Berryman Gets Back To Victory Lane
BEAUMONT, Texas — Brandon Berryman found his way back to Smiley’s Racing Products ASCS Gulf South victory lane with a last-corner move around Travis Rilat to win Friday night’s 25-lap event at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park.
Shut out of victory lane over 32 Gulf South events dating back to May of 2010, the two-time series champion rallied from the lucky 13th starting position to snare his first Gulf South win of the year and ninth of his career aboard the Shark-powered Baytown Ford No. 31 Eagle.
While Berryman started the feature seven rows deep, pole starter Greg Rilat paced the initial 17 circuits before surrendering the point to his son Travis Rilat, who worked forward from the 10th starting position.
Berryman, who cracked the top five by the tenth round and then followed the younger Rilat around G. Rilat on the lap 18 restart, ultimately got a run on T. Rilat in the final pair of corners to deny him a third Regional win on the year.
Berryman beat T. Rilat to the stripe with G. Rilat in the show position. Chris Sweeney was fourth, with Gary Watson rounding out the top five.
Brandon Berryman, Travis Rilat, Greg Rilat, Chris Sweeney, Gary Watson, Michael McNeil, Tommy Bryant, Klint Angelette, Scottie McDonald, Beau Smith, Larry Howery, Wes Miller, Terry Monroe, Johnny Brown, Darryl Wills, Brandie Jass, Channin Tankersley, George White, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Greg Nowell.