NWS: Evergreen: Scott Lynch preview

Las Vegas...Ready to head for the great Northwest and Evergreen Speedway, Scott Lynch has high hopes of putting his No. 08 Yerf-Dog/Orleans Racing Dodge in the front of the field at Round 5 of the NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series, July...

Las Vegas...Ready to head for the great Northwest and Evergreen Speedway, Scott Lynch has high hopes of putting his No. 08 Yerf-Dog/Orleans Racing Dodge in the front of the field at Round 5 of the NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series, July 17th.

Located just outside of Seattle in Monroe, Wash., Evergreen Speedway is a .626-mile speedway that has been hosting races since 1954. Steeped in history, this majestic speedway boasts a long list of top name drivers over the years, including names like Bill Elliot, Chad Little, Geoff Bodine and many more.

"It would definitely be a great honor to add my name to this prestigious list of winners," says Lynch. This will be the second time I have actually raced at this Speedway." Last year, we took a 6th place finish. This time out, we want to better it. In fact, we want to win! This will be our first race with our new crew chief Robert Strminski and I think it will be good. He worked on both the West and the truck team with Brendan Gaughan and he definitely knows his stuff. Our whole crew is definitely motivated to win and they have been putting in a lot of hours training to give us that extra edge."

Currently ranked in sixth place in the point's battle, Lynch, the defending NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series Champion has every intention of moving up. "So far we have run four races," says Lynch, "and there are nine more to go. To date there have been three different winners. The only person who has won twice is Nextel Cup competitor Ken Schrader. "We have finished in third twice, and now it is time to step up our program. We have no thought of giving up our title. We have a great sponsor, Yerf-Dog, the largest manufacturer of karts in the United States and we want to give them their second consecutive title." Page 2

One of the fastest rising stars in today's NASCAR arena, twenty-four year old Lynch is well versed in what it takes to win championships. "A top crew and a good car are the starting points and we have both with the Orleans crew and our Yerf-Dog Dog, plus Kevin Kroyer, our engine builder, delivers us great power," continues Lynch.

"Then with the high level of competition in this year's series, another key factor is qualifying. The higher you qualify, the better. And finally consistency is all-important. It is definitely the way to the championship and that is our plan for the rest of the season...to end every race with a win or at the very least a Podium Finish. We have everything in place to accomplish our goal and if we can grab a little luck along the way, we will be set."

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Chad Little , Brendan Gaughan , Scott Lynch