Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (June 28,
2019) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel
Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team continue
their All Star Circuit of Champions title
defense with a pair of events in Illinois this
The Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy
Downhole Revolution Triple-X team takes to
Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night before
moving on to Joliet’s Dirt Oval at Route 66 on
From there, the Precision
Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard
Equipment team will take in three rounds of
Pennsylvania Speedweek at Lincoln Speedway,
Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway
on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before another
weekend of All Star action.
Reutzel goes into Illinois after a
weather-hindered Ohio Sprint Speedweek in which
five of nine events were victimized by weather.
Reutzel made the most of it though, adding his
fifth overall win of the season with a score at
Orrville, Ohio’s Wayne County Speedway last
Wednesday night, June 19.
Reutzel opened Ohio Sprint Speedweek in
strong form on Friday, June 14, by setting quick
time over a field of 53 and was leading the way
in the feature only to be collected by a
spinning car in traffic that resulted in a 23rd
After an Eldora rainout the following
night, action resumed at Muskingum County
Speedway on Sunday, June 16, with Reutzel once
again setting quick time aboard the Nattress
Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry.
Following a tough dash draw that resulted
in a tenth starting position for the feature,
Reutzel finished out the night in seventh place.
“You couldn’t really see much, we had a
good car but I just slipped off the top of the
track too many times,” Reutzel recalls.
With the balance of the week shuffled due
to weather, the next round occurred at
Orrville’s Wayne County Speedway with Reutzel
racking up his fifth win of the season in
“We got a good dash draw, then started up
front in the feature and were fortunate enough
to get the lead at the start,” Reutzel explains.
“I was able to set my own pace and not make any
mistakes to stay in front.”
Ohio Sprint Speedweek returned to Wayne
County Speedway for the final round on Saturday
with Reutzel bouncing back from mechanical woes
to salvage a 15th-place finish in the
“We hurt an engine in the ‘B’ Main and the
‘A’ was the next race out,” Reutzel says.
“Our guys did a great job, they changed engines
in less than ten laps and we went out and gained
ten positions in the feature.”
This weekend’s pair of Illinois ovals have
both been good for Reutzel with Jacksonville the
site of a strong World of Outlaws outing several
years ago and Joliet a place of All Star triumph
2019 Quick Stats:
33 races, 5 wins, 11 top-fives, 19 top-tens.
Next Up: All
Star Circuit of Champions at Jacksonville (IL)
Speedway on Friday and Joliet’s Dirt Oval at
Route 66 on Saturday. For those unable to
attend, all three nights will be available live
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