Tankersley Takes 121-Point Lead into ASCS Gulf South Final Weekend

Channing Tankersley. (ASCS / Tim Aylwin Photo)

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HIGHLANDS, Texas (Aug. 30, 2016) – Channin Tankersley is one weekend away from scoring his second career ASCS Gulf South Region championship.

Tankersley enters this weekend’s doubleheader with a 121-point lead in the championship standings. If he finishes last – 20th – in the A Main both nights and the driver ranked second in the standings sweeps the weekend Tankersley will still win the title by one point.

“I’ve tried not to look at the points, but it’s not a lot of pressure on me,” he said. “We’re going to go out there and attack and try to get two more wins.”

The weekend begins on Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, before Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, hosts the finale on Sunday.

“I really like Battleground,” he said. “I’ve had good success there over the years. It fits my driving style of hammer down.

“We struggled at Golden Triangle for four or five years really bad. Within the last year or so we’ve turned that around. We’ve won a race and ran second a couple of times. I’m looking forward to both of the tracks this weekend because we race relatively well there.”

Tankersley is also only one win away from setting a season high for victories.


18 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 11 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 15 top 20s


Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, and Sunday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region


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Tankersley has t-shirts ranging from youth medium to XXL for sale at his race trailer.


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“Eric from Watercraft Plus, LLC came on board last season and has been a huge support,” Tankersley said. “I really appreciate all of his help and I look forward to our future success.”

Tankersley would also like to thank G3 Boats, Challenger Drilling, Blackfoot Electric, Yamaha, Day Motorsports, Blazer Boats and Sea Chaser Boats for their continued support.


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