Scott Mulkern: PASS North Series
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Race Report
SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Scott Mulkern of Falmouth, Maine, finished 15th in the PASS North Series season-opening PASS 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, on Saturday, April 30. In less than 20 laps, Mulkern had gone from 15th starting spot all the way up to ninth. The car started to show signs of ill-handling in the second half of the race, though, and contact with another car in the late stages of the event broke something in the car’s steering as he held on for his final finishing position. The other Mulkern Racing entry, the No. 48 A.E. McKay Builders Chevrolet for Lonnie Sommerville, finished fourth in its PASS North Series debut.
WHO: Scott Mulkern, Falmouth, Maine
TEAM: Mulkern Racing No. 84 Community Pharmacies/Southern Maine Motors Chevrolet
WHAT: PASS North Series PASS 150
WHERE: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, Maine (.333-mile oval)
LAPS LED: 0 times for 0 laps
PASS North Series
NEXT RACE: May 14, PASS 150, Star Speedway, Epping, N.H. (.25-mile oval)
SCOTT, TALK ABOUT YOUR DAY.
Oh boy. Where did we finish? 15Th? Yeah, that’s about right.
The car wasn’t very good. It wasn’t very good at all the whole race, really. We’ve got to do something different. I’ve tried this (setup) for I don’t know how many races here, and it just never seems to give me what I want. We’ll have to do something different next time.
I think I’ve just got to go to putting a completely different setup in the car.
WHAT HAPPENED WHEN YOU MADE CONTACT WITH RICHIE DEARBORN?
I got tagged there and knocked sideways, and then I was fighting to keep control all the way down the frontstretch. I was doing everything I could. I had the wheel cut all the way down, and then when it finally hooked up I shot right into (Richie Dearborn). I nailed him, and then I was fighting it again.
It doesn’t look too bad – the tires are all up – but it was pushing really bad after that. Maybe it knocked something loose under there, I don’t know. We’ll see, but it wasn’t any good anyway.
WHAT DID YOU THINK OF LONNIE SOMMERVILLE’S PASS NORTH SERIES DEBUT WITH MULKERN RACING?
I’m happy for Lonnie. That was a great run for him. He had a good car. (Crew chief Gary Crooks) set that all up for him. He wanted to do it for me – next time we will.