Dupuy Does It in ASCS Gulf South Finale MAGNOLIA, Miss. (October 14, 2006) -- It had been more than four years since Michael Dupuy had visited victory lane in American Sprint Car Series competition, but that changed on...
Dupuy Does It in ASCS Gulf South Finale
MAGNOLIA, Miss. (October 14, 2006) -- It had been more than four years since Michael Dupuy had visited victory lane in American Sprint Car Series competition, but that changed on Saturday night as he romped to victory lane in the 25-lap ASCS Gulf South Region season finale at Pike County Speedway.
Filling in for Todd Fayard aboard the Kriner-powered Seamless One No. 2 Schnee, the 2002 ASCS National Tour muscled into the lead in the early going and paced the field throughout, weathering several cautions along the way.
Shane Morgan gave chase throughout, settling for runner-up honors at the stripe. Channin Tankersley claimed third, with Brandon Berryman and Dewayne Prince rounding out the top five.
Greg Rilat snared sixth, with Lane Whittington earning Hard Charger honors by racing from 23rd to seventh. Robert Casada, Herman Carrier and Terry Gray completed the top ten.
Gary Watson claimed the ASCS Gulf South Region championship with a 15th-place showing. Watson and Gray were dicing for fifth on the 17th round when they tangled entering turn one, with both spinning. Watson was done for the night, while Gray returned to salvage a top ten finish.
Watson, Tankersley and Morgan topped heat race action.
ASCS Gulf South Region Results:
First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 3-Gary Watson, 2. 16-Dewayne Prince, 3. 20-Richard Holt, 4. k9-Robert Casada, 5. 44-Seavy Clemons, 6. 3f-Cary Farmer, 7. 67-Felix Austin, 8. 16-Mo Bouroux.
Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 71-Channin Tankersley, 2. 31-Brandon Berryman, 3. 12m-Tommy Bryant, 4. 7-Michael Herrington, 5. 83-Herman Carrier, 6. 22-Mark Roth, 7. 17m-Adam Mooneyham. DNS: 9-Lane Whittington.
Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 01-Shane Morgan, 2. 2-Michael Dupuy, 3. 17n-Philip Faulkner, 4. 10-Terry Gray, 5. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 6. 35-Greg Rilat, 7. 10-Larry Hartwell. DNS: 9c-Michael Miller.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2-Michael Dupuy, 2. 01-Shane Morgan, 3. 71-Channin Tankersley, 4. 31-Brandon Berryman, 5. 16-Dewayne Prince, 6. 35-Greg Rilat, 7. 9-Lane Whittington, 8. k9-Robert Casada, 9. 83-Herman Carrier, 10. 10-Terry Gray, 11. 44-Seavy Clemons, 12. 20-Richard Holt, 13. 3f-Cary Farmer, 14. 16-Mo Bouroux, 15. 3-Gary Watson, 16. 7-Michael Herrington, 17. 22-Mark Roth, 18. 17m-Adam Mooneyham, 19. 67-Felix Austin, 20. 12m-Tommy Bryant, 21. 17n-Philip Faulkner, 22. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 23. 10-Larry Hartwell. DNS: 9c-Michael Miller.
ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Gary Watson 2,568, 2. Greg Rilat 2,536, 3. Ray Allen Kulhanek 2,417, 4. Lane Whittington 2,351, 5. Larry Hartwell 2,169, 6. Richard Holt 2,050, 7. Kent Lewis, Jr. 1,956, 8. Brandon Berryman 1,716, 9. Tommy Bryant 1,475, 10. Skip Wilson 1,446.