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Rilat Romps to ASCS Coastal Win at Pike County


Lonnie Wheatley, MAGNOLIA, Miss. (May 5, 2007) – Travis Rilat picked off his first feature win of the season by wiring the field in Saturday night's 25-lap American Sprint Car Series Coastal Region feature at Pike County Speedway.




Starting from the front row outside, Rilat outgunned current series point leader Michael Dupuy for the lead at the drop of the green flag and led throughout aboard the Motor Mike-powered F&J Construction No. 29 Triple-X machine.




Surviving several caution periods over the first half of the race, Rilat took the checkered flag in front of Michael Herrington, who slipped past Terry Gray in the final corner to snare runner-up honors.




Gray, who had taken second from Herrington on the 20th lap, settled for third, with Jimmy Brooks and Lane Whittington rounding out the top five.




Brian Dyar crossed the stripe sixth, with Brandon Berryman charging from 15th to seventh. Chris Sweeney, Robert Casada and Terry Vidrine completed the top ten.




After being collected by a lapped car just six laps into the feature event, Dupuy rebounded to finish eleventh and maintained his series point lead in a substitute machine with his regular ride sidelined with engine problems.




Dupuy, Herrington and Whittington topped heat race action.




ASCS Coastal Region Results from Pike County Speedway:




Heat One: 1. 29m-Michael Dupuy, 2. 10-Terry Gray, 3. k9-Robert Casada, 4. 93-Chris Sweeney, 5. 31-Brandon Berryman, 6. 12-Rusty Sanford, 7. 1h-Tommy Hall, 8. 15-Justin McKenzie.




Heat Two: 1. 7-Michael Herrington, 2. 23-Brian Dyar, 3. 68-Terry Vidrine, 4. 09-Timmy Thrash, 5. 2-Todd Fayard, 6. 32-Hunter Phillips, 7. 21T-Kent Lewis, Jr., 8. 44-Larry Todd.




Heat Three: 1. 9-Lane Whittington, 2. 29-Travis Rilat, 3. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 4. 11-Kelly Angelette, 5. 01-Shane Morgan, 6. 52-Roger Oakes, 7. 00-Matt Reed, 8. 69-Ed Lee.




Pole Dash (5 Laps): 1. 29m-Michael Dupuy, 2. 29-Travis Rilat, 3. 10-Terry Gray, 4. 7-Michael Herrington, 5. 9-Lane Whittington, 6. 23-Brian Dyar.




“A†Feature (25 Laps): 1. 29-Travis Rilat, 2. 7-Michael Herrington, 3. 10-Terry Gray, 4. 51-Jimmy Brooks, 5. 9-Lane Whittington, 6. 23-Brian Dyar, 7. 31-Brandon Berryman, 8. 93-Chris Sweeney, 9. k9-Robert Casada, 10. 68-Terry Vidrine, 11. 29m-Micheal Dupuy, 12. 09-Timmy Thrash, 13. 21T-Kent Lewis, Jr., 14. 11-Kelly Angelette, 15. 01-Shane Morgan, 16. 2-Todd Fayard, 17. 32-Hunter Phillips, 18. 15-Justin McKenzie, 19. 44-Larry Todd, 20. 00-Matt Reed, 21. 12-Rusty Sanford, 22. 52-Roger Oakes, 23. 1h-Tommy Hall, 24. 69-Ed Lee.




ASCS Coastal Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Michael Dupuy 696, 2. Michael Herrington 680, 3. Robert Casada 666, 4. Chris Sweeney 650, 5. Todd Fayard 630, 6. Shane Morgan 622, 7. Timmy Thrash 620, 8. Lane Whittington 475, 9. Travis Rilat 440, 10. Hunter Phillips 431

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