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Dupont rolls at Arcade for first career victory

May 16, 2009, 7:51 am
By Chris Zuver
Northern Tier United Late Model Series

DELEVAN, N.Y. (May 15) — Starting on the pole and outrunning his fellow front-row starter after a mid-race caution, Jason Dupont of Cyclone, Pa., grabbed a 30-lap Northern Tier United Late Model Series victory at Arcade International Raceway, his first career Super Late Model victory. Dupont, who chased Mike Knight of Ripley, N.Y., the first half of the race, pulled away after a lap-14 yellow for the $2,100 victory in front of a large crowd.

Bob Close of Eldred, Pa., overtook Knight with four laps remaining to finish second while Knight, Bump Hedman of Sugar Grove, Pa., and former track champion Ed Carley of Freedom, N.Y., rounded out the top five.

Notes: Dupont's Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Northern Tier Water Truck and Excavating Services, Keane Drilling, S. Dunn Inc, Hutch’s Enterprises, Cottage House and Highlander Energy. ... The first yellow appeared on the night lap for Jeff Dayman and Dave Norton Sr. ... Norton slowed on the 14th lap for the second and final caution. ... Al Brewer, who won the emod feature before the ULMS event, was eighth. ... Ron Baker scratched for the night after his car's rear end broke in hot laps. ... ULMS competitors return to action May 31 at Tri-City Speedway in Franklin, Pa.

ULMS @ Arcade: (1) Jason Dupont, (2) Bob Close, (3) Mike Knight, (4) Bump Hedman, (5) Ed Carley, (6) Brent Rhebergen, (7) Dick Barton, (8) Al Brewer, (9) Dave Hess Jr., (10) Boom Briggs, (11) Jeff Dayman, (12) Darrell Bossard, (13) Dave Norton Sr. Heat race winners (among 14 cars): Hedman, Hess.

Northern Tier ULMS points

(Through May 15)
1. Bob Close - 117
2. Dave Hess - 114
3. Brent Rhebergen - 96
4. Jason Dupont - 95
5. Mike Blose - 87
6. Boom Briggs -85
7. Dave Norton - 65
8. Jeff Hoffman - 62
9. Mike Knight - 54
10. Ed Carley - 49
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