Tony Bruce, Jr. Grabs Lonestar Speedway Victory In ASCS Matchup

(Image Credit: Michael Diers)

Adding his 38th overall ASCS Victory to his resume’, Tony Bruce, Jr. wheeled the No. 12h from fifth to make the race-winning pass at the race’s halfway point Sunday night at Lone Star Speedway.

The second round of the weekend’s showdown between the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region and ASCS Lone Star Region, Bruce had to work past Caleb Martin who had led the opening 10 laps. Taking over on Lap 11, Bruce led the remainder of the A-Feature event.

Car Owner, Michael Hayashi wished to express special thanks to H.L. Ostermiller Construction, Brey Industries, Kannady Racing Engines, Tim Palmer, and Kirkness Roofing.

Caleb Martin held on for second with Chad Wilson third. Moving up from ninth, Channin Tankersley was fourth with Louisiana’s Dustin Gates making up the top five. Crossing sixth was Marcus Thomas with Dale Wester advancing from 13th to seventh. Picking up 10 positions, Chance McCrary was eighth, followed by Cody Stacy and 15th starting Cody Tankersley.

The next outing for the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region is June 8 at Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La. The ASCS Lone Star Region heads for the Heart O’ Texas Speedway on June 14.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2019, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results: ASCS Gulf South Region/ASCS Lone Star Region. Lonestar Speedway (Kilgore, Texas)
Sunday, May 26, 2019

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 51-Caleb Martin, [1]; 2. 20-Chad Wilson, [6]; 3. 85-Forest Sutherland, [2]; 4. 4-Austin Mundie, [4]; 5. 12W-Dale Wester, [5]; 6. 33C-Casey Carter, [3]; 7. 118-Scott Evans, [7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [1]; 2. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [2]; 3. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, [5]; 4. 17G-Channin Tankersley, [6]; 5. 48-Cody Stacy, [4]; 6. 13M-Chance McCrary, [3]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 15T-Marcus Thomas, [2]; 2. 80-Brad Hawkins, [4]; 3. 6-Dustin Gates, [5]; 4. 92-Jordan Weaver, [1]; 5. 17-Cody Tankersley, [3]; 6. 23K-Kimberly Tyre, [6]

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [5]; 2. 51-Caleb Martin, [3]; 3. 20-Chad Wilson, [2]; 4. 17G-Channin Tankersley, [9]; 5. 6-Dustin Gates, [6]; 6. 15T-Marcus Thomas, [4]; 7. 12W-Dale Wester, [13]; 8. 13M-Chance McCrary, [18]; 9. 48-Cody Stacy, [14]; 10. 17-Cody Tankersley, [15]; 11. 23K-Kimberly Tyre, [16]; 12. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [7]; 13. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, [8]; 14. 0-Mike Vaculik, [19]; 15. 92-Jordan Weaver, [12]; 16. 4-Austin Mundie, [11]; 17. 33C-Casey Carter, [17]; 18. 80-Brad Hawkins, [1]; 19. 85-Forest Sutherland, [10]; 20. 118-Scott Evans, [20]

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Hatched in El Paso, Texas in the mid 1980’s, Bryan Hulbert first became involved in racing at the age of 7 with the family Street Stock. Bryan began working professionally in racing as a track side reporter at the El Paso Speedway Park (EPSP) and Southern New Mexico Speedway (SNMS) in August of 2006 and became the lead announcer and PR Director at both tracks in July 2007 while working on a Marketing Degree at New Mexico State University. In September 2011, Bryan was hired by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series and now the full time Announcer and PR Manager for the national series.
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