Cole Wood – Big Win at Rock Rapids!
(Bill W) July 21, 2014 – Cole Wood and the Cole Wood Racing #17w team got a bit of a monkey off their back by winning the feature event at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa last Thursday. The Auburn, California driver’s win at the JSTS stop at Rock Rapids was welcome, as it came a night after leading a good portion of the feature at the Sioux Speedway in Sioux Center, Iowa. The team will focus on the Knoxville Raceway Saturday in anticipation of the 360 and 410 Nationals there.
The team towed to the Sprint Invaders show at the Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa two Friday’s ago. After running second in the heat, he ran fourth in the Dash and started third in the feature. “The cushion was really thin at Tipton,” says Cole. “I was able to get up to second, and I tried to make a move on (Terry) McCarl for the lead. I ended up getting into the corner too hot, and (Jon) Agan got by me. We were really running well. Without that mistake, I think we would have been second, or even won that show. It was good to get a podium finish.”
JSTS Speedweek started in Sioux Center on Wednesday. Cole would run second in his heat. “We started the feature in third,” he says. “I was able to get to second and Wayne Johnson was leading. With...more