WWS: Woodside looks to top previous best at California Speedway

Could a win in this Saturday morning's Pontiac Widetrack Grand Prix 200 at Fontana's two-mile oval be the next statistic Woodside adds to his stat list? He and the team hope so. Team owner Donna Walker has confidence in the car her team has ...

Could a win in this Saturday morning's Pontiac Widetrack Grand Prix 200 at Fontana's two-mile oval be the next statistic Woodside adds to his stat list? He and the team hope so.

Team owner Donna Walker has confidence in the car her team has prepared for this weekend's event.

"We tested at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this week to shake down the new 2001 body on the car we'll be using for the Fontana race," Walker commented.

"Everything went right, and we left feeling very good about our chances for a win this weekend."

Although Woodside is no stranger to victory circle, Walker and team are looking forward to their first win with him as a still-new team in the Winston West series.

"We'll be there soon," Woodside said. "The team has been giving me good cars, and it's just a matter of time before we get that first win."

Woodside continued, "This race is always huge for us in the Winston West. Since we race mostly on short tracks, driving on a two-mile superspeedway is just such an awesome experience. It's a very high profile race for us at a track that commands our respect. We generally have guest drivers join us from Cup, and that adds into the fun."

Now in his fourth season of full-time competition in the Winston West, Woodside is a proven talent with a championship and two second-place finishes in the point standings. His previous experience at California Speedway has laid the foundation for a strong performance this Saturday. Team Walker Motorsports hopes that Woodside's history plus a great car will give them reason to celebrate this weekend.

The Pontiac Widetrack Grand Prix 200 will be televised on Fox Sports Net, date and time to be determined.

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 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Winston West Series, featuring driver Sean Woodside, and the #23 Team Walker/Ron's Rear Ends/Quixote/Sunset Expendables/NAPA Chevrolet in Irwindale Speedway's Super Late Model program, driven by Mike Walker. North Hollywood, Calif.-based Team Walker Motorsports debuted in 1999 with a limited Late Model schedule.

-Barbara Evans-

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