Wagner Kicks Off Double X Opener With Victory

CALIFORNIA, Mo. — The 2024 season of “Sunday Night Thunder” at Double X Speedway is underway after Mother Nature postponed it one week ago.

Kicking off the action were the 360 winged sprint cars, the super stocks and the MO/KAN IMCA Racesaver 305 Sprint Cars. 

In the 360 winged sprint cars, Jack Wagner emerged victorious. Wagner led almost the entire 25-lap distance with the exception of turns three and four after a lap-eight restart.

At this point second-place Tyler Blank used a run down the backstretch to slide his No. 75 machine to the point, however, Wagner anticipated the move, checked up slightly entering turn four and turned down the hill to win a three-car drag race into turn one over Blank and third-running Josh Fisher.

At the checkered flag it was Wagner claiming the win, Blank taking the No. 2 spot and Fisher in third. Ben Brown would cross in fourth and Samuel Wagner would complete the top five. 

James Nighswonger claimed the super stock feature while Xavier Doney reigned victorious in 305 sprints.

Feature Finish (25 Laps)

1. 77-Jack Wagner, Lone Jack; 2. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 3. 9c-Josh Fisher, Jefferson City; 4. 7B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 5. 73-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack; 6. 9s-Aubrey Smith, Houstonia; 7. 2B-Garret Benson, Concordia; 8. 99D-Tucker Daly, Hallsville; 9. 93-Taylor Walton, Odessa; 10. 7K-Rob Rimel, California; DNS-0 Miles Paulus, Marshall; 52D-Skyler Daly, Columbia