WOOD LOOKS TO MOVE INTO TOP 10admin
Jack Wood is in his sophomore year of SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series competition. Wood finished 12th, in the championship standings, in his rookie season, and third in the Rookie of the Year race. This year he is tied for 11th, after six of nine events of the season have been completed. Wood’s next event in the series will be at Madera Speedway in the “SPEARS Southwest Tour 125 presented by 51 FIFTY LTM.”
Wood has seen his best SRL success at Madera Speedway. The recent high school graduate has a worst finish of 12th at the facility, with two eighth place results in four starts. He has an average finish of 9.8 in those starts, the best of any track on the series. Headed to that September 28th event, Wood sits only 21 points outside the top 10, with the October Classic at Kern County Raceway, and the $10,000-to-Win Retro Custom Metals 150 presented by Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse San Dimas” at the Bullring @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway, following Madera.
These final series of tracks may be the ticket to see Wood break into the championship top 10. Wood finished 11th at Kern County Raceway in June and was set to sit on the pole at last year’s October Classic, before the car would not fire. Wood will look for an improved finish at the Bullring to finish off the season. It is a track at which he counts a 15th as well as two 16th place results in his three starts.
If Wood can find the top 10 consistency he exhibited in his 2017 Rookie of the Year season in the Pacific Challenge Series, it would not be surprising to see his named called at the Buck Owens Crystal Palace in the season ending banquet. The driver of the Velocity Racing, WBP Wood Brothers Properties, Harris Industrial Gases, Martin Auto Color, Inc. and Ultra-Chiller Toyota Camry would not be surprised either.