Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (March 24,
2017) – Aaron Reutzel closed out the opening weekend of the
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour with a strong sixth-place finish in
the 44th edition of Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s “Spring
Nationals” last weekend in Mesquite, TX.
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action
continues for Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole
Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team this Sunday
night at Moberly, Missouri’s Randolph County Raceway after the
$15,000-to-win NCRA Air Capital Shootout at 81 Speedway near
Wichita, KS, on Friday and Saturday.
Reutzel’s bid for a second Lucas Oil ASCS
National Tour title in three years got off to a rough start
after he missed the feature cut in last Friday’s prelim.
“It was fairly typical Devil’s Bowl,”
Reutzel says. “We drew bad and then it was
one lane in the heat race, we just passed one car.”
The run through the “B” didn’t work out
either for the driver of the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing
Suspensions entry. “We were up to fifth, then
the motor didn’t seem right so we called it a night.”
With a rough opening night at the Devil’s
Bowl Speedway in the books, Reutzel and the Nattress
Construction/Wings Unlimited team bounced back in strong form
with an impressive Saturday night.
“It was a lot racier track, we went from
eighth to fourth in the heat race and then won our qualifier
from fourth,” Reutzel recalls.
From there, Reutzel started the feature in
seventh and ultimately finished out the weekend sixth aboard the
Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration entry.
“We were good in the feature, just not
good enough to drive by people,” Reutzel says.
“It was a step in the right direction though, it’s better
than we have been there in the past.”
Reutzel sets his sights on some big money
with a return to Kansas’ 81 Speedway this weekend.
It’s a place that he has been to only once when he
stormed to victory lane in Regional competition in June of 2014.
“We were really good there, we can just
hope for more of the same,” Reutzel says.
Sunday’s ASCS outing at Moberly’s Randolph
County Raceway marks his first visit to the Missouri oval.
2017 Quick Stats:
18 races, 3 top-tens
NCRA Air Capital Shootout at 81 Speedway on Friday and Saturday
and then Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Moberly,
Missouri’s Randolph County Raceway on Sunday.
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