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Aaron Reutzel returns to victory lane at Plymouth Speedway

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Aaron Reutzel has established a bit of a tradition winning for the third year in a row in his third appearance at Plymouth Speedway.

Aaron Reutzel returns to victory lane at Plymouth Speedway

By Greg Hildebrand

PLYMOUTH—Aaron Reutzel knew the way to victory lane Saturday night at Plymouth Speedway. The Clute Texas native has made winning at the “Playground of Power” something of a tradition with his third victory in his three appearances at the track. “This track really suits me,” said Reutzel after the victory. 

Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart made his return to racing after nursing an injury. Stewart finished second in his Ford powered sprint car from his fifth place starting position.

The Ollie’s Bargain Center All Star Circuit of Champions put on an exciting 35 lap feature in front of a great turnout of racing fans. Indiana’s Tony Stewart made his second start of the weekend returning to racing action and attracted a larger crowd than the World of Outlaw stars that stopped earlier in the season. 

Stewart would qualify third behind Reutzel and Australian Ian Madsen, finished second in his heat, a fifth in the dash set his starting position for the feature. 

Hunter Scherenberg started on the front row with Reutzel on his outside for the feature. Scherenberg would grab the early lead, trade slide jobs with Reutzel for the first four laps before Reutzel would take command on the top of the track and lead the rest of the way. Stewart would charge to second and pressure Reutzel but wouldn’t be able to get past.

While Saturday’s win was Reutzel’s first in fourteen races he currently leads the series points by 84 over California’s Cory Eliason with Angola Indiana native Zeb Wise in third.

Two points battles were decided Saturday with Austen Hubbard squeaking out a one point season championship in the Thunder Stock division and Josh Lank finishing out the season with a 94 point margin of victory.

Both of these classes had their season championship features rained out last week so they were added to the racing action and rewarded with an extra non-points feature.

Aaron Reutzel
Aaron Reutzel maintained his perfect record with his third win in his third appearance at Plymouth Speedway winning the 35 lap Ollie’s Bargain Center All Star Circuit of Champions event Saturday evening

Hubbard was leading the feature when it was called for rain so he restarted in the lead and looked to make the points and easy calculation with Lee Hall behind him on the track and in the points. Wally Kerst would make things interesting as he got in the lead and Hubbard was now holding on to keep the championship. Lee would get past Hubbard for second but the third place finish was just enough for Hubbard to win the season.

James Headley would run away with both Mini Stock features and Josh Lank would finish third in the make up feature, fourth in the bonus feature and sealed the season championship with 360 points.

The speedway will be quiet for a couple weekends until the NRA 360 winged sprints show on Saturday, Sept. 12. 

Sharing the track with the sprint cars will be the Super Streets and Thunder Stocks. Pit passes will be $35, General Admission for adults is $25, kids 6-12 $5 and race fans 5 and under are FREE. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., Hot Laps start at 5:30 p.m. with racing getting underway at 6:30 p.m.

8/22/2020 at Plymouth Speedway

410 Sprints – Winged

Ollies Bargain Outlet A Feature (35 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart[5]; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[1]; 4. 13-Justin Peck[14]; 5. 71-Shane Stewart[4]; 6. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[7]; 7. 11-Zeb Wise[10]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee[6]; 9. 17-Ian Madsen[3]; 10. 26-Cory Eliason[11]; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron[8]; 12. 8M-TJ Michael[15]; 13. 21-Brinton Marvel[22]; 14. 5R-Ryan Ruhl[23]; 15. 21N-Frankie Nervo[19]; 16. 14W-Chad Wilson[18]; 17. 18S-Micheal Summers[21]; 18. 27K-Zac Broughman[24]; 19. 10S-Jay Steinebach[20]; 20. 16C-Chase Ridenour[16]; 21. W20-Greg Wilson[17]; 22. 02-Brandon Long[12]; 23. 23-Cole Macedo[9]; 24. 07-Gerard McIntyre Jr[13]

Kears Speed Shop Dash (6 Laps): 1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 3. 17-Ian Madsen[5]; 4. 71-Shane Stewart[8]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart[2]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee[4]; 7. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[6]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron[7]

Aaron Reutzel
The podium for the make up race of the rained out Championship Night feature (left to right) was third place and season champion Austen Hubbard, second place in points and the race was Lee Hall, and winning the feature and the $1000 bonus was Wally Kerst.
Aaron Reutzel
James Headley (left) collected the win and the $1000 bonus while Josh Lank finished third in the event but closed out the season as Track Champion for the four cylinder mini stocks.

Ford Performance Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4]; 3. 23-Cole Macedo[5]; 4. 13-Justin Peck[6]; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[3]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 7. 10S-Jay Steinebach[8]; 8. 21-Brinton Marvel[2]

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Skylar Gee[1]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[3]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise[5]; 4. 07-Gerard McIntyre Jr[2]; 5. 17-Ian Madsen[4]; 6. 14W-Chad Wilson[7]; 7. 21N-Frankie Nervo[6]; 8. 27K-Zac Broughman[8]

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 71-Shane Stewart[1]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart[4]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason[5]; 4. 02-Brandon Long[3]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[7]; 6. 16C-Chase Ridenour[6]; 7. 18S-Micheal Summers[8]; 8. 5R-Ryan Ruhl[2]

Lincoln Electric Qualifying: 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 00:11.472[8]; 2. 17-Ian Madsen, 00:11.578[6]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 00:11.624[1]; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron, 00:11.717[2]; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 00:11.832[9]; 6. 02-Brandon Long, 00:12.033[3]; 7. 21-Brinton Marvel, 00:12.112[12]; 8. 07-Gerard McIntyre Jr, 00:12.119[4]; 9. 5R-Ryan Ruhl, 00:12.121[10]; 10. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 00:12.136[7]; 11. 99-Skylar Gee, 00:12.187[13]; 12. 71-Shane Stewart, 00:12.295[20]; 13. 23-Cole Macedo, 00:12.308[11]; 14. 11-Zeb Wise, 00:12.368[21]; 15. 26-Cory Eliason, 00:12.476[17]; 16. 13-Justin Peck, 00:12.561[22]; 17. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 00:12.826[18]; 18. 16C-Chase Ridenour, 00:12.930[23]; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 00:12.935[19]; 20. 14W-Chad Wilson, 00:12.960[14]; 21. 8M-TJ Michael, 00:12.978[15]; 22. 10S-Jay Steinebach, 00:13.313[16]; 23. 27K-Zac Broughman, 00:13.735[5]; 24. 18S-Micheal Summers, 00:59.999[24]

Street Stocks

A Feature 1: 1. 10S-Brandon Shelhart[2]; 2. 8-Clint Hall[1]; 3. 86JR-Kory Glassburn[11]; 4. 15-Andy Hall[3]; 5. 21K-Jacob Kolwyck[7]; 6. 90-Lee Hall[12]; 7. 65-Wally Kerst[15]; 8. 24-Spencer Knight II[13]; 9. 9-Ryan Arnett[4]; 10. 10-Michael Roe[9]; 11. 99-Nate Payton[5]; 12. 28-Rick Paul[8]; 13. 22-Chad Neeley[14]; 14. 98-Lee Joseph Hall[10]; 15. 12-Justin Wheeler[6]; 16. 20S-John Sevison[16]

Asphalt Mini Stocks

A Feature 1: 1. 1-James Headley[3]; 2. 33H-Hunter Perry[8]; 3. 9-Aaron Tatman[7]; 4. 17-Josh Lank[4]; 5. 85M-Rich Loraff[9]; 6. 75-Jacob Beard[11]; 7. 7-Ryan Gillaspy[12]; 8. 75C-Randy Brommer[6]; 9. 18F-Brandon Farrar[1]; 10. 17JR-Josh Lank Jr[10]; 11. 19-Andy Bishop[2]; 12. 54-Wayne Hardesty[5]

Asphalt Mini Stocks 8/15 Make Up Race

A Feature 1: 1. 1-James Headley[16]; 2. 33H-Hunter Perry[6]; 3. 17-Josh Lank[1]; 4. X111-Sam Wheeler[12]; 5. 19-Andy Bishop[3]; 6. 17JR-Josh Lank Jr[10]; 7. 75-Jacob Beard[13]; 8. 75C-Randall Bromer[19]; 9. 54H-Wayne Hardesty[5]; 10. 18F-Brandon Farrar[11]; 11. 85M-Rich Loraff[20]; 12. 9-Aaron Tatman[15]; 13. 17G-Ryan Gillaspy[7]; 14. 37-Aaron VanPelt[2]; 15. 31-Shane Wheeler[4]; 16. 5X-Brian Isley[8]; 17. 59-Mark Barrett Jr[9]; 18. 3X-Phillip McCord[14]; 19. 22M-Greg Marlow[17]; 20. 36-Travis Goff[18]

B Feature 1: 1. 1-James Headley[10]; 2. 22M-Greg Marlow[1]; 3. 36-Travis Goff[6]; 4. 75C-Randall Bromer[8]; 5. 85M-Rich Loraff[3]; 6. 31O-Nick Ott[9]; 7. 54-Zack Clark[13]; 8. 19G-Josh Gamblin[2]; 9. 06-Krystal Spaulding[12]; 10. 07R-Chad Loyer[11]; 11. 13C-Kyle Wright[5]; 12. 27-Bryan Woodall[4]

Heat 1: 1. 31-Shane Wheeler[2]; 2. 54H-Wayne Hardesty[1]; 3. 17G-Ryan Gillaspy[3]; 4. 17JR-Josh Lank Jr[5]; 5. 75-Jacob Beard[8]; 6. 22M-Greg Marlow[10]; 7. 27-Bryan Woodall[7]; 8. 79-Steven Shuck[6]; 9. 1-James Headley[4]; 10. 54-Zack Clark[9]

Heat 2: 1. 37-Aaron VanPelt[2]; 2. 19-Andy Bishop[4]; 3. 5X-Brian Isley[3]; 4. 18F-Brandon Farrar[1]; 5. 3X-Phillip McCord[7]; 6. 19G-Josh Gamblin[6]; 7. 13C-Kyle Wright[8]; 8. 75C-Randall Bromer[5]; 9. 07R-Chad Loyer[9]

Heat 3: 1. 33H-Hunter Perry[4]; 2. 17-Josh Lank[1]; 3. 59-Mark Barrett Jr[2]; 4. X111-Sam Wheeler[3]; 5. 9-Aaron Tatman[5]; 6. 85M-Rich Loraff[7]; 7. 36-Travis Goff[6]; 8. 31O-Nick Ott[8]; 9. 06-Krystal Spaulding[9]

Street Stocks 8/15 Make Up Race

A Feature 1: 1. 65-Wally Kerst[4]; 2. 90-Lee Hall[3]; 3. 114-Austen Hubbard[2]; 4. 86JR-Kory Glassburn[5]; 5. 10S-Brandon Shelhart[8]; 6. 24-Spencer Knight II[10]; 7. 9A-Ryan Arnett[17]; 8. 99-Nate Payton[11]; 9. 21K-Jacob Kolwyck[9]; 10. 15-Andy Hall[7]; 11. 98-Lee Joseph Hall[14]; 12. 10R-Michael Roe[12]; 13. 22-Chad Neeley[15]; 14. 8-Clint Hall[18]; 15. 20S-John Sevison[20]; 16. 28-Rick Paul[16]; 17. 12-Justin Wheeler[19]; 18. 78-Clint Bell[13]; 19. 9-Landon Metcalf [6]; 20. 10H-Eric Hunter[1]

B Feature 1: 1. 28-Rick Paul[2]; 2. 9A-Ryan Arnett[3]; 3. 8-Clint Hall[6]; 4. 12-Justin Wheeler[9]; 5. 20S-John Sevison[8]; 6. 48C-Wade Clemmons[5]; 7. 5-Shane Sanders[4]

Heat 1: 1. 10H-Eric Hunter[2]; 2. 90-Lee Hall[4]; 3. 15-Andy Hall[1]; 4. 24-Spencer Knight II[3]; 5. 78-Clint Bell[6]; 6. 66-Pete Beiswanger[7]; 7. 5-Shane Sanders[5]

Heat 2: 1. 114-Austen Hubbard[3]; 2. 65-Wally Kerst[4]; 3. 10S-Brandon Shelhart[1]; 4. 99-Nate Payton[6]; 5. 98-Lee Joseph Hall[5]; 6. 28-Rick Paul[7]; 7. 48C-Wade Clemmons[8]; 8. (DQ) 54-Joey Iliff[2]

Heat 3: 1. 86JR-Kory Glassburn[2]; 2. 9-Landon Metcalf [1]; 3. 21K-Jacob Kolwyck[3]; 4. 10R-Michael Roe[4]; 5. 22-Chad Neeley[6]; 6. 9A-Ryan Arnett[5]; 7. 8-Clint Hall[7]; 8. 20S-John Sevison[8]; 9. 12-Justin Wheeler[9]

By Greg Hildebrand

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