Ramey Takes Heart O' Texas ASCS Gulf South Run WACO, Tex. (September 17, 2004) - Kevin Ramey fought off Claud Estes to top Friday night's 25-lap Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car Series Gulf South ...
Ramey Takes Heart O' Texas ASCS Gulf South Run
WACO, Tex. (September 17, 2004) - Kevin Ramey fought off Claud Estes to top Friday night's 25-lap Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region feature in front of another standing-room-only crowd at Heart O' Texas Speedway.
Ramey took command at the outset aboard the Tom Willis-owned Wells-powered Commercial Music No. 7m Eagle, pacing the early rounds in front of Todd Johnson.
Estes disposed of Johnson for second on the 16th round and set his sights on Ramey. Making a bid for his second ASCS Gulf South Region Heart O' Texas triumph of the season, Estes challenged Ramey for the point over the final five rounds, pulling alongside on several occasions as the duo battled through lapped traffic.
Ramey successfully fought off Estes' advances to notch his second Gulf South triumph of the season however, with Estes settling for second. Johnson took the show position, with Jerry Bell and Tony Bruce, Jr., rounding out the top five.
Chris Sweeney assumed the series point lead by two markers over Bell by crossing the stripe in sixth, with 18th-starter Travis Rilat, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Charlie Brown and Skip Wilson completing the top ten.
Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Bell, Kulhanek and Scottie McDonald claimed heat race victories for the 31-car field, with Brown topping the B Main.
Heat Race Winners: Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Jerry Bell, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Scottie McDonald.
B Feature (12 Laps): 1. Charlie Brown, 2. Brad Welborn, 3. Greg Rilat, 4. Travis Rilat, 5. Skip Wilson, 6. Rod Craddock, 7. Darrell Fletcher, 8. David Kulhanek, 9. Donald Shoeck, 10. Greg Coleman, 11. David Doyle, 12. Richard Holt, 13. Harry Yerrington, 14. Todd Evans. DNS: Tony Krites, Larry Craddock, Richard Cordray.
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Kevin Ramey, 2. Claud Estes, 3. Todd Johnson, 4. Jerry Bell, 5. Tony Bruce, Jr., 6. Chris Sweeney, 7. Travis Rilat, 8. Ray Allen Kulhanek, 9. Charlie Brown, 10. Skip Wilson, 11. Brad Welborn, 12. Matt Clevenger, 13. Scottie McDonald, 14. Greg Rilat, 15. Stephen Chevallier, 16. Larry Howery, 17. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 18. Brandon Corn, 19. Rod Craddock, 20. Brad Stokes.
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Chris Sweeney 1,512, 2. Jerry Bell 1,510, 3. Greg Rilat 1,498, 4. Todd Johnson 1,465, 5. Scottie McDonald 1,396, 6. Brad Stokes 1,392, 7. Stephen Chevallier 1,391, 8. Ray Allen Kulhanek 1,376, 9. Richard Holt 1,147, 10. Brandon Corn 1,099.