BEAUMONT, Texas — Three-time and defending Gulf South champ Ray Allen Kulhanek is playing on all chords of familiar success.
Kulhanek to his second Gulf South victory of the season and increased his point lead to a sizeable 114 points over fellow Gulf South champ Brandon Berryman in winning the Jon Bankston Memorial Friday night at Golden Triangle Raceway Park.
Tommy Bryant led the field to the initial green of the 25-lap main event and held on to that spot until Kulhanek blasted by upon a lap-three restart of the events’ first caution. A pair of red flags slowed the blistering pace as Logan Bledsoe’s discovery of a sizeable hole in turn one led to a hard end over end flip.
Bruce Crockett joined the tumbled ranks following a lap 12 skirmish that saw the final slowdown of the main event. Kulhanek cruised over the final half of the 25 lapper to score his second ASCS Gulf South victory of the season aboard the Don Ott Racing Engines powered Millers RV Park No. 21t J&J Chassis.
A pair of former Gulf South champs completed the podium with Aaron Reutzel taking runner-up honors and Brandon Berryman third. Gulf South veteran Greg Rilat and Beau Smith completed the top five.
Ray Allen Kulhanek, Aaron Reutzel, Brandon Berryman, Greg Rilat, Beau Smith, Wes Miller, Scottie McDonald, Travis Elliott, Tommy Bryant, Michael McNeil, Chris Sweeney, Larry Howery, Roger Oakes, Bean Elliott, James Cooper, Bruce Crockett, Channin Tankersley, Andrew VanBlarcum, Logan Bledsoe, Jerry Bell.
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