Rilat Keeps Rollin' with ASCS Gulf South Gator Win WILLIS, Tex. (October 8, 2005) -- Travis Rilat continued his recent hot streak by topping Saturday night's 25-lap Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car Series ...
Rilat Keeps Rollin' with ASCS Gulf South Gator Win
WILLIS, Tex. (October 8, 2005) -- Travis Rilat continued his recent hot streak by topping Saturday night's 25-lap Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region feature at Gator Motorplex.
Rilat outdueled Jason Johnson to snare his fifth feature win in his last seven outings aboard the Motor Mike-powered F&J Construction/Haulmark Trailers No. 29 Maxim.
While Johnson started from the pole, it was outside front row starter Kent Lewis, Jr., gunning into the early lead. Lewis paced the opening four rounds before Johnson took command, with fifth-starter Rilat entering the lead mix soon after.
Johnson and Rilat battled for the lead for several rounds before lapped traffic worked to Rilat's advantage on the 11th lap. Johnson had one more shot following a late caution, but Rilat was up to the task and took the checkered flag with a four car-length advantage.
Johnson settled for second, with Lewis taking the show position. Current series point leader Ray Allen Kulhanek crossed the stripe fourth, with Gary Watson rounding out the top five. Completing the top ten were 16th-starter Scottie McDonald, Greg Rilat, Terry Monroe, Lane Whittington and Jamie Will.
Lewis, Johnson, Rilat and Whittington topped heat race action for the 32-car field, with Tracy Knighton and McDonald splitting victory honors in the twin "B" Mains.
First Heat: 1. Kent Lewis, Jr., 2. Gary Watson, 3. Jamie Will, 4. Tracy Knighton, 5. Bruce Crockett, 6. Ty Johnson, 7. Harry Yerrington, 8. Tim Jones.
Second Heat: 1. Jason Johnson, 2. Greg Rilat, 3. Kent Lewis, Sr., 4. Richard Holt, 5. Rick Schallert, 6. Jimmy Brooks, 7. Larry Howery, 8. Larry Hartwell.
Third Heat: 1. Travis Rilat, 2. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 3. Conner Lee Tankersley, 4. Trey Schmidt, 5. Billy Crockett, 6. Charlie McDonald, 7. Keith Boone, 8. A.J. Weaver.
Fourth Heat: 1. Lane Whittington, 2. Terry Monroe, 3. Ray Allen Kulhanek, 4. Skip Wilson, 5. Scottie McDonald, 6. Greg Coleman, 7. Bo Alexander, 8. Troy Padgett.
First B Feature: 1. Tracy Knighton, 2. Bruce Crockett, 3. Rick Schallert, 4. Harry Yerrington, 5. Tim Jones, 6. Keith Boone, 7. Ty Johnson, 8. Charlie McDonald. DNS: A.J. Weaver.
Second B Feature: 1. Scottie McDonald, 2. Skip Wilson, 3. Greg Coleman, 4. Troy Padgett, 5. Bo Alexander, 6. Billy Crockett, 7. Larry Howery.JDNS: Jimmy Brooks, Larry Hartwell.
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Travis Rilat, 2. Jason Johnson, 3. Kent Lewis, Jr., 4. Ray Allen Kulhanek, 5. Gary Watson, 6. Scottie McDonald, 7. Greg Rilat, 8. Terry Monroe, 9. Lane Whittington, 10. Jamie Will, 11. Conner Lee Tankersley, 12. Skip Wilson, 13. Greg Coleman, 14. Bruce Crockett, 15. Richard Holt, 16. Trey Schmidt, 17. Tracy Knighton, 18. Kent Lewis, Sr., 19. Rick Schallert, 20. Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Ray Allen Kulhanek 2,465, 2. Greg Rilat 2,348, 3. Lane Whittington 2,346, 4. Scottie McDonald 2,257, 5. Stephen Chevallier 2,215, 6. Richard Holt 2,190, 7. Larry Hartwell 1,872, 8. Greg Coleman 1,865, 9. Terry Monroe 1,704, 10. Darryl Wills 1,695.