Charlie Brown Snoops Out ASCS Gulf South Ark-La-Tex Win VIVIAN, Lou. (September 4, 2004) - Yet another new face entered Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region victory lane, as Charlie ...
Charlie Brown Snoops Out ASCS Gulf South Ark-La-Tex Win
VIVIAN, Lou. (September 4, 2004) - Yet another new face entered Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region victory lane, as Charlie Brown made a late move around Jerry Bell to win Saturday night's 25-lap feature at Ark-La-Tex Speedway to become the series eighth different winner through nine events contested thus far in 2004.
Starting from the front row outside, Brown grabbed the early lead in front of Brandon Berryman. After winning the evening's opening heat race to earn the pole, Berryman's night ended on a sour note when he made heavy contact with the wall after eleven rounds. Berryman was transported to a local hospital for observation.
Brown paced the field for the opening six rounds before Bell took command. Seeking his first series triumph, Bell led the way until the white flag lap when Brown charged back into the lead and held on to notch his first career ASCS triumph as the series made its Ark-La-Tex Speedway debut.
Bell settled for the runner-up position, with Ray Allen Kulhanek taking the show position. Two-time series champion Kelly Angelette crossed the stripe in fourth, with Richard Holt posting an ASCS career-best fifth place finish.
Chris Sweeney claimed sixth, with Stephen Chevallier advancing from deep in the field to finish seventh. Greg Rilat maintained a slim six-point lead over Sweeney with an eighth place run, while Todd Johnson recovered from a heat race flip to finish ninth. Randy McKinney completed the top ten.
Berryman, Angelette and Bell topped heat race action, with Chevallier winning the B Main.
Heat Race Winners: Brandon Berryman, Kelly Angelette, Jerry Bell.
B Feature Winner: Stephen Chevallier.
Non-Transfers: Ray Kulhanek, Sr., Tina Creswell, David Anderson, Tony Krites.
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Charlie Brown, 2. Jerry Bell, 3. Ray Allen Kulhanek, 4. Kelly Angelette, 5. Richard Holt, 6. Chris Sweeney, 7. Stephen Chevallier, 8. Greg Rilat, 9. Todd Johnson, 10. Randy McKinney, 11. Scottie McDonald, 12. Brad Stokes, 13. Bubba Vines, 14. Jimmy Brooks, 15. Darrell Wills, 16. Rod Craddock, 17. Tommy Johnson, 18. Greg Coleman, 19. Larry Hartwell, 20. Brandon Berryman.
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Greg Rilat 1,234, 2. Chris Sweeney 1,228, 3. Jerry Bell 1,224, 4. Todd Johnson 1,189, 5. Brad Stokes 1,158, 6. Scottie McDonald 1,154, 7. Stephen Chevallier 1,133, 8. Ray Allen Kulhanek 1,102, 9. Richard Holt 997, 10. Brandon Corn 981.