Youngstown, OH (July 25, 2001) - WP Motorsports and Mike Swaim, Jr. entered the NASCAR Busch Grand National CarQuest Parts 250 with 3 goals in mind and they managed to achieve each one. WP Motorsports Vice President of Operations Chuck ...
Youngstown, OH (July 25, 2001) - WP Motorsports and Mike Swaim, Jr. entered the NASCAR Busch Grand National CarQuest Parts 250 with 3 goals in mind and they managed to achieve each one.
WP Motorsports Vice President of Operations Chuck Woodruff, along with crew chief Keith Strunk, had set three goals for the team for their first NASCAR Busch Series race. The first was to qualify for the race, which they did in 30th position; second, was to complete the race, which they did (out of 43 cars); and finally, to finish in the Top 20, which they did by finishing in 20th position.
"Tonight was a big night for WP Motorsports and the team," said Woodruff. "I was extremely pleased with the way Mike handled himself during the race, he remained calm throughout the race and was able to avoid the accidents that usually take place when you start in the back of the field. We've worked tremendously hard all year to come together as a team competing in 7 ARCA RE/MAX Series events.
We've had success in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and felt we were ready for a shot in the Busch Series. For WP Motorsports to grow as a team and advance in the racing industry, we need to be able to compete at the next level, which is what we did tonight. As director of operations and co- owner of this team, I am very proud of them."
"For the remainder of this season we will continue to work hard and grow as a team. Being involved in racing is a dream come true for everyone involved with this team. We realize how fortunate we are to be a part of racing, no matter what level we're competing in and we hope to continue to be a part of it for years to come."
This coming weekend, WP Motorsports will compete in the Pepsi ARCA 200 at Pocono Raceway. In their last race at Pocono, they finished 4th in the backup car. The Dynatek team looks for continued success this weekend in the ARCA RE/MAX Series before traveling to Michigan to compete in the NASCAR Busch NAPAOnline.com 250 on August 18th.
WP Motorsports will compete in 7 more races this year, four (4) of which will be in the NASCAR Busch Series and three (3) in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. Next year they hope to have an opportunity to compete in more Busch races, but that will depend on their success in securing a sponsor for the upcoming 2002 season.