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Taylor Walton raced his 360 winged sprint into victory lane Sunday night at Double X Speedway. (Carol Wirts Photo)

Taylor Walton Victorious At Double X

CALIFORNIA, Mo. — The second round of Sunday Night Thunder at Double X Speedway brought intense finishes at the quarter-mile oval in all three classes of pure stock, super stock and winged sprint cars. 

With the new dirt on the track surface for 2022 and the moisture staying in the track, the winged sprint car feature would shape up to be exciting in the closing laps.

After starting on the front row, Taylor Walton would pick up where he left off and quickly open up a ten plus car length lead over the field.

Nineteen laps clicked by before the caution waved for the stopped car of Slater Helt, just off the top of turn four.

On the restart, fifth-running Tyler Blank put his No. 4 machine on the top shelf, banging his right rear against the cushion to advance to second by lap 22.

A caution flag would put Blank on the rear bumper of Walton on the restart. With two laps to mount a charge, Blank gave it a valiant effort, but Taylor Walton was not to be denied as he claimed his first feature victory of the season.

The pure stock event saw Shayne Healea pick up the victory with Justin McDowell edging Darin Porter at the line for second. With Porter in third, Russell Beach finished fourth and Preston McDowell completed the running order in fifth.

In the super stock feature, Eddie Keeran claimed the victory with Jody Romig placing second. John Clancy finished third, with Dusty and Joe Miller rounding out the top five.

The Finish:

Feature: 1. 93-Taylor Walton, Odessa; 2. 4-Tyler Blank, California; 3. 15B-Quinton Benson, Sweet Springs; 4. 2- Chase Porter, St, Joseph; 5. 77-Jack Wagner, Lone Jack; 6. 73-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack; 7. 0-Jake Griffin, Quincy,IL; 8. 49-Tyler Elliott, Jefferson City; 9. 3P-Russell Potter, Boonville; 10. 41-Mackenzie Borchers, Marshall; 11. X-Ben Brown, Marshall; 12. Slater Helt, Cactus Flats; 13. 9m-Jarman Dalitz, South Australia

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