9th Place at Riverside Speedway
IBG-PASS 150 - 6/4/05

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Scott's race at Riverside Speedway in Groveton, NH on May 28th was coming along fine until an aborted late race restart found the #84 in a pile of cars along the back straight wall. What looked like a top five finish turned into a 9th in a flash.

Time trials saw Scott time at a 12.746 for 16th. Heat 2 was better as the #84 came home in second.

From a 14th position start, Scott began to pick up spots. Dealing with lapped cars was a significant problem at the tight 1/4 mile slightly banked track, but Scott kept moving up and ran most of the middle portion of the race in 7th. By lap 130 Scott was in fourth and looking as strong as any other competitor. Then came the restart with five to go.

The starter did not like the jump that Johnny Clark made and did not throw the green flag. “They never threw the green.,” said Ben Rowe. “Half the field took off and the other half didn’t. On the restart, the #54 and the #24 took off and I was expecting the green. When I went under the flagstand, he was waving the yellow. All three of us lifted and from fourth on back didn’t."

“I thought I heard green on the radio, but maybe not,” said Mulkern. “They were racing down in there, so I thought that we would have a green flag and whoever jumped the start would be penalized. I thought that was how they did it. I had no idea when we all went flying down in the corner that everyone would be stopped. When I got there, everyone was piling up.”    (more at Speed51.com HERE)

A trip to the pits for some bodywork and Scott was running the last five laps, but the not up to speed with the car bent and vibrating. A ninth was the eventual finishing position.

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