Gulf South Pike County preview

ASCS Gulf South Set for Pike County on Saturday TULSA, Okla. (June 12, 2006) -- Racing action for the American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region continues with this Saturday night's card at Pike County Speedway in Magnolia, MS. Texas City,...

ASCS Gulf South Set for Pike County on Saturday

TULSA, Okla. (June 12, 2006) -- Racing action for the American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region continues with this Saturday night's card at Pike County Speedway in Magnolia, MS.

Texas City, TX, veteran shoe Greg Rilat leads the way into Saturday's card with a 20-point advantage over Channelview, TX, racer Chris Sweeney, who broke into victory lane in the series most recent outing on May 27 at Gator Motorplex in Willis, TX. ust six more points back in third is Beaumont, TX, driver Gary Watson, with Denham Springs, Louisiana's Lane Whittington and defending series champion Ray Allen Kulhanek of Conroe, TX, rounding out the current top five.

Fifteen-year-old rookie contender Channin Tankersley of Highlands, TX, enters the event just one point out of the top five, with the balance of the current top ten including Larry Hartwell (Pasadena, TX), Jasonohnson (Eunice, LA), Michael Herrington (Gonzales, LA) and Stephen Chevallier (Downsville, LA).

Saturday's action atop the high-banked, 3/8-mile Pike County Speedway clay oval is slated to go green at 8:00 p.m.

Pike County Speedway is located in Magnolia, MS, off I-55 Exit 8, then 0.2 miles east on Gillsburg Road. For more information, contact the track at 601-783-2500.

The 2006 ASCS Gulf South Regional schedule consists of 22 events at ten different tracks throughout Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas.

In its 15th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing in the United States, the American Sprint Car Series will present approximately 180 nights of racing in 2006 including the National Tour and its Regional Tours (Gulf South, Mid-South, Midwest, Northern Plains, Patriot Sprint Group, Rocky Mountain, Sooner, Southern and Sprints on Dirt).

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

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Series Sprint
Drivers Ray Allen Kulhanek