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ASCS Coastal Region Goes "Southern" This Weekend TULSA, Okla. (July 17, 2007) -- It will be a "Southern" double for the American Sprint Car Series Coastal Region this weekend as the series contests a pair of events in Mississippi...

ASCS Coastal Region Goes "Southern" This Weekend

TULSA, Okla. (July 17, 2007) -- It will be a "Southern" double for the American Sprint Car Series Coastal Region this weekend as the series contests a pair of events in Mississippi and Florida.

On Friday night, the series makes up the July 6 rainout at Southern Speedway in Hattiesburg, MS. Then on Saturday night, the series moves on to Southern Raceway in Milton, FL, for a $2,000-to-win event.

A past runner-up with the ASCS National Tour, Michael Dupuy of Amite, LA, leads the inaugural championship points chase for the ASCS Coastal Region, amassing a 66-point lead on the strength of four wins in nine events.

Michael Herrington of Gonzales, LA, currently holds down the second position, with Robert Casada (Petal, MS), Timmy Thrash (Gulfport, MS) and Todd Fayard (Saucier, MS) rounding out the current top five.

The rest of the top ten includes Shane Morgan (Biloxi, MS), Lane Whittington (Denham Springs, LA), Chris Sweeney (Channelview, TX), 15-year-old Hunter Phillips (Gulfport, MS) and Terry Vidrine (Slaughter, LA).

The high-banked, 0x00bc-mile Southern Speedway dirt oval is located south of Hattiesburg, MS, off I-59 Exit 59, then 2.5 miles east on US 98, then 0.7 mile south on US 49. For more information, contact the track at 601-270-6408.

The high-banked, 3/8-mile Southern Raceway clay oval is located east of Pensacola, FL, off I-10 Exit 31, then 2.1 miles south on State Road 87, then 0.6 miles east on State Road 184. For more information, contact the track at 850-623-2333.

The ASCS Coastal Region is slated to contest 21 events at 13 different tracks throughout Mississippi and the surrounding area including portions of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Texas.

The 2007 season marks the 16th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series. With 13 different Regions in addition to the O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National series, ASCS will sanction approximately 240 nights of racing at more than 100 different race tracks throughout at least 30 different states and Canada.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

-credit: ascs

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