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Travis Rilat Smokes Battleground Field

Bryan Hulbert – Beaumont, Texas (September 22, 2012) On a track that was described as “Fast. Scary Fast” Travis Rilat kept his cool and found his way to victory in the $3,000 to win 7th annual Texas State Championships at Beaumont’s Battleground Speedway this past Saturday night.

Lapping up to eighth out of the twenty-four cars that took the green flag with the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region, Rilat put his No. 29 in the lead following a lap one restart that saw Harry Yerrington flipping wildly down the back straight. He escaped without injury.

A pair of cautions and another red flag during the feature still saw the No. 29 uncontested the rest of the way. Rilat was followed by Aaron Reutzel, Ray Allen Kulhanek, J.J. Simmons, and Travis Elliot in the top five. Tommy Bryant claimed sixth with Brandon Berryman clawing his way from seventeenth to seventh. Larry Howery, Scottie McDonald, and Michael McNeil completed the top ten.

Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region
Battleground Speedway – Beaumont, Texas
September 22, 2012

Car Count: 24

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 29-Travis Rilat; 2. 66-J.J. Simmons; 3. 0-Channin Tankersley; 4. 69-Larry Howery; 5. 02-Harry Yerrington; 6. 52-Roger Oakes; 7. 17-Bruce Griffith Jr; 8. 5-Jimmy Brooks

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Wes Miller; 2. 28-Tommy Bryant; 3. 88-Scottie McDonald; 4. 36-John Pate; 5. 19-Klint Angelette; 6. 35-Greg Rilat; 7. 15-Andrew VanBlarcum; DNS 12-Logan Bledsoe

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 2. 17R-Aaron Reutzel; 3. 51-Beau Smith; 4. 15T-Travis Elliott; 5. 25M-Michael McNeil; 6. 5C-Chris Coker; 7. 31-Brandon Berryman; DNF 24-Brandie Jass

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 29-Travis Rilat; 2. 17R-Aaron Reutzel; 3. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 4. 66-J.J. Simmons; 5. 15T-Travis Elliott; 6. 28-Tommy Bryant; 7. 31-Brandon Berryman; 8. 69-Larry Howery; 9. 88-Scottie McDonald; 10. 25M-Michael McNeil; 11. 19-Klint Angelette; 12. 36-John Pate; 13. 51-Beau Smith; 14. 2-Wes Miller; 15. 15-Andrew VanBlarcum; 16. 17-Bruce Griffith Jr; DNF 52-Roger Oakes; DNF 12-Logan Bledsoe; DNF 5C-Chris Coker; DNF 0-Channin Tankersley; DNF 35-Greg Rilat; DNF 02-Harry Yerrington; DNS 24-Brandie Jass; DNS 5-Jimmy Brooks

Photo Credit: Craig Johnson