Seekonk, MA — With the temperatures as high as it has been all year, you know the action would be even hotter on Neolite Signs night. The Seekonk Sport Trucks were the first feature on the night. 63 year racing veteran Billy Clarke of Seekonk and New Bedford’s Lenny Guy sat on the front row of their 20 lap main. Guy found the early lead, and attempted to put his name in the record books as another first time winner this season. It would only be 3 laps in before trouble would start. Several trucks got together in turn 3, which involved reigning Champion Mike Cavallaro, Rick Martin, Mike Ronhock, and Hugh Bowser. When the field went green again, Clarke would slide back, allowing Charlie Rose and Billy Prisco to slide underneath, running 3 wide for several laps. Ed Gannon II had worked his way up into the runner up spot, and was looking for a way into the lead. Bill Prisco was working the outside, and had moved past Rose and Gannon into second.
Working lap 11, the leaders were fighting lapped traffic when Guy seemed to slow so he wouldn’t hit the slower traffic. When he slowed, Gannon, who hade gotten by Prisco as they battled for second, made contact with Guy, costing Guy a chance at the win. Prisco would inherit the lead, as the field reverted to the last completed green flag lap. The top 10 at that point was Prisco, Gannon, Rose, Cavallaro, Martin, John Dumas, Hugh Bowser, Zach Tucan and Darryl Church. Green flag racing would not last, as Gannon spun down the front stretch, which caused Cavallaro to slide against the wall lightly, cutting down the right front tire. Charlie Rose would inherit the runner up spot on the restart, and started to edge into the lead on the ensuing green. It was lap 14 when trouble bit Rose, when he cut his left rear tire after he and Prisco rubbed while racing for the lead. Rose slid to the back of the field and spun, bringing out the yellow at lap 14. John Dumas was now up to second, with Martin, Bowser and Tucan ran in the top 5. When the green returned, Rick Martin Prisco would once again take the lead, would hold off a hard charging Martin, who used the outside groove to make one final charge. Behind them, the field was running 2 and 3 wide. Prisco held off Martin by a margin of 0.202 seconds at the line, with Hugh Bowser, Steve Dumas, and Ed Gannon rounding out the top 5.