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ASA Midwest Truck Tour Making First 2012 Trip to MIS this Friday Night

June 24, 2012

By Kari Shear-Carlson
June 24, 2012 – The ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour heads to Madison International Speedway this Friday, June 29th for its third event of the 2012 season.

There have only been two events so far this season after Marshfield Motor Speedway was rained out on Saturday, June 16th. This has kept the points battle very tight. Only seven points separate the top five. The current point leader is James Swan with 312 points. Dan Barber is second only two points behind Swan (310) followed by Chad Knaus with 309. Brothers Jerry and John Wood are tied for fourth with 305 points.

This Friday night the Trucks will head to Madison International Speedway for their third event. In 2011 they made three trips to the the track with three different winners. Bobby Wilberg, Austin Luedtke, and Dan Lensing each made it to victory lane in 2011, none of which have yet competed in 2012.

Will James Swan be able to hold on to his point lead and get his first ever Truck win, or will one of the veteran Wood brothers defend their home turf and get a first win of the season?

Head on out to Madison International Speedway this Friday night, June 29th. Qualifying starts at 6:00PM followed by Madison’s regular night of weekly racing.

Be sure to follow the ASA Midwest Tour on Facebook (asamidwesttour) and Twitter (@asamidwesttour).

To learn more about the ASA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings, log on to asamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@asamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@asamidwesttour.com.

To learn more about the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association® Racing Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association®, visit www.asaracing.com.

This article was posted to the website on June 25th, 2012

Drivers News Touring Stars

Jason Weinkauf Hoping to Make it Two in a Row at Marshfield Motor Speedway on June 30

June 21, 2012

By Kari Shear-Carlson
June 21, 2012 – Jason Weinkauf may be running for the ASA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings Rookie of the Year title, but he is no rookie when it comes to Marshfield Motor Speedway. In fact, Weinkauf is looking to defend his 2011 ASAMT victory on June 30th for the Marshfield 100.

“I am really excited to run for Rookie of the Year in the Tour, but I can’t really claim that I am a rookie at Marshfield,” said a very humble Weinkauf. “I’m really looking forward to getting to Marshfield and hopefully gaining some ground,” he added.

Marshfield Motor Speedway is Jason Weinkauf’s home track. He won the track championship in 2009 and 2010. In 2009, Jason and his brother Chris, an ECHO and ECHO Bear Cat Touring Star battled down to the wire for the championship. After Chris suffered some engine trouble in his own car he was able to jump in another car and Jason just edged him out for the championship.
While Weinkauf was not running for a track championship in 2011, he ran a few races leading up to the ASA Midwest Tour event. When he had some dreaded motor trouble in his own car, Jay VanDerGeest said, “You’re running my car!” And that’s exactly what he did.

The team was not off to a good start. They were not very high on the chart in practice that day but made a few changes before qualifying and it made a big difference. “We were able to get out front and never fade,” said Jason. “It was really cool after we won. I was proud to represent the locals and come out on top knowing how tough the ASAMT was,” he added.

Speaking of the ASAMT, Jason is running for the 2012 ASA Midwest Tour Rookie of the Year. He is currently third in the ROY standings only nine points out of the lead. Jason has always had a great respect for the competition in the ASAMT. “In my opinion, the ASAMT is one of the best series in the country. The guys are all top-notch. You have to be on your game. Being off just a little bit, makes a big difference,” Weinkauf said.

Jason Weinkauf is the first to say that he does not take all the credit for what he does. “I appreciate everything that Jay VanDerGeest does to allow us to run. Even though we [Chris Weinkauf] race against each other, we all work together in the shop as one big team and it wouldn’t be possible without VanDerGeest,” said Weinkauf.

When asked who else he would like to thank, Jason spoke with an incredible amount of thankfulness for the support of his wife Beth. “She has been with me from the start. I could not do it without her.” He also wanted to thank his co-crew chiefs, Dan Weinkauf (his father) and DJ Fritz as well of the rest of his crew.

Come on out to Marshfield Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 30th for the Marshfield 100 to see if Jason can make it two in a row.

For more information and details go to asamidwesttour.com.

Be sure to follow the ASA Midwest Tour on Facebook (asamidwesttour) and Twitter (@asamidwesttour).

To learn more about the ASA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings, log on to asamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@asamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@asamidwesttour.com.

To learn more about the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association® Racing Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association®, visit www.asaracing.com.

News Truck Tour

James Swan Looks to Add ASA Midwest Truck Tour to His Resume’

June 17, 2012

By Kari Shear-Carlson
June 17, 2012 – James Swan is no stranger to victory lane. In fact, he is a five-time Mid-American Stock Car Series Champion, the 2009 Big 8 Series Rookie of the Year, 2005 Slinger Speedway Sportsman Champion, 2003 Madison International Speedway Sportsman Champion, and the 2002 Lake Geneva Raceway Sportsman Champion. So what else would a guy like Swan want to add to his resume’?

The ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour of course. Swan started racing full time in 1991 and has accumulated approximately 37 wins over the course of his career. He is off to a good start with the Truck Tour so far in 2012. Swan finished second in his first ever Truck event at Madison International Speedway, and took the top qualifying spot at the Milwaukee mile.

Swan’s interest in stock car racing began when he was a kid and his dad worked on a pit crew at the former Lake Geneva Raceway. He would go to watch every single weekend, even riding his bike many weekends just to be there. He was told he could not race until he turned 18, so guess what he did when he turned 18? Swan turned his street car into a street stock and never looked back.

Swan’s first championship came in 2001 when he won the Mid-American Stock Car Series Championship three years into his Mid-Am career. He joked that it took him nine years to win his first feature and 20 years to win his first Rookie of the Year title when he won it in 2009 with the Big 8 Series.

One of Swan’s biggest victories came at the Milwaukee Mile in 2001 when he won during Governer’s Cup weekend. Swan’s dad had come up from down south just to spot for him, so when the two of them went to victory lane it was pretty rewarding.

So what was it that attracted Swan to the ASA Midwest Truck Tour? Rob Luedtke, father of ASAMT Rookie, Austin Luedtke, called Swan over the winter and told him they had a truck that they would not be racing this year, so he was welcome to it. “He just said, ‘bring it back when you’re done,’” said Swan.

So that is where it all began. Swan’s first impression of the Truck Tour is nothing short of impressed. “The first thing I noticed about the group of drivers is that everyone gets along really well. We race ‘with’ each other,” Swan said.

Swan adjusted to driving the truck pretty quickly and has adapted quite well. “So far the trucks are easier to drive than the Mid-Am car. We have only had to make a few adjustments here and there. Jason Schuler [crew chief] has been a huge help,” added Swan.

With his past successes and early success in the ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour, Swan is definitely one to keep an eye on. Chances are it will not take him another nine years to get a victory in a Truck.

The next event for the ASAMTT is on Friday, June 29th at Madison International Speedway. For complete details log on to http://trucks.asamidwesttour.com/.

Be sure to follow the ASA Midwest Tour on Facebook (asamidwesttour) and Twitter (@asamidwesttour).

To learn more about the ASA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings, log on to asamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@asamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@asamidwesttour.com.

To learn more about the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association® Racing Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association®, visit www.asaracing.com.

News Truck Tour

Dan Barber Victorious in the ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour Howie Lettow 30

June 14, 2012

By Kari Shear-Carlson
June 14, 2012 – Well the ASA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings was not the only thing racing this past Tuesday at the Milwaukee Mile. The ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour had their own 30 lap feature event as well.

Twenty-one trucks qualified and made the event. The #97 of James Swan had the fastest lap with a 30.936 ahead of the 88 of Rick Corso with a 31.365 and #72 of John Wood with a 31.502.

An invert of 13, put Sandwich, IL driver, Vinnie Wilkinson on the inside of the front row. Bill Collins started in second followed by Joel Willman and eventual winner, Dan Barber.

As the green flag dropped, Bill Collins took off with the early lead. The battle was mid-pack as the trucks battled side-by-side lap after lap.

The two trucks that were on the early move were Dan Barber and Jerry Wood. On lap ten Sun Prairie’s Chad Knaus slipped into the lead as Dan Barber dove to the inside of Bill Collins for second.

Meanwhile the #72 of John Wood was on a mission and setting his sights on the top three after starting in 11th.

About mid-race the field began to stretch out and drivers were settling in. But up front, Dan Barber and Chad Knaus were nose to tail.

Barber started to stretch out his lead as John Wood started his battle with Jeff Watters for third. He could not get it done until a lap later when he got around Watters and went up to third.

Dan Barber won the Swiss Colony Howie Lettow Memorial 30 followed by Chad Knaus and John Wood. Jeff Watters and James Swan rounded out the top five.

Fast qualifier Vinnie Wilkinson ended up 11th.

For complete event results go to asamidwesttour.com

The next event for the ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour is this Saturday, June 16th at Marshfield Motor Speedway.

Be sure to follow the ASA Midwest Tour on Facebook (asamidwesttour) and Twitter (@asamidwesttour).

To learn more about the ASA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings, log on to asamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@asamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@asamidwesttour.com.

To learn more about the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association® Racing Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association®, visit www.asaracing.com.

Marketing Partner News

Milwaukee County Historical Society Joins Hands with the ASAMT to Remember Alan Kulwicki

June 8, 2012

June 8, 2012, Milwaukee, WI – The ASA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings and the Milwaukee County Historical Society are proud to announce a partnership agreement for the remainder of the 2012 season. For each remaining race on the ASA Midwest Tour schedule, the Milwaukee County Historical Society will award $100 to the driver that leads the 7th lap in honor of 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Alan Kulwicki. The “Alan Kulwicki Memorial Lap” will increase awareness of the Milwaukee County Historical Society’s brand new racing exhibit and experience, Alan Kulwicki: A Champion’s Story, which will open in early 2013. This amazing, one-of-a-kind experience will combine futuristic technologies like Augmented Reality, 3D projection mapping, and multi-touch kiosks with traditional elements including the display of artifacts and video presentations.

A Greenfield, Wisconsin native, Kulwicki finished second in the old American Speed Association standings in 1982 and 1985, and captured the 1983 Miller 200 in front of his hometown fans at the Milwaukee Mile. Kulwicki won five ASA events during his career. “We are excited to partner with the ASA Midwest Tour in celebrating Alan’s rich racing career,” said Scott Stroh, Executive Director, Milwaukee County Historical Society.

“While Alan is mainly recognized as a NASCAR champion, his accomplishments on the short tracks of Wisconsin and on the ASA circuit should be remembered as well. He, along with Dick Trickle, Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace, and others, made ASA the premier short track racing organization in the country, a proud legacy that we see continued in the ASA Midwest Tour,” added Stroh.

Stroh hopes that fans will use the 7th lap as a way to remember Alan. “We hope that fans will share their favorite memories of Alan with each other and with us, like his victory in the Miller 200 at the Milwaukee Mile or the time he took to shake their hand or sign an autograph.”

For the rest of the 2012 season, each ASA Midwest Tour competitor will carry a bright orange sticker with Alan’s name and the name of the new exhibit. The community’s first opportunity to see examples of the type of experience offered by Alan Kulwicki: A Champion’s Story, will occur at The Swiss Colony Howie Lettow Memorial 150, at the famed Milwaukee Mile, on June 12th. This interactive mobile experience will travel the state throughout the summer, so look for the Kulwicki banner at your favorite short track..

For more information about the Milwaukee County Historical Society, Alan Kulwicki: A Champion’s Story, or to learn how you can support this exciting new initiative, please go to www.kulwickiexperience.com.

The Milwaukee County Historical Society was founded in 1935 to collect, preserve and make available materials relating to the history of the Milwaukee community. Through a broad range of activities, the Historical Society seeks to recognize and preserve our local history. In promoting a greater appreciation of Milwaukee County’s heritage, the Historical Society hopes to develop a better understanding of the issues and challenges facing Milwaukee County today.

To learn more about MCHS, please visit www.milwaukeehistory.net.

Be sure to follow the ASA Midwest Tour on Facebook (asamidwesttour) and Twitter (@asamidwesttour).

To learn more about the American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings, log on to asamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@asamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@asamidwesttour.com.

To learn more about the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association® Racing Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association®, visit www.asaracing.com.

Marketing Partner News

Sunoco Driven Challenge Mid-Season Approaching

June 5, 2012

Fans Can Enter For A Chance To Join The Winning Driver In NC

By Kari Shear-Carlson
July 5, 2012 – Registered drivers in the ASA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings are racing for the opportunity of a lifetime, a chance to receive a test in a Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR K&N Pro Series car at the conclusion of the 2012 season. Sunoco and Joe Gibbs Racing partnered up to form the Sunoco Driven Challenge.

Five grassroots racing series drivers are competing in a uniquely developed points system for a chance to test with one of NASCAR’s top teams. But there will only be one overall winner out of the five series competing. As of July 2nd, Jonathan Eilen is eighth in the overall point standings and leads the ASA Midwest Tour drivers who are entered. Travis Sauter is tenth overall only two points behind Eilen.

The mid-season awards for the challenge will be given to the point leader in each of the five series. The ASA Midwest Tour will present the mid-season award after the August 5th, 100 lap event at Madison International Speedway. The driver of each eligible series in the Sunoco Driven Challenge will be awarded a $500 product certificate from Joe Gibbs Driven and a $500 product certificate from Sunoco Race Fuels.

The Sunoco Driven Challenge is not just for drivers. One lucky fan and guest will have the opportunity to take part in the overall winner’s experience. He or she will receive an all expenses paid trip to Charlotte, NC. The lucky fan and guest will get a tour of the Joe Gibbs Racing race shop, meet Joe Gibbs, and attend the winning driver’s test session. Additional prizes will also include Joe Gibbs Driven oil products, Sunoco fuel, and the chance to attend a driving school. To enter for a chance to win go to www.sunocodrivenchallenge.com

Be sure to follow the ASA Midwest Tour on Facebook (asamidwesttour) and Twitter (@asamidwesttour).

To learn more about the ASA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings, log on to asamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@asamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@asamidwesttour.com.

To learn more about the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association® Racing Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association®, visit www.asaracing.com.

Drivers News Touring Stars

Jacob Goede Excited to Make a Return to Berlin Raceway

May 30, 2012

By Kari Shear-Carlson
May 30, 2012 – While it is the first time the American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings is headed to Berlin Raceway, Jacob Goede is not new to the Marne, MI track. In fact, he recorded fast time at Berlin Raceway while racing there in an event in 2008.

That is a good thing because ECHO and ECHO Bear Cat Touring Star, Jacob Goede and the rest of the ASA Midwest Tour will be racing there on Saturday, June 2nd for the first time in the series’ history.

There is no denying that Berlin Raceway has a reputation of being a challenging race track to say the least. Even Goede was not quite sure what to expect the first time he visited the place. “I had heard horror stories about the track. It is definitely weird, but it was not as bad as I had been told,” said Goede.

Berlin Raceway has been described as having no straightaways, no wall on the backstretch and a track in which the drivers never stop turning. As Goede and his team started getting things ready for the upcoming event, they were talking about Goede’s experience there in 2008. “I remember the place. I remember turning a lot and always being in a circle but I’m just going to have to get back out there,” he said.

Things will be a little different for Goede when he returns on June 2nd. The ASA Midwest Tour cars are quite a bit different than the car he ran there in 2008. The ASAMT cars are going to have more power and the series is on a brand new tire. Goede is optimistic about the tires.

“I know the first time we were there we were scratching our heads a little bit because the place was pretty hard on tires. But I think this will be a really good test for our new tires,” added Goede.

Goede and the ASA Midwest Tour will be up against a tough group of local competitors. In fact, Jacob remembers the level of competition he was up against the first time and he knows that they are not going to make it easy on the Tour drivers.

“[local hotshoe] Brian Campbell and the other locals are going to make it a real challenge along with the entire group of ASA Midwest Tour guys. I remember the racing being really fun there with two-groove racing. In fact it is kind of like State Park Speedway, but blown up,” joked Goede.

If the race is anything like the one recently at State Park Speedway fans are going to be in for the night of their lives.

On Saturday, June 2nd, qualifying starts at 4:00PM followed by an autograph session at 6:00PM and racing at 7:00PM. More details will be available at asamidwesttour.com.

Be sure to follow the ASA Midwest Tour on Facebook (asamidwesttour) and Twitter (@asamidwesttour).

To learn more about the American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings, log on to asamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@asamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@asamidwesttour.com.

To learn more about the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association® Racing Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association®, visit www.asaracing.com.

News Truck Tour

ASA Midwest Tour and SCAG Truck Tour World Wide Packaging State Park 125 Race Day Recap

May 22, 2012

By Kari Shear-Carlson
May 22, 2012 – Dan Fredrickson and Jerry Wood were victorious in the American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings and the ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour events at State Park Speedway on Saturday night, May 19th.

DAN FREDRICKSON WINS HIS DEBUT AT SPS

The 2008 ASAMT Champion, Dan Fredrickson in his Mid-State Reclamation & Trucking; B&B; Brothers Jorgenson sponsored car made his first ever trip to State Park Speedway on Saturday and adapted to the very competitive quarter mile as if he raced there weekly. Dan started in the sixth position after qualifying fifth. It did not take him long to make his way to the front.

He proved that two-groove racing is alive and well at SPS when he chose the outside at the restart after a competition yellow. Fredrickson was able to maintain his lead, albeit with a very hungry Jonathan Eilen never losing site of Fredrickson’s bumper until the checkered flag fell.

Last year’s winner and local hero, Mark Mackesy came on strong at the end and got another podium finish rounding out the top three.

JERRY WOOD WINS THE ASA MIDWEST SCAG TRUCK TOUR SEASON OPENER

Jerry Wood led James Swan and Chad Knaus of Sun Prairie, WI across the finish line in the Truck Tour’s first event of the 2012 season. Wood is the 2010 and 2011 ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour Champion and he continued right where he left off on Saturday night. Fourteen trucks took the green flag. Jerry took the early lead and while Swan closed in on him a bit, it just was not enough to get the job done. There were some great battles throughout the field during the 50 lap event indicating that it is going to be a great season of great racing in 2012.

ROOKIE MATT TIFFT GETS FIRST ASAMT POLE OF THE SEASON
Youngster, Matt Tifft from Hinckley, OH, powered his way to the top of the charts in qualifying, putting his #89 Malco Products, Judge, Lauric & Pahoresky, CPA Ford in the top spot turning a 13.467. Tifft started the event in 14th position and hung on in one of the most jam-packed, side-by-side events ever seen for an 18th place finish.

DAN BARBER OPENS UP THE ASA MIDWEST SCAG TRUCK TOUR WITH THE POLE
The #3 of Dan Barber opened the Truck Tour season by taking the pole with a 13.932. John Wood was second with a 14.093 only one-one thousand of a second ahead of Bill Collins who had a 14.094.

ECHO AND ECHO BEAR CAT TOURING STARS SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE FIELD
Jonathan Eilen led the way for the 2012 ECHO and ECHO Bear Cat Touring Stars on Saturday night. After coming out of nowhere in the season opener at MIS, Eilen continued to show that he is in it to win it in 2012. Eilen started 11th and made his way to the front, maneuvering through lapped traffic in professional style. He and Fredrickson put on a fantastic finish to a great night of racing.

Another Touring Star who is off to a great start is Nick Panitzke. After running up front and leading for a while, Panitzke unfortunately encountered some problems and dropped back later in the race. Jacob Goede, Nathan Haseleu, Skylar Holzhausen, Chris Weinkauf and Chris Wimmer were all in the top ten. Last week’s winner, Andrew Morrissey finished 13th.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CONTENDERS CONTINUE TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE
Six Rookie of the Year drivers competed in the feature event on Saturday night. Once again, Jason Weinkauf sponsored by Professional Drywall, Jay VanDerGeest Cattle and Hartleban Farms, led the way for the rookies. Weinkauf ran up front most of the night finishing in ninth.

Young Ty Majeski, who won the ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour event at SPS in 2011, finished in 11th. Fast qualifier, Matt Tifft finished in 18th, followed by Cardell Potter in 20th, Austin Luedtke in 21st and Jeff Holtz in 27th.
HASELEU AND SWAN TAKE HOME BIG DOG BONUS

The Big Dog Bonus lap sponsorship program continued to grow for the ASAMT and was already up to $1300 for the ASA Midwest Tour. RaceTeamGear.com and Swiss Colony sponsored, Nathan Haseleu was the Big Dog for the ASAMT.
Finishing in the top 10 awarded Haseleu a little extra cash for the night. Because he was not a part of the program at MIS, he took home only $600 and the remaining $700 will carry over to Berlin Raceway on June 2nd.

The ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour started it’s season off with $500 in the pot. James Swan got the luck of the draw for the Trucks. Swan finished second in his race and took home the full $500 for the Trucks. They will start a new pot at Milwaukee on June 12th.

POINTS BATTLES BEGIN
With his victory on Saturday night, Dan Fredrickson tops the ASAMT point standings with 293. Skylar Holzhausen is in second with 286 only one point ahead of Jonathan Eilen with 285. Jason Weinkauf leads the rookie standings with 264 followed by Ty Majeski with 251 only one point ahead of Matt Tifft with 250.
Jerry Wood leads the ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour points with 167, followed by James Swan (160). Camden Murphy and Chad Knaus are currently tied for third with 153 points each.

NEXT EVENT
The next event for the ASA Midwest Tour is Saturday, June 2nd at Berlin Raceway in Marne, MI for the Port City Racecars 100 only 10 days before the Howie Lettow 150 at the Milwaukee Mile on Tuesday, June 12th.

The Howie Lettow 150 will be the next event for the ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour.

Be sure to follow the ASA Midwest Tour on Facebook (asamidwesttour) and Twitter (@asamidwesttour).

To learn more about the American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings, log on to asamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@asamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@asamidwesttour.com.

To learn more about the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association® Racing Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association®, visit www.asaracing.com.

News Truck Tour

Jerry Wood Kicks Off the 2012 Season Right Where He Left Off

May 19, 2012

By Kari Shear-Carlson
May 19, 2012 – The ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour kicked off their season at State Park Speedway in Wausau, WI on Saturday night, May 19th. Jerry Wood picked up right where he left off winning the first event.

Jerry took the early lead while the #97 of James Swan kept him just in his sights. As the race started to get settled, a blanket could have been thrown over sixth through eighth. As the laps started ticking away, Swan started to slowly close the gap on Jerry Wood.

Twenty-five laps into the 50-lap event, Wood and Swan were pulling away from the rest of the field while the #67 of Chad Knaus, #85 of Camden Murphy and #72 of John Wood were putting on a good battle for the third spot.

John Wood and Murphy were battling side-by-side and touched for fourth. Wood took the position. Wood continued to power his way towards the front working on Knaus for third. But soon after Wood got caught up in lapped traffic and lost two spots to Knaus and Murphy.

Meanwhile up front, Swan was once again closing in on the 73 of Jerry Wood, but he got as close as he was going to get finishing in the runner up position.

Jerry was happy to be able to start off his season with a win and is looking forward to the remainder of the year. “It doesn’t get any better than this. I am looking forward to the season and racing with Swan at every event,” said Wood.

James Swan was the winner of the Big Dog bonus, taking home an extra $500. “This was my first time here and I’m just really happy to be here. There are a lot of great guys to race against. I’m looking forward to it,” said the runner up.

The full results can be found at asamidwesttour.com.

Be sure to follow the ASA Midwest Tour on Facebook (asamidwesttour) and Twitter (@asamidwesttour).

To learn more about the American Speed Association® Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings, log on to asamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@asamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@asamidwesttour.com.

To learn more about the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association® Racing Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association®, visit www.asaracing.com.