Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas
(February 27, 2018) – Several months of hard work and
preparation will finally come to fruition as Aaron
Reutzel and the newly-formed Baughman-Reutzel
Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car debuts with this week’s
pair of World of Outlaws events at The Dirt Track at Las
Vegas on Wednesday and Thursday.
After taking in Nevada’s Sin City
double for the third year in a row for the Clute, TX,
racer, the Folken Brothers Tucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole
Revolution team moves on to California’s Perris Motor
Speedway on Saturday night before taking in the entirety
of the World of Outlaws California swing over the next
It marks the kickoff of an
ambitious 2018 slate of events for the Precision
Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment
team that includes the pursuit of the All Star Circuit
of Champions title along with a healthy portion of the
World of Outlaws slates. It’s a
season that will encompass more than 80 nights of
“I’m beyond excited for this
year,” the past Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion
comments. “This is a big opportunity,
hopefully we can make the best of it.”
Plans had originally called for
the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions
team to debut during last weekend’s World of Outlaws
pair of events in Texas. However,
Mother Nature had other ideas in mind with both falling
victim to inclement weather.
“With Josh (Baughman) and I both
being from Texas, it would have been perfect to start
with the new team in Texas,” Reutzel says.
“This all came together pretty late, we’ve been
working hard to get everything ready.
We’re excited to finally get on the track this week in
After Las Vegas, the balance of
the month of March will be spent with the World of
Outlaws in California before All Star Circuit of
Champions action kicks off at Ohio’s Atomic Speedway on
While several of the California
venues will be new territory for Reutzel, he has tasted
past success at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway with a
lucrative Peter Murphy Classic score in 2015.
The Thunderbowl double is slated for March 9-10
after this week’s events.
First up is a roll of the dice at
The Dirt Track at Las Vegas, where Reutzel has raced
into three of four World of Outlaws features over the
past two years. Saturday’s stop at
Perris Auto Speedway will be Reutzel’s first laps at the
California clay oval.
A new team with a new vision,
Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports team looks
to start off strong in Las Vegas.
2018 Quick Stats:
First events of the season this week.
World of Outlaws at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on
Wednesday and Thursday, February 28 and March 1.
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