Sunday, June 24, 2012
Bellm Takes ASCS Win at Double-X Speedway
by Cody Morris
CALIFORNIA, Mo. -- Following a Saturday night duo with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region returned to California, Missouriís Double X Speedway for the second of three Warrior Region visits this season.
Following an impressive third place finish in Saturdayís ASCS Speedweek finale at Lucas Oil Speedway, Nixa, Missouriís Kyle Bellm entered Sunday nightís Warrior contest at Double X with top ten finishes in each of the seven Warrior contests completed thus far in the 2012 campaign - six of those being of the top five variety.
So it is of small surprise that the Nixa Nightmare wired all 25 laps of the ASCS Warrior main event at Double X for his first Warrior victory of the season aboard the Jeff Smith owned and powered Tiger Towing and Albrite Heating & Cooling no. 86 Maxim.
Starting on the pole of the 25 lap main event, only a few cautions would slow Bellmís pace as the Nixa Nightmare gained the second ASCS win of his career following a Warrior score last season.
Bellm also had some unbeknownst luck in the invisible rear view as Warrior point leader Jonathon Cornell maintained the runner up spot until a spinning with just a couple laps remaining, reducing Cornell to a seventh place finish that brings Bellm to just 8 points off Cornellís leading pace.
Tyler Blank finished with runner up honors following Cornellís spin, with Brad Graham claiming show position honors.
Following his first ASCS victory in astounding fashion just one night before in ASCS National Tour action, Cody Baker took Hard Charger honors with a charge from 16th to fourth. Austin Alumbaugh completed the top five finishing order.
Tyler Blank, Matt Close, and Kyle Bellm took heat race wins over the 19 car field.
The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region returns to action on July 3rd for a one night co-sanctioned holiday special against the ASCS National Tour at Junction Motor Speedway in Cameron, Missouri.
Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region / 19 cars
June 24th, 2012 / Event 8 of 24
Double X Speedway / California, Missouri
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 86-Kyle Bellm; 2. 75-Tyler Blank; 3. 04-Brad Graham; 4. 38-Cody Baker; 5. 33-Austin Alumbaugh; 6. 76-Jay Russell; 7. 28-Jonathan Cornell; 8. 72-Curtis Boyer; 9. 93-Taylor Walton; 10. 5-Matt Close; 11. 49-Tyler Elliott; 12. 48-David Brown; 13. 77-Bryan Grimes; 14. 4-Evan Martin; 15. 1-Sean McClelland; 16. 5M-Miranda Arnold; 17. 1A-Adam Jones; 18. XX-A.J. Wirts; DNS 14-Randy Martin
Lap Leaders: Bellm 1-25
(8 Laps): 1. 75-Tyler Blank; 2. 76-Jay Russell; 3. 77-Bryan Grimes; 4. 33-Austin Alumbaugh; 5. 4-Evan Martin; 6. 38-Cody Baker; 7. 1-Sean McClelland
(8 Laps): 1. 5-Matt Close; 2. 04-Brad Graham; 3. 28-Jonathan Cornell; 4. 49-Tyler Elliott; 5. 93-Taylor Walton; 6. 1A-Adam Jones
(8 Laps): 1. 86-Kyle Bellm; 2. 72-Curtis Boyer; 3. 5M-Miranda Arnold; 4. 48-David Brown; 5. XX-A.J. Wirts; 6. 14-Randy Martin
2012 Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region feature winners:
Randy Martin 2, Jack Dover 1, Tony Bruce Jr. 1, Evan Martin 1, Cody Baker 1, Kyle Bellm 1, Jonathon Cornell 1
2012 Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region point standings (top ten):
1. Jonathon Cornell 1081; 2. Kyle Bellm 1073; 3. Jay Russell 947; 4. Austin Alumbaugh 923; 5. Cody Baker 848; 6. Tyler Blank 824; 7. Miranda Arnold 791; 8. Chad Ely 738; 9. Randy Martin 714; 10. Randy Hibbs 673