Reutzel rallies from seventh to earn All Star triumph at Lernerville

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Aaron Reutzel rallies from seventh to earn All Star triumph at Lernerville

Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC

Photos By: Tommy Hein/RacersGuide.com

SARVER, Pa. (July 6, 2019) – With a racy surface, hot temperatures and fireworks on the sky and on the track, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Sprint Cars put on quite a show on Friday night at The Action Track in a 30 lap main event that featured several charges forward from deep in the field. And when all was said and done, Aaron Reutzel collected his third win in his past four attempts in ASCoC Sprint Car action as he made his way to the lead on a lap eight restart and never looked back.

Gerard McIntyre and Paul McMahan lead the field to green flag. Reutzel moving up quickly through the field with authority. The yellow flag comes out for Clay Riney who does a complete spin. four laps in the books

Restart. Reutzel gets passed by Conley and the two battle side by side for the third spot. . . The two traded slide jobs while out front as McIntryre could not get away from McMahan in the early going.

Dan Kuriger then brought out the yellow flag with seven laps down. And on the ensuing restart Reutzel rocketed to the lead as if he’d been shot out of a cannon and quickly gained separation from McIntyre who fell back to fourth behind McMahan and Cale Conley. By lap 13, Conley had taken over the second spot from McMahan and set his sights on Reutzel who was encountering heavy lapped traffic.

McMahan made his way back around Conley as the battle for the runner up spot continued. Meanwhile, Greg Wilson was charging through the field coming from his 20th starting spot to fifth by the halfway point. But out front, all eyes were on Reutzel who stretched his lead out to nearly 2.5 seconds, making precise moves through the lapped cars.

Reutzel didn’t want to see the caution flag wave with two laps left as Cale Conley suffered a flat rear tire while running third which set the stage for MacMahan and Wilson, who made his way to third, to have one last chance at victory. On the restart, Ruetzel was money, pulling away for his second consecutive All Star Sprint Car victory at Lernerville Speedway.

Tony Stewart’s All Stars will continue their holiday weekend with Sharon Speedway’s Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday evening, July 6.

Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 6. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the 2019 Lou Blaney Memorial should visit Sharon Speedway live on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lernerville Speedway – Friday, July 5, 2019:
Entries: 35
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel – 13.111
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel – 13.195
Ford Performance Heat #1: Brock Zearfoss
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Cale Conley
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Lee Jacobs
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Carl Bowser
JE Pistons Dash #1: Gerard McIntyre
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Paul McMahan
Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Justin Peck
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Greg Wilson [+17]
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Gary Kriess, Jr.
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)

  1. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.432; 2. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.513; 3. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 13.527; 4. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi, 13.542; 5. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.581; 6. 55-Gary Kriess, 13.636; 7. 33-Brent Matus, 14.234; 8. 91-Sadie Siegel, 14.875; 9. 4K-William Kiley, 99.110

Group (B)

  1. 70X-Justin Peck, 13.236; 2. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.293; 3. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.340; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.366; 5. 7K-Dan Shetler, 13.474; 6. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.623; 7. 46-Michael Bauer, 13.756; 8. 13M-Brandon Matus, 13.940; 9. 23-Darren Pifer, 14.128

Group (C)

  1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.195; 2. C1-Clay Riney, 13.429; 3. 2-AJ Flick, 13.503; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.589; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.788; 6. 23S-Russ Sansosti, 13.974; 7. 47-Brett Brunkenhoefer, 14.461; 8. 14H-Jeremy Hill, 14.727; 9. 11-Dale Blaney, NT

Group (D)

  1. 42-Sye Lynch, 13.381; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.479; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.574; 4. 11B-Carl Bowser, 13.699; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.866; 6. 4N-Jim Morris, 14.168; 7. 1-Brandon Fredericks, 14.701; 8. 21N-Frankie Nervo, NT

Heat #1 – Group (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer

  1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 2. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [1]; 3. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [2]; 4. O8-Dan Kuriger [5]; 5. 40-George Hobaugh [3]; 6. 55-Gary Kriess [6]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 8. 91-Sadie Siegel [8]; 9. 4K-William Kiley [9]

Heat #2 – Group (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer

  1. 3C-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 4. 7K-Dan Shetler [5]; 5. 46-Michael Bauer [7]; 6. K4-Chad Kemenah [6]; 7. 13M-Brandon Matus [8]; 8. 23-Darren Pifer [9]; 9. 70X-Justin Peck [4]

Heat #3 – Group (C) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer

  1. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 2-AJ Flick [2]; 4. C1-Clay Riney [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 6. 23S-Russ Sansosti [6]; 7. 47-Brett Brunkenhoefer [7]; 8. 14H-Jeremy Hill [8]; 9. 11-Dale Blaney [9]

Heat #4 – Group (D) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer

  1. 11B-Carl Bowser [1]; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 4N-Jim Morris [6]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 6. 1-Brandon Fredericks [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)

  1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 2. 3C-Cale Conley [2]; 3. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)

  1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. C1-Clay Riney [4]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 5. 11B-Carl Bowser [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer

  1. 70X-Justin Peck [1]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [13]; 3. K4-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 23S-Russ Sansosti [4]; 5. 55-Gary Kriess [3]; 6. 13M-Brandon Matus [6]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 8. 47-Brett Brunkenhoefer [8]; 9. 14H-Jeremy Hill [10]; 10. 91-Sadie Siegel [11]; 11. 4K-William Kiley [12]; 12. 23-Darren Pifer [9]; 13. 1-Brandon Fredericks [5]

A-Main (30 Laps)

  1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [20]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [8]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [11]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 8. K4-Chad Kemenah [23]; 9. 11-Dale Blaney [22]; 10. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [13]; 11. 2-AJ Flick [12]; 12. 70X-Justin Peck [21]; 13. 11B-Carl Bowser [10]; 14. 70-Brock Zearfoss [9]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [19]; 16. 3C-Cale Conley [3]; 17. C1-Clay Riney [4]; 18. 7K-Dan Shetler [14]; 19. 46-Michael Bauer [18]; 20. 23S-Russ Sansosti [24]; 21. 4N-Jim Morris [16]; 22. 40-George Hobaugh [17]; 23. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [5]; 24. O8-Dan Kuriger [15] Lap Leaders: Gerard McIntyre (1-7), Aaron Reutzel (8-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 7/5/2019):

  1. Aaron Reutzel – 1982
  2. Dale Blaney – 1962
  3. Cory Eliason – 1896
  4. Paul McMahan – 1872
  5. Brock Zearfoss – 1828
  6. Greg Wilson – 1816
  7. Gerard McIntyre – 1766
  8. Skylar Gee – 1730
  9. George Hobaugh – 1522
  10. Spencer Bayston – 1408

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