Tankersley Captures Record Fifth ASCS Gulf South Region Victory of Season

Channin Tankersley with his team after winning Saturday's ASCS Gulf South Region feature at Battleground Speedway. (ASCS / Carey Akin Photo)

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HIGHLANDS, Texas (Sept. 6, 2016) – Channin Tankersley just set his single-season record by recording his fifth ASCS Gulf South Region feature victory of the year last Saturday at Battleground Speedway.

Tankersley also all but locked up his second regional championship. According to ASCS officials, he only needs to sign in at the final event of the season to capture the title.

“That was my goal at the beginning of the year,” he said. “And I really wanted five wins. Any time you can win multiple times in a season it’s a good year in my book.”

Tankersley opened last weekend by winning his heat race after starting third.

“We just got a good start,” he said. “The track was real slick. We got by the guy who was leading it. He went to the top and we went to the bottom and took the lead early to lead every lap.”

That advanced Tankersley into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 2 to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

“It was a really good race the first four or five laps,” he said. “We were side by side. (The polesitter) got going on the bottom, which was the preferred place to be. I started rolling through the middle. It was really cleaned off. I got beside him and started inching my way forward. Finally it worked out where we got by him and as soon as I did I got right to the bottom.

“I never felt like I was getting challenged until I got into traffic. I had looked at the left rear tire under a red about Lap 5 and that thing was toast. I just tried to cruise and not hammer the car. I saw his nose once in traffic. After that I had to step it up.”

Tankersley maintained the top spot throughout the remainder of the race to earn the win.

Sunday’s event at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, was postponed to this Saturday because of poor weather.


Sept. 3 – Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas – Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 1 (2).


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


Saturday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region


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