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Bob Woodhouse No. 13 Kicker/Woodhouse Performance Dodge Viper Fast Facts BOB WOODHOUSE QUOTES: "Miller is what one might call a 'head game' track. It is over four miles long with 24 turns. To be successful there, you have to keep your head in...

Bob Woodhouse No. 13 Kicker/Woodhouse Performance Dodge Viper Fast Facts

BOB WOODHOUSE QUOTES:

"Miller is what one might call a 'head game' track. It is over four miles long with 24 turns. To be successful there, you have to keep your head in the game at all times. It is easy to disorient, to forget which corner you are in since some look similar but in no way are they. I really like the concentration it takes to compete there and the flow of how one corner transitions into the next.

"It sucks not to handle a race car steering wheel once in a while, so yabba dabba, I am just all grins about getting back in the car. There are no points to chase, no axe to grind, but I want to be competitive, to be a part of this fabulous World Challenge GT racing series and to bring the Woodhouse Performance sponsors, Kicker, MPI Coin, ProMPI, Kenda Tires and Badger Components more value than they are committing to be in the series. "

FAST FACTS:

*Woodhouse, 61, comes out of retirement to compete at the Miller Motorsports Park. It will be his first time behind the wheel since the season finale race at Laguna Seca last season. He posted eight top-10 and four top-five finishes and a podium at Sebring in 2006.

*Woodhouse and the Woodhouse Performance team tested at the Mid-America Motorplex Friday to give Woodhouse some seat time and get him re-acclimated to the No. 13 Viper.

* Last year at Miller Motorsports Park, Woodhouse drove the No. 13 to a sixth place finish after starting eighth, posting one of his eight top-10 finishes of the season.

* According to Woodhouse, to be fast at Miller it takes a smooth driver that understands gravity.

* As a part of new team marketing programs, Woodhouse Performance will shoot sponsor logo-branded t-shirts into the crowd at each of the events in order to garner exposure for sponsors. In addition, edited in-car video race highlights from the No. 13 Kicker/Woodhouse Performance Dodge Viper will be posted to Woodhouse Performance sponsor websites and can be viewed after the race.

Jeff Courtney No. 99 Kenda Tires/ProMPI Dodge Viper Fast Facts

JEFF COURTNEY QUOTES:

"I'm looking forward to racing at Miller. It is a long race track, with more than 20 turns, so it is unique in that it is double the size of your typical race track. Many of the turns look and feel similar, so keeping your focus and awareness and being able to distinguish the turns is important in order to be fast there. The Woodhouse Performance team has been working hard on my Kenda Tires/ProMPI Dodge Viper to make sure it is as solid and fast as it can possibly be. I have tons of confidence in the team Bob Woodhouse has put together and want to continue to post good, solid finishes for all the hard working folks on the team. It would be awesome to come out of the Utah Grand Prix with a top-10 finish. That is the goal we are working toward this weekend."

FAST FACTS:

* This will be Courtney's second World Challenge series start at Miller Motorsports Park. Last year he finished 12th after starting 18th in the Touring Car series race.

* In round two of 2007 SPEED World Challenge GT competition, Courtney received the Sunoco Hard Charger award for his march through the field in Long Beach. He picked up 16 positions on the way to a 13th place finish, after starting 29th.

* Courtney has posted two top-15 finishes in the first two races of the season, and sits 11th in the season championship points standings.

* Courtney and the Woodhouse Performance team will host ProMPI sponsor guests for the race weekend at Miller Motorsports Park.

* As a part of new team marketing programs, Woodhouse Performance will shoot sponsor logo-branded t-shirts into the crowd at each of the events in order to garner exposure for sponsors. In addition, edited in-car video race highlights from the No. 99 Kenda/ProMPI Dodge Viper will be posted to Courtney's sponsor websites and can be viewed after the race.

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