GREG PERRY USES LATE MOVE FOR PURE STOCK WIN
BY SOUZA MEDIA
SEEKONK, Mass. — Joey Morrissette looked to be headed for his first career Helger’s Southcoast Power Equipment Pure Stock win, but Greg Perry had something to say about it. Perry, who looks like he is about to give up his tenure as Pure Stock champion at the end of the season, picked up his second win of 2020 with a late pass.
With just three weeks left in the season, Seekonk race teams returned to the third-mile to continue the Everett’s Auto Parts Diamond Jubilee Series — with no fans in the grandstands due to COVID-19 regulations from the state of Massachusetts.
Morrissette started third, but when the green flag fell, the driver of the No. 77 pulled to the bottom of the track, went three-wide, and had the lead before they even completed the first lap. From there, it wasn’t easy. Morrissette had to hold-off recent winner Danny Massa first, battling side-by-side with him for multiple laps. Then it was Perry who took second, and charged to the bumper coming to three laps remaining.
Morrissette slid through the middle of turns one and two, going up the track, while Perry rolled the bottom, took the top spot, and drove into the sunset. Massa would clear to second, and set chase towards Perry, but with only one lap to go, it wasn’t going to happen.
Perry’s victory was his second of the season — and if it wasn’t for a bad night earlier in the year when his battery fell out of the car during the race — he might be in contention for the title. Doug Benoit heads to the final two weeks clinging to a lead over Massa in the championship standings.
Following Perry and Massa, Morrissette was third, with Mike Henriques and Benoit finishing the top-five.
A Thank you goes out to Lambert Brothers Racing and Peter Roda for putting up $200 first place bonus money.
The Pure Stocks return to the track with another 25-lap feature on Friday, October 2.