Rilat Motors at Motorama to Top ASCS Gulf South Region BEAUMONT, Tex. (April 15, 2005) -- Travis Rilat stormed into the lead on the ninth round en route to topping Friday night's 25-lap Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores ...
Rilat Motors at Motorama to Top ASCS Gulf South Region
BEAUMONT, Tex. (April 15, 2005) -- Travis Rilat stormed into the lead on the ninth round en route to topping Friday night's 25-lap Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores American Sprint Car Series Gulf South Region feature at Motorama Speedway.
Bo Alexander took the lead at the outset and paced the opening eight rounds before Rilat raced into the lead with a turn four pass on the ninth circuit and charged to victory lane aboard the Motor Mike-powered F&J Construction/Haulmark Trailers No. 29 Maxim.
As Rilat cruised out front, a torrid four-car battle for second developed among Alexander, Greg Rilat, Eric Payne and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Hafertepe emerged from the battle to take over the runner-up slot on the 17th round.
Hafertepe chopped Rilat's half straightaway advantage in half over the final rounds but the checkered flew upon the victorious Rilat before he could make a bid for the point. Hafertepe settled for second, with Payne taking the show position. Alexander claimed fourth, with Greg Rilat rounding out the top five.
Chris Sweeney crossed the stripe sixth in front of Tim Rock, 15th-starter Stephen Chevallier and 18th-starter Tommy Bryant, with Ray Allen Kulhanek recovering from an early spin to complete the top ten.
Travis Rilat, Greg Rilat, Alexander and Rock topped heat race action for Friday night's 31-car field, with Chevallier and Kulhanek winning the twin "B" Mains.
Heat Winners: Travis Rilat, Greg Rilat, Bo Alexander, Tim Rock.
First B Feature: 1. Stephen Chevallier, 2. Kent Lewis, Jr., 3. Greg Coleman, 4. Larry Hartwell, 5. David Forbis, 6. James Cooper, 7. Rick Whatley. DNS: Brad Stokes, Kent Lewis, Sr.
Second B Feature: 1. Eric Payne, 2. Tommy Bryant, 3. Darryl Wills, 4. Jimmy Brooks, 5. Bruce Crockett, 6. Ty Johnson. DNS: Rod Craddock, Tracy Knighton.
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Travis Rilat, 2. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 3. Eric Payne, 4. Bo Alexander, 5. Greg Rilat, 6. Chris Sweeney, 7. Tim Rock, 8. Stephen Chevallier, 9. Tommy Bryant, 10. Ray Allen Kulhanek, 11. Darryl Wills, 12. David Kulhanek, 13. Greg Coleman, 14. Terry Monroe, 15. Richard Holt, 16. Lane Whittington, 17. Scottie McDonald, 18. Richard Cordray, 19. Kent Lewis, Jr., 20. Rick Behr.
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores ASCS Gulf South Region Points (Top Ten): 1. (tie) Ray Allen Kulhanek and Chris Sweeney 284, 3. (tie) Greg Rilat and Bo Alexander 276, 5. David Kulhanek 274, 6. Stephen Chevallier 272, 7. Darryl Wills 270, 8. (tie) Lane Whittington and Tommy Bryant 262, 10. Scottie McDonald 256.