BNS: Woodworks Racing announces driver

Woodworks Racing Announces Driver, Schedule For 2005 Busch North Season (Haverhill, Mass.) - The Woodworks Racing team, owned by Fred and Elaine Skaff, announced its racing schedule for the 2005 NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch North Series...

Woodworks Racing Announces Driver, Schedule For 2005 Busch North Season

(Haverhill, Mass.) - The Woodworks Racing team, owned by Fred and Elaine Skaff, announced its racing schedule for the 2005 NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch North Series season. Planning on running six races with the possibility of adding two more to their schedule, it'll be the most races the team has attempted.

Also announced was the driver for the team for every race in 2005. Tracy Gordon, who split driving duties with Fred Skaff last year, will be the sole driver of the team this year. Skaff will remain active with the team, though, serving as crew chief.

Gordon will be driving the No. 33 Woodworks Racing Ford Taurus in the following races: Thompson International Speedway (June 12), New Hampshire International Speedway (July 15), Motor Mile Speedway (Aug. 20), Oxford Plains Speedway (Aug. 27), New Hampshire International Speedway (Sept. 26), and Dover International Speedway (Sept. 23).

If all goes well, the team may add one or both of the two Stafford Motor Speedway races (June 17 and Aug. 10) to their schedule.

Gordon, who brought the team its best finish of eighth at Dover last year, will be behind the wheel of a new car this year. The car the team had been running was far from a new chassis, so over the winter a new Dave Davis chassis was acquired and fitted with an Ernie Elliott engine and slick Ford Taurus sheet metal. The spectacular flames-on-blue paint scheme run by the team two years ago will return to the car for 2005, along with primary sponsor The Woodworks of Londonderry, New Hampshire, and associate sponsor Archer Corporation.

"The whole team was really fired up after Dover last year," Gordon said. "I think that's what motivated us to get the new car. If we could run as well as we did last year with old equipment, we can't wait to see how we do with the new car."

Gordon praised the crew, which returns intact for the new season.

"They're very hard workers," he said of the team he worked with for the first time in 2004. "I was impressed with how hard they worked. When we were at the racetrack they busted their butts on the racecar from the time we got there to the time we left. They all chip in and whatever needs to be done, they're all over it. We didn't have the best of luck last year, the car was a little old but now with a new car, hopefully we'll come right out of the box doing well."

-www.woodworksracing.com.

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