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ASCS Gulf South Set for Weekend Double Dip TULSA, Okla. (July 15, 2008) -- The American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region is set to squeeze in more weekend of racing action before taking several weeks off for Knoxville ...

ASCS Gulf South Set for Weekend Double Dip

TULSA, Okla. (July 15, 2008) -- The American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region is set to squeeze in more weekend of racing action before taking several weeks off for Knoxville festivities.

On Friday night, the series takes to the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, TX. Then on Saturday night, it's off to the Gator Motorplex in Willis, TX, for the second time this season.

With a dozen events in the books, Chris Sweeney of Channelview, TX, continues to lead series points as he chases a potential first ASCS Gulf South crown. But with eleven events still on the schedule, his mere 30 point lead is far from safe.

Sweeney, a Gator Motorplex winner on May 24, enters this weekend's action with a 30-point edge over three-time series runner-up Greg Rilat of Texas City, TX. Also staying very much in title contention are the trio of defending series champion Brandon Berryman (Missouri City, TX), 2006 series champion Gary Watson (Beaumont, TX) and 17-year-old Channin Tankersley (Highlands, TX). Only 76 markers separate the top five in points.

Tommy Bryant enters the weekend ranked sixth in points, with rookie shoe Travis Elliott, Brandon Corn, Terry Monroe and Travis Knighton rounding out the current top ten.

Friday's action at Golden Triangle Raceway Park goes green at 7:30 p.m., with Saturday's event at the Gator Motorplex firing off at 7:00 p.m.

Golden Triangle Raceway Park is located 9.5 miles west of I-10 on US 90 near Beaumont, TX. For more information, contact the track at 409-752-7200.

The high-banked, 0x00bc-mile Gator Motorplex red clay oval is located in Willis, TX, off I-45 Exit 98 (Shepherd Hill exit), then east, then 1.4 miles south on SR 75. For more information, contact the track at 936-588-6127.

The ASCS Gulf South Region is set for 24 nights of racing action at ten different tracks throughout Texas and Louisiana in 2008.

The nation's most prominent Sprint Car sanctioning body with a dozen different Regions throughout the United States in addition to the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National series, the American Sprint Car Series' (ASCS) 17th year of activity will include approximately 250 nights of racing at more than 100 different race tracks throughout 28 different states and Canada.

-credit: ascs

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