Driver: Chase Purdy
Car: Bama Buggies / Polaris No. 97 Toyota Super Late Model
Sanction: Southern Super Series
Race: Blizzard Series 100 / 95KSG 95
Track: Five Flags Speedway – Pensacola, Fla. / Mobile International Speedway – Mobile, Ala.
Track Description: .500-mile high-banked ovals
Date/Time: Friday, April 28 / Saturday, April 29 – 7:00pm CT
Race Length: 100 Laps / 95 Laps
TV Coverage: None
Radio Coverage: None
Last Race Recap: Chase most recently raced on the famous high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. After starting 22nd due to rain and a rulebook-set grid, he clawed his way to 12th before rain came just past halfway, forcing NASCAR to call the race official prior to the advertised distance. After the race, Chase was ranked sixth in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East points.
Doubleheader Fever: If he hasn’t already, Chase will become accustomed to rapid turnaround weekends this season. At the beginning of the season, he had two races in three days between the super late model and his K&N car, or four straight days of on-track activity with practice sessions. In his last super late model event with the CARS Tour, he ran two races in one afternoon. This weekend, he’ll be racing at two tracks in two days and next weekend he will be racing a doubleheader at South Boston Speedway in twin 100-lap contests on the same day. Later in the summer, he has a similar schedule planned with a few midweek races across the Midwest.
Super Performance: As In his second season of super late model racing, Chase is coming into his own as a master of the high-horsepower short track cars. He started the season with a top five run at Watermelon Capital Speedway and most recently finished second twice in the Duels at Dominion while competing in the CARS Tour. A pole position starting spot at the Rattler 250 was for naught when a mechanical failure put Chase out of the race prior to the checkered flag.
Chase’s Thoughts: “I’m looking forward to visiting tracks I’m familiar with and have been to before. I know DGR will have fast cars once we unload and we should be competitive. This week has been stressful and busy, but there are times I like it. Of course, it’s a bit stressful and overwhelming having to process so much in a short time frame. Even with all the things going on, If I can raise myself up to the level I know I can compete, we should be really good this weekend at both races.”
The Skinny: For more information about Chase, explore his website at www.ChasePurdyRacing.com. He can also be found on social media such as Twitter (@ChasePurdy12) and Instagram (@chase_purdy).