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Cornell Perfect at Springfield Raceway

Bryan Hulbert – Springfield, Missouri (October 6, 2012) Drawing the pole for the 25 lap A-Feature at Springfield Raceway, the Kiowa Line Builders No. 28 of Jonathan Cornell was unchallenged in the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior and American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region showdown.

Closing in to battle in the later portions of the night’s Feature event, Brian McClelland saw his chance at a pass nearly end up in the wall as Rafe Essary’s engine expired exiting turn four with the leaders on his back bumper.

With clear race track after that, Cornell would cross the line a straight-a-way ahead of the field.

Brian McClelland held off several attempts by Dustin Morgan to grab second at the line with the Ark Wrecking No. 2 completing the podium. Jumping behind the wheel of the Cooper Racing No. 04 normally piloted by Brad Graham, Nixa, Missouri’s Kyle Bellm stayed in the championship hunt with a fourth place showing with Matt Covington rounding out the top five.

Jamie Passmore grabbed sixth with Cody Baker seventh. Taking the night’s B-Main win, Jonathan Beason marched from seventeenth to eighth with Shane Sellers and Brandon Hahn making up the top ten.

The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region continues their season with the 2012 Season Finale at Valley Speedway on October 19th.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region closed out their season with Matt Covington taking the Championship.

Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region / American Bank of OK ASCS Sooner Region
Springfield Raceway – Springfield, Missouri
October 6, 2012

Car Count: 26

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Brian McClelland; 2. 11C-Matt Covington; 3. 38-Cody Baker; 4. 76-Jay Russell; 5. 52-Blake Hahn; 6. 1A-Adam Jones; 7. 94L-Layne Himebaugh; 8. 19S-Steven Cross; DNF 52F-Frank Sudduth

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 36-Robert Sellers; 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell; 3. 04-Kyle Bellm; 4. 4J-Jamie Passmore; 5. 48-Jake Martens; 6. 51-Matt Ward; 7. 36X-Jonathan Beason; 8. 9M-Mitchell Moore; 9. 7S-Shane Sellers

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Dustin Morgan; 2. 29-Brandon Hahn; 3. 5M-Miranda Arnold; 4. 26-Rafe Essary; 5. 2A-Randy Hibbs; 6. 5-Joe Bob Lee; 7. 14-Andrew Turley; DNS 65L-Nicholas Lucito

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 36X-Jonathan Beason; 2. 7S-Shane Sellers; 3. 5-Joe Bob Lee; 4. 51-Matt Ward; 5. 14-Andrew Turley; 6. 65L-Nicholas Lucito; 7. 9M-Mitchell Moore; 8. 19S-Steven Cross; 9. 52F-Frank Sudduth; DNF 94L-Layne Himebaugh

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell; 2. 87-Brian McClelland; 3. 2-Dustin Morgan; 4. 04-Kyle Bellm; 5. 11C-Matt Covington; 6. 4J-Jamie Passmore; 7. 38-Cody Baker; 8. 36X-Jonathan Beason; 9. 7S-Shane Sellers; 10. 29-Brandon Hahn; 11. 51-Matt Ward; 12. 1A-Adam Jones; 13. 52-Blake Hahn; 14. 5-Joe Bob Lee; 15. 5M-Miranda Arnold; 16. 48-Jake Martens; DNF 2A-Randy Hibbs; DNF 76-Jay Russell; DNF 26-Rafe Essary; DNF 36-Robert Sellers

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