McDonald Tops ASCS Gulf South at 105 Speedway CLEVELAND, Texas (July 28, 2007) -- Following seven rainouts in the previous eight scheduled events, the American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region finally got a night of racing ...
McDonald Tops ASCS Gulf South at 105 Speedway
CLEVELAND, Texas (July 28, 2007) -- Following seven rainouts in the previous eight scheduled events, the American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region finally got a night of racing action in the books with Scottie McDonald taking victory honors in Saturday night's 25-lap feature at 105 Speedway.
After a shower delayed proceedings early in the evening, McDonald outgunned polesitter Ray Allen Kulhanek for the point at the drop of the green flag and led throughout to snare his second career ASCS Gulf South Region feature win.
McDonald was chased to the line by Kulhanek, with Skip Wilson taking over the series points lead by snaring the show position. Tommy Bryant was fourth, with Johnny Miller picking up Hard Charger honors by racing from 14th to round out the top five.
Jimmy Brooks crossed the stripe in sixth, with Lane Whittington, defending series champion Gary Watson, Greg Rilat and Chris Sweeney completing the top ten.
Travis Rilat had advanced from 15th to fourth only to suffer power steering woes after 17 laps.
Brandon Berryman, who entered the night atop the series points charts, was an early casualty as well, falling into a tie for third in points as a result.
Bryant, Whittington, McDonald and Wilson topped heat race action, with Travis Rilat winning the "B" Main.
The series successful debut at 105 Speedway prompted the track to add a Sunday night, September 2 event, which will complete a three-race weekend that includes a pair of clashes versus the ASCS Sooner Region at Waco's Heart O' Texas Speedway on August 31 and then Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX, on September 1.
ASCS Gulf South Region Results from 105 Speedway:
Heat One: 1. 12m-Tommy Bryant, 2. 41-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 3. 35-Greg Rilat, 4. 93-Chris Sweeney, 5. 15-Brad Stokes, 6. 51w-Wes Miller, 7. 55r-Keith Boone.
Heat Two: 1. 9-Lane Whittington, 2. 3-Gary Watson, 3. 31-Brandon Berryman, 4. 64J-Johnny Miller, 5. 29-Travis Rilat, 6. 4J-Jamie Will.
Heat Three: 1. 88-Scottie McDonald, 2. 22L-Kent Lewis, Sr., 3. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 4. 13m-Kathryne Minter, 5. 14b-Robert Byrom, 6. 21T-Kent Lewis, Jr.
Heat Four: 1. 65-Skip Wilson, 2. 8b-Bruce Crockett, 3. 11-Tommy Jones, 4. 20-Richard Holt, 5. 10-Larry Hartwell, 6. 02y-Harry Yerrington.
Pole Dash: 1. 41-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 2. 88-Scottie McDonald, 3. 12m-Tommy Bryant, 4. 65-Skip Wilson, 5. 3-Gary Watson, 6. 9-Lane Whittington.
"B" Feature: 1. 29-Travis Rilat, 2. 20-Richard Holt, 3. 21T-Kent Lewis, Jr., 4. 15-Brad Stokes, 5. 10-Larry Hartwell, 6. 4J-Jamie Will, 7. 51w-Wes Miller, 8. 13m-Kathryne Minter. DNS: 02y-Harry Yerrington, 55r-Keith Boone, 14b-Robert Byrom.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 88-Scottie McDonald, 2. 41-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 3. 65-Skip Wilson, 4. 12m-Tommy Bryant, 5. 64J-Johnny Miller, 6. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 7. 9-Lane Whittington, 8. 3-Gary Watson, 9. 35-Greg Rilat, 10. 93-Bob Schaffer, 11. 15-Brad Stokes, 12. 20-Richard Holt, 13. 8b-Bruce Crockett, 14. 4J-Jamie Will, 15. 22L-Kent Lewis, Sr., 16. 10-Larry Hartwell, 17. 11-Tommy Jones, 18. 31-Brandon Berryman, 19. 29-Travis Rilat, 20. 21T-Kent Lewis, Jr.
ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Skip Wilson 708, 2. Johnny Miller 696. 3. (tie) Brandon Berryman and Ray Allen Kulhanek 682, 5. Gary Watson 674, 6. Jimmy Brooks 654, 7. Greg Rilat 646, 8. Chris Sweeney 636, 9. Tommy Bryant 616, 10. Lane Whittington 573.