Aaron Reutzel Vies for Trophy Cup Title this Weekend
Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (October 17, 2019) – With a second consecutive All Star Circuit of Champions title in the books for 2019, Aaron Reutzel takes aim at this weekend’s Trophy Cup title at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.
Reutzel will wheel teammate Josh Baughmans’s Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 17 for the three-day tilt that fires off Thursday night.
“I love racing at Tulare, it’s a place that just really suits my driving style when it’s up on the fence,” Reutzel says.
Reutzel captured one of his initial wins in 410-ci Sprint Car action atop the Thunderbowl clay in 2015 and then nabbed his first career World of Outlaws Sprint Car win at the same facility in 2018.
Reutzel has made a pair of Trophy Cup starts previously with a top-ten showing in the 2016 rendition of the prestigious 360-ci event.
Reutzel’s most recent action aboard the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car netted a top-five finish at the World of Outlaws-sanctioned “National Open” at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA.
After a fifth-place finish in the Friday, October 4, preliminary event, Reutzel finished out the weekend with a fourth-place run in the Saturday finale.
Reutzel and the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team overcame Friday night adversity, forced to change engines after the Dash and then proceeding to race from 12th to secure a top-five finish.
“At one point we were really rolling there and got up to fifth right away,” Reutzel says. “Then the wing valve got stuck so I couldn’t move it any and we got a little too loose at the end to gain any more.”
On Saturday, Reutzel rebounded from another early issue and was had the leaders within reach before finishing fourth.
“We got into the wall at the start and fell back to ninth,” Reutzel recalls. “We got bac up there and had third on three different occasions and a caution would come out. Then we were running down the leader after the open red, and right when we got to him the rubber laid down.”
This weekend brings a change of scenery for the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry with Trophy Cup action in California.
2019 Quick Stats: 81 races, 18 wins, 43 top-fives, 56 top-tens.
Next Up: Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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