SWS: Sean Woodside Hopes to Continue Building Momentum

April 24, 2000 (Palmdale, CA) - Now that he's had a taste of success in NASCAR's Featherlite Southwest Series, Sean Woodside, the reigning 1999 NASCAR Winston West champion, sees this Saturday's Foods 4 Less 100 at Irwindale Speedway as an ...

April 24, 2000 (Palmdale, CA) - Now that he's had a taste of success in NASCAR's Featherlite Southwest Series, Sean Woodside, the reigning 1999 NASCAR Winston West champion, sees this Saturday's Foods 4 Less 100 at Irwindale Speedway as an opportunity to build momentum in a series that is still relatively new to him.

Woodside recently notched both his and REF Motorsport's first-ever Southwes= t Series win at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif. in just his second race with the team. The win gave a clear indication as to how well the new team is working together, and, hopefully, how well it will perform for the rest of the season.

"We feel good about our chances at Irwindale, especially coming off of our first win," quipped Woodside. "We're ready for another good race. I've been running at Irwindale in their weekly program, clicking off laps and trying to get an advantage to prepare for this race." =

In his "spare" time, Woodside fields a super late model effort in Irwindale Speedway's Saturday night program.

The REF team also has some good experience from which to draw. The team collected one of its six top-five finishes in 1999 at Irwindale.

Team owner Bob Farmer said, "It was great winning at Mesa Marin, and we'll be looking for more of the same this weekend at Irwindale. We're actively marketing the team to prospective sponsors for this season and next. Perfor mance matters, and we're giving it everything we've got."

Bob Farmer, owner of REF Motorsports, owns and operates the No. 4 Stick Only Transmissions, Maropulos Racing Engines, Speedway Engineering, Finish Line Motorsports Pontiac in the Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring with Sean Woodside as driver. Woodside won the 1999 NASCAR Winston West series championship after finishing second in the points standings in the series in 1997 and 1998. REF Motorsports finished 6th in the Southwest Series points standings in 1999 with six top five and seven top ten finishes during the season. The team is currently 4th in the point standings in the Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring.

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