Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (February 8,
2017) – Another full season of racing is about to fire off for
Aaron Reutzel as the Clute, TX, racer is set to take on the All
Star Circuit of Champions in this weekend’s trio of events at
Ocala, Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park.
While Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy
Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team set
sights on a second Lucas Oil ASCS National Championship in three
years after capturing the 2015 title, a full dose of Florida
action is on tap first as Reutzel embarks on an ambitious
schedule of more than 80 events.
“We’ve always got around there pretty
good, we just haven’t always had the greatest luck,” Reutzel
relates. “We won an ASCS race there a couple
of years ago and were leading one All Star race when we had
engine problems. Hopefully we can have a
little luck on our side and get 2017 off to a good start.”
Following this weekend’s All Star Circuit
of Champions triple, action shifts to Barberville’s Volusia
Speedway Park for five nights of Winter Nationals competition on
February 15-19 including the opening three nights of World of
Outlaws action before shifting to Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park
for the $10,000-to-win “King of 360’s” Ronald Laney Memorial on
Another pair of World of Outlaws weekends
in Texas and Las Vegas will then await the Wren
Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team before the Lucas
Oil ASCS National Tour campaign swings into action at Devil’s
Bowl Speedway near Dallas, TX, on March 17-18.
While Reutzel and the Nattress
Construction/Wings Unlimited team fire into action after a 2016
season that included eight overall feature wins, Reutzel has
already seen some on-track action in 2017 with last month’s 31st
Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at the Tulsa Expo Raceway.
“It was a last minute deal,” Reutzel said
of the pairing aboard Tyson Hall’s Midget, whom he formerly
competed against in the Micro Sprint Car ranks.
Reutzel made the most of his first full
Midget outing after his rookie Chili Bowl effort in 2016 was
plagued by mechanical problems.
This time, Reutzel took on a field of more
than 90 entries in the Tuesday, January 10, Chili Bowl qualifier
and raced from 18th to 12th in the “A”
Main after topping one of the twin “B” Mains.
Among the field of 365 entries, Reutzel raced from a Chili Bowl
“C” Main in the Saturday championship finale and then had a
transfer position within sight in “B” Main action before getting
collected in a late tangle.
“When we got up to ninth, I really thought
we had a shot of making it to the feature,” Reutzel said.
“For a last-minute deal, it went really well.”
Now, Reutzel and the Wright Way
Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration team are set to take on
the All Stars at Ocala. The uniquely-shaped
track is one that Reutzel has enjoyed success at before with
some strong 410-ci outings to go along with an ASCS triumph in
He’ll try to add to the win column
beginning on Thursday night.
2017 Quick Stats:
2 races (2016 stats: 99 races, 8 wins, 33 top-fives, 50
All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala,
FL, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 9-11.
Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including
schedule and results at
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