127 Cars Practice in Preparation for Seekonk’s DAV Finale

Seekonk Speedway 62nd annual season comes to a spectacular conclusion the weekend of October 6-7, with over 650 laps of green flag racing, 10 different divisions, and in excess of $47,000 in purse money and another $5,700 in lap money bonuses on the line for the D. Anthony Venditti Memorial Festival of Racing.  The annual event honors the memory of the late speedway founder who constructed the 1/3-mile Bay State oval in 1946 and served as its President until his passing in 1991.  Highlighting the card will be a $14,700 100-lap open competition Pro Stock race with $3,000 going to the victor, $275 to qualify, and an additional $2,500 up for grabs in lap money awards.  The True Value Modified Racing Series, Northeastern Midget Association, Ford Focus Series, and Pro Four Modified Series will also be in action, along with open competition events for Late Models, Street Stocks, Sport Trucks/Four Cylinders, Pure Stocks, and 600 and 750 restrictor-plate SYRA Mini Cups.

Pit gates will swing open at 8 AM on Saturday, October 6, with technical inspections beginning at 8:45 AM.  Practice for all divisions will run from 10 AM to 1:15 PM.  Starting positions for the qualifying races will be determined by the luck of the draw with the exception of the Pro Fours, which will open the show with time trials.  Qualifying heats will begin at 1:30 PM with “straight up” starts for the features coming from the Late Model, Street Stock, and Sport Truck/Four Cylinder preliminaries.  A random redraw of the highest finishing Pro Stocks will set the stage for the 24-car main event.  Consolation rounds will follow as needed for all divisions to fill in the final feature race starting spots.

The SYRA Mini Cup 600 and 750-restrictor plate divisions will open the feature race schedule, with a 30-lap $250 to win main for the Sport Trucks/Four Cylinders sandwiched in between their 25-lap events.  The Ford Focus Series will compete in a 25-lap feature following the the second SYRA main.  The Pro Four Modified Series will roll out their 37-lap feature next, and be followed by the Pure Stock class, which will bring Saturday’s program to a close with a 25-lap feature.  Lap money for the Sport Trucks/Four Cylinders is posted at $25 per lap with $20 per lap for the Pure Stocks.

The pit area will open at 9 AM on Sunday in preparation for the track’s annual pit party, giving fans of all ages the opportunity to inspect the race cars and trucks up close and visit with the drivers and teams.  The pit party, which begins at 10 AM, will also include the presentation of the Seekonk Sentinel racing magazine-sponsored Most Popular Driver awards and the top qualifying Pro Stocks redrawing for starting position.  At 11:30, the pit area will be cleared in preparation for the afternoon’s activities, which will begin with limited practice for NEMA midgets, True Value Modifieds, and Pro Stocks at 12 PM.

The first of five Sunday features, a 30-lap $250 to win 26-car event for the Street Stocks, will kick off the festivities at 1 PM.  A 25-lap main for the Northeastern Midget Association will follow.  The 50-lap open competition Late Model event will pay $700 of the $4,460 purse to the victor, and will immediately precede the Pro Stock main, which is expected to draw competitors from New Hampshire, Connecticut, and New York.  Street Stocks, Late Models, and Pro Stocks will also vie for lap money, which has been posted at $25 per lap led.  The True Value Modified Racing Series will bring the weekend and the 2007 season to an exciting conclusion with a 100 green flag lap feature.

Two-day race weekend grandstand admission tickets are available now online at www.seekonkspeedway.com or can be purchased on race day for $25.  Tickets for children 12 and under are priced at $5 for the weekend.  For more information, visit online or contact the track office at (508)-336-9959.

ATTENTION CAMPERS: The Seekonk Speedway campground will remain open all weekend.  All campers are asked to park behind the speedway in the grass area.  After our most recent camping visitors left on 9/15, broken bottles and burned patches of grass were noted.  In order to continue to allow campers onto the property, we ask that you please respect the speedway grounds.  NO OPEN FIRES allowed.  Please remove all trash or discard in receptacles.  THANK YOU!!!

A total of 127 race cars and trucks practiced on Friday, October 5.  A near-complete list of those who took hot laps is listed below:

Pro Stock

#00-John Dabrowski, W Bridgewater, MA

#01m-Billy Goodrow, Pembroke, MA

#2x-Craig Weinstein, East Walpole, MA

#2x-Ted Christopher, Plainville, CT

#4-Scott Dion, Taunton, MA

#4s-Chris Ross, Malta, NY

#6-Steve Desmarais, Westport, MA

#7-Wayne Newman, Cumberland, RI

#8-Eric Poulin, Swanzey, NH

#9-Billy Manchester, Huntersville, NC

#10-Vinnie Annarummo, Swansea, MA

#10-Todd Annarummo, Swansea, MA

#14-Rick Martin, Westport, MA

#15-Lance Mortland, Jr., Hanover, MA

#17-Ray Parent, Tiverton, RI

#27-Mike Brightman, Acushnet, MA

#31-Matt Davenport, Warwick, RI

#36-Dave Silvia, Warwick, RI

#42-Jeff Zuidema, North Brookfield, MA

#43-Joe Cerullo, Warwick, RI

#51-Peter Donato, West Warwick, RI

#55-Mike Marfeo, Exeter, RI

#57-Dean Pettey, Assonet, MA

#70-Glenn Lawton, Acushnet, MA

#71-Rob Williams, Winchendon, MA

#80-Rob Murphy, Rochester, MA

#88-Russ Hersey, Swanzey, NH

#95-Steve O’Brien, Scituate, MA

#96-Dave Hutchins, Somerset, MA

 

Late Model

#08-George Rego, North Dartmouth, MA

#11-Paul Vanasse, Warwick, RI

#11RI-Ryan Vanasse, Warwick, RI

#13-Jon Dickerman, Weymouth, MA

#26-Marc DeJesus, Westport, MA

#28-James Lawrence, Somerset, MA

#31-Stephen Potter, Warwick, RI

#33-Mike Taschereau, West Warwick, RI

#40-John Dumas, Brockton, MA

#71-Gerry DeGasparre, Jr., Pawtucket, RI

#80-Bob Hussey, Wellfleet, MA

#82-Denny Stampfl, Norwood, MA

#93-Randy Clark, East Harwich, MA

 

Northeastern Midget Association

#7NY-Adam Cantor, Dix Hills, NY

#9-John Zych, Jr., Mendon, MA

#14-Paul Holmstrand, Mendon, MA

#17-Ben Seitz, Pocasset, MA

#21-Barry Kittredge, Marlboro, MA

#22-Chris Leonard, Pelham, NH

#26-Greg Stoehr, Bridgewater, MA

#29-Aaron Wall, Shrewsbury, MA

#30-Paul Scally, Raynham, MA

#35-Cory Cleary, Plymouth, MA

#44-Erica Santos, Franklin, MA

#45-Joey Payne, Fairlawn, NJ

#47-Randy Cabral, Plymouth, MA

#49-B.J. MacDonald, Dublin, PA

#63-Jon Seaman, Jr., Southbury, CT

#78-Steve Powers, No. Andover, MA

#80-Pete Pernesiglio, Lake Grove, NY

#88-Abby Martino, Norfolk, MA

#99-Jeremy Frankowski, Newark Valley, NY

 

Street Stock

#00-Joe Melberg, Attleboro, MA

#0-Greg Perry, Taunton, MA

#01-David Ratcliffe, Burrillville, RI

#1-George Rego, North Dartmouth, MA

#2-Ron Barboza, Jr., Warren, RI

#03-Frank Duquette, East Freetown, MA

#007-Billy DeStefano, Bristol, RI

#8-Crystal Serydynski, Johnston, RI

#08-Chris DeMoura, North Dighton, MA

#9-Rick Lineham, Coventry, RI

#10-Rick Shinn, Hyannis, MA

#14-Rey Lovelace, North Providence, RI

#16-Wayne Silvia, Bristol, RI

#19-Ryan Lineham, Coventry, RI

#24-John Geremia III, Johnston, RI

#24-Ray Negley, Coventry, RI

#39-Mike Lema, Taunton, MA

#71-Patrick Delaney, Swansea, MA

#74-George Bruneau, Tiverton, RI

#76-John Hanafin, Quincy, MA

#91-Daniel Lineham, Coventry, RI

#92-Alan MacNutt, Taunton, MA

#96-Sparky Arsenault, Attleboro, MA

#116-Jim Silvia, Middletown, RI

 

Pro Four Modified Series

#00-Dave Richardi, North Easton, MA

#1M-Norm Wrenn, Brimfield, MA

#4-Cory Cleary, Plymouth, MA

#07-Phil Lausier, Hudson, NH

#10-Brian Vincent, West Warwick, RI

#12-Rob Richardi, Jr., North Easton, MA

#16-Stan Mertz, Whitinsville, MA

#25-Tyler Anderson, Hollis, NH

#27-Kevin Iannarelli, Maynard, MA

#29-Matt Sagar, Seekonk, MA

#37-Jeff Zuidema, North Brookfield, MA

#56-Dave Bedard, Swansea, MA

#60-Andy Major, Brookfield, MA

 

Sport Truck

#4-Darryl Church, Brockton, MA

#04-Steve Dumas, Quincy, MA

#5-Michael Ronhock, Mashpee, MA

#07-Eric Boyko, Blackstone, MA

#8-Karl Bremilst, East Wareham, MA

#9-Russ Borges, Fall River, MA

#13-Brian Murray, Tiverton, RI

#14-Rick Martin, Westport, MA

#28-Rick Albernaz, Paxton, MA

#67-Craig Phillips, Quincy, MA

#80-Mike Cavallaro, Seekonk, MA

#88-Bill Prisco, Cranston, RI

#124-Manny Dias, Pawtucket, RI

 

Pure Stock

#5-Randy Moretti, West Warwick, RI

#8-Bill Chouinard, Swansea, MA

#11-Nick Uhrig, Warwick, RI

#13-Bob Hinckley, Acushnet, MA

#33-Fred Villeneuve, Pawtucket, RI

#39-John Robidoux, Swansea, MA

#91-Tom Melnick-Holland, Coventry, RI

 

SYRA

#2-Timmy Brown, Norton, MA

#5-Casey Sanchez, Providence, RI

#8-Chris Igo, North Easton, MA

#24-Glenn Deming, North Scituate, RI

#50-Carl Medeiros, Westport, MA

#58-Jake Howes, Carver, MA

#65-Derryck Anderson, Jr., Warwick, RI

#95-Kaitlyn Donovan, Waterford, CT

 

Ford Focus Series

#35-Randy Cabral, Plymouth, MA


The 2007 D. Anthony Venditti Memorial Festival of Racing Schedule

SATURDAY October 6th

8:00 AM        Pits Open

8:45 AM        Inspections

10:00 AM      Practice Starts

11:00 AM      Grandstand Gates Open

(Rotation Order-SYRA, Trucks, Pro Four, Street Stock, NEMA, Late Model, Modified, Ford Focus, Pure Stock, Pro Stock)

1:30 PM         Qualifying races start

 

Qualifying Schedule

Pro Four Modifieds                Time Trials

Trucks                                 2 heats-10 laps each

Street Stocks                       3 heats-10 laps each (top 6 qualify)

NEMA Midgets                     2 or 3 heats- 10 laps each

Late Models                         2 heats-12 laps each

Pro Stocks                           2 or 3 heats-15 laps each

TVMS                                  # of heats and laps TBA

 

Consolation races will follow in same order as needed

SYRA 600 Feature                                     25 LAPS

Sport Truck/4 Cylinder Feature                 30 LAPS ($250 to win)

SYRA 750 Feature                                     25 LAPS

Ford Focus Series Feature                        25 LAPS

Pro Four Feature                                       37 LAPS

Pure Stock Feature                                    25 LAPS

SUNDAY OCTOBER 7th

9:00 AM        Pits open

10:00 AM      Pit party

12:00 PM       Practice for NEMA Midgets, Pro Stocks, TVMRS ONLY

1:00 PM         Features start

Feature Schedule 

Street Stocks                       30 Laps ($250 to win)

NEMA Midgets                     25 Laps

Late Models                        50 Laps ($700 to win)                  

Pro Stocks                           100 Laps ($3,000 to win)

TVMS                                  100 Laps

Schedule subject to change

D.A.V. MEMORIAL LAP SPONSORS

PRO STOCK FEATURE 100 LAPS

 

LAP #

SPONSOR

1

J&R Pre-Cast

2

Dave Lind Racing Tires

3

Spencer Electric

4

Dave Lind Racing Tires

5

Nat’s Racing Engines

6

Lawton’s Garage

7

N. A. C. Security & Stereo Systems

8

David Alburn

9

Nat’s Racing Engines

10

Seekonk Grand Prix

11

Dave Lind Racing Tires

12

Dave Lind Racing Tires

13

Nat’s Racing Engines

14

Dave Lind Racing Tires

15

Dave Lind Racing Tires

16

Dave Lind Racing Tires

17

Dave Lind Racing Tires

18

Seekonk Speedway Announcers

19

Dave Lind Racing Tires

20

Dave Lind Racing Tires

21

Dabrowski Racing

22

Honey Dew Donuts

23

Nat’s Racing Engines

24

Dave Lind Racing Tires

25

In Memory of D. Anthony Venditti

26

In Memory of Anthony Francis Venditti

27

Dave Lind Racing Tires

28

Dave Lind Racing Tires

29

Dave Lind Racing Tires

30

Dave Lind Racing Tires

31

Dave Lind Racing Tires

32

D. B. Fabrication

33

T. & J. Frye Trucking

34

Nat’s Racing Engines

35

D. B. Fabrication

36

D. B. Fabrication

37

N. A. C. Security & Stereo Systems

38

D. B. Fabrication

39

D. B. Fabrication

40

D. B. Fabrication

41

D. B. Fabrication

42

Raytech Automotive

43

Raytech Automotive

44

D. B. Fabrication

45

Hollister Auto Body

46

J&R Pre-Cast

47

Pettey Motorsports

48

Nat’s Racing Engines

49

Sparks Electric

50

Neolite Signs

51

Hollister Auto Body

52

Johnson Landscaping

53

Johnson Landscaping

54

Johnson Landscaping

55

Johnson Landscaping

56

Johnson Landscaping

57

Freetown Sand and Gravel

58

Nat’s Racing Engines

59

McKenna Performance

60

In Memory of Mary Devereaux

61

Johnson Landscaping

62

Johnson Landscaping

63

Johnson Landscaping

64

Nat’s Racing Engines

65

Johnson Landscaping

66

Johnson Landscaping

67

N. A. C. Security & Stereo Systems

68

Johnson Landscaping

69

Johnson Landscaping

70

Lawton’s Garage

71

G&G Racing

72

Johnson Landscaping

73

Johnson Landscaping

74

Johnson Landscaping

75

In Memory of Bob Wilner

76

In Memory of Nick Fornoro, Sr.

77

N. A. C. Security & Stereo Systems

78

In Memory of Tiny Levesque

79

Nat’s Racing Engines

80

Murphy’s Towing

81

Hollister Auto Body

82

Hollister Auto Body

83

Hollister Auto Body

84

Hollister Auto Body

85

Hollister Auto Body

86

Hollister Auto Body

87

Liberty Auto Parts

88

Hollister Auto Body

89

Hutchins & Sons Enterprises

90

In Memory of Marilyn Angelillo

91

Hutchins & Sons Enterprises

92

Johnson Landscaping

93

Johnson Landscaping

94

Hutchins & Sons Enterprises

95

O’Brien Racing

96

Hutchins & Sons Enterprises

97

Johnson Landscaping

98

Nat’s Racing Engines

99

Johnson Landscaping

100

Johnson Landscaping

VL

Neolite Signs

        

D.A.V. MEMORIAL LAP SPONSORS

LATE MODEL FEATURE 50 LAPS

 

LAP #

SPONSOR

1

J&R Pre-Cast

2

J&R Pre-Cast

3

2/B Racing

4

Pro Stock #4

5

Nat’s Racing Engines

6

Phil’s Propane

7

G&G Racing

8

David Alburn

9

Nat’s Racing Engines

10

Seekonk Grand Prix

11

Phil’s Propane

12

Phil’s Propane

13

2/B Racing

14

Phil’s Propane

15

Phil’s Propane

16

Nat’s Racing Engines

17

Phil’s Propane

18

Seekonk Speedway Announcers

19

Phil’s Propane

20

Phil’s Propane

21

In Memory of John Tetreault III

22

McKenna Performance

23

Tech Transportation

24

Nat’s Racing Engines

25

In Memory of Wally Saleeba

26

In Memory of Charlie Reindeau

27

In Memory of Al Cunha

28

Tom & Andie

29

In Memory of Tex Barry, Sr.

30

In Memory of Fred Astle, Sr.

31

N. A. C. Security & Stereo Systems

32

Nat’s Racing Engines

33

Neolite Signs

34

Neolite Signs

35

Neolite Signs

36

Neolite Signs

37

Neolite Signs

38

Neolite Signs

39

Nat’s Racing Engines

40

Neolite Signs

41

In Memory of Diane Hussey

42

In Memory of Diane Hussey

43

In Appreciation Of Racing

44

In Appreciation Of Racing

45

Pro Stock #4

46

Team71.com

47

Neolite Signs

48

Neolite Signs

49

N. A. C. Security & Stereo Systems

50

Neolite Signs

 

D.A.V. MEMORIAL LAP SPONSORS

STREET STOCK FEATURE 30 LAPS

 

LAP #

SPONSOR

1

J&R Pre-Cast

2

J&R Pre-Cast

3

Nat’s Racing Engines

4

Nat’s Racing Engines

5

Hollister Auto Body

6

Hollister Auto Body

7

In Memory of Ray Negley, Sr.

8

Nat’s Racing Engines

9

David Alburn

10

Seekonk Grand Prix

11

In Memory of Fred Astle, Sr.

12

In Memory of Tex Barry, Sr.

13

Nat’s Racing Engines

14

Dave Lind Racing Tires

15

Dave Lind Racing Tires

16

Dave Lind Racing Tires

17

Dave Lind Racing Tires

18

Seekonk Speedway Announcers

19

Hollister Auto Body

20

In Memory of Leo Pimental

21

In Memory of Dick Armstrong

22

In Memory of Rusty Rushton

23

In Memory of Joseph Sostillio

24

The Venditti Family Memorial

25

In Memory of Joe Castro

26

In Memory of Jim “Smiley” Waterman

27

In Memory of Dana Morra

28

In Memory of Conrad Lajoie

29

In Memory of Sister Mary Fraga

30

Neolite Signs

 

D.A.V. MEMORIAL LAP SPONSORS

SPORT TRUCK FEATURE 30 LAPS

 

LAP #

SPONSOR

1

J&R Pre-Cast

2

J&R Pre-Cast

3

Tucan Racing

4

Murphy’s Towing

5

Guy Brothers Racing

6

Nat’s Racing Engines

7

Alferes Racing

8

Tucan Racing

9

David Alburn

10

Seekonk Grand Prix

11

Nat’s Racing Engines

12

Tucan Racing

13

Tucan Racing

14

Tucan Racing

15

Nat’s Racing Engines

16

Tucan Racing

17

Powerhouse Racing

18

Seekonk Speedway Announcers

19

Tucan Racing

20

Tucan Racing

21

Checker Cab

22

Gateway Auto Sales

23

Nat’s Racing Engines

24

Tucan Racing

25

Tucan Racing

26

In Memory of Boston Louie Seymour

27

In Memory of Lester Andrews

28

In Memory of Skid Sorterup

29

In Memory of the DeSarro Family

30

In Memory of Our Beloved Deceased Members

 

D.A.V. MEMORIAL LAP SPONSORS

PURE STOCK FEATURE 25 LAPS

 

Lap #

SPONSOR

1

Bizarre Intentions #01

2

John Frias

3

R&R Racing

4

Bizarre Intentions #13

5

Ray Thibeault Home Improvements-Sprague’s Repair

6

Alannah of Cestodio Motorsports

7

Bizarre Intentions #77

8

Highland Real Estate Group

9

David Alburn

10

Mike Pelland

11

Dawn Britland

12

Bizarre Intentions #93

13

Wacky Fred

14

Cestodio Motorsports

15

Higgs Painting: sponsor of #01 Pure Stock

16

Race Voice and Honest Ernie

17

Bizarre Intentions #71

18

Highland Real Estate Group

19

Good Luck Pure Stocks

20

Hillbillie Racing #51

21

Mill Street Auto Parts

22

Hudon Crane and Rigging

23

Breezy of Cestodio Motorsports

24

TownCarTravel.com: sponsor of #01 Pure Stock

25

Todd Baptista

SEEKONK YOUTH RACING ASSOCIATION

$25 savings bond awards per lap led

 

600 Restrictor Plate Feature

Sponsorship provided by

Brian Como, SYRA team #16 & Northeast Community Mortgage

Joe Swift and SYRA teams #56 & #75

Alegre Motorsports #5 team

Donovan Racing #95

Terry Boudreau, SYRA technical inspector

 

750 Restrictor Plate Feature

Sponsorship provided by

Lamar and Sons-Team #46

Brian Como, SYRA team #16 & Northeast Community Mortgage

Joe Swift and SYRA teams #56 & #75

Matthew Burke, Emjay Racing #55 team

Brian Mondeau Racing #22, and FieldStone Wealth Management

Terry Boudreau, SYRA technical inspector

For additional sponsorship opportunities, please contact Brian Como at (508) 919-3901 or via e-mail: bcomo@necmortgage.com.

 

Sources: Seekonk Speedway PR