SWS: Sean Woodside Looking for a Change of Luck

June 6, 2000 (Palmdale, Calif.) - After struggling for the past two races, Sean Woodside and REF Motorsports hope for a change of luck this weekend, when they move on to the Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring's next event, Saturday's ...

June 6, 2000 (Palmdale, Calif.) - After struggling for the past two races, Sean Woodside and REF Motorsports hope for a change of luck this weekend, when they move on to the Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring's next event, Saturday's Snap-On 125 at Rocky Mountain Raceways in West Valley City, Utah.

Although Woodside has retained a top five position in the Southwest Series point standings, he has finished out of the top ten for the past two races.

Woodside and the team plan to draw on their past successes at RMR this weekend, and, hopefully, strengthen their points position in the process.

"I had a great run here last year with the Winston West, and the team did well in the Southwest Series event," commented Woodside. "We've had a couple of tough races lately, but we've also had some outstanding runs this year. Hopefully, this will be one of the good ones."

Last year, Woodside captured his second Bud Pole Award for the 1999 season with a qualifying lap of 15.220 seconds, setting the 3/8-mile track's first NASCAR Winston West track record.

Woodside ran in the top five for most of that race, and took the lead periodically, taking time out only to pit for tires and fuel. He was leading late in the race, but spun out after hitting oil left on the track by another car. Woodside quickly recovered, and finished in sixth place.

The REF team competed in last year's Southwest Series event, coming from the back of the pack, after an accident forced them into the pits for repairs, to bring home a strong 11th place finish.

"We're confident of our chances for a top-five finish this weekend," said team owner Bob Farmer. "We've got a great racecar and a strong team, and, hopefully, we'll be able to put this run of bad luck behind us."

Visit REF Motorsports' official Web site at http://www.refmotorsports.com for more information.

Bob Farmer, owner of REF Motorsports, owns and operates the No. 4 Stick Only Transmissions, Maropulos Racing Engines, Speedway Engineering, Hoosier=

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 point 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 5th in the point standings in the Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring, with one win and two top five finishes.

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