Whittington Wins ASCS Coastal Thriller at Deep South LOXLEY, Ala. (June 29, 2007) -- Lane Whittington outlasted current series point leader Michael Dupuy to capture his first American Sprint Car Series Coastal Region feature win of the season...
Whittington Wins ASCS Coastal Thriller at Deep South
LOXLEY, Ala. (June 29, 2007) -- Lane Whittington outlasted current series point leader Michael Dupuy to capture his first American Sprint Car Series Coastal Region feature win of the season by topping Saturday night's 25-lap feature at Deep South Speedway.
While David Kountz and Terry Vidrine led the feature field to the green flag, it was second row starters Whittington and Dupuy that quickly raced to the front and began battling for the point.
While Whittington officially led most of the laps, the pair swapped the lead a dozen times along the way with Dupuy leading the way upon the completion of laps 17, 19 and 21.
But Whittington crossed the stripe as the checkered flag flew with little more than a two-foot lead aboard the Tim's Engines No. 9 J&J, with Dupuy settling for runner-up honors.
Michael Herrington raced from eleventh to earn Hard Charger honors with a close third place finish, with Vidrine and Todd Fayard rounding out the top five.
Kountz was sixth, with Willie Stauffer, Lincoln Gatwood, Robert Casada and Shane Morgan completing the top ten.
ASCS Coastal Region Results from Deep South Speedway:
Heat One: 1. 9-Lane Whittington, 2. 12s-Rusty Sanford, 3. 38-Lincoln Gatwood, 4. 31-Willie Stauffer, 5. k9-Robert Casada, 6. 7-Michael Herrington, 7. 93-Chris Sweeney, 8. c4-Casey Hines, 9. 8-Darrel Bond. DNS: 30-Mike Ardis.
Heat Two: 1. 12k-David Kountz, 2. 12-Michael Dupuy, 3. 68-Terry Vidrine, 4. 2-Todd Fayard, 5. 01-Shane Morgan, 6. 52-Roger Oakes, 7. 44-Larry Todd, 8. 32-Hunter Phillips, 9. 09-Timmy Thrash.
Pole Dash (5 Laps): 1. k12-David Kountz, 2. 68-Terry Vidrine, 3. 9-Lane Whittington, 4. 12-Micahel Dupuy, 5. 12s-Rusty Sanford, 6. 2-Todd Fayard.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 9-Lane Whittington, 2. 12-Michael Dupuy, 3. 7-Michael Herrington, 4. 68-Terry Vidrine, 5. 2-Todd Fayard, 6. 12k-David Kountz, 7. 31-Brandon Berryman, 8. 38-Lincoln Gatwood, 9. k9-Robert Casada, 10. 01-Shane Morgan, 11. 09-Timy Thrash, 12. 93-Chris Sweeney, 14. 32-Hunter Phillips, 15. c4-Casey Hines, 16. 12s-Rusty Sanford, 17. 44-Larry Todd, 18. 8-Darrel Bond. DNS: 30-Mike Ardis.
ASCS Coastal Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Michael Dupuy 1,296, 2. Michael Herrington 1,226, 3. Robert Casada 1,184, 4. Timmy Thrash 1,154, 5. Todd Fayard 1,138, 6. Shane Morgan 1,104, 7. Lane Whittington 1,057, 8. Chris Sweeney 1,034, 9. Hunter Phillips 915, 10. Terry Vidrine 692.