AVONDALE, ArizonaScott Lynch has served notice to his stock car racing brethren that he understands how to win races on tracks a mile long or longer. Lynch captured his second straight NASCAR Grand National Division West Series victory at Phoenix International Raceway when he won the Subway 150.
Goodyear is the exclusive tire provider for the Grand National Division, which also includes the Busch North Series. Goodyear provides the two series with the same dependable Goodyear Eagle bias-ply racing tires, which means that when the Busch North teams compete in November’s NASCAR All-Star event at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, Calif., the Busch North teams will be familiar with their tires.
The win was Lynch’s third victory on tracks measuring a mile or more in West Series competition and his sixth career West victory. His first victory in West Series competition came on the 1.5-mile oval at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Lynch’s association with Goodyear goes back to his NASCAR Elite Division, Southwest Series days, as he won the Rookie of the Year Award in that series on Goodyear tires in 1999.
Lynch averaged 101.964 miles per hour and beat runner-up Scott Gaylord to the finish by a scant .44 of a second. Johnny Borneman finished third, followed by Brett Thompson and David Gilliland. There were 28 starters in the field.
Mike Duncan won the Bud Pole Award with a lap of 126.801 mph. It was Duncan’s sixth pole this season. Duncan now leads the standings with 1,607 points. Austin Cameron is next with 1,559.