KNOXVILLE, IOWA (May 12, 2003) - Texan Travis Rilat of Forney appears to be the lone star of the early season on the 2003 'Road to the Brodix Tournament of Champions'. Rilat, the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national tour point leader, has...
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (May 12, 2003) - Texan Travis Rilat of Forney appears to be the lone star of the early season on the 2003 'Road to the Brodix Tournament of Champions'. Rilat, the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national tour point leader, has four wins in various regional and national ASCS events leading up to the August 10th $4,000-to-win invitational event at the Knoxville Raceway. The Brodix Tournament of Champions (ToC), which is part of the $2,500-to-win Auto Trader Southern Iowa SprintWeek, will feature the top 360-cubic-inch sprint car drivers from a record fifteen sanctioning bodies competing under one common set of rules utilizing the Brodix ASCS spec head.
Rilat, who finished second to Josh Higday in last year's ToC, is expected to be a contender for the 2003 "Mr. Sprint Car" SprintWeek title as he is also eligible to compete in the August 15th Kele World Challenge at Knoxville as a result of his 'off-season' sprint car racing at the Springs Speedway in Auckland, New Zealand. And he will be a threat to defend his non-winged $30,000-to-win Ultimate Challenge win at the Oskaloosa track on August 12th, also part of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek competition, August 9-16.
Already entered in the ToC are Darren Long of the Sprints On Dirt (SOD), Johnny Anderson of the host Knoxville Raceway, and Jake Peters of the WISSOTA Promoters Association. Long has entered Yoder's Maxim/Campbell sprinter, while Anderson will be in the Jack Anderson-owned B&B Hardwood Floors Eagle/McCuen machine. Peters will wheel his own Folkens Brothers Trucking Wolfweld/Burch sprint car. Drivers must enter the Brodix ToC and have competed in a minimum of sixty-percent of their sanction's events by August 1st in order to even be eligible to compete at Knoxville. A maximum of ten invitations will then be issued from each affiliate's point standings, in order, from the point leader on down.
The fifteen participating sanctions are: American Outlaw Action Series (AOAS), American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), ASCS-Gulf South, ASCS-Rocky Mountain, ASCS-Sooner, Empire Super Sprints (ESS), Eagle Sprint Touring Series (ESTS), Knoxville Raceway (KNOX), Montana Sprint Tour (MST), Northern Sprint Tour (NST), Sprint Invaders Association (SIA), Sprints On Dirt (SOD), United Racing Club (URC), WISSOTA Promoters Association (WISSOTA), and Winged Outlaw Warriors (WOW).
The current entry list for the Brodix Tournament of Champions is as follows:
1. 7 Darren Long Elida, OH SOD Maxim/Campbell
2. 7A Johnny Anderson Indianola, IA KNOX Eagle/McCuen
3. 57X Jake Peters Luverne, MN WISSOTA Wolfweld/Burch