START NUMBER 88 FOR NUMBER 24admin
Scott Sanchez is a veteran of the Srl Spears Southwest Tour Series, with 87 career starts. Sanchez will be looking to make start number 88, at the Bullring @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway, during the “$10,000 to Win Championship Finale Retro Custom Metals 150 presented by Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse San Dimas”, on November 17th.
Scott Sanchez Racing is very familiar with the Bullring, when it comes to participating in the SRL events, making 15 features at the three-eighths mile paved facility. The owner-driver has a best finish of fifth at the venue, and hopes his experience will produce a top-ten finish. Sanchez is well aware of the challenges that the facility provides, but he still enjoys the racing in Las Vegas.
“The two biggest challenges at the Bullring are hitting your marks in turn one, as it is really easy to overdrive the corner, and shove up in the middle, which pretty much kills the entire lap”, Sanchez told the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series. “Secondly, during the race, getting to the bottom is a must. If you’re on the outside, especially on restarts, your going to lose a bunch of track position. I like the Bullring. It’s small enough to get close racing, but has plenty of racing room. Of course if your car has good cut through the center, especially in one and two, you’ll have fun. If not, it makes for a long night.”
Sanchez is currently sitting 15th in the championship standings, after eight of nine events. It has been a somewhat challenging season, for the veteran driver, as he has yet to score his first top-ten of the season. If he is unable to turn the trick in Las Vegas, it will be the first time he has failed to do so since 2010, during a season in which he has made a minimum of two starts. Even so, Sanchez is grateful for the help he has gotten this season.
“It’s been a long season for the 24 this year, but I gotta thank those who help make it possible”, Sanchez said. “I’d like to thank Tom Gibson with American Truck and Crane LLC, David Nava Mulcahy and Retro Custom Metals, Mike Keen, Derek Thorn and of course the beautiful scale official, who happens to be my better half, Michele Burrow.”
Despite being a low budget team, Sanchez has made every SRL Championship event this season. If history holds true, don’t be surprised to see “The Chez” score his third top-ten finish at the Bulling, and continue a streak that is nearly a decade old.