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Tyler Walton in victory lane at Double X Speedway. (Carol Wirts photo)

Walton & Russell Are Double X Sprint Stars

CALIFORNIA, Mo. — Like a bandit from the Jayhawk state of the Old West, Jay Russell rode in from Elwood, Kan., and made off with the loot at Double X Speedway Sunday evening in the Dual at the Double for 305 sprint cars.

Starting outside row one along Curtis Evans, Russell took two laps to make his way to the point of the 25-lap feature.

Surviving numerous cautions, Russell was determined in his pursuit of the checkered flag. While he was riding off from the pack there was some intense action behind the leader. Fifth-starting Randy Martin moved into second on a lap-18 restart and set his sights on the leader, but was unable to gain enough to overtake the fleet No. 76 of Russell.

Following Russell and Martin across the stripe were J. Kinder finishing third after starting eleventh and also taking home the hard charger bonus, Ryker Pace in fourth and Tyler Elliott being credited with fifth.

The 360 winged sprint car feature clicked off 25 laps green to checkered with Taylor Walton taking home the win. Tyler Blank finished a well-earned second with Steven Russell finishing third. Ben Brown was fourth and Jack Wagner would cross the stripe in fifth.

Ted Welschmeyer survived a failed pass for the lead by James Nishwonger and held on for a green, white, checker victory over fellow veteran Dale Berry in the super stock main event.

The B Modifieds were also on the card Sunday evening and Cody Brill came to play. After taking the green alongside Jeremy Lile, Brill won the first trip around the quarter-mile oval and would lead the duration.