Reutzel holds off Haftertepe to capture Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek Finale at Lucas Oil SpeedwayAaron Reutzel in victory lane after winning the Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek Finale at Lucas Oil Speedway. (Kenny Shaw photo)

Wheatland, Missouri (June 17, 2017) - Aaron Reutzel held off Sam Haftertepe Jr. to claim the Lucas Oil ASCS Bob Westphal Memorial Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek Finale on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Reutzel's third ASCS Winged Sprint Series victory of the season also clinched the seven-race Sizzlin' Speedweek points chase as well for the Clute, Texas driver.

Reutzel started from the pole after winning his heat race and set a blistering pace in the feature after the green flag flew.

Blake Hahn was able to get past Justin Henderson and into second place on lap four and started to pressure Reutzel when the race's first caution came out on lap eight as Harli White spun in turn four.

"Blake's the one that really worried me because I knew he could run the bottom pretty good," Reutzel said. "The bottom was going away for us. I figured I had to abort it and I did at the right time."

Using the top side to his advantage, Reutzel built a comfortable lead through the middle stage of the 30-lap race. But as he closed in on lapped traffic, Haftertepe began to close in and make it interesting.

But Reutzel expertly weaved through the slower cars and, when Haftertepe made a bid on the white-flag lap, he was able to prevail by about four car lengths at the finish.

"I was going through lapped cars pretty good, so I figured I had a big gap," Reutzel said. "I was just cruising there and when Sam showed me a nose, I decided to take back off on that last lap. We were plenty good there."

Haftertepe, of Sunnyvale, Texas,  continues to sit comfortable atop the national point standings. He gave credit to the winner.

"He didn't really make any mistakes," Hafertepe said of Reutzel. "We did whatever we could do. We had a pretty good race car. Hats off to Aaron. He did a really good job tonight."

Hahn, of Sapulpa, Okla., held on to finish third and Johnny Herrera of Albuquerque, N.M., finished fourth.

Boyles earns WAR feature win: Clinton Boyles of Greenwood, Mo., took command with 15 laps remaining and drove away to the 25-lap Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint feature over runner-up Korey Weyant.

Chance Morton, who started outside of Boyles on row one, took a wild ride on lap two when he rolled his car entering turn two, landing it wheels down after making contact with the wall. Morton, of Coweta, Okla., walked away uninjured.

Wyatt Burks, starting inside of row four, advanced to second by lap three when the race's second caution flew for Rob Hockett's spin.

Burks battled past Boyles and into the lead coming out of turn four to complete lap five. Boyles pressured the new leader over the next five laps before taking command on lap 10 and driving away to his third WAR feature win of the season.

Series points leader Weyant, of Springfield, Ill., was second and Burks, of Topeka, Kan., wound up third.

"Weyant got by me in one and two and I knew that I had to hustle around," Boyles said. "I knew if I stayed patient, we would get there and it all ended up working out. I'm sure they were right behind me fighting for it, but it was a lot of fun."

Weekly Series next up: The Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series returns to Lucas Oil Speedway next Saturday night, June 24, for the Bolivar Herald-Free Press Midseason Championships.

Classes in action will be the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, the Big O Tires Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods. The Street Stocks will be the evening's featured class running a special 25-lap, $500-to-win main event.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with hots laps at 7 and racing at 7:35 p.m. For ticket information on all all events at Lucas Oil Speedway, contact admission director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at

Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek Finale
Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprints
 Feature - 1, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas. 2, Sam Haftertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas. 3, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, Okla. 4, Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, N.M. 5, Justin Henderson, Tea, S.D. 6, Scott Bogucki, McClaren Vale. 7, Matt Covington, Glenpool, Okla. 8, Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, Okla. 9, Skylar Gee, Leduc, Alberta. 10, Dustin Morgan, Tulsa, Okla. 11, Seth Bergman, Tulsa, Okla. 12, Tony Bruce Jr., LIberal, Kan. 13, Harli White, Lindsay, Okla. 14, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, Mo. 15, Kade Morton, Coweta, Okla. 16, Jay Russel, Elwood, Kan. 17, Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, Mo. 18, Andee Beierle, Bismarck, N.D. 19, Kyle Bellm, Nixa, Mo. 20, Miles Paulus, Marshall, Mo. 21, Chance Morton, Coweta, Okla.
 Heat 1 - 1, Aaron Reutzel 2, Johnny Herrera. 3, Sam Hafertepe Jr. 4, Blake Hahn. 5, Wayne Johnson. 6, Jay Russell. 7, Chance Morton DNF.
 Heat 2 - 1, Justin Henderson. 2, Matt Covington. 3, Scott Bogucki. 4, Dustin Morgan. 5, Harli White. 6, Jonathan Cornell. 7, Tony Bruce Jr.
 Heat 3 - 1, Skylar Gee. 2, Kyle Bellm. 3, Seth Bergman. 4, Miles Paulus. 5, Chance Morton. 6, Andee Beierle. 7, Taylor Walton.
Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprints
 Feature - 1, Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, Mo. 2, Korey Weyant, Springfield, Ill. 3, Wyatt Burks, Topeka, Kan. 4, Katlynn Leer, Moulton, Iowa. 5, Craig Carroll, Collinsville, Okla. 6, Slater Helt, Harrisonville, Mo. 7, Warren Johnson, Overland Park, Kan. 8, Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, Mo. 9, Rob Hockett, Lone Jack, Mo. 10, Steve Thomas, Rantoul, Ill. 11, Quinton Benson, Emma, Mo. 12, Zack Clark, Olathe, Kan. 13, Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, Mo. 14, Brad Wyatt, Kearney, Mo. 15, Chance Morton, Coweta, Okla.
 Heat one  - 1, Korey Weyant. 2, Quinton Benson. 3, Brady Wyatt. 4, Zach Clark. 5,
Slater Helt. 6,  Warren Johnson. 7, Taylor Walton. 8, Rob Hockett. 9, Steve Mahannah DNS.
 Heat two - 1, Chance Morton. 2, Clinton Boyles. 3, Wyatt Burks. 4, Katlynn Leer. 5, Craig Carroll. 6, Chris Parkinson. 7, Steve Thomas. 8, Vinny Ward.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

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About Lucas Oil Speedway

Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five race tracks in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just a quick hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, dubbed the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks," Lucas Oil Speedway certainly lives up to the title.]

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. 2017 marks the 7th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, Lake Lucas. Two nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series will be held in 2017. New for 2017 will be an all new purpose build Off Road Racing facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events.

Lucas Oil Speedway hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Midwest! National and regional touring series appear frequently for Special Events on the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.   

In addition to the incredible Special Events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series features the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Big O Tires Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods, racing weekly.

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