WWS: Woodside, Team Walker Las Vegas summary

Woodside and Team Walker Motorsports Collect Top Ten at LVMS October 16, 2001 (Valencia, Calif.) - Following a disappointing crash in Saturday's Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Sean Woodside and...

Woodside and Team Walker Motorsports Collect Top Ten at LVMS

October 16, 2001 (Valencia, Calif.) - Following a disappointing crash in Saturday's Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Sean Woodside and Team Walker Motorsports went on to notch a solid seventh-place finish in the NASCAR Winston West 24 Hour Fitness 150.

The team collected a total of $4,600 in winnings, which it will, as previously announced, donate to the American Red Cross to assist the families of the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in New York and Washington DC.

Woodside finished 35th in the Southwest Series event after he was collected in a nasty crash just a few laps into the race. Woodside drove low on the track to avoid spinning cars and debris, but struck the #58 and #93 cars as they shot down after hitting the wall in turn two. Woodside careened into the wall, taking a hard hit.

Woodside was uninjured by the crash. The racecar didn't fare as well.

"That was a big disappointment for the team after the hard work that went into that car," Woodside commented. "All we could do at that point was to turn our focus to doing as well as we could in the Winston West event."

The Winston West event that directly followed the Southwest Series race presented a more positive picture. Woodside maintained a top-ten position for most of the race, although he lost some track position during a green flag pit stop. At lap 66, with just eight cars on the lead lap, Woodside found himself a lap down. Consistency and some minor adjustments to the car propelled him back onto the lead lap, and he finished the race in seventh place.

Fans and others can find additional information on donating to the American Red Cross at http://www.redcross.org.

The 24 Hour Fitness 150 will air on Fox Sports Net tape delayed, date and time to be announced.

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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