BAKERSFIELD, California -- A ninth place finish at the STARNURSERY.COM 150 at Mesa Marin Raceway, Sunday, October 17 kept Scott Lynch in 5th place in the overall NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series point's battle.
"It was just one of those days," said Lynch at the end of the 150 Lap event. "The track still slightly damp when we went out for practice. I wasn't even going fast when the car just snapped up and hit the wall. We pulled the backup out and the crew worked feverishly to get me out before practice ended. Unfortunately, we only had about ten minutes left which certainly isn't enough time to really dial everything into perfect running order.
Qualifying his Yerf-Dog/Orleans Racing Dodge in second place, Lynch powered off the Startline with obvious determination. "We were going along pretty well until we began to have brake problems," he explains. "It was a real case of brake fade. One-lap things would be fine and the next they were really pushing up. I tried to hold on the best I could and actually feel pretty lucky to have been able to bring our Yerf-Dog Dodge home in 9th. It certainly wasn't what we hoped for, but it was a lot better than it could have been."
Taking top race honors was Idaho native Brett Thompson. "I'm really happy to see the victory going to Brett," said Lynch, who also hails from Idaho. "Since it couldn't be me, having Brett take his first career win, made me feel a lot better. Next up is the final round at Irwindale Speedway and we will definitely be ready to win the last battle of the season."