From Tyler Altmeyer | All Star Circuit of Champions
AARON REUTZEL OUTWHEELS THE FIELD FOR $6,000 BEACH BRAWL PAYDAY AT LAKE OZARK SPEEDWAY
ELDON, Mo. (July 27, 2023) - Clute, Texas’ very own Aaron Reutzel returned to Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane on Thursday evening, doing so in Lake Ozark Speedway’s third annual Beach Brawl featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions and POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series. The triumph, a $6,000 payday for the three-time Series champion, was accomplished from the pole position, forced to outduel fellow front row starter and Roth Motorsports ace, Buddy Kofoid. Reutzel’s All Star win count now stands at 38 all time, with Lake Ozark’s Beach Brawl being his first of the 2023 season.
Although starting from the pole position, Reutzel’s 30-lap affair was far from a walk in the park. In fact, Reutzel was forced to play second fiddle during the mid-section of the 30-lap contest, losing the top spot to Kofoid with ten in the books. An eventual caution would restack the field on lap 13, thus giving Reutzel a chance at redemption. Although obviously returning the favor, Reutzel’s winning move did not occur until lap 17, scooting around Kofoid before ultimately stretching his legs.
It was actually Parker Price-Miller who raced home to finish second, followed by Kofoid, Ayrton Gennetten, and Zeb Wise.
“Honestly, I was just hoping to stay with him,” Aaron Reutzel, driver of the Folkens Brothers Trucking/RSR No. 8 sprint car, said. “You don’t run a guy like Buddy Kofoid down, especially in clean air, very often. Our car was just phenomenal. And it feels really good to finally get a win for this team this year. We’ve had a lot of seconds…a lot of fast nights. This team just really deserves a win. Everyone has been working so hard and I’m starting to get more and more confident. That’s what we need heading into the Knoxville Nationals.”
Tezos All Star competition will continue with an invasion of the state-of-the-art I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Friday, July 28. The final Show-Me State visit of the season will award an $8,000 payday.
Concluding the Series’ Midwest takeover, the Sprint Car Capital of the World, Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, will host “America’s Series” on Saturday, July 29, welcoming the Tony Stewart-owned organization for the first and only time in 2023. The Saturday night staple will award $8,000, simultaneously giving All Star competitors a taste of Knoxville Raceway prior to the coveted Knoxville Nationals in mid-August.
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A-main (30 Laps)
1. 8-Aaron Reutzel ; 2. 16TH-Parker Price Miller ; 3. 83JR-Buddy Kofoid ; 4. 19-Ayrton Gennetten ; 5. 26-Zeb Wise ; 6. 4-Chris Windom ; 7. 14-Corey Day ; 8. 39M-Justin Sanders ; 9. 21T-Cole Macedo ; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. ; 11. 18T-Tanner Holmes ; 12. 7BC-Anthony Macri ; 13. 17AU-Jamie Veal ; 14. 25-Lachlan McHugh ; 15. 29-Sye Lynch ; 16. 55-Kerry Madsen ; 17. 24-Garet Williamson ; 18. 22-Riley Goodno ; 19. 45-Tim Shaffer ; 20. 6-Mario Clouser ; 21. 7-Paul Solomon ; 22. 74-Xavier Doney ; 23. 95-Matt Covington ; 24. 52-Blake Hahn ; 25. 51B-Joe_B. Miller ; 26. 77-Jack Wagner  LAP LEADERS: Aaron Reutzel (1-9), Buddy Kofoid (10-16), Aaron Reutzel (17-30)
2023 All Star Circuit of Champions OWNER Standings (As of 7/27):
Rudeen Racing - 3574
Clauson Marshall Racing - 3568
Vermeer Motorsports - 3456
Lane Racing - 3422
Bryan Grove Racing - 3334
Seeling Motorsports - 3164
Bill McCandless Ford - 3104
D3 Motorsports Group - 2838
Premier Motorsports - 2224
2023 All Star Circuit of Champions DRIVER Standings (As of 7/27):
Zeb Wise - 3464
Chris Windom - 3422
Tim Shaffer - 3334
J.J. Hickle - 3164
Tyler Courtney - 3023
Conner Morrell - 2838
Sye Lynch - 2776
Scotty Thiel - 2114
Parker Price-Miller - 2102
Anthony Macri - 1808
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