"The Silver Shark" Closes Out BOB Schedule This Weekend at Ponderosa, Florence

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    (BRIGHT, INDIANA) “The Silver Shark” Scott James is scheduled to compete in the closing events of the 2003 Battle of the Bluegrass Series this coming weekend, as the series competes at Ponderosa Speedway and Florence Speedway this Friday and Saturday night. Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY will host a $3,000 to win BOB event on Friday, with the $5,000 to win series finale scheduled for Florence Speedway in Union, KY the following night. Scott finished second at Ponderosa a couple of weeks ago in another BOB-sanctioned event and won the Ralph Latham Memorial earlier this year at Florence. Visit www.battleofthebluegrass.com for the latest news and information concerning these two events.

    Scott is coming off a weekend that he would rather forget at the Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, KY. Although he had one of the fastest cars all weekend long, Scott could only muster a 20th place finish on Friday night and a 22nd place run on Saturday. In the $3,000 show on Friday night, Scott was up to fifth in his Baylor Trucking / Powell Motorsports #83 BRC Lazer G-2 Monte Carlo with eight laps to go when his ignition shut off without warning, ending his stellar run. After all night of changing everything in the ignition and fuel systems, it was discovered on Saturday that a faulty wire on the frame had been the source of the problem.

    Then on Saturday, the team arrived late and found out that the purse had been cut from $3,000 to win to $1,500 to win, but it was too late to go anywhere else to run. Scott ended up winning his heat race and drawing a number one for the feature race. On the opening lap of the event, Scott found the point and was hit in the left rear quarter panel, breaking his four-bar mount. He fell back to second in the incident, but was running strong despite the problem in the left rear until his brakes failed him a few laps later. He was forced to take it pitside after the brake problems and had to swallow another poor finish, despite his fast racecar.

    “Last weekend pretty much summed up our entire summer,” said Scott on Monday from his shop. “We would have probably ended up second on Friday night to Don (O’Neal), and I think we would have contended for the win on Saturday. We got ran over by Bobby Wolter, Jr. there on the first lap, but then the brakes went out and (Steve) Barnett got into us and spun us out. But, it wasn’t really Steve’s fault, it was just one of those deals. We are probably only going to run four more races this year and we have to turn our finishes around here at the end and get some momentum going for the off-season. Hopefully, we can have some really strong runs at Ponderosa and Florence this weekend, they are places we have ran good at this season.”

    Scott did get his hard cast taken off this past week and ran at Lake Cumberland with a soft “sports cast.” According to Scott, his hand is much better, but is still stiff and will take more physical therapy to heal. For the latest news and information on Scott James Motorsports, log on to www.scottjamesmotorsports.com.

    Media Contact: Ryan Delph – Delph Communications

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