Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (May 3,
2019) – Following another weekend washout, Aaron
Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No.
87 Sprint Car team try to get the All Star
Circuit of Champions title chase back under way
with a pair of events this weekend.
The weekend double gets under way in
Western Pennsylvania at Lernerville Speedway on
Friday night before shifting just across the
border to Hartford, Ohio’s Sharon Speedway on
Reutzel visited both tracks for the first
time during last year’s championship campaign
and reached victory lane in both first visits.
“We won at Lernerville and we also won at
Sharon the first time and were horrible the next
two times we went there,” Reutzel recalls.
“We just have to get back to what we did the
first time at Sharon and we can have a good
While last weekend’s pair of All Star
events in Ohio fell victim to weather, Reutzel
and the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy
Downhole Revolution Triple-X team got in part of
Sunday’s World of Outlaws event at Illinois’
Jacksonville Speedway before Mother Nature
stepped in once again.
And they made the most of the short night
with Reutzel setting a new track record of
10.028 seconds in qualifying over a field of 42
before winning his heat race as well aboard the
Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting &
Coating/Beard Equipment machine.
After making a last-lap move past Donny
Schatz to snare fourth in the Dash, Reutzel was
poised to grid the feature outside the second
row aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum
Racing Suspensions machine before rain brought
an early end to the night. A makeup date
for the feature event has not yet been
“We made the right adjustments for
qualifying after hot laps, we knew we had to run
the curb hard,” Reutzel explains. “It was
slick by the time we ran the Dash, so we
tightened up. I was pumped for the ‘A’, I
wish we would have had a chance to get that in.”
With rain the common denominator over the
past several weekends, Reutzel and the BRM No.
87 look to get the All Star Circuit of Champions
title pursuit into high gear with this weekend’s
pair of events.
2019 Quick Stats:
20 races, 1 win, 6 top-fives, 11 top-tens.
Next Up: All
Star Circuit of Champions at Lernerville (PA)
Speedway on Friday and Sharon Speedway
(Hartford, OH) on Saturday. For those
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