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A Midwest Truck Tour Veteran Picks Up The Win At Veteran’s Raceway Park

June 1, 2013
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Jerry Wood makes it two for two in 2013

by Kari Shear-Carlson
Unlike many short track events around the Midwest, the rain held off for the Scag Power Equipment Midwest Truck Tour Tomah 50 at Veteran’s Raceway Park on Friday night. While it was only a 10-truck field one couldn’t have asked for more excitement. Jerry Wood took home his second win in as many races so far this year.

Andy Jones led lap one but he didn’t get very far when Jack Litzheim spun on lap two. Camden Murphy and Jones lined up side-by-side for the restart, but that wasn’t all that was going on at the start of the 50 lap event.

They say racing is a family sport. Well there were two sets of brother’s racing in Friday’s event. This may not seem like a big deal but when those two sets of brothers are also related to the other set of brothers it gets your head spinning. Jerry Wood along with both of his sons, Joe and Chad Wood, and his younger brother John, which of course is Joe and Chad’s uncle, made up forty percent of the field. Confused yet?

The four of them must have been having the time of their lives as they battled against one another for the third through sixth spots when the field went green after Litzheim’s spin. Chad went to the inside of Jerry to try to take third while John and Joe were battling right behind them for fifth and sixth.

John ended up slightly brushing the wall during the heated battles as Jerry had taken over the third spot from Chad and started putting the pressure on Murphy for second.

Andy Jones settled in to a comfortable lead at this point. Although settled in is probably not the best choice of words when it comes to racing. Regardless he was able to watch the action in his rearview mirror.

In fact he probably could’ve popped a bag of popcorn and kicked his feet up as his lead was unchallenged because of the fierce battle between Murphy and Jerry Wood. They battled side-by-side for the second spot pushing each other to the limit lap after lap.

Finally at the half-way point of the race Wood was able to get by and Murphy slipped back to third with Chad Wood sneaking to the inside of him to try to take the spot. By this point Jones had about a 15 truck-length lead over the field.

Natalie Decker spun in turn four but kept it going so the field stayed green. With 18 to go John Wood and Jacob VanWazer made contact bringing out the yellow. Both had to restart in the rear of the field.

This allowed Jerry Wood and Jones to line up side-by-side for the restart. As the green flag dropped Jerry Wood jumped the start so they had to do it all over again. The second time was a charm with a great restart. Wood edged Jones with 17 to go and took the top spot.

Camden Murphy and Chad Wood were still fighting for that third spot but soon it was for the second spot as Jones got a flat tire coming out of turn four ending his hopes for a victory.

With 14 laps to go it was a family affair. Jerry Wood was in the lead followed by sons, Chad and Joe, but Camden Murphy wanted to break up the party. Jerry was able to gain a commanding lead over the rest of the family and the rest of the battles started to heat up.

Third through sixth was a heated discussion as Murphy, Joe Wood, Jacob VanWazer, and Natalie Decker raced door-handle to door-handle for positions.

In the end the leader of the family pack, Jerry Wood, took home the checkers followed by Chad Wood, Camden Murphy, Joe Wood and Jacob VanWazer.

The next event for the Scag Power Equipment Midwest Truck Tour is Saturday, June 15th at Marshfield Motor 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 Midwest Truck Tour office at (262) 729-4111 or contact Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus (630) 212-6022. E-mail: Tim Olson at tim@arcamidwesttour.comor or Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.com.

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Midwest Truck Tour Turns To Tomah

May 31, 2013
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Series Makes Inaugural Trek To Veterans Raceway Park

by Gregg Paul
The next event for the Scag Power Equipment Midwest Truck Tour is Friday May 31st at Veterans Raceway Park in Tomah, Wisconsin. It marks the first time the Tour has come to the recently refurbished speedway. The former Excalibur Motorsports Speedway was purchased by Mike and Jon Inglett and rechristened Veterans Raceway Park. Both Ingletts are military veterans and looked to honor all veterans with their facility.

The track was originally a quarter mile oval when it was built as the Tomah-Sparta Speedway in 1964. Under the Excalibur Motorsports Speedway banner, then owner Dave Thompson redesigned the course into its present 3/8 mile configuration.

The Ingletts are making many new improvements to the facility. They have added new asphalt in the turns to widen the track by eight feet. A new pit area is being constructed with concrete slab pit stalls being planned for the future. There are many new additions to the speedway including concession stands, ticket booths, registration stand, and new offices for the track.

“John and Mike have been working very hard to get everything completed at the track and the weather hasn’t done them any favors. I just have to give them a lot of credit for doing their best and putting their heart and soul into the facility so the fans from Tomah can get back to racing locally. The Trucks will fit in well and put on a great show, and it will be a nice test for the Tour when we arrive in August,” said ARCAMT VP, Steve Einhaus.

This will be the second event in 2013 for the Midwest Truck Tour. Jerry Wood captured the checkered flag at Madison International Speedway a couple weeks ago and hopes to make it two-for-two heading into Friday night.

The pit gates open at 3pm with tech getting underway at 3:30pm. Practice for the SCAG Power Equipment Midwest Truck Tour begins at 4:30 with qualifying slated for 6:15pm. Racing gets underway at 7:30pm. The Midwest Trucks will race for 50 laps on the 3/8 mile oval.

Veterans Raceway Park is located at 11215 Flagstaff Road Tomah, WI

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

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

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Experience Wins Over Youth In Scag Midwest Truck Tour Race At MIS

May 7, 2013
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Jerry Wood Holds Off 15 year Old Natalie Decker To Take Win

by Gregg Paul
There is an old saying that says “Age before beauty.” Whereas that might normally be construed as a sign of respect, in the racing world these days it may be a sign of experience over youth. Yet in this case you still had the age and experience of Jerry Wood narrowly holding off the youthful Natalie Decker to win the Scag Power Equipment Midwest Truck Tour event at the Madison International Speedway.

“This is the only time I have ever hugged another driver in Victory Lane,” said Wood as he hugged Decker as pictures were being taken.

While it may be expected that a veteran like Wood would run up front and score victories, Decker served notice that she would be a contender not only as a rookie of the year candidate, but one who will certainly contend for wins as well.

Dann Barber would quickly take the lead as the green flag flew with Jerry Wood on his bumper. The race would be slowed a lap later when the truck of Scott Kingswan spun in turn four.

The second green flag had the first result as the first, as Barber would jump out ahead of Wood. Wood would pull back alongside barber on lap 4 as Chad Knaus moved in to the third spot and was closing in on the leaders.

John Wood, brother of Jerry, ran side by side with Decker for a few laps before pulling ahead into the fourth spot. Decker than moved to the high side and began her march towards the front. She was able to get around both John Wood and Knaus just as the race hit the crossed flags of the halfway mark.

Meanwhile back up front, Jerry Wood finally cleared Barber for the lead and began to pull away. Barber seemed to fade a bit, allowing Decker to close in. Decker was on Barber’s rear bumper when the yellow would fly again on lap 16. Jason Schuler spun his truck off of turn 2 to bring out the caution. Over in turn four, Decker would get into the back of Barber, spinning him out in the process. Midwest Truck Tour officials decided that the yellow came out before the Decker/Barber incident so both drivers were given their spots back.

The cone would come out for the restart, and both Barber and Decker would take advantage of it. Another restart, and another great jump for Barber, as he launched to the lead again. Jerry Wood would fight back on the inside and pulled even on lap 17. Barber would get loose off of turn two, allowing Wood to clear for the lead. Decker would also take advantage jumping to the inside of Barber for the second spot.

As Decker cleared Barber, Wood stretched out his lead a few truck lengths. In the closing laps Wood would pull away a bit farther and would wind up cruising to a five truck length victory.

Feature Finish
# Driver Name Hometown
1 – 73 – Jerry Wood – Sun Prairie, WI
2 – 04 – Natalie Decker – Eagle River, WI
3 – 67 – Chad Knaus – Sun Prairie, WI
4 – 72 – John Wood – Sun Prairie, WI
5 – 3 – Dann Barber – Sun Prairie, WI
6 – 88 – Jacob VanWazer – Lombard, IL
7 – 30 – Joshua James – Saukville, WI
8 – 83 – Andy Jirik – Lonsdale, MN
9 – 36 – Scott Kingswan – Madison, WI
10 – 2 – Jason Schuler – Cambridge, WI

The next event for the Scag Power Equipment Midwest Truck Tour is Friday, May 17th at Veterans Raceway Park in Tomah, WI

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

To learn more about the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour, log on toarcamidwesttour.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.

The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.

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Midwest Truck Tour Names Heisler As Series Photographer

January 20, 2013
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by Gregg Paul
The SCAG Power Equipment Midwest Truck Tour is announcing that they have named Emily Heisler to be the series photographer. A decision that is somewhat groundbreaking, but also well earned and deserved according to ARCA/Midwest Tour Vice President Steve Einhaus.

“I am all about new opportunities for the younger generation that are willing to get involved in racing,” said Einhaus. “Especially when a young female like Emily is so excited and interested in being a part of the sport. She really fit in well and got to know a lot of the race teams and she got a good approval rating from our series photographer Doug Hornickel. It’s tough for Doug to try and keep up with two divisions and this will help relieve some stress on race days for him. Emily will be a perfect fit, she is very willing to learn and we are happy to have her around.”

When you consider that Heisler has been following racing for only three years, she has already made her presence known. Not only with the people involved with the
ARCA/Midwest Tour, but she has worked for Speed 51 and is the head photographer for the newly formed Wisconsin Asphalt Racing News, positions that you wouldn’t normally find a high school junior to be in.

“I was shocked when Steve asked me if I would be interested in shooting for the
Truck series,” said Heisler. “I was completely taken aback. I didn’t know what to say! At that time I thought it was just an idea. I’m just a 16 year-old girl who somehow found my way into the infield of racing. I never anticipated having an opportunity like the one that has been presented to me. I still can’t believe it to tell you the truth. Beyond all else, having a position like this is an honor. Watching races at the local track and watching races on TV pale in comparison to what I experience on the infield of the tracks I’ve been lucky enough to follow with the Midwest tour. I feel that despite the fact I am new to the industry of racing, it doesn’t take away from the fact that I have something to offer, regardless of age.” 

There may be those who feel that Emily’s age and inexperience would preclude her from achieving the positions that she has thus far. However, Einhaus raves about her determination and how she has handled herself in such a short period of time. Despite Emily’s inexperience and possible detractors, Einhaus isn’t worried in the least about the decision to hire her.

“She is at an age where she can watch and learn, make mistakes, recover, and become very good at what she does,” said Einhaus. “I can tell based on her demeanor that she wants to take it all in and learn! Someday we can all say “she started with us”. I hear she has great aspirations for art and going to college etc. It will all fit in well but hopefully her summers will be racing.”

The youthful exuberance that Emily has shown along with her drive to succeed are positives that will undoubtedly benefit her in her endeavors. Yet she is wise beyond her years in realizing that she does face challenges ahead of her, challenges that she is ready to tackle head on.

“I believe there will most certainly be obstacles, many of which are my responsibility to overcome,” said Heisler. “Most of the obstacles I face are ones I’ve set for myself, like to establish the best relationship I can with every driver, official, and affiliate of not only the series, but the track that hosts the tour, and to make constant improvements within my photography. Unfortunately, some obstacles are not as easy to overcome. My age is a big one. Many people do not take me seriously due to my age. The majority of the sport is run by experienced males, so I break the mold completely, and that’s something not all people grasp immediately. This year I plan on making the most of the opportunity I’ve been given. I do not want to leave any room for digression.  I intend on improving myself, and my capabilities as much as I possibly can. I am lucky enough to have the chance to combine my passion with work. I’m a fan before anything else, and my ultimate goal is to be able to capture the images and the scenes that fans want to remember and to be able to present the race in images that speak for themselves.”

While there are sure to be those who will question this hiring, for Einhaus it was a decision that was not taken lightly. Being affable and determined are great qualities, but it will be how those qualities are utilized that will prove this to be a great hire. Emily has made it much easier just in her demeanor and how she handles herself in any situation, something that is not lost on Einhaus.

“Everyone loves Emily,” said Einhaus. “She’s made a lot of friends, she’s so polite and I always notice that she’s in the right place at the right time. That’s a good sign for a photographer or a media person.”

All this would not have been possible had Emily’s mother Julie not taken her to her first race at the Slinger Super Speedway. No one could have possibly imagined that Emily would fall in love with racing and try to pursue a career within the sport. It perhaps happened by chance, but thus far it has been a love affair that keeps on growing.

“Well, I worry about her safety when she is on the infield,” said Julie Heisler. “But I am extremely proud of everything she has accomplished in a year. She absolutely loves racing and I appreciate everyone who has helped her and given her a chance.”

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

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

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has crowned 30 ARCA national champions in 60 seasons since 1953, and has toured over 200 race tracks in 26 states since its inception. The series has tested the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, visiting tracks ranging from 0.375 mile to 2.66 miles in length, on both paved and dirt surfaces as well as a left- and right-turn road course in its most recent season.

Founded by John and Mildred Marcum in 1953 in Toledo, Ohio, the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is recognized among the leading sanctioning bodies in the country. Closing in on completing its sixth decade after hundreds of thousands of miles of racing, ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in four professional touring series and local weekly events.

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SCAG Power Equipment Midwest Truck Tour Announces 2013 Schedule

January 7, 2013
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Jan 7, 2013-The SCAG Power Equipment Midwest Truck Tour is proud to announce its schedule for the 2013 season. This year’s season adds a new track to the series, offering competitors and fans new and exciting racing experiences.

“We were able to finalize a pretty aggressive Truck schedule for this year as the series continues to grow,” commented ARCA Midwest Tour Vice President Steve Einhaus. “We have a half dozen completely new race teams expected to be with the series this season which will increase the competition level. While it’s always difficult to plan a schedule that is racer friendly, we certainly appreciate the support from the tracks and thank them for believing in this division.”

The series will launch its season at the newest track to be added to the Midwest Truck Tour Schedule. The trucks will roar into Veterans Raceway Park, a 3/8 mile oval located in the hills of Tomah, WI on Friday, May 17th. The trucks will return to tackle the track in Tomah for the second event of their season on Friday, June 21st. A special Friday night event at Madison International Speedway will be the third stop on the circuit and will include a holiday fireworks extravaganza.

Returning for the 2013 season will be the 30-lap event at The Milwaukee Mile. The second annual Howie Lettow Memorial 30 will be ran in conjunction with the ARCA Midwest Tour’s 150-lap feature event. Dan Barber was the inaugural race winner.

The SCAG Power Equipment Midwest Trucks will again meet up with the ARCA Midwest Tour drivers at Grundy County Speedway for events on Friday July 19th.

Veteran Raceway Park will be the place to be to see the best truck racing action as the trucks return to the asphalt oval for events on August 2nd and August 30th.

The competitors of the Midwest Truck Tour will make their return to Marshfield Motor Speedway on August 24th. James Swan, who went on to win the 2012 championship, won last year’s race at Marshfield.

Elko Speedway welcomes the competitors of the Midwest Truck Tour on Saturday, September 21st. Jerry Wood won this event in 2012 on his way to a 2nd place finish in the 2012 point standings. This will also be a combined event with the ARCA Midwest Tour.

The 2013 season will once again come to an end during the Oktoberfest race weekend at the LaCrosse Fairgrouds Speedway. A whole season’s worth of anticipation comes to the surface as the Midwest Truck Tour competitors battle for the championship title. James Swan was not only crowned 2012 champion at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway, but he also won the season ending race. The 2013 Midwest Truck Tour Champion will be crowned on Friday of the historic four-day Oktoberfest weekend. The Midwest Truck Tour will be one of 19 divisions competing throughout the Oktoberfest race weekend.

Details are still being finalized for the two tentative races on the 2013 schedule. Midwest Truck Tour competitors are expected to make additional stops at Marshfield Motor Speedway on July 13th and at Madison International Speedway on August 11th. Details will be released as they become available.

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

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

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has crowned 30 ARCA national champions in 60 seasons since 1953, and has toured over 200 race tracks in 26 states since its inception. The series has tested the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, visiting tracks ranging from 0.375 mile to 2.66 miles in length, on both paved and dirt surfaces as well as a left- and right-turn road course in its most recent season.

Founded by John and Mildred Marcum in 1953 in Toledo, Ohio, the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is recognized among the leading sanctioning bodies in the country. Closing in on completing its sixth decade after hundreds of thousands of miles of racing, ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in four professional touring series and local weekly events.

2013 Midwest Truck Tour Schedule

May 17th Friday- Tomah Veterans Raceway Park

June 21st Friday- Tomah Veterans Raceway Park

June 28th Friday- Madison International Speedway

July 8/9th Monday/Tuesday- Milwaukee Mile

July 13th Saturday- Marshfield Motor Speedway (Tentative)

July 19th Friday – Grundy County Speedway

Aug 2nd Friday- Tomah Veterans Raceway Park

Aug 11th Sunday- Madison International Speedway (Tentative)

Aug 24th Saturday- Marshfield Motor Speedway

Aug 30th Friday- Tomah Veterans Raceway Park

Sept 21st Saturday- Elko Speedway “Thunderstruck”

October 4th Friday- Lacrosse Fairgrounds “Championship”

Possible Dates: State Park Speedway/Dells Raceway Park

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Swan Clinches The ASA Midwest Scag Truck Tour Championship As Van Wazer Takes Home Rookie Of The Year Honors

October 5, 2012
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Feature Results | Final Points

By Kari Shear-Carlson
October 8, 2012 – James Swan swept the ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour Championship tonight in the 43rd Annual Oktoberfest in LaCrosse, WI. Swan won the 30 lap feature event in dominating fashion and wrapped up his first ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour Championship as well as being crowned the Oktoberfest Champion.

“Oh I don’t know what to say about it. I have to thank all of my sponsors and QKA Racing. This is just amazing. These trucks are just awesome to drive,” said a very happy Swan from victory lane.

Jacob Van Wazer also took home the Rookie of the Year honors over Darrell Peterson with his ninth place finish. Winning the honor was overwhelming to the young driver. “It’s awesome to win this. It’s just awesome!”

Jerry Suderland started on the pole with Joe Rinnartz on the outside pole. Rinnartz took the early lead as the outside line led the way. Young driver, Natalie Decker moved into third as Andy Jones was charging through the field and battling for the third spot.

Dann Barber moved into fourth as Andy Jones dove to the inside of Decker for second setting his sights on Rinnartz for the lead. As Jones caught Rinnartz the rest of the field was closing in and a blanket could have been thrown over the top four.

In only her second Truck start, Natalie Decker took the lead on lap seven. James Swan was cruising his way through the field and found himself in second as Andy Jones made contact with the backstretch wall and Rinnartz spun in turn three in two separate incidents bringing out the caution.

At the restart, Swan started on the outside of Decker and they were side-by-side as they headed into turn four, but Swan took the lead as they crossed the line.

Meanwhile, Jerry Wood and Dann Barber were battling for third. Decker was continuing to charge for the lead with Swan but they made a little contact allowing Swan to get away. Barber and Jerry Wood also took advantage putting Decker into fourth.

Swan continued to stretch out his lead as Wood and Barber battled it out for second. Wood looked to the inside of Barber, but Barber shut the door. The top three pulled away from the rest of the field.

James Swan came home victorious. Barber held the position over Wood coming home in second and third. Natalie Decker came home a respectful fourth and John Wood rounded out the top five.

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

To learn more about the ASA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings, log on to arcamidwesttour.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@arcamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@arcamidwesttour.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.

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Swan Looks To Capture ASA Midwest Scag Truck Tour Championship In Freshman Season

October 4, 2012
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Four Drivers In The Hunt For The Truck Championship

October 3, 2012 – Lake Geneva, WI -After 8 races, the battle for the ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour Championship has come down to the very last event of the year with only 66 points separating the top four drivers. The 2012 champion will be crowned on Friday, October 5th at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway in West Salem, WI.

James Swan is leading the points heading into the finale with 2 wins to his credit. Swan, who has not finished outside of the top-5 this season, will bring his #97 Hankscraft Mfg, Gear Driven Performance, Spring Valley sponsored truck to LaCrosse in hopes of earning his first ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour championship.

“Luck, that’s how I ended up in the truck tour this year, but I’ve really enjoyed running with the trucks. I didn’t know anything about them at first, but it’s really taught me a lot that has helped me in other areas of racing too,” commented Swan. “I’m going to LaCrosse to have fun. The truck is good enough to win the championship and I’m ready.”

Chasing Swan are brothers John and Jerry Wood in second and third place respectively. John has two victories for the year in his #72 machine and is hot on Swan’s heels just 51 points behind. John Wood was runner up in the 2010 championship.

Two-time champion Jerry Wood enters LaCrosse 57 points out of first place. It was just a year ago in LaCrosse that he was crowned champion for the second time after winning the tie-breaker over Austin Luedtke.

The fourth driver in the hunt is Dann Barber. The driver of truck #3 finds himself 66 points behind the leader after visiting victory lane twice in his sophomore season. Barber finished 10th in the 2011 championship.

The ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour Champion will be crowned as part of the Octoberfest race weekend at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway in West Salem, WI on Friday October 5th. For more information visit www.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.

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Jerry Wood Does it Again at Elko Speedway

September 22, 2012
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Feature Results

By Dean Reller
September 22, 2012 – Jerry Wood has done a lot of racing, but when the ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour comes to Elko Speedway he takes things to another level. Wood fought off a late challenge by James Swan and Dan Barber to take home the win as a part of the Thunderstruck 93. “I had to drive a lot better against these guys just to beat them,” said Wood in Victory Lane. Wood has been the driver to beat as he has won the last three ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour races at Elko. “Elko fits me just fine, I love this place.”

Barber and Wood led the field to green and from the onslaught, it was a side by side battle. Barber and Wood quickly distanced themselves in the opening laps of the 39 lap event. The front pair staged a tight battle as Wood finally was able to find his way under Barber on lap 25.

Lapped traffic allowed Swan to catch the front pair, making it a three truck race for the top spot. Mark Rosenow and Joe Rinnartz made contact in turn three to bring out the yellow with 31 laps complete. On the restart, Barber grabbed the lead as it was game on with Wood again for the lead.

A couple of laps later, Wood again moved to the front, before John Wood and Chad Knaus tangled in turn two to bring out the final caution of the race with just four laps remaining. When the green waved the final time, Jerry Wood locked down the lead as Swan pressured Barber for second. Swan would finally take second with two laps to go as Wood flew to the win.

The ASA Midwest SCAG Truck Tour wraps up its season on Friday October 5th at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway in West Salem, Wisconsin. For more details visit 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.

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Swan Holds Off Barber in ASA Midwest Scag Truck Series at Marshfield Motor Speedway

August 18, 2012

Marshfield, WI, August 18th, 2012 – Visiting Marshfield Motor Speedway for a second time in 2012 was the SCAG ASA Midwest Tour Trucks. James Swan started the night off like he finished a week ago in Norway, Michigan. Swan set fast time with a lap time of 18.745, with Dan Barber qualifying second and Jerry Wood, third.

Leading the field to the green flag in the ASA SCAG Midwest Truck Tour feature event at Marshfield was Roger Eagan and Joe Rinartz. Jacob Louis VanWazer, the first heat winner, quickly moved to the front in the Marshfield 40 with outside passes of Eagan and Rinartz. VanWazer held the lead until Steve Schultz and he got together bringing out the only caution in the race. On the restart, it was point leader Swan moving to the front. Swan built a 5 truck lead over Andy Jirik by lap ten. Jirik would hold down the second position until lap 31. That was when a very fast Dan Barber worked his way through the field of cars and ran down Jirik for the runner up position. Barber, looked to possibly have the fastest truck the last ten laps of the race. Barber cut the lead that Swan had built for himself down to three truck lengths. Another driver working his way through the field was that of John Wood. Wood, who earlier in the evening drove his truck to a fast heat win, worked his way to the fourth position and was looking to get by Andy Jirik for the third position. However, once starter Geno Eckes through the checkered flag in the Marshfield 40, it was all James Swan! Swan held off a hard charging Dan Barber by 4 truck lengths for the win. Andy Jirik was able to fend off challenges from John Wood for the podium finish. Joe Rinartz had a very consistant run coming home in the fifth position.

1. James Swan

2. Dan Barber

3. Andy Jirik

4. John Wood

5. Joe Rinartz

6. Jerry Wood

7. Bill Collins

8. Steve Schulz

9. Camden Murphy

10. Darrell Peterson

11. Roger Eagan

12. Jacob Lewis VanWazer

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.