Angelette tops ASCS Gulf South at Leesville LEESVILLE, Lou. (July 18, 2003) - Defending American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region champion Kelly Angelette slipped past Scottie McDonald on the 18th round and went on to win Friday night's...
Angelette tops ASCS Gulf South at Leesville
LEESVILLE, Lou. (July 18, 2003) - Defending American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region champion Kelly Angelette slipped past Scottie McDonald on the 18th round and went on to win Friday night's 25-lap ASCS Gulf South Region feature at Leesville 171 Speedway.
McDonald and Richard Cordray swapped the lead several times in the early going before Cordray spun while trying to regain the point. Cordray's evening came to an end when he flipped after tangling with Jimmy Brooks on the ensuing restart.
As action resumed, Angelette dove to the low side in turn two on the 18th round and raced past McDonald to snare the lead. Angelette raced to the checkered flag aboard his TK Motorsports-powered Southern Trailer Works/Big Tex Trailers Maxim, holding off a late charge from Greg Rilat to post his second triumph of the season.
McDonald settled for third, with Brandon Berryman and Brad Stokes rounding out the top five. Completing the top ten were Chris Sweeney, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Rod Craddock, Todd Johnson and Stephen Chevallier.
McDonald, Cordray, Stokes and Ty Johnson topped heat race action, with Cordray winning the Dash for Cash.
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Kelly Angelette, 2. Greg Rilat, 3. Scottie McDonald, 4. Brandon Berryman, 5. Brad Stokes, 6. Chris Sweeney, 7. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 8. Rod Craddock, 9. Todd Johnson, 10. Stephen Chevallier, 11. Rick Behr, 12. James Cooper, 13. Tina Creswell, 14. Cody Pearson, 15. Bruce Crockett, 16. David Forbis, 17. Jimmy Brooks, 18. Richard Cordray, 19. Greg Coleman, 20. Ty Johnson.
Failed to qualify for main event: Tommy Hall, Harry Yerrington, Terry Parrish.
Heat Winners: Scottie McDonald, Richard Cordray, Brad Stokes, Ty Johnson.
Dash for Cash Winner: Richard Cordray.
ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top 10): 1. Kelly Angelette 1,150, 2. Greg Rilat 1,134, 3. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 1,112, 4. Brandon Berryman 1,090, 5. Cody Pearson 1,016, 6. Tina Creswell 1,009, 7. Todd Johnson 974, 8. Stephen Chevallier 950, 9. David Forbis 933, 10. Chris Sweeney 905.