Channin Tankersley in Smiley's Racing Products ASCS Gulf South Region victory lane at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, TX, on Friday night. (ASCS Gulf South photo)

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– HIGHLANDS, Texas (Sept. 5) – Channin Tankersley is excited to leave the comfortable confines of Texas.

This weekend he is planning on heading to a trio of ASCS regional events in Missouri and Nebraska. Although he has three combined career races at the three tracks, it will be Tankersley’s second weekend outside his home state this season.

“I’m really excited to get out of Texas and race the guys in the Midwest again,” the 20-year-old from Highlands, Texas, said. “There is great competition up there and I know each of the three races will be a challenge.”

Tankersley ranks seventh in the ASCS Gulf South Region after spending most of his focus on the series, which has raced all but two events in the state of Texas. He is slated to begin this weekend at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., on Friday with the ASCS Warrior Region. It will be his first time at the track, which is a little more than 750 miles from his home.

“I always enjoy seeing new tracks,” Tankersley said. “There is something exciting about rolling into a place you’ve never been to and figuring out a setup. It’s a huge accomplishment when you can do that and end up with a good finish.”

He will then travel approximately four and a half hours to Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., for an ASCS Midwest Region race on Saturday. Tankersley has competed on the 3/8-mile dirt oval once, when he finished 13th on May 28 of last year.

“It resembles my home track of Battleground Speedway a lot,” he said. “It’s actually about a perfect match.

“I didn’t have the best race last year, so hopefully we’ll get off to a good start this year and put ourselves up front.”

Tankersley wraps up the weekend on Sunday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., for the Nebraska Cup – a $5,000-to-win ASCS Midwest race. He had a rough outing during a pair of ASCS National Tour races at the high-banked, 1/3-mile track last year.

“The first night I wrecked pretty bad,” Tankersley said. “The second night I missed the transfer in the B Main by one spot and used a provisional to make the feature. I think I finished 20th in that race.

“I liked Eagle. It was really racy. I just didn’t have any luck.”

For live updates of Tankersley and the rest of the drivers during the three races, visit www.insidelinepromotions.com throughout the weekend.


22 races, 19 features, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 16 top 20s


Friday at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region, Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., and Sunday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. – both with the ASCS Midwest Region


3: Career races at the trio of race tracks where Tankersley is slated to compete this weekend.


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