Seekonk, MA — Less than 2 weeks to go before the nation celebrates her biggest day of the year, as folks from sea to shining sea celebrate the birthday of America. One of the biggest celebrations in our area happens on Sunday, July 6, at the Seekonk Speedway, as thousands and thousands of fans cheer on their fellow man in many a competition.
The afternoon starts off at 5pm with the spectator drags. One on one drag races around the 1/3 mile oval keeps the competitors on their toes. This competition is open to all coupes, sedans and station wagons. The only thing you need is a helmet and some confidence you can beat someone else around the racetrack.
Enduro drags are also part of the show. This pits several cars against each other in a similar fashion as the Spectator Drags, but we encourage the cars hitting each other. These same cars will compete in the Enduro races, a competition that becomes a test of man and machine in an event like no other. It’s all or nothing in this event.
Figure Eight race has become one of the most insane events this speedway has ever put forth. Drivers negotiate left and right hand turns, on a racetrack that has usually been watered down. The first one to the center of the X is usually the last one standing. But not always. On top of the twists and turns, there is a ramp located in each end of the straights for the contest. Not only do they have to survive the other cars, they have to survive the beatings they will take in this contest.
The racetrack will not be the only place fans will look for something exciting. Once again, Seekonk Speedway management has retained one of the highest sought after firework companies, and has set in motion one of the most spectacular fireworks display this side of the Pacific. An arial assault that is worthy of the Rockets Red Glare.
Our final event of the evening will be the granddaddy of them all. The world famous Seekonk Speedway Demolition Derby. With an average of over 100 competitors in this event over the years, and $2,000 on the line for the winner, there is sure to be nonstop action in this event.
Who will be the lone survivor this Independence Day? Come down and find out for yourself. General admission is just $20.00, and there is not a bad seat in the house, with the stadium style seating. Kids 12 and under are FREE. Want to avoid the long lines at the gate? Just log onto our website at www.Seekonkspeedway.com, and you can order AND print your tickets at home. Just walk up to the gate and turn them in. Acres of free parking are available. Don’t miss out on what folks will be talking about for years.
Sources: Kevin M Boucher/Seekonk Speedway PR