Rilat Routs ASCS Gulf South at Thunder Valley UNION HILL, Lou. (September 3, 2005) - Travis Rilat took quick advantage of an early caution period en route to racing to a convincing victory in Saturday night's 25-lap Love's Travel Stops & Country...
Rilat Routs ASCS Gulf South at Thunder Valley
UNION HILL, Lou. (September 3, 2005) - Travis Rilat took quick advantage of an early caution period en route to racing to a convincing victory in Saturday night's 25-lap Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region feature at Thunder Valley Speedway.
Polesitter Lane Whittington outgunned fellow front row starter Scottie McDonald for the point at the drop of the green flag and paced the opening six rounds before a caution flew for a Ty Johnson spin.
Rilat, who had charged past McDonald for second on the opening round after starting third, made quick work of Whittington on the ensuing restart. Rilat blasted into the lead on the eighth lap then charged to the checkered flag unabated aboard the F&J Construction/Haulmark Trailers No. 29 Maxim.
Whittington held second to the line, with McDonald, Darryl Wills and defending series champion Jerry Bell rounding out the top five. Completing the top ten were Skip Wilson, current point leader Ray Allen Kulhanek, Greg Rilat, Gary Watson and Brad Stokes.
Scottie McDonald, Travis Rilat and Jerry Bell topped heat race action.
Heat Winners: Scottie McDonald, Travis Rilat, Jerry Bell.
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Travis Rilat, 2. Lane Whittington, 3. Scottie McDonald, 4. Darryl Wills, 5. Jerry Bell, 6. Skip Wilson, 7. Ray Allen Kulhanek, 8. Greg Rilat, 9. Gary Watson, 10. Brad Stokes, 11. Jimmy Brooks, 12. Richard Holt, 13. Greg Coleman, 14. Josh Lofton, 15. Larry Howery, 16. Terry Monroe, 17. Ty Johnson, 18. Larry Hartwell, 19. Stephen Chevallier.
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Ray Allen Kulhanek 2,181, 2. Stephen Chevallier 2,085, 3. Lane Whittington 2,076, 4. Greg Rilat 2,058, 5. Scottie McDonald 1,979, 6. Richard Holt 1,942, 7. Larry Hartwell 1,677, 8. David Kulhanek 1,629, 9. Greg Coleman 1,619, 10. Chris Sweeney 1,588.