Scott raced the #84 as usual
while lending the second team car to Cassius Clark to run as the #8.
During Saturday's practice at Speedway 95, Cassius' own car
had lost the engine when the dry sump oil pump belt flew off as the
pulley broke on the motor. Added to the snow, cold, wind, and hail,
it did not make for a great day for Cassius.
Time trials saw Scott record a 14.864
for 8th and Cassius post a 14.857 for 6th - both solidly in the
Dash. The redraw placed Scott in 3rd and Cassius in 8th with Johnny
Clark and Travis Benjamin on the front row. In the Dash Scott
dropped one place to 4th while Cassius picked up one to be 7th.
Clark and Benjamin swapped places but remained in the front row.
At the start of the feature
Johnny Clark moved into the lead as Scott and Cassius settled into
the top eight. The flow of the race developed into the front group
racing hard and fast while slower cars and lapped cars caused
multiple cautions and took out several front runners. Scott ran in
the top group the entire race.
Cassius just missed a spinning
Dave Gorveatt in turn four but suffered damage in a later tangle and
wound up 20th out of 26 starters.
Scott survived a couple of
sideways moments (in front of Sam Sessions and then Rick Martin) and
some pretty hard contacts when cars bobbled on restarts. As the laps
wound down, Scott raced with Larry Gelinas in the #37 and took over