Seekonk, MA — Seekonk Speedway is ready to write another chapter in their deep history of short track racing. On Sunday, May 3, The Action Track of the East will roar back to life, and begin their 64th season at the oldest continuously family run track in the country. The Pro Stocks, Late Models, Seekonk Sport Trucks, Street Stocks and Pure Stocks will all compete on opening day.
On Sunday, May 3, the first green flag of the season will unfurl at 2pm, for a 5 division opening act that will set the tone for the year. The headlining act will once again be the ARC Pro Stocks, which began in 1978 at Seekonk Speedway. They will run a 75 lap main event, with the winner becoming a guaranteed starter in the PASS 150, which will be held on August 15. Reigning 3-time champion Flyin’ Fred Astle will be back to defend his title in the Wood Frame Structures Chevy. His closest competitor, Kid Scully, who missed his first title by a handful of points, will try to knock him off his perch, and take the crown over. Both drivers dominated 2008 with 5 wins each. 2 time title holder Dave Darling is set to get back to the top after coming in third last year. Ken Spencer and Tom Scully Sr. will also try to take the title away. Defending Rookie of the Year The Rocket Ryan Vanasse will attempt to improve on his fourth place finish in points and add to his single feature win total. Add Kyle Casper and The Hammer Jeramee Lille to the mix as they battle for the Rookie Crown, and the Pro Stocks are a can’t miss.
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