Reutzel Resumes All Star Title Chase after
Rallying to Knoxville Runner-Up Finish
Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 25, 2019) –
After a dazzling run through the field to capture a
second-place finish in Saturday night’s Knoxville
Raceway season opener, Aaron Reutzel and the
Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team get
back to the business of defending the All Star Circuit
of Champions title with a pair of events in Ohio this
The weekend double begins at Attica Raceway Park
on Friday night before shifting to Orrville’s Wayne
County Speedway on Saturday night.
Reutzel will round out the weekend by taking in
Sunday’s World of Outlaws card at Illinois’ Jacksonville
Speedway on Sunday night aboard teammate Josh Baughman’s
No. 17 Sprint Car.
After last weekend’s All Star double fell victim
to rain, Reutzel and the Folkens Brothers
Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team
took advantage of an opportunity to take in Knoxville
Raceway’s season-opening event in Knoxville, IA.
And the team made the most of it, rallying through
the feature field from the 12th starting
position to capture runner-up honors in the 20-lapper
aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting &
Coating/Beard Equipment machine.
“We were really good,” Reutzel summed up of the
night. “It was good to get some laps in at
Knoxville, we’re really looking forward to the Nationals
Reutzel started the night by timing in ninth among
the field of 33.
“We tried out something that we had been wanting
to try, and it was no good,” Reutzel explains.
Reutzel then made his way to the feature with a
fifth-place heat race finish. “We weren’t too bad,
I just got off to a bad start. Then it jumped out
of gear, but that rebunched the field and gave us a
chance to get going.”
Gridding the feature field outside the sixth row,
Reutzel wasted little time slicing through the field
aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing
Suspensions entry. He made it all the way to
second but ran out of laps to run down eventual race
winner Brian Brown.
“We tried something else that we were wanting to
try out, we really forced ourselves to test,” Reutzel
explains. “And it as really good. I got to
(Kerry) Madsen and made some mistakes trying to get by
him. Then I got to (Justin) Henderson and made
some mistakes trying to get by him too. Those
mistakes cost us several laps, otherwise I think we
could have got up there and raced for the win.”
With his sixth top-five of the season and fifth in
a row in the books including a World of Outlaws score in
California, Reutzel looks to add some notches to the win
column in Ohio and Illinois this weekend.
Reutzel posted three top-tens in All Star Circuit
of Champions competition at Attica Raceway Park and two
top-tens at Wayne County Speedway last year.
Reutzel also posted a fifth-place World of Outlaws
finish at Jacksonville Speedway in 2016.
2019 Quick Stats: 20
races, 1 win, 6 top-fives, 11 top-tens.
Friday - All Star Circuit of Champions at Attica
(OH) Raceway Park.
Saturday – All Star Circuit of Champions at Wayne
County Speedway (Orrville, OH).
Sunday – World of Outlaws at Jacksonville (IL)
For those unable to attend, the Friday and
Saturday All Star events are available via PPP at
www.speedshifttv.com while Sunday’s World of Outlaws
card is available PPV at
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