It’s often been said that drag racing is a bug, and once you
get it in your system, it’s extremely difficult if not impossible to get out.
That theory definitely applies to Jeff Perley, former
co-crew chief for multi-time NHRA Pro Stock World Champion Greg Anderson and
last year’s champ Jason Line. After a much-publicized exit from the dominant
Pro Stock operation to take ownership of a Goodyear service center in Charlotte, NC,
Perley was back at the track for the first time in months.
There is a big difference this time around, however. Perley
was at Rockingham making his debut as crew chief for the Wilson Manifolds
machine driven by Rob Mansfield.
Though he is dealing with a lot more horsepower with the
IHRA mountain motor Pro Stocker, Perley has found the transition to be