Gulf South Beaumont results 2008-08-15

Tankersley Tops ASCS Gulf South at GTRP BEAUMONT, Texas (August 15, 2008) -- Channin Tankersley notched his third American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region feature victory of the season by reaching victory lane in Friday night's 25-lap...

Tankersley Tops ASCS Gulf South at GTRP

BEAUMONT, Texas (August 15, 2008) -- Channin Tankersley notched his third American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region feature victory of the season by reaching victory lane in Friday night's 25-lap feature at Golden Triangle Raceway Park.

The 17-year-old took command five laps into the main event and led the rest of the way to secure the victory aboard Griffith Trucking Equipment No. 71 Maxim.

Tankersley was chased to the line by Bruce Crockett, Travis Knighton, Tommy Bryant and Aaron Reutzel, with Greg Rilat holding on to the series points lead with a sixth-place run.

Brandon Berryman paced the initial circuits before tripping over the cushion on the fifth lap and getting upside down.

Tankersley, Rilat and Kathryne Minter earned heat race wins.

American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region Results from Golden Triangle Raceway Park:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 71-Channin Tankersley, 2. 3-Gary Watson, 3. 23-Darryl Wills, 4. 15T-Travis Elliott, 5. 61-Travis Knighton, 6. 21T-Tommy Bryant.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 35-Greg Rilat, 2. 31-Brandon Berryman, 3. 19-Klint Angelette, 4. 74-Brandon Corn, 5. 17c-Greg Coleman, 6. d20-David Noker.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 13-Kathryne Minter, 2. 8b-Bruce Crockett, 3. 87a-Aaron Reutzel, 4. 80-Michael McNeil, 5. 93-Chris Sweeney.

"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 71-Channin Tankersley, 2. 8b-Bruce Crockett, 3. 61-Travis Knighton, 4. 21T-Tommy Bryant, 5. 87a-Aaron Reutzel, 6. 35-Greg Rilat, 7. 3-Gary Watson, 8. 80-Michael McNeil, 9. 19-Klint Angelette, 10. 17c-Greg Coleman, 11. 13-Kathryne Minter, 12. 93-Chris Sweeney, 13. 23-Darryl Wills, 14. d20-David Noker, 15. 15T-Travis Elliott, 16. 31-Brandon Berryman. DNS: 74-Brandon Corn.

ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Greg Rilat 2,024, 2. Gary Watson 1,990, 3. Brandon Berryman 1,986, 4. Chris Sweeney 1,957, 5. Tommy Bryant 1,929, 6. Travis Elliott 1,853, 7. Channin Tankersley 1,766, 8. Travis Knighton 1,646, 9. Brandon Corn 1,550, 10. Michael McNeil 1,383.

-credit: ascs

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Series Sprint
Drivers Darryl Wills , Aaron Reutzel , Michael McNeil