By Lonnie Wheatley
TULSA, Okla. (July 18, 2011) – After a pair of rousing events atop the tight, ¼-mile Double X Speedway clay oval earlier this season, the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region makes an encore appearance at the California, MO, track this Sunday night.
And, Sunday’s Clyde Wood Memorial offers some added money with a $2,000 winner’s share along with $1,250 for second and $1,000 for third.
While California, MO, native Randy Martin and Nixa, MO, shoe Kyle Bellm have reached victory lane in previous ASCS Warrior events at Double X Speedway, Brad Loyet sits atop the point charts entering Sunday’s action.
Loyet, a rookie among the Sprint Car ranks after collecting several Midget titles, picked off his first Sprint Car win with a Warrior triumph at La Monte’s LA Raceway on June 24 and added a second win this past Friday night at Cameron’s U.S. 36 Raceway.
As a result, the 23-year-old from Sunset Hills, MO, has amassed a 105-point advantage over four-time Warrior champion Randy Martin, with Bellm just 20 more points back in third.
Sedalia’s Jonathan Cornell enters Sunday’s action ranked fourth with Farmington’s Mark Shirshekan and Lone Jack’s Cody Baker tied for fifth.
The rest of the top ten includes Josh Stephens (Buckner), Austin Alumbaugh (Higginsville), Tyler Blank (California) and Haley Arnold (Sedalia), with Haley’s sister Miranda Arnold (Sedalia) just outside the top ten along with the likes of Dakota Carroll (La Monte), J.R. Topper (St. Joseph), Chad Corken (Highlands Ranch, CO), Evan Martin (Lohman) and Bryan Grimes (Slater).
Sunday’s card at Double X Speedway fires off at 7:30 p.m.
Double X Speedway is located 3.2 miles west of California, Missouri’s SR 87 on US 50. For more information, contact the track at 573-796-4694.
The inaugural season of Speedway Motors Warrior Region action under the ASCS banner currently consists of 18 nights of competition at nine different tracks throughout Missouri and into Kansas.
Past ASCS Warrior Feature Winners at Double X Speedway:
7/3/11 – Kyle Bellm
5/29/11 – Randy Martin
The 2011 season marks the 20th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, with approximately 200 nights of competition at tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.