West Texas weekend preview

O'Reilly ASCS star Rilat carries hot hand into West Texas weekend. TULSA, Okla. (May 12, 2003) - Travis Rilat is on a roll entering this weekend's O'Reilly American Sprint Car Series National Tour events presented by Love's Travel Stops &...

O'Reilly ASCS star Rilat carries hot hand into West Texas weekend.

TULSA, Okla. (May 12, 2003) - Travis Rilat is on a roll entering this weekend's O'Reilly American Sprint Car Series National Tour events presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores and United Trailers at Lubbock's Tech Motor Speedway on Friday night and Amarillo's Route 66 Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

While the Texas City, TX, native, who now calls Forney, TX, home, has been on a tear by winning three of the last four O'Reilly ASCS National events along with this past weekend's ASCS Sooner Region non-wing victory, he still enters the weekend with only a two-point lead over Darren Stewart of Bixby, OK, who has finished outside the top five only once through the first six events of 2003.

2001 ASCS National champion Zach Chappell of Talala, OK, is not far behind the lead duo of Rilat and Stewart, currently ranked third in points, just thirty points out of the lead. Cody Branchcomb, last year's ASCS Brodix National Rookie of the Year, is ranked fourth, with Toby Brown of Carthage, MO, rounding out the current top five.

Shane Stewart will be among the other leading contenders on hand this weekend, while Gary Wright hopes to be back in competition pending the acquisition of a new hauler following this past weekend's traffic accident.

In conjunction with this weekend's racing action, Amarillo's Derek Drown will meet with fans and have his car on display at the Love's Travel Stop at I-27 and Hollywood Road (I-27 Exit 116) in Amarillo, TX, on Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The 2003 O'Reilly Auto Parts American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores and United Trailers features approximately 50 nights of racing at 25 different tracks throughout Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Including the Regional events throughout the Gulf South, Sooner and Rocky Mountain Regions, the American Sprint Car Series will present close to 100 nights of racing at nearly 50 different tracks in fourteen states.

Tech Motor Speedway is located south of Lubbock on US 87 to FM 1585, then east to Frontage Road, then 0.3 miles north, then east. For additional information, contact the track at 806-748-5074.

Amarillo's Route 66 Motor Speedway is located 1.5 miles south of I-40 Exit 75 (Lakeside Drive). For additional information, contact the track at 806-335-3478.

More information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Darren Stewart , Cody Branchcomb , Shane Stewart , Travis Rilat