Dupuy Takes ASCS Gulf South Win at HRP BAYTOWN, Texas (June 21, 2008) -- Louisiana's Michael Dupuy snared his first feature win of the year by topping Saturday night's 25-lap American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region ...
Dupuy Takes ASCS Gulf South Win at HRP
BAYTOWN, Texas (June 21, 2008) -- Louisiana's Michael Dupuy snared his first feature win of the year by topping Saturday night's 25-lap American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region feature at Houston Raceway Park.
In just his second series start of the season, the reigning ASCS Coastal Region champion avoided feature carnage that included at least a half dozen flips before taking the checkered flag aboard his Diamond-powered Smitty's Supply No. 4s Maxim.
Dupuy was chased to the stripe by rookie shoe Michael McNeil, with Scottie McDonald, 17th-starter Skip Wilson and Brandon Corn rounding out the top five. Greg Rilat was sixth, with Brandon Berryman, Bruce Crockett, Channin Tankersley and Travis Elliott completing the top ten.
Current series points leader Chris Sweeney, Rick Behr, Travis Knighton and Gary Watson each got upside down in separate attempts to start the feature event. There were no injuries.
Travis Rilat, Jimmy Brooks, Crockett and Tankersley topped heat race action for the 31-car field, with Skip Wilson winning the "B" Main.JRilat blew an engine in the feature while Tankersley flipped while making a bid for the lead in the feature.
American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region Results from Houston Raceway Park:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 29-Travis Rilat, 2. 30x-Bean Elliott, 3. 74-Brandon Corn, 4. 15T-Travis Elliott, 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 6. 85-Jerry Bell, 7. 37-Tracy Cearley, 8. 23-Darryl Wills.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 2. 4s-Michael Dupuy, 3. 21T-Tommy Bryant, 4. 3-Gary Watson, 5. 70-Anthony Reaves, 6. 11m-Brandon Moseley, 7. 49-Todd Johnson. DNS: 65-Skip Wilson.
Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 8b-Bruce Crockett, 2. 11F-Darrell Fletcher, 3. 61-Travis Knighton, 4. 31-Brandon Berryman, 5. 35-Greg Rilat, 6. 19-Klint Angelette, 7. 17c-Greg Coleman. DNS: 20-Terry Monroe.
Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 71-Channin Tankersley, 2. 88-Scottie McDonald, 3. 80-Michael McNeil, 4. 93-Chris Sweeney, 5. 1-Rick Behr, 6. d20-David Noker, 7. 28-Richard Cooper.
"B" Feature (12 Laps): 1. 65-Skip Wilson, 2. 1-Rick Behr, 3. 70-Anthony Reaves, 4. 28-Richard Cooper, 5. 19-Klint Angelette, 6. 37-Tracy Cearley, 7. 17c-Greg Coleman, 8. 85-Jerry Bell, 9. 11m-Brandon Moseley, 12. d20-David Noker (disqualified). DNS: 49-Todd Johnson, 23-Darryl Wills, 20-Terry Monroe.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 4s-Michael Dupuy, 2. 80-Michael McNeil, 3. 88-Scottie McDonald, 4. 65-Skip Wilson, 5. 74-Brandon Corn, 6. 35-Greg Rilat, 7. 31-Brandon Berryman, 8. 8b-Bruce Crockett, 9. 71-Channin Tankersley, 10. 15T-Travis Elliott, 11. 70-Anthony Reaves, 12. 29-Travis Rilat, 13. 30x-Bean Elliott, 14. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15. 19-Klint Angelette, 16. 11F-Darrell Fletcher, 17. 61-Travis Knighton, 18. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 19. 3-Gary Watson, 20. 1-Rick Behr, 21. 28-Richard Cooper, 22. 37-Tracy Cearley, 23. 93-Chris Sweeney, 24. 21T-Tommy Bryant.
ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Chris Sweeney 1,504, 2. Greg Rilat 1,470, 3. Gary Watson 1,448, 4. (tie) Brandon Berryman and Channin Tankersley 1,440, 6. Brandon Corn 1,361, 7. Travis Elliott 1,355, 8. Tommy Bryant 1,349, 9. Terry Monroe 1,238, 10. Travis Knighton 1,128.