MOTOR SPORTS: WINSTON WEST TOP FIVE IN REACH FOR WOODSIDE.Byline: Tim Haddock Staff Writer
Saugus High graduate Sean Woodside has his sights set on the top five in the NASCAR NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing), organization that sanctions American stock-car races, est. 1948. It held its first race in Daytona Beach, Fla. Winston West season points standings.
Right now, he's on the outside looking in. Woodside, the Winston West champ in 1999, is sixth in points with one race to go, the season finale Food 4 Less 300 at Irwindale Speedway Irwindale Speedway is a motorsports facility located in Irwindale, California. It features banked, paved 1/2 and 1/3 mile oval tracks. It is mainly used for USAC sprint car and regional NASCAR races. on Nov. 10.
Woodside, who drives for Valencia-based Walker Motorsports, hopes his recently won NASCAR Super Late Model championship at Irwindale Speedway can help him do well in the Winston West season-ender.
``Winning the Irwindale championship just may help us in the Winston West race,'' Woodside said. ``We must have learned something with all that seat time. Hopefully, it will give us what we need to reclaim our top-five spot in the points.''
Woodside has shown that he is fast enough to win races this year. He won four pole awards in addition to recording five top-fives this season.
``It has been great to be a part of this team this year,'' Woodside said. ``We have had some good success and have pulled together a team that has made a strong presence within the series in its first full season.''
--Luyendyk entered in Winston West race: Arie Luyendyk Arie Luyendyk, originally Arie Luijendijk (born September 21, 1953) is a Dutch auto racing driver, twice winner of the Indianapolis 500.
Born in Sommelsdijk, Luyendyk started racing in the early 1970s, winning a number of Dutch national titles. Jr., son of two- time Indianapolis 500 champion Arie Luyendyk, will make his NASCAR Winston West debut at Irwindale Speedway in the Nov. 10 race.
Luyendyk Jr. will be racing a Roush Racing-prepared No. 92 Triton Realty Motorsports Ford Taurus Not to be confused with Ford Taunus.
The Ford Taurus is currently a full-size, front-wheel drive or all wheel drive automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in North America. .
Luyendyk Jr. will compete in the 2002 Winston West Series as well as selected NASCAR Busch Series The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCAR's "minor league" circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organization's "big league" circuit, the Nextel Cup. and Winston Cup events.
--Drake released: Jay Drake Jay Scott Drake (born July 5, 1969 in Santa Maria, California) is an American auto racing driver. Racing career
Drake won the 1998 Turkey Night Grand Prix midget car race. Drake was the USAC National Sprint Car Champion in 2004. of Val Verde, who finished second in the USAC USAC Universal Service Administrative Company
USAC United States Auto Club
USAC Universidad de San Carlos (University of San Carlos, Guatemala)
USAC US Airways Center (Phoenix, Arizona) Sprint Car series, was released from a hospital in Indiana last Saturday.
Drake, who was involved in a crash during a USAC Dirt-Track Midget race in Terre Haute, Ind., on Oct. 20, left Indianapolis Methodist Hospital to recuperate re·cu·per·ate
To return to health or strength; recover. at home. He has a broken left arm and collarbone col·lar·bone
See clavicle. .
Drake also suffered a head injury in the crash. Those who wish to send him cards or letters can write Drake at P.O. Box 24262, Indianapolis, IN 46224.
--Southwest Series season finale: The NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series will wrap up its season at Tucson Raceway Park in Arizona today with the Ray Judy 150. Tucson Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile paved oval race track located in Tucson, Arizona, USA. The track was built in 1968, originally as a clay oval.
Bob Lyon of Agua Dulce will most likely finish in the top five in points. He has 1,870 and is fourth with a six-point lead over fifth-place driver Nick Joanides, a former Saugus Speedway star from Woodland Hills.
Craig Raudman of Bakersfield wrapped up his first Southwest Series championship last week at Phoenix International Speedway. He finished 30th in the race. He has a chance to break Lance Hooper's pole award record set in 1995. Raudman, who has won a record five consecutive poles this year, can break Hooper's mark of eight if he wins the pole at Tucson.
Tucson has been a favorable track to area drivers. M.K. Kanke of Frazier Park, who was leading the Southwest Series before an accident at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma ended his season prematurely, won at Tucson in 1998.
Kanke still holds the track record for the fastest 150-lap race at Tucson set Jan. 18, 1998. He also won a Southwest Series race at Tucson in 1997. Lyon won at Tucson in 1993 and Ron Hornaday Jr. of Palmdale, who drives the No. 14 Conseco Pontiac on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, won two races at Tucson, in 1994 and 1995.
Featherlite Southwest Series
Ray Judy 150
Site: Tucson, Ariz.
Track: Tucson Raceway Park ( 3/8-mile paved oval)
Schedule: Today, race (2:30 p.m.)
Distance: 150 laps/56.25 miles
Posted awards: $36,800
Last year: M.K. Kanke of Frazier Park won the pole but started sixth in an inverted inverted
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NASCAR (see text)