Cornell Dominates ASCS Warriors at Randolph County Raceway
MOBERLY, Mo. (July 19, 2014) - A capacity crowd and 21 Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars gathered at the Randolph County Raceway with Jonathan Cornell taking his fourth win in as many races with the Missouri based region of the ASCS Nation.
After a red brought the field back on the initial start, second starting Cornell would get the jump and never look back as he was chased to the checkered flag by Austin Alumbaugh with point leader, Jay Russell taking the show position. Randy Martin clawed from thirteenth to fourth with Josh Fisher from ninth to make up the top-five.
Brandon Hahn from twelfth was sixth followed by J.D. Johnson, Evan Martin, Kyle Bellm, and Ricky Stangl with an impressive run from twenty-first to grab tenth.
The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region races next at the Double X Speedway in California, Mo. on Sunday, July 20. For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, logo onto http://www.ascsracing.com.
Thank You - Tiger Towing, Xtreme Body and Paint, Yeager Cycle, Putnam Chevrolet, Midwest Specialty Flooring, Cooper Racing, and Luke's Pit Stop for your suppport of the Red, White, and Blue Tour
Jonathan Cornell Tops Clyde Wood Memorial at Double X Speedway
CALIFORNIA, Mo. (July 20, 2014) - Xtreme Body and Paint presented the 12th Annual Clyde Wood Memorial at the Double X Speedway this past Sunday night with Jonathan Cornell taking his fifth consecutive Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Regional victory.
Coming from sixth, Cornell inherited the lead on Lap 13 after early leader, Josh Fisher, found a car spun in the center of the racing groove; forcing the No. 72x into the wall while trying to avoid the stalled car.
Cornell was pursued to the finish by seventh starting Jason Johnson.
Kyle Bellm was third with Zach Chappell fourth. The top five rounded out with Brandon Hahn.
Corey Nelson was sixth with Ricky Stangl from sixteenth to take seventh. Tyler Blank clawed from nineteenth to eighth with Randy Martin from eighteenth to ninth. Cody Baker made his return to action with a tenth place finish after suffering burns to his legs at the Lucas Oil Speedway on June 21.
Xtreme Body and Paint awarded $250 to Tyler Blank as the night's Hard Charger. Josh Fisher was High Points out of the Heats and received a $100 bonus.
Several drivers with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region will take part in the 24th annual Arnold Motor Supply ASCS Knoxville Nationals, happening July 31 - August 2. For tickets and information, log onto http://www.knoxvilleraceway.com
The next point's race for the ASCS Warriors is August 17 at the Quincy Raceways in Quincy, Ill. against the Sprint Invaders. For continued updates, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.
Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region
Double X Speedway - California, Mo.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Car Count: 27
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 72X-Josh Fisher; 2. 2A-Randy Hibbs; 3. 92J-J.R. Topper; 4. 24S-Ricky Lee Stangl; 5. 75-Tyler Blank; 6. 10-Mitchell Moore; DNS 76-Jay Russell
I would like to commend, David and Paula DeBates of Tiger Towing. They support many forms of motorsports and community activities in Central Missouri. They have been great to work with when the opportunity came available to organize four consecutive days of sprint car racing.
The goal was to put something special together for drivers and fans that would have some added money and possibly attract some drivers that normally don’t compete in the central Missouri racing scene. Jerry Jenkins and I spent quite a bit of time following up on leads of potential sponsors for some bonus money and point fund money because we like racing. All the money that was collected was paid out to drivers.
The race at Moberly was rained out. There was no intention for any rain dates for these four days or any published rain dates. The reasoning being that out-of-state drivers and fans would not be able to return for any make-up dates. Mother Nature has her way of winning and interfering.
Moberly has always had a sprint car special in memory of Bob Whitehead. This year that race was part of the Independence Weekend’s four days of racing. Randolph County Raceway and the Whitehead family still wanted to book a sprint car race after the July 5th rain out. RCR agreed to refund money to fans and participants for the cancellation. Rain dates normally don’t have refund options.
At the race at Double X on July 6th, it was announced that it was the final night of the “Red, White, and Blue Tour.” A text is sent to drivers before each race with info they need to know. This is the text sent to drivers before the race on July 6th. “Tiger Towing Red, White, & Blue Tour final night – Double X – driver meeting 6:15 – hot laps 7 – race 7:30”. At the driver’s meeting it was shared that the point fund would be $3000 for the Tour and could possibly reach $3500 if Jonathan didn’t win his third feature because no one else would be eligible for bonus money. I couldn’t have said that had there been a fourth race still to come because there would have still been the possibility of a different driver winning twice. At the conclusion of the race the the point championship trophy for the "Red, White, and Blue Tour" was presented and the point fund was distributed to the top ten in the points, !00% of the money contributed by sponsors was paid out to drivers, plus an extra $260 that fell short because of a rain out.
This is the wording from the written agreement that was with Tiger Towing – “…The $1000 dollars for the naming sponsorship of the four day tour will be made available to drivers in the following way. Any driver who wins two of the A-mains in the 4 day tour (July 3,4,5,&6) will receive a $500 bonus for the second win. If that same driver wins a third feature he would receive another $500 bonus. If a second driver would win two races, their second feature event would get them a $500 bonus. If one driver would win all 4 A-Mains of the four day tour he would receive the initial $1000 plus the $1500 paid by Tiger Towing for a total of $2500.
If no driver doubled up on feature wins the $1000 would go into the 4 race tour point fund. If only one driver doubled up on feature wins he would get the $500 bonus and the remaining $500 would go into the 4 day tour point fund.
Should weather become a factor and only two events of the scheduled four get to be completed. Your responsibility would only be $500 instead of $1000. The $500 would go to the driver who doubled up on wins or to the tour point fund for the Independence Day Weekend. It would still be $1000 if 3 of the four events are ran. If only one event should get ran the $500 will be distributed by adding $100 to the top 5 feature positions…”
Sorry and apologies that all the details couldn’t be placed in the following sheet of paper.
As I mentioned in the beginning, the DeBates and Tiger Towing are great people who like racing and all racers. I’m sure if they could, they would do even more for the sport. They have had conversation with Jonathan and have paid him the $1500 because they want to not because they are obligated to do so.
Now that all the negative issues have been expressed, let’s hear from others who attended the “Red, White, & Blue Tour “and enjoyed the concept of something special. It is much easier to just run the standard format and not seek additional money for drivers.
I will be glad to address your personal questions in the future by PM. I will not respond to most things in social media that is not positive. I have no problem of admitting a mistake or being transparent.
Hopefully the “Red, White, and Blue Tour” will be back next year with the same format of NO Rain Dates – 4 Consecutive Nights of Sprint Car Racing. And Mother Nature spends the Independence Day Weekend in another state.
I hope you will read on because this is an interesting article for those of us who love motor sports.