WWS: Irwindale: Race notes

IRWINDALE, Calif. - Scott Lynch took the victory Saturday in the King Taco 200 at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway to become the seventh different winner in seven races this year in the NASCAR Grand National Division, Winston West Series. Lynch, a ...

IRWINDALE, Calif. - Scott Lynch took the victory Saturday in the King Taco 200 at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway to become the seventh different winner in seven races this year in the NASCAR Grand National Division, Winston West Series.

Lynch, a 23-year-old rookie in the series, started from the pole position and set the pace through the early stages of the event. After the top spot was shuffled during pit stops, Lynch moved back out front on lap 112 and held on for the win.

Kevin Richards finished second, with Mike David taking third. Scott Gaylord was fourth, followed by Brett Thompson. Rounding out the top 10 were Mike Duncan, Steve Portenga, Tim Woods III, Brandon Miller and Mark Reed.

With his victory, Lynch closed to within one point of Portenga in the chase for the championship - 1,068 to 1,067.

Race Stats:

Time of race: 1 hour 22 minutes 3 seconds
Margin of victory: .702 seconds
Caution flags: 6 for 36 (22-26, 44-48, 87-96, 100-104, 114-118, 147-152)

Lap leaders: Scott Lynch 1-89, Steve Portenga 90-91, Johnny Borneman 92-108, Brandon Miller 109, Borneman 110-111, Lynch 112-200.
5 lead changes among 4 drivers.

NASCAR Winston West Series Championship Standings: 1. Steve Portenga 1,068, 2. Scott Lynch 1,067, 3. Mike Duncan 1,051, 4. Scott Gaylord 1,038, 5. Kevin Richards 1,020, 6. Johnny Borneman 983, 7. Jim Inglebright 975, 8. Mark Reed 940, 9. Brett Thompson 936, 10. Gene Woods 843.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Steve Portenga , Mark Reed , Tim Woods , Jim Inglebright , Scott Gaylord , Brett Thompson , Brandon Miller , Scott Lynch , Mike David , Kevin Richards , Gene Woods