Morgan Manages ASCS Coastal Win at Milton MILTON, Fla. (July 21, 2007) -- Overcoming the State of Florida Department of Transportation's best efforts, Mississippi's Shane Morgan came away from Southern Raceway with his first...
Morgan Manages ASCS Coastal Win at Milton
MILTON, Fla. (July 21, 2007) -- Overcoming the State of Florida Department of Transportation's best efforts, Mississippi's Shane Morgan came away from Southern Raceway with his first American Sprint Car Series Coastal Region feature win in Saturday night's 25-lapper.
Piloting Phillip Cumberland's Wesmar-powered Morgan's Equipment and Crane Service No. 01 J&J, Morgan survived an early bid from Chris Sweeney and ultimately took the checkered flag in front of Michael Herrington and current series points leader Michael Dupuy.
Sweeney briefly battled ahead of Morgan racing down the backstretch in the early going only to slide off the track in turn three before returning to finish fourth. Robert Casada rounded out the top five.
Morgan's biggest challenge of the night perhaps turned out to be simply being permitted entry into the state of Florida, a problem shared by most other teams planning to compete in Saturday night's event.
New regulations on race transporters found most of the teams turned away at the state's border. Several teams, including Morgan and Dupuy among others, were able to return home in time to reload in state-acceptable trailers. At least an equal number of others weren't as fortunate, limiting the field to nine cars.
ASCS Coastal Region Results from Southern Raceway:
b^0x001cA" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 01-Shane Morgan, 2. 7-Michael Herrington, 3. 12-Michael Dupuy, 4. 93-Chris Sweeney, 5. k9-Robert Casada, 6. 9-Lane Whittington, 7. 92-Matt Kurtz, 8. 32-Hunter Phillips, 9. 2-Todd Fayard.
ASCS Coastal Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Michael Dupuy 1,436, 2. Michael Herrington 1,372, 3. Robert Casada 1,324, 4. Todd Fayard 1,270, 5. Shane Morgan 1,254, 6. Lane Whittington 1,195, 7. Chris Sweeney 1,176, 8. Timmy Thrash 1,154, 9. Hunter Phillips 1,049, 10. Terry Vidrine 692.