BES: Waterford: Woodworks Racing preview

Woodworks Racing Looks To Continue Best Season Ever At Waterford Speedbowl Haverhill, Mass. (Aug. 14, 2006) - Tracy Gordon has the No. 33 Woodworks Racing/Archer Corporation Ford team on a hot streak as it enters the homestretch of the 2006...

Woodworks Racing Looks To Continue Best Season Ever At Waterford Speedbowl

Haverhill, Mass. (Aug. 14, 2006) - Tracy Gordon has the No. 33 Woodworks Racing/Archer Corporation Ford team on a hot streak as it enters the homestretch of the 2006 NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch East Series season. And while the August 19th race at the third-mile Waterford (Conn.) Speedbowl wasn't on the team's original schedule, they've added that race to their docket as they're on a roll with three top-tens in four starts.

Gordon, from Strong, Maine, cut his teeth on short tracks like Waterford's and has wins at nearly every short track that the former Busch North Series raced on from 1998 to 2002. While the Woodworks team has historically been a superspeedway team concentrating on the one-mile tracks at New Hampshire International Speedway and Dover (Del.) International Speedway, the strength the team's demonstrated on three shorter tracks this year are encouraging.

"The original plan was to run Holland and Thompson just to get seat time and get the team working together so we'd be ready for Loudon," Gordon said. "But we kind of surprised ourselves with a top-five at Holland. Then we decided to run Adirondack and we had the car to beat there. They asked me if I wanted to do Waterford and I didn't have to think twice. I said 'Let's go racing.'

"The track time before going back to Loudon will help, too," Gordon added.

Holland International Speedway was the team's first race of the year and yielded the first top-five finish for the Woodworks team ever. After finishing twelfth at Thompson International Speedway, the last short-track race the team originally scheduled, they went on to finish a strong fourth at NHIS. After that they added Adirondack International Speedway and were rewarded with an eighth-place finish after again running in the top five.

"We were a little let down at Adirondack, but I think that's great that we felt that way," Gordon explained. "A year ago we'd have been thrilled with a top-ten finish, but now we're a little disappointed when we don't finish in the top five.

Waterford Speedbowl's "Big Y World Class Markets 150" is a one-day show on Saturday, August 19th with the feature event broadcast live on HDNet television. Green flag is expected to come at 7:30 p.m. The race will be rebroadcast on SpeedTV on Friday, September 1 at 4:00 p.m.

-credit: www.woodworksracing.com.

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