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ASCS Gulf South Set for Another GTRP-HRP Double! TULSA, Okla. (July 14, 2009) -- After an off weekend to regroup, the American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region fires back to action with the third of four scheduled Golden ...

ASCS Gulf South Set for Another GTRP-HRP Double!

TULSA, Okla. (July 14, 2009) -- After an off weekend to regroup, the American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region fires back to action with the third of four scheduled Golden Triangle Raceway Park -- Houston Raceway Park weekend doubles this Friday and Saturday.

Friday's stop at Beaumont's Golden Triangle Raceway Park, the fifth of the year, offers up $2,000 to win, while Saturday's third event of the year at Baytown's Houston Raceway Park includes a $3,000 winner's share.

Leading the way into the weekend is Clute, TX, teen Aaron Reutzel, who is riding a Gulf South record streak of 13 consecutive top-ten feature finishes. While looking for his first series win, Kulhanek has built up an advantage of 74 points over Conroe's Tommy Bryant, who added his second win of the year in the series most recent outing at Texana Raceway Park on July 4.

Former series champion Ray Allen Kulhanek, who topped the series most recent outing at Houston Raceway Park on June 20, enters the weekend just eleven points behind Bryant in third, with 18-year-old Highlands shoe Channin Tankersley and New Caney's Scottie McDonald rounding out the current top five in points.

The balance of the current top ten in points includes two-time and defending series champion Brandon Berryman (Missouri City), Kent Lewis, Jr. (Willis), Greg Rilat (Texas City), Jimmy Brooks (College Station) and Gary Watson (Beaumont).

With 14 ASCS Gulf South events in the books thus far in 2009, nine different drivers have reached victory lane.

Friday's card at Golden Triangle Raceway Park is slated to get under way at 7:45 p.m., with Saturday's action at Houston Raceway Park set to go green at 7:00 p.m.

Golden Triangle Raceway Park is located 9.5 miles west of I-10 on US 90 near Beaumont, TX. For more information, contact the track at 409-752-7200.

Houston Raceway Park is located east of Houston on I-10 to Exit 798, then three miles south on State Road 146, then 0.8 miles southeast on FM 1405, then 1.5 miles northeast on FM 565. For more information, contact the track at 281-383-7223.

The ASCS Gulf South Region is set for 27 nights of racing action at eleven different tracks throughout Texas in 2009.

The American Sprint Car Series, in its 18th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing events, brings the best of Sprint Car racing to nearly 100 different tracks throughout 25 states and Canada in 2009. Anchored by the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters, ASCS also consists of a dozen different Regions throughout the nation.

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

-credit: ascs

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Series Sprint
Drivers Ray Allen Kulhanek , Aaron Reutzel