WS: Douglas County: Scott Lynch preview

Las Vegas...Looking to lead an all-out charge to victory, Scott Lynch and the Orleans Racing team head to Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, Ore., and the running of Round 9 of the NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series on Saturday,...

Las Vegas...Looking to lead an all-out charge to victory, Scott Lynch and the Orleans Racing team head to Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, Ore., and the running of Round 9 of the NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series on Saturday, September 18.

"This will mark the second time I have raced at Douglas County Speedway," says Lynch. "We took a third last time out. This time we want to be first. It is a great facility and the track definitely showcases a full evening of non-stop action. I'm looking forward to getting behind the wheel of our No.08 Yerf-Dog/Orleans Dodge. Chassis set-up is one of the important keys to success at this track and we think we have it dialed, so we should be good to go

Currently ranked 6th in the overall point standings, so far this season, Lynch has earned three top five and five top 10 finishes. "We've definitely had our share of bad luck this season," says the Burley, Idaho native. We had three bad races where things happened beyond our control. But that's all part of racing. However, it appears that Lady Luck has finally decided to come back on our side. The whole team is feeling strong and totally focused. We still have an excellent chance of ending the season in a top position and that's what we intend to do."

Running 200 laps for a total of 100 miles, Lynch is looking for a good qualifying slot. "So far, we've earned one pole this year, getting a second would be terrific. However, the main thing is to start somewhere in the top and then get to the front as soon as possible. Last year, we qualified second so our goal is to do the same or better."

One of the top contenders in the West Series, Lynch considers himself extremely lucky. "We have one of the best teams in motorsports today, a great sponsor in Yerf-Dog, a strong running Dodge and top power from Kroyer Racing," he smiles. "You can't ask for much more and the only way to show everyone how much you appreciate their help is to finish well and that's what we try to do every race."

Qualifying for the NAPA Auto Parts 200 takes place on Saturday, September 18 at 5:30 PM and race action gets underway at 8:45 PM.

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