SWS: Pikes Peak: Sean Woodside race report

Woodside takes top five at Pikes Peak, narrows gap to first in points May 23, 2002 (Saugus, Calif.) - Sean Woodside finished in fifth place in last Saturday's Southwest Series "100" at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colo.,...

Woodside takes top five at Pikes Peak, narrows gap to first in points

May 23, 2002 (Saugus, Calif.) - Sean Woodside finished in fifth place in last Saturday's Southwest Series "100" at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colo., closing the gap between his current second place and the lead in the 2002 Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring championship points race to just two points.

Woodside entered Saturday's event in second-place in the points with the strength of three top-five finishes in four attempts at the one-mile oval behind him.

He started the 100-lap race from a 28th-place qualifying position, but patiently worked his way toward the lead pack. On the final lap, Woodside successfully chased down and passed Rick Carelli to cross the line in fifth-place.

"Mike Harvick and the guys did a fantastic job of getting the car set up for race day," Woodside commented. "We struggled a little in practice and qualifying, but they put their heads together and gave me a strong car. I really appreciate all their hard work."

Woodside's next appearance will be at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway on June 8th where he will attempt to not only win, but also overtake the Southwest Series points lead.

More information is available at Woodside's web site at www.woodsideonline.com.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Rick Carelli