Reutzel Is New No. 1 In National Sprint Rankings

Aaron Reutzel in victory lane after an All Star Circuit of Champions win this year. (TWC photo)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Aaron Reutzel made his 20th 410 sprint car start of the season in winning fashion Saturday night at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway.

Reutzel’s first triumph at the historic half-mile oval gave him the required 20 starts to qualify for the National Sprint Car Rankings and also landed him at the top of the charts.

Reutzel has six victories and an average finish of 7.0 in his 20 starts. Cory Eliason, Danny Dietrich and Brock Zearfoss rank two through four as they are the only drivers to have reached the 20-start plateau.

Fifteen other drivers have made at least 16 starts. With 17 starts, World of Outlaws point leader Brad Sweet has the lowest average finish at 3.412.

With his third victory in two weeks, Freddie Rahmer continues to lead the Eastern region standings, while Cap Henry retained command in the Great Lakes region.

Austin McCarl moved into the top spot in the Great Plains region and Kyle Larson leads the Mid-America region despite not racing a sprint car this past week.

Jack Sodeman Jr. leads the Ohio-Pennsylvania region with Dominic Scelzi topping the Western quadrant.

Thirty-nine drivers have won the 71 features contested this season.

Current National Rankings

1. Aaron Reutzel (7.0) 20
2. Cory Eliason (8.846) 26
3. Danny Dietrich (9.115) 26
4. Brock Zearfoss (10.0) 27

To view the complete regional rankings, click on to the next page.


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