro Sprints Feature Event 1. 56H Dean Hathman, Columbia; 2. 22C Cole Campbell, Mexico; 3. 34 Corey Nelson, Eugene; 4. 2R Ryan Marsch, Jefferson City, MO; 5. 7W Cole Melby, Sedalia; 6. 749 Kye Schlotz, Jefferson City; 7. 9S Nick Schaefer, Marshall; 8. 56 Scott Hathman, Columbia
Heat Race 1. D. Hathman; 2. Nelson; 3. Campbell; 4.S. Hathman; 5. Schlotz; 6. Schaefer; 7. Melby; 8. Marsch
The 2013 racing season at Double-X Speedway in California Mo will begin Soon..
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