Gulf South Region Louisiana double preview

Love's ASCS Gulf South Set for Louisiana Double TULSA, Okla. (May 23, 2005) -- A pair of Louisiana quarter-mile clay ovals are on tap for the Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region as the...

Love's ASCS Gulf South Set for Louisiana Double

TULSA, Okla. (May 23, 2005) -- A pair of Louisiana quarter-mile clay ovals are on tap for the Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region as the series spends Memorial Day weekend with racing action on Saturday and Sunday night.

The Gulf South Region kicks off the weekend at Thunder Valley Speedway in Union Hill on Saturday, then moves on to Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian on Sunday.

As is typically the case with the ASCS Gulf South Region, the championship points race is tight entering the weekend, with a mere 38 points separating the top eight in points after the opening handful of events in 2005.

Greg Rilat of Texas City, TX, enters the weekend atop the point charts with a 16-point advantage over New Caney, TX, racer Scottie McDonald and Deer Park, TX, rookie Darryl Wills, who are tied for second. Ray Allen Kulhanek of Conroe, TX, is just two more points back in fourth, with 2004 series runner-up Chris Sweeney of Humble, TX, in fifth.

Also in the thick of the points race are David Kulhanek (Danbury, TX) and Louisiana racers Lane Whittington (Denham Springs) and Stephen Chevallier (Downsville).

Four different drivers have made their way to Gulf South victory lane thus far in 2005, including Ray Allen Kulhanek, Scottie McDonald and Travis Rilat, while Gary Wright swept the recent combined events with the National Tour.

Nearly 30 cars are expected for both nights of racing action.

Hosting Saturday night's action, Thunder Valley Speedway is located in Glenmora, LA, two miles west of SR 112 on SR 113. For more information, contact the track at 318-634-7290.

Sunday night's action at Vivian's Ark-La-Tex Speedway is slated to go green at 7:30 p.m. Ark-La-Tex Speedway is located 0.6 mile south of SR 2 on SR 1, then 0.7 mile west on Airport Road, then 2.2 miles south on Boyter Lane Road. For more information, contact the track at 318-375-3470.

The 2005 Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores ASCS Gulf South Region schedule consists of 23 events at eleven different tracks throughout Louisiana Texas.

In total, including the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour, the Southern Tour and the Sooner, Gulf South, Rocky Mountain and Midwest Regions, the American Sprint Car Series will sanction nearly 120 nights of racing in 2005 at approximately 50 different racetracks throughout at least 16 different states.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Travis Rilat , Darryl Wills , Ray Allen Kulhanek