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All Star Champ Reutzel Chases Trophy Cup Title this Weekend
Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (October 18, 2018) – The 2018 season has already been a stellar one for Clute, TX, native Aaron Reutzel.
Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team secured the All Star Circuit of Champions title less than two weekends ago.
Now, Reutzel is taking to the left coast for the weekend to pursue the 25th Annual Trophy Cup title at Tulare, California’s Thunderbowl Raceway. Reutzel takes the wheel of Willie Kahne’s No. 51 entry for the noted event that takes place over three nights beginning on Thursday.
Thunderbowl Raceway has proven to be one of Reutzel’s favorites, as he opened this season with his first career World of Outlaws feature win in just the third night of competition of the newly-formed BRM No. 87 Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team.
It proved to be a sign of things to come, as Reutzel and the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment crew have since rolled on to 11 overall wins and the All Star Circuit of Champions title.
After winning the Peter Murphy Classic in his maiden voyage at Thunderbowl Raceway in 2015, Reutzel raced to a top-ten finish in his first Trophy Cup outing in 2016.
Reutzel comes off of another strong World of Outlaws effort last weekend aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway.
After a Jacksonville rainout on Friday, Reutzel timed in sixth on Sunday at Eldora and raced to a third-place finish in heat race action to earn the 11th starting position for the main event.
“I didn’t feel like we qualified as well as we should have,” Reutzel said of the early portion of the night.
After losing a pair of positions early in the feature, Reutzel climbed back up to ninth before wall contact brought an early end to the evening.
“We were pretty good in the feature, but we weren’t good enough to pass cars,” Reutzel explains. “We just couldn’t make a good run in the middle. I finally tried to make a big slider for ninth and just got into the fence and that was our night.”
Reutzel looks to make it an even dozen wins or more this weekend in Trophy Cup competition at the Thunderbowl Raceway.
2018 Quick Stats: 69 races, 11 wins, 27 top-fives, 39 top-tens.
Next Up: 25th Annual Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA, on Thursday through Saturday.
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McIntosh Ready for Illinois Midget Triple after POWRi Top-Ten Run & STN Debut
Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (October 18, 2018) – Cannon McIntosh continues to turn heads as he gains invaluable experience in both the Sprint Car and Midget ranks.
After racing to a top-ten finish in POWRi Midget action last Saturday night at Belle-Claire Speedway, McIntosh and the RL Hudson/Toyota-TRD No. 08 Midget team venture back to Illinois this weekend for a trio of events beginning on Friday night.
The weekend begins with a pair of POWRi National events at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday and then Marion’s Southern Illinois Raceway on Saturday before rounding it out with Sunday’s USAC National Midget-sanctioned “Jason Leffler Memorial” at Wayne City’s Wayne County Speedway.
The 15-year-old made his first start at Jacksonville during POWRi Midget Week earlier this season while Southern Illinois Raceway and Wayne County Speedway will both be first-time venues.
After a Friday night rainout last weekend, McIntosh made the most of his first Midget outing in several weeks the following night by racing to a second-place finish in heat race action and then climbing from 13th to finish ninth in the feature event with more than 40 cars on hand at Belleville’s Belle-Claire Speedway.
“It has been a few weeks, it felt really good getting back in the Midget,” McIntosh said of the strong outing. “The car felt really good and was running well, we’re looking forward to all three races this weekend.”
Last weekend’s top-ten came on the heels of McIntosh’s first taste of Short Track Nationals Sprint Car action at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway on October 5-6.
Rallying from deep in the field to finish eighth a month earlier at I-30 Speedway, McIntosh made his presence known once again amongst a field of more than 70 entries. Contending for a coveted spot in the STN championship finale, his weekend came to an abrupt end while dicing for a transfer position in Saturday night “B” Main action.
“It was another one of those learning experiences,” McIntosh said of the Short Track Nationals weekend.
With a POWRi West win to his credit already this season, McIntosh looks for Nationals honors this weekend in Illinois among the POWRi and USAC ranks.
Along with RL Hudson and Toyota-TRD, other marketing partners making the ambitious 2018 slate of events possible includes American Discount, Complete Auto Care, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Sanders and Associates, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication and Car and Fleet.
2018 Quick Stats: 30 races, 1 win, 5 top-fives, 12 top-tens.
Friday – POWRi National Midgets at Jacksonville (IL) Speedway.
Saturday – POWRi National Midgets at Southern Illinois Raceway.
Sunday – USAC National Midgets “Jason Leffler Memorial” at Wayne County Speedway.
Keep Track: Keep track of Cannon McIntosh’s on-track action including schedule and results at https://www.facebook.com/cmacracing/.
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Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at email@example.com.