Wright All Over ASCS Gulf South at HRP BAYTOWN, Texas (September 19, 2009) -- Gary Wright added yet another notch to the victory column by storming to victory lane in Saturday night's 30-lap American Sprint Car Series Gulf...
Wright All Over ASCS Gulf South at HRP
BAYTOWN, Texas (September 19, 2009) -- Gary Wright added yet another notch to the victory column by storming to victory lane in Saturday night's 30-lap American Sprint Car Series Gulf South feature event at Houston Raceway Park, pocketing the $3,000 winner's share in the process.
Wright overtook pole starter Scottie McDonald for the point on the second round and never looked back in the non-stop affair, lapping all the way up to eighth in Scott Brown's ASI-powered Lubbock Wrecker Service/Richwood Construction No. 9x Maxim.
Wright took his eighth overall ASCS checkered flag of the year and fourth in Gulf South action ahead of Travis Rilat, with Jason Johnson in the show position. Tommy Bryant was fourth, with Channin Tankersley rounding out the top five.
Current series points leader Aaron Reutzel crossed the stripe in sixth, with Eric Baldaccini, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Travis Elliott and Brandon Berryman completing the top ten.
Bryant, Tankersley, Rilat and Reutzel topped heat race action for Saturday night's 35-car field, with Ryan Hall and Jimmy Brooks winning the twin "B" Mains.
ASCS Gulf South Results from Houston Raceway Park:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 21T-Tommy Bryant, 2. 52-Roger Oakes, 3. 11-Jason Johnson, 4. 19-Klint Angelette, 5. 1b-Kent Lewis, Jr., 6. 2-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 7. 93-Chris Sweeney, 8. 2T-Todd Fayard, 9. 11m-Brandon Moseley.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 71-Channin Tankersley, 2. 9x-Gary Wright, 3. 4-Eric Baldaccini, 4. 5m-Glenn Martin, 5. 74-Brandon Corn, 6. 1n-Bruce Crockett, 7. 5-Jack Spencer, 8. 30x-Bean Elliott, 9. 35-Greg Rilat.
Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 29-Travis Rilat, 2. 88-Scottie McDonald, 3. 31-Brandon Berryman, 4. 87a-Andrew Marshala, 5. 79-Ryan Hall, 6. 12x-Logan Bledsoe, 7. 24-Brandie Jass, 8. 5c-Chris Buhler, 9. 3-Gary Watson.
Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 2. 69-Larry Howery, 3. 20-Terry Monroe, 4. 96-Rod Craddock, 5. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 6. 15T-Travis Elliott, 7. 17-Bruce Griffith, Jr., 8. 22L-Price Heffington.
First "B" Feature (12 Laps): 1. 79-Ryan Hall, 2. 93-Chris Sweeney, 3. 2T-Todd Fayard, 4. 1b-Kent Lewis, Jr., 5. 24-Brandie Jass, 6. 22L-Price Heffington, 7. 30x-Bean Elliott. DNS: 74-Brandon Corn, 3-Gary Watson.
Second "B" Feature (12 Laps): 1. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 2. 15T-Travis Elliott, 3. 35-Greg Rilat, 4. 17-Bruce Griffith, Jr., 5. 11m-Brandon Moseley, 6. 5-Jack Spencer, 7. 1n-Bruce Crockett. DNS: 5c-Chris Buhler.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 9x-Gary Wright, 2. 29-Travis Rilat, 3. 11-Jason Johnson, 4. 21T-Tommy Bryant, 5. 71-Channin Tankersley, 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 7. 4-Eric Baldaccini, 8. 2-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 9. 15T-Travis Elliott, 10. 31-Brandon Berryman, 11. 69-Larry Howery, 12. 93-Chris Sweeney, 13. 19-Klint Angelette, 14. 35-Greg Rilat, 15. 12x-Logan Bledsoe, 16. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 17. 87a-Andrew Marshala, 18. 52-Roger Oakes, 19. 5m-Glenn Martin, 20. 79-Ryan Hall, 21. 2T-Todd Fayard, 22. 88-Scottie McDonald, 23. 20-Terry Monroe, 24. 96-Rod Craddock.
ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Aaron Reutzel 3,036, 2. Tommy Bryant 3,004, 3. Channin Tankersley 2,886, 4. Scottie McDonald 2,812, 5. Brandon Berryman 2,763, 6. Kent Lewis, Jr. 2,731, 7. Greg Rilat 2,701, 8. Ray Allen Kulhanek 2,555, 9. Gary Watson 2,546, 10. Jimmy Brooks 2,517.
Per the ASCS: Upon further review of the scoring sheets, it was determined that Travis Elliott (#15T) was just one lap down in the feature rather than two laps. The finish and resulting changes in points have been adjusted accordingly, with Elliott ninth in Saturday night's main event instead of 15th.