Buzzie — 50 Years Later

“Where did 50 years go?” was Buzzie Reutimann’s response when the 81-year-old modified racing legend was reminded that it has been a half century since he won the inaugural edition of the event now known as Super DIRT Week. “For some reason, I would start at the back of the car, and I’d redo the rear springs. You could see smoke coming off the right-rear tire, so you knew you didn’t have to worry about that car because he was going to wear his tires out before the race was over. When we cut that slider off, it brought the car to life. When I was running the second race, the stands were packed, there must have been 12,000 people in those stands, and they even had those extra stands,” Reutimann said. “That’s the race I got the most ink out of because it is the Daytona of the modified deal,” he said.

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