Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (August 22,
2019) – Another All Star Circuit of Champions
weekend resulted in another win for Aaron
Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No.
87 Sprint Car team.
Now, just a few points out of the lead,
the reigning series champion takes on a
four-race weekend in central Pennsylvania as he
tries to recapture the point lead following an
unfortunate DNF last Friday night in Michigan.
“This is the weekend that won us the
championship last year,” the driver of the
Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole
Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car commented.
“We went in just a few points behind Paul
(McMahan) and had a really good weekend.
Now we’re just a few behind Dale (Blaney).
Hopefully we can have the same kind of finishes
that we had last year.”
It’s a weekend that begins at Grandview
Speedway on Thursday before moving on to the
storied Williams Grove Speedway on Friday,
Lincoln Speedway on Saturday and then BAPS Motor
Speedway on Sunday.
The same swing last year netted a win at
Grandview along with a third-place finish at the
Grove and then fifth-place runs at Lincoln and
Reutzel enters the four-race stretch
coming off seventh series win of the year last
Saturday at Indiana’s Plymouth Speedway.
After being taken out by another car under
red flag conditions the previous night, Reutzel
meant business from the beginning at Plymouth
aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting
& Coating/Beard Equipment machine.
He set a new track record of 12.233
seconds in qualifying and then earned the pole
position for the 30-lap feature with a Dash win
before leading all 30 laps for his ninth overall
win of the season.
It got a little closer than the pilot of
the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing
Suspensions machine might have liked though.
“I got to the first group of lapped cars
and they were all running the same line, so I
was able to get through them pretty well,”
Reutzel explained. “The second group was
racing each other and I slowed my pace down to
get through them. I almost slowed down too
much and (Brock) Zearfoss nearly got to us.”
It could have easily been a weekend sweep
after Reutzel was in command at Michigan’s I-96
Speedway the previous night. After setting
another quick time, Reutzel led the way until a
red flag flew and another car ended his night.
“We were out front and I was just trying
to burn down some laps and not do anything
stupid,” Reutzel says. “They called a red
flag over the radio, so I slowed down and just
got taken out.”
The DNF proved costly in terms of points.
Reutzel and the BRM No. 87 team look to regain
that ground in central Pennsylvania this
2019 Quick Stats:
59 races, 9 wins, 26 top-fives, 36 top-tens.
Next Up: All
Star Circuit of Champions at Grandview Speedway
(Bechtelsville, PA) on Thursday, Williams Grove
Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA) on Friday, Lincoln
Speedway (Abbottstown, PA) on Saturday and BAPS
Motor Speedway (Newberrytown, PA) on Sunday.
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