The final night of the 2019 season of Sunday Night Thunder at Double X Speedway saw a large field of Winged Sprint Cars on hand to try and take the $2000 winners share, brought to them by Central Missouri Security Services, LLC. Twenty two cars and drivers in the winged sprint division signed in for the evenings competition.
Heat race action began the evening with the Street Stocks taking to the track for two races. In heat race number one Brandon Dunham claimed the win with teammate Brandon Hays second, Justin McDowell third and Dale Berry fourth. Heat race two saw John Clancy picking up the win over Joe Miller in second, Marshall Berry edged John Brooks for the number three spot with Brooks in fourth.
The Hobby Stock division also had two heat races on the card. In heat one Mike Schrader dispatched early leader John Canada on lap two and raced to victory. Canada was second, Jeremiah Wallingford third, Bobby Chilton was fourth, Karen Johnson fifth and Kevin Prall sixth. The second heat saw Kyle Smith take the early lead and hold off the challenges of a quick Dakota Girard who would settle for a close second, Chuck Coffey was right behind in third, Matt Barnett in fourth and Josh Clark in fifth.
Three winged sprint car heat races were needed to set the lineup. In heat race number one Miles Paulus moved from his outside front row starting position and did not look back. Ayrton Gennetten would place second, Cody Baker placed third, Kyle Bellm fourth with Zach Daum fifth followed by Riley Kreisel in sixth, Jeff Wingate in seventh and Scott Comstock in eighth. The second heat saw some slightly aggressive starts make for the necessity of restarts and would see Ben Brown and Nathan Ryun retire to the pit area before a lap was completed. The third restart saw Randy Martin contact Taylor Walton due to a traffic jam coming out of turn four. Martin would retire to the pit area. Jonathan Cornell in his first visit to Double X this season look impressive in picking up the heat race victory. Taylor Walton would finish second after changing the right front after the earlier contact on start number one. Brad Ryun was third, Ben Brown fourth Broc Elliott fifth, Randy Martin sixth and Nathan Ryun seventh. The third heat saw Tyler Blank picking up the win over Evan Martin in second, Tyler Utz in third, Lanny Carpenter in fourth, Jarmin Dalitz in fifth, Frank Brown in sixth and Timmy Smith was credited with seventh after running a strong second but spinning in turn four heading for the checkered flag.
After intermission which saw a special racing sign contest hosted by Hobby Stock driver Kevin Prall and his wife Joni award an autographed racing helmet to a lucky and creative young race fan, it was time for the feature events. The street stocks took to the clay first and John Clancy wasted no time moving to the front. Brandon Dunham settled into second with joe Miller third and Marshall Berry quickly moving into fourth. One lap at a time was the norm for the first four laps as a series of cautions for various drivers spinning out slowed the pace. On the lap five restart laps started clicking by with John Brooks being the car on the move from the rear of the field. The remaining ten laps ran off without a caution and Clancy picked up the win in a convincing fashion.
The Hobby Stock feature saw hard chargers Mike Schrader and Kyle Smith on the front row.After running side by side for the opening lap, Schrader would move to the front. The caution would wave on lap two as Kyle Smith would run out of room while racing hard with Dakota Girard and make contact with the outside wall on the back straightaway. Once back underway Mike Schrader continued at the point, until lap eight when Dakota Girard used the high side to make the pass and continue on to the checkered flag. Chuck Coffey finished second after a late race pass, Mike Schrader was third, Matt Barnett was fourth, John Canada finished fifth and Bobby Chilton completed those running at the finish in sixth. Karen Johnson was seventh, Jeremiah Wallingford eighth, Kyle Smith ninth, Kevin Prall tenth. Josh Clark was unable to make the green flag.
The final event of the night was the $2000 to win winged sprint car feature. Jonathan Cornell took the lead at the drop of the green with Miles Paulus and Tyler Blank close behind. Cornell would open a comfortable lead but Blank would make his way into second and begin to reel in the leader. On lap 18 Blank would use a slide job in turn four to take the lead and would not be challenged for the remainder of the event. Cornell would finish second, Paulus claimed third, Ayrton Gennetten was fourth and Evan Martin was fifth. The remainder of the field is as follows:
6. Taylor Walton
7. Kyle Bellm
8. Cody Baker
9. Brad Ryun
10. Zach Daum
11. Lanny Carpenter
12. Tyler Utz
13. Nathan Ryun
14. Jeff Wingate
15. Ben Brown
16. Timmy Smith
17. Broc Elliott
18. Scott Comstock
19. Jarman Dalitz
21. Riley Kreisel (DNS)
22. Randy Martin (DNS)
Thanks to everyone for making the finale of the 30th season of Sunday Night Thunder a success. Drivers, crews, fans, sponsors and track officials, we couldn’t do it without you. We look forward to seeing you back in 2020 for another season of Sunday Night Thunder.
With only one week of “Sunday Night Thunder” remaining in the 2019 racing season ay Double X Speedway, many winged sprint cars came out to prepare for the $2000 to win championship presented by Central Missouri Security Services LLC. From North, South, East, West and Down Under, the winged sprint car field was here to put on a show for the fans in the stands.
Before the anticipated action of the winged sprint cars, the always competitive street stocks took to the track to begin the evening. In heat race action John Brooks led early but Joe Miller was able to pass for the lead on lap five and would pick up the win. Brooks was second, John Clancy third, Marshall Berry fourth, Brandon Hays fifth and Justin McDowell sixth. The hobby stocks took to the track for two heat races. In the first heat, Cole Canada took the point at the green flag but was passed out of turn four on the white flag by Kyle Smith who would claim the victory. Canada was second, Jeremiah Wallingford third, Karen Johnson fourth and John Canada fifth. The second heat saw Mike Schrader pick up the win in decisive fashion, Josh Clark “Popeye” was second, Chris Brockert third, Chuck Coffey fourth and Bobby Chilton fifth. The winged sprint cars took to the track with their own version of thunder. Heat race one saw Frank Brown post a flag to flag victory in his #43, Tyler Blank was second, Riley Goodno finished third, Ben Brown fourth, Timmy Smith fifth, Scott Comstock sixth and Tyler Utz seventh. Heat two saw California veteran driver Randy Martin on the pole and he used that to his advantage to move to the lead early and hold off a hard charging Taylor Walton to secure the victory. Walton was second, Aussie driver Jarmon Dalitz was third, Bros Elliott fourth and Kaitlin Boland was fifth. Ayrton Gennetten was unable to start the race.
At intermission over 60 young race fans received backpacks with school supplies courtesy of Tyler Utz and many other drivers and race fans. Next year the goal is to award over 100 of the back to school necessities to kids. Following the intermission giveaways, the street stocks took to the track for their feature event. Veteran John Brooks got the drop on pole sitter Joe Miller at the green flag and held a comfortable lead until a lap six caution bunched the field behind the leader. On the restart it was a continuation of the previous laps with Brooks pulling out to a five car length lead over Miller and maintaining the advantage for the duration. This was Brooks second win of the season at Double X. Miller crossed the stripe second, Marshall Berry was third, Brandon Hays finished fourth, Justin McDowell was fifth and John Clancy completed the field after retiring with a flat rear tire.
The hobby stock feature saw some intense racing for the first five laps as Mike Schrader and Kyle Smith ran side by side for three laps before Smith would gain the advantage after some contact. Smith would survive restarts for various incidents to claim the victory over Chuck Coffey insecond, John Canada in third and Karen Johnson in fourth. Josg Clark was fifth, Chris Brockert sixth, Mike Schrader seventh, Bobby Chilton eighth, Jeremiah Wallingford ninth and Cole Canada was unable to make the green to complete the field.
The fans in the stands were eagerly anticipating the winged sprint car feature with veteran Randy Martin starting outside row one, and hard charging Tyler Blank on row two. On the initial start four cars came together on the front straightaway with Timmy Smith turning over in the midst of the remaining cars. Smith, Jarman Dalitz and Broc Elliott would retire to the pit area, unable to continue the event. At the drop of the next green flag Randy Martin would take the lead heading into turn one with Taylro Walton and Tyler Blank in tow. A lap five caution would bring the field to Martin’s rear bumper. Walton would close and challenge the leader over the last five laps. Walton would make one last attempt in turn one on the white flag lap, but Martin would hold his line and gain a slight advantage down the back chute and carry it to the checkered flag. Walton earned a well deserved second place, hard charging Ayrton Gennetten coming from 13th to third, Tyler Blank was fourth and Riley Goodno fifth. Ben Brown led the second five with a sixth place finish, Kaitlyn Boland finished seventh, Scott Comstock eigthth, Frank Brown ninth and Tyler Utz tenth. Jarman Dalitz was eleventh, Broc Elliott twelfth and Timmy Smith thirteenth.
Be sure to join us for Championship night next week as the 2019 season of Sunday Night Thunder wraps up with awards presentation after the $2000 to win winged sprint car feature presented by Central Missouri Security Services.
Double X Speedway
July 21, 2019
The 2019 season of Sunday Night Thunder is rapidly drawing to a close at Double X Speedway, but the racing action is as close as ever. With the heat finally reaching more tolerable levels, fans and racers came out to support local, dirt track racing on Sonic night at Double X. IN heat race action John Clancy picked up the win in the Street Stocks. Brandon Hays was second, John Brooks was third, Marshall Berry fourth and Justin McDowell fifth. The Hobby Stock class saw Mike Schrader taking the win over Kyle Smith, Josh Clark, Chris Brockert and Karen Johnson in heat 1. Heat two victory was claimed by Chuck Coffey, followed by John Canada and Bobby Chilton. The winged Sprint Cars wrapped up the heat race action with two races. Heat one went to Tyler Blank over Riley Kreisel, Cody Baker, Tyler Utz and Scott Comstock. In heat two Taylor Walton held off a very hard charging Ayrton Gennetten to pick up the win. Ben Brown placed third, Broc Elliott fourth and Lanny Carpenter fifth. A special race sponsored by Sonic of California at intermission saw Cherry Limeade win a foot race down the front straightaway over Tater Tot.
Feature time rolled out and the Street Stocks led off the card. John Clancy took a comfortable lead at the start and was not challenged until a lap eleven caution brought the field to his rear bumper, most notably last week’s winner John Brooks in second place. On the green Clancy was able to take off again to secure the win, Brooks would finish second over Marshall Berry in third, Brandon Hays fourth, Justin McDowell fifth and Brandon Dunham in sixth. Hobby Stock feature time was a wide open challenge but it did not take long for Kyle Smith to move to the point. He would withstand the constant challenge of Chuck Coffey to take the win. Coffey would finish a hard fought second, John Canada was third, Chris Brockert was fourth, Bobby Chilton fifth, Karen Johnson sixth and Josh Clark seventh. Mike Schrader was unable to make the start of the feature event.
The winged Sprint Car feature was much anticipated by many in attendance and it did not disappoint. At the green flag Blank took the early lead with Walton and Gennetten in tow. On lap three Gennetten movded into the seond position and began pressuring Blank. Behind this lead duo, Taylor Walton and Riley Kreisel would battle for the third and fourth spot with Cody Baker right there in fifth. As the laps clicked by Blank’s smooth, consistent style would keep him in the lead until a caution after lap seventeen brought the field close to the leaders. On the restart Blank would lead until a caution one lap later bunched the field again. On this restart it was Blank on the bottom and Gennetten on the top shelf trying to use momentum to his advantage. On the white flag lap, Gennetten would run out of real estate on the top of turn two and turned his car into the outside pit area returning to his trailer allowing Blank to race to the checkered unchallenged. Taylor Walton earned second, Tyler Utz was third, Cody Baker finished fourth and Riley Kreisel was fifth. Completing the field were Broc Elliott in sixth, Ayrton Gennetten in seventh, Ben Brown in eighth, Lanny Carpenter ninth and Scott Comstock tenth.
Only two weeks remain in the 2019 season for you to take advantage of the family atmosphere of Double X Speedway. A highlight of the final night, August 4th will be a $1000 added to the winner’s share in the winged Sprint Car purse provided by Central Missouri Security Services LLC. This makes the season finale worth $2000 to the winged sprint car feature winner! Follow all of the action on www.doublexspeedway.com or follow us on Facebook.
Double X Speedway
Sunday night at Double X Speedway celebrated the hosting of the 7th annual “Race for Riley” Riley Hudson Memorial Race. This is annually a special race honoring a very special race fan. Many young race fans look forward to this evening for a chance to win a bicycle or other prize. Tara and Jim and their families work very hard to make this a special evening each year. Many friends and sponsors help make this event special and enjoy doing so. This year was a bit somber as Kyle Wirts mother passed away the previous Friday after a lengthy illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family this week.
IN the opening heat race in the street stock class it was perennial hard charger John Clancy picking up the victory. Brandon Dunham was second, Brandon Hays third, Steve Beach fourth and Preston McDowell fifth. Heat two saw veterans John Brooks and Joe Miller race door to door and bumper to bumper for the entire eight laps. At the checkered it was Brooks by two car lengths over Miller, Justin McDowell was third and Clayton Campbell completed the finishing order.
Kevin Prall picked up the hobby stock heat race victory with John Canada second, Mike Schrader third, Bobby Chilton fourth and Karen Johnson fifth. Chuck Coffey, Josh Clark and Jeremiah Wallingford completed the field.
IN the winged sprint car division, Ben Brown was the early leader until Cody Baker made a pass in turn four to take over the lead on lap two. From that point on it was all Baker, Ben Brown was second, Tyler Blank third, Taylor Walton fourth, Tyler Utz fifth and Broc Elliott sixth. Scott Comstock was unable to make the green flag with mechanical difficulties.
The “Fast Four” Dash for Cash sponsored by All Pro Sealing of California, saw John Clancy win by a nose over John Brooks after five laps of door to door racing. Joe Miller was third and Brandon Dunham fourth.
After intermission, which saw over 50 young race fans take home a new bicycle, it was feature time. IN the street stock event it was a repeat of earlier races on the card with John Clancy and John Brooks putting on another show. Clancy would lead lap one with Brooks taking the point on lap two. Brooks would run the middle groove with Clancy on the bottom, sided by side they would run, two veterans racing each other clean and both being extremely smooth. As the white flag waved a caution came out for the stalled car of Steve Beach in turn four, setting up a green, white, checker dash to the finish. With John Clancy trying all lines on the track he could, it was not to be as John Brooks would hold off the challenges to pick up the win. Clancy would finish a strong second with Brandon Dunham in the catbird seat finishing third. Justin McDowell finished fourth in his first visit to Double X and Preston McDowell was fifth. Brandon Hays was sixth, Steve Beach seventh and Joe Miller eighth. Clayton Campbell was unable to start the feature. In addition to the winners purse, Brooks also took home a tool box sponsored by fellow racer Mike Schrader.
The hobby stock feature saw a three wide dash into turn three with Mike Schrader, Kecin Prall and John Canada all making a bid for the top spot. Out of turn 4 it was Mike Schrader taking the lead, Kevin Prall would settle into second with a misfire which would retire him to the pit area one lap later. Schrader would settle into a compfortable lead, with Canada second, Johnson third and Chilton fourth. That would be the order at the checkered. Completing the field were Prall in fifth, Josh Clark, Chuck Coffey and Jeremiah Wallingford were unable to start.
The finale of the evening was the winged sprint car main event. All eyes were on pole sitter Cody Baker, but after an opening lap caution it was Ben Brown who would take control for the opening five circuits. Baker would line up a turn four pass to lead lap six. Coming up to the leader’s rear bumper was Tyler Blank who would assume the lead on lap 15 when Baker slowed with a fuel problem. For the next ten laps it was all Tyler Blank as he opened up a 10 car length lead over the field. Following Blank under the checkered were Walton in second, Tyler Utz in third and Ben Brown in fourth. Baker was credited with fifth, Elliott sixth and Scott Comstock seventh.
Only three more nights of Sunday Night Thunder are scheduled for 2019 at Double X Speedway. We would love to see you here with your friends and family to enjoy local dirt track racing.
Complete Results 7/14/19
Double X Speedway—California, MO
Feature- 1. 27B-John Brooks, Warrensburg; 2. 8-John Clancy, California; 3. 7D-Brandon Dunham, California; 4. 5-Justin McDowell, Tuscumbia; 6. 21H-Preston McDowell, Tuscumbia; 7. 7-Steve Beach, Eldon; 8. 409-Joe Miller, Centertown; 9. 30C- Clayton Campbell, Otterville (DNS)
Heat 1- 1. Clancy; 2. Dunham; 3. Hays; 4. Beach; 5. P.McDowell
Heat 2- 1. Brooks; 2. Miller; 3. J. McDowell; 4. Campbell
Feature-1. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 2. 32-John Canada, Fulton; 3. 69B-Karen Johnson, Marshall; 4. 96K-Bobby Chilton, Salisbury; 5. 14-Kevin Prall, Sedalia (DNF); 6. 57-Josh Clark, Columbia (DNS); 7. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor (DNS); 8. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home (DNS)
Heat 1- 1. Prall, 2. Canada; 3. Schrader; 4. Chilton; 5. Johnson; 6. Coffey; 7. Clark; 8. Wallingford
Winged Sprint Cars-
Feature-1. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 2. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 3. 3V- Tyler Utz, Sedalia; 4. 7(49B)-Ben Brown, Marshall; 5. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack (DNF); 6. 75E-Broc Elliott, California (DNF); 7. 15S-Scott Comstock, Prairie Home (DNF).
Heat-1. Baker; 2. Brown; 3. Blank; 4. Walton; 5. Utz; 6. Elliott; 7. Comstock
Double X Speedway
July 7, 2019
The weekly edition of Sunday Night Thunder at Double X Speedway was presented by Commerce Bank and also featured “Legends Night” at Double X. Numerous vintage race cars were on display behind the grandstand. Included in the display were Bill Utz famous “Ol Yeller” #56 Sprint Car, Ralph Hendrens 1932 Ford #52 raced from 1950-58, Sammy Swindell’s blue #1 Sprint Car and Ray Kirchner’s #98 with his vast collection of vintage racing photos were among the displays on hand. Another highlight was Tyler Blank bringing his dad, Larry Blank’s, first race car out to display.
The evening featured the three weekly classes along with the 600cc Winged Micros joining the evenings competition. With the holiday weekend, car counts were down but the racing action was intense as always on the historic racing surface at Double X. Heat races in all divisions were contested, following is a recap of the qualifying events. In the street stocks it was John Clancy winning with Brandon Dunham second, Brandon Hays third, Dale Berry fourth and Paul Rissler fifth. The first heat of hobby stocks saw veteran Mike Schrader pick up the win with Dakota Girard second, John Canada third and Karen Johnson fourth. The second heat saw Jeremiah Wallingford earning the win over Chuck Coffey in second, Bobby Chilton in third and Kyle Smith fourth. The third class out was the 600cc Micro Sprints for their heat race. Riley Goodno picked up the checkers, Travis Arnold second, Kevin Powell third, Nick Rasa fourth and Philip Dietz fifth. Winged Sprint Car heat one saw Taylor Walton claim a convincing victory over Tyler Blank in second, Kaitlyn Boland in third and Broc Elliott in fourth. The second heat saw Riley Kreisel put on a driving exhibition in claiming the win. Frank Brown hopped behind the wheel to take second, Tyler Elliot, home from the road with Jason Johnson Racing was third and Scott Comstock finished fourth.
At intermission, some of the vintage cars put on an exhibition race to the delight of the fans. Allen Guthrie was vistorious with Steve Tanner second, Mickey Fleehart third and Billy Hendren fourth. Thanks to these guys for putting on a fun show at Double X on Legends night.
When feature time rolled around the street stocks took to the clay first. Brandon Dunham led lap one before hard charging John Clancy was able to make the pass and was not challenged for the duration. Brandon Dunham drove a good race finishing second, veteran Dale Berry finished in the number three spot, Brandon Hays was fourth and Paul Rissler finished fifth. Harlan Dowell was unable to make the feature event. The Hobby Stock class took to the track for the second feature event on the evening. Mike Schrader was the early leader as contact between other drivers resulted in Jeremiah Wallingford and Chuck Coffey retiring to the pit area with flat tires. Dakota Girard pitted with a flat at the same time but his crew was able to change the right rear tire and rejoin the event. Schrader was able to extend his lead to claim the victory, Dakota Girard charged up to second, John Canada was a strong third, Bobby Chilton finished fourth in his first outing, Karen Johnson was fifth, Chuck Coffey, Jeremiah Wallingford and Kyle Smith completed the field.
The 600cc Winged Micro class saw Riley Goodno of Knoxville, IA open a good lead on the opening lap and he was not challenged for the duration. Philip Dietz gave chase but could not mount a charge and settled for second. Travis Arnold was third, Nick Rasa fourth and Kevin Powell completed the field. The finale on the evening was the Winged Sprint Car feature event. After an opening lap caution for Riley Kreisel, Taylor Walton and Tyler Blank were side by side on the front row for the restart. A lap fifteen caution slowed the field which was a welcome relief for Blank as he had encountered some lapped cars that had allowed Walton to close the gap. Green flag racing was short lived as the caution waved again on lap 17 for two cars coming together in turn 3. On the restart Blank would lead Walton, Brown and Tyler Elliott. Blank was able to maintain his lead over the field and pick up another featurenwin on the season at Double X. Taylor Walton drove a valiant race to finish second, Frank Brown was third and Tyler Elliott fourth. Kaitlyn Boland, Scott Constock, Broc Elliott and Riley Kreisel completed the field.
Be sure to join us next week at Double X Speedway for the annual “Race for Riley” Memorial Race.
Missouri One Call Night at Double X Speedway
The warm temperatures greeted fans and racers alike at Double X Speedway Sunday evening, a welcome event after two consecutive rain cancellations. Missouri One Call system was on hand to visit with race fans during the evening also. Several first time visitors to Double X Speedway were on hand in the Winged Sprint Car division to try the veterans of the weekly battles.
Winged Sprint Car heat number one saw Warrensburg, MO shoe Taylor Walton use the low line on a technically challenging track to secure the victory. Steven Russell was second, Tyler Blank third, Layne Himebaugh fourth and Kaitlyn Boland completed the top five. Lanny Carpenter and Broc Elliott were involved in an opening lap collision and had to retire to the pit area. The second heat race saw an opening lap accident involving Mackenzie Borchers and Glen Saville, relegating both of them to the pit area and at the same time Riley Kreisel had mechanical issues and returned to the trailer also. On the restart, Corey Nelson making his first start in 2019 took command at the green and was not headed. Ben Brown raced his way to second, Riley Goodno finished third and Timmy Smith was fourth.
Two Hobby Stock heats were contested to set the feature lineup. Heat one saw Kyle Smith take the win over hard charging veteran Mike Schrader. Chuck Coffey was third, John Canada fourth and Chris Kammerich fifth. In heat two, Josh Clark had the field covered, Jeremiah Wallingford was second, Karen Johnson third and Kevin Prall fourth.
The Super Stock heat race was claimed by John Clancy. Marshall Berry was second, Brandon Dunham third, Brandon Hays fourth and Joe Miller was fifth after retiring due to a bump into the outside front stretch wall on lap three and retiring to the pit area.
Feature time came on the evening with the Super Stock class leading off. Only four cars were able to make the green flag and it was all John Clancy’s race, leading from green to checkered. Brandon Dunham held off Marshall Berry for the number two spot, Berry challenged many times but was relegated to third and Brandon Hays finished fourth.
The Hobby Stock feature saw Kyle Smith and Popeye Clark leading the field to green. Smith took the lead at the drop of the green setting a quick pace. Mike Schrader settled into second and Chuck Coffey held down third. A red flag on lap nine for Chris Kammerich rollover in turn 3 brought the action to a halt. The race to the checker continued after Schrader was sent to the tail for hitting the restart cone, with Smith taking the victory. Coffey finished second, Josh Clark was third, Schrader recovered for fourth, John Canada was fifth and Karen Johnson was sixth. Chris Kammerich, Jeremiah Wallingford and Kevin Prall completed the finishing order.
The winged sprint cars took to the track for their feature event on a very technical surface with 12 of the 14 registered cars making the call. Taylor Walton and Corey Nelson led the field to the green and it was a drag race into turn one, Walton low and Nelson high on the track. Ben Brown raced his way into second early but was overtaken by Tyler Blank on lap seven. Blank began to reel in the leader as Walton began to encounter lapped cars. A caution on lap ten for Timmy Smith bunched the field right behind the leader. Walton would continue putting his #93 right on the bottom through the turns while Blank was trying different lines to gain an advantage. On lap 21 Blank made the middle groove in turn 4 work to pass Walton on the front straightaway. From that point on it was all Tyler Blank as he opened up a sizeable lead and claimed the victory. Walton would come home second, Layne Himebaugh was third, Ben Brown fourth and Corey Nelson was fifth. Riley Kreisel was sixth, Riley Goodno seventh, Steven Russell eighth, Kaitlyn Boland ninth and Broc Elliott tenth. Timmy Smith Lanny Carpenter, Mackenzie Borchers and Glen Saville completed the field.
Be sure to support local dirt track racing any chance you get. We hope to see you at Double X this season. Next weekend the 600cc Micro Sprints join the card for their one appearance at Double X in 2019. Follow us on Facebook and at DoubleXSpeedway.com
Sunday night saw the 3rd annual Dylan Bias Memorial Race come to the Double X Speedway. The event is contested to honor the memory of a young racer taken from us early in life. This annual event highlights the Super Stock division with added purse money and special races. With 18 Super Stocks signing in for the evening, fans were treated to an exciting night of stock car action. The Miller and Bias families worked very hard to make the event special for the drivers with the added purse monies and special awards in the class.
Cars and drivers came from far and wide to compete in this very special event. In heat one of the the evening, Warrensburg, MO veterans Marc Carter and John Brooks paced the field to the green flag. After three laps side by side Brooks would take the advantage over Carter with Derek Henson moving up to challenge the leader as the white flag waved. Side by side they raced the last lap with Henson squeezing out the victory over Brooks. Carter was third, Steve Beach fourth, Dale Berry fifth and Zack Smith credited with sixth. Heat race two saw Cole Henson take the win in a comfortable fashion over the field with Mark Davis second, John Clancy third, Ted Welschmeyer fourth, Joe Miller fifth and Cody Frazon sixth. Heat race saw Toby Ott take the early lead with Tyler Blank in second. Clayton Campbell took only a second lap to move in to the number two spot with Zach Zeugin following into the three spot. At the checkered it was Ott picking up the win with Clayton Campbell second, Zach Zeugin third, Tyler Blank fourth, Evan Hays fifth and Brandon Hays sixth.
The Hobby Stocks took to the track for two heat races with Isaiah Penton picking up the victory. Dakota Girard placed second, Matt Smith third, John Canada fourth, Chris Kammerich fifth and Josh Clark sixth. Heat two saw Chuck Coffey claiming the victory with Kyle Smith second, Jeremiah Wallingford third, Mike Schrader fourth and Karen Johnson fifth.
360 Winged Sprint Cars contested two heat races on the evening also. IN heat one it was Kyle Bellm winning over Riley Kreisel. Third went to Taylor Walton, fourth was Ayrton Gennetten, fifth was claimed by Monty Ferreria and sixth went to Broc Elliott. Lanny Carpenter was credited with seventh. Heat race two had a rough start with three consecutive cautions. On the restart Tyler Blank took the lead into turn one with Tyler Utz and Randy Martin giving chase. Blank would continue to lead after a lap two restart, until a lap 5 yellow. The dash to the checkered saw Blank picking up the win over Tyler Utz, Martin was third, Timmy Smith fourth and Mackenzie Borchers fifth.
The Super Stock class ran a special Dash for Cash and it was Derek Henson standing tall in victory lane with the winners spoils including $300 and a 70 quart cooler from Clennin Farm Supply of California, MO.
The feature events rolled off with the Super Stocks leading off with a 25 lap main event first on tap. The Henson brother Derek and Cole led the field to the green flag to begin the event. Derek Henson would use the low groove to take the lead which never grew over four car lengths for the duration of the event. Toby Ott and Marc Carter ran second and third right on the bumper for the majority of the event. Some close racing between Henson and Ott led to Ott coming to a stop on the top of turn four on lap 22. On the restart Derek Henson was still at the point with Carter and Cole Henson lining up behind him. With three laps remaining, Henson would hold the slim advantage over the field to claim the victory. Marc Carter would earn a well contested second, Cole Henson was third, Zach Zeugin was fourth and Joe Miller finished fifth after starting thirteenth. IN sixth through tenth were Clayton Campbell, Ted Welschmeyer seventh, John Clancy recovered from a pit stop to finish eighth, Steve Beach was ninth and Brandon Hays rounded out the top ten.
The Hobby Stock division rolled out next on the feature slate with Chuck Coffey and Kyle Smith running one-two early and just past the halfway point Dakota Girard joined the fray. Smith and Girard would challenge the leader on the white flag lap but Coffey was not to be denied. Smith would win the duel for second with Girard finishing third. Isaiah Penton finished fourth and John Canada was fifth. Josh Clark claimed sixth on his first night at Double X, Chris Kammerich was seventh, Matt Clark was eighth and Jeremiah Wallingford ninth.
The finale of the evening was the 360 Winged Sprint Car feature event. Central Missouri Racing supporter Tony Stuart Racing added some excitement to the event. If Tyler Blank won his fifth straight he would receive an extra $100, however, if another driver won they would receive $200 extra. The racing surface for the feature proved to be a technical one providing challenges to the drivers. Kyle Bellm took the lead from his pole position starting spot and ran near perfect laps to secure the victory. Fellow front row starter Tyler Blank would hold down second place from the green until lap 23 when he would stop at the top of turn four with a flat right rear tire. Kyle Bellm was able to maintain the advantage for the final three laps to claim his first victory of the season at Double X . Tyler Utz posted a good finish in second, Taylor Walton was third, Ayrton Gennetten finished fourth and Randy Martin completed the top five. Completing the top ten were Riley Kreisel in sixth, Lanny Carpenter in seventh, Monty Ferreria in eighth, Timmy Smith ninth and Mackenzie Borchers tenth.
Be sure to come out next weekend as the POWRi WAR non wing sprint cars will be making their second appearance of the season. On June 23 it will be Legends and Old Timers night at the speedway.
Double X Speedway Complete Results
June 9, 2019
Feature Event (25 laps)- 1. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville; 2. 10-Marc Carter, Warrensburg; 3. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 4. 35Z-Zach Zeugin, Fair Play; 5. 409-Joe Miller, Centertown; 6. 30C-Clayton Campbell, Otterville; 7. 21W-Ted Welschmeyer, Tebbetts; 8. 8-John Clancy,Jr., California; 9. G1- Steve Beach, Eldon, MO 10. 54-Brandon Hays, California; 11. Ott27-Toby Ott, Wheatland; 12. 116-Zack Smith, Centertown; 13. 27B-John Brooks, Warrensburg (DNF); 14. 2-Tyler Blank, California (DNF); 15. 04-Cody Frazon, LaMonte (DNF); 16. 7-Evan Hays, California (DNF); 17. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia (DNS); 18. 56-Mark Davis, Grovespring (DNS)
Heat 1- 1. D. Henson; 2. Brooks; 3. Carter; 4. Beach; 5. Berry; 6. Smith
Heat 2-1. C. Henson; 2. Davis; 3. Clancy; 4. Welschmeyer; 5. Miller; 6. Frazon
Heat 3- 1. Ott; 2. Campbell; 3. Zeugin; 4. Blank; 5. E. Hays; 6. B. Hays
Dash For Cash- 1. D. Henson; 2. Clancy; 3. Brooks; 4. Welschmeyer; 5. Campbell; 6. Ott
Feature-1. 171- Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 2. 11K-Kyle Smith, Stover; 3. 14-Dakota Girard, Moberly; 4. 8P-Isaiah Penton, Huntsville; 5.32-John Canada, Fulton; 6. 57-Josh Clark; 7. 2F-Chris Kammerich, Pilot Grove; 8. 97-Matt Smith, Bersailles; 9. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home; 10. 96K-Karen Johnson, Marshall (DNS); 11. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia (DNS)
Heat 1-1. Penton; 2. Girard; 3. M. Smith; 4. Canada; 5. Kammerich; 6. Clark
Heat 2- 1. Coffey; 2. K.Smith; 3. Wallingford; 4. Schrader; 5. Johnson
360 Winged Sprint Cars
Feature- 1. 14K-Kyle Bellm, Nixa; 2. 3V-Tyler Utz, Sedalia; 3. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills; 5. 14-Randy Martin, California; 6. 91-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw; 7. 24-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 8. 45-Monty Ferrerria, Lincoln,NE; 9. 86-Timmy Smith, Rocheport; 10. 43-Mackenzie Borchers, Marshall; 11. 75E-Broc Elliott, California; 12. 75-Tyler Blank, California (DNF); 13. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall(DNS); 14. 4-Evan Martin, Lohman (DNS)
Heat 1- 1. Bellm; 2. Kreisel; 3. Walton; 4. Gennetten; 5. Ferrerria; 6. Elliott; 7. Carpenter
Heat 2-1. Blank; 2. Utz; 3. R. Martin; 4. Smith; 5. Borchers; 6. Brown (DNF)l; 7. E. Martin (DNS)
B Mod Mania hits Double X Speedway! The featured event on the card at the “Little Dirt Track at the edge of Town” were the B Modifieds on Sunday evening. In a nod to “Getting Back to our Roots” at Double X in 2019, modified cars competed at the speedway for the first two seasons as a weekly class, and it was a welcome addition to the cars this week. A true gathering was on tap as drivers from across the state came to challenge the ¼ mile clay.
Two heat races would set the feature lineup in all divisions on the evening. In the Super Stock Division leading off it was perennial hard charging veteran John Clancy picking up the win over Dakota Girard and Brandon Hays. The second heat saw veteran Dale Berry lead green to checker in taking the win over Joe Miller and Collin Parmer. In the Hobby Stocks the first heat Rick Girard picked up the win over Chuck Coffey and Jeremiah Wallingford. After a wild first lap ended with a safety caution a second failed attempt led to the third time being the charm, Kyle Smith took his Mopar to the front and covered the field with Dakota Girard second and Kevin Prall third.
The featured class of B Modifieds contested the third set of heat races for the evening. Cody Brill put his car on the top shelf against the cushion and picked up the win. Adam Hall charged from sixth to finish second and Dayton Newell was third. Heat two saw veteran Chad Staus pick up the win over Mitchell Franklin in second and Cole Campbell in third. 360 Winged Sprints rounded out the heat race portion of the evening. In heat one Riley Kreisel made a strong pass over Ben Brown to take the lead on lap 1. A lap three caution brought the field to his rear bumper with “veteran” Tyler Blank in third. One lap later Blank was in second and hunting the lead. Kreisel was able to run the cushion and pick up the win, Blank was second and Ben Brown was third. Heat two saw Taylor Walton on the pole with Broc Elliott joining him on the front row. Walton rode the low groove to victory, edging Ayrton Gennetten by half a car at the stripe. Kyle Bellm finished third.
The Super Stock Feature saw veterans John Clancy and Dale Berry starting on the front row and Berry would take the early lead by running the top, Clancy would challenge on the bottom and Joe Miller was right behind Berry in third. A lap two caution bunched the field and lined them up single file behind the leaders. On the restart another yellow collected four cars. Collin Parmer would retire on the hook to the pit area. On the restart Joe Miller wasted no time moving to the front of the field. Dakota Girard settled into second with the rest of the field scrambling for position on the track. Brandon Hays made his way into third with four laps remaining the running order stayed the same. Joe Miller put the #409 in victory lane for the second time this season at Double X. Following Miller under the checkered flag were Dakota Girard in second, John Clancy in third, Evan Hays in fourth and Mark Davis completing the top five. Brandon Hays was sixth, John Ketterer seventh, Tyler Blank eighth, Dale Berry ninth, Kyler Girard tenth and Collin Parmer eleventh.
In the Hobby Stock class Rick Girard and Kyle Smith brought the field to the green flag and Smith jumped to the lead. Girard would spin out in turn two bringing out a caution. ON the restart Chuck Coffey would out duel Smith to lead lap one before Smith would take the lead on lap two. A red flag came out on lap four as John Canada hit the inside barrier in turn one. He was checked out by medical personnel as a precaution. On the restart, mechanical gremlins hit the 171 of Chuck Coffey and the 0 of Dakota Girard, both losing rear wheels on the same lap bringing out another caution. Kyle Smith brought them to green with a misfire in his engine allowing Mike Schrader to take over the top spot with Rick Girard challenging. On lap 9 Girard passed for the lead. At the checkered it was Rick Girard in first place, Matt Smith finishing second in his first night at the track, Mike Schrader held on for third. Rounding out the field were Kyle Smith fourth, Dakota Girard fifth, Chuck Coffey sixth, Josh Clark seventh, Chris Kammerich eighth, John Canada ninth, Jeremiah Wallingford tenth and Kevin Prall eleventh.
B Mod Mania was the next feature on the track. 15 laps for $500 to win. Heat race winners Cody Brill and Chad Staus were on the front row. AT the drop of the green Chad Staus used the high line to take the advantage with Brill staying right with him on the low side. Behind the leaders the action was also quite intense with Mitchell Franklin, Cole Campbell and Adam Hall racing hard in the top five. Repeated spins by the 88R of Robin Showers slowed the field. When racing resumed Staus was still at the point with Brill racing him hard for the lead. With five laps remaining the running order remained the same with Cole Campbell venturing to the high side to try to advance at the same time Brill tried the top also. At the checkered flag Staus earned the victory by keeping his drive on the bottom flawless. Brill earned a hard fought second, Mitchell Franklin was third, exciting Cole Campbell was fourth and Adam Hall completed the top five. Dalton Newell drove a steady race to place sixth, Donnie Jackson seventh, Tyler Wood eighth, Leroy Morrison was ninth and Cale Turner finished tenth. Richard Brainard, Don Randall and Chris Brockway completed the field.
360 Winged Sprint Cars have been the premier class at Double X since the day it opened and they are loved by fans. For the feature event youth started at the front with Riley Kreisel and Taylor Walton on the point. After two consecutive yellow flags one for Mackenzie Borcher and the second for Riley Kreisel, it became the Taylor and Tyler show at the front of the field. Taylor Walton using the bottom and Tyler Blank following on the restart, it took Blank going lower than Walton in turn one on lap six to take the lead. Ayrton Gennetten would pass Walton on lap seven to move into the number two spot. A lap ten caution negated a pass by Gennetten for the lead. Resetting the field with Blank Gennetten, Walton, Bellm and Kreisel in the top five. Over the remaining laps Blank would keep his car as straight as possible in the corners to maintain the lead. A slip over the top of turn 4 for Genetten on lap twenty would let Bellm move into second. At the checkered Blank picked up the victory, Bellm was second, Gennetten finished third, Taylor Walton finished fourth and Ben Brown completed the top five. In sixth at the flag was Broc Elliott, seventh was Mackenzie Borchers, Lanny Carpenter eighth, Samueal Wagner ninth, and Timmy Smith completed the top ten. Riley Kreisel and Kaitlyn Boland completed the field.
Please make plans to be with us next week for the Dylan Bias Memorial race featuring the Street Stocks racing for added purse. Be sure to keep up with results and schedules at www.doublexspeedway.com.
June 16ththe POWRi non wing sprints will be back and on June 23 is the Old Timers and Legends night.
Double X Speedway
June 2, 2019
1. 409-Joe Miller, Centertown; 2. 0-Dakota Girard, Moberly; 3. 8-John Clancy, California; 4. 7-Evan Hays, California; 5. 56-Mark Davis, Grovespring; 6. 54-Brandon Hays, California; 7. 90-John Ketterer, Treloar; 8. 2-Tyler Blank, California; 9. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 10. 00X- Kyler Girard, Moberly; 11. 7C-Collin Parmer, Ste. Genevieve.
1. Clancy; 2. D. Girard; 3. B. Hays; 4. E. Hays; 5. Ketterer; 6. K. Girard
1. Berry; 2. Miller; 3. Parmer; 4. Davis; 5. Blank
1. 14X-Rick Girard, Moberly; 2. 97-Matt Smith, Columbia; 3. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 4. 11K- Kyle Smith, Stover; 5. 0-Dakota Girard, Moberly; 6. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 7. 57-Josh Clark, Columbia, 8. Chris Kammerich, Pilot Grove; 9. 32-John Canada, Fulton; 10. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home; 11. 14-Kevin Prall, Sedalia.
1. R. Girard; 2. Coffey; 3. Wallingford; 4. Kammerich; 5. Schrader; 6. Clark (DNS)
1. K. Smith; 2. D. Girard; 3. Prall; 4. M. Smith; 5. Canada (DNS)
1. C3-Chad Staus, Otterville; 2. 96-Cody Brill, Harrisonville; 2. F1-Mitchell Franklin, Camdenton; 4. 22C-Cole Campbell, Mexico; 5. 574-Adam Hall, Columbia; 6. 83-Dayton Newell, Stoutland; 7. 42J-Donnie Jackson, Lebanon; 8. 796-Tyler Wood, Harrisonville; 9. 50-Leroy Morrison, Raymore; 10. 66-Cale Turner, Fulton; 11. 3B-Richard Brainard, Sedalia; 12. 5R-Don Randall, Washington; 13.88R-Robin Showers, Eldon; 14. 03B-Chris Brockway, Knob Noster
1. Brill; 2. Hall; 3. Newell; 4. Jackson; 5. Showers; 6. Randall; 7. Brainard
1. Staus; 2. Franklin; 3. Campbell; 4. Turner; 5. Wood; 6. Brockway; 7. Morrison
360 Winged Sprint Cars
1. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 2. 14K-Kyle Bellm, Nixa; 3. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills; 4. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 5. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 6. 75E-Broc Elliott, California; 7. 43-Mackenzie Borchers, Marshall; 8. 24-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 9. 73-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack; 10. 86-Timmy Smith, Rocheport; 11. 91-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw; 12. 15K-Kaitlyn Boland, Columbia
1. Kreisel; 2. Blank; 3. Brown; 4. Wagner; 5. Boland; 6. Smith
1. Walton; 2. Gennetten; 3. Bellm; 4. Brown; 5. Elliott; 6. Carpenter (DNS)
Double X Speedway California, MO May 26, 2019
9th Annual “Tribute to Jesse” contested at Double X Speedway
Nine years can be an eternity or it can seem like yesterday, depending on your point of view. Nine years ago, a son, a friend but first and foremost, a racer, left us all wondering, what might have been. Known as Jesse, Lester but best known as “The Rocket”, Jesse Hockett was a bright shining star on the national racing map. But, no matter where he was, what car he was driving, Jesse considered a little track on the edge of town, Double X Speedway, home. For nine years, racing faithful have gathered at the little clay oval to tell stories, reminisce and honor “The Rocket” with family and friends. The 2019 version was another celebration of one of the greatest racers to come out of the great state of Missouri.
Joining the three weekly classes on this special evening were the POWRi WAR Sprint Cars, a concept near and dear to Jesse Hockett. Leading off the heat races were the Super Stocks. “Smokin” Joe Miller of Centertown picked up the win outdueling John Clancy to the checkered. Visiting John Brooks finished third, Mark Davis fourth and Brandon Hays completed the top five. Kyler Girard, Rick Girard and Dale Berry wrapped up the finishing order. In the Hobby Stock division Kyle “ Fabio” Smith picked up the win over hard charging Mike Schrader. Jeremiah Wallingford finished a strong third, Chuck Coffey was fourth, and Dakota Girard was fifth. John Canada was unable to make the starting grid. In the Winged Sprint Car heat race number one, Taylor Walton put his number 93 under the checkered flag first with last starting Tyler Blank finishing second. Tyler Utz was third Mike Trent fourth, and Nathan Ryun completed the top five. The second heat race saw Quinton Benson pick up the win after a tough battle for the top spot. Randy Martin used a last lap pass to claim the second position, Mackenzie Borchers was third in the Ben Brown 49B, and Riley Kreisel completed the finishing order.
In POWRi WAR Sprint Car action, three heat races were on tap to set the feature event lineup. The first heat saw Wesley Smith pick up the win in the Helm Racing #12 machine, Kaitlin Leer crossed the stripe second, Joe B. Miller claimed third, Chris Morgan was fourth, Neal Matuska was fifth. Broc Elliott and Chris Parkinson were sixth and seventh and provided some excitement as they tangled after the checkered flag, both drivers were okay after the tumble. In the second heat Jack Wagner picked up the victory in the JHR #77. Riley Kreisel finished second with Samuel Wagner in third. Brian Beebe and Slater Helt were credited with fourth and fifth after getting together in turn four while racing for the checkered flag. Again, both drivers were able to walk away from the incident. The third heat saw Quinton Benson score a decisive victory over Brad Wyatt in second and Kory Schudy in third. Korey Weyant, Braydon Cromwell and Jason Billups completed the finishing order.
Feature event time on the Double X oval provides some close racing and the Super Stocks did not disappoint. Veterans Joe Miller and John Clancy Jr. were side by side on the front row and they pretty much raced that way for 15 laps. Clancy maintained a slim advantage with Miller right on his rear bumper for 14-3/4 laps. In turns 3 & 4 on the final lap, Miller tried the high line and Clancy had the same idea, when Miller checked up he spun ending a good run as the checkered came out over the #8 of Clancy. Finishing second was John Brooks from Warrensburg, Mark Davis was third, Brandon Hays fourth and Kyler Girard fifth. Miller was credited with sixth and Rick Girard seventh. Dale Berry was unable to make the starting grid.
In the Hobby Stock feature it was all “Fabio” as Kyle Smith picked up win #2 on the 2019 season. It was a special victory as Kyle and Jesse Hockett were friends since childhood and Jack Hockett remarked in victory lane hoe special the win was for his family as well as Smith. Chuck Coffey was second, Dakota Girard was third, Jeremiah Wallingford was fourth and John Canada was fifth. Mike Schrader was initially third but was disqualified for a technical infraction during post race inspection.
The Winged Sprint Car Feature saw Tyler Blank have to pass the leader twice to pick up win number 3 on the season. The earlier pass was negated by a caution flag relegating Blank to second behind leader Taylor Walton. On the restart it was obvious that Blanks JR1 Chassis would get better as the run went on and he was able to pass Walton one more time, this time for keeps as he collected feature win number three on the season at Double X. Walton would finish a strong second, Riley Kreisel finished third with only a handful of winged sprint car starts to his credit, Quinton Benson finished fourth and Randy Martin was fifth. Tyler Utz finished sixth, Mike Trent was seventh, Kaitlyn Boland crossed the stripe eighth, Mackenzie Borchers ninth, Nathan Ryun tenth and Broc Elliott eleventh.
The headline division on the card was the POWRi WAR Sprint Cars with the final feature event of the evening. Brad Wyatt and Quinton Benson led the field to the green in the marquee event. Benson would move out to the early lead while the racing was going on behind him. Wesley Smith moved into second and moved to the rear bumper of the leader when the caution flew with seven laps in the books for Samuel Wagner and Brian Beebe. On the restart Benson continued to lead with Smith giving chase. Fans eyes were on Tyler Blank as he started at the rear of the field and was knocking on the top ten on the restart. On the restart Wesley Smith held off a hard charging Riley Kreisel and then set his sights on Benson. The two would dance around the oval high and low until Smith was able to make the pass on the low side of the back stretch. Benson would settle into second with Joe B. Miller in third. Riley Kreisel, Korey Weyant and Jack Wagner were al racing hard for position behind the leaders. AT the checkered flag it was Wesley Smith picking up the winners hardware. Hard charging Joe B. Miller came across second, Quinton Benson held on for third, Jack Wagner was fourth and Korey Weyant completed the top five. Kaitlyn Leer found herself in sixth at the finish, Riley Kreisel was seventh, Kory Schudy was eighth, Tyler Blank came home ninth and Chris Morgan tenth.
Next Sunday night June 2, the B Mods invade the confines of Double X Speedway. USRA rules will be in place for technical issues. The feature event will pay $500 to win in the B Mods. Winged Sprint Cars, Super Stocks and Hobby Stocks will be on the card also. For up to date information check out www.doublexspeedway.com and follow the Double X Speedway Fan Page on Facebook. Conpete Results Double X Speedway Tribute To Jesse May 26, 2019
POWRi WAR Sprint Cars Feature-
1. 12-Wesley Smith; 2. 31B- Joe B. Miller; 3. 15B-Quinton Benson; 4.77-Jack Wagner; 5. 99-Korey Weyant; 6. 77K-Kaitlyn Leer; 7. 90-Riley Kreisel; 8. 28-Kory Schudy; 9. 75-Tyler Blank; 10. 81A-Chris Morgan; 11. 75E-Broc Elliott; 12. 48- Neal Matsukas; 13. 41- Brad Wyatt; 14. 73-Samuel Wagner; 15. 4- Braydon Cromwell; 16. 2-Jason Billups; 17. 37-Brian Beebe; 18. 65-Chris Parkinson; 19. 22S-Slater Helt (DNS)
1. Smith; 2. Leer; 3. Miller; 4. Morgan; 5.Elliott; 6. Parkinson; 7. Matsukas Heat 2-
1. J. Wagner; 2. Kreisel; 3.S. Wagner; 4. Beebe; 5. Helt; 6. Blank (DNS) Heat 3-
1. Benson; 2. Wyatt; 3, Schudy; 4. Weyant; 5. Cromwell; 6. Billups
360 Winged Sprints Feature-
1. 75- Tyler Blank; 2. 93- Taylor Walton; 3. 91-Riley Kreisel; 4. 43-Quinton Benson; 5. 14-Randy Martin; 6. 3V-Tyler Utz; 7. 24-Mike Trent; 8. 15-Kaitlyn Boland; 9. 49B- Mackenzie Borchers; 10. 18X- Nathan Ryun;
11. 75E-Broc Elliott
1. Walton; 2. Blank; 3. Utz; 4. Trent; 5. Ryun Heat 2-
1.Benson; 2. Martin; 3. Borchers; 4. Kreisel; 5. Elliott (DNS)
Super Stocks Feature-
1. 8-John Clancy, Jr.; 2. 27B-John Brooks; 3. 56-Mark Davis; 4. 54-Brandon Hays; 6. 14-Rick Girard; 7. 409- Joe Miller; 8. 00X-Kyler Girard; 9. 05-Dale Berry (DNS) Heat-
1.Miller; 2. Clancy; 3. Brooks; 4. Davis; 5. Hays; 6. K. Girard; 7. R. Girard; 8. Berry Hobby Stocks Feature
1. 11K- Kyle Smith; 2. 171-Chuck Coffey; 3. 0-Dakota Girard; 4. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford; 5, John Canada; DQ-11 Mike Schrader Heat-
1, Smith; 2. Schrader; 3. Wallingford; 4. Coffey; 5. Gorard; 6. Canada (DNS)
Graduation 2019 Celebrated at Double X Speedway
Sunday May 19, 2019
Graduates of area high schools for 2019 were welcomed to celebrate at Double X Speedway Sunday night. Racers and fans turned out to enjoy the cool evening of races after many tracks across the state were forced to cancel their programs due to Mother Nature making her presence known on Saturday. With the help of some sunshine and a breeze on Sunday afternoon Kyle Wirts and crew were able to get the track into racing shape for the Sunday night event.
After a week off due to rain the previous weekend, the Super Stocks were the first to take the track in competition for a pair of heat races. Cole Henson utilized his front row starting position to take the lead on lap one and would carry the advantage for the duration of the event. Joe Miller would finish second, veteran Dale Berry edged his son Marshall Berry at the line to claim third. Second Super Stock heat saw Mark Davis leading the field to the green on the pole. However, Cody Frazon was not to be denied as he held even with Davis until turn three when he was able to clear the pole sitter and take the lead. At the checkered flag it was Frazon, followed by John Clancy in second, Mark Davis crossed the strip third and Brandon Hays was fourth.
The hobby stock class saw some new cars and drivers joining the evenings competition. Kyler Girard and Jeremiah Wallingford brought the field to the green flag. Kyler Girard would take the lead at the start with Dakota Girard in tow. Heading to the white flag, Dakota Girard would make the pass and take the victory in heat one. Following him across the line were Kyler Girard, Chuck Coffey, Jeremiah Wallingford and John Canada respectively. Heat two sa Mike Schrader on the pole and opening night feature winner Kyle Smith. Schrader led the first three laps before Rick Girard made his way from the rear of the field to take over the lead on lap four. Following Girard under the checkered flag was Schrader, Smith, Isaiah Penton and Chris Kammerich.
360 Winged Sprint Cars have been a staple at Double X since the beginning. In heat race number one it was veteran Randy Martin in the LCR#24 on the pole with Tyler Utz to the outside. At the green flag the two front row starters ran side by side with Utz taking a slight advantage. They would continue to duel with Utz remaining at the point. At the finish it was Utz, Tyler Blank with a last lap pass to claim second, Martin was third, Taylor Walton, Riley Kreisel and Timmy Smith would complete the racing order. Heat race number two saw Korey Bales pick up the win over Evan Martin. Ben Brown claimed third in the event, Kaitlyn Boland was fourth, Frank Brown finished fifth and Broc Elliott completed the field.
Feature races ran in the same order with the Super Stocks taking to the racing surface first. Cole Henson and Cody Frazon led the field to green with Frazon taking the early advantage. Henson would maintain second with Joe Miller and John CLancy both looking for a way to pass. Miller would make the pass for second on the low side of turn two on lap four and start to chase down the leader. Miller would gain ground in turns three and four on each lap but would come up just short at the checkered flag. John Clancy would finish a strong third with Cole Henson fourth and Mark Davis completing the top five.Completing the field respectively were Brandon Hays in sixth, Tyler Waters in seventh and Marshall Berry in eighth. Veteran Dale Berry was unable to make the call for the feature event.
The Hobby Stock division rolled out next with a mix of rear wheel and front wheel drive cars. Dakota Girard sat on the pole with Rick Girard to the outside. The feature lead was an all Girard show with the two front row starters wiring the field for the majority of the race. On lap ten leader Rick Girard made contact with a lapped car, however it was determined by track officials that the contact was the fault of the lapped car and the leader was placed back at the point. The remaining two laps continued the same as the prior ten with Rick Girard picking up the victory. Dakota Girard was second, Mike Schrader ran a strong third with Kyler Girard fourth and Chuck Coffey claiming fifth. Completing the running order in sixth through tenth respectively were Isaiah Penton, John Canada, Chris Kammerich, Kyle Smith and Jeremiah Wallingford.
The winged sprint car feature shaped up to be an exciting event with Tyler Utz and Korey Bales on the front row. Utz would lead the first two laps before Bales would take the point until sliding off of the top of turn two. On the restart Utz was back at the point with opening night feature event winner Tyler Blank in second. Utz would lead with Blank keeping pace, on lap 10 Blank would show his front wing to Utz on the low side of turn four and as Utz moved to protect the low line, Blank moved to the top shelf in 3 & 4 to make the pass for the lead. Evan Martin moved around Utz two laps later to take second and began to reel in the leader. Matin closed up to challenge for the lead on lap 22, but as he was working around the lapped car of Tyler Utz he slid over the berm in turn 1. Martin was able to keep his momentum and came back on the track as the yellow flag waved on for the stalled 75E of Broc Elliott. On the restart it was Blank, Evan Martin and Taylor Walton in the top three. On the restart Blank moved back to the low groove and held off Evan Martin to claim his second win on the season at Double X. Taylor Walton was third, Riley Kreisel finished a good run in fourth and Ben Brown finished fifth. Randy Martin came home sixth, with early leader Korey Bales finishing seventh. Tyler Utz, after leading early, faded to eighth with Timmy Smith ninth and Kaitlyn Boland tenth. Broc Elliott and Frank Brown completed the finishing order.
Next Sunday night will be the 10th “Salute to Jesse and Daniel” Memorial race featuring the POWRi WAR non wing Sprint cars, the 360 winged sprint, super STocks and hobby stocks. Parking lot gates will open early for tailgating. This is always a special event for the Hockett family and we invite you to join us for this annual event to celebrate the lives of Jesse “The Rocket” Hockett and Daniel “The Wrench” McMillan. For more information check us out on Facebook or on the website. www.doublexspeedway.com
Opening night at Double X Speedway for 2019, the "Back to our roots" season saw a good crowd and a good field of cars supporting local dirt track racing. The evening started off with two heats of Super Stocks. In heat 1 Dalton Imhoff took the lead completing lap 1 and never looked back. Cole Henson crossed the line second after starting fifth followed by the 409 of Joe Miller. Dale Berry and James Keeran completed the running order. Heat 2 in the division saw John Ketterer lead the first four laps until veteran John Clancy Jr. made a strong pass on the bottom of turn 2 to take the lead. From that point until the checkered it was all Clancy, Ketterer came home in second with Mark Davis third and Brandon Hays fourth.
The Hobby Stock division this year is a mix of front and rear wheel drive machines and it may make for some fun action as the season progresses. Heat 1 saw hard charging Chris Brockert pick up the win followed by Aaron Brookshire, Drew Tully in third and Chris Kammerich to fourth. Heat two saw veteran Mike Schrader post a decisive victory over Chuck Coffey, Kyle Smith, Jeremy Townsend and Waylon Dimmitt.
The 360 Winged Sprint Cars wrapped up the heat race action. The first heat saw Evan Martin post the victory in his #4 machine over Kyle Bellm. Zach Daum finished third, Ben Brown was fourth and Mike Trent completed the running order. The second heat found Tyler Blank putting on a clinic while taking the checkered. Taylor Walton finished a strong second with Tyler Utz third, Broc Elliott fourth and Timmy Smith in fifth.
The Super Stocks were first on the card for the feature events with a 15 lap main on tap. Dalton Imhoff and John Clancy,Jr paced the field to the green flag. Contact in turn two between the front row starters saw Cole Henson inherit the lead for the restart. During the yellow flag Imhoff retired to the pit area as did Clancy, however he was able to return to the competition. On the restart Henson took the green but had a bobble in turn one allowing Joe Miller and Dale Berry to move past. Miller would continue to lead while Berry held off Henson. Cole Henson would race a complete lap side by side with Berry before completing the pass for second. A lap 12 caution brought Henson to the rear bumper of Miller's, #409, but the cagey veteran was able to maintain his lead over the final three laps to secure the win. Following Miller and Henson under the checkered flag were Brandon Hays in third, Mark Davis fourth and John Ketterer in fifth. Sixth was John Clancy,Jr. seventh was James Keeran. Dale Berry and Dalton Imhoff completed the starting field Marshall Berry was unable to make the green flag.
In the Hobby Stock feature it was Kyle Smith with a convincing run to claim the victory on night #1. Mike Schrader came across the line to finish second. Chuck Coffey was third, Aaron Brookshire crossed fourth and Drew Tully completed the top five. Waylon Dimmitt finished sixth, Kevin Prall was seventh, Jeremy Townsend eighth, Chris Brockert and Chris Kammerich completed the field.
The Sunday Night Thunder of the Winged Sprint Cars took to the track for the first feature event of the season. Evan Martin and Tyler Blank were on the front row and brought the field to the green. Blank took the lead on the high side in turns 1 & 2 with Kyle Bellm in tow. Martin would fade to fourth after a pass for third by Taylor Walton. On a clear track, Blank was setting sail with Bellm keeping pace. As the leaders encountered lapped traffic on lap 10, Bellm would begin to reel in the leader. Blank changed his line moving to the low groove in 1&2 with Bellm mimicking the change. As they cleared the lapped cars the duo moved back to the top shelf and Blank once again gained some breathing room over Bellm. Lapped cars were looming again but Blank was able to clear them and claim the victory. Following the fleet lead duo under the checkered flag were Taylor Walton with a good run in third. Evan Martin finished fourth and Zach Daum was fifth. Finishing in the second five were Ben Brown sixth, Tyler Utz seventh, Broc Elliott eighth, Timmy Smith ninth and Mike Trent tenth.
Please be sure to continue to support local dirt track racing and we would love to see you at Double X in 2019. For more info check us out on the web at www.doublexspeedway.com.
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