USAR: Wood heads to Lakeland with new sponsor

STUART, VA (August 31, 2000) -- Jon Wood and his No. 116 Ford Taurus will have a new look this weekend at Lakeland, Florida. Wood will be sponsored by Team Ford Racing. The Wood Brothers Racing Team has been loyal supporters of Ford for fifty ...

STUART, VA (August 31, 2000) -- Jon Wood and his No. 116 Ford Taurus will have a new look this weekend at Lakeland, Florida. Wood will be sponsored by Team Ford Racing. The Wood Brothers Racing Team has been loyal supporters of Ford for fifty years and third generation Wood is excited to represent Ford.

"Ford has been a big part of my life," said Wood. "My family has always driven and raced Ford cars. This is definitely a proud moment in my racing career."

Wood and his Team Ford Racing Taurus are set to compete at Lakeland, Florida. The last outing at Lakeland resulted in a 5th place start and finish for Wood.

Wood, currently second in the Hooters ProCup Rookie of the Year standings said, "We had a chance to test at Lakeland last week and we were very happy with the results. We have a lot of racing to do before the season is over. We still have a shot at winning Rookie of the Year and a chance to finish in the top-5 in the standings. A strong run this weekend would help us reach both of those goals.

"We used the data from our last race at Lakeland as a baseline for the test session. We were able to pick up about two-tenths of a second after we made some adjustments. The last time we raced (at Lakeland) we had a car capable of winning the race but the motor developed a problem in the closing laps. We still finished 5th but our goal for this season is to win a race. We've been able to run competitively all season and it's just a matter of being in the right place at the right time. We think we have a shot at our first win this weekend after testing as well as we did."

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Series Stock car
Drivers Jon Wood
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