Dupuy Snares ASCS Coastal Win at South Mississippi LONG BEACH, Miss. (June 2, 2007) -- Michael Dupuy posted his third American Sprint Car Series Coastal Region win of the season by topping Saturday night's 25-lap feature at South...
Dupuy Snares ASCS Coastal Win at South Mississippi
LONG BEACH, Miss. (June 2, 2007) -- Michael Dupuy posted his third American Sprint Car Series Coastal Region win of the season by topping Saturday night's 25-lap feature at South Mississippi Speedway.
And the current series point leader left the crowd on its feet with his second Long Beach win of the year by charging around past ASCS Gulf South champion Ray Allen Kulhanek on the 20th round en route to the victory aboard David Kountz' No. 12 Eagle.
While Dupuy started outside the front row with Pole Dash winner Terry Vidrine leading the way to the green flag, it was third-starter Kulhanek gunning into the early lead.
Running the top side of the track, Kulhanek fought off Dupuy much of the way. After weathering several cautions along the way, Dupuy finally made the middle of the track work to his advantage as he charged underneath Kulhanek exiting turn four on the 20th lap.
While Dupuy and Kulhanek crossed the stripe first and second, Vidrine emerged from a three car-duel for the show position to snare third, with Chris Sweeney and Lane Whittington rounding out the top five.
Timmy Thrash claimed sixth, with Robert Casada, Michael Herrington, Todd Fayard and David Kountz completing the top ten.
ASCS Coastal Region Results from South Mississippi Speedway:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 93-Chris Sweeney, 2. 68-Terry Vidrine, 3. 09-Timmy Thrash, 4. 12k-David Kountz, 5. k9-Robert Casada, 6. 32-Hunter Phillips, 7. 2-Todd Fayard. DNS: 00-Matt Reed.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 12-Michael Dupuy, 2. 9-Lane Whittington, 3. 7-Michael Herrington, 4. 41k-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 5. 01-Shane Morgan, 6. 3-Gary Watson, 7. 20-Richard Holt, 8. 1h-Tommy Hall.
Pole Dash (5 Laps): 1. 68-Terry Vidrine, 2. 12-Michael Dupuy, 3. 41k-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 4. 9-Lane Whittington, 5. 93-Chris Sweeney, 6. 09-Timmy Thrash.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 12-Michael Dupuy, 2. 41k-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 3. 68-Terry Vidrine, 4. 93-Chris Sweeney, 5. 9-Lane Whittington, 6. 09-Timmy Thrash, 7. k9-Robert Casada, 8. 7-Michael Herrington, 9. 2-Todd Fayard, 10. k12-David Kountz, 11. 3-Gary Watson, 12. 20-Richard Holt, 13. 32-Hunter Phillips, 14. 1h-Tommy Hall, 15. 00-Matt Reed, 16. 01-Shane Morgan.
ASCS Coastal Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Michael Dupuy 996, 2. Michael Herrington 952, 3. Robert Casada 930, 4. Timmy Thrash 892, 5. Todd Fayard 884, 6. Shane Morgan 858, 7. Chris Sweeney 792, 8. Lane Whittington 761, 9. Hunter Phillips 675, 10. Terry Gray 568.