David Ashley wins tune-up for O'Reilly SUPR/MSCCS Challenge
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (June 19, 2004) - David Ashley started mid-pack and worked his way to the front to claim the Late Model feature in a tune-up for next week's O'Reilly Southern United Professional Racing/Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series next Saturday night. Ashley worked his way through the field and past pole sitter Jimmy Noland to take the win. Ashley then had to hold off Chris Wall to take the win. Wall has spent a good part of the season competing in Mississippi but elected to run closer to home this weekend and he held off another Louisiana driver who has been competing on and off in Mississippi this year and that is Phillip Cooper. Cooper finished third ahead of Michael Sibley and Jimmy Noland. Noland earned the pole in the feature after winning the Late Model heat race.
Chris Cassano, Kevin Dupont, and Scotty Covington took the heat wins for UMP. On the start of the feature Scotty Covington took the lead followed by Kevin Dupont. Shane Herbert took over second place and then the lead and sailed to victory followed by Kevin Dupont, Darron Carroll, and Danny Herbert.
Jr Dupont won heat and feature in Super Stock. Dupont led every lap and scored the win. Joey Humphreys spun and was sent to the rear then worked his way up to finish second. Wilson Voisin third, Ken Laferdy fourth and Charles Sibley fifth.
Street Stock heat wins went to Jimmy Stephens and Jason Wilks. Wilks took the early lead followed close by Jimmy Stephens. Jason Jackson was the man on a mission starting in the rear and working his way to third. As the field was coming for the white flag Foster spin off turn four and was black flagged for his second yellow. On the restart Griffin and Jackson spun. Finally they got the last two laps in. Wilks took the win followed by Stephens, Edmonston, and Griffith.
Pure Stock Justin Bowman took the lead on the start till the yellow flew when they had a five car pile up out of four. On the restart Bowman continue to lead with Eric McAllister in tow. Bo Garig moved up and took over second. Garig closed in on Bowman but couldn't stop him from taking the win. Garig had to settle for second, Eric McAllister third, Brian Jarreau fourth and James Harold fifth.
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