Gulf South Region Texas double preview

ASCS Gulf South Set for Weekend Double TULSA, Okla. (June 2, 2009) -- Nineteen-year-old Aaron Reutzel will try to extend his American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region points lead when the series takes to a pair of Texas...

ASCS Gulf South Set for Weekend Double

TULSA, Okla. (June 2, 2009) -- Nineteen-year-old Aaron Reutzel will try to extend his American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region points lead when the series takes to a pair of Texas ovals this weekend.

On Friday night, the ASCS Gulf South Region takes to Waco's Heart O' Texas Speedway for the Gordon Woolley Classic. Then on Saturday night, the series moves on to Cleveland's 105 Speedway.

Riding the momentum of seven consecutive top-ten feature finishes, Reutzel of Clute, TX, has opened up a 54-point advantage over two-time and defending series champion Brandon Berryman, who cracked victory lane for the first time this year in the series most recent outing on May 24 at Kilgore's Lone Star Speedway.

Berryman is just 16 points ahead of Golden Triangle winner Tommy Bryant, with 2005 ASCS Gulf South champion Ray Allen Kulhanek and 18-year-old Channin Tankersley rounding out the current top five in points.

The balance of the current top ten in ASCS Gulf South points includes Scottie McDonald, Jimmy Brooks, Kent Lewis, Jr., Greg Rilat and Gary Watson.

Friday's feature at Heart O' Texas Speedway offers up $2,000 to win, while Saturday's main event features a $3,000 winner's share along with a $500 Hard Charger bonus from John Richardson Trucking.

Friday's action at Heart O' Texas Speedway goes green at 8:00 p.m., with Saturday's card at 105 Speedway firing off at 7:00 p.m.

The semi-banked, 1/3-mile Heart O' Texas Speedway clay oval is located in Waco, TX, off I-35 Exit 343, then 0.6 miles north on east frontage road. For more information, contact the track at 254-829-2294.

Cleveland, Texas' 0x00bc-mile, semi-banked 105 Speedway clay oval is located six miles west of US 59 on SR 105, then 0.3 miles north on Fostoria. For more information, contact the track at 281-592-7223.

The ASCS Gulf South Region is set for 28 nights of racing action at eleven different tracks throughout Texas in 2009.

The American Sprint Car Series, in its 18th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing events, brings the best of Sprint Car racing to nearly 100 different tracks throughout 25 states and Canada in 2009. Anchored by the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters, ASCS also consists of a dozen different Regions throughout the nation.

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

-credit: ascs

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Series Sprint
Drivers Ray Allen Kulhanek