Travis & Philo Motorsports Open Season with a Top 5 & Top 10
Bowling Green, OH (April 10, 2019) – Travis Philo and the Philo Motorsports team kicked off their ‘19 season with a top 5 and top 10 run in the 2-day race weekend this past Saturday & Sunday. The Interior Supply & Columbus Equipment backed No. 5T had to contend with a stout field of cars at both Attica Raceway Park and Waynesfield Raceway Park.
Travis & the Philo Motorsports team picked up right where they left off in 2018 showing speed right out of the box, qualifying 2nd overall both nights. This would line the Control Design Solutions & Tire-Slick backed No. 5T in the 3rd position in heat race #1 and was able to pick up the heat race victory with ease. The heat race victory would make them eligible for the feature redraw where the team would pull the #3 lining them up inside the 2nd row for the 30 lap feature event. When the green flag flew Travis would find himself in 4th and was able to pass for 3rd 10 laps into the race. As the leaders approached lapped traffic Philo closed in, but made a mistake through turns 3 & 4 with 5 to go and had to settle for a 4th place finish.
On Sunday night at Waynesfield the Philo Motorsports 5T would also line up in 3rd for heat race #1, but was unable to advance any positions and finished 3rd. Because of their strong qualifying effort the Philo Motorsports team again made the redraw, but didn’t have as much luck as the previous night and pulled the #8 pill. Travis battles his way into the top 5 early in the race, but ran off the edge of the banking in turn 2 and dropped back to 10th. On a late race restart Travis was able ti get back to where he started and crossed the finish line in 8th.
“It was great to have a lot of speed early both nights, all of these formats really rely on your qualifying runs and we were able to put ourselves in position to be up front at the end,” said Philo. “I made a few mistakes in both features that set us back a bit, but my guys Keith, Red, and my Dad gave me a great car and we’ll look to improve next week,” continued Travis.
The Philo Motorsports team would like to thank all of their marketing partners for their support this season: Interior Supply, Control Design Solutions, Columbus Equipment Company, Tire-Slick, Banshee Graphics, and Classic Ink USA.