ASCS Gulf South Gearing Up For Three Night Memorial Day Weekend Swing
TULSA, Okla. (May 23, 2016) Memorial Day Weekend is an especially busy one for the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Southern Trailer Works, as the 14th annual Memorial Day Classic streaks across the state of Texas with stops the RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas on Friday, May 27. The Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas on Saturday, May 28. And finally, the high-banked Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas on Sunday, May 29.
Not only is the weekend busy, but offers fans and teams variety as the three Texas ovals range from a quarter-mile to a half-mile in length, with the banking only getting steeper as the weekend progresses.
Going into the weekend triple-header, 2015 Regional Champion, Channin Tankersley, leads the driver standings by 38 over Ray Allen Kulhanek. In the region’s last outing, Tankersley secured his first two wins of the year, moving the Highlands, Texas driver from fourth to first on one shot. Channin also pocketed a $1,000 bonus courtesy of Cooper Racing and Challenger Drilling.
The weekend sweep challenge will still be in play this weekend, but with more races, comes a bigger bonus. Win two out of three, you get $1,000, but sweep the weekend, and a driver can pocket an extra $2,000 to bring the total winner’s share on the weekend to a possible $10,000.
Looking further down the point standings finds Tommy Bryant third with Travis Rilat and Dustin Gates completing the top-five. Michael McNeil, Jacob Lucas, Zane Lawrence, J.J. Simmons, and Scottie McDonald make up the top-ten.
Seven nights of racing into the 2016 season, only a pair of drivers have multiple wins with Tankersley and Aaron Reutzel each at two. Andy McElhannon, Josh Baughman, and Brandon Hanks each have one to their name.
Friday, May 27 at the RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas offers a $2,000 to win, $310 to start A-Feature event. Gates open at 5:00 P.M. with racing at 8:30 P.M. (CT). Friday’s lineup will also include USRA Modifieds, USA Limited Modifieds, and Factory Stocks. For more information, log onto http://www.rpmdirt.com.
Saturday, May 28 at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway ups the payout to $3,000 to win, $310 to start and includes Texas Winged Modifieds, USA Limited Modifieds, and Factory Stocks. Gates open at 5:00 P.M. with racing at 8:30 P.M. (CT). For more information, log onto http://devilsbowl.com.
Ending things out on Sunday, May 29 at the high-banked Lone Star Speedway, another $3,000 winner’s check is on the line. Support classes include Modifieds, Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and FWD 4-cyl. Gates open at 5:30 P.M. with Hot Laps at 7:00 P.M. (CT). For more information, log onto http://www.lonestarspeedway.com.
The ASCS Gulf South Region is powered by: Griffith Truck and Equipment, Southern Trailer Works, Momentum Suspension Systems, All Star Auto Reconditioning, LLC, Waco Metals, Lawrence Towing, Carl and J.J. Brown (In Memory of Jim Brown), Armstrong/Pate Racing, Team Lucas, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier, Tire, Brodix, and Racediecast.com.
The 2016 season is the 15th year of racing for the ASCS Gulf South Region. For continued updates on the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Southern Trailer Works, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.
Season So Far
2016 ASCS Gulf South Driver Points (Top 10): 1. Channin Tankersley 954; 2. Ray Allen Kulhanek 916; 3. Tommy Bryant 886; 4. Travis Rilat 882; 5. Dustin Gates 817; 6. Michael McNeil 815; 7. Jacob Lucas 814; 8. Zane Lawrence 809; 9. J.J. Simmons 799; 10. Scottie McDonald 662;
2016 ASCS Gulf South Winners: Aaron Reutzel 2; Channin Tankersley 2; Josh Baughman 1; Brandon Hanks 1; Andy McElhannon 1;
2016 ASCS Gulf South Lineup:
Date - Track - City, State – Winner
3/11/2016-Golden Triangle Raceway Park - Beaumont, TX - Rain
3/12/2016-Battleground Speedway - Highlands, TX - Rain
3/25/2016-Cotton Bowl Speedway - Paige, TX – Brandon Hanks
3/26/2016-Bronco Raceway Park - Cleveland, TX – Josh Baughman
4/2/2016-Gator Motorplex - Willis, TX – Aaron Reutzel
4/8/2016-Jackson Motor Speedway - Jackson, MS – Aaron Reutzel
4/9/2016-Jackson Motor Speedway - Jackson, MS – Andy McElhannon
5/6/2016-Heart O' Texas Speedway - Waco, TX – Channin Tankersley
5/7/2016-Golden Triangle Raceway Park – Beaumont, TX - Channin Tankersley
5/27/2016-RPM Speedway - Crandall, TX
5/28/2016-Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX
5/29/2016-Lone Star Speedway - Kilgore, TX
6/10/2016-Golden Triangle Raceway Park - Beaumont, TX (vs. ASCS S.O.S.)
6/11/2016-Battleground Speedway - Highlands, TX (vs. ASCS S.O.S.)
7/22/2016-Heart O' Texas Speedway - Waco, TX
7/23/2016-Cotton Bowl Speedway - Paige, TX
8/19/2016-Heart O' Texas Speedway - Waco, TX
8/20/2016-Lone Star Speedway - Kilgore, TX
9/2/2016-Shady Oaks Speedway - Goliad, TX
9/3/2016-Battleground Speedway - Highlands, TX
9/4/2016-Golden Triangle Raceway Park - Beaumont, TX
*Schedule subject to change without notice.
Submitted By: Bryan Hulbert