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Bell Tops Night One at Jones Motor Speedway

Bryan Hubert – Chatham, Louisiana (July 6, 2012) Drawing the inside of the third row, Cordova, Tennessee’s Brian Bell lead the greater portion of Friday night’s 25 lap feature event on rout to victory with the Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region at Jones Motor Speedway in Chatham, Louisiana.

Taking the lead on lap five, Bell went uncontested to the checkered flag with Ray Allen Kulhanek earning the Weld Wheel Hard Charger Award; climbing seven spots to finish second. Rounding out the podium was tenth starting Aaron Reutzel.

Pole sitter, and early leader, Brandon Berryman would fade to fourth with Greg Rilat rounding out the top five. Chris Sweeney, Travis Elliot, Wes Miller, Tommy Bryant, and Beau Smith completed the top ten.

Racing for the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region continues Saturday with night No. 2 at Jones Motor Speedway.

Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region
Jones Motor Speedway – Chatham, Louisiana
July 6, 2012

Car Count: 23

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 35-Greg Rilat; 2. 31-Brandon Berryman; 3. 19-Klint Angelette; 4. 52x-Roger Oakes; 5. 51-Beau Smith; 6. 69-Larry Howery; 7. 15-Andrew VanBlarcum; 8. 17-Bruce Griffith Jr

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Channin Tankersley; 2. 25M-Michael McNeil; 3. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 4. 3-Gary Watson; 5. 28-Tommy Bryant; 6. 7-Kent Lewis Sr; 7. 15T-Travis Elliott; 8. 8-Richard Cooper

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 23b-Brian Bell; 2. 2-Wes Miller; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 4. 93-Chris Sweeney; 5. 30x-Bean Elliott; 6. 24-Brandie Jass; DNF 02-Harry Yerrington

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 28-Tommy Bryant[1]; 2. 69-Larry Howery[2]; 3. 15T-Travis Elliott[5]; 4. 7-Kent Lewis Sr[3]; 5. 15-Andrew VanBlarcum[6]; 6. 24-Brandie Jass[4]; 7. 17-Bruce Griffith Jr[7]; 8. 8-Richard Cooper[8]; DNS 02-Harry Yerrington

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 23b-Brian Bell[5]; 2. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[9]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[10]; 4. 31-Brandon Berryman[1]; 5. 35-Greg Rilat[3]; 6. 93-Chris Sweeney[11]; 7. 15T-Travis Elliott[17]; 8. 2-Wes Miller[7]; 9. 28-Tommy Bryant[15]; 10. 51-Beau Smith[12]; 11. 69-Larry Howery[16]; 12. 52x-Roger Oakes[14]; 13. 19-Klint Angelette[6]; 14. 25M-Michael McNeil[8]; 15. 7-Kent Lewis Sr[18]; 16. 24-Brandie Jass[20]; DNF 30x-Bean Elliott[13]; DNF 3-Gary Watson[4]; DNF 11-Channin Tankersley[2]; DNF 15-Andrew VanBlarcum[19]

The 2012 season marks the 21st 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 Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at

Photo Credit: Craig Johnson