Looking to move up in the points, Nick Lynch and the Lynch Mob Motorsports crew head to Phoenix International Raceway and the JC Glass "100", Round 11 of the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Southwest Series on Sunday, October 3.
"This is definitely an important race for us," says Lynch, who sits just 55 points out of the top 10. "We ran really well here early this year until we tangled with another competitor. This time we don't intend to let that happen. There are four races left in this year's series and we fully intend to make everyone count. We want to finish the season in the top ten and I think we have an excellent chance of reaching our goal."
In his first full season of NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Southwest Series competition, Lynch, who hails from Burley, Idaho, has proved his skill behind the wheel of his Number 29 Mr. Gas/Yerf-Dog Chevrolet. "We've struggled quite a bit and we've had our share of bad luck," he smiles. "But this year has been an incredible learning experience for me. When we started, we had an all-new crew and most of the tracks were new to me. We have been getting better each time out and our crew has really come together. I think this last four events will be good for us."
A recent graduate of Arizona State, twenty-two year old Lynch has only been racing for the past five years. "I really like running at Phoenix," he says. "It is a very challenging track and one that requires total concentration. You have to think every step of the way and be ready to take advantage the second anyone makes a mistake. We qualified sixth here last time out and hope to do the same this weekend. "All we need is some of that gold old-fashioned commodity known as luck and we will be good to go."
Qualifying for the JC Glass "100" takes place on Saturday, October 2 at 5:00 PM with racers taking the Green Flag on Sunday, October 3 at 1:00 PM.