Watson Wins ASCS Gulf South Feature at GTRP BEAUMONT, Texas (July 18, 2008) -- Gary Watson made the most of racing in front of his hometown crowd by dashing to victory lane in Friday night's 25-lap American Sprint Car Series...
Watson Wins ASCS Gulf South Feature at GTRP
BEAUMONT, Texas (July 18, 2008) -- Gary Watson made the most of racing in front of his hometown crowd by dashing to victory lane in Friday night's 25-lap American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region feature event at Golden Triangle Raceway Park.
Watson took the lead away from defending series champion Brandon Berryman on the 17th circuit and held on the rest of the way to post his second career ASCS Gulf South win aboard the Tim's Engine S&S Motorsports No. 3 Maxim.
The 2006 ASCS Gulf South champion took the checkered flag in front of Berryman, who paced a tumultuous opening 17 circuits from his outside front row starting position. Greg Rilat took the show position, with pole starter Tommy Bryant and rookie shoe Aaron Reutzel rounding out the top five.
Current series point leader Chris Sweeney was among those collected in the evening's carnage, flipping and destroying his mount several laps into the feature.Greg Coleman, Reutzel and Jimmy Brooks topped heat race action.
American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region Results from Golden Triangle Raceway Park:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 17c-Greg Coleman, 2. 61-Travis Knighton, 3. 3-Gary Watson, 4. 8b-Bobby Becker, 5. 12-Shawn Mize, 6. 30x-Bean Elliott. DNS: 71-Channin Tankersley.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 2. 31-Brandon Berryman, 3. 21T-Tommy Bryant, 4. 15T-Travis Elliott, 5. 23-Darryl Wills, 6. d20-David Noker.
Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 2. 35-Greg Rilat, 3. 80-Michael McNeil, 4. 93-Chris Sweeney, 5. 19-Klint Angelette, 6. 8tw-Kent Lewis, Jr.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 3-Gary Watson, 2. 31-Brandon Berryman, 3. 35-Greg Rilat, 4. 21T-Tommy Bryant, 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 6. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 7. d20-David Noker, 8. 8b-Bruce Crockett, 9. 15T-Travis Elliott, 10. 12-Shawn Mize, 11. 19-Klint Angelette, 12. 61-Travis Knighton, 13. 93-Chris Sweeney, 14. 80-Michael McNeil, 15. 23-Darryl Wills, 16. 17c-Greg Coleman, 17. 8tw-Kent Lewis, Jr. DNS: 30x-Bean Elliott, 71-Channin Tankersley.
ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Chris Sweeney 1,756, 2. Greg Rilat 1,746, 3. Brandon Berryman 1,724, 4. Gary Watson 1,718, 5. Tommy Bryant 1,637, 6. Travis Elliott 1,621, 7. Channin Tankersley 1,616, 8. Brandon Corn 1,475, 9. Travis Knighton 1,364, 10. Terry Monroe 1,313.