ASCS Gulf South Stopped Short at GTRP BEAUMONT, Texas (April 24, 2009) -- With Friday's 25-lap American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region feature event set to take to Golden Triangle Raceway Park's 0x00bc-mile clay oval,...
ASCS Gulf South Stopped Short at GTRP
BEAUMONT, Texas (April 24, 2009) -- With Friday's 25-lap American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region feature event set to take to Golden Triangle Raceway Park's 0x00bc-mile clay oval, the night was cut short when the skies opened up and washed out the balance of the card.
With the renegade shower that emerged from the Gulf of Mexico forcing the postponement of the main event, twin features are now on tap in three weeks when the ASCS Gulf South Region returns to the Golden Triangle Raceway Park on Friday, May 15.
Prior to Friday's showers, Louisiana's Terry Monroe, two-time and defending series champion Brandon Berryman, 18-year-old Aaron Reutzel and Gulf South "Iron-Man" Greg Rilat topped heat race action for the 27-car field, with series veteran Chris Sweeney winning the 12-lap "B" Main.
When the feature is run on May 15, Monroe will start from the pole position with Brandon Corn alongside.
Jason Johnson's Gulf South weekend was cut short after destroying his Marvin Pearson-owned mount in an incident while leading the "B" Main. With Johnson missing the feature cut as a result, Reutzel has moved into the series top position in the championship points chase entering Saturday night's action at Cleveland's 105 Speedway.
American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region Results from Golden Triangle Raceway Park:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 20-Terry Monroe, 2. 15T-Travis Elliott, 3. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 4. 93-Chris Sweeney, 5. 19-Klint Angelette, 6. 3-Gary Watson. DNS: 80-James McNeil.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 31-Brandon Berryman, 2. 71-Channin Tankersley, 3. 21T-Tommy Bryant, 4. 5-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 5. 11-Jason Johnson, 6. 13-Kathryne Minter, 7. 17-Bruce Griffith, Jr.
Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 2. 30-Scottie McDonald, 3. 87x-Billy Melton, 4. 1b-Kent Lewis, Jr., 5. 23-Darryl Wills, 6. 4-Eric Baldaccini, 7. d20-David Noker.
Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 35-Greg Rilat, 2. 74-Brandon Corn, 3. 30x-Bean Elliott, 4. 12s-Steve Hubbard, 5. 10-Larry Hartwell. DNS. 17c-Greg Coleman.
"B" Feature (12 Laps): 1. 93-Chris Sweeney, 2. 12s-Steve Hubbard, 3. 3-Gary Watson, 4. 19-Klint Angelette, 5. 13-Kathryne Minter, 6. 4-Eric Baldaccini, 7. d20-David Noker, 8. 17-Bruce Griffith, Jr., 9. 11-Jason Johnson, 10. 10-Larry Hartwell. DNS: 17c-Greg Coleman, 23-Darryl Wills, 80-James McNeil.
"A" Feature Lineup (Postponed by Rain to May 15):
Row 1: Terry Monroe (20) -- Brandon Corn (74)
Row 2: Travis Elliott (15T) -- Greg Rilat (35)
Row 3: Brandon Berryman (31) -- Channin Tankersley (71)
Row 4: Scottie McDonald (30) -- Aaron Reutzel (87)
Row 5: Jimmy Brooks (51) -- Kent Lewis, Jr. (1b)
Row 6: Tommy Bryant (21T) -- Billy Melton (87x)
Row 7: Bean Elliott (30x) -- Ray Allen Kulhanek (5)
Row 8: Chris Sweeney (93) -- Steve Hubbard (12s)
Row 9: Gary Watson (3) -- Klint Angelette (19)
Row 10: Kathryne Minter (13) -- Eric Baldaccini (4)
ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Aaron Reutzel 516, 2. Jason Johnson 509, 3. Channin Tankersley 508, 4. Scottie McDonald 504, 5. (tie) Kent Lewis, Jr., and Eric Baldaccini 502, 7. Brandon Berryman 488, 8. (tie) Tommy Bryant and Jimmy Brooks 480, 10. Brandon Corn 466.