Kulhanek Aces ASCS Gulf South at Champion Park HAUGHTON, Lou. (July 30, 2005) -- Current Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region point leader Ray Allen Kulhanek padded his lead by ...
Kulhanek Aces ASCS Gulf South at Champion Park
HAUGHTON, Lou. (July 30, 2005) -- Current Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region point leader Ray Allen Kulhanek padded his lead by winning Saturday night's 25-lap feature at Champion Park Speedway.
Polesitter Stephen Chevallier gunned into the early lead and paced the field for two laps before the event's only caution flew for a turn two tangle that eliminated Rick Behr and Larry Hartwell.
Back under way, Chevallier's lead was short-lived as Kulhanek raced by on the low side on the fourth circuit to take command. There was no stopping Kulhanek the rest of the way as he amassed nearly a straightaway advantage to secure his fourth series victory of the season aboard Marvin Pearson's Wesmar-powered No. 11 Maxim.
After running fourth much of the way, Skip Wilson battled past Bryce Vowan for third on the 19th lap then overtook Chevallier to snare the runner-up slot three laps later. Chevallier held off Vowan to claim the show position, with Vowan and Eric Payne rounding out the top five.
Gary Watson claimed sixth, with Kent Lewis, Jr., Greg Rilat, Johnny Miller and Darryl Wills completing the top ten.
Kulhanek, Vowan and Chevallier topped heat race action, with Behr winning the "B" Main.
Charlie Brown took a hard flip in heat race action and was transported to a local hospital with a suspected concussion.
First Heat: 1. Ray Allen Kulhanek, 2. Skip Wilson, 3. Darryl Wills, 4. Johnny Miller, 5. Greg Rilat, 6. David Forbis, 7. David Kulhanek, 8. Greg Coleman, 9. Richard Holt.
Second Heat: 1. Bryce Vowan, 2. Kent Lewis, Jr., 3. Eric Payne, 4. Gary Watson, 5. A.J. Weaver, 6. Lane Whittington, 7. Troy Padgett, 8. Larry Howery, 9. Charlie Brown.
Third Heat: 1. Stephen Chevallier, 2. Terry Monroe, 3. Bruce Crockett, 4. Rick Behr, 5. Scottie McDonald, 6. Brandi Miller, 7. Larry Hartwell, 8. Josh Lofton.
B Feature (12 Laps): 1. Rick Behr, 2. Lane Whittington, 3. David Forbis,
4. David Kulhanek, 5. Richard Holt, 6. Larry Hartwell, 7. Larry Howery,
8. Josh Lofton, 9. Brandi Miller, 10. Troy Padgett, 11. Greg Coleman.
DNS: Charlie Brown.
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Ray Allen Kulhanek, 2. Skip Wilson, 3. Stephen Chevallier, 4. Bryce Vowan, 5. Eric Payne, 6. Gary Watson, 7. Kent Lewis, Jr., 8. Greg Rilat, 9. Johnny Miller, 10. Darryl Wills, 11. Scottie McDonald, 12. A.J. Weaver, 13. David Kulhanek, 14. Lane Whittington, 15. Terry Monroe, 16. David Forbis, 17. Richard Holt, 18. Bruce Crockett, 19. Rick Behr, 20. Larry Hartwell.
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Ray Allen Kulhanek 1,747, 2. Stephen Chevallier 1,719, 3. Lane Whittington 1,701, 4. Scottie McDonald 1,695, 5. Greg Rilat 1,676, 6. David Kulhanek 1,629, 7. Richard Holt 1,546, 8. Larry Hartwell 1,305, 9. Chris Sweeney 1,300, 10. Greg Coleman 1,290.