Jason Johnson Wires ASCS Gulf South at GTRP!

From Lonnie Wheatley, BEAUMONT, Texas (August 20, 2010) – Jason Johnson picked off his tenth overall American Sprint Car Series feature win of the year by wiring the field in Friday night’s 25-lap ASCS Gulf South main event at Golden Triangle Raceway Park.

Johnson gunned into the lead from the outside front row starting position and led all the way aboard the Don Ott-powered Haynes No. 41 Maxim for his fourth ASCS Gulf South triumph of the season.

Johnson took the checkered flag ahead of fellow Lucas Oil ASCS National contender Channin Tankersley, with Gary Wright climbing from 15th to take the show position after apparent third-place finisher Michael Dupuy was disqualified when his nose wing was discovered to be too far forward in post race inspection.

Greg Rilat returned to action with a fourth place finish, with current ASCS Gulf South points leader Ray Allen Kulhanek rounding out the top five. Brandon Berryman was sixth, with Aaron Reutzel, pole starter Wes Miller, Skip Wilson and Bean Elliott completing the top ten.

Logan Bledsoe, Berryman, Johnson and Beau Smith topped heat race action for the 27-car field, with Wright winning the “B” Main.

ASCS Gulf South Results from Golden Triangle Raceway Park:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 12b-Logan Bledsoe, 2. 28-James Cooper, 3. 65-Skip Wilson, 4. 19-Klint Angelette, 5. 3-Gary Watson, 6. 15T-Travis Elliott, 7. 88-Scottie McDonald.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 31-Brandon Berryman, 2. 51w-Wes Miller, 3. 30x-Bean Elliott, 4. 3x-Michael Dupuy, 5. 9x-Gary Wright, 6. 14-Michael Lang, 7. 8tw-Kent Lewis, Jr.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 2. 71-Channin Tankersley, 3. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 4. 8-Bruce Crockett, 5. 52-Roger Oakes, 6. 93-Chris Sweeney, 7. 69-Larry Howery.

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 51s-Beau Smith, 2. 35-Greg Rilat, 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 4. 85-Tommy Bryant, 5. 17-Bruce Griffith, Jr., 6. 22L-Kent Lewis, Sr.

“B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 9x-Gary Wright, 2. 19-Klint Angelette, 3. 3-Gary Watson, 4. 8-Bruce Crockett, 5. 14-Michael Lang, 6. 15T-Travis Elliott, 7. 93-Chris Sweeney, 8. 69-Larry Howery, 9. 17-Bruce Griffith, Jr., 10. 22L-Kent Lewis, Sr., 11. 52-Roger Oakes. DNS: 88-Scottie McDonald, 8tw-Kent Lewis, Jr.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 2. 71-Channin Tankersley, 3. 9x-Gary Wright, 4. 35-Greg Rilat, 5. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 6. 31-Brandon Berryman, 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 8. 51w-Wes Miller, 9. 65-Skip Wilson, 10. 30x-Bean Elliott, 11. 51s-Beau Smith, 12. 19-Klint Angelette, 13. 15T-Travis Elliott, 14. 14-Michael Lang, 15. 3-Gary Watson, 16. 85-Tommy Bryant, 17. 12b-Logan Bledsoe, 18. 28-James Cooper, 19. 3x-Michael Dupuy, 20. 8-Bruce Crockett (DNS).

ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Ray Allen Kulhanek 1,750 2. Tommy Bryant 1,638, 3. Brandon Berryman 1,604, 4. Aaron Reutzel 1,576, 5. Travis Elliott 1,477, 6. Scottie McDonald 1,462, 7. Chris Sweeney 1,395, 8. Wes Miller 1,341, 9. Beau Smith 1,297, 10. Logan Bledsoe 1,259.