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Andy Jones Wins the 44th Annual Oktoberfest in the Midwest Trucks

October 6, 2013
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Jerry Wood Crowned 2013 Champion and Natalie Decker Wins Rookie of the Year

by Kari Shear-Carlson
Jerry Wood, Natalie Decker and Andy Jones. Those are the three names who went into the history books on Friday night during the 44th Annual Oktoberfest weekend in La Crosse, WI.

Jerry Wood captured his third Truck Championship in five years. Natalie Decker took home Rookie of the Year honors, the only female in Midwest Tour history to do so, and Andy Jones was crowned the 44th Annual Oktoberfest Champion.

Natalie Decker, and Ben Pettis led the Midwest Trucks to the green flag on Friday night. Pettis took the early lead as the field settled into the 30 lap event.

Andy Jones wasn’t wasting any time as he made his way into third within five laps. As he ducked under Decker for the second spot, she spun bringing out the first caution of the night. Decker had to restart from the rear of the field.

At the restart Jones went to the inside of Ben Pettis. Pettis went a little wide and Jones was able to get the position and the two of them started to check out.

Camden Murphy moved into third as Justin Oertel tried to take the position on the outside but couldn’t seal the deal.

A late race caution allowed Pettis to line up on the outside of Jones for another attempt, but Jones once again got the lead and took it all the way to the finish line.

“That was just awesome,” said Jones. “I had so much fun. I hope the fans enjoyed it, too.”

Justin Oertel, Jerry Wood and Camden Murphy rounded out the top five. Natalie Decker rallied back to finish in the sixth spot.

Be sure to follow the Midwest Truck Tour on Facebook (midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Midwest Truck Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (262) 729-4111 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus (630) 212-6022 at or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@arcamidwesttour.comor Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.com.

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Murphy Gets First Midwest Truck Tour Win In Thunderstruck 93 At Elko Speedway

September 21, 2013
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by Dean Reller
Sept. 21, 2013 – Camden Murphy was nothing but smiles as he emerged from his truck following the Midwest Truck Tour race as a part of Thunderstruck 93 at Elko Speedway. Andy Jones and Murphy made up the front row for the 30 lap event and when the green flag waved, Jones managed to keep his truck just ahead of Murphy as the front pair raced side by side. Murphy was able to edge his way into the lead on lap 7. Jones then was pressured by Jacob VanWazer who quickly took over the second spot. The battle for second allowed Murphy to pull out to a slight lead before VanWazer closed the gap and pulled to the rear bumper of Murphy. The front pair then began to pull away as the action behind began to heat up. Jones, Joshua James, Jonathan Eilen and Natalie Decker raced each other hard for the remaining positions. Decker was the driver to break from this bunch as she moved to third with ten laps remaining. Unfortunately for her, the race would be run without a caution and she would have to settle for third.

Meanwhile, Murphy was a man on a mission as he managed to take the win by .448 seconds over VanWazer for his first career Midwest Truck Tour win. “It’s well over due, we’ve been fast all the time, but we’ve just had bad luck,” said Murphy following the race. “For the last year or two, we’ve had the worst luck you could possibly think of. But tonight is well deserved, I can’t thank everyone enough.”

The Midwest Truck Tour takes a couple of weeks off before their season ending event on Friday October 4th at Lacrosse Fairgrounds Speedway.

Be sure to follow the Midwest Truck Tour on Facebook (midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Midwest Truck Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (262) 729-4111 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus (630) 212-6022 at or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@arcamidwesttour.comor Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.com.

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Chester Comes Up Aces In Midwest Truck Tour At Border Wars 2

August 13, 2013

by Gregg Paul
The SCAG Power Equipment Midwest Truck Tour event as part of the Border Wars 2 at Madison International Speedway was akin to playing poker. While it might not have been high stakes poker, it was a lot like waiting to see what was in the cards at the end of the race. A late yellow set up a green, white, checkered finish saw Chester Ace play his cards to get the victory over a pair of Wood brothers.

Natalie Decker and John Wood led the field to the green with Wood getting the lead coming off of turn four. Joshua James followed Wood past Decker into the second spot. Decker was getting freight-trained as Chester Ace and Jerry Wood would also get by in just a lap or two.

John Wood got loose coming off of turn two allowing James to take the lead on lap 4. Ace was also able to take advantage of Wood’s slip and moved into the second spot behind James. Jerry Wood moved alongside his brother John and ran side by side for a couple of laps before finally taking the third position away.

Ace closed in on the tailgate of James on lap 6 with Jerry Wood right behind. Ace looked inside James in turn three and briefly took over the lead. A lap later Ace slipped in turn four as James ducked inside to reclaim the lead.

Ace recovered quickly and set his sights on James and made the pass for the lead on lap 11. This time Ace would make his truck stick and he began to pull away from James. Ace opened up a few truck lengths on James and appeared to be pulling away even further. Jerry Wood also got past James and moved into second. Ace’s lead almost evaporated when Jacob Van Wazer spun in turn four on lap 14, but the race stayed green.

As Ace held the lead with the Wood brothers in hot pursuit, James began to fade back. Andy Jones and Camden Murphy got past James and moved into the top five.

Jerry Wood was quickly closing in on Ace, and with just ten laps to go Wood was right on Ace’s tailgate. Wood got to the inside of Ace coming off of turn four with eight laps to go, but Ace fought hard on the outside to try to hold onto the lead. Ace cleared Wood down the front straightaway, but Wood would drive deeper into turn one and used the chrome horn coming off of turn two.

Wood got back to the inside of Ace in turn three with six laps to go and pulled alongside Ace as they came down the front straightaway. Wood and Ace would race side by side for the next couple of laps with each trading the lead by inches at the line. With just four laps remaining it appeared to be a dead heat as the pair crossed the line. When they came around the next time by, it was Ace who inched ahead at the line to claim the lead with just three laps to go.

Everything would change a lap later when Mike Corvo spun in turn four bringing out the yellow. It would be a green, white, checkered finish.

Coming to the green for the restart Ace was on the inside with Wood to the outside. As they accelerated off of turn four it appeared that Ace may have slid up the track just a tad and Jerry Wood backed off in an effort to avoid contact. Ace took advantage of that and pulled away from Jerry Wood and John Wood followed Ace into the second spot.

Chester Ace would cruise to the win over those final two laps, but was apologetic about the move in Victory Lane.

“I knew he (Jerry Wood) would probably be a little upset,” said Ace. “I did not pinch him at all, though I know he thinks otherwise. I want to deeply apologize to him whether he takes it or not. I did not mean to pinch him. We ran a good race and when he was inside of me we ran clean……a win’s a win.”

Ace even tried to downplay the thought that perhaps his truck was deserving of the win.

“I think Jerry had a little bit better truck if he could’ve got out in front of me,” said Ace. “But we put on a show for the fans and that’s what we’re here for.”

The fans saw a show on the track, and almost saw a show in victory lane as Jerry Wood was visibly upset at Ace. However cooler heads prevailed and Wood was a bit more collected when asked about the situation.

“I’ve raced this thing almost four years now and give everybody respect and give them all the room I can,” said Wood. “I don’t know how many laps we went side by side with Chester there but when you got a restart you learn. I don’t know if his truck got away from him or what it was, but he pinched me into the wall and I had to back out. Then I got the young guy in the 11 (Andy Jones) lifted me up in the air down the front straightaway. It got pretty exciting and I’m pretty happy we finished third.”

Wood definitely did not want to see that late yellow and reflected on what could have been.

“I just about had Chester and I was working him the best I could without rubbing on him,” said Wood. “When the yellow came out I knew it was going to be pretty tough to get around him but all in all I don’t think there is a fan up there that didn’t like the race. You can’t say much different about that. Sometimes it ain’t much fun sitting in these things when it gets tense like that. I’m sure it will be alright. I’ll talk to Chester, I’m sure he’ll be fine with it. I’ll talk to the 11 (Jones) and he’ll be wondering what the heck I am talking about. Oh he can’t be because his bumper has to be all smashed in, but it’s all good. It’s all fine. No one got hurt. We’re all on four tires so it’s all good.”

Lost in the shuffle was John Wood sneaking past his brother Jerry to claim the second spot.

“I would’ve liked to have had another lap it would’ve been a little more fun,” said John Wood. “Chester had a little problem up there with Jerry. There will come a time…..he (Ace) needs some more time in these bigger vehicles but he’ll be fine. Just wish I would’ve had another lap. It was fun racing with my brother as always.”

It may have been fun racing as brothers, but the competitive nature of a racer is something that even the best poker player cannot bluff.

Be sure to follow the Midwest Truck Tour on Facebook (midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Midwest Truck Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (262) 729-4111 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus (630) 212-6022 at or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@arcamidwesttour.comor Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.com.

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Andy Jones Tops Midwest Truck Tour At Detjens Memorial

July 28, 2013
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Scores First Career Win In Thriller At State Park Speedway

by Gregg Paul

Andy Jones battled hard to pick up his first career victory in the SCAG Midwest Truck Tour event in the Larry Detjens Memorial Weekend at State Park Speedway. Jones survived a late race restart and a ferocious battle with Camden Murphy in notching his first ever win.

“I’m very excited and looking forward to hopefully getting some more,” said Jones. “For now we’ll just take the first one and keep moving forward with it.”

Moving forward is exactly what Jones had to do as Justin Oertel and Jacob Van Wazer led the field of trucks to the green flag. Van Wazer grabbed the lead after a brief side by side battle with Oertel, with John Wood following into the third spot. Wood quickly closed in on Oertel and tried to duck underneath him entering turn one. Oertel came down on Wood just a tad, and made contact with Wood just enough to cause Wood to spin bringing out the first yellow of the race. Jerry Wood also spun, but his spin was to avoid slamming into his brother’s truck.

Van Wazer would get the jump on Oertel on the restart, as Oertel suddenly started to fade on the high side. Andy Jones and Camden Murphy followed Van Wazer around Oertel and was soon joined by Natalie Decker in the fourth spot.

Jones caught up to Van Wazer and made two attempts at the lead, but Van Wazer was able to slam the door. Jones would get the job done on lap 8 as he finally got around Van Wazer coming off of turn four. That opened the door for Murphy to follow into the second spot.

Jones pulled out to a three truck length lead over Murphy until he began to catch lapped traffic by lap 22. Jones had a little trouble clearing the lappers and Murphy moved in on Jones’ rear bumper in the process.  As Murphy put the pressure on Jones for the lead, the caution would fly on lap 32 for debris.

Murphy and Natalie Decker took to the outside when the cone came out setting up two rows of side by side racing when the green flag flew. Jones and Murphy bumped as they raced side by side, and Decker and Van Wazer resumed their battle from Grundy last week as they battled for the third spot.

Jones and Murphy raced door handle to door handle for several laps, with each driver trading the lead at the finish line. Natalie Decker moved around Van Wazer for the third spot and caught up to the rear bumpers of the Jones and Murphy battle for the lead.

With just ten laps to go it was a dead heat at the line between Jones and Murphy.  The next two laps saw Jones and Murphy Continue to race side by side. Jones on the inside tried running Murphy up the hill in the corners, but Murphy wouldn’t give an inch and at times got a better bite off the corners. The pair bumped in turn one with seven laps to go causing Murphy to bobble just enough to allow Jones to sneak past. Decker was quick to try to pounce on the opening, but Murphy slammed the door on Decker’s attempt.

Decker wasn’t going to give in that easily, as she chrome horned Murphy in the middle of turns three and four, however that only seemed to push Murphy closer to Jones coming off the fourth turn. Decker wasn’t giving up and continued to pursue Murphy for the second spot. Going into turn one slight contact between Decker and Murphy forced Decker wide and almost around. Decker quickly recovered, but Van Wazer capitalized and moved back into the third spot.

Jones was able to stretch out his lead coming to the white flag while the field fought behind him. Van Wazer moved in on Murphy and looked to make a move to gain the second spot. As they entered turn one contact between the two caused them both to slide up in the corner. Van Wazer’s truck climbed up over Murphy’s right front fender before backing into the turn two wall.

Since the full field took the white flag, the yellow and checker flew simultaneously giving Jones his first career victory in the SCAG Midwest Truck Tour.

“We got up front early and picked off a couple of guys and moved into second,” said Jones. “We got into the lead and after that we were able to trade the lead with Camden (Murphy). I was just hoping that it was going to go green until the end but the cautions kind of threw that off. We got a somewhat good restart and battled side by side and pulled through for the win.”

Once Jones pulled alongside Murphy, he couldn’t shake him for several laps.

“Yeah, it was a little bit tight and he wasn’t giving me very much room,” said Jones. “He really shouldn’t. It’s his job to hold me down, so I had to make the best of it. We put on a little bit of good action there side by side and we were luckily able to get out front and pull away for the win.”

The carnage between Murphy and Van Wazer allowed Jerry Wood to sneak into the second spot, and Natalie Decker into third. Joshua James backed up his strong qualifying run with a fourth place finish, while John Wood recovered from his early spin to come home in fifth.

The SCAG Midwest Truck Tour takes a couple of weeks off before returning to the Madison International Speedway as a part of the ARCA Midwest Tour/CRA Border Wars on Sunday August 11th.

Be sure to follow the Midwest Truck Tour on Facebook (midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Midwest Truck Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (262) 729-4111 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus (630) 212-6022 at or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@arcamidwesttour.comor Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.com.

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Midwest Truck Tour Takes Part In Detjens Memorial Weekend

July 25, 2013
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by Gregg Paul
The SCAG Midwest Truck Tour is slated to be a part of the Larry Detjens Memorial Weekend at State Park Speedway in Wausau. The Trucks will run on Friday night, July 26th as part of a big weekend of racing at what was the home track of the late Larry Detjens, for whom the races are named after.

Wood Continues To Win, But Is Not Dominating As It Might Seem

Although Jerry Wood has won three of the first four Midwest Truck Tour races in 2013, his wins have not been as dominating as that stat might lead you to believe. Wood has had to race his way up through the field and that has not always been an easy task. The competition has learned from the veteran and it is starting to show on the track despite the results not quite being there yet.

“Those guys are coming on more and more every week and it’s just a matter of time before more of them are winning races,” said Wood. “All of these guys are doing a really great job and they’re listening.”

Wood Still Leads The Points, But The Battle For Second Is On

Jerry Wood has a 54 point lead over Natalie Decker for the championship. However the battle for the second spot in points is definitely heating up. John Wood is just three points behind Decker in third, while Jacob Van Wazer is just a single point behind John Wood in fourth. Joshua James is in fifth trailing John wood by another 43 points.

Last Race In A Stretch Of Three Consecutive Weeks

Despite a couple of early season rainouts, the SCAG Midwest Truck Tour is wrapping up a stretch where they will have raced in each of the last three weeks. Dating back to ARCAfest where Jacob Van Wazer picked up his first career win, and last week where Jerry Wood took the checkers again, the race at State Park Speedway will be the last before an off week for the Truckers.

Next Race On The Schedule

Once this event at SPS wraps up the Midwest Truck Tour will take a week off before gearing up to be a part of the ARCA Midwest Tour/CRA Border Wars Round 2 at the Madison International Speedway on Sunday August 11th. The truck drivers will be looking forward to racing in front of the huge crowd expected as the cars from the ARCA Midwest Tour go up against the cars from the ARCA/CRA Super Series.

Be sure to follow the Midwest Truck Tour on Facebook (midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).
To learn more about the Midwest Truck Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (262) 729-4111 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus (630) 212-6022 at or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@arcamidwesttour.comor Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.com.

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Jerry Wood Takes Truck Checkers At Grundy County Speedway

July 22, 2013
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by Gregg Paul
It might not be a surprise that Jerry Wood won another SCAG Power Equipment Midwest Truck Tour race. It is also getting to be that it is no longer a surprise that Wood is having to work harder to get those wins. The young, up and coming drivers in the Midwest Truck Tour are catching on quickly and giving the veterans all they can handle.

Camden Murphy and Jacob Van Wazer led the field to the green flag with Murphy getting the early lead. Fast Qualifier Andy Jones moved up to fourth and brought Jerry Wood towards the front with him.

Murphy stretched out his lead to several truck lengths over Van Wazer by lap 7. Jones ducked to the inside of Van Wazer in turn one and moved into the second spot. Jerry Wood followed Jones past Van Wazer as the pair hunted down Murphy for the lead.

Van Wazer was sliding back and soon felt the pressure from Natalie Decker on his rear bumper. Decker would get to the inside of Van Wazer, but couldn’t quite get in far enough to make the pass. Lap after lap the duo battled as the leaders were getting further away.

Meanwhile back up front, Wood moved around Jones into the second spot just as they reached the halfway mark of the feature. Once Wood finally cleared Jones, Wood had a six truck length deficit to make up. Wood began to reel in Murphy as the laps were winding down. Wood moved alongside Murphy with just ten laps remaining, as the battle for the lead began to heat up.

A bit further back Decker and Van Wazer were beginning to trade paint a bit harder. Decker used the chrome horn to loosen up Van Wazer coming off of turn four, but could not get underneath enough to get by before Van Wazer recovered and slammed the door. Decker may have been growing impatient with Van Wazer and stepped up the pressure with just six laps remaining. Contact between the two in turn two resulted in Van Wazer spinning and bringing out the yellow flag.

As the field lined up for the restart the front row of Wood and Jones accelerated down the middle of the backstretch and did not keep in formation. Several trucks tried to keep up and get back into position as they headed into turn three. John Wood spun as he got to turn three and this caused the restart to be aborted.

The next attempt at the restart was a good one, with both Jerry Wood and Jones battling side by side. Camden Murphy was on the inside and used the chrome horn on Wood’s bumper. Wood bobbled slightly, but recovered and cleared Jones for the lead with just two laps to go. Murphy followed Wood past Jones and into second. A bit further back Decker moved past Justin Oertel for the fourth spot and set her sights on Jones for third.

Coming to the white flag Wood stretched out to a truck length lead over Murphy, as Decker got to the inside of Jones and claimed the third spot. Wood managed to hang onto his slim lead as he took the checkers just ahead of Murphy and Decker for his third win of the season out of the four events.

The late yellow flag can be a help to those back in the pack, but for Wood, he definitely would have preferred that the race had stayed under green.

“I didn’t really want a yellow because it was so comfortable out in the lead,” said Wood. “I knew they would be dangling behind me. Those guys are coming on more and more every week and it’s just a matter of time before more of them are winning races. Look at Natalie (Decker) in the heat. She was really strong. I don’t know what happened to her in the feature but they said she had a really good comeback. All of these guys are doing a really great job and they’re listening. Even my brother (John Wood) is listening.”

They may be listening, but that doesn’t mean they want to settle for second behind Wood. Yet they are happy with their performance.

“That’s for sure, especially how the day started,” said Murphy. “As the heat got to us we did some wrong gear changes and it was off during qualifying. After the heat race, yeah we won it but we had a leak in the right rear tire. This old girl is a piece of work. She’s one of the oldest trucks here and she’s always temperamental.”

The trucks and the young kids might be temperamental, but the veterans are going to have to be on the lookout. Like Jerry Wood said it’s only a matter of time before more of them are winning races.

The next event for the Midwest Truck Tour is Friday, July 26th at State Park Speedway. For a complete schedule and event details log on to arcamidwesttour.com

Be sure to follow the Midwest Truck Tour on Facebook (midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Midwest Truck Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (262) 729-4111 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus (630) 212-6022 at or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@arcamidwesttour.comor Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.com.

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The Midwest Truck Tour Announces Updates to the 2013 Schedule

July 15, 2013
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By Kari Shear-Carlson
Due to rain and various circumstances, the Midwest Truck Tour announces some schedule changes for the remainder of the 2013 season.

State Park Speedway has added the Truck Tour to the July 26th annual Detjens Memorial event. This is a very special event and the Trucks will be a great addition to the already exciting racing that is planned.

The Marshfield race that was rained out in June has now been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 13th. A date has not yet been set for the rain out at Madison on June 28th.

The originally scheduled event at Tomah on August 4th has been cancelled for the Trucks only. The ARCA Midwest Tour Super Lates will still be running their scheduled program.

For more event details and schedule updates, log on to arcamidwesttour.com.

Be sure to follow the Midwest Truck Tour on Facebook (midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Midwest Truck Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (262) 729-4111 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus (630) 212-6022 at or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@arcamidwesttour.comor Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.com.

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Van Wazer Gets First Career Midwest Trucks Win At The Milwaukee Mile

July 11, 2013
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by Gregg Paul
Jacob Van Wazer picked the perfect time to pick up his first career victory in the SCAG Power Equipment Midwest Truck Tour. Being on the big stage of ARCA Fest, the big track at the Milwaukee Mile, and in front of a bigger crowd than he is used to, Van Wazer stepped up to the challenge by holding off veteran John Wood to take the checkers.

Van Wazer knew it was an accomplishment in holding off Wood for the win.

“They (John and Jerry Wood) are both great legends in the trucks and just in general,” said Van Wazer. “Jerry Wood is big time known everywhere. When I am out there it’s just another number to me. It doesn’t matter who it is or what it is. The pressure isn’t on me. I just have to go out there and perform like everybody wants me to and I’ve got to go out there and do my thing.”

The thing that Van Wazer did was get the jump from the drop of the green flag since he started on the front row for the feature. Although his initial lead would last barely a lap as fast qualifier Mike Corva spun in turn 3 and backed it into the wall.

That resulted in a complete restart due to not completing a full lap.

When they tried it again, Van Wazer got another great jump and took the lead coming off of turn two. This time they would complete a full lap, but they would not get to lap 2 due to a spin by Justin Oertel in turn two.

When the race resumed, Van Wazer again took off into the lead and had John Wood and Andy Jones in hot pursuit. Van Wazer pulled away by a few truck lengths while Jones and Wood would trade the second position over the next few laps. Jerry Wood had moved up into the top five, but suddenly slowed in the backstretch losing several positions before coming back up to speed.

Meanwhile back up front, Van Wazer started putting some distance between himself and Jones in second. As they came to the crossed flags signifying the halfway mark, Van Wazer’s lead had grown to seven truck lengths. Jones and Wood were battling for second behind Van Wazer as the laps were winding down.

Justin Oertel would bring out the yellow flag for the second time when he spun again in turn two. This set up a green, white, checkered finish and bunched up the field for the restart. Van Wazer elected to take to the outside for the restart and it nearly cost him the race.

When the green flag flew it would be Jones getting the jump as they headed into turn one. However Van Wazer got a great bite coming off of turn two and blew past Jones and into the lead. Van Wazer steadily pulled away from Jones leaving him to resume his battle with John Wood for second. Wood would be able to get by Jones on the white flag lap, but could not catch up to Van Wazer who flashed across the finish line six truck lengths ahead to secure his first career victory in the Midwest Truck Tour.

“The Truck was starting to get tight as the race went on,” said Van Wazer. “I figured I could get a bigger run off the corner on the high side. I guess my dad wasn’t too happy with that, but whatever, it worked and I got the win.”

He got the win despite angering his dad, but it was a relief in more ways than one.

“It feels great to get this monkey off my back,” said Van Wazer. “I felt like I should’ve had a better run here last year but we had a clutch problem so this is definitely revenge for what happened.”

There is nothing better than getting a win as revenge for past shortcomings.

The next event for the Truck Tour is Friday, July 19th at Grundy County Speedway along with the ARCA Midwest Tour.

For event details, log on to arcamidwesttour.com.

Be sure to follow the Midwest Truck Tour on Facebook (midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Midwest Truck Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (262) 729-4111 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus (630) 212-6022 at or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@arcamidwesttour.comor Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.com.

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Midwest Truck Tour Travels Back To Madison International Speedway

June 28, 2013
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by Gregg Paul
When the Scag Power Equipment Midwest Truck Tour travels back to Madison International Speedway on Friday June 28th, it will be their second race at Wisconsin’s fastest half mile out of the first three to start the season. Practice is set to begin at 4:45pm with qualifying at 6:08. Racing action will get underway at 7:30pm

Wood Building Foundation Towards A Title

Jerry Wood has started off the season as good as you can get by capturing both of the previous races. Wood won at MIS back on May 5th, followed that up with a victory at Veteran’s Raceway Park on May 31st. Wood is looking for the hat trick at Madison and to pad his lead in the points.

Points Battle

Heading into the event at MIS Jerry Wood has a 32 point lead over Natalie Decker. Decker is looking to improve upon her second place finish to Jerry Wood from the first race at MIS. John Wood is just 4 points behind Decker in third place. For the full points standings, go to http://arcamidwesttour.com/truck-standings/

ARCAfest Next Up For Trucks

After the Madison event wraps up, the next event for the Scag Power Equipment Midwest Truck Tour will be ARCAfest at the Milwaukee Mile on Monday July 8th and Tuesday July 9th. The Trucks will be looking to add to the legacy of the legendary oval as part of ARCAfest. Dann Barber is the defending race winner at the Mile.

Be sure to follow the Midwest Truck Tour on Facebook (midwesttour) and Twitter (@midwesttour).

To learn more about the Midwest Truck Tour, log on to arcamidwesttour.com. For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (262) 729-4111 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus (630) 212-6022 at or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@arcamidwesttour.comor Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.com.