Reutzel Races to World of Outlaws Top Ten at Tulare – Chico and Stockton on Tap for this Weekend
Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (March 14, 2019) – After the opening night of last weekend’s NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car double at Tulare, California’s Thunderbowl Raceway fell victim to rain, Aaron Reutzel put together another strong outing by racing to a top-ten finish atop the 1/3-mile clay oval on Saturday night.
Reutzel had to work for it, rallying from the 14th starting position to post a ninth-place finish aboard the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car.
The California adventures continue for the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team with World of Outlaws events at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night and then the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night.
While Reutzel took in last year’s World of Outlaws event at Stockton, Friday’s card will mark his first visit to Silver Dollar Speedway.
“I haven’t been there, but I’ve watched a lot of video and it looks like it should be right up our alley,” Reutzel said of Silver Dollar Speedway.
Reutzel carries confidence into Stockton as well. “There was a lot of rain leading into it last year, so it was kind of rough,” Reutzel recalls. “We were going good though until a left rear shock broke.”
Last Saturday’s event at Thunderbowl Raceway found Reutzel timing in tenth-quick aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry before posting a fourth-place finish in heat race action to secure the 14th starting position for the feature.
From there, Reutzel began making his way forward in the closing rounds aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry, nipping Donny Schatz at the line for the ninth-place finish on the night.
“We’ve been just a little too tight all year, we’re making gains on it though and I think we’re about where we need to be,” Reutzel explained. “We maintained most of the way at Tulare, then when the fuel burned off enough I was finally able to move in and out the way I needed to. We really got going with about ten to go, we just have to get dialed in a little better to get going sooner.”
Ten nights into the Sprint Car season aboard the BRM No. 87, Reutzel and crew look to build upon their progress this weekend.
“We started with two different kind of racetracks in Florida that don’t really apply to anywhere else you go,” Reutzel says. “We’re building our notes and we keep making gains, we’re getting close.”
The team will reach the midway portion of this month’s World of Outlaws California swing with this weekend’s pair of events at Chico and Stockton.
2019 Quick Stats: 12 races, 5 top-tens.
Next Up: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Chico, California’s Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night and the Stockton (CA) Dirt Track on Saturday night. Those unable to attend in person can call all the action live via PPV at www.dirtvision.com.
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