Sunday, May 7, 2017

"Buzzie" Reutimann Born In Zephyrhills, Florida - May 7, 1941

May 7, 1941
Emil Lloyd "Buzzie" Reutimann
(Photo; "Buzzie Reutimann in 00 dirt car" by Ted Van Pelt)
Born in Zephyrhills, Florida, USA.
He is the father of current driver David Reutimann. He began working on race cars at age 13 despite his mother's protests. Primarily a Short track racer, he made one NASCAR start on November 11, 1962 in Tampa, Florida at Golden Gate Speedway. He started 18th and finished 10th in the event, which was considered part of the 1963 season. He was given the nickname "Buzzie" at birth after several nurses noticed he made buzzing sounds as an infant. He drove the number #00, and so did his son David in the Sprint Cup Series.

In 1972 Reutimann won the dirt modified track championship at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York. That same year he captured the win at the prestigious Eastern States 200.

Now in his 70's, Reutimann continues to race and win to this day. He competes weekly at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida.

Reutimann was inducted into the Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Eastern Motorsport Press Association Hall of Fame in 2006.

2 comments:

  1. SEE HIM AT EAST BAY FL. ALL THE TIME

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  2. Great man, had the pleasure to meet him at his shop in Zephyrhills Fla.greatguy we talked for a couple hours about the old days.got a couple of old style shirts and offered to autograph them.

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