Zach Daum Romps At Double-X

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Zach Daum in victory lane. (Steve Eichelberger photo)

CALIFORNIA, Mo. — Zach Daum was the big winner as a large crowd watched the season opener Sunday night at Double-X Speedway.

Riley Kreisel slowed while leadinger early in the event, handing the lead to Daum. With a clear track ahead for several laps, Daum would run the cushion and looked like he had it in the bag.

A lap 22 caution flag, reset the field and gave Daum the advantage of a clear track once again as he raced to the victory in the 25-lap main event.

Tyler Blank put together a great run from his 10th starting position to finish second. Brandon Hanks finished third, Nathan Benson came home fourth and Frank Brown completed the top five.

The 600cc Micro Sprints were the largest attended class of the evening, and at the completion of the feature event it was “Monster” Miles Paulus standing tall in victory lane. Paulus made an impressive early race pass on the fleet No. 05 machine of Jordon Howell and never looked back,claiming the opening night checkers. Nick Rasa claimed second with Howell third, Jackson Frisbie was fourth and Philip Dietz claimed fifth.

The Hobby Stock class feature event came right down to the wire as Kevin Prall edged Cole Canada at the checker to pick up the win. Sportsmanship was evident in victory lane as the two shook hands.

Cole Henson picked up the victory in the Street Stock feature event. After an early race altercation with then leader Mark Davis, Henson came back through the field to take the victory. Destiny Dowell put up an impressive run to claim second place. Davis recovered to finish third and Brandon Hays crossed the finish stripe in fourth.