April 8, 2002 (Valencia, Calif.) - Sean Woodside and Team Walker Motorsports relished their victory in last weekend's Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring at Mesa Marin Raceway (Bakersfield, Calif.), and then quickly turned their attention toward this Saturday's NASCAR Winston West Series event, The Orleans 222, at The Bullring, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nev.
Based on last year's performance in this event alone, the team has every reason to believe it has a shot at taking the #45 NAPA Filters, Ron's Rear Ends Chevrolet to another win this weekend.
Woodside started from a seventh-place qualifying position in last year's event and ran at the front of the pack throughout the race, taking the lead three times. He was in second-place in the closing laps of the race and making a run for the lead when he and another car made contact. Woodside quickly recovered for a third-place finish.
"The entire team is still excited about last weekend's win," said Woodside. "We're all hoping to build on the momentum and turn it into another win at the Bullring this coming weekend."
"Everyone on the team is ready to put their heads down and pull together for another great finish this weekend," team owner Mike Walker commented. "Winning the race last weekend gave us the confidence of knowing that we did it then, and, with a little luck and a lot of hard work, we can do it again this Saturday."
The Orleans 222 will be televised on NASCAR TV on The SPEED Channel on April 22, 8 p.m. ET.
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 Valencia, Calif.-based team fields cars in the NASCAR Winston West Series and Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring featuring former Winston West champion Sean Woodside and Michael Walker. Team sponsors include NAPA Filters, Ron's Rear Ends, Mechanix Wear and Tri-State Construction.