BAKERSFIELD, CA- Eager to follow-up on a pair of top-10 finishes in recent Open Wheel Modified competition, 15-year old Blaine Perkins will make his first Late Model start of the 2015 season at Irwindale Speedway on April 4th.
“I’ve been itching to get back on track at Irwindale,” beams Perkins. “It’s a speedway that we run really well at. It just suits my driving style. I think we’re going to have a great run on Saturday night”
The first-generation racer will race the full 2015 season at Irwindale, with hopes of collecting championship honors in the Seidner’s Collision Late Model Series.
“This will be our first full season in a Late Model, so there’s obviously going to be a bit of a learning curve – but I’m excited to see what we can accomplish”
Perkins enters the 2015 Irwindale Speedway season off the strength of a win and three top-10 finishes in 5 starts at the facility in late-2014.
“If it was up to me, we wouldn’t have even had an off-season,” laughs Perkins. “We were so good at the end of the season, I didn’t want to stop going to the track. It felt like everything was working the way we needed it to. I hope we can find that groove again this weekend”
“It’s a pleasure to drive for High Point Racing”, continues Perkins. “These guys are always so well prepared. The equipment is top notch and it’s evident how serious they take their program. I couldn’t ask for a better group of guys to be surrounded by”
When asked about the depth of talent at Irwindale, it’s clear the high-school freshman has a litany of respect for the division that he hopes to conquer in 2015.
“There are 20 cars here on a regular basis, it definitely doesn’t make for an easy night,” says Perkins, with a smile. “In my opinion, it’s the best weekly division in the area. There aren’t many tours that can put together this level of talent, and Irwindale is able to do it on a regular basis. It’s incredible”
“The 5 starts we had here last year was some of the most fun I’ve ever had in a racecar. I can’t explain how much I’m looking forward to getting back on track, racing against some of the best drivers in the state of California and giving our team a strong start to the season.”
Details for April 4th’s event, including gate times and ticket prices, can be found at www.IrwindaleSpeedway.com.
Saturday’s action will be broadcast live on www.RaceFeedX.com, for those unable to make it to the speedway and experience the season opener live.
Marketing support for Blaine Perkins’ 2015 season is provided by Four Star Fruit, Campbell Motorsports, Hronis Racing, Mentom Eyewear, Vine Ripe Sales, M&S Produce, E Fruit, Double Eagle Produce & Transportation and Reeves Auto Care Center.
Fans can stay up to date with Blaine by visiting the official Blaine Perkins Racing page on Facebook or by following on Twitter @BlainePerkins21.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)