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Canada’s most prolific Top Alcohol Dragster team has punctuated that notion by winning again on the NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional trail…
Ken Perry, from Markham ON, was a feature winner during the 2nd event stop for NHRA’s North Central Lucas Oil regional series, prevailing in dominating fashion at the B’laster Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
In a thrilling final round, Perry came from behind to nip Marty Thacker, who had a better starting line RT – winning with a 5.381 secs 266.31 mph to 5.486 secs 259.31 mph decision.
Perry was a car to beat from the get go during eliminations. After qualifying #2 (5.370 secs) Ken and his son/tuner Adam worked their magic and had the quickest car during each and every round of eliminations that also included round wins over Jared Dreher and Mike Kosky.
“The car’s been working really well all year and it’s not hurting itself at all,” said Perry, who was runner-up at the North Central regional opener three weeks ago inIndianapolis. “I changed just about everything in the engine, and it’s happy right now. This should be our second win — we should have won Indy, too.”
In the final Thacker, who left on everybody he raced by at least half a tenth, had the early lead in the final but fell short by 25-thousandths of a second – about half a car length.
“We knew we had more car and should win, and I didn’t want to get stupid and red-light because I’ve already had one this year,” Perry said. “You shouldn’t have to worry about another blown-alcohol car driving around you, but I drove it out the back door just to be sure.”
Ken Perry and his team are certainly right on target in 2012 so far which is in fact a year that is marking their return to action. The team is coming off a one year spatial from the sport in 2011. In addition to their strong showings on the LODRS trail so far they have also had impressive performances at the NHRA national event level while racing at Gainesville and Charlotte earlier this spring.
Photo and Posting by: Bruce Biegler