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.
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