HAMBURG, NY – Following a frustrating DNF during the 2018 running of Jukasa Motor Speedway’s Great Canadian 100, ROC Modified Tour veteran Scott Wylie – along with Car Owners Frank and Patti Booker – will be back at Jukasa Motor Speedway hoping to make good on the speed he displayed during last year’s event.
“Walking out with a DNF last year was tough to swallow because of how good our car was,” admits Wylie while looking back on his 2018 event performance.
“We showed a lot of speed and we were just riding early in the event when we had some mechanical problems pop up and take us out. That’s all part of racing, but that doesn’t make it any easier to accept.”
“I have a lot of faith in the package we’re bringing (to Jukasa) this weekend,” continues Wylie. “The Bookers give me an amazing car and (Crew Chief) Billy Putney keeps a fantastic setup under me. We have a lot of confidence for Saturday.”
The New York-based team has shown flashes of brilliance already in 2019, even if the results have not exactly reflected the same – with the team’s best finish of the early tour season coming in the form of a 7th-place result at Spencer Speedway on May 31st.
“Our team is headed in a real good direction right now,” says the veteran. “We’ve shown speed everywhere we’ve went. The car’s been great. We’ve made good decisions. Really, the only thing not to be happy with is our results. You have to be lucky to be good – and we haven’t seemed to have any luck so far.”
Wylie’s Jukasa Motor Speedway start will come hot on the heels of a frustrating outing in Lancaster Speedway’s ‘Ol’ Boy Cup’, which saw the Hamburg native saddled with a 20th-place finish after leading a multitude of laps, before a bad racing deal.
“It’s been a ton of work to make sure the car is ready (for Jukasa) after taking that damage at Lancaster. We’ve replaced all the suspension on both sides of the front end and we’ve straightened the rear end. It’s been a lot of hours but I’m positive we’ll be back just as fast.”
Scott Wylie’s Great Canadian 100 appearance will he supported by X-Press Sign Systems, Double Clutch M3, Professional Property Accents and Bruce’s Automotive.