WWS: Raudman preparing winning car for Sears Point

Rancho Santa Margarita, California (June 18, 2001) - The last time Craig Raudman, driver of Dave Reed Racing's ...

Rancho Santa Margarita, California (June 18, 2001) - The last time Craig Raudman, driver of Dave Reed Racing's #2 Yerf-dog Fun Karts/ITPS/Kingston Chevrolet in the Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring and NASCAR Winston West Series, took his favorite Victory Circle road course car out onto a race track, he left a winner.

That was almost one year ago, when Raudman won the Los Angeles Ford Street Race and collected record-breaking prize money for his efforts.

Now, Raudman is preparing that same car for this Saturday's Snap-On Tools 200 at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., and hopes it will give him the edge he needs for another win at the 1.949-mile road course.

Raudman's last win at Sears Point in 1997 capped an incredible day, one in which the team turned a potentially disastrous wreck during a practice session into a winning effort.

"This car is built to win," Raudman said. "It's one of my Victory Circle cars, which we have dedicated for road courses. With the year we've had so far, our history at Sears Point and with this car under me, we feel we are ready and due for another win."

Raudman has a strong record at Sears Point in addition to his 1997 win. In 1998, he finished in fourth place in an early Winston West effort and, in 1991, he competed at Sears Point in his very first Southwest Series race, finishing in an incredible third place. Raudman has also collected two second-place finishes at Sears Point over the years.

Raudman's 2001 season to date has been very successful, with two wins and four top five finishes to add to his stat sheet, as well as a record-breaking string of five consecutive Bud Pole Awards. He is currently second in the Series' point standings.

Fans can find additional information at http://www.davereedracing.com.

Dave Reed Racing operates NASCAR Winston West and Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring teams featuring Craig Raudman as driver. Raudman has collected nine wins and thirteen Bud Pole Awards throughout his Southwest Series career, and finished in the top five in final points standings in four of his past five full Southwest Series seasons.


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