TOMMY ARCHER LEADS THE WOODHOUSE PERFORMANCE TEAM TO FIRST CHECKERED FLAG 13 CAR STARTS IN THE POLE AND NEVER LET UP Salt Lake City, UT (May 18, 2008) Woodhouse Performance was catapulted onto the leader board this Sunday with Tommy Archer in...
TOMMY ARCHER LEADS THE WOODHOUSE PERFORMANCE TEAM TO FIRST CHECKERED FLAG 13 CAR STARTS IN THE POLE AND NEVER LET UP
Salt Lake City, UT (May 18, 2008) Woodhouse Performance was catapulted onto the leader board this Sunday with Tommy Archer in the No. 13 Foametix/Woodhouse Performance Dodge Viper taking the checkered flag and teammate Jeff Courtney in the No. 99 Kenda/TJM IWM/MPI Coin Dodge Viper charging up to a 6th place finish from a disappointing 19th place start.
After some great practices, Archer fought through the qualifying race on Saturday to earn the pole position on Sunday. Archer had a clean start and he maintained the lead throughout the race. Team owner Bob Woodhouse was thrilled with the win, a first for Woodhouse Performance.
Archer came on board as one of the drivers for the No. 13 Foametix/Woodhouse Performance Dodge Viper and the ten World Challenge races will be split with fellow driver Claudio Burtin. Archer will race the next race at Watkins Glen.
"Tommy is a great driver; he is really half engineer, half driver. He can make adjustments, he can interpret the car and relay it to the engineers," said Woodhouse. This capability contributes to the skills of the other team members bringing all of us up a notch.
After substandard practice seesion and a dismal 19th position qualifying start, Courtney and the team made some heavy adjustments to his car for race day. "I was hanging my head pretty low on Saturday," said Courtney. "I met with the team and we decided to make some heavy changes. It was a gamble, but it paid off." The car drove so well on Sunday, Woodhouse wondered what Courtney could have done had he qualified in a better. "He was under 2 seconds from 4th place finisher Cindy Lux at the end."
Courtney also earned admiration from the Woodhouse Performance team for his Sunoco Hard Charger award. He thundered from 19th place to finish in 6th. "He just chewed one lap off at a time," said Woodhouse.
"The team is doing an incredible job, they are very talented people learning to work well together,." said Woodhouse, "it's great to be doing so well."
This was the second trip to the podium for Woodhouse Performance.