TULSA, Okla. (August 16, 2016) Down to the final few nights of the 2016 season for the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Southern Trailer Works, this weekend will see the south Texas based series in action at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Waco on Friday, August 19 and Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore on Saturday, August 20.
With only four night left on the season, including this weekend, the battle at Heart O’ Texas Speedway is a wrap up to the Waco Metals Shootout Series, which has awarded points at every appearance so far by the Gulf South Region at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway.
Going into the final night of the series, Channin Tankersley has been perfect thus far with 300 points. Channin is aiming for his share of a $3,000 bonus fund.
Along with the Waco Metals Shootout, the driver of the G3 Boats No. 14 leads the overall standing with the ASCS Gulf South Region with 121 point advantage over Tommy Bryant with five time Gulf South Champion, Ray Allen Kulhanek, third. Jacob Lucas and Zane Lawrence complete the top-five in tour standings. Michael McNeil, Dustin Gates, Cody Stacy, J.J. Simmons, and Harry Yerington make up the Top 10.
The season’s second trip to the Lone Star Speedway, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. claimed the top spot on May 29 ahead of Johnny Herrera and Channin Tankersley. As with every ASCS Gulf South double header, a $1,000 bonus is up for grabs should a driver sweep the weekend. Tankersley has claimed the prize twice in 2016 thanks to Cooper Racing and Challenger Drilling.
Friday, August 19 at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway will get underway at 8:00 P.M. (CDT) and will include Modifieds, Sport Mods, I-Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Factory Stocks and Jr. Mini Stocks. Admission for the Friday night spectacular is $15 with discount for seniors and children. Heart O’ Texas Speedway is located just north of Waco, Texas off I-35, Exit 345. For more information on the Heart O’ Texas Speedway, call (254) 829-2294 or log onto http://www.heartotexspeedway.com.
Saturday, August 20 at Lone Star Speedway opens at 6:00 P.M. with Hot Laps at 7:45 P.M. (CDT). The night will also include Factory Stocks, Modifieds, FWD 4cyl., and Limited Modifieds. Admission for adults is $17. Lone Star Speedway is located at 3131 FM 1252, Kilgore, TX 75662. For more information, call (903) 986-9731 or log onto http://www.lonestarspeedway.com.
Both facilities can be found on Facebook for more updates and information.
The ASCS Gulf South Region is powered by: Griffith Truck and Equipment, Southern Trailer Works, Momentum Suspension Systems, All Star Auto Reconditioning, LLC, Waco Metals, Lawrence Towing, Carl and J.J. Brown (In Memory of Jim Brown), Armstrong/Pate Racing, Team Lucas, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier, Tire, Brodix, and Racediecast.com.
The 2016 season is the 15th year of racing for the ASCS Gulf South Region. For continued updates on the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Southern Trailer Works, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.
Season So Far
2016 ASCS Gulf South Driver Points (Top 10): 1. Channin Tankersley 1,539; 2. Tommy Bryant 1,418; 3. Ray Allen Kulhanek 1,317; 4. Jacob Lucas 1,314; 5. Zane Lawrence 1,272; 6. Michael McNeil 1,251; 7. Dustin Gates 1,230; 8. Cody Stacy 1,035; 9. J.J. Simmons 1,025; 10. Harry Yerington 985;
2016 ASCS Gulf South Winners: Channin Tankersley 4; Aaron Reutzel 2; Andy McElhannon 1; Josh Baughman 1; Michael Miller 1; Brandon Hanks 1; Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1;