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McElhannon garners first career ASCS Regional victory in Gulf South/SOS showdown

Andy McElhannon. (Image courtesy of ASCS)

Andy McElhannon. (Image courtesy of ASCS)

From Bryan Hulbert

Byran, MS — (April 9, 2016) — Giving chase the first five laps of Saturday’s $3,000 to win championship A-Feature event at the Jackson Motor Speedway, Mississippi’s Andy McElhannon defended his home turf to earn his first career ASCS Regional victory in the weekend showdown between the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Southern Trailer Works and the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints.

Piloting the McCord Farms No. 42, Andy took over the lead on Lap 6 from Channin Tankersley. Leading the remaining sum, McElhannon held off El Paso’s John Carney II with Marshall Skinner coming from 11th to complete the night’s podium. From 13th, Derek Hagar worked to fourth with Aaron Reutzel settling for fifth after running runner up for nearly 20 laps of the A-Feature.

Travis Rilat earned a sixth place finish with Ray Allen Kulhanek seventh. From 15th, Tommy Bryant crossed eighth with Anthony Nicholson ninth. Scottie McDonald rounded out the top-ten.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Southern Trailer Works returns to action on Friday, May 6 at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas. The Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints heads for the Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss. on Saturday, April 23.

For continued updates on the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Southern Trailer Works and the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results:

ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints
ASCS Gulf South
Jackson Motor Speedway – Byram, Miss.
Saturday, April 10, 2016

Car Count: 38

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 26-Marshall Skinner; 2. 38-Ryan Moore; 3. 29-Kyle Amerson; 4. 1S-Joey Schmidt; 5. 99-Ray Stevison; 6. (DNF) 9-Lane Whittington; 7. (DNF) 29S-Rusty Stanford

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 2. 57-Jacob Lucas; 3. 15T-Michael McNeil; 4. 28T-Tommy Bryant; 5. 86-Buster Dickerson; 6. 28-Jeff Willingham; 7. (DNF) 09-Timmy Thrash

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 16-Anthony Nicholson; 2. 88-Scottie McDonald; 3. 23B-Brian Bell; 4. 4M-Michael Miller; 5. 36-John Pate; 6. (DNF) 48-Cody Stacy; 7. (DNF) 1-Randy Allen

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar; 2. 66-J.J. Simmons; 3. 88T-Tim Crawley; 4. 76-Zane Lawrence; 5. 00-Tristan Lee; 6. 02-Harry Yerrington; 7. (DNF) 14H-Chris Hoyt

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 29T-Travis Rilat; 2. 01-Shane Morgan; 3. 17G-Dustin Gates; 4. 21-Butch David; 5. 10P-Jim Perricone; 6. 88X-Brandon Blenden

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 28T-Tommy Bryant[1]; 2. 76-Zane Lawrence[5]; 3. 29-Kyle Amerson[3]; 4. 15T-Michael McNeil[4]; 5. 14H-Chris Hoyt[12]; 6. 38-Ryan Moore[2]; 7. 28-Jeff Willingham[11]; 8. 48-Cody Stacy[10]; 9. 99-Ray Stevison[7]; 10. 10P-Jim Perricone[8]; 11. 00-Tristan Lee[6]; 12. 9-Lane Whittington[9]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 66-J.J. Simmons[1]; 2. 4M-Michael Miller[4]; 3. 01-Shane Morgan[2]; 4. 86-Buster Dickerson[6]; 5. 1S-Joey Schmidt[3]; 6. 09-Timmy Thrash[11]; 7. 1-Randy Allen[12]; 8. 36-John Pate[7]; 9. 29S-Rusty Stanford[10]; 10. 21-Butch David[5]; 11. 88X-Brandon Blenden[8]; 12. 02-Harry Yerrington[9]

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 42-Andy McElhannon[2]; 2. 4J-John Carney II[1]; 3. 26-Marshall Skinner[11]; 4. 9JR-Derek Hagar[13]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 6. 29T-Travis Rilat[7]; 7. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[8]; 8. 28T-Tommy Bryant[15]; 9. 16-Anthony Nicholson[6]; 10. 88-Scottie McDonald[5]; 11. 4M-Michael Miller[18]; 12. 14-Channin Tankersley[4]; 13. 76-Zane Lawrence[17]; 14. 29-Kyle Amerson[19]; 15. 66-J.J. Simmons[16]; 16. 01-Shane Morgan[20]; 17. 17G-Dustin Gates[14]; 18. (DNF) 57-Jacob Lucas[12]; 19. (DNF) 23B-Brian Bell[9]; 20. (DNF) 88T-Tim Crawley[10]