On opening night at Woodhull Raceway, we saw the No. 06 make its way to victory lane for the first time. Actually, it was the first time ever for driver Tim Guild to win in the NAPA Crate Sportsman division at his home track.
Guild is from Rathbone, New York and at 49 years old, pilots the No. 06 Crate Sportsman Modified around 'New York's Toughest Bullring' every Saturday. His family is made up of his wife and two kids, one son and one daughter, at ages 22 and 17.
Guild first got into racing because of his family. His dad raced and his whole family was involved with racing. He said during the interview, “We grew up here at the racetrack every Saturday night.”
Guild recalls many nights spent at the racetrack with his family including Stacey and Mike Jackson as well as their dad, Steve, who just recently passed away in the offseason. Both Stacey and Mike are weekly contenders in the NAPA Crate Sportsman division with Tim, as well as racing on the Super Gen Products Grit Racing Series.
The level of competition is one of the reasons Guild stays in racing. Along with competition, he loves the adrenaline rush racing gives him. Guild just loves to race so he continues doing what he loves.
Before hopping into the Crate Sportsman Modified, he found himself in a Street Stock for four years. He also raced Street Stocks when he was stationed in Fort Drum, near Watertown, NY.
Guild proudly served our country for 22 years and is now a retired first sergeant. His military experience has not cut him short on his racing career, instead it has helped him.
During the interview, Guild said, “The Army gave me a lot of discipline, a good work ethic and it takes a lot of work to keep a race car going”.
Tim Guild is not a competitor to overlook in the NAPA Crate Sportsman. A win on opening night and a fifth place run this past Saturday has Guild setting well early on. After Saturday night's efforts, Guild finds himself fifth in NAPA Crate Sportsman points. All drivers competing this past Saturday received 25 show-up points, with this coming Saturday being the first opportunity to officially add to the running tally.
Guild is well-rounded and also knows what it takes to be a competitive race car driver. This season should be exciting in the NAPA Crate Sportsman division as many competitive drivers will fight to see who is the best and who can dethrone Chris Daugherty as champion.
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Woodhull Raceway is located in Woodhull, NY, just 30 minutes West of Corning, NY and competes weekly on Saturday nights from mid-April through Labor Day Weekend. The track offers several special events including the Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprints and the Short Track Super Series Modifieds in mid-August.