ERIE, Colorado -- Luck definitely wasn't on the side of Scott Lynch at the October 9th NAPA 150 at Colorado National Speedway, Round 11 of the NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series.
"It started out really well," says Lynch, who ran second in the first practice and then followed that up by putting his 08 Yerf-Dog Orleans Dodge on the Pole. "We were really pumped. It was our second Bud Pole Award of the season and our fifth career first place start and to be able to do that the first time out on this track was awesome,"
When the Green Flag waved, Lynch thundered off the Startline, leading the first 15 Laps of the 150 Lap race. "We got passed and continued to run in second place for quite some time," continues Lynch, "At one point we dropped back as far as fourth and then made our way back up to third. All-in-all things were looking good for a Podium finish when suddenly on the White Flag lap our luck went flying out the window and I got hit by the car behind. There was no way to save it. I spun and was forced to settle for a 12th place finish."
Despite the disappointment of not finishing higher, Lynch and Orleans Racing moved up one position in the overall point's standings and now sits in fifth. "We have two races left - Bakersfield and Irwindale," sums up Lynch and if determination has anything to do with it, we will be up in the top in both rounds. A good finish in both could move us into third place and that is our goal."