OXFORD, Maine – Scott Mulkern of Falmouth, Maine, finished 11th in the PASS North Series' return to Oxford Plains Speedway, the Brackett Mechanical 150 on Saturday, July 23. After needing to qualify through the consi to start 27th in the main event, Mulkern moved up a full 16 spots without the aid of a caution flag over the first half of the race. But Mulkern, making just his third start of the season, fought a tight-handling race car over the final 50 laps and settled for the solid 11th-place finish.
WHO: Scott Mulkern, Falmouth, Maine
TEAM: Mulkern Racing No. 84 Southern Maine Motors/Community Pharmacies Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: Seth Holbrook, Turner, Maine
TEAM MANAGER: Gary Crooks, Mooresville, N.C.
WHAT: PASS North Series Brackett Mechanical 150
WHERE: Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, Maine (.375-mile oval)
LAPS LED: 0 times for 0 laps
PASS North Series
LAST RACE: July 21, PASS 100, Thompson International Speedway, Thompson, Conn. (---)
NEXT RACE: August 6, PASS 150, Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, Mass. (.333-mile banked oval)
SCOTT, WERE YOU SURPRISED HOW FAR YOU WERE ABLE TO MOVE TO THE FRONT EARLY?
“It was good right up until the first caution. But right from the get-go, I got a little tight. I just wore it out, I guess.
“I just had a little too much steering wheel in it. I didn't think with Kyle (Busch) on the pole, I'd have a chance to ride too much. I didn't feel like I was killing the car. I didn't think I killed it – just right from the get-go, it needed a little adjustment, that's all.”
CONSIDERING YOU'RE RUNNING A PART-TIME SCHEDULE, WAS THIS A GOOD NIGHT FOR YOU?
“Well, I had fun. Any time you pass cars, it's fun. I was pretty happy. I wished I'd finished in the Top-5, but I had fun.
“I'm still smiling, so that's a good thing.”
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