Seekonk, MA — They say the third time is a charm, and Seekonk Speedway management is hoping Mother Nature turns into a race fan this weekend. For the third week, The Action Track of the East will attempt to get in their 64th season opener. Originally slated for Sunday, May 3, the feature events, highlighted by a 75 lap, $2,000 to win ARC Pro Stock main event has been postponed twice for weather.
Time trials set the starting field for the qualifiers for the Pro Stocks on that Sunday, and they were 5 laps into their second heat when the rains came. Mike Brightman was the leader when the race was stopped, with Ryan Vanasse, Dave Darling, Wayne Dion and Tom Scully Jr. rounding out the top five. The first heat saw reigning Champion Fred Astle Jr pick up the win over Ken Spencer, Jake Vanada, Rob Murphy and Kyle Casper. Fred Astle was fastest during time trials with a time of 12.314. Mike Brightman posted the second fastest time with Ken Spencer third, and Tom Scully Jr and Kyle Casper both setting the fourth fastest time. The winner of the $2,000 to win 75 lap extravaganza will be a guaranteed starter for the PASS 150 on August 15.