Inside Line Promotions – SOMERTON, Ariz. (March 3, 2014) – The season-opening weekend didn’t go as planned for Cole Wood.
“I had a lot higher expectations than what we ended with,” he said. “We were really fast both nights, but we had to start far back in the features because of mistakes I made in the heat races.”
Wood opened the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at Cocopah Speedway on Friday by finishing sixth in his heat race.
“The whole time I was trying a bunch of different lines,” he said. “I tried the top more often than I should have.”
That relegated Wood to a B Main, which he placed fifth in to miss a transfer by two positions. The team elected to use a provisional to start 23rd in the feature on Night 1 of the Cocopah Cup Challenge.
“That place is so fast and everybody is so equal,” he said. “I think we were able to get a couple of spots early in the race and then everybody spread out.”
Wood ended with a 21st-place result.
The team returned to the 3/8-mile track on Saturday and following a three-hour rain delay, Wood dropped from the pole position to third place in his heat race.
“I started in the slick,” he said. “Once I moved back to the bottom we were fast enough. I ran the fastest lap in that heat race.”
He then started on the outside of the front...more