Snake bit once again. Lead the first few laps and something happened electrically. We suspect the ignition box. We're done for the night. Thanks to all of our fans and supporters for sticking with us for what has been a very tough season. Next race for the team will be the Clyde Hart Memorial at New Smyrna Speedway on the 3rd of July.
After a very long weekend, we’re finally back on Florida soil. We had carburetor issues on Friday night at Five Flags in Pensacola and a brand new transmission fail on Saturday in Mobile. With only 20 laps of practice at a track we had never been to before, Jake did an awesome job. We had our ups and downs but we ended on a very high note with a very solid 8th place finish against arguable the toughest late model racers in the country at Mobile. We could not be happier with the effort of the entire team. Back to the dirt next weekend!
In light of the many tragedies involving loss of life and serious injury (including the recent fatal accident at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala) which have occurred at racetracks around the country, Jake Perkins a Junior at Belleview High School In Belleview, Florida and a Super Late Model race car driver, and his team, have taken the initiative to start a not for profit corporation which will help educate drivers and promote safety at race tracks around the country. It is Perkins’ hope that through the efforts of this corporation, many of these tragic occurrences will be eliminated. The effort will involve videos, written materials and other media to present the subject matter. Perkins, who has been racing since he was eight, and driving Super Late Models since he was 14, says that proper head and neck restraints and proper seat restraints should be required of all drivers and cars. It is the intent to inform drivers of proper safety measures, and getting race tracks around the country to subscribe to minimum safety standards for cars and drivers, especially those who are just starting in racing.