Bryan Hulbert – HIGHLANDS, Texas (March 2, 2013) Aaron Reutzel found victory for the first time in 2013, taking the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Regional victory at the Battleground Speedway.
Channin Tankersley was credited with second with Friday night winner Ray Allen Kulhanek taking third ahead of John Carney II and Michael McNeil who completed the top five. The top ten rounded out with Sean McClelland, Tommy Bryant, Bean Elliot, Wes Miller, and Travis Elliot.
Early leader Travis Rilat saw his night end on Lap 19 after contact with a slower car sent the No. 29 into the retaining wall.
Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region
Battleground Speedway – Highlands, Texas
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Gulf Coast Nationals
Car Count: 27
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington; 2. 17-Sean McClelland; 3. 52-Roger Oakes; 4. 66-J.J. Simmons; 5. 19-Klint Angelette; 6. 7W-Dustin Welch; 7. 24-Brandie Jass; 8. 12W-Dale Wester; DNF 02-Harry Yerrington
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 2. 28-Tommy Bryant; 3. 2-Wes Miller; 4. 69-Larry Howery; 5. 25M-Michael McNeil; 6. 30X-Bean Elliott; 7. 224-John Carney II; 8. 15T-Travis Elliott; 9. 5-Jimmy Brooks
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 29-Travis Rilat; 2. 1A-Sam Hafertepe Jr; 3. 85-Jerry Bell; 4. 71-Channin Tankersley; 5. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 6. 51-Beau Smith; 7. 5X-Tyson Hall; 8. 93-Chris Sweeney; 9. 88-Scottie McDonald
B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 224-John Carney II; 2. 15T-Travis Elliott; 3. 5X-Tyson Hall; 4. 93-Chris Sweeney; 5. 88-Scottie McDonald; 6. 24-Brandie Jass; 7. 5-Jimmy Brooks; 8. 02-Harry Yerrington; 9. 12W-Dale Wester
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 2. 71-Channin Tankersley; 3. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 4. 224-John Carney II; 5. 25M-Michael McNeil; 6. 17-Sean McClelland; 7. 28-Tommy Bryant; 8. 30X-Bean Elliott; 9. 2-Wes Miller; 10. 15T-Travis Elliott; 11. 66-J.J. Simmons; 12. 51-Beau Smith; 13. 69-Larry Howery; 14. 5X-Tyson Hall; 15. 19-Klint Angelette; 16. 24-Brandie Jass; 17. 52-Roger Oakes; DNF 95-Matt Covington; DNF 93-Chris Sweeney; DNF 29-Travis Rilat; DNF 1A-Sam Hafertepe Jr; DNF 85-Jerry Bell; DNF 88-Scottie McDonald; DNF 7W-Dustin Welch
Lap Leaders – Travis Rilat (1-19), Aaron Reutzel (20-30)
The 2013 season marks the twenty-second year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of nine different Regions throughout the nation.
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