Deleon Springs, FL – Volusia Speedway Park is pleased and honored to announce that we will be hosting the 2019 Emil and Dale Reutimann Memorial Race November 22nd & 23rd. This event has become the premier Open Wheel Modified event of the year and this year will be no different. The time of year and the venue will allow top caliber teams from all over the nation to attend, several will be coming back in February for DirtCar Nationals. This race will be a minimum of $10,000 to Win and as additional Sponsors come on board all of that money will be put back into the overall purse. It will once again be a 50 Lap Feature and sponsored lap money will be very lucrative as has been the tradition with the Reutimann Memorial.
This race has always been dedicated to the memory of Emil Reutimann Jr., age 56, Dale Reutimann age 17 and Dale’s close friend and crew member Gordon Stone. Dale was following in the racing footsteps of his brothers Buzzie and Wayne. On September 14th, 1973, Emil, Dale and Gordon were traveling to Golden Gate Speedway in Zephyrhills where Dale was scheduled to compete in a big race. Just south of Zephyrhills on Highway 301, a drunk driver crossed the center line of the 2 lane road. The two vehicles collided head on, the impact was so intense that no one survived the accident.
The Reutimann Family has been a great influence on many people and have been ambassadors for the sport of racing for so many years, it is a privilege to help them honor the memory of their loved ones.
To get involved contact Joy Reutimann at 813-363-5419, Shawn Reutimann at 813-215-1059, David Reutimann at 704-689-3388 or contact Volusia Speedway Park on Facebook or at 386-985-4402 or Tom Whipple at 954-614-6114. More information on race details will be available soon.