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Outlaws & ASCS for Reutzel after TMS Podium
Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 13, 2017) – A weekend that includes both World of Outlaws and Lucas Oil ASCS National tour action is on tap for Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team after a Texas Motor Speedway weekend that was highlighted by a podium finish.
This weekend’s pair of events begins with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series debut at the Gator Motorplex in Willis, TX, on Thursday night before Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action resumes at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fairgrounds on Saturday.
Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team come off an ASCS weekend that began with a third-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night before a turn for the worse on Saturday ended up in a mangled mess.
“Texas Motor Speedway started good,” Reutzel summed up.
“We had good speed all night,” Reutzel said of Friday’s card aboard the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited entry.
“We drew the back of a really stacked heat and still went forward from seventh to third,” Reutzel recalls. “They reworded the track right before our qualifier so it was still pretty one-lane, we worked our ass off to get up to third.”
Set to start third in the main event behind the front row of Wayne Johnson and Matt Covington, Reutzel knew his strategy as the track began to take rubber in “B” Main action.
“I figured I would follow Wayne on the bottom through one and two and then just stay with him,” Reutzel says. “If an opportunity presented itself, I would take it but I was mostly concerned with getting locked in.”
That strategy changed in the opening corner.
“The No. 95 chopped down and got us both crossed up, we were back to seventh immediately,” Reutzel relates. “So I had to go all-out then just to try to get back into a lock-in position in the top four.”
Reutzel drove all-out in the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration entry to get back up to third by the time a red flag flew after five laps.
And there looked to be potential problems for the driver of the familiar No. 87 Sprint Car.
“I looked at the left rear and it was already gone, I thought there was no way it would make it,” Reutzel says.
The 2015 National champion had to adjust his approach accordingly.
“I went into conservative mode, going as slow as possible while still staying up there,” Reutzel relates. “We were still right on them, I could have made a couple of moves to get out front but I was just trying to run top four. We just kinda held on.”
Reutzel made that left rear tire last the distance long enough to cross the stripe in third to lock into Saturday’s Texas Sprint Car Nationals finale.
“We were really good on Saturday night,” Reutzel recalls.
Reutzel found himself reeling in the leaders and in contention for Saturday night’s win.
“I made a couple of mistakes with lapped cars and lost a little ground,” Reutzel says. “Then a car tried to slide me and got into the left rear and sent us both flipping.”
It was an unfortunate end to a weekend in which the No. 87 had been among the fastest cars throughout.
“It killed us in points and destroyed a car,” Reutzel laments.
Action resumes with the World of Outlaws on Thursday night at the Gator Motorplex in Willis, TX, a track where Reutzel has enjoyed a good amount of 360-ci success. Reutzel says that experience doesn’t necessarily translate into an advantage.
“There’s no advantage anywhere racing with the Outlaws, they’re good anywhere they go,” Reutzel says.
This weekend’s action wraps up with Saturday’s card at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fairgrounds where Reutzel knocked down a big win during his 2015 championship campaign.
2017 Quick Stats: 20 races, 1 top-five, 4 top-tens.
Up Next: World of Outlaws at the Gator Motorplex (Willis, TX) on Thursday and Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fairgrounds on Saturday.
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Jared Miley returns to work Saturday with ULMS Racing Series at Mercer Raceway Park
PITTSBURGH, PA (April 13, 2017) - For the first time since entering competition with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in Tampa and Ocala, Florida, “The Jet” Jared Miley will return to work, this time joining the ULMS Racing Series super late models at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 15. Miley, a former ULMS Racing Series champion and main event winner, will attempt to capture his first victory of the 2017 season on Saturday night at the Mercer short track, earning $3,000 in the process.
“We’re ready to get back to the track. A two month break is long enough,” Jared Miley explained, pilot of the Jared Miley Racing/Jay’s Auto Wrecking/Colussy Chevrolet/Octane Graphix/Brougher’s Machine Shop/Huey Brothers Trucking/DLB Metals/No. H1. “We’ve had a few opportunities to race since returning home from Florida, but the weather hasn’t really been working in our favor. That’s not such a bad thing, though. We took our time looking over everything after Florida. Things tend to get pretty busy this time of the year, so we won’t have long off-stretches like this for the rest of the season.”
Jared Miley will enter the ULMS Racing Series program at Mercer Raceway Park with a handful of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series main event starts in 2017, finishing as high as 12th during competition at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native earned six main event victories in 2016, one of which a ULMS victory worth $6,000 at Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pennsylvania. Miley has never been victorious at Mercer Raceway Park.
“We’ve been near the top on a few occasions, I believe, but we’ve never won there,” Miley said about Mercer Raceway Park. “Mercer can be tricky; it’s not real wide, so you have to pass and work through traffic really carefully. Regardless, we’re excited to get back to the track. We hope to end our Mercer winless streak on Saturday night.”
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Recent Highlights: Finished 12th during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competition at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida.
2015 Wins: 8 (2 - Lernerville Speedway, PA - RUSH/Super) (3 - Dog Hollow Speedway, PA - Open Crate/Super) (1 - PPMS - Super) (1 - Tri City Raceway Park, PA - Super) (1 - Thunder Mountain Speedway, PA - Super )
2016 Wins: 6 (2- Marion Center Speedway - SLM Regular Show) (Lernerville Speedway - Fab Four) (Dog Hollow Speedway - Shawn Sheetz McGarvey) (Hesston Speedway - Super Late Model Speedweek) (Eriez Speedway - ULMS $6,000)
2017 Wins: N/A
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