Seekonk, MA — For the first time since June 25, 2005, the fastest short track cars in the world are set to invade The Action Track of the East. On Saturday, October 2, the ISMA Supers will compete in a 100 lap event at Seekonk Speedway.
Kraze Korlacki Speed Equipment, located in Case Avenue in Seekonk has stepped up to the plate, and put together a schedule of events, in a Race Against Breast Cancer. October has been named Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Gary Sagar wanted to do his part in helping create awareness.
Former NASCAR Camping World Truck Champion, Johnny Benson has been signed to drive one of Brad Lichty’s cars for this event, marking the first time that Benson has been at the famous 1/3 mile oval. “I have never seen Seekonk Speedway, but I am aware of its rich racing history. Many of the ISMA teams tell me it is one of their favorite tracks. I am excited about competing at the famed “Cement Palace”, which should be a lot of fun while supporting a great cause in the fight against Breast Cancer”, said Benson from his race shop in Charlotte.
Former Seekonk winners include Liquid Lou Cicconi, Bentley Warren, Russ Wood, Rick Wentworth and 3-time winner, Chris Perley. Once added to the ISMA schedule, this became a “Look Forward To” by many of the ISMA competitors. Turing laps in the 11.0 second range, they have competed with the NEMA Midgets as speed record holders at the famed 1/3 mile oval. Unofficially, Jen Chesbro holds the record, at 10.893. This was reached during an open practice session back in 2003.
One of the events on the docket is the Powder Puff Enduro. What better way to honor women who survive this disease, than to have an event featuring ladies behind the wheel. It’s just another way to show support and help put the word out. In fact, once word had spread about this event, there was a call from the Chicago IL. area, with a young lady who wanted to show her support. Krysten Knievel has pledged her support for this event, and will be coming out to compete in the Enduro race. This is my first attempt at competing in any type of auto racing which should be a lot of fun while supporting a cause which has affected many people I know”, said Krysten by telephone from Chicago. In addition to competing in the powder-puff race, Krysten will also be singing the National Anthem during opening ceremonies. Kristen’s first experiences singing the National Anthem began at a young age singing at opening ceremonies for her daredevil father Kaptain Robbie Knievel. An original “Evel Knievel” custom chopper ’ will be on display during the event.
The Small Block Supermodifieds will also be on hand for a 35 lap main event. This is the first time these cars will compete south of NH. Regularly competing at the Lee USA Speedway, this is a super opportunity for the division to gain a larger fan base, and keep to the Super theme of the evening. The main difference between the 350 Supers and the ISMA cars are the engines and tires. They run a small block engine with a carburetor, vs. the big block fuel injected monsters of the ISMA Supers. They also run smaller tires than their cousins.
The New England Mini Stock Tour will make their first appearance at Seekonk, in a 75 lap Championship event. They have welcomed the competitors of Thompson Speedway’s Mini Stock class to compete, in a 4 cylinder event for the ages. They will crown their 2010 champion on this night. If enough cars warrant, there will be a non-qualifiers race to cap off the night.
In addition to the racing, there will be other activities available for the fans. Jackie, the Pink Fire Truck from the Coventry Central Firefighters Union will be on hand to help support the event, which is rumored to also act as a pace vehicle for the night. There will be helicopter rides for the folks that want to get a look at South Eastern Massachusetts from a birds’ eye view. John Ferreira of J & J Materials will be piloting from 2 – 4:30pm, for $30.00 per person. All proceeds will be donated to the Making Strides against Breast Cancer fund. Inflicting Ink Traveling Tattoo will have their 78 ½ foot mobile tattoo studio stationed inside the gates of Seekonk Speedway on Saturday, October 2nd from 2-6pm. Inflicting Ink will not be tattooing during the event but they have designed special breast cancer t-shirts where $3.00 from every t-shirt sale will benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. An autograph session for all competitors will be part of the pre-race festivities as well. Gates open at 2pm; with the qualifying starting at 5pm. General Admission is $25.00 per adult, with $5.00 of each adult ticket going to Making Strides, a Breast Cancer support organization. Cat Country 98.1 will also be on hand to play your favorite Country Music.
Join us in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness with the fastest short track cars in the world, Saturday, October 2nd, at Seekonk Speedway. It’s like flying F-14 Fighter Jets in the Hoosier Dome.
Sources: Kevin Boucher/Seekonk Speedway PR