Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas
(September 15, 2017) – It will be new more territory for
Clute, TX, racer Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy
Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car
team with this weekend’s pair of events at Ohio’s
Friday’s Fremont card features a
$5,000-to-win FAST/OSCS tilt with Saturday’s finale of
the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic offering up a $10,000
“We’ve been on nothing but
half-miles lately it seems,” Reutzel says.
“It’ll be a nice change of pace to get back on a
Reutzel goes into the Ohio weekend
after spending his first weekend racing in Central
Pennsylvania at Port Royal Speedway.
It was a weekend that netted an 18th place
finish amongst a field of more than 60 entries battling
it out for the $50,000 winner’s share.
“We may have just run 18th,
but that was the most fun I’ve had racing all year,”
Reutzel said of ˝-mile clay oval in ‘Posse’ territory.
“It was slick, the track was racy and everyone we
were racing against was good. I had a
The weekend got off to a slow
start with a sub-par qualifying effort on Friday night.
“We didn’t get a real clean hot
lap session, so it wasn’t until qualifying that I
realized how far off we were on gearing,” Reutzel said.
Reutzel battled forward to fifth
in his heat race aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum
Racing Suspensions entry before getting shuffled back on
a late restart.
Mired deep in the “B” Main due to
the earlier qualifying effort, the hole was too deep to
dig out of.
“We were decent, we passed two
cars and those were (Lucas) Wolfe and (Brian) Montieth,”
Saturday got off to a better start
with Reutzel second quick among his group aboard the
Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited entry.
The heat race was cut short when caught up in a
tangle at the start. Fortunately,
Reutzel’s qualifying time put him into the feature
“We had a really good car,”
Reutzel said of the Wright Way Logistics/Walker
Performance machine. “We were
battling hard just to run 18th.”
Lapped just prior to the mandatory
red flag stop, Reutzel ran 14th over the
second set of the race.
“All in all, we had good speed,”
Reutzel sums up. “It’s just hard to
start that far back and have a real shot when 40 of the
cars there could potentially win.”
With his first Posse weekend
in the books, Reutzel now tries his hand on the Ohio
oval in Fremont.
Reutzel has seen
Fremont just once before, dropping a 360-ci
powerplant in for competition in May of 2016 after
his primary engine suffered problems.
This time, Reutzel has the 410-ci in place
and ready to chase down that winner’s share.
2017 Quick Stats:
64 races, 6 wins, 23 top-fives, 35 top-tens.
Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Ohio’s Fremont Speedway
on Friday and Saturday.
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