Mulkern Heads West To Try His Hand At Toledo
Scott Mulkern To Run Outlaw Super Late Model In Glass City 200
Scott Mulkern got in his head that he wanted to try something a little diferent, so he’s going ahead and doing it.
Mulkern, of Falmouth, will make his first start in an Outlaw Super Late Model in the 24th annual Glass City 200 at Toledo Speedway in Toledo, Ohio, on Saturday, September 29. The ARCA-sanctioned high-banked half-mile track will offer a purse of more than $50,000 for the race.
Mulkern has been preparing the No. 84 SouthernMaineMotors.com Dodge throughout most of the 2012 season.
“I’ve always had an interest in running these cars. PASS had a class similar (Outlaw Late Models) with a crate engine in them,” said Mulkern, who won a PASS Outlaw Late Model race at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in 2005. “Junior (Hanley) built the thing, so I just had the urge to do it. I’ll probably run it a couple of times a year. Next year, I’ll try and do this race again and another one during the year.”
The Outlaw Super Late Model has a Ron Hutter engine in it that produces close to 800-horsepower. The track record for the division at Toledo is 14.815 seconds (121.498 mph).
Mulkern tested the Outlaw at Oxford Plains Speedway two weeks ago.
“It’s fun,” Mulkern said. “It’s a race car. It’s a little different than a Super Late Model – there’s a lot more grip in the back end, a lot more downforce because of the way the body is. The (PASS) car, it had a little bit different setup in it, too.”
A total of 31 Outlaw Super Late Models were pre-entered in the Glass City 200. Coverage of the race, which includes practice on Friday and qualifying and the main event on Saturday, will be provided on Speed51.com’s Trackside Now.
Mulkern plans to spend Friday getting accustomed to the track and has set modest goals for himself this weekend.
“I don’t know what the competition is – but I’m sure it will be stiff,” said the two-time PASS North Series race winner. “I don’t run a lot of big tracks – I don’t run a lot of races anywhere anymore – but we’ll see how it goes. As long as I’m comfortable on the track, I’m going to try to win the race. Who knows? I’m not going to get worked up either way.
“I’m just going to go out and do what I can and try and have some fun doing it.”