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Woodworks Racing, Tracy Gordon Announce 2006 Plans (Haverhill, Mass. - June 15 2006) - Woodworks Racing, owned by Fred Skaff and sponsored by The Woodworks Architectural Millwork Inc., will embark on a five-race NASCAR Grand National Division,...

Woodworks Racing, Tracy Gordon Announce 2006 Plans

(Haverhill, Mass. - June 15 2006) - Woodworks Racing, owned by Fred Skaff and sponsored by The Woodworks Architectural Millwork Inc., will embark on a five-race NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch East Series schedule that will take it from short tracks in New York to superspeedways in New Hampshire and Delaware. Tracy Gordon, of Strong, Maine will return to drive the No. 33 Ford Taurus.

Coming off its most successful season yet, with two top tens in just three races contested, Woodworks Racing enters the 2006 season with two cars and two engines ready to race. Their first appearance will be at Holland International Speedway in western New York, with the second race just a few days after that at Thompson International Speedway in Connecticut. The next three races are all at superspeedways, with two at New Hampshire International Speedway (July 14th and September 15) and one at Dover International Speedway (September 22).

Gordon, who has wins at three of the four tracks on the 2006 schedule, can't wait to get back on the track again.

"They've got the motor we ran at Loudon last year for those short tracks," he said. "It's a killer motor. They built a different motor for Loudon and Dover and it's supposed to be even better than the one I had at Loudon last year."

Holland, a tight 3/8ths-mile track south of Buffalo, N.Y., is a special place for Gordon.

"I love the track at Holland, and I think my first top-three in Busch North came at that track. I like the track and we'll have a good car there. We'll see if we can get a top five finish."

The bread-and-butter of Woodworks Racing has always been the superspeedways. Gordon finished seventh at NHIS last September despite having to start the race 34th after qualifying was rained out. He was racing for the win at Dover in 2005 when his car tightened up and he brushed the wall, finishing 20th.

"If we can get the setup anywhere as good as we had it at Dover last year - and we had room for improvement there last year - we'll be good. Me and Andy Santerre were the two fastest cars there," he said.

"I'm really looking forward to Loudon, and I'm really looking forward to Dover. Holland and Thompson should be good races for us as well. I've got a good opportunity with Freddy and The Woodworks so I'm looking forward to getting on the track with those guys."

-www.woodworksracing.com.

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