Gulf South Region South Texas Double preview

ASCS Gulf South Set for South Texas Double TULSA, Okla. (June 13, 2005) -- Somebody could be prepared to solidly step out front in the fierce Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car Series Gulf South ...

ASCS Gulf South Set for South Texas Double

TULSA, Okla. (June 13, 2005) -- Somebody could be prepared to solidly step out front in the fierce Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region championship points battle over the course of this weekend's South Texas double. But the question is, who will it be?

A mere eight points separate the top five in series points entering the weekend, with eighth place just 39 points off the lead pace.

The series takes to the high-banked, 0x00bc-mile Motorama Speedway gumbo clay oval on Friday night for the John Bankston-Glenn English Memorial race, before moving on to Houston Raceway Park's high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval for the Ronald Laney Memorial on Saturday night.

Hailing from New Caney, TX, Scottie McDonald sits atop the tightly bunched points race entering the weekend. A Gulf South Region feature winner in April, McDonald holds just a four-point lead over Louisiana's Stephen Chevallier and Texas shoe David Kulhanek, who are tied for second. Just four more points back in a tie for fourth are Lane Whittington (Denham Springs, LA) and Ray Allen Kulhanek (Conroe, TX). Kulhanek scored his first series win in the season opener on March 12.

Texans Chris Sweeney and Darryl Wills remain in title contention as well, just 24 points out of the lead, with Greg Rilat in eighth. Teammates Richard Holt and Terry Monroe round out the current top ten entering the weekend.

Friday night's racing action at Motorama Speedway is slated to get under way at 8:00 p.m., while Saturday's first green flag at Houston Raceway Park flies at 7:30 p.m.

Motorama Speedway is located in Beaumont, TX, 9.5 miles west of I-10 on US 90. For more information, contact the track at 409-752-7200 or 409-753-2370.

Houston Raceway Park is located in Baytown, TX, east of Houston on I-10 to Exit 798, then 3 miles south on SR 146, then 0.8 mile southeast on FM 1405, then 1.5 miles northeast on FM 565. For more information, contact the track at 281-383-7223.

The Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores ASCS Gulf South Region will contest 23 events at eleven different tracks throughout Louisiana and Texas 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 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 Darryl Wills , Ray Allen Kulhanek