Lifelong Rehoboth resident basking in the pride of Victory
Eddy Perry took his first feature win since joining the Seekonk Speedway Street Truck Division. It was iconic since his first win came 26 years ago to the weekend when he was in the street stocks. After a 23 year hiatus he returned to the sport he enjoys. This is his third season in the trucks. There have been many close calls but the checkered flag eluded him until that fateful night of September 9th.
Eddy led the 25 lap feature race from green to checker. It must have seemed like a hundred laps as the cautions continued to drop. Each time he would repeatedly battle wheel to wheel with the likes of Darry Church, Josh Hedges and Rob Murray to regain his top spot. But, he got the job done much to the delight of family and friends and fans. It has become apparent that he is very much a fan favorite as the Low Buck owner/driver who puts his all into getting that little truck to the track each week. The cheers and well wishes continued throughout the following week. In a nervous response to an interview question about the glory factor, Eddy's response was,
"It's not that cool". The coined phrase seems to be following him now as it is repeatedly mentioned in connection with him and the win.
Eddy and his wife Maria are the driving force behind the #00 Ford, applying not only their time but their own money from their company C.O.D. Heating Service on Providence Street in Rehoboth. In addition a little help comes from his parents through the support of Family Auto also from Rehoboth. Most competitors have a number of sponsors but for some reason although many came close they all seemed to slip through the cracks. We are hoping for more to come on board with him for the 2018 season.
Additionally most have a huge number of guys to help with the preparations of getting the truck to the track. In Eddy's case he is supported by Maria and their daughter Salina in addition to nephew Kody Rotondo and brother Bill Perry. Youngest daughter Skyla Perry stays in the grandstand with family to support and video his racing.
Eddy is known for changing the color on his truck at a whim, going as far as painting it like a cow, much to the enjoyment of many fans.
Once again we want to extend our heartfelt Congratulations to Eddy and the entire 00 crew on a well-deserved win.
Anyone interested in sponsoring the 00 truck can contact Eddy or Maria at C.O.D. Heating 508-336-6870