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.
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