SWS: Top ten finish spells relief for Woodside at Altamont Raceway

</pre> October 2, 2000 (Palmdale, Calif.) - Sean Woodside, driver of the REF Motorsports ...

</pre> October 2, 2000 (Palmdale, Calif.) - Sean Woodside, driver of the REF Motorsports #4 Pontiac in the Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring, and the REF team were pleased and a little relieved to finish in 7th place in Saturday night's Snap-on 100 at Altamont Raceway Park in Tracy, Calif.

Currently fourth in the point standings, a string of back luck, including both accidents and mechanical problems, has frustrated the team's attempts to move up. Hopefully, last Saturday's solid finish will set a precedent for the team's performance in the final three races of the season, and help them either solidify or improve their place in the standings.

If Woodside and the team are able to continue the momentum this weekend in the Food 4 Less 150 at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway, they could overtake third place in the championship standings this Saturday, which they currently trail by just 23 points.

In his last effort at Irwindale Speedway, the July 29th Southwest Series event, Woodside turned in an impressive performance, finishing the race in third place after posting a third place qualifying effort. Patience and tire management were key factors in his success in that event.

"I was really glad to see our luck turn around a little. We were there at the end, and we did well, considering where we started the race," Woodside offered concerning the Altamont race and his 19th place starting position.

Looking forward to this Saturday's Food 4 Less 150, Woodside said "We have a lot of laps at Irwindale, and we had a great run there in July. Although we weren't at Friday's test session, we can use what we learned at Irwindale our last time out. Our goal is to be there at the end with a good finish at least, and, hopefully, a win."

For more information, see REF Motorsports' official Web site at http://www.refm otorsports.com.

Bob Farmer, owner of REF Motorsports, owns and operates the No. 4 Stick Only Transmissions, Maropulos Racing Engines, Speedway Engineering, Hoosier Pontiac in the Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring with Sean Woodside as driver. Woodside won the 1999 NASCAR Winston West series championship after finishing second in the point standings in the series in 1997 and 1998. REF Motorsports finished 6th in the Southwest Series points standings in 1999, with six top five and seven top ten finishes during the season. The team is currently fourth in the point standings in the Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring, with one win, four top five and eight top ten finishes.

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