Seekonk, MA — Since the passing of Seekonk Speedway founder D. Anthony Venditti, only one race has been able to uphold the legacy of a man that was know as much for his way of thinking to his love of auto racing. Over the 40+ years of owning and operating “The Action Track of the East”, Anthony always looked for the next star, the next class, and the future of the sport. Two of his creations will take center stage on the weekend of October 11 and 12.
In the mid 1970’s, the big block modifieds were starting to price themselves too high. Anthony came out with a solution. Thus, the small block modified, which reigns as one of the most popular and competitive open wheel class on the east coast, was born. Later that same decade, The Godfather, as he became known, started to think about the next evolution. In 1978, the All Pro division joined forces with his Late Model class. A name change in ’79, they became as the Pro Stocks. By 1984, they were the headlining division at the 1/3 mile oval.
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