Southern Iowa Sprintweek update 2002-08-07

Rilat moves to within 3 points of Johnson for Southern Iowa Sprintweek title. Knoxville, Iowa (August 7, 2002) - "Holy Cow!" Those familiar words by National Sprint Car Hall of Fame announcer Jack Miller best describe Travis Rilat's $30,000...

Rilat moves to within 3 points of Johnson for Southern Iowa Sprintweek title.

Knoxville, Iowa (August 7, 2002) - "Holy Cow!" Those familiar words by National Sprint Car Hall of Fame announcer Jack Miller best describe Travis Rilat's $30,000 upset at Oskaloosa's non-wing Ultimate Challenge last night and his subsequent rise to within 3 points of Jason Johnson for the inaugural "Mr. Sprint Car" title after the first five events of the 9-event Southern Iowa SprintWeek. Johnson, of Greenville, Texas, has 141 points and Rilat, of Texas City, Texas, has 138 points.

Southern Iowa SprintWeek continues this evening with the first of twin preliminary nights for the 42nd annual Mopar Parts Knoxville Nationals at the Knoxville Raceway. The Southern Iowa SprintWeek champion will claim the "Mr. Sprint Car" title and pocket $1,500 in bonus money.

The 'top ten' in the current "Mr. Sprint Car" point standings: Jason Johnson 141, Travis Rilat 138, Michael Dupuy 105, Clint Garner 96, Josh Higday 95, Kasey Kahne 91, Ricky Logan 89, Jason Sides 82, Brian Brown 80, David Hesmer 79, Jaymie Moyle 79.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Kasey Kahne , Brian Brown , Jason Sides , Travis Rilat , Jason Johnson , Jack Miller