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Fuel tests confirm Aaron Reutzel legal at Battleground

Bryan Hulbert – TULSA, Okla. (March 11, 2013) After Aaron Reutzel’s fuel came into question following his victory at the Battleground Speedway on Saturday, Mar. 2, lab tests have indicated that the fuel contained no enhancers.

With the new information, results now stand with Aaron Reutzel as the official winner of the sixth annual Gulf Coast Nationals.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region will return to competition on April 5 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real.

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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Photo Credit: Ron Skinner