WWS: SWS: Team Walker Motorsports closes its doors

April 17, 2002 (Valencia, Calif.) - Team Walker Motorsports announced today that it has ceased operations and will sell all of its equipment. The team's performance so far this season has been top-notch, and plans had been set to expand into ...

April 17, 2002 (Valencia, Calif.) - Team Walker Motorsports announced today that it has ceased operations and will sell all of its equipment.

The team's performance so far this season has been top-notch, and plans had been set to expand into NASCAR's national divisions beginning later this season. However, those plans required the support of a major sponsor. With no sponsor contract expected in the short term, the team was forced to close its doors this week.

The employees were released Tuesday. Team manager Johnny Bojorquez and driver Sean Woodside will work together to close down the operation and sell the racecars and other equipment.

Woodside is also working to put a driving program together for himself for the remainder of the season in either the NASCAR Winston West or Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring division.

Team owner Donna Walker said, "It is very hard to turn away from something we've worked so hard to build, but we were simply unable to continue without the sponsor support."

More information is available at the team's Web site at www.teamwalkermotorsports.com.

Team Walker Motorsports is a multi-team racing operation owned by Donna Walker and her son, Michael. The Valencia, Calif.-based team fields cars in the NASCAR Winston West Series and Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring featuring former Winston West champion Sean Woodside and Michael Walker. Team sponsors include NAPA Filters, Ron's Rear Ends, Mechanix Wear and Tri-State Construction.

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