Gulf South Region Chatham preview

ASCS Gulf South Ready for Fast Trax Fireworks TULSA, Okla. (June 28, 2004) - The Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region will celebrate the Fourth of July in style by taking to the quarter-mile clay...

ASCS Gulf South Ready for Fast Trax Fireworks

TULSA, Okla. (June 28, 2004) - The Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region will celebrate the Fourth of July in style by taking to the quarter-mile clay oval at Fast Trax Speedway in Chatham, LA, this Sunday night.

The Gulf South trail has been a tough one this year, with 18 different drivers competing in at least four of the series' first five events. Texas City, TX, shoe Greg Rilat, father of O'Reilly ASCS National Tour point leader Travis Rilat, carries a slim ASCS Gulf South Region point lead into this Sunday night's event.

Rilat's lead is currently at eight points over Todd Johnson of Eunice, LA. Johnson and Rilat, who each claimed runner-up Gulf South Region points finishes in 2002 and 2003 respectively, are both gunning for a first series title.

Chris Sweeney of Humble, TX, enters Sunday night a close third in points, just 18 markers out of the lead. Scottie McDonald and Brad Stokes round out the current top five, with the balance of the top ten including Jerry Bell, Brandon Corn, Stephen Chevallier, Larry Howery and Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

Sunday night's card at Fast Trax Speedway is scheduled to get under way at 6:00 p.m. Fast Trax Speedway is located 4 miles southeast of SR 34 in Chatham on SR 4. For more information, contact the track at 318-249-2443 or 318-325-4568.

The 2004 Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores ASCS Gulf South Region slate consists of 14 events at eleven different tracks throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

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

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Series Sprint
Drivers Travis Rilat , Larry Howery