Herrera wins ASCS Gulf South at Cotton Bowl

Herrera wins ASCS Gulf South at Cotton Bowl

PAIGE, Texas (May 23, 2014) - The Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region kicked off their Memorial Day Weekend at the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas with Johnny Herrera topping the field.

Working past Travis Rilat in slower traffic, Herrera worked the cushion with ease to his second career Gulf South victory.

Lapped traffic also played into the hands of Aaron Reutzel who crossed second with Travis Rilat ending up third. Gulf South points leader, Channin Tankersley, came from eighth to grab fourth with Travis Elliot making up the top five.

Matt Covington was sixth with Tommy Bryant from sixteenth to seventh. Ray Allen Kulhanek crossed eighth from fourteenth with Kolt Walker and Brandon Hahn completing the top ten.

The Gulf South Region heads for the Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas on Saturday, May 24, then the Golden Triangle Raceway Park on Sunday, May 25. For updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto

Griffith Truck and Equipment Gulf South Region
Cotton Bowl Speedway - Paige, Texas
Friday, May 23, 2014

Car Count: 29

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 3. 15T-Travis Elliott; 4. 29X-Brandon Hahn; 5. 7A-Paul Solomon; 6. 4J-John James; 7. 24-Brandie Jass; 8. (DNF) 17W-Harli White

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 12M-Kolt Walker; 2. 17-Blake Hahn; 3. 10-George White; 4. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 5. 93-Chris Sweeney; 6. (DNF) 30-Brandon Corn; 7. (DNF) 2-Wes Miller

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 19-Klint Angelette; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr; 3. 39C-Travis Rilat; 4. 28-Tommy Bryant; 5. 5X-Tyson Hall; 6. 29-Mike Walling; DNS 7-Wyatt Rector

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Channin Tankersley; 2. 95-Matt Covington; 3. 66-J.J. Simmons; 4. 36-John Pate; 5. 31-Brandon Berryman; 6. 17T-Bruce Griffith Jr; DNS 51-Matt Ward

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 93-Chris Sweeney[2]; 2. 28-Tommy Bryant[1]; 3. 17W-Harli White[13]; 4. 31-Brandon Berryman[5]; 5. 36-John Pate[3]; 6. 7A-Paul Solomon[4]; 7. 5X-Tyson Hall[6]; 8. 4J-John James[7]; 9. 24-Brandie Jass[11]; 10. 29-Mike Walling[10]; 11. 17T-Bruce Griffith Jr[9]; DNS 51-Matt Ward; DNS 30-Brandon Corn; DNS 2-Wes Miller; DNS 7-Wyatt Rector

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[3]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[10]; 3. 39C-Travis Rilat[2]; 4. 11-Channin Tankersley[8]; 5. 15T-Travis Elliott[5]; 6. 95-Matt Covington[7]; 7. 28-Tommy Bryant[16]; 8. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[14]; 9. 12M-Kolt Walker[9]; 10. 29X-Brandon Hahn[11]; 11. 19-Klint Angelette[4]; 12. 66-J.J. Simmons[12]; 13. 93-Chris Sweeney[15]; 14. 10-George White[13]; 15. (DNF) 36-John Pate[19]; 16. (DNF) 7A-Paul Solomon[20]; 17. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 18. (DNF) 17W-Harli White[17]; 19. (DNF) 17-Blake Hahn[1]; 20. (DNF) 31-Brandon Berryman[18]

Photo Credit: Pole Position Photo