Ramey Races to ASCS Gulf South Fast Trax Triumph CHATHAM, Lou. (July 1, 2006) -- Kevin Ramey continued his mid-season hot streak by racing to victory lane to score a $2,000 payday in Saturday night's 25-lap American Sprint Car ...
Ramey Races to ASCS Gulf South Fast Trax Triumph
CHATHAM, Lou. (July 1, 2006) -- Kevin Ramey continued his mid-season hot streak by racing to victory lane to score a $2,000 payday in Saturday night's 25-lap American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region feature at Fast Trax Speedway.
After sweeping the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour feature events at Devil's Bowl Speedway a week earlier, Ramey took the lead from the outset and posted his third consecutive ASCS triumph aboard Tom Willis' Wells-powered Commercial Music/Urban Nissan No. 7m Maxim.
Ramey had his hands full though, as defending ASCS Gulf South Region champion Ray Allen Kulhanek kept the heat on over the last half of the race. Kulhanek, who took over second on the tenth round when second-runner Lane Whittington looped his mount, made a strong bid for a second consecutive win aboard his Eagle-chassis mount.
But Ramey overcame a late-developing push to secure the win, with Kulhanek settling for the runner-up slot in front of current series point leader Greg Rilat, Johnny Miller and Skip Wilson.
Cody Gardner took the checkered flag in sixth, with Michael Lang and Gary Watson next across the line. Richard Holt turned in the event's top passing performance by advancing from 18th to ninth, with Michael Herrington completing the top ten.
ASCS Gulf South Region Results:
First Heat : 1. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 2. 41-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 3. 35-Greg Rilat, 4. 7-Michael Herrington, 5. 1g-Cody Gardner, 6. 10-Larry Hartwell, 7. 37-Neil McCarl.
Second Heat: 1. 9-Lane Whittington, 2. 14-Michael Lang, 3. 21T-Kent Lewis, Jr., 4. 96-Rod Craddock, 5. 15-Brad Stokes, 6. 0-Andy McElhannon, 7. 20-Richard Holt.
Third Heat: 1. 71-Channin Tankersley, 2. 65-Skip Wilson, 3. 64J-Johnny Miller, 4. 3-Gary Watson, 5. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 6. 49-Ty Johnson, 7. 21b-Brandi Miller.
"B" Feature: 1. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 2. 0-Andy McElhannon, 3. 10-Larry Hartwell, 4. 20-Richard Holt, 5. 49-Ty Johnson, 6. 21b-Brandi Miller, 7. 37-Neil McCarl.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 2. 41-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 3. 35-Greg Rilat, 4. 64J-Johnny Miller, 5. 65-Skip Wilson, 6. 1g-Cody Gardner, 7. 14-Michael Lang, 8. 3-Gary Watson, 9. 20-Richard Holt, 10. 7-Michael Herrington, 11. 9-Lane Whittington, 12. 0-Andy McElhannon, 13. 15-Brad Stokes, 14. 96-Rod Craddock, 15. 49-Ty Johnson, 16. 21b-Brandi Miller, 17. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 18. 21T-Kent Lewis, Jr., 19. 71-Channin Tankersley, 20. 10-Larry Hartwell.
ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Greg Rilat 1,408, 2. Gary Watson 1,368, 3. Ray Allen Kulhanek 1,327, 4. Lane Whittington 1,265, 5. Chris Sweeney 1,177, 6. Larry Hartwell 1,144, 7. Richard Holt 1,052, 8. Channin Tankersley 998, 9. Stephen Chevallier 916, 10. Kent Lewis, Jr. 876.