Rilat Romps To Texas State Title

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Travis Rilat topped the Texas State Championship at Battleground Speedway Saturday night. (RonSkinnerphotos.com photo)
Travis Rilat topped the Texas State Championship at Battleground Speedway Saturday night. (RonSkinnerphotos.com photo)

BEAUMONT, Texas — On a track that was described as “ Scary Fast,” Travis Rilat kept his cool and found his way to victory in the $3,000-to-win seventh annual Texas State Championships at Battleground Speedway Saturday night.

Lapping up to eighth out of the 24 cars that took the green flag with the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region, Rilat put his ShoptheBoss.com No. 29 in the lead following a lap-one restart that saw Harry Yerrington flipping wildly down the back straight.

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.

The finish:

Travis Rilat, Aaron Reutzel, Ray Allen Kulhanek, J.J. Simmons, Travis Elliott, Tommy Bryant, Brandon Berryman, Larry Howery, Scottie McDonald, Michael McNeil, Klint Angelette, John Pate, Beau Smith, Wes Miller, Andrew VanBlarcum, Bruce Griffith Jr., Roger Oakes, Logan Bledsoe, Chris Coker, Channin Tankersley, Greg Rilat, Harry Yerrington, Brandie Jass, Jimmy Brooks.

 

 

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