WS: Stockton: Race report

STOCKTON, Calif. - Scott Lynch led flag-to-flag to win the NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series portion of the AutoZone Twin Championships presented by Havoline at Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway on Saturday. Lynch held off a ...

STOCKTON, Calif. - Scott Lynch led flag-to-flag to win the NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series portion of the AutoZone Twin Championships presented by Havoline at Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway on Saturday.

Lynch held off a challenge in a final two-lap run to the finish, as the race distance was extended due to a late-race caution.

It was the second consecutive race in which Lynch saw his lead erased by a caution in the final laps. Unlike a week ago at Phoenix in which he lost the lead in a three-way battle on the final lap, Lynch pulled away in his run to the checkered flag. He won by .459 of a second over Mike Duncan. Third went to Mike David.

With his win, Lynch padded his lead in the championship standings.

Stats:

Did not qualify: (1) Takuma Koga

Time of race: 48 minutes 58 seconds
Margin of victory: .459 seconds

Caution flags: 4 for 20 (27-33, 100, 107-109, 149-157)

Lead changes: None
Lap leaders: Scott Lynch 1-159.

NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series Championship Standings: 1. Scott Lynch 674, 2. Steve Portenga 613, 3. Mike Duncan 611, 4. Mike David 600, 5. David Gilliland 586, 6. Tim Woods III 526, 7. Brett Thompson 518, 8. Andrew Lewis 507, 9. Scott Gaylord 481, 10. Andrew Myers 480

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Steve Portenga , Tim Woods , Scott Gaylord , Brett Thompson , Scott Lynch , Mike David , David Gilliland , Andrew Myers