Chevallier Sips ASCS Gulf South Champagne BEAUMONT, Tex. (July 9, 2004) - A new face graced American Sprint Car Series victory lane for the third time in as many Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores ASCS Gulf South ...
Chevallier Sips ASCS Gulf South Champagne
BEAUMONT, Tex. (July 9, 2004) - A new face graced American Sprint Car Series victory lane for the third time in as many Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores ASCS Gulf South Region events as Stephen Chevallier topped Friday night's John Bankston-Glenn English Memorial 25-lap feature at Motorama Speedway.
Chevallier out dueled Eric Payne, who was vying for his second Gulf South triumph in six days, over the final rounds to post the victory aboard the PTS Racing Engines/Chevallier Builders No. 94c Maxim.
Payne battled ahead of Chevallier twice in the final eight laps only to have Chevallier fight back in front each time to collect his first checkered flag. Payne's bid for a second win ended in the final three rounds when he tangled with a lapped car and spun.
Chevallier was chased to the line by Jerry Bell, with current series point leader Greg Rilat taking the show position. Chris Sweeney claimed fourth, with Todd Johnson rounding out the top five.
Tina Creswell crossed the stripe in sixth, with Brandon Berryman, Kent Lewis, Jr., Ray Allen Kulhanek and Brad Stokes completing the top ten.
Creswell, Payne and Johnson topped heat race action, with Jimmy Brooks winning the B Main.
Stokes, Scottie McDonald and Jamie Will all flipped in heat race action, while Brandon Corn flipped five laps into the main event. There were no injuries.
Heat Race Winners: Tina Creswell, Eric Payne, Todd Johnson.
B Feature: 1. Jimmy Brooks, 2. Richard Holt, 3. Scottie McDonald, 4. Brad Stokes, 5. Ray Allen Kulhanek, 6. Kent Lewis, Sr., 7. Tim Rock, 8. James Cooper, 9. Rick Whatley, 10. Jamie Will.
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Stephen Chevallier, 2. Jerry Bell, 3. Greg Rilat, 4. Chris Sweeney, 5. Todd Johnson, 6. Tina Creswell, 7. Brandon Berryman, 8. Kent Lewis, Jr., 9. Ray Allen Kulhanek, 10. Brad Stokes, 11. Jimmy Brooks, 12. Eric Payne, 13. Larry Hartwell, 14. Scottie McDonald, 15. Richard Holt, 16. Kent Lewis, Sr., 17. Greg Coleman, 18. Rod Craddock, 19. Rick Behr, 20. Brandon Corn.
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Greg Rilat 984, 2. Chris Sweeney 944, 3. Jerry Bell 928, 4. Todd Johnson 913, 5. Brad Stokes 898, 6. Scottie McDonald 888, 7. Stephen Chevallier 877, 8. Brandon Corn 865, 9. Ray Allen Kulhanek 806, 10. Rick Behr 780.