WS: Irwindale: Scott Lynch preview

Scott Lynch Ready To Win Las Vegas...Heading for California and Irwindale Speedway, reigning NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series Champion Scott Lynch is definitely ready to win on Saturday, July 31, when the NAPA Auto Parts 150 roars...

Scott Lynch Ready To Win

Las Vegas...Heading for California and Irwindale Speedway, reigning NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series Champion Scott Lynch is definitely ready to win on Saturday, July 31, when the NAPA Auto Parts 150 roars into action.

"Enough is enough," says the Burley, Idaho native, who thus far this season has earned two top fives and four top tens. "We need to put our 08 Yerf-Dog/Orleans Dodge in first place starting now if we want to nail down our second consecutive West title. Hopefully, Irwindale will be our turn around spot. It marked our first win last season and now we want to repeat that performance."

Seated in 5th in the Championship hunt, Lynch is by no means out of the picture. "We were a little further ahead last season," says Lynch. "But getting to the top is very possible and I think we can do it without too much problem. We have a new crew chief Robert Strmiska or Junebug as we call him, and I know he is going to be really good. He worked on both the West team and the truck team with Brendan Gaughan so he is well versed on what it takes to win. Monroe was the first time we had all worked together and everything seemed to jell so I am very pleased."

Favoring Irwindale from the very first time he competed there, Lynch has consistently done well at what is known at this .5 mile "super" fast speedway. "It is an awesome facility," says Lynch. It is great racing for both the drivers and the fans. You can run high, low and in the middle and that makes for good passing and close action-packed racing. This time out we are running a slightly different format. This race will be 150 laps and will be run in two segments which will require a different approach. A big key is going to be the ability to save the tires and take care of the equipment. We tested the other day and I think we will be fine."

Extremely serious about his racing career, Lynch has more determination and motivation than many. "If you want to succeed, you have to give it your all," he says. "And I want to go all the way to the top. We have a great Dodge, a very together team, an incredible sponsor in Yerf-Dog and we all share the same objective - to win. And, come Saturday night, that's what we are going to be doing our level best to do."

Qualifying for the race gets underway at 4 PM (PT) and racing action starts at 8 PM. HD Net will air the race live and SPEED Channel will broadcast the race on September 11 at Noon (ET).

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Brendan Gaughan , Scott Lynch