WS: Mesa Marin II: Scott Lynch preview

SCOTT LYNCH AND THE LYNCH MOB MOTORSPORTS CREW READY TO FIGHT THE FINAL BATTLE On Saturday, October 15th, Scott Lynch and the Lynch Mob Motorsports crew will be ready to fight the final battle of the 2005 NASCAR Grand National Division, West ...

SCOTT LYNCH AND THE LYNCH MOB MOTORSPORTS CREW READY TO FIGHT THE FINAL BATTLE

On Saturday, October 15th, Scott Lynch and the Lynch Mob Motorsports crew will be ready to fight the final battle of the 2005 NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, CA.

"This is the race," says Lynch, who currently holds the lead by a margin of 41 points. "This is the one that counts for the Championship. It is a make or break situation and we plan to make it. We know the Mesa Marin track really well and have finished in the top five every time we have competed there except once. This will be the second time we have visited there this season and we took first place in April. It is a good course for our Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge and our Dodge and our whole team are ready to go."

One of the most outstanding competitors in the West Series, Lynch has been enjoying an extremely successful season. "Our game plan is the same as it always it," explains the Burley, Idaho native. "We are going to try and qualify up front, lead as many laps as possible and try to take the win. If Mike Duncan, who holds the runner-up position takes the win, we need to finish 7th or better to earn the title. However, that said, our goal is, as always, to win."

Adding even more incentive for a victory is the fact that this is the very last race to be held at Mesa Marin. Closing after 45 years, this famous track will be no more. "It would definitely be awesome to take the final win at this historic track," continues Lynch. "It would be a history book finish and it sure would be something to remember forever."

In his third year of West competition, Lynch's list of credit include both the 2003 NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series title, plus Rookie of the Year honors. Extremely talented behind the wheel of his Dodge, one of Lynch's strong points is his uncanny ability to fight his way to the front of the field. "It sure is easier to start in the front," says the 25-year-old. You can obviously get there from the back, but this is one race that we would like to be out there in the beginning."

And if determination and motivation have anything to do with it, the Ford Motorcraft Parts 150 presented by 3M should find Lynch right where he wants to be. "Of course you need a little luck," sums up Lynch, "and that is always the undetermined factor. You never can predict whose shoulder luck will decide to perch on. Hopefully it will be ours. The one thing that is for certain is that when that Green Flag flies we will be ready to give it our all.

Qualifying for the 150 mile/75 Lap Ford Motorcraft Parts 150 will take place at 4:15 PM and race action will get underway at 8:30 PM. The event will be televised live on HDNet with an enhanced replay on SPEED, November 26 at 5:30 PM (ET).

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