California, MO — (June 5, 2016) — Jonathan Cornell won the winged 360 sprint car feature Sunday night at Double-X Speedway.
The front row of the feature was made up of Corey Nelson and Jonathan Cornell. Nelson would take the lead on the start and would open a small lead over Cornell who found himself in a tight battle with Cody Baker. While Nelson continued to lead, Baker would pass Cornell on lap six only to relinquish the position on the next circuit. Cornell began to battle with Nelson and after a caution on lap 11 Nelson would remain at the point until lap 16 when Cornell would put the black #28 at the point. Baker would move into second on lap 17 until he encountered mechanical woes on lap 21 and would retire from the event. A yellow on lap 22 would put Nelson on Cornell’s rear bumper but Cornell would lead the next three laps to prevail. Following Cornell and Nelson at the checkered flag were Taylor Walton in third, Tyler Blank in fourth and rookie Miles Paulus finishing an impressive fifth. Nelson and Cornell would claim the heat race victories.
Sunday June 5, 2016
Feature: 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene; 3. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 4. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 5. 48-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 6. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 7. 8X-John Manley, California; 8. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack; 9. 0-Mike Trent, Rocheport; 10. 24-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 11. 75E-Broc Elliott, California; 12. 12C-Faron Crank, Sedalia; 13. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown; 14. XX-AJ Wirts, California
Heat Race #1: 1. Nelson; 2. Baker; 3. Carpenter; 4. Brown; 5. Walton; 6. Manley; 7. Blank
Heat Race #2: 1. Cornell; 2. Paulus; 3. Trent; 4. Elliott; 5.Wingate; 6. Crank; 8. Wirts