The Main Event Racing Series kicked off its eight-race schedule Saturday night at Sandusky Speedway (OH), and Bud Perry showed why he’s a favorite to win his fourth championship in the Outlaw Super Late Model series.
Perry dominated the 75-lap feature at Sandusky, winning the race by more than half a lap. Jimmy Carter led early in his return to the Ohio race track, but Perry passed him before halfway and never looked back.
Perry told Speed51.com powered by JEGS that his victory signaled a perfect start to his season.
“It feels good to get back in winner’s circle, winter felt like it went so long,” he began. “We had our first race at New Paris last Saturday and had a good car there, ended up fourth. Always good to start on a positive. I’ve been on the other side of it to, and it’s not so good. We’re starting to gel here pretty good on these Senneker cars and figure these things out a little bit.”
ARCA Gold Cup Super 6 Series Spring 200 runner-up Harold Fair Jr. appeared to have the fastest car in Sandusky, setting quick time in qualifying. However, the feature was less kind to the 71 car. While battling with Jimmy Carter for the lead early in the feature, the two drivers came across slower traffic. Fair Jr. made contact with the slower car, resulting in damage that would end his race.
“[Fair Jr.] is pretty tough here, always has some pretty good smoke here. It’d have been fun to race him,” Perry said. “Winning like that is kinda boring, like a big hot lap session. Always hate to see the good guys go out, have nobody to race with. On the other hand, I’ve been on the same token, so I’d rather be in victory lane.”
The Main Event Racing Series will continue their season May 27 at Flat Rock Speedway for the Joy Fair Memorial.
For more information on Saturday’s race, visit Speed51.com’s Speed Central coverage.
-By Patrick Hahe, Speed51.com Regional Editor (IN, MI, OH) – Twitter: @PatrickHahe_S51
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Main Event Racing Series Unofficial Results
Sandusky Speedway (OH) – May 13, 2017
|3||12S||Randy “Bubba” Smith II|
|6||32||Glenn Gault Jr.|
|9||99||John Sandquist Jr.|
|11||71||Harold Fair Jr.|