Whittington Whips ASCS Gulf South at Pike County MAGNOLIA, Miss. (June 17, 2006) -- Lane Whittington posted his first American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region feature win of the season by wiring the field in Saturday night's...
Whittington Whips ASCS Gulf South at Pike County
MAGNOLIA, Miss. (June 17, 2006) -- Lane Whittington posted his first American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region feature win of the season by wiring the field in Saturday night's 25-lap feature at Pike County Speedway.
Whittington outgunned polesitter Chris Sweeney for the point at the drop of the green flag then weathered a wild three-car tangle in the early stages that eliminated Shane Morgan, Jimmy Brooks and Michael Herrington.
Back under way, Brandon Berryman closed to Whittington's rear nerf bar several times before Whittington slipped away in the final rounds to post his second career ASCS Gulf South feature win aboard the Tim's Engines/South Land Trucking Center No. 9 J&J.
Berryman crossed the stripe a half-dozen car-lengths back in second, with defending series champion Ray Allen Kulhanek, Sweeney and current series point leader Greg Rilat rounding out the top five.
The night got off to a wild start when a three-car melee broke out in the opening corner of the first heat race. Larry Hartwell and Darryl Wills both got upside down in the incident, while Michael Dupuy vaulted out of the park. There were no injuries.
ASCS Gulf South Region Results:
First Heat : 1. 93-Chris Sweeney, 2. 9-Lane Whittington, 3. 94c-Stephen Chevallier, 4. 41-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 5. 01-Shane Morgan, 6. 10-Larry Hartwell, 7. 44-Michael Dupuy, 8. 23-Darryl Wills.
Second Heat: 1. 20-Richard Holt, 2. 31-Brandon Berryman, 3. 35-Greg Rilat, 4. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 5. 3-Gary Watson, 6. 21-Butch David, 7. 99-Ray Stevison, 8. 7-Michael Herrington.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 9-Lane Whittington, 2. 31-Brandon Berryman, 3. 41-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 4. 93-Chris Sweeney, 5. 35-Greg Rilat, 6. 21-Butch David, 7. 3-Gary Watson, 8. 20-Richard Holt, 9. 94c-Stephen Chevallier, 10. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 11. 01-Shane Morgan, 12. 7-Michael Herrington, 13. 99-Ray Stevison. DNS: 10-Larry Hartwell, 44-Michael Dupuy, 23-Darryl Wills.
ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Greg Rilat 978, 2. Chris Sweeney 960, 3. Gary Watson 948, 4. Lane Whittington 920, 5. Ray Allen Kulhanek 897, 6. Larry Hartwell 788, 7. Channin Tankersley 752, 8. Jason Johnson 710, 9. Michael Herrington 707, 10. Stephen Chevallier 695.