PETERSEN MEDIA- With extreme weather and area mandates wreaking havoc on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ early schedule, the action was finally able to resume over the weekend and it was worth the wait as Aaron Reutzel was able to pick up his first series win of the season Saturday night at East Bay Raceway Park.
“I am really happy to get our first Outlaw win of the season,” Aaron Reutzel said. “We have kind of been hit and miss to start they year, but I am really happy with our car right now, and I continue to be very thankful to the Roth family for putting me in this position.”
Checking in at East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday night, it marked the first visit from ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ in 38 years. Reutzel kicked the night off by timing the Roth Enterprises/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Col./HR Livestock Transportation mount in fourth fastest in time trials.
Winning his heat race, the Clue, TX driver moved into the Dash where a second-place finish would put him on the front row of the feature event alongside two-time and defending series champion, Brad Sweet.
When the 35-lap feature event came to life, Reutzel was hard on the throttle and powered his entry out to the early lead. Working the high side of the speedway, Reutzel would set a commanding pace. As the leaders got into traffic, Reutzel would be unphased as he put his machine over the cushion and continue to operate in clean air.