Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas
(September 1, 2017) – Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy
Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car
team take to Minnesota for this weekend’s Jackson
Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex after posting another
pair of podium finishes last weekend.
Reutzel raced to third-place
finishes in Arkansas and Tennessee in last week’s Lucas
Oil ASCS National Tour competition at West Memphis’
Riverside International Speedway and Maryville’s Smoky
This weekend, it’s back to the
half-mile clay oval that Reutzel has enjoyed success at,
including a July 28 win in 410-ci action aboard the Wren
Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine.
“Hopefully we can continue that
streak, it has been a money-maker for us,” Reutzel said
of the Jackson Motorplex.
Last week’s pair of events got
under way on Thursday night atop the ¼-mile Riverside
International Speedway gumbo clay oval.
And after charging from sixth to win his heat
race, Reutzel started the feature from the pole position
aboard the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited
“We were really good in the heat
race, we had a lot of speed,” Reutzel recalls.
“We were really trying to keep an eye on the
track, we knew that it would go away some.”
Go away it did.
Unfortunately, more so than anticipated.
“We missed the setup bad, the
track went away really bad in the first couple of laps,”
Missing the setup, Reutzel still
fought his way to a solid third-place finish in the
Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance machine.
“Tim Crawley was able to run the
middle and the bottom, and we couldn’t do that,” Reutzel
recounts. “He killed us.”
Moving on to Maryville,
Tennessee’s Smoky Mountain Speedway for the first time
on Saturday night, Reutzel started the feature in sixth
after a second-place heat race showing.
Reutzel was on the move early,
quickly advancing to third. “We got
to third and were running down Wayne (Johnson) and Sam
(Hafertepe, Jr.),” Reutzel relates.
“Going through traffic, a rock or something knocked the
nose wing down.”
The dislodged nose wing curtailed
any further forward progress.
“I had to put the top wing further
back, we were still too loose,” Reutzel says.
“We hung on to finish third.”
With another pair of podiums in
the books, Reutzel looks for more Jackson Motorplex
success on Friday and Saturday before heading to Posse
territory for next weekend’s $50,000-to-win Tuscarora 50
at Port Royal Speedway.
2017 Quick Stats:
60 races, 6 wins, 23 top-fives, 35 top-tens.
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at the Jackson (MN)
Motorplex for the Jackson Nationals on Friday and
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