(Photo by John Fletcher)
Inside Line Promotions – AUBURN, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2013) – As Cole Wood recalls the highlights of this past season he doesn’t bring up race results.
“I probably learned more this season than I would in three seasons running local stuff,” he said. “I feel like I learned more about driving on a dry slick track this year. I also learned a bunch of service, maintenance and things that I can tell the crew that might help us in the next race.”
Wood scored four podium finishes during the season. He also captured the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year Award after placing ninth in the championship standings during his first season on the premier 360ci sprint car series.
“I think we had a really good year, especially for our first year on the tour,” he said. “I feel like we went in and didn’t tear a bunch of stuff up. I also soaked up a ton of information.
“There was a MOWA race in West Burlington, Iowa, where Brian (Brown) really taught me to run the brake on a slick track. Those are the things I need to remember for my racing career.”
Next season will mark Wood’s third year in a full-size sprint car and his team will share a shop with Brown in Grain Valley, Mo. Wood’s team won’t compete for points with any series or track and will aim for...more