Edwards Breaks Through With ASCS Gulf South

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Martin Edwards in action at Texarkana Raceway. (Mike Frieri photo)

EDNA, Texas – After coming close on numerous occasions, Martin Edwards finally had his night in victory lane with the American Sprint Car Series on Saturday.

Edwards won for the first time with the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region at Texana Raceway.

Trailing until the final laps, the cards turned Edwards’ way as Channin Tankersley and Wayne Johnson came to a stop.

Positioning Martin to the front of the pack for the restart, the Mesquite, Texas racer staved off Robbie Price for the triumph, with Tucker Doughty coming from seventh to finish third.

Tankersley and Wayne Johnson ended up completing the top five.

Dale Wester finished sixth, with Tommy Hall in tow. Willie Reed, John Sweeney and Cody Stacy made up the balance of the top 10.

The finish:

1. 45-Martin Edwards [2]; 2. 21P-Robbie Price [1]; 3. 2X-Tucker Doughty [7]; 4. 17-Channin Tankersley [3]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [4]; 6. 12W-Dale Wester [5]; 7. 2H-Tommy Hall [10]; 8. 3-Willie Reed [11]; 9. 93-John Sweeney [6]; 10. 48-Cody Stacy [9]; 11. 14-Beau Smith [8]; 12. 16-Cody Tankersley [12].