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ASCS Gulf South Fireworks at Texana Raceway Park

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (June 29, 2009) – The American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region is set for its Eighth Annual Fourth of July Weekend Spectacular with two nights of action atop the high-banked, 5/16-mile Texana Raceway Park dirt oval in Edna, TX, this Friday and Saturday.

The pair of weekend events put the ASCS Gulf South Region at the midpoint of the 2009 season with 19-year-old Aaron Reutzel of Clute, TX, in the driver’s seat to become the series’ sixth different champion.

Riding an ASCS Gulf South record streak of eleven consecutive top-ten feature finishes aboard the Motor Mike-powered KCR Racing No. 87 Triple X, Reutzel has stretched out a 69 point advantage over 2005 series champion Ray Allen Kulhanek, who has topped two of the series most recent three events.

Tommy Bryant, who subbed impressively for Jerry Bell in this past weekend’s Lucas Oil ASCS National competition in Missouri, is currently ranked third, with 18-year-old Channin Tankersley and two-time and defending series champion Brandon Berryman rounding out the current top five.

The balance of the current top ten in ASCS Gulf South points includes Scottie McDonald, Kent Lewis, Jr., Greg Rilat, Jimmy Brooks and Gary Watson.

Both nights of racing action are slated to go green at 7:30 p.m.

The high-banked, 5/16-mile Texana Raceway Park dirt oval is located two miles east of Edna, TX, on SR 111, then left on Haines Road. For more information, contact the track at 361-781-0411.

The ASCS Gulf South Region is set for 27 nights of racing action at eleven different tracks throughout Texas in 2009.

Past ASCS Gulf South Region Feature Winners at Texana Raceway Park:
8/30/08 – Jason Johnson

The American Sprint Car Series, in its 18th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing events, brings the best of Sprint Car racing to nearly 100 different tracks throughout 25 states and Canada in 2009. Anchored by the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters, ASCS also consists of a dozen different Regions throughout the nation.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at