TULSA, OK - Returning to action with a Texas double header, the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Southern Trailer Works will see competition at the Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco on Friday, July 22 and Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas on Saturday, July 23.
The second of three trips to the Heart O' Texas Speedway in 2016, the season's first trip on May 6 went to current ASCS Gulf South Regional point's leader, Channin Tankersley, who went on to sweep the weekend and pocket an extra $1,000 courtesy of Cooper Racing and Challenger Drilling. The $1,000 bonus is on the line this weekend as well.
With a 90 point advantage going into the weekend, Tankersley finds himself being stalked by five-time series champion, Ray Allen Kulhanek. Winless in ASCS Gulf South competition in 2016, Kulhanek picked up his first ASCS Regional win of the year this past weekend with the ASCS Red River Region at the Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Ark. The win was the first for Ray Allen against the Oklahoma based region of the ASCS Nation.
Only eight points back from taking the runner-up spot is Tommy Bryant who enters the weekend in search of his first ASCS Gulf South win of the season. Michael McNeil and Jacob Lucas complete the top-five in tour standings.
Zane Lawrence holds sixth with Dustin Gates, J.J. Simmons, Travis Rilat, and Cody Stacy making up the top-ten.
The second round of the Waco Metals Shootout Series at the Heart O' Texas Speedway, Tankersley's win earlier this year puts the driver of the No. 14 atop the mini-series standings. A three night battle at the Heart O' Texas Speedway, the top-ten in standings from the three race run will split a $3,000 point fund.
The second and final showing for the Gulf South Region at the Cotton Bowl Speedway, the season's first trip paired with the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network with Tennessee's Brandon Hanks scoring his first career ASCS triumph.
Friday, July 22 at the Heart O' Texas Speedway will get underway at 8:00 P.M. (CDT) and will include Modifieds, Sport Mods, I-Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Factory Stocks and Jr. Minis. Admission for the Friday night spectacular is $15 with discount for seniors and children. Heart O' Texas Speedway is located just north of Waco, Texas off I-35, Exit 345. For more information on the Heart O' Texas Speedway, call (254) 829-2294 or log onto http://www.heartotexspeedway.com.
Saturday, July 23 at the Cotton Bowl Speedway open at 3:00 P.M. as GoKarts will be action from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. competition on the big track will go live at 7:00 P.M. (CDT). The lineup of classes will also include IMCA Modifies, Sport Mods, I-Stocks, and NeSmith Street Stocks. Admission is $15 for adults with discounts for Seniors, Military and Students. Children five and under are admitted free into the grandstands. There is also a Jump Rope competition for the kids during Intermission. Cotton Bowl Speedway is located just north of Paige, Texas on CR202. For more information, call (512) 589-2738 or log onto http://www.cottonbowlspeedway.com.
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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.