ODESSA, Texas – Former Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series champion Aaron Reutzel announced Friday he will team up with Josh Baughman to chase the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title next season.
Reutzel will pilot the No. 87 Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports entry in approximately 80 to 90 races, including tackling the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions tour and participating in select World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events.
Baughman will trim his schedule as a driver down to approximately two dozen 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car races in 2018 as he shifts his focus to his family and business.
“My dad (Mike) and I want to still be really involved in racing so we’re excited to team up with Aaron, who will focus on 410 racing next season,” said Baughman. “I have full confidence he will be able to compete for the All Stars championship and win some races.”
“My kids are growing and are at an age where I want to be able to attend their school and sporting events as well as spend more time at home as a family,” Baughman added. “Also, my business is taking off and it’s important that I’m prioritizing that, so for those two reasons I’m going to scale back the number of races I run.”
Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports will combine marketing partners from both teams, including Fischer Body Shop, Beard Equipment, Precision Catalyst, Hollywood Blasting & Coating, Dissolvalloy, Nattress Construction, Triple X Race Co. and Momentum Racing Suspensions.
“We also want to announce Folkens Brothers Trucking will be a big part of our team, so we’re thrilled about that,” Reutzel said. “I’m beyond excited for next season. Josh and Mike have become great friends of mine and I’m really looking forward to continuing our partnership.”
CREDIT: Inside Line Promotions