Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (May 5,
2017) – Aaron Reutzel scored his first career podium finish with
the World of Outlaws last Friday night at Indiana’s Plymouth
Speedway, driving the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz
No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car to a third-place finish.
He and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum
Racing Suspensions team will be looking for more this weekend,
competing with the World of Outlaws at Sedalia’s Missouri State
Fairgrounds on Friday night and then Wichita’s 81 Speedway on
The Plymouth podium was the only action of
last weekend with all other viable options falling victory to
It also marked his second podium finish in
as many weekends after racing to a third-place finish in the
Knoxville Raceway opener the previous Saturday.
“We’ve had a couple of really good
weekends,” Reutzel says. “Now we just need to
get our ASCS program going.”
The WoO card at Plymouth started out on a
“We qualified good,” Reutzel said after
timing in fourth-quickest. “That’s what you
have to do with the World of Outlaws, it’s the hardest part of
racing with them.”
Reutzel then won his heat race from the
front row outside and finished third in the Dash to earn a
second-row inside starting position.
“The first start we got right up to second
and were right on (Jason) Sides for the lead,” Reutzel says of
the early laps aboard the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited
A caution didn’t help his chances of
getting his first World of Outlaws win. “The
restart showed those guys where I had been running,” Reutzel
The second restart worked to Reutzel’s
advantage though, with him battling back around David Gravel and
Donny Schatz to recapture second.
“We were really good on the short runs,”
Reutzel relates. “But when we ran ten laps or
so, my car got way too loose.”
Holding down second as the laps clicked
off, one bobble opened the door for Gravel.
“I hit the cushion and turned the nose toward the fence a little
bit,” Reutzel explains.
Reutzel held down third the rest of the
way to post his best WoO career finish after previous runs that
resulted in finishes of fourth and fifth.
“All in all, to run third with those guys
is pretty awesome,” Reutzel says.
Reutzel and the Wright Way
Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration team will get back to
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action next Thursday at Kansas
City’s Lakeside Speedway.
But first, another pair of World of
Outlaws events await this weekend at Sedalia and Wichita.
Reutzel has enjoyed success at both venues, albeit in
During Reutzel’s 2015 Lucas Oil ASCS
National Tour campaign, he rolled to a $13,000 “High Roller”
victory at the Missouri State Fairgrounds.
One year earlier in June of 2014, Reutzel was victorious in his
only previous visit to Wichita’s 81 Speedway with an NCRA
He will try to translate those successes
into this weekend’s WoO action.
2017 Quick Stats:
24 races, 3 top-fives, 7 top-tens.
World of Outlaws at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fairgrounds on
Friday and Wichita’s (KS) 81 Speedway on Saturday.
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