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April 10, 2019

Big Frog Motorsports and Tanner English Join Forces for Upcoming Events
Kentucky Racer Makes Team Debut on April 19-20

Ocala, Florida (04/10/19) – Florida-based, Big Frog Motorsports has been busy the past few weeks, spending time to thoroughly freshen their equipment. When their M&W Transport No. 58 Dave’s Towing/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model hits the track again, it will be with Kentucky racer, Tanner English behind the wheel.

“I began talking about possibilities with Tanner a month or so ago after his deal with Randy Weaver Racing dissolved. “We both thought it would be a good fit to have him drive our team’s car, but we just couldn’t find dates that worked for both of us,” Big Frog Motorsports owner, Augie Burttram said. “We recently talked again, and decided to give this deal a shot, so he’ll be piloting our car in the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals races on April 19-20.

“We’re going to reevaluate after that first weekend, and see how it works out for both of us and what we can do together to be successful. Tanner is a super-talented driver, and I’m excited to have him behind the wheel of our team’s car.”

English is the two-time defending Schaeffer’s Oil Mid America Racing Series (MARS) Super Late Model Champion. His career has been on a rapid, uphill trajectory over the past few seasons. The opportunity with Big Frog Motorsports is something that he’s excited to explore.

“Augie [Burttram] and I decided to take this deal on a race-to-race basis and see if it’s a good fit for both of us,” the 25-year-old racer commented. “Big Frog Motorsports has top-notch equipment, and I’m grateful for this opportunity. I’ve got some races already committed in my personal car and a couple of other rides for the remainder of this year, but I’d love to race with Big Frog Motorsports, whenever makes sense for both of us. Hopefully, we can gel and enjoy success together.”

English will make his debut in the Big Frog Motorsports No. 58 on April 19-20 in Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals competition in Georgia. The weekend opens on Friday night at Blue Ridge Motorsports Park (Blue Ridge, Georgia) with a $4,000-to-win race before shifting to Toccoa Raceway (Toccoa, Georgia) on Saturday night for a $10,000-to-win affair.

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Big Frog Motorsports would like to thank their principal and associate sponsors including Dave's Towing, Big Frog Shocks, Ocala Tractor, Southway Crane Service, M&W Transport, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffers Oil, Racecar Engineering, Wilwood Brakes, Keyser Manufacturing, Rocket Chassis, Sunoco Race Fuels, Clements Racing Engines, Integra Shocks, Hoosier Race Tire by Brian, Daytona Sensors LLC, Schoenfeld Headers, COMP Cams, AR Bodies, Vahlco Wheels, Leaf Firesuits, JE Pistons, Red Line Oil, NGK Spark Plugs, Fast Shafts, Callies Race Products, Superior Bearings, Ferrea Valves, Butlerbuilt Seats, C&R Racing, Leaf Racewear, Collins Signs & Trophies and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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Reutzel Kicks Off All Star Title Defense after Rallying at Wichita

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 11, 2019) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team kick off their All Star Circuit of Champions title defense with this weekend’s four-race set of events throughout Virginia and Pennsylvania.

The All Star points pursuit begins Thursday at Jamaica, Virginia’s Virginia Motor Speedway before shifting to central Pennsylvania at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Port Royal Speedway before finishing up the weekend to the west at Bedford Speedway.

Reutzel picked up podium finishes at both Williams Grove and Port Royal last year aboard the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X with a third-place showing at Mechanicsburg in August and then a Port Royal win on Labor Day weekend.  It will be the first time to compete at both Virginia Motor Speedway and Bedford.

“We’re looking forward to this weekend and the rest of the All Star season,” Reutzel commented.  “Things came together really well for us last year, we’re just hoping to build upon that and continue to improve.”

Reutzel and the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team rolled to the 2018 series championship on the strength of his initial nine series wins among 20 top-fives and 29 top-tens.

Reutzel has spent the early portion of the 2019 season competing with the World of Outlaws, picking up his second career win in his most recent series outing at Perris Auto Speedway aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry and was sitting fifth in points before making his way to Wichita, KS, for last weekend’s weather-interrupted “Air Capital Shootout”.

“We learned a lot by getting in all those extra races with the World of Outlaws,” Reutzel explains.  “We have a lot better idea of what’s working and what’s not working that would have been to do while trying to race for points.”

Last weekend, Reutzel jumped aboard stablemate Josh Baughman’s No. 17 Sprint Car and charged to a fourth-place feature finish on Friday night from the tenth starting position.  The Saturday portion of the event was canceled due to potential rain.

“I just tried to rip the top at the start and get what I could, after that all we could really do was ride around,” Reutzel said of a rubbered-down surface.

“We just went to have a fun, relaxing weekend before it gets serious this weekend,” Reutzel comments.  “I just wish we could have got Saturday in too.”

It gets serious starting Thursday at Virginia Motor Speedway.

2019 Quick Stats:  17 races, 1 win, 3 top-fives, 8 top-tens.

Next Up:  All Star Circuit of Champions on Thursday at Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, VA), Friday at Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA), Saturday at Port Royal (PA) Speedway and Sunday at Bedford (PA) Speedway.  Those unable to attend in person can call all the action live via PPV at

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