Bobby McCarty dominated for much of the CARS Response Energy Tour “Do The Dew 150” at Tri-County Motor Speedway, scoring a convincing win.
McCarty got the lead at the start of the second of four stages and held off every challenge that came his way, including a challenge from Lee Pulliam. After the race, McCarty was ecstatic about the win – one of the biggest of his career.
“It’s really a team effort,” McCarty told Race22.com. “We relied off each other all week. None of us have ever raced a full size car here so we shared information. Today was just a high ride. We had a pretty fast hot rod today.”
The win came in McCarty’s first trip to Tri-County.
In the final 30 lap stage, McCarty began saving tires, hoping to hold off Pulliam who eventually fell out of the race due to an alternator problem.
“I watched the videos last year and I didn’t want what happened to Garrett Campbell to happen to me so, once we got spread out, I knew Lee was behind me,” McCarty explained. “My spotter was telling me what lap times he was running so I just mirrored his time. Had a little left in reserve because I figured he was saving so I was hoping he would make a run at me so he could really see what we had.”
McCarty said the win rivals his triumph in the Hampton Heat 200 one year ago.
Justin Carroll finished second while Sam Mayer, Ryan Repko and Josh Berry rounded out the top-five.
Race22.com will have more on the CARS Tour opener throughout the evening and in the days ahead.