WWS: Woodside and Team Walker Motorsports Irwindale preview

June 7, 2001 (North Hollywood, Calif.) - Sean Woodside, driver of the ...

June 7, 2001 (North Hollywood, Calif.) - Sean Woodside, driver of the #45 Team Walker/Ron's Rear Ends/NAPA Chevrolet in the NASCAR Winston West Series, and the team will take advantage of an off-weekend in the Winston West by joining the Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring this Saturday at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway for the Food 4 Less 150.

Woodside was a full-time contender in the Southwest Series in the 2000 season, notching one win, four top-five and eight top-ten finishes.

He has collected three consecutive top-five finishes and one Bud Pole Award in the Winston West series so far this season.

Woodside finished third in the Winston West's first visit to Irwindale this season after an impressive run for the win. In that event, he was in second place and closing in to retake the lead with seven laps to go when he and a lapped car made contact, spinning him out and bringing out the caution flag. Woodside restarted in sixth place and finished third in the green-white-checkered finish.

"This Saturday's race will be fun. We won't have the pressure of a points battle, and it will also give us an opportunity to get some more laps in at Irwindale," said Woodside. "I learned last year how tough the Southwest Series can be, so this will give us even more of an edge when the Winston West comes back to Irwindale. I have to thank my team owner, Donna Walker, for putting this together."

Woodside and team co-owner Mike Walker are also regulars in this year's Super Late Model program at Irwindale. Woodside has one win to his credit, and is currently third in the championship race. Woodside led the points earlier in the season.

The Winston West visits Irwindale Speedway next on Saturday, July 21.

More information is available at the team's Web site at http://www.teamwalkermotorsports.com.

Team Walker Motorsports is a multi-team racing operation owned by Donna Walker and her son, Michael. The team fields the #45 Team Walker/Ron's Rear Ends/NAPA Chevrolet in the NASCAR Winston West Series, featuring driver Sean Woodside, and the #23 Team Walker/Ron's Rear Ends/Quixote/Sunset Expendables/NAPA Chevrolet in Irwindale Speedway's Super Late Model program, driven by Mike Walker. North Hollywood, Calif.-based Team Walker Motorsports debuted in 1999 with a limited Late Model schedule.

-TWM-

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