Cornell tops 13th Annual Clyde Wood Memorial at Double-X Speedway
By Dean Reichel
July 26, 2015
The 13th annual “Clyde Wood Memorial” race at Double-X Speedway saw over 30 ASCS Warrior race teams check in for a chance at the $2000 winners share Sunday night. With the likes of Josh Baughman, Jack Dover, Jonathan Cornell and Randy Martin in the field the competition was sure to be fierce. Josh Baughman and Cody Baker were set to bring the field to green for the 25 lap main event. Baughman, of Odessa TX, would take the initial lead and set a quick pace with Jack Dover, Jonathan Cornell, Randy Martin and Baker dicing it out for the remainder of the top five. Baughman was running the hgh line and danced just a little too close to the top in turn four and surrendered the lead to Dover. As Baughman tried to run down the leader he jumped the cushion in turn two and got into the wall on the back straightaway ending his bid for victory. Dover would lead until lap 18 when Cornell used the low line to his advantage and took the top spot. Dover gave chase but ultimately suffered the same fate as Baughman, contacting the wall coming out of turn two and ending his run as well. A lap 20 restart saw Cornell leading over 11th starting Tyler Thomas and Ricky Stangl. When racing went back to green Stangl quickly dispatched Thomas and set his sights on Cornell, pulling alongside the leader, however Cornell was able to maintain his momentum and collected the winners spoils. Stangl finished a strong second, Thomas was third, Randy Martin ran a strong race to claim fourth and Cody Baker charged back to take fifth. Completing the top ten were Cory Nelson, Evan Martin, Jay Russell, Lanny Carpenter and TJ Muths. Russell and Carpenter both advanced from the B feature.
Heat Races were claimed by Baughman, Evan Martin, Baker and Dover. The four drivers advancing from the B feature were Tyler Blank, Josh Fisher, Russell and Carpenter.
In the 600cc Micro Sprint feature event, Ayrton Gennetten, owner of a few second place finishes at Double-X was not to be denied as he led from green to checker to claim the victory in determined fashion. Another hard charging driver Miles Paulus claimed second, Dean Hathman was third, Travis Arnold ran fourth and Dwayne Benson was fifth. Garret Williamson, Ryan Marsch, Scott Hathman, Kaitlin Boland and Marty Miller completed the top ten. Heat races were won by Gennetten and Kale Mueller.
The very competitve street stock division saw Brandon Dunhampick up his second feature event win of the season. Dunham was chasd by Ted Welschmeyer for much of the race until Welschmeyer spun in turn oone and then had an incident on the restart which saw him retire to the pit area. A restart on lap 14 allowed last week’s feature winner Cole Henson to take a shot at passing the leader but Dunham had the preferred line and held on for the victory. Following the lead duo across the line were Dale Berry in third, Steve Beach in fourth and Tim Cressley recovered from an early spin to take fifth. Jeff Offerman was sixth, James Keeran seventh and Zach Smith completed the running cars in eighth. Heat race victories were claimed by Welschmeyer and Dunham.
In the Hobby Stock class, close quarters on the first lap saw pole sitter Kevin Prall and third starting Mike Schrader both receive damage to their cars that would render them unable to continue the event. This allowed multi time wimmer Gage Wineland to assume the point, a spot he would not relinquish. Rudy Wirts who started shotgun on the field would race his way to second, Chuck Coffey would take third by a bumper over Tanya Canada in fourth. Jeff Buford would claim fifth and Katie Goodson completed the running order in sixth. Prall woud claim the lone heat race.
Be sure to join us next Sunday nigt for the 2015 season finale at Double X Speedway. The four primary weekly classes will be in competition with season points champion being crowned at the conclusion of the evening events.
Double-X Speedway Results–
“Clyde Wood Memorial”–
July 26, 2015
ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars-
Clyde Wood Memorial Feature Event-
1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 24s-Ricky Stangl, Lees Summit; 3. 86-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville,OK; 4. 0-Randy Martin, California; 5. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack; 6. 34-Cory Nelson, Eugene; 7. 4-Evan Martin, Caifornia; 8. 76-Jay Russell, Elwood,KS; 9. X-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 10. 65-TJ Muths, Sedalia; 11. 1X-Brad Ryun, Higginsville; 12. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 13. 20K-Kevin Ulmer, Sedalia; 14. 41-Scott Comstock, Prairie Home; 15. 53-Jack Dover, Springfied,NE; 16. 72X-Josh Fisher, Jefferson City; 17. 92J-JR Topper, St. Joseph; 18. 17-Josh Baughman, Odessa,TX; 19. 1A-Adam Jones, Wright City; 20. 9m-Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville,IA.
1. Blank; 2. Fisher; 3. Russell; 4. Carpenter; 5. 18x-Nathan Ryun, Higginsville; 6. 48-Dean Hathman, Rocheport; 7. 49-Ben Brown, Marshall; 8. 27-Danny Thoman, Higginsville; 9. 10-Will Register, Sedalia; 10. XX-AJ Wirts, California; 11. 13-Clyde Knipp, California; 12. 99x-Michael Ell, Raymore; 13. 75e-Broc Elliott. California; 14. 77-Rusty Potter, Boonville (DNS); 15. 89-Todd McVay, Grain Valley (DNS); 16. 33-Austin Alumbaugh, Higginsville, (DNS), 17. 72-Curtis Boyer, New Haven (DNS)
1. Baughman; 2. Thomas; 3. Cornell; 4. Blank; 5, Jones; 6. Fisher; 7. Ell; 8. Alumbaugh; 9. Boyer (DNS)
1. E. Martin; 2. Leavitt; 3. Topper; 4. Muths; 5. Russell; 6. Hathman; 7. Potter; 8. McVay
1. Baker; 2. Ulmer; 3. R. Martin; 4. Nelson; 5. N. Ryun; 6. Brown; 7. Knipp; 8. Wirts
1. Dover; 2. Stangl; 3. B. Ryun; 4. Comstock; 5. Elliott; 6. Thoman; 7. Register; 8. Carpenter
600cc Micro Sprints-
Clye Wood Memorial Feature Event-
1. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, Versailles; 2. 98p-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 3. 56h-Dean Hathman, Rocheport; 4. 75- Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove; 5. 35b-Dwayne Benson, Sweet Springs; 6. 3j-Garrett Williamson, Columbia; 7. 2r-Ryan Marsch, Jefferson City; 8. 56-Scott Hathman, Columbia; 9. 15k-Kaitlin Boland, Columbia; 10. 78-Maty Miller, Sedalia; 11. 76-Kale Mueller, Savannah; 12. 88j-Jimmy Dowell, Boonville; 13. 72-Casey Kempker, Jefferson City; 14. 22a-Blake David, Fulton; 15. 92-Brian Wood, California
1. Gennetten; 2. Paulus; 3. D. Hathman; 4. Williamson; 5. S. Hathman; 6. Boland; 7. Miller; 8. David
1. Mueller; 2. Dowell; 3. Arnold; 4. Benson; 5. Kempker; 6. Wood; 7. Marsch
Clyde Wood Memorial Feature Event-
1. 14d-Brandon Dunham, California; 2. 31c-Cole Henson, Russellville; 3. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 4. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon; 5. 002-Tim Cressley, Tipton; 6. 8up-Jeff Offerman, California; 7. 52j-James Keeran, California; 8. 12z-Zach Smith, Centertown; 9. 21w-Ted Welschmeyer, Tebbetts; 10. 7-Evan Hays, California; 11. 8-John CLancy Jr., California (DNS)
1. Welschmeyer; 2. Offerman; 3. Berry; 4. Smith; 5. Hays; 6. Clancy Jr. (DNS)
1. Dunham; 2. Henson; 3.Beach; 4. Cressley; 5. Keeran
Clyde Wood Memorial Feature Event-
1. 12g-Gage Wineland, Syracuse; 2. 2x-Rudy Wirts, California; 3. 171-Chuch Coffey, Windsor; 4. 54-Tanya Canada, Fulton; 5. 3-Jeff Buford, Alma; 6. 15-Katie Goodson, Sedalia; 7. 14-Kevin Prall, Sedalia; 8. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 9. 4a- Laura Atkinson, Eldon
1. Prall; 2. Wineland; 3. Schrader; 4. Buford; 5. Coffey; 6. Canada’ 7. Goodson; 8. Wirts; 9. Atkinson
by: Dean Reichel
Henson, Cornell, Wineland and Stotler take wins on Battle of the Badges Night at Double-X Speedway
First time winners and flashing lights were headlining the 2nd annual “Battle of the Badges” night at Double-X Speedway. Law enforcement personnel from across the state converged on Double-X Speedway Sunday night for friendly competition, but it was a first time winner that stole the show. The very competitive street stock division saw third generation driver Cole Henson hold off challenges from wily veterans to register his first ever feature victory. The youngster from Russellville, MO put the field on notice that he was going to be a force to be reckoned with as he first racked up a convincing heat race victory. That put him alongside veteran Steve Beach to start the feature event. Starting in row 2 were last weeks feature winner Brandon Dunham and multi time track champion John Clancy Jr. With this level of talent the feature was shaping up to be a good one. When the green flag dropped Henson outran Beach into turn one but it was for naught as the yellow flag came out before a lap was in the books. On the restart, Henson again took the lead into turn one from his outside front row starting spot. While Henson was concetrating on hitting his marks, Beach, Dunham and Clancy were battling for the 2,3 & 4 positions. Dunham would take the second spot on lap 9 only to surrender it to Beach on the following lap. Henson would continue to lead until a lap 12 yellow collected Dunham and Clancy in turn four. On the restart, young Henson was able to hold off the hard charging Beach to claim his first feature win. Beach would come home second, Dale Berry finished third after the first lap caution which sent him to the tail of the line up. Brandon Dunham recoverd to take fourth and Jeff Offerman drove a steady race to finish fifth. John CLancy Jr. was sixth, James Keeran completed the running cars at the checker to take seventh.
In the winged sprint cars, Jonathan Cornell continued his mastery of the quarter mile by claiming the feature victory. The high groove was definitely to Cornell’s liking as he rode the cushion to the win over a hard charging Cody Baker. Baker battled much of the race with Tyler Blank Evan Martin and Ricky Stangl. At the checker following Cornell and Baker were Blank in third, Martin in fourth and Stangl completing the top five. Martin, Cornell and Baker claimed the heat race victories. These drivers are all tuning up for the Clyde Wood Memorial season ending ASCS race on August 2.
The hobby stock class is becoming more competitive but Rudy Wirts must feel like the bridesmaid instead of the bride. For the second week in a row, Wirts has lead 11 out of the 12 lap distance only to have a mechanical issue allow hard charging Gage Wineland to make a last corner pass to claim the feature event. Following these two young shoes across the finish stripe were Kevin Prall in third, Mike Schrader in fourth and Chuck Coffey rounded out the top five. Wirts claimed the lone heat race victory for the class.
The guest class of the night was the 2nd running of the “Battle of the Badges” at Double-X. Drivers came from across Missouri to participate in this fundraiser for St. Jude’s. The group decided to make things more intersting by inverting their feature event which put the faster cars from the heat races to the rear of the feature lineup. This provided some excitement as the faster cars worked their way through the field. Eventual winner Fred Stotler, representing the St. Charles Couny Sheriffs Department started 14th and made a steady drive to the front taking the lead on lap six and carrying his momentum for the remainder of the 15 lap main event. Last year’s winner Jason Worthley came from 16th to finish second. Third went to Mike Nienhuis, fourth was Mike Dierkes and fifth went to Trampus Jackson. The owners and staff of Double-X would like to thank all of the Battle of the Badges race teams and fans for coming out to support this event.
Only two weeks of racing remain for Double-X in 2015. Be sure to mark August 26 on your calendar as the ASCS Warrior region cars return for the 13th annual “Clyde Wood Memorial” race honoring long time flagman Clyde Wood. The Sprint Car Feature will pay $2000 to the winner.
Double-X Speedway Results–
July 19, 2015–
Feature- 1. 31c, Cole Henson, Russellville; 2. 10, Steve Beach, Eldon; 3. 05, Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 4. 14d, Brandon Dunham, California; 5, 8up, Jeff Offerman, California; 6. 8, Jomh Clancy Jr., California; 7. 52j, James Keeran, California; 8. 99, Kyle Jeffries, Versailles; 9. 7, Evan Hays, California
Heat 1- 1. Beach; 2. Dunham; 3. Berry; 4. Keeran; 5. Jeffries
Heat 2- 1. Henson; 2. Clancy Jr.; 3. Offerman; 4. Hays
Feature- 1. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 38, Cody Baker, Lone Jack; 3. 75, Tyler Blank, California; 4. 4, Evan Martin, California; 5. 24s, Ricky Stangl, Lees Summit; 6. 0, Randy Martin, California; 7. 93, Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 8. 34, Cory Nelson, Eugene; 9. 65, TJ Muths, Sedalia; 10. 77, Rusty Potter, Boonville; 11. 13, Clyde Knipp, California; 12. 49, Tyler Elliott, California; 13. 10, Will Register, Sedalia; 14. 24c, Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 15. 49b, Ben Brown, Marshall; 16. 12c, Faron Crank, Sedalia; 17. XX, AJ Wirts, California; 18. 41, Scott Comstock, Prairie Home; 19. 48, Dean Hathman, Rocheport (DNS)
Heat 1- 1. E. Martin; 2. Blank; 3. Muths; 4. R. Martin; 5. Elliott; 6. Hathman; 7. Brown
Heat 2- 1. Cornell; 2. Stangl; 3. Register; 4. Comstock; 5. Knipp; 6. Wirts
Heat 3- 1. Baker; 2. Nelson; 3. Walton; 4. Potter; 5. Crank; 6. Carpenter
Feature- 1. 12g, Gage Wineland, Syracuse; 2. 2x, Rudy Wirts, California; 3. 14 Kevin Prall, Sedalia; 4. 11, Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 5. 171, Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 6. 15, Katie Goodson, Sedalia; 7. 54, Tanya Canada, Fulton; 8. 4A, Laura Atkinson, Eldon
Heat- 1. Wirts; 2. Atkinson; 3. Goodson; 4. Prall; 5. Wineland; 6. Schrader; 7. Coffey; 8. Canada
Battle of the Badges-
Feature- 1. 18s, Fred Stotler St. Charles County Sheriffs Dept.; 2. 98, Jason Worthley, MO State Highway Patrol; 3. 95, Mike Nienhuis, Morgan County Sheriffs Dept.; 4. 3, Mike Dierkes, St. Louis County PD; 5. 401- Trampus Jackson, Stover PD; 6. 19, Waylon Coontz, Algoa Correctional Center; 7. 16, Jason Conn, Miller County Sheriffs Dept.; 8. 10-49, Mike Demkowicz, Fulton Reception & Diagnostic Center; 9. 501, Kyle McIntyre, Holts Summit PD; 10. 515, Nick Stobbart, Holts Summit PD; 11. 06, Buddie Pritchett, Morgan County Sheriffs Dept.; 12. 2, Zach Absolon, West County EMS & Fire; 13. 1, Dan Schroeder, St. Louis County PD; 14. 293, Mike Pierson, O’Fallon PD; 15. 53, Travis Yeager, Versailles PD
Heat 1-1. Pritchett; 2. Pierson; 3. McIntyre; 4. Dierkes; 5. Jackson; 6. Yeager; 7. Nienhuis; 8. Conn
Heat 2- 1. Worthley; 2. Stotler; 3. Demkowicz; 4. Schroeder; 5. Coontz; 6. Absolon; 7. Stobbart