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ASCS Gulf South Finale at Pike County TULSA, Okla. (October 10, 2005) -- Ray Allen Kulhanek will try to put the finishing touches on a championship season as the Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car...

ASCS Gulf South Finale at Pike County

TULSA, Okla. (October 10, 2005) -- Ray Allen Kulhanek will try to put the finishing touches on a championship season as the Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region wraps up the 2005 season this Saturday night at Pike County Speedway in Magnolia, MS.

Having amassed a 117 point lead over the series opening 18 events, Kulhanek can secure the title by simply taking a green flag on Saturday night. The Danbury, TX, racer has established his advantage by posting a series' best nine top-five finishes, including five feature wins.

While Kulhanek has the series title in mind, Greg Rilat and Lane Whittington are set to battle it out for second in points with just two markers separating the pair entering the finale. From Texas City, TX, Rilat finished third in 2004 Gulf South points after a 2003 runner-up finish, while Whittington is enjoying a strong Rookie campaign with the Gulf South Region.

Scottie McDonald of New Caney, TX, has climbed to fourth in series points, while Louisiana's Stephen Chevallier has slipped to fifth in points after missing the series most recent event due to engine woes.

Other top ASCS Gulf South Region contenders expected for Saturday night include Richard Holt (McLeod, TX), Larry Hartwell (Pasadena, TX), Greg Coleman (Hillister, TX), Terry Monroe (Shreveport, LA), Darryl Wills (Deer Park, TX) and Ty Johnson (Eunice, LA).

Saturday's racing action is slated to get under way at 8:00 p.m. Pike County Speedway is located near Magnolia, MS, off I-55 Exit 8, then 0.2 miles east on Gillsburg Road (SR 568). For more information, contact the track at 504-394-5530 or 504-442-8847.

The Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores ASCS Gulf South Region will contest 19 events at ten different tracks throughout Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi in 2005.

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 100 nights of racing in 2005 at approximately 50 different racetracks throughout 17 different states.

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

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Series Sprint
Drivers Darryl Wills , Ray Allen Kulhanek