By Lonnie Wheatley
, CHATHAM, La. (July 3, 2011) – Marshall Skinner made it two Smiley’s Racing Products ASCS Gulf South wins in as many nights by racing to victory lane in Sunday’s 25-lap main event at Jones Motor Speedway.
In addition to the $2,000 winner’s share, the West Memphis, AR, shoe picked up an extra $500 bonus for topping two legs of the ASCS Gulf South Fourth of July weekend triple in Louisiana and Mississippi.
After starting fourth, Skinner drove Bobby Sparks’ No. 91 entry to victory lane in front of sixth-starter Gary Wright, with George White surging back to the top of the championship point charts by claiming the show position.
Aaron Reutzel and Travis Rilat rounded out the top five, with pole starter Scottie McDonald, 15th-starter Travis Elliott, Zach Pringle, Bean Elliott and Channin Tankersley completing the top ten.
After entering the night with the points lead, two-time and defending series champion Ray Allen Kulhanek left the weekend with a two-point deficit to White following a 12th-place run in Sunday’s main event.
Cody Gardner, Joshua Hodges, Skinner and Bean Elliott topped heat race action for the 31-car field, with Travis Elliott winning the “B” Main.
Smiley’s Racing Products ASCS Gulf South Results from Jones Motor Speedway:
First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 1g-Cody Gardner, 2. 9-Gary Wright, 3. 93-Chris Sweeney, 4. 7-Philip Faulkner, 5. 19-Klint Angelette, 6. 51s-Beau Smith, 7. 69-Larry Howery, 8. 17-Bruce Griffith, Jr.
Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 74x-Joshua Hodges, 2. 10-George White, 3. 35-Greg Rilat, 4. 29-Travis Rilat, 5. 15T-Travis Elliott, 6. 3-Gary Watson, 7. 52-Roger Oakes, 8. 25m-Michael McNeil.
Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 91-Marshall Skinner, 2. 88-Scottie McDonald, 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 4. 28-Tommy Bryant, 5. 71-Channin Tankersley, 6. 24-Brandie Jass, 7. 31-Brandon Berryman. DNS: 23-Darryl Wills.
Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 30x-Bean Elliott, 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 3. 8z-Zach Pringle, 4. 8a-Alan Myers, 5. 5c-Chris Coker, 6. 16-Koty Adams. DNS: 12b-Logan Bledsoe.
“B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 15T-Travis Elliott, 2. 71-Channin Tankersley, 3. 7-Philip Faulkner, 4. 51s-Beau Smith, 5. 35-Greg Rilat, 6. 25m-Michael McNeil, 7. 3-Gary Watson, 8. 69-Larry Howery, 9. 24-Brandie Jass, 10. 52-Roger Oakes, 11. 19-Klint Angelette, 12. 17-Bruce Griffith, Jr. DNS: 16-Koty Adams, 5c-Chris Coker, 31-Brandon Berryman, 23-Darryl Wills, 12b-Logan Bledsoe.
“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 91-Marshall Skinner, 2. 9-Gary Wright, 3. 10-George White, 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 5. 29-Travis Rilat, 6. 88-Scottie McDonald, 7. 15T-Travis Elliott, 8. 8z-Zach Pringle, 9. 30x-Bean Elliott, 10. 71-Channin Tankersley, 11. 28-Tommy Bryant, 12. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 13. 51s-Beau Smith, 14. 93-Chris Sweeney, 15. 35-Greg Rilat, 16. 25m-Michael McNeil, 17. 7-Philip Faulkner, 18. 74x-Joshua Hodges, 19. 8a-Alan Myers, 20. 1g-Cody Gardner (DNS).