From Chad Buford
California, MO(July 10, 2011)- Repeating his performance of two weeks ago, Lone Jack’s Cody Baker notched his second Mr. G’s 360 sprint car win at Double X Speedway Sunday night.
Points leader Tyler Blank of California led the first ten laps as he and Baker traded slide jobs in an exciting battle. On lap eleven, Baker would not be denied as he drove around Blank, and into a lead he would never relinquish in the Mike Timmerman sponsored XXX with Ted Hall power. Blank ran second in his Blank’s Backhoe/Machens Auto Group/Sonic GF-1 with a Patriot bullet. Clarksburg’s Lanny Carpenter made a strong run late to finish third in his Sierra Pool and Spas/Bee Line Snack Shop Engine Connection powered J&J. California’s Andy Korte and Tyler Utz of Sedalia rounded out the top five.
Point leader John Clancy Jr. of California won his sixth feature of the season in the Cooper Racing street Stocks. Early on, he was pressured by Tipton’s Harlan Dowell and Henley’s Andrew Roark. As the race wound down, Clancy went on to a comfortable win as Roark would run second. Jefferson City’s Curtis Turpin would get by Dowell late in the race for third. Dowell held on for fourth and Jefferson City’s Dylan Bias rounded out the top five.
In Robbie D’s hobby stock action, point leader Will Register of Sedalia notched his fourth win of the season. Windsor’s Chuck Coffey was second followed by California’s A.J. Wirts in third. Chris Brockert of Eldon and Ethan Kueck of Concordia rounded out the top five.
The 600 micro midgets made another appearance at Double X with Columbia’s Dean Hathman picking up the win. Hathman took control after leader Cole Melby of Sedalia pulled into the pits during a yellow flag. Scott Hathman of Columbia finished second followed by Cole Campbell of Mexico. Rounding out the top five were Corey Nelson of Eugene and Austin Crane of Ashland.
Next Sunday, all four classes will be in action again with hot laps at 7:00 and racing at 7:30. Gates open at 5:00 with admission being $8 for adults and pit passes costing $20. Be sure and check out xxspeedway.com for all of the latest information.
360 Sprint Car results-
1st Heat-8 laps 1. 75-Tyler Blank, California, MO(5) 2. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack, MO(2) 3. 3V-Tyler Utz, Sedalia, MO(6) 4. 65-T.J. Muths, Sedalia, MO(1) 5. 31-Matt McGarry, Alma, MO(4) 6. 1X-Bradlee Ryun, Higginsville, MO(3)-DNF
2nd Heat- 8 laps 1. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO(2) 2. 775-Andy Korte, California, MO(4) 3. 24-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg, MO(5) 4. 04-Brad Graham-Springfield, MO(3) 5. 49-Tyler Ellliott-California, MO(1)
Feature-25 laps 1. 38-Baker(3) 2. 75-Blank(1) 3. 24-Carpenter(6) 4. 775-Korte(4) 5. 3V Utz(5) 6. 65-Muths(7) 7. 04-Graham(8) 8. 31-McGarry(9) 9. 93-Walton(2) 10. 49-Elliott(10) 11. 1X-Ryun(11)-DNF