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New venue highlights Gulf South weekend

By Bryan Hulbert

– TULSA, Okla. (May 20, 2013) The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region returns to competition for a Memorial Day 2012 ASCs American Sprint Car Series Plain Logo Top storyWeekend double-header that will feature a new track for the south Texas based region.

Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas joins the list of track for the Gulf South Region with the eleventh annual Memorial Day Classic on Saturday, May 25.

Traditionally a Late Model track, track operators were quoted in a press release from the track on May 15 as saying, “”We’re excited to host the first ever ASCS Sprint Car event to be held at Shady Oaks Speedway. We’re working hard to prepare a track these drivers will love, and hope that this will generate so much fan interest that parking spills over to the Farm Road like days of old”.

Events at the Shady Oaks Speedway will open at 5:00 P.M. (CDT) with racing scheduled for a 7:00 P.M. start time. The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region will be joined by Sport Modifieds, Pure Stocks, and Mod Lites. More information on the Shady Oaks Speedway can be found at http://www.shadyoakspeedway.com.

Taking advantage of the three-day Memorial Day Weekend, Sunday, May 26 will see the Gulf South drivers in Corpus Christi, Texas for the South Texas Speedway and the Steve Tomlinson Memorial. Sunday’s events begin at 7:30 P.M. (CDT). More information on the South Texas Speedway can be found at http://www.stxspeedway.com.

Going into rounds nine and ten of competition for the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region, Ray Allen Kulhanek continues his run atop the point standings.

Not failing to finish outside the top ten since his season opening victory on March 1 at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park, the Danbury, Texas based driver holds an advantage of 86 markers over Aaron Reutzel.

With a pair of wins to his credit, Reutzel is the only repeat winner of 2013 going into this weekend’s Memorial Day double-header.

Channin Tankersley holds third with Tommy Bryant and Beau Smith making up the top five in Gulf South driver standings.

The 2013 season marks the twenty-second year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of nine different Regions throughout the nation.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.