CARS gets the win, and 7 of the top 10 finishing positions! A wonderful showing, with Cody Parker leading the way!
After winning his second Late Model Tour event of the season on Sunday, Perry came into Chicagoland on absolute fire of late. After starting second, he made quick work of pole sitter Wyatt Wolfe Jr, ran off with Jimmie North to break away from the field for a big lead early on. Greg Netherwood would have something to say about it, though, and would rocket from 8th on the grid to run the leaders down and take over the top spot just prior to green flag stops.
But, Perry would nail his pit stop and come out ahead, and he was able to withstand Netherwood closing almost 4 seconds yet again, and get the victory in the opening race of the third season of the Trading Paints Pro Cup Series!
Netherwood was second, Jimmie North was third, Patrick Hahe was fourth and Chris Cable was fifth. The series heads off to New Hampshire next Tuesday!
Bruce Perry, man who just couldnt seal the deal in his first 3 seasons, has now taken his #20 ride to victory twice in the last 4 races! This also puts the pressure on Justin Brooks, and Mike King, as they got off to fast starts but Perry is putting the distance between them in points heading into the Invitational and Iowa.
Brooks finished runner up to Perry, with Shawn Breitzman door to door with him but settling for third. Nick Silver would take fourth, and in his first race back at CARS in a long long time, Bill Fields would take fifth.
As of now, the following drivers are locked in to the Invitational on Sunday, May 19th:
Stefan Marinak/Chris Cable (depending on Marinaks status)
The drivers eligible for the Shootout “Win and You’re In” race:
Chris Cable (maybe)
John Hanna Jr
Wyatt Wolfe Jr
After getting off to a hot start in the MRolfeDesigns Late Model Tour, with 2 wins in 2 races to start the year, Justin Brooks fell on a rough patch and was knocked out of the next two races. But he got right back on the horse in a fantastic fashion. Starting 3rd tonight, he made quick work of pole sitter Chris Cable and outside pole Bruce Perry, and ran away leading 89 laps in the event slowed by just a single caution.
Sean Casto had his best finish of the season in runner-up. Chad Cole passed pretty much all 25 cars in the race about 8 times each, and was able to come home in third. Pole sitter Chris Cable would come home fourth, and Nick Silver rounded out the top 5.
Next week the MRolfeDesigns Late Model Tour takes to New Hampshire, for its first trip to the fabled mile this season.
After a long season full of ups and downs, Mike King was finally able to capture his first series title, captilizing on the multiple incidents of Netherwood and Lacross as the schedule wound down to Homestead! But, not to be outdone, Chad Cole ran the leaders down in the race itself from 5 seconds back with just 20 laps to go, to take the lead with the white flag in the air for his 4th win of the season.
Runner up in the race was Jimmie North, with Matt Lacross coming home third and Greg Netherwood in fourth. Wyatt Wolfe Jr, who won his first career pole in the race, would round out the top 5.
The series takes a 1 week hiatus but will resume the Tuesday after!