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Historic win at Seekonk for Scott Payea

SEEKONK, MA – It’s come down to who can beat Scott Payea on the American Canadian Tour and Saturday at Seekonk Speedway – for a record-breaking fourth consecutive race – the answer was nobody.

Payea started ninth in the Harrison Redi-Mix/RPM Motorsports No. 37. He led for the first time on lap 27 when he went around Seekonk regular Ryan Lineham who had been dicing hard with Jimmy Hebert.

At the halfway mark, Hebert drove underneath Payea hard enough to move him up half a groove, but clean enough to leave him moving forward.

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Sportsman Added to Rescheduled US Pro Stock National Championship

SEEKONK, Mass. – The Seekonk Speedway has announced an addition to the 2nd annual US Pro Stock/Super Late Model Nationals, which is scheduled for next Wednesday, July 19. The race was originally planned for July 12, but shortly after practice sessions concluded, rain postponed the action and forced track officials to reschedule.

Adding to the already action-packed schedule, the Seekonk Saturday night Sportsman division will compete in a 30-lap feature worth $1,000 to win. The race will be contested under weekly track rules with a total purse up for grabs worth over $3,000. The race is expected to draw a full field of cars to chase the added prize money.

The Sportsman division has continued to impress this season, with three and sometimes even four-wide racing around the third-mile oval on a weekly basis. The division has seen multiple drivers visit Victory Lane, including former champions Scott Serydynski Sr. and Sparky Arsenault. At the top of the current point standings is defending champion Scott Bruneau.

The INEX Legend Cars will also be in action on Wednesday, with a 25-lap feature worth $500 to sit in Victory Lane. Weekly Seekonk Legend competitors including Ryan Kuhn, Josh Parsons, Joe Marfeo and Brandon Martinez are set for action and outsiders heading to Seekonk Speedway looking to leave with the cash will join them. The total purse of the race has hit upwards of $2,000.

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Seekonk’s U.S Pro Stock / SLM Nationals to Be Streamed on 51

Concord, NC – One of the craziest races of 2016 was the U.S. Pro Stock / Super Late Model National Championship event at Seekonk Speedway (MA). This year, all of the craziness will be able to be seen live on Speed51.com via a pay-per-view broadcast on Wednesday, July 12.

For 24.99, fans will have a chance to watch 200 laps of Super Late Model action from the “Cement Palace.”  Fans can also expect to see time-trials for the Supers, as well as heat races.

“It’s the only 200-lap Pro Stock / Super Late Model race in the Northeast at the birthplace of where it all began for that style of race car in the Northeast – Seekonk Speedway and we want everyone to be able to see how special it is,” said Gary Sagar, Event Promoter.  “By offering this event on a Speed51 PPV broadcast, we make it available for everyone who can’t make it to the racetrack to enjoy the excitement.”
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2nd Annual U.S.Prostocks/Super Late Models National Championship Race Entries Released

2nd Annual U.S.Prostocks/Super Late Models National Championship Race
Entry List- As Of 7/2
Car # Name Home Town Track/series

05* Phil Richardson Herman, ME GSPSS
09* Jeremy Davis Tamworth, NH GSPSS
2 Tom Scully, Jr. West Warwick, RI Seekonk
3** Kenny Spencer, Jr. Taunton, MA Seekonk
4 Ben Rowe Turner, ME PASS
6 Nick Johnson Rehoboth, MA Seekonk
7 Cory Casagrande Stafford Springs, CT GSPSS
7** Kyle Casper Lakeville, MA Seekonk
8 Angelo Belsito Auburn, MA Seekonk/PASS
11 Ryan Vanasse Warwick, RI Seekonk
12 Bobby Pelland III Cranston, RI Seekonk
12g Derek Griffith Hudson, NH GSPSS/PASS
12 Joey Graf, Jr. Mahwah, NJ GSPSS/PASS
14 Rick Martin Westport, MA Seekonk

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Zych, Duhaime Take Down NEMA’s Boston Louie Memorial

John Zych, starting fifth, piloted past Avery Stoehr and Alan Chambers, pole sitter Jim SantaMaria and outside pole sitter Doug Cleveland to take down the victory in a green to checkered finish to win his first Boston Louie Memorial this past Wednesday at Seekonk Speedway.  Dylan Duhaime, driving the Cataldo #5 pulled off an epic last lap pass on Jim Chambers, who led the majority of the race, to take his first Boston Louie checkers in the Lites portion of the event, which ran 33 laps in memoriam of the late David Steele.

In the NEMA event, for the leaders, it was a matter of holding position, as Zych and Stoehr went the distance without being passed. SantaMaria had grabbed third during the second circuit, went halfway and then was passed by Todd Bertrand. Bertrand seemed a lock on third, as he went the rest of the way – almost. Mechanical problems forced him to withdraw with one lap remaining and the position went to Coby, who had held fourth for most of the race. It also elevated Nocella in the Seymour 33 to fourth.

It was a stretched-out field by lap five in a race which ran green to checkers without caution. Zych was enjoying a half-straightaway lead by this time and Stoehr was about the same distance ahead of Bertrand. By lap eight, they were encountering lapped vehicles. SantaMaria had moved into third, ahead of Bertrand. Cabral got by Chambers into sixth.
Zych was charging so hard that his right rear was showing smoke through the corners, especially turn four and it continued, raising concerns that he might lose the shoe or at least lose the speed he had been showing. But Zych continued to press down on the pedal and keep the space open between him and Stoehr.  Zych would pass Bethan Stoehr, to put her a lap down, as the leaders closed.  Bertrand was closing on Stoehr for the second spot, and Coby was not far behind, as the trio closed Zych’s gap, and would run out of time.  Zych took down his first Boston Louie ever, followed by Stoehr, defending race winner Coby, Anthony Nocella in the Seymour 33, and Randy Cabral in the Bertrand 74.  Santa Maria, Alan Chambers, Jim Chambers, Seth Carlson and Todd Bertrand rounded out the top ten.

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Seekonk USAC Speed2 Eastern Midget Special Event Results

Duhaime Takes “Boston Louie Memorial” Speed2 Eastern “Special”

Seekonk, MA……..Dylan Duhaime of Loudon, N.H. scored a last-lap victory in Wednesday night’s 33-lap 21st “Boston Louie Memorial” USAC Speed2 Eastern Midget “special event” feature at Seekonk Speedway. He passed Jim Chambers on the final lap for the win over Chambers, Chad LaBastie, Ryan Locke and Ryan Bigelow. The Eastern series resumes July 14 at Wake County Speedway in Raleigh, N.C.

USAC SPEED2 EASTERN MIDGET “Special Event” RACE RESULTS: June 28, 2017 – Seekonk, Massachusetts – Seekonk Speedway – “Open Wheel Wednesday” – “21st Boston Louie Memorial”

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Reigning CARS Tour Champion Seekonk Bound

The entry has been received for the second annual U.S. Pro Stock/Super Late Model National Championship race at Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Raphaël Lessard was born July 5, 2001, in St-Joseph-de-Beauce, Quebec, Canada. He is one of the hottest prospects in auto racing today.

At the age of 12, he became the youngest driver in history to race in the Quebec Sportsman Series.

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Granite State Pro Stocks Headed for Massachusetts

Inaugural Seekonk 100 Slated for Saturday Night

SEEKONK, Mass. – With race four of the season on the horizon, the Granite State Pro Stock Series is headed for Massachusetts and the third-mile Seekonk Speedway. The inaugural Seekonk 100, which has $2,500 up for grabs to the winner, will take place on Saturday night, June 24.

The feature event will showcase top series regulars like former Seekonk driver Mike Mitchell and veteran Barry Gray up against some of the weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Seekonk competitors. David Darling currently leads the Seekonk point standings and has entered for the 100 lap feature after winning the most recent Pro Stock event at Seekonk.

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Pay-Per-View Video Stream Announced for Seekonk’s Open Wheel Wednesday

Concord, N.C. — For the first time in the event’s history, the 14th annual Open Wheel Wednesday at the “Cement Palace” of Seekonk Speedway (MA) will air live on Speed51 TV, the video arm of Speed51.com, on Wednesday, June 28th.
The Open Wheel Wednesday event is one of the biggest events of the year at the Seekonk Speedway bullring. It features a $10,00-to-win Tour-type Modified feature for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series and the NEMA Boston Louie Memorial Midget race, as well as a feature for the NEMA Lites division.
“We feel that our Open Wheel Wednesday Modified race being paired up with the Tri-Track Open Modified Series and the NEMA Boston Louie race makes it one of the premier events in short track racing throughout the country,” said Ed St. Germain, the marketing, and advertising director at Seekonk Speedway. “We’re very excited to pair up with Speed51.com to be able to bring that to everybody.”

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Spotsylvania USAC Speed2 Eastern Midget Results

Lamb Wins at Dominion Raceway

Spotsylvania, VA……..Chris Lamb of Greensboro, N.C. captured Saturday night’s 35-lap USAC Speed2 Eastern Midget race at Dominion Raceway. He passed Jessica Bean on lap 18 and led the rest of the way to beat Bean, Nolan Allison, fast qualifier George Kurtz and Neal Allison.

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New Event Added to Already Stacked Summer Thunder TV Schedule

New Event Added to Already Stacked Summer Thunder TV Schedule

Concord, N.C. — The first race on the Summer Thunder TV schedule is in the books, and now another race is being added to the calendar for the viewing pleasures of our Speed51.com premium members. One June 24, the Granite State Pro Stock Series will visit the “Cement Palace” of Seekonk Speedway (MA) and our premium members will be able to watch the action live on Speed51.com powered by JEGS.

 
The Granite State Pro Stock Series will make its only trip to the Massachusetts’ last remaining racing facility for the first time in series history on Saturday night, June 24, and now the grandstands at Seekonk isn’t the only place to watch the race. The event will be broadcast live with a single camera and the public address audio feed as part of the Summer Thunder TV package on Speed51.com for premium network members.
 
“We are excited to team up with a prime media outlet like Speed51 to showcase some of the best Pro Stock racing in New England with the Granite State Pro Stock Series and our own veteran Pro Stock drivers,” said Ed St Germain, the marketing and advertising director for Seekonk Speedway. “It should be a great race. We’re excited to be able to showcase it on Speed51.”

Brad Scott Memorial Set for Saturday Night at Seekonk Speedway

SEEKONK, Mass. – Saturday night’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program at Seekonk Speedway will include the first of three Pro Stock Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series feature events. The 75-lap main event is slated for the final race of the evening and will also be the sixth annual Brad Scott Memorial feature.

Brad Scott was a crew member and close friend to current Pro Stock car owner and Seekonk Speedway Wall of Fame member Len Ellis. This year’s Brad Scott Memorial will be the sixth annual in memory of Brad, who passed away back in 2012.

“I went to school with Brad years ago,” Len Ellis said. “I went to Vocational school with him, he was three years younger than me. He was my best friend.” Continue reading ‘Brad Scott Memorial Set for Saturday Night at Seekonk Speedway’

Seekonk Speedway to Host TTOMS Practice on June 21

Tune Up for June 28 Open Wheel Wednesday Event

Seekonk, Mass. ( June 14, 2017):  With $10K on the line, teams and drivers will want their cars dialed in for the upcoming Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk Speedway. Earlier this week, officials announced an open practice for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) teams slated to compete in the traditional Modified event.  The practice is scheduled for Wednesday, June 21 from Noon to 5 pm. Pit entry is $20.

The 14th Annual Open Wheel Wednesday is scheduled for June 28 with over 50 cars expected to vie for the area’s largest purse in 100 laps of green flag racing.

For more information about the open practice, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com or contact the Speedway office at 508.336.9959 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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Tommy Barrett Jr. Back In Victory Lane

Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, Mass.

Driving the wheels off his Victory Lane Bar and Grill sponsored #9, Tommy Barrett Jr. of Millis MA outdistanced a potent field of modifieds on the new Modified Touring Series Saturday night (6/10).

After drawing the outside pole position for the start of the 125 lap marathon and with only 8 laps in the record books, Barrett slid by the inside of pole sitter Todd Annarummo of Swansea MA. Keith Rocco of Berlin CT followed Barrett for second on the same lap but lost it back to Annarummo on lap 30.

While Barrett was putting on a driving clinic at the point, behind him there was always two and sometimes three wide racing for position. Seven cautions calmed the action down briefly but on each restart Barrett took command; he never pitted and sped to his first MTS victory.
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Phil Richardson Wins Wiscasset Speedway 50 Lap U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship Qualifier

Seekonk, MA – Wiscasset Speedway on Saturday hosted the second of five guaranteed starter races for the second annual U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship race, slated for July 12, at the “Cement Palace”, Seekonk Speedway paying a cool $10,000 to the winner of the 200-lap Summer Classic.

Richardson of Herman, ME, will represent Wiscasset Speedway and is joined by Jeremy Davis of Tamworth, NH who won the first guaranteed starter race at Lee USA Speedway on April 30th. Davis will represent the Granite State Prostock Series. Both competitors have secured provisional starting positions.

Wiscasset Speedway joins four other tracks hosting the guaranteed starter qualifying events; Lee USA Speedway, NH. April 30th; Seekonk Speedway, MA June 17th; Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, ME June 24th; and New Hampshire Motor Speedway, July 1st.

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Phil Richardson Wins Wiscasset Speedway 50 Lap U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship Qualifier

Seekonk, MA – Wiscasset Speedway on Saturday hosted the second of five guaranteed starter races for the second annual U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship race, slated for July 12, at the “Cement Palace”, Seekonk Speedway paying a cool $10,000 to the winner of the 200-lap Summer Classic.

Richardson of Herman, ME, will represent Wiscasset Speedway and is joined by Jeremy Davis of Tamworth, NH who won the first guaranteed starter race at Lee USA Speedway on April 30th. Davis will represent the Granite State Prostock Series. Both competitors have secured provisional starting positions.

Wiscasset Speedway joins four other tracks hosting the guaranteed starter qualifying events; Lee USA Speedway, NH. April 30th; Seekonk Speedway, MA June 17th; Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, ME June 24th; and New Hampshire Motor Speedway, July 1st.
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Seekonk Speedway Race Program Rained Out for May 13

Seekonk Speedway regrets to inform its Fans and Race Teams that tonight’s Race Program has been canceled due to the impending weather forecast. We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, May 20th under Sunny Blue Skies. We will feature the same line up on the 20th of Pro Stocks, Late Models, Sportsman, Trucks, and Spectator Drags. Continue reading ‘Seekonk Speedway Race Program Rained Out for May 13’

A View from Above …with Race Voice

Opening Day 2017
Week one is in the books. If you looked at the weather earlier in the week, you would have had your doubts. It certainly did put a damper on the first day of the weekend. With a total washout on Saturday, teams did not get a chance to practice and get their cars ready. And it sure showed in some instances.

The day started off under sunny skies and we introduced our 2017 Wall of Fame Inductees. Fred Astle Sr, Rollie Lindblad and Nat Chiaventone. These three deserving men will be officially inducted on Saturday, May 27th. Be sure to be on hand to congratulate these fine men.

Let’s take an overall look at the show from opening day. Car counts were up in the Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Sportsman and in the Everett’s Auto Parts Late Models. 27 cars in each of the divisions had the teams prepared for a battle. They just didn’t anticipate the difficulties that lie ahead.

In qualifying for the Late Models, we saw Fred Bonolowicz hit the turn 2 wall A TON! While the car is most likely a total, his safety gear kept him from any injury. While I am sure he is sore today, he owes a huge thank you to the head and neck restraint company. On an inline post from his son Miles, he said the safety equipment did exactly what it was supposed to do in that instance, and he is glad they made the investment.
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Darling Outduels Vanasse for Opening Day Pro Stock Win

Dave Darling and Ryan Vanasse engaged in a bitter duel over supremacy in the Pro Stock division with the outcome undecided until the closing yards of the 40-lap challenge for Seekonk’s top division. Right on their tails came polesitter Bobby Pelland III, who had initially engaged reigning champion Tom Scully, Jr. until the latter suddenly slowed in turn three of lap six and was caught by Darling, who had been running on his bumper. Scully came loose in turn four and spun to the infield. He pitted for repairs and returned for the restart.

Vanasse, who had been running third, now started on his teammate’s outside shoulder and they debated the lead over the next 27 laps, with Vanasse running the outside and Pelland in command of the low groove. Darling pursued them, constantly on their bumpers as they hacksawed the lead with Radical Rick Martin constantly in his mirror.

But moving up from the middle of the pack were Fast Freddy Astle and Ryan Lineham. Lineham was at Martin’s back on lap seven, moving in from a seventh place start. Astle, who came from ninth, edged past Kenny Spencer and Kevin Casper into sixth place, behind Lineham. They debated the position for three laps, before Astle nosed under Lineham, who got squirrelly, which allowed Astle to charge ahead. At the same time, Vanasse vaulted past Pelland and Darling drove underneath to remain on Vanasse’s bumper.
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Lineham Victorious in Late Model Opener

Ryan Lineham’s season opener met with success after a long duel with Ray Parent that stretched from lap 7 to the finish line and saw Lineham finally take the lead coming out of turn four on lap 28. Parent had held the lead since the outset and Lineham had used every asset he possessed to take the lead.

Lineham had tapped Parent’s bumper in turn two of Lap 28 but Parent made the save. The circled through turn three and Lineham again rubbed his bumper in turn four, heading under the white flag. Parent’s rear moved to the centrifugal force and began to fishtail back and forth, allowing Lineham to go by on the outside. Parent recovered and was able to finish second while Austin Blais deprived Nick Uhrig of third and Uhrig took fourth with 2016 Champ Dylan Estrella on his coattails. Parent later suffered a disqualification after tech inspection, elevating Blais to second, Uhrig to third, Estrella to fourth and Charlie Rose to fifth.

A large field of 25 Late Models took to the oval for the opener and Parent held the pole. Jeramee Lillie was on the outside pole. The race was laced with numerous cautions from an opening lap yellow flag through a total of eight restarts. In the sporadic racing in between, competitors waged a spritely war for superiority.
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Serydynski Picks Up Sportsman Win After Lallier DQ

A pair of past Street Stock champions made the renamed division, now known as Sportsman, an intense duel for 25 laps, ably assisted by several competitors hungry for a win on opening day. Paul Lallier and Scott Serydynski battled it out lap after lap from sitting side-by-side on the front row at the start to finishing 1-2 at the end. The victory went to Lallier, but Serydynski flashed across the stripe on his tail, perhaps setting up a recurring scenario for the 2017 season. Rob Murphy battled up from sixth into third and 2016 title holder Scott Bruneau, despite suffering body damage to the car, pulled in at fourth place. Kid Chaos (Corey Fanning) brawled in for fifth.

Owing to the green track, practically unused since September, and the fact that test and tune sessions were rained out two out of the three scheduled events, the race was fraught with cautions, eight in all. The longest sustained runs were eight laps, two of them between laps 4 and 12 and from lap 17 to the finish. Through it all, Lallier and Serydynski were in their own, private dogfight, with occasional intrusions from Murphy and Tom “The Bomb” Adams.

As polesitter Lallier nosed ahead of outside pole Serydynski, Ed Flanagan got crossed up in turn two and swerved up into the middle of the pack, catching Danny Cabral and Sparky Arsenault. On the lap zero restart, Dick Benoit got sideways and Ryan Flood wound up driving across Cabral’s nose, retiring both cars at the outset with Cabral stopping just inches short of the turn four wall.

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Belcher Takes Sport Trucks Opener

Chase Belcher came away from opening day with a big win on his hands making the victory even sweeter with the knowledge that he’d won over 2016 champ Mike Cavallaro, who had edged him for the championship. Belcher started on the pole, but had to contend with some hard-chargers at the outset, including Josh Hedges, who had opened the season by winning his heat. Barry Shaw also took a hard run, and led the first five circuits before Belcher could reassert himself. Chase took the lead on lap six and was never headed after that.

Cavallaro, who had started seventh, passed Shaw into second on lap seven and spent the rest of the race making Belcher’s life miserable, along with Mike Duarte, who forged into second on laps 13 and 14. If misery it was, Belcher seemed to be romping home in the face of adversity. Cavallaro came home second, a second off the pace, followed by Duarte. David Lougee fought back from an early-race spin which sent him to the rear to finish fourth, just ahead of Ed Perry, who had suffered the same fate.

Shaw surged past Belcher into the lead at the outset and Hedges came around him. Belcher held him off and it was Shaw-Belcher-Hedges. Belcher began looking under Shaw, but it too until lap 5 for him to push his nose in. Shaw and Belcher went wheel-to-wheel and then Belcher grabbed the lead crossing the stripe. Hedges began nosing under Shaw but spun going into turn three.
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Custom Car Show Cancelled for May 6th

Seekonk Speedway regrets to inform that the Custom Car Show has been canceled for Saturday, May 6th due to the weather. Our NASCAR race program is still on schedule for Sunday, May 7th.
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NBCSN to Broadcast Championship Stretch Runs

Showcase for NASCAR K&N Pro East and West and NASCAR Whelen Modified Titles

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 27, 2017) – NASCAR fans are watching Kyle Larson, Joey Logano and Chase Elliott battle in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series week in and week out, and NBCSN will again be the showcase of the next crop of drivers following in their path.

NBC and NASCAR announced today the remainder of the 2017 broadcast schedule, which will capture the championship races for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, as well as the newly unified NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

The next NBCSN broadcast will be Thursday, April 27, and will showcase Harrison Burton’s first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East win at Bristol Motor Speedway from this past Saturday. Burton is the son of former NASCAR driver and current NBC Sports analyst Jeff Burton, and is a member of the current NASCAR Next class.

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Brad Scott Memorial is U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship Qualifier in June

Seekonk, MA — When the first race of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown for Prostocks is contested June 17th, at Seekonk (MA) Speedway, the 75-lap race will provide the winner an automatic starting spot for the second annual U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship race, slated for July 12, paying a cool $10,000 to the winner of the 200-lap Summer Classic.

Race Promoter Gary Sagar has announced the fifth qualifying event on the schedule will remember Brad Scott, a long-time Seekonk race supporter and member of the Scott family of nearby Freetown, MA, who left their mark in racing at Seekonk and Thompson (CT) Speedways in the 1970’s and 80’s.

Cancer claimed Brad’s life 5-years ago. Two-time Seekonk Pro-Stock champion Lenny Ellis played a part in helping create the memorial race and continue the legacy of his long-time friend.
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Seekonk Set for 72nd Season Opening Day May 7

SEEKONK, Mass. — After a long offseason filled with preparation, Seekonk Speedway is set to open their 72nd season of racing on Sunday, May 7. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Pro Stocks, Late Models, Sportsman and Sports Trucks classes will compete in qualifying and feature racing to start the action-packed 2017 schedule. Although the season is a long one, many drivers will be hoping to start the season with a solid run to collect crucial points.

In the Pro Stocks, Tom Scully Jr. will look to begin his quest at a second straight division championship, but it won’t be an easy task. Last year, Scully captured multiple victories in route to the title and likely will need to do the same thing to capture another. Some of his top challengers include former champions David Darling and Fred Astle, who both look to return to the top of the division this year. Names like Rick Martin, Ryan Lineham, Mike Brightman, Angelo Belsito, Kyle and Kevin Casper and many others are also prepared to challenge for wins.

In the Everett’s Auto Parts Late Models, two-time division champion Dylan Estrella leads the list of favorites coming into the season. Estrella has dominated the division that last few years, winning a handful of times and being a master of consistency in route to the two straight titles. He will return behind the wheel of his Everett’s Auto Parts No. 46, but he has some young talent hoping to hunt him down. Former Nick’s Pit Stop Legends competitor Ryan Kuhn will make a Rookie of the Year run this season and is expected to challenge Estrella for the title come October. Ray Parent, who is a former Late Model winner at Seekonk, is also planning a full-time schedule in the Anytime Realty No. 98. Other names ready to contend include Jake Johnson, Vinny Arrenegado, and former champion Gerry DeGasparre Jr.
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Seekonk Speedway Practice Schedule

Saturday, April 22 – Open Practice for all divisions except for SYRA & Bandoleros. Pits Open at 9 am and pit admission is $20. Rookie practice begins at 11 am and all divisions run 12-5.

Saturday, May 6th – Open Practice for all divisions except for SYRA & Bandoleros. Pits Open at 9 am and pit admission is $20. Rookie practice begins at 11 am and all divisions run 12-5.

Friday, May 12th – Minicups & Bandoleros ONLY. Pits open at 3 pm, Practice from 4 till 7 pm. $20 pit admission.

Wednesday, May 24 – Fast Friday Practice – Pits open at 3 pm, practice runs from 4-7 pm. $20 pit admission.

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Chiavettone Still Rolling Strong at 81

(Apr 5, 2017) SEEKONK, Mass. — Sitting just over a mile from Seekonk Speedway, 81-year-old Nat Chiavettone turns plenty of wrenches on a daily basis. He isn’t working on a chassis setup on a race car, but instead he is turning wrenches on preparing engines that many teams will count on to get them into victory lane at Seekonk Speedway for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series season at the third-mile oval.

Since he was 14 years old, Nat has been turning wrenches on engines of all different kinds. Some have been for oval track racing or drag racing, while others have been for custom cars or anything else that someone brought to the table in front of him.

“I just started working on motors because I was working on the farm when I was a kid,” Nat said. “You had to fix farm equipment so I just did it. It was the thing to do back then.”
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2017 Seekonk Pro Stock Season Preview

Coming into the 2017 Pro Stock season, Tom Scully Jr. is at the top of the list when it comes to championship favorites. Last year, Scully finally was able to capture his first title in a consistent season while he captured some victories along the way. The plans for the West Warwick, R.I. driver are fairly simple — he wants to collect back-to-back crowns in Seekonk’s toughest class. However, it’s not going to be an easy task for the veteran.
With a field of fellow veterans breathing down his neck, Scully will have to be on top of his game for the entire season if he wants to duplicate last year. The list of challengers for him begins with Angelo Belsito, the 2015 division champion that came onto the scene in April of 2014. Since then, Belsito has captured more than a handful of wins and has been the car to beat many Saturday nights at the track. From Auburn, Mass., Belsito, and Scully have been the drivers that have dueled it out for the title the last two years. In 2015, it was Belsito holding him off on the final night of the season. Last year, it was Scully clinching the crown while pulling away from Belsito in the final few weeks.

Hot on their tail, six-time Pro Stock champion Fred Astle is returning to action with Everett’s Auto Parts in his No. 30. Astle, who went to victory lane a few times in 2016, has been one of the top contenders in the division for a few decades. Despite not winning the Track Title in 2016, Astle won the NASCAR State Title narrowing outpacing Scully Jr. His partnership with Everett’s Auto Parts has helped him keep his career alive and he has not lost a step to the young guns the division has to offer. Winning is a must for Astle.

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2017 Everett’s Auto Parts Late Model Season Preview

Entering the 2017 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Everett’s Auto Parts Late Model season at Seekonk, everyone is trying to figure out the way they will beat two-time champion, Dylan Estrella. The North Attleboro, Mass. driver has captured the last two crowns in the division in convincing fashion. In 2015, Estrella did it while driving for Bill Bernard. In 2016, Estrella teamed up with Everett’s Auto Parts while driving for Bernard and picked up right where he left off, winning more times than you can count on one hand.

It’s going to be a difficult task for anyone that wants to take Estrella off the top, but there are a list of challengers that are going to give it their best shot.

Young driver Austin Blais had a successful season last year, finishing inside the top five in the championship standings. Blais captured a few victories in his No. 16 and showed once again that he is on the climb at the Action Track of the East. The former Street Stock winner has come into his own behind the wheel of his No. 16 and will have a brand new paint scheme on board going into this season.

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