BES: Woodworks Racing adds Adirondack in 2006

Woodworks Racing Adds Adirondack To 2006 Schedule Haverhill, Mass. (July 19, 2006) - Woodworks Racing, which fields Fords in NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch East Series competition for driver Tracy Gordon, has added the July 29th race at...

Woodworks Racing Adds Adirondack To 2006 Schedule

Haverhill, Mass. (July 19, 2006) - Woodworks Racing, which fields Fords in NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch East Series competition for driver Tracy Gordon, has added the July 29th race at Adirondack International Speedway to its limited 2006 schedule.

The team is enjoying its best season yet, with two fourth place finishes in three races so far this year. It planned to run two more superspeedway races to round out 2006, but added the Adirondack half-mile track after enjoying success at the Holland and Thompson International Speedways in June. Last Friday's race at the one-mile New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, N.H. saw the team finish fourth.

"After Holland and Loudon, the team's been flying high," Gordon, of Strong, Maine, said. "They're seeing their hard work pay off and they're having fun going to the racetrack with a car capable of winning. They asked me if I wanted to do an extra race with them and I said 'of course.'"

The team opened the season at Holland (N.Y.) International Speedway with the goal of getting seat time for Gordon as they worked their way to NHIS. Hoping for a top ten, Gordon delivered a fourth-place finish, the best for the Fred and Elaine Skaff-owned operation. A second tune-up at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway saw Gordon turn in a twelfth-place performance.

At NHIS, Gordon rewarded the team's hard work with a tenth-best qualifying run and backed that up with a fourth-place finish in the No. 33 Woodworks Racing/Archer Corporation Ford.

"The short-track car isn't a bad car, considering it isn't the newest car out there," Gordon said. "It's ready to go, the guys want to go racing, so we're going to go to Adirondack and see what we can do out there."

The team ran Adirondack one time before, in 2003, finishing eleventh.

"What I'd really like to do is get these guys a win," Gordon, who has wins on most of the short tracks the former Busch North Series races on. "They work hard, they deserve it."

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