Rilat - New Zealand notes 2003-02-13

Rilat wins thriller in New Zealand. from www.springsspeedway.co.nz - If you thought the sprintcar action at Springs Speedway this year has been lacking that special something seen in the past then guess what ... you just found it. With the ...

Rilat wins thriller in New Zealand.

from www.springsspeedway.co.nz - If you thought the sprintcar action at Springs Speedway this year has been lacking that special something seen in the past then guess what ... you just found it.

With the visiting American and Australian drivers in town the sprint car action took a step up to the next level providing some of the best action seen this year. The night got off to a slow start with the high horsepower machines not taking to the slippery track condition in race one.

By the time the Sprintcar Super rolled out it was a different story all together. The international stars gave the local boys a driving lesson sweeping the top three spots leaving Philip Game to lead home the kiwi charge in fourth. Rilat made an impressive appearance as he took from twelfth position in the Sprint Super 12 dash to win the event.

Rilat again came out firing in the main event but was briefly challenged by Gary Brazier who showed the Springs Speedway crowd just how he became 2AUS just a few weeks ago but Rilat showed the Aussie's how it is done in Texas.

Brazier got the jump at the start of the feature and lead the field for the opening two laps until Rilat took control on lap three and was never headed. After numerous stoppages the pair battled through the lap traffic ending up side by side with just two laps remaining.

After tearing the lap traffic apart they took the white flag splitting a lap car in a drag race for turn one. Lap traffic again came into play this time working in Rilat's favor giving him the win. Brazier came home second with fellow countryman Nathan McDonald third.

Leading the kiwi charge was one again Philip Game with Tommy Rusher filling the top five spots.

-lw-

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