Dupuy Dominates ASCS Coastal Region at South Mississippi LONG BEACH, Miss. (March 24, 2007) -- The American Sprint Car Series made its debut appearance at South Mississippi Speedway before a standing room only crowd on Saturday night, but it was...
Dupuy Dominates ASCS Coastal Region at South Mississippi
LONG BEACH, Miss. (March 24, 2007) -- The American Sprint Car Series made its debut appearance at South Mississippi Speedway before a standing room only crowd on Saturday night, but it was a familiar face in victory lane as Michael Dupuy scored a dominant win in the 25-lap ASCS Coastal Region feature event.
An ASCS National Tour runner-up in 2002, Dupuy completed a sweep of the night with the feature win after earlier topping both his heat race and the Pole Dash.
Dupuy's only challenge came after a lap eleven stoppage for Jay Adams, whose mount burst into flames. Adams emerged unscathed. Back under way, Chris Sweeney challenged Dupuy for several laps each time the lead duo raced off turn four.
But when Dupuy adjusted his line in the David Kountz No. k12, the race was over as the Amite, LA, racer checked out in the final rounds to take over the early ASCS Coastal Region point lead.
While Dupuy checked out in the latter portion of the race, Michael Miller was on the move. Running fifth much of the way, Miller battled past Todd Fayard for fourth on the 19th lap before disposing of Shane Morgan three rounds later.
Miller wasn't done yet, as he reeled in Sweeney and edged the Texas racer for runner-up honors as the checkered flag flew. Sweeney settled for third, with Fayard and Morgan rounding out the top five.
Michael Herrington was sixth, with Timmy Thrash, Robert Casada, Ronny Howard and Herman Carrier completing the top ten.
ASCS Coastal Region Results from South Mississippi Speedway:
Heat Winners: Michael Dupuy, Chris Sweeney, Ronny Howard.
Pole Dash: 1. Michael Dupuy, 2. Shane Morgan, 3. Chris Sweeney, 4 . Michael Miller, 5. Todd Fayard, 6. Ronny Howard .
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. k12-Michael Dupuy, 2. 69-Micheal Miller, 3. 93-Chris Sweeney, 4. 2-Todd Fayard, 5. 01-Shane Morgan, 6. 7-Michael Herrington, 7. 09-Timmy Thrash, 8. k9-Robert Casada, 9. 44-Ronny Howard, 10. 83-Herman Carrier, 11. 8-Darrel Bond, 12. 32-Hunter Phillips, 13. 52-Roger Oakes, 14. 44x-Jay Adams, 15. 9-Lane Whittington, 16. 67-Felix Austin, 17. 8J-Jason Briceland. DNS: 00-Matt Reed.
ASCS Coastal Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Michael Dupuy 292, 2. Michael Herrington 274, 3. Robert Casada 268, 4. (tie) Shane Morgan and Todd Fayard 262, 6. Lane Whittington 260, 7. Chris Sweeney 256, 8. Timmy Thrash 252, 9. Hunter Phillips 240, 10. Michael Miller 206.