Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (May 11,
2017) – Another weekend resulted in yet another World of Outlaws
top-ten finish for Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole
Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team.
After cutting a tire in the late going of
Friday’s World of Outlaws feature at Sedalia’s Missouri State
Fairgrounds, Reutzel raced to a strong eighth-place run at
Wichita’s 81 Speedway on Saturday night in the Wren
Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry.
This weekend gets an early start with the
Lucas Oil ASC National Tour resuming action on Thursday night at
Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway. From there,
the $100,000 Silver Shootout for 410-ci Sprint Cars at Badlands
Motor Speedway in Brandon, SD, is next on the docket for Reutzel
and the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited team with a
potential stop at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex on Friday.
Last weekend’s World of Outlaws double
began in the Show-Me State atop the big Missouri State
Fairgrounds ˝-mile clay oval.
“I messed up qualifying,” Reutzel says as
the start of the night. “I missed the set up,
I should have tightened up a lot more.”
After losing a position in his heat race,
Reutzel raced into the main event after a third-place run in the
“We had a good run in the ‘B’ and then we
were pretty good in the ‘A’,” Reutzel explains.
“We were running around 15th, we were hanging
in there and then blew the left rear tire.”
Moving on to the 3/8-mile 81 Speedway clay
oval near Wichita, the night got off to a strong start with
qualifying lap that put Reutzel fifth in the Wright Way
Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration machine.
“We were good in the heat too, we were
racing for a Dash spot,” Reutzel says. “We
had a restart and (Jason) Sides fixed what he had been doing to
A third-place finish in the heat put
Reutzel starting eighth and ultimately finishing eighth in the
30-lap main event.
“We were really good in the feature, we
were up there battling for fifth,” Reutzel recalls.
“Then we had a restart and had to start on the bottom.
I spun the tires and lost a couple of spots that I
couldn’t get back.”
It was another weekend of confidence
building for Reutzel and team.
“All in all it was a good weekend,”
Reutzel says. “It’s always good to be able to
run up front with those guys.”
With three strong weekends of 410-ci
action, Reutzel will try to put it up front on Thursday night in
the 360-ci ranks as the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour fires back
to action at Lakeside Speedway. Reutzel was
in contention for the win at the half-mile last year until nose
wing issues slowed his charge.
It’s back to 410-ci competition with the
$100,000 Silver Shootout at Badlands Motor Speedway.
Reutzel found Badlands to his liking last year with one
win and four podium finishes among seven overall top-tens.
2017 Quick Stats:
26 races, 3 top-fives, 8 top-tens.
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway
on Thursday night and the $100,000 Silver Shootout for 410-ci
Sprint Cars at Badlands Motor Speedway (Brandon, SD) on Saturday
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