Dupuy Dusts Pike County ASCS Foes MAGNOLIA, Miss. (October 6, 2007) -- Michael Dupuy didn't let a little heat race adversity deter his Saturday night festivities at Pike County Speedway, as he charged from 19th to snare ...
Dupuy Dusts Pike County ASCS Foes
MAGNOLIA, Miss. (October 6, 2007) -- Michael Dupuy didn't let a little heat race adversity deter his Saturday night festivities at Pike County Speedway, as he charged from 19th to snare a $2,000 triumph in the 25-lap American Sprint Car Series Coastal vs. Gulf South Region feature event.
With the resounding victory drive aboard David Kountz' No. 12 Eagle, his sixth Coastal triumph of the season, Dupuy put an exclamation on the inaugural ASCS Coastal Region championship.
Also bagging championship honors on the night was Brandon Berryman, who took the ASCS Gulf South title by a mere ten points over Skip Wilson by virtue of a fourth-place finish.
Darryl Wills led the feature field to the green flag from the pole position, but it was front row outside starter Berryman gunning into the lead on the opening round. Berryman's lead was shortlived however, as fourth-starting Wilson raced in front on the second lap.
Meanwhile, it was Dupuy on the move from the tenth row after being forced pitside in heat race action. By the time the caution flew after five laps for Chris Sweeney's turn three spin and tumble, Dupuy had already charged from 19th into third behind Wilson and Berryman.
Two laps later, Dupuy was in front for good, racing to the checkered flag and securing the ASCS Coastal Region title by a margin of 106 points.
Wilson chased Dupuy to the line, with Rickey Lee Tankersley taking the show position. Berryman was fourth, with Gary Watson rounding out the top five. Wills crossed the stripe sixth, with Michael Herrington, Tommy Bryant, Todd Fayard and Brad Stokes completing the top ten.
Berryman, Wills and Whittington each scored heat race wins.American Sprint Car Series Coastal vs. Gulf South Region Results from Pike County Speedway:
Heat One: 1. 31-Brandon Berryman, 2. 71-Rickey Lee Tankersley, 3. 12m-Tommy Bryant, 4. 12k-David Kountz, 5. 15-Brad Stokes, 6. 8b-Bruce Crockett, 7. 12-Michael Dupuy.
Heat Two: 1. 23-Darryl Wills, 2. 65-Skip Wilson, 3. 01-Shane Morgan, 4. 3-Gary Watson, 5. 93-Chris Sweeney, 6. 2-Todd Fayard, 7. 36-Chris Thorton.
Heat Three: 1. 9-Lane Whittington, 2. 12s-Rusty Sanford, 3. 35-Greg Rilat, 4. 7-Michael Herrington, 5. 13m-Kathryne Minter, 6. 32-Hunter Phillips, 7. 20-Terry Monroe.
Pole Dash: 1. 23-Darryl Wills, 2. 31-Brandon Berryman, 3. 9-Lane Whittington, 4. 65-Skip Wilson, 5. 12s-Rusty Sanford, 6. 71-Rickey Lee Tankersley.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 12-Michael Dupuy, 2. 65-Skip Wilson, 3. 71-Rickey Lee Tankersley, 4. 31-Brandon Berryman, 5. 3-Gary Watson, 6. 23-Darryl Wills, 7. 7-Michael Herrington, 8. 12m-Tommy Bryant, 9. 2-Todd Fayard, 10. 15-Brad Stokes, 11. 13m-Kathryne Minter, 12. 9-Lane Whittington, 13. 20-Terry Monroe, 14. 01-Shane Morgan, 15. 12s-Rusty Sanford, 16. 93-Chris Sweeney, 17. 12k-David Kountz, 18. 32-Hunter Phillips, 19. 8b-Bruce Crockett, 20. 36-Chris Thorton, 21. 35-Greg Rilat.
Final ASCS Coastal Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Michael Dupuy 2,300, 2. Michael Herrington 2,194, 3. Shane Morgan 2,032, 4. Todd Fayard 2,024, 5. Robert Casada 1,873, 6. Hunter Phillips 1,702, 7. Lane Whittington 1,617, 8. Chris Sweeney 1,560, 9. Timmy Thrash 1,518, 10. David Kountz 1,101.
Final ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Brandon Berryman 1,930, 2. Skip Wilson 1,920, 3. Gary Watson 1,900, 4. Chris Sweeney 1,862, 5. Tommy Bryant 1,826, 6. Greg Rilat 1,804, 7. Ray Allen Kulhanek 1,682, 8. Kathryne Minter 1,550, 9. Brad Stokes 1,416, 10. Jimmy Brooks 1,415.