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AI Weekend, Buttonwillow Raceway, June 5, 2004.
Driver: Mike Croutcher
Lap 1 - 2:43 Win Quick
The green flag drops for the start of the race. The MM American Iron Mustang #91, driven by Mike Croutcher, immediately passes polesitter Keith Videtto. In the middle of the first turn Videtto taps the right rear corner of the MM car, sending Mike spinning to the inside of the corner. Mike gets back on track, but is now dead last. Mike passes 8 cars by the end of the first lap, even though he is forced off track again by an inattentive FFR driver.
Lap 2 - 2:07 Win Quick
Mike passes the errant FFR on the front straight, and picks off 2 more cars by the end of the lap.
Lap 3 - 2:04 Win Quick
Mike passes three more cars, two at the same time in a three-wide pass just before the esses.
Lap 4 - 2:05 Win Quick
Mike gets by another two cars on this lap.
Lap 5 - 2:04 Win Quick
Three more cars passed, and Mike signals to the MM crew in the pits as the water temperature climbs.
Lap 6 - 2:03 Win Quick
Mike is distracted by the soaring water temperature, leading to some erratic driving. When the temperature stabilizes above 240 degrees, Mike refocuses on his driving and presses on.
Lap 7 - 2:03 Win Quick
Another AI car gets shown the rear bumper of the MM car.
Lap 8 - 2:02 Win Quick
Mike has the track to himself as he continues trying to catch the leaders.
Lap 9 - 2:02 Win Quick
And one more AI car is overtaken.
Lap 10 - 2:56 Win Quick
Mike passes 2 more cars on the last lap. After the checkered flag, Mike moves into the Tech Impound area, where he is greeted by the MM crew, and gets the news of his well-deserved third place finish.
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