Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 11, 2019) –
Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel
Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team kick off
their All Star Circuit of Champions title
defense with this weekend’s four-race set of
events throughout Virginia and Pennsylvania.
The All Star points pursuit begins Thursday at
Jamaica, Virginia’s Virginia Motor Speedway
before shifting to central Pennsylvania at
Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Port Royal
Speedway before finishing up the weekend to the
west at Bedford Speedway.
Reutzel picked up podium finishes at both
Williams Grove and Port Royal last year aboard
the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy
Downhole Revolution Triple-X with a third-place
showing at Mechanicsburg in August and then a
Port Royal win on Labor Day weekend.
It will be the first time to compete at
both Virginia Motor Speedway and Bedford.
“We’re looking forward to this weekend and the
rest of the All Star season,” Reutzel commented.
“Things came together really well for us
last year, we’re just hoping to build upon that
and continue to improve.”
Reutzel and the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood
Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team rolled
to the 2018 series championship on the strength
of his initial nine series wins among 20
top-fives and 29 top-tens.
Reutzel has spent the early portion of the 2019
season competing with the World of Outlaws,
picking up his second career win in his most
recent series outing at Perris Auto Speedway
aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing
Suspensions entry and was sitting fifth in
points before making his way to Wichita, KS, for
last weekend’s weather-interrupted “Air Capital
“We learned a lot by getting in all those extra
races with the World of Outlaws,” Reutzel
explains. “We have a lot
better idea of what’s working and what’s not
working that would have been to do while trying
to race for points.”
Last weekend, Reutzel jumped aboard stablemate
Josh Baughman’s No. 17 Sprint Car and charged to
a fourth-place feature finish on Friday night
from the tenth starting position.
The Saturday portion of the event was
canceled due to potential rain.
just tried to rip the top at the start and get
what I could, after that all we could really do
was ride around,” Reutzel said of a
“We just went to have a fun, relaxing weekend
before it gets serious this weekend,” Reutzel
comments. “I just wish we
could have got Saturday in too.”
gets serious starting Thursday at Virginia Motor
2019 Quick Stats:
17 races, 1 win, 3 top-fives, 8 top-tens.
All Star Circuit of Champions on Thursday
at Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, VA), Friday
at Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA),
Saturday at Port Royal (PA) Speedway and Sunday
at Bedford (PA) Speedway.
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