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Champion Park on Tap for ASCS Gulf South Region TULSA, Okla. (July 25, 2005) -- With a heated points race hanging in the balance, the Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region makes its...

Champion Park on Tap for ASCS Gulf South Region

TULSA, Okla. (July 25, 2005) -- With a heated points race hanging in the balance, the Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region makes its final appearance of the season at Champion Park Speedway in Haughton, LA, this Saturday night.

Just past the midway point on the schedule, only 55 markers separate the top five in ASCS Gulf South Region points entering Saturday's card.

Ray Allen Kulhanek, who scored his first series win in the season opener at Champion Park, leads the way into Champion Park this time. With three wins to his credit thus far, the 21-year-old Danbury, TX, shoe currently holds a slim 18-point lead over Lane Whittington of Denham Springs, LA.

Whittington is just four points ahead of Stephen Chevallier, who hails from nearby Downsville, LA. Just eight more points back in fourth is Scottie McDonald of New Caney, TX, with Greg Rilat of Texas City, TX, rounding out the current top five.

The balance of the current top ten in ASCS Gulf South Region points includes David Kulhanek (Danbury, TX), Richard Holt (McLeod, TX), Chris Sweeney (Humble, TX), Greg Coleman (Hillister, TX) and Larry Hartwell (Pasadena, TX).

More than 25 cars are expected for Saturday night's card atop the semi-banked, 0x00bc-mile Champion Park Speedway clay oval, with racing action slated to go green at 7:00 p.m.

Champion Park Speedway is located east of Shreveport off I-20 Exit 38, then 0.2 mile north, then east 0.7 mile. For more information, contact the track at 318-371-0077.

The Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores ASCS Gulf South Region will contest 23 events at a dozen different tracks throughout Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi in 2005.

In total, including the O'Reilly ASCS National Tour, the Southern Tour and the Sooner, Gulf South, Rocky Mountain and Midwest Regions, the American Sprint Car Series will sanction more than 100 nights of racing in 2005 at approximately 50 different racetracks throughout at least 16 different states.

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

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Series Sprint
Drivers Ray Allen Kulhanek