Reutzel Guns for Air
Capital Shootout Loot after Dominant World of
Outlaws Triumph at Perris
Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 5, 2019) –
Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel
Motorsports Sprint Car team are Kansas-bound for
this weekend’s $14,000-to-win “Park City Cup/Air
Capital Shootout” at Wichita’s 81 Speedway.
The event atop the 3/8-mile clay oval takes
place on Friday and Saturday.
Reutzel will be wheeling teammate Josh
Baughman’s No. 17 entry during the event rather
than the familiar No. 87 machine.
Reutzel and the Folkens Brothers
Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution
Triple-X team enter the weekend after perhaps
the most dominant performance of Reutzel’s
Sprint Car racing career at California’s Perris
Auto Speedway last Saturday, where the reigning
All Star Circuit of Champions titlist dominated
every portion of the night en route to his
second career World of Outlaws victory.
And it was pure dominance.
Reutzel set the tone early, turning in the
quickest time in hot laps aboard the Precision
Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard
Equipment entry. He then
proceeded to set quick time in qualifying, win
his heat race and the Dash before leading all 30
laps of the feature.
And it was all the result of one change for the
Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing
“It was a last-minute decision,” Reutzel
recalls. “We had done our
regular maintenance, and then we decided to
pully down one of ours from last year and see if
that would make a difference.”
made a difference indeed.
“It was night and day,” Reutzel says.
The impressive Perris Auto Speedway triumph came
after a solid 11th-place run at
Hanford, California’s Keller Auto Speedway the
previous night from the 23rd starting
got up to about 12th or so passing
everyone on the bottom, then I felt like I
needed to get to the top,” Reutzel says.
“I lost a couple of spots up there before
I got back to the bottom and got some back.
I should have just stayed down there the
The decision to compete at this weekend’s NCRA
Sprint Car “Air Capital Shootout” comes after
scrapping original plans of an Arizona weekend
of World of Outlaws competition before kicking
off his All Star Circuit of Champions title
defense next weekend.
“We went straight back to the shop in Knoxville
after the Perris race, we need to try to figure
out our car a little better before the All Star
races get going next weekend,” Reutzel explains.
“That’s a good payday at 81 Speedway this
weekend and we’ve had success there before, so
we’re hoping to have a shot at it this weekend.”
Reutzel raced to victory lane in his first visit
to 81 Speedway in 2014 and then posted an
eighth-place finish in World of Outlaws
competition at the Kansas oval in 2017.
He looks to add another win or two to the
2019 ledger this weekend.
2019 Quick Stats:
16 races, 1 win, 2 top-fives, 7 top-tens.
NCRA Sprint Car “Park City Cup/Air
Capital Shootout” at 81 Speedway in Wichita, KS,
on Friday and Saturday. Those
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action live via PPV at
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