Reutzel Tames Outlaw’s Lapped Traffic
MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Lapped traffic made the difference Friday night at Outlaw Motorsports Park as Aaron Reutzel topped the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real feature.
Reutzel battled three wide for the lead, taking the top spot on lap 17 en route to his second straight victory in the series.
Starting third, Reutzel jumped to second on the start, nearly taking the lead from Jason Johnson on the opening lap.
“I can’t believe this. I took so long to get one, and now we have two of them back-to-back, there’s just no words to describe this,” Reutzel said.
Johnson held on to finish second, posting his best finish of the season in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition and in doing so, earned his 300th top-10 finish in Lucas Oil ASCS National competition. He joins Gary Wright as the only other driver to exceed 300 top-10 finishes.
“My car was really good. I made some good laps but when we got to lapped traffic, he could just go,” said Johnson. “I was on the mat. I don’t know what he was doing to get off the corners, but I really had a great car. I can’t thank my guys enough.”
Dustin Morgan worked past Jeff Swindell on Lap 21 to earn the final podium step.
Brad Loyet worked to fourth on lap 23 with Jeff Swindell, ending his night fifth.
Aaron Reutzel, Jason Johnson, Dustin Morgan, Brad Loyet, Jeff Swindell, Brian Brown, Johnny Herrera, Tony Bruce Jr., Danny Wood, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sean McClelland, Brandon Hanks, Mike Goodman, Blake Hahn, Matt Covington, Alex Sewell, Seth Bergman, Danny Smith, Kade Morton, Josh Baughman, James Mosher, Tim Crawley.