Chili Bowl Nationals
A Message From Chase:
My cousin Marcus Johnson and Dale Wondergem lost their lifes on March 16th. I can not tell you all how bad and how hurt I feel at this time. I am sorry. Marcus was more like a brother to me than a cousin. We would see each other at least 3 times a week if not more. He could put a smile on anyone's face and always showed his love with his wonderful hugs. He had a long promising future in racing and basketball. If he wasn't winning at the track he was winning on the court. He would come to support me at every race. The one thing he loved was to sit on the tire and help me get ready inside the race car, hand me my safety gear and tell me a couple words right before I went out on the track. And if anybody tried to take his job he would make sure it wasn't for long. I looked up to him as much as he looked up to me. I want to share a memory with you all. The last week Marcus, Hayden, Colby and myself where all at my grandmother's house playing and wrestling on the grass in the dark at 9pm. Marcus and I were always a team against the younger boys Hayden and Colby. After playing with the little guys it wore Marcus and I out. Marcus and I sat outside in two chairs. He looked at me and told me "Chase you better never grow up." I told him don't worry, I will never be to old to play with you, we looked at each other and smiled. I miss you so much Marcus. I love you so much little buddy. The other day I spent a day at the Wondergem's house to learn about Dale and his life. Dale had a huge heart for our sport. He would spend everyday at the track if he had the choice. His wife Jerry told me that on their wedding day that they got married at 2 and he was at the track by 4. The Wondergem family is one of the nicest caring families you will ever meet. Thank you everyone for all the prayers and support through these tough times.
Rest in Peace Marcus and Dale.
I'm so sorry and I love you.
Photo from March 16th before practice
Follow Chase along lap by lap using race monitor
Cole Wood Racing to Field Three-Car Team at Chili Bowl Nationals
Inside Line Promotions – AUBURN, Calif. (Aug. 21, 2013) – Cole Wood Racing is excited to announce that it will field a three-car team for the 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.
Cole Wood will pilot an entry for a third straight year with fellow Californians Dominic Scelzi and Chase Johnson joining the team for the premier midget event, held Jan. 14-18, 2014, at the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla.
“We’re excited to have three cars at the Chili Bowl,” Wood said. “We’ve had one car there the last two years. The Chili Bowl is one of the biggest events of the season and it will be great to see three CWR cars competing.”
Wood, who hails from Auburn, Calif., is competing on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this season. He has recorded seven top fives and
13 top 10s, and is ranked ninth in the standings. Wood is also leading the Rookie of the Year chase.
Scelzi is a 16-year-old from Fresno, Calif., who is a son of four-time NHRA champion Gary Scelzi. Dominic Scelzi has won in go-karts, micro sprints, 360ci sprint cars and 410ci sprint cars.
Johnson is an 18-year-old from Penngrove, Calif. The fourth-generation driver has an extensive background in racing across the West Coast, including six outlaw kart championships. He also earned the 2010 Petaluma Speedway Rookie of the Year Award and 2011 California Civil War Series Rookie of the Year Award before claiming the Petaluma Speedway track championship in 2012.
28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals –
Jan. 14-18, 2014, at the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla.
MEDIA LINKS –
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Elk Grove Ford
Elk Grove Ford is a leading Ford dealership located in Elk Grove, Calif. For more information about the business or how to purchase a vehicle from Elk Grove Ford, visit http://www.ElkGroveFord.com.
“Elk Grove Ford is one of my main supporters,” Wood said. “I wouldn’t be out here racing for victories without the support of Elk Grove Ford.”
Wood would also like to thank A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Roush Yates Racing Engines, Wion’s Body Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Awesome Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, CSI Shocks, Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center, NorCal Boxer Rescue and The Joie of Seating for their continued support.
INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS –
Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations, media management and merchandising services for sprint car teams. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and your sponsors’ return on investment.
To meet the media relations needs of your team, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or email@example.com. For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.insidelinepromotions.com.