WACO, Tex. (September 15, 2006) -- Kevin Ramey emerged from a wild mid-race battle for the lead to win Friday night's 25-lap American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region feature at Heart O' Texas Speedway. After starting the feature tenth aboard...
WACO, Tex. (September 15, 2006) -- Kevin Ramey emerged from a wild mid-race battle for the lead to win Friday night's 25-lap American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region feature at Heart O' Texas Speedway.
After starting the feature tenth aboard Tom Willis' Wells-powered Commercial Music/Urban Nissan No. 7m Eagle, Ramey had climbed to fourth by the seventh lap and soon found himself in a three-way tussle for the lead with current series point leader Gary Watson and Claud Estes.
The trio diced for the point for several rounds until the red flag flew with a dozen laps in the books for Greg Rilat, who flipped in turn four after tangling with Larry Hartwell. While his title hopes took a big hit, Rilat emerged uninjured.
Ramey shot into the lead on the ensuing restart and led the rest of the way, scoring the win in front of Estes, Watson, Ray Allen Kulhanek and Brandon Berryman. Kent Lewis, Jr., crossed the stripe sixth, with Brad Best, Justin Spoerl, 18th-starter Koby Barksdale and Larry Howery completing the top ten.
Watson, Steven Padgett, Estes and Spoerl topped heat race action, with Hartwell winning the "B" Main.
ASCS Gulf South Region Results:
First Heat (10 Laps): 1. 3-Gary Watson, 2. 9-Lane Whittington, 3. 41-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 4. 64J-Johnny Miller, 5. 22-Koby Barksdale, 6. 12m-Tommy Bryant, 7. 55d-David Doyle, 8. 00-Tim Lightfoot.
Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 6s-Steven Padgett, 2. 31-Brandon Berryman, 3. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 4. 35-Greg Rilat, 5. 1n-Bruce Crockett, 6. 69h-Larry Howery. DNS: 49-Ty Johnson.
Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 74e-Claud Estes, 2. 35-Brad Best, 3. 21T-Kent Lewis, Jr., 4. 76-John Ricketts, 5. 10-Larry Hartwell, 6. 20-Richard Holt, 7. 17c-Greg Coleman.
Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 6-Justin Spoerl, 2. 4J-Jamie Will, 3. L23-Landon Brown, 4. 74-Brandon Corn, 5. 13m-Kathryne Minter. DNS: 65-Skip Wilson.
"B" Feature (12 Laps): 1. 10-Larry Hartwell, 2. 13m-Kathryne Minter, 3. 69h-Larry Howery, 4. 22-Koby Barksdale, 5. 1n-Bruce Crockett, 6. 17c-Greg Coleman, 7. 55d-David Doyle, 8. 20-Richard Holt, 9. 74-Brandon Corn, 10. 76-John Ricketts. DNS: 00-Tim Lightfoot, 12m-Tommy Bryant, 65-Skip Wilson, 49-Ty Johnson.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 2. 74e-Claud Estes, 3. 3-Gary Watson, 4. 41-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 5. 31-Brandon Berryman, 6. 21T-Kent Lewis, Jr., 7. 35-Brad Best, 8. 6-Justin Spoerl, 9. 22-Koby Barksdale, 10. 69h-Larry Howery, 11. 4J-Jamie Will, 12. L23-Landon Brown, 13. 9-Lane Whittington, 14. 17c-Greg Coleman, 15. 10-Larry Hartwell, 16. 35-Greg Rilat, 17. 13m-Kathryne Minter, 18. 1n-Bruce Crockett, 19. 6s-Steven Padgett, 20. 64J-Johnny Miller.
ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Gary Watson 2,062, 2. Greg Rilat 2,034, 3. Ray Allen Kulhanek 1,989, 4. Lane Whittington 1,858, 5. Larry Hartwell 1,758, 6. Richard Holt 1,607, 7. Kent Lewis, Jr. 1,558, 8. Jason Johnson 1,272, 9. Ty Johnson 1,204, 10. Brandon Berryman 1,190.