WWS: Fontana: Scott Gaylord's race notes

FONTANA, Calif. (April 26, 2003) - Pontiac Wide Track Grand Prix 200 at California Speedway Rough weekend We had a handling problem from the start and never could get it fixed. We finished 12th and are now 6th in the points championship. The...

FONTANA, Calif. (April 26, 2003) - Pontiac Wide Track Grand Prix 200 at California Speedway

Rough weekend

We had a handling problem from the start and never could get it fixed. We finished 12th and are now 6th in the points championship. The car was very unstable throughout the weekend,

I can't count how many times I nearly spun the #00 Oliver Gravity Separators/Denver Seminary Chevy. We also had some problems in the pits, as I was coming into our pit stall, the #16 NAPA car was coming out of his stall behind us. His right front caught our left rear and there was contact right there in our pit stall. The crew is allowed to jump over the wall to service the car when it reaches the pit stall in front of ours, so all the guys were all over the wall at this point. As you can imagine, every one of the crew members went scrambling back over the wall as I was begining to spin toward the pit wall.

Luckily the #16 backed off and I was able to hold onto the car and remain in our pit box facing the right dirrection. I guess all things considered we could have finished worse.

We had some good three wide racing through the high speed corners with a number of great drivers including Ken Schrader and open-wheel driver Bryan Herta.

This race will be televised on SPEED Channel, Tape-delay - April 28, 8 p.m. ET

I look forward to the next race at Madera where we have been on the pole before.

Sat, May 31 Madera Speedway, Madera, Calif. (1/3 Mi.)

-scott gaylord #00

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Ken Schrader , Bryan Herta , Scott Gaylord