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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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Auto Select Triple X Challenge on Tap at State Park Speedway

June 19, 2013

ARCA Midwest Tour Regulars Look For a Possible $16,000 Pay Day!

Wausau, WI – Next up at State Park Speedway is the Ropa’s Pizza Flip Merwin Memorial on Thursday, June 20th. This also begins race one of the Auto Select Triple X Challenge, in which State Park Speedway will shell out $15,000 to any driver that can win the Ropa’s Pizza Flip Merwin Memorial, the Newsline Nine Detjens Memorial 125 and the Lodi Memorial. “We really wanted to do something big,” says State Park Speedway Owner Ron Wimmer, “Our three memorial races are typically our biggest events of the year, outside of the ARCA Midwest Tour, and we thought it would be neat to put up a big prize and a challenge to all the drivers out there to see if someone can come and win all three. If someone can pull it off they will be walking away with almost $20,000 in total winnings, including the $15,000 bonus, the $1,000 elimination bonus and the winnings from each of the three individual races.”

This marks the first time State Park Speedway has put together an event of this magnitude and it will draw some of the biggest names in Wisconsin short track racing. ARCA Midwest Tour regulars Nathan Haseleu and Chris Wimmer are just a couple outside drivers who have committed to trying their hand at the Auto Select Triple X Challenge. “I run the Detjens events every year,” says Nathan Haseleu, “So when I heard about this, it was like why not give it a shot. We are going to race the first two and then see where we are at. It’s a cool deal that they’ve put together and should generate a lot of excitement, especially if someone can win those first two events.”

Over the past four years no driver has won all three memorial events, but in 2010 Chris Weinkauf took the checkered flag in both the Flip Merwin Memorial and the Detjens Memorial. “There is definitely the possibility that someone might be able to do this,” says Scott Wimmer, “Aside from guys like Haseleu or Wimmer who will come race, a guy like Mark Mackesy, Neil Knoblock or Weinkauf, who have been racing at State Park Speedway for years could make a run of it. It will be exciting to see who wins the Ropa’s Pizza Flip Merwin Memorial and that driver will definitely have all eyes on him going into the Detjens Memorial a few weeks later.”

In additional to a possible $15,000 pay day for one driver, three drivers will each take home extra cash in an elimination style challenge. Each of these three events will start 24 cars. The top 12 finishers in the first of the three events, the Ropa’s Pizza Flip Merwin Memorial, will be eligible to continue the challenge and receive bonus money. Following the second event, the Newsline Nine Detjens Memorial 125, the top six finishers of those 12 will continue to be eligible going into the final event, the Lodi Memorial Race. At the conclusion of the Lodi Memorial race the top three finishers of those six will receive bonus money of $1,000, $750 and $500 respectively. “We really wanted to do something different and make it so there were a number of drivers eligible for the bonus going into that final race,” says Scott Wimmer, “The chance to win the $15,000 will make it interesting, but this will give a bunch of drivers a chance at the bonus and it will be fun for fans to follow along as drivers get eliminated.”

The Ropa’s Pizza Flip Merwin Memorial will consist of a 10-lap C-Tech Super Late Model feature with a competition caution at lap 75. The Budweiser/Fabiano Brothers Limited Late Modes, Marathon Parts City Pure Stocks, Snap-On Mini-Mods, Motors Service and Supply Mini-Stocks and Kreager Insurance Bandoloers will all also compete. Pit gates open at 2:30pm, fan gates at 4:30pm, Fred Mueller Qualifying takes place at 6:30pm and racing begins at 7:30pm. A full schedule will be available soon on stateparkspeedway.com.

All drivers who make the 24 car field for the Ropa’s Pizza Flip Merwin Memorial will be eligible to compete in the Triple X Challenge and the winner of that event will have a shot at a possible $16,000 pay day. For questions regarding the Auto Select Triple X Challenge please emailstateparkspeedway@yahoo.com.

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ARCA Midwest Tour State Park 125 Recap

May 21, 2013
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by Gregg Paul
The ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings wraps up race number three of the 2013 season from State Park Speedway in Wausau, Wisconsin. i-gogs Sunglasses Touring Star Dan Fredrickson overpowered the field leading the last 90 laps of the World Wide Packaging 125. It was Fredrickson’s twelfth career ARCA Midwest Tour win, breaking the tie he held with Steve Carlson for the most in Tour history.

Fredrickson Had Them Covered

Dan Fredrickson definitely had a strong car at State Park Speedway. He set fast time in qualifying with a lap of 13.649 to edge out rookie contender Nick Barstad’s 13.651. Fredrickson would start the feature from the eleventh starting position due to his finish in the Top 16 Hedman Hedders Qualifier Race, but that would be his only blemish on the day. Fredrickson quickly worked his way around the field on the outside lane of the track and by lap 35 he would take the lead that he would never relinquish. A late caution made it a closer finish, but on this day Fredrickson definitely had them covered.

Touring Stars Results

The 2013 Touring Stars program got a huge jumpstart with the announcement of the new team concept. Each of the team’s crews were sporting their new uniforms as well as getting use out of the sponsor’s products. Team i-gogs Sunglasses had the best overall results from the race.

Team i-gogs Sunglasses

Dan Fredrickson Picked up the first win in the program and the extra $100 for being the highest team i-gogs Sunglasses finisher.

Jonathan Eilen and Jeff Storm finished in third and fourth respectively. Rich Bickle was 15th and Andrew Morrissey was 18th.

Team DOC 360

Nathan Haseleu fared the best of team DOC 360 by finishing in fifth place. He recovered from an earlier spin with Team Vita Ice’s Skylar Holzhausen, who came home in sixth.

Chris Wimmer finished in 7th, while Jason Weinkauf came home in 17th.

Team Vita Ice

Jeremy Miller scored a top ten finish by nabbing the tenth spot, while as mentioned earlier, Skylar Holzhausen finished in sixth.

Team Spiked Island

Cardell Potter started from the pole after winning the Top 16 Qualifier race and led laps early in the feature. Potter was running in the top three most of the race until contact with Mark Mackesy relegated him to the back of the pack of lead lap cars. Potter recovered to finish in 13th place.

Jacob Goede finished in the 9th position, while Chris Weinkauf wound up in 11th and James Swan in 16th.

Rookie Points Race Heats Up

Jeremy Miller was the highest finishing rookie winding up with a tenth place finish. James Swan is the rookie points leader, holding a 446 to 440 advantage over Bobby Kendall. Swan raced his way to a 16th place finish with Kendall ending up in 20th. Dennis Prunty is third in rookie points just ten behind Kendall. Prunty was up into the top ten when he was caught up in a spin with a freak occurrence ending his night. As Prunty spun into the infield off of turn four, he hit a man hole cover which broke the axle. Prunty would get credit for a 25th place finish. Nick Barstad had a great qualifying run but the race did not go as well, as Barstad would end up in 21st position.

Fredrickson Takes Over Points Lead

Fredrickson’s victory helped break the tie in overall points he shared with Jacob Goede entering the race at State Park Speedway. With Goede finishing in 8th place, Fredrickson now has a 32 point advantage heading into the next race on June 8th at Dells Raceway Park.

Top Ten In Points

36 Dan Fredrickson 515
8 Jacob Goede 483
52 Chris Wimmer 480
75 Chris Weinkauf 471
87 Nathan Haseleu 468
78 Skylar Holzhausen 468
77 Jonathan Eilen 463
45 Rich Bickle 458
25 Jeff Storm 457
58 Cardell Potter 451

Dells Raceway Park Is Next Race On Deck

The next stop for the ARCA Midwest Tour is a trip to the Wisconsin Dells for a June 8th date at Dells Raceway Park. This marks the first event held at DRP since August of 2010, when Tim Schendel captured the checkers. Practice gets underway at 1:45pm with qualifying set to begin at 5pm. The autograph session will be at 6pm with racing action slated for a 7pm start.

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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Fredrickson Goes Back To Back At State Park Speedway

May 19, 2013
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Unofficial Results

Scores Second Consecutive ARCA Midwest Tour Win

by Gregg Paul

Dan Fredrickson likes State Park Speedway. In fact, that was the first thing he said as he crawled out of his car in Victory Lane after picking up his second consecutive World Wide Packaging 125 win in the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings.

Then he quickly changed the conversation towards honoring the man that was on everyone’s mind, the legend, Dick Trickle.

“I really like this place,” said Fredrickson. “Obviously we’re all going to miss the guy. I don’t know what his situation was but I know it wasn’t simple. You know, it sucks.”

While paying homage to the legend was what everyone expected, what was also expected was that Fredrickson would come to dominate the field at the Wausau racetrack. What wasn’t expected was that a yellow with just two laps remaining erased Fredrickson’s huge lead.

Fredrickson had taken the lead back on lap 34 when he got around a fellow team i-gogs Sunglasses Touring Star, Jonathan Eilen. Fredrickson would easily stretch his lead to nearly a full straightaway as the race neared the break at lap 75.

Fredrickson took everyone by surprise after the break by electing to take the restart from the outside lane. It didn’t seem to matter as Fredrickson easily got a jump at the drop of the green flag and steadily pulled away from the field.

The only thing that seemed to temporarily derail Fredrickson’s march towards the checkers was a yellow flag that made people wonder if it were divine intervention. Just after lap 99 was completed, team Vita Ice Touring Star, Skylar Holzhausen and team DOC 360 Touring Star, Nathan Haseleu made contact in turn three with Haseleu getting turned into the outside wall.  Both drivers were contesting the fifth spot at the time, but being that it was lap 99 many thought that just maybe it was Dick Trickle’s way of looking down on the first race since his passing.

That was just a mere bump in the road, as Fredrickson would get another huge jump on the restart and pull away to a lead again. Another yellow with just two laps remaining proved to be just as futile for the rest of the field, as Fredrickson survived the late challenge from Tim Sauter to successfully defend his win at State Park Speedway.

Defending series champion Jonathan Eilen had a strong run all night and would wind up finishing in the third spot. Jeff Storm, another member of the team i-gogs Sunglasses Touring Stars was nearly lapped in the first half but ran a strong second half to come home in the fourth position. Nathan Haseleu recovered from his earlier spin to  finish in fifth.

The next event for the ARCA Midwest Tour is Saturday, June 8th at Dells Raceway Park. Go to arcamidwesttour.com for details.

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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The ARCA Midwest Tour Winds Its Way To Wausau For The State Park 125

May 17, 2013
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by Gregg Paul
The ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings will wind its way through Wisconsin to State Park Speedway in Wausau for the State Park 125 on Saturday May 18th. It will be Opening Day as State Park Speedway kicks off its 2013 racing season at the famed quarter mile oval.

Fredrickson Looks To Defend Race Win

ARCA Midwest Touring Star Dan Fredrickson is looking to defend last year’s win at State Park Speedway. Fredrickson battled Jonathan Eilen and Mark Mackesy down to the checkers to take the win. The battle with Eilen raged for most of the second half of the race, with Fredrickson holding on for the win.

Local Racer Looks To Make Mark

Mark Mackesy looks to continue his great runs at State Park Speedway. Last year’s third place finish coupled with his win in 2011 in this race shows he has the ability to race with the ARCA Midwest Touring Stars. Mackesy is a three time State Park Speedway track champion and has won all three of the track’s signature events. Mackesy has captured three Larry Detjens Memorials, to go along with a single win in both the Flip Merwin and Wayne “Lodi” Lodholz Memorials.

Touring Stars Program Kicks Off In Style

The Touring Stars program got a boost with the announcement of three new sponsors teaming up to sponsor the program. DOC 360, i-gogs sunglasses, and Spiked Island Adult Lemonade have selected all the Touring Stars to create teams. Each sponsor will outfit the teams with crew uniforms and supply the team with their products and hero cards. This unique style of program will help with the marketability and visibility of the Touring Stars and help the fans by being more recognizable. Each sponsor will also pay $100 to the highest finishing of their team drivers.

Qualifying starts at 4:00pm followed by an autograph session from 5:00-5:30. Racing begins at 6:00. For complete race day information go to arcamidwesttour.com.

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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Mackesy Looks To Make Mark Again At State Park Speedway

May 13, 2013
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Veteran Racer Aims To Take On ARCA Midwest Tour Stars

by Gregg Paul
When the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings rolls into State Park Speedway on May 18th the Touring Stars will have their hands full not only with each other, but with a few local drivers who aim to steal a win away from them.

One of these local drivers will not be a surprise to anyone if he should happen to take the checkers once again.

Mark Mackesy is no stranger to State Park Speedway, nor is he a stranger to visiting Victory Lane at the famed quarter mile oval. Mackesy is a three time track champion (2008, ’09, ’11) and has won all three of the track’s signature events. He is a three time winner of the Larry Detjens Memorial (1999, 2006, 2012), and he has won both the Flip Merwin Memorial (2012) and the Wayne “Lodi” Lodholz Memorial (2009) once each. Mackesy also won the Midwest Tour event back in 2011

Despite all these accomplishments Mackesy knows that merely showing up will be no guarantee of winning again.

“It’s going to be really tough,” said Mackesy. “The talent in the series is the toughest in the nation. You look at all the track titles and feature wins that group has accumulated. It’s amazing!”

Mackesy would go on to rave about the competition that he is about to race side by side against on May 18th as well as wishing he could race with the ARCA Midwest Tour on a full time basis.

“I really like it. If I had the money I would run it,” said Mackesy. “The list of names is truly amazing. Wimmer, Bickle, Haseleu, Goede, Fredrickson, Holzhausen, Eilen, Morrissey, Hoffman, the Weinkauf brothers. The list goes on. It’s got drivers who have raced in NASCAR. This group has won races all over America.”

Mackesy should also be a member of that esteemed list, but is quick to point out that it is the help of his crew that gives him the chance to win every time he straps himself into the car.

“I’ve got a great crew chief in Tom Ress and a great pit crew,” said Mackesy. “Tommy’s very intelligent and the team leader. It also helps I grew up about five minutes from the track. I feel I grew up there. My brother and I pitted for my dad in the 80’s before I started racing there. Good local sponsors too.”

Mackesy knows that he will once again have his work cut out for him when the ARCA Midwest Tour comes to where he grew up. He is well aware that another Tour win will be another highly regarded win.

“If I could win another it would rank right up there with the last win in the Midwest Tour in ’11 and last year’s Detjens,” said Mackesy.

The ARCA Midwest Tour drivers will know they will have another threat to win when the green flag flies.

Qualifying will begin at 4:00pm with an Autograph session to follow from 5:00-5:30pm. Racing begins at 6:00pm. For complete race day details go to arcamidwesttour.com and click on Schedule.

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 (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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Chad Wood Holds Off His Father to Win the ASA Midwest Truck Tour’s Detjens Memorial 50 at State Park Speedway

July 27, 2012

ASA MIDWEST TOUR PR
RIB MOUNTAIN, WI (Friday, July 27, 2012) – Chad Wood held off a late challenge from his father Jerry Wood to win the Detjens Memorial 50 at State Park Speedway, an ASA Member Track near Wausau, WI, on Friday night. James Swan finished third in the ASA Midwest Truck Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment event.

The second-generation driver started eighth in main event for the opening night of the Detjens Memorial Weekend, an annual event to honor the late Larry Detjens. It didn’t take long for him to move up to the front.

Camden Murphy led the first part of the race after he got by Jerry Suderland on lap six. Chad Wood followed Murphy to take over the second spot. Four laps later, Wood would get the inside line on Murphy and the two battled side-by-side until Wood took over the lead on lap 14.

Chad’s father Jerry started ninth and slowly worked his way up to the front following James Swan, who started seventh in the main event.

Jerry Wood would by Swan for the second spot in the final laps, but would only get within a car length of his son at the finish line.

Swan would hold on to third followed by John Wood in fourth. Jacob VanWazer rounded out the top five.

The ASA Midwest Truck Tour will enjoy a short break before returning to action on Saturday, August 11 at Norway Speedway, an ASA Member Track in Norway, MI.

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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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.

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