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‘Mr. Prelim Night’ lives up to name at Summer Nationals

Travis Rilat took home the preliminary night A-main win at Summer Nationals on Friday, July 24, at Skagit Speedway, living up to the self-proclaimed moniker — “Mr. Prelim Night.”

“Winning these prelim nights is fun, especially from 12th but it’s that final night win we want,” said a joyous Rilat in victory lane.

Rilat methodically worked his way forward before some late-race cautions allowed him to catch leader Justin Youngquist on lap 28. Youngquist finished second and Cam Smith took third.

However, it’s the points that matter for positioning on the final night and behind Rilat sits Seth Bergman and Trey Starks.

The final night took place Saturday, July 25.