WWS: Team Walker Motorsports Irwindale preview

Woodside And Team Walker Motorsports Hope To Finish 2001 Winston West Season In Top Five October 29, 2001 (Valencia, Calif.) - With just eight points separating Sean Woodside and Team Walker Motorsports from a top-five season-ending ...

Woodside And Team Walker Motorsports Hope To Finish 2001 Winston West Season In Top Five

October 29, 2001 (Valencia, Calif.) - With just eight points separating Sean Woodside and Team Walker Motorsports from a top-five season-ending points position, the upcoming Food 4 Less 250 at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway represents an opportunity to add to the team's list of accomplishments achieved during it's first full season in the NASCAR Winston West Series.

Woodside is currently in sixth place in the point standings, just eight points behind fellow competitor Eric Norris' fifth place and 29 points behind Steve Portenga's fourth place.

The young team, owned and managed by Donna Walker and her son Michael, has already accumulated four Bud Pole Awards, five top-five finishes and eight top-ten finishes this season's Winston West competition.

Woodside and the team are confidant that their experience at Irwindale this season gives them a good chance at achieving their goal. In addition to his Winston West driving duties, Woodside recently clinched the 2001 Super Late Model division championship in Irwindale's NASCAR Weekly Racing Series program with one points event still on the calendar and after missing one event earlier in the season.

"Winning the Irwindale championship just may help us in the Winston West race," Woodside commented. "We must have learned something with all that seat time. Hopefully, it will give us what we need to reclaim our top five spot in the points."

"It has been great to be a part of this team this year," Woodside continued concerning his involvement with Team Walker Motorsports. "We have had some good success and have pulled together a team that has made a strong presence within the series in its first full season."

Donna Walker agrees, "This year has been one of constant learning and growth. We came into this as a relatively green team. We can confidently say that we made our presence known this year. I am very proud of our results this year, and of the entire organization."

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

Team Walker Motorsports is a multi-team racing operation owned by Donna Walker and her son, Michael. The team fields the #45 Team Walker/Ron's Rear Ends/NAPA Filters/Mechanix Wear Chevrolet in the NASCAR Winston West Series, featuring 1999 champion driver Sean Woodside. Valencia, Calif.-based Team Walker Motorsports debuted in 1999 with a limited Late Model schedule.

-TWM-

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Steve Portenga , Eric Norris