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Purse Announced for TTOMS Event at Seekonk

Preregistration Deadline Fast Approaching

Seekonk, Mass. (March 27, 2017): The Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) and Seekonk Speedway announced jointly the purse for the 14th annual Open Wheel Wednesday scheduled for Wednesday, June 28. The event has become synonymous with the big names in racing as a direct result of the $10,000 payday for the winner.

“Seekonk Speedway is excited to continue its Open Wheel Wednesday $10,000 payday with the Tri-Track Series,” said Ed St. Germain, Director of Business Development for the Speedway. “Our fans love that the big payday brings in top-tier talent and that it has them racing full tilt every lap.”

While the event pays big to the winner, podium finishers collect $3,500 and $2,500 respectively.

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2017 Sportsman Season Preview

The 2017 season will begin a new era at Seekonk Speedway for one Saturday night division. The Street Stocks have been re-named to “Sportsman,” which will surely take a little bit for everyone to remember. However, there is no fear. The racing on the track will still be top notch and the class will be one of the most exciting divisions to watch for any fan in New England.

At the top of the challengers is defending champion Scott Bruneau, who will return behind the wheel of his No. 74 Paquin Insurance Agency, State Line Tree Works, Phil’s Propane machine. Bruneau was at the top of the pack for the 2016 season, visiting victory lane a few times and coming home with consistent finishes week in and week out. Bruneau has been running the division for years and has the crucial experience it takes to be in the right place at the right time, which means a lot in this division. Expect him to be at the front of the pack right from the start of the season and he will be the one to beat for the title.

Bruneau’s list of challengers will begin with Paul Lallier and Scott Serydynski Sr., who will both be contending for wins on a weekly basis. Lallier struggled at times last season, but the former title holder is still one of the top cars on a weekly basis. Serydynski, who is the all-time wins leader in the class, struggled with some bad luck last year but clicked off some of the fastest lap times that the class has seen in recent history. Both drivers know how to get the job done. The contingent of drivers that follows them is one of the toughest in the history of the division. Corey Fanning — who visited victory lane in 2016 — came on strong as one of the fastest cars on a weekly basis. Tommy Adams came into his own with a breakout year last season, visiting victory lane multiple times and showing that he is going to be a contender for the long-run in this division.

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Hinckley Teams with Barry for MTS Races

Les Hinckley, III will be driving for Spearpoint Racing for the inaugural  Exit Realty Modified Touring Series (MTS) season. Hall of Famer car owner Art Barry called to ask about Hinckley’s plans. The opportunity came through a voicemail from Barry Thursday and the deal came together during the follow-up call.

“The guy’s absolutely a legend in racing,” Hinckley said. “The racing community and racing in general has been lucky to have a man like that to have him for as long as we have because he just lives and dies for racing.  … For him to call me and ask me to drive his racecar and to be excited about it the way he is is just its humbling. The list of names that have been in his car for me to be one of ’em it really puts me in check. This is bigger than me and I can’t thank Art enough for thinking highly enough about me to be worthy to drive his race car.”

Barry wants to win one more race before he retires. Barry competed last season on the Northeast Race Cars & Parts Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) with Justin Bonsignore.

“I think he’s really good,” Barry said. “He’s a gentleman. He talks to you and he’s very, very good about reasoning things out, working together, and he’s really good on equipment that’s for sure. I’m kind of looking forward to it.”

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Nascar America Launches My Home Track: 50 States in 50 Shows

Series Celebrates Local Race Tracks in Every U.S. State

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 20, 2017 — NASCAR America, NBCSN’s daily motorsports show, is launching a new series My Home Track: 50 States in 50 Shows to highlight and celebrate local race tracks and racing associations in all 50 states across the country.

As part of My Home Track: 50 States in 50 Shows, NASCAR America will cross the country alphabetically from Alabama to Wyoming and showcase an individual track each day. Featuring speedways including Central Arizona Speedway(Casa Grande, AZ), Diamond Park Speedway (Nashville, AR), Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, KY), Magic Valley Speedway (Twin Falls, ID), Dixie Speedway (Birch Run, MI) and Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, MS), My Home Track: 50 States in 50 Shows will shine a spotlight on the heart and soul of the racing community and what the nation’s fascination with speed and stock car racing is built upon.

My Home Track: 50 States in 50 Shows debuts tomorrow, Tuesday, Mar. 21, on NASCAR America at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with South Alabama Speedway in Kinston, Ala. The series will be featured each day on NASCAR America during the next 50 episodes.

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2017 Seekonk Sport Truck – Season Preview

Seekonk Sport Trucks

The 2016 Seekonk Sports Trucks season was one of the closest and most intense championship battles that the division has seen in years. Mike Cavallaro’s experience behind the wheel and Chase Belcher’s tenacity and never-give-up attitude put fans through a thrilling final few weeks of the season that eventually saw Cavallaro come out with the victory. Going into the 2017 season, it’s going to be tough to beat both of these drivers and they seem to be the two that drivers will need to beat on a weekly basis.
 
Cavallaro, who has more titles than you can count on one hand, had struggled to find speed for the past few seasons and even struggled early on in 2016. However, when it mattered most, Cavallaro got the setup correct and dominated over the final stretch of the season to capture the title. He will be the one at the top of the pack when the division opens the season in May. Belcher, who came up just short of his second title, is coming back looking to redeem himself. As a competitor for Everett’s Auto Parts, Belcher’s No. 81 truck will be in the front on a weekly basis — you can count on that.
 
Behind these two drivers come a list of drivers that will be looking to take them off the top. Mike Duarte will enter for another season with his No. 50 and he has been getting a little bit better each year. Duarte has scored a few wins in the last two seasons and has proved that he can run consistently towards the front of the pack. Will he be able to breakthrough and become a true title contender?

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Seekonk Speedway Announces Bonus Filled Late Model Schedule

Triple Crown and Power 5 Races Highlight Schedule

SEEKONK — March 17, 2017 — This year’s Late Model schedule is full of extra money races that is sure to pack the field in the growing division all season long. Dylan Estrella looks for a third straight championship but will be challenged by the like of Austin Blais, Gerry Degasparre, Nick Johnson and the returning Brandon Dion well as a host of up an coming talented drivers like Dan Johnson, Jake Johnson, Ryan Kuhn, Mike Toner Jr and Joey Parker.

“The Late Model division is going to be a great battle all year long,” said David Alburn, Competition Director “The competition for rookie of the year is going to be a lot of fun to watch.”

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Hirschman Looks to Continue Myrtle Beach Success

Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA discounts his experience at Myrtle Beach (SC) Speedway ahead of Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour opener. He cited teams that privately tested or competed in a 50-lap Modified race last month, where he finished third. Hirschman has three consecutive podiums at Myrtle Beach.

“It’s not gonna be totally foreign to them,” Hirschman said. “But it’s a unique place and having raced there now a few times over the last year and a half certainly helps and we have won a race there which is always a boost of confidence.”

The tire wear at the half-mile oval is well known. Last month’s Modified race demonstrated conservation’s role with part of the field dropping back to preserve tires.

“There are abrasive tracks and then there’s Myrtle Beach. It’s hard to explain but it’s definitely the extreme on that end. It’s really unlike any other track I’ve run at.”

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2017 Garage Pass – Dylan Estrella

Mar 7, 2017 — This week for garage pass I drove out to meet up with Dylan Estrella and his dad, Barry, at their garage in Berkley, MA. Dylan has been going to the shop where his Everett’s Auto Parts Late Model is now garaged since a very young age and surprisingly he wasn’t always into racing. Being one of the most well-known names of the new generation at Seekonk Speedway you would think that racing has always been his number one goal. After a while it grew on him and he has become a force to be reckoned with; numerous wins in numerous divisions and championships to match, Dylan and his entire crew (and family!) are looking forward to showing everyone in 2017 that they are not backing down and are hungrier than ever for another championship.

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Guaranteed Starter Races Added to U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship Event

Seekonk, Mass. – New England Race Promoter Gary Sagar of Kraze Korlacki Speed Equipment has announced, the addition of two more race venues that will host guaranteed starter races for this summer’s U.S. Pro Stock/Super Late Model National Championship Race, at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA.

The 2nd annual 200-lap race, on Wednesday, July 12, will pay $10,000 to the winner.

Two popular race facilities in the State of New Hampshire are next on a list to host qualifiers. Red and Judy MacDonald’s Lee USA Speedway, in Lee, will give race teams early on, a chance to lock-in a starting position

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Garage Pass 2017 – Bruneau Motorsports

I didn’t have to go very far for this week’s garage pass; a driver from Tiverton, RI and your 2016 Street Stock Champion, Scott Bruneau. I grew up pretty much right down the street from the Bruneau’s garage and as a kid I remember it not being a garage at all, but more of a “tent city”; they have come a long way from back then and I was excited to be able to interview a driver from my hometown. Though Scott is a man of very few words, between himself and his crew chief Kyle Bowers I got to know how they operate and stay competitive from week to week.

How did you get your start in racing?
Scott: I started coming to the track as a kid in the 80s when my dad was racing and I have been here ever since.

What division do you currently compete in and how would you describe your 2016 season?
Scott is currently in the Sportsman (formerly Street Stock) division and will be back behind the wheel of his #74 this season.
Scott: Last season was real good and real fun. It was very successful and we had a great time being so competitive.

Is there anything new to the car for 2017?
Scott paused for a bit and really couldn’t think of anything other than the body they are still waiting to get for this season.
Kyle: Really the only thing we did do to the car for this season was a new inspection plug on the oil pan because we had to replace it. Other than that the car was so good that we had no reason to change anything else.

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Racing Junk.com Back on Board as Official Classifieds of Seekonk Speedway for 2017

RacingJunk.Com Continues Partnership with Seekonk Speedway

North Adams, MA – RacingJunk.com, the world’s largest online motorsports marketplace, is glad to continue its partnership with Seekonk Speedway. This partnership will help spread the word about Seekonk Speedway’s events while providing the speedway’s competitors and fans with RacingJunk.com’s services.

RacingJunk.com is a subsidiary of MotorHeadMedia.com. It has over 850,000 registered members and connects to more than two million buyers and sellers every month, generating 30 million+ page views.

Seekonk Speedway is a 1/3 mile paved oval speedway which opened May 1, 1946. The track features eight divisions of racing weekly on Friday and Saturday nights. NASCAR takes the stage every Saturday with Pro Stock, Sportsman, Late Model and Sport Truck racing while Fast Fridays feature Pure Stock, Legends, Sport Four and Bandoleros. The Speedway is also famous for its Sunday Thrill Shows, held five times a year, which feature enduros, figure eights and spectator drags along with many other exciting events and big races.

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Seekonk Speedway Announces New Race Directors for Friday & Saturday Night Programs

Ron Manfredo will take over as Race Director for Saturday Night Race programs and Tim Bolduc will assume the Race Director position for Fast Fridays at the historic 1/3 mile track.

SEEKONK, MA; Feb 1, 2017 — Seekonk Speedway is excited to announce the appointment of Ron Manfredo to the position of Race Director for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing on Saturday nights at Seekonk. Tim Bolduc will take over Friday Night Racing and be charged with all racing decisions and rule enforcements for Fast Friday Seekonk Speedway Divisions. The tandem will replace Cory Boudreau who is stepping down from the Seekonk Race Director position for personal reasons.

Ron Manfredo has been involved in auto racing for over five decades in almost every level at Seekonk Speedway. Over time Manfredo has held positions as Pit Steward, Chief Starter, and Race Director. In 2014 Ron was inducted into the Seekonk Speedway Wall of Fame for his contributions to the sport of Stock Car racing. Ron has long been a part of installing a culture at Seekonk of integrity, respect, and passion for racing.

” I’m very excited to get back to the job of race director. I’m looking forward to bringing a better relationship between the racer and the track. I have a few new ideas that I think will work in both directions and look forward to implementing them. I will also be available to the racers at the track office 3 days during the week with Monday being the most important to help resolve any issues the racers may have had the previous week” stated Mr. Manfredo when asked about his new position. Competition Director David Alburn noted that “Ron brings with him a solid reputation and vast amount of knowledge, we look forward to seeing him in race control.”

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New England Auto Racing Hall of Famer Leo Cleary Passes

Word arrived from Florida today that 1999 New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame inductee Leo Cleary has passed away at age-88.

Upon hearing of the news, award-winning Hall of Fame auto racing journalist Pete Zanardi stated the following; “Leo, from Massachusetts, was truly one of New England’s short track pioneers with a career stretching all the way back to the days of early tracks such as Dracut, Groveland, Topsfield, West Peabody, Medford Bowl, Norwood Arena, and Westboro. He raced and won all over the region, and was always in high-demand with the best teams. His era included some of the greatest names in the history of modified racing.”

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. The entire NEAR family extends its sincere condolences to Leo’s family & many friends.

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Seekonk Mourns the Loss of Legendary Driver Leo Cleary

SEEKONK, Mass. — The entire New England racing community lost another icon on Tuesday morning. Leo “The Lion” Cleary, who is a New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame member and a Seekonk Speedway Wall of Fame member, passed away at the age of 88.

In his over 40 years time in racing, Cleary won multiple races and championships at various different tracks in New England. He started his career at Seekonk in 1955 and it continued all the way through the late 1980s, when he won his final championships at the third-mile oval.

Cleary scored the Pro Stock championship in 1986, then was able to capture the title in the Mini Modifieds division a year later in 1987. Not only was Cleary was a four-time champion (also won a title in 1972 & 1979) at Seekonk, but he won a total of 14 championships in his racing career in New England, according to the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame website.

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Tri-Track Modified Series Opens 2017 Preregistration for Point Fund & Bonus Eligibility

Seekonk, Ma. (January 27, 2017): The Northeast Race Cars & Parts Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) has officially opened preregistration for the 2017 season. Race teams looking to compete in the four-race schedule with eligibility for the lucrative point fund and bonus plan must register by April 1, 2017.

TTOMS will host four races including events at Seekonk and Star Speedways and two events at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl with an excess of $30,000 in point fund money up for grabs. The cumulative point fund at the end of the year will be distributed among the top 25 in owners’ points.

“Jim (Schaefer) and Dick (Williams) have worked hard on this series since its inception to build a strong foundation and that includes the point fund,” said managing partner Wayne Darling. “This is a healthy payout for a four-race schedule. And, believe me, Jim is still working hard to build that up.”

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Guaranteed Starter Races Added to U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship Qualifier Schedule

Seekonk, Mass. – New England Race Promoter Gary Sagar of Kraze Korlacki Speed Equipment has announced, the addition of two more race venues hosting guaranteed starter races for this summers U.S. Pro Stock/Super Late Model National Championship Race, at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA.
The 2nd annual 200-lap race, on Wednesday, July 12, will pay $10,000 to the winner.

Two popular race facilities in the State of New Hampshire are next on a list to host qualifiers. Red and Judy MacDonald’s Lee USA Speedway, in Lee, will give race teams early on, a chance to lock-in a starting position.

Track Manager Joe Bassett welcomes the opportunity making the April 30th date with the Granite State Pro Stocks in town, the first guaranteed starter opportunity.

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Jonathan McKennedy Awarded “Premier Touring Series Driver of the Year” at Northeast Motorsports Expo

Augusta, Maine – At this past weekend’s 29th Annual Northeast Motorsports Expo, open wheel Modified standout Jonathan McKennedy was awarded the “Premier Touring Series Driver of the Year”.

Sponsored by Mainely Motorsports Television, (MainelymotorsportsTV.com) and its popular Host Steve Perry, the honor is a tell-tale of top-Series driver results from the past season.

Host Steve Perry explained, “The Premier Touring Series Driver of the Year” is a comparison of best season to best season of all our top New England drivers from ACT, MRS, NASCAR, and PASS competition.

“During the 2016 season,” continued Perry, “this driver stood out above all the rest.

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2nd Annual U.S. Pro-Stock / SLM National Championship Race July 12

Seekonk, MA — Rave reviews from fans, competitors, and supporting race facilities, has created off-season interest in the 2nd Annual U.S. Pro Stock/Super Late Model National Championship Race, Wednesday, July 12, at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA.

Race Promoter Gary Sagar, of Kraze Korlacki Speed Equipment, announced last August his intent to present the event again this summer after the inaugural race was deemed a big success. The purse that included $10,000 paid to the winner will again be posted with the winner of the 200-lap July race receiving $10,000 for his or her efforts.

Last year’s race was won by local standout Tom Scully who crossed the finish line first after the two lead cars made contact racing to the checkered flag. That finish and the positive response since then, prompted Sagar to bring back the race.

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Griffith has Busy PASS Slate

Derek Griffith of Hudson, NH will pursue a pair of Super Late Model championships in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) this season.  Griffith will return for his sophomore PASS North season and the complete PASS National schedule.

“I’d love to win some races, redeem myself in the Oxford 250,” Griffith said.

Griffith will be making his first visit to Canadian and southern tracks Autodrome Montmagny, Dillon, Hickory, Orange County, and Speedway 660.

“We seem to excel at tracks we have not been too. I love running at new tracks! Super excited to run over the border and down south!”

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First Annual New England Short Track Showdown at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Headlines 11-Race Schedule for Granite State Pro Stock Series in 2017

WALPOLE, N.H. — The Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) announced an exciting 11-race schedule for the 2017 season on Saturday. The schedule includes events in four different states across a total of 10 different race tracks, giving plenty of variety for both drivers and fans.

Headlining the schedule will be the first annual New England Short Track Showdown at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July.

The season will begin with a stop at Lee USA Speedway on Sunday, April 30, a three-eighths mile flat track in Lee, N.H. In 2016, championship runner-up D.J. Shaw scored the victory at Lee, holding off Derek Griffith and Bryan Kruzcek in the final stages to take the checkered flag.

The GSPSS will attempt the inaugural event at the quarter-mile Riverhead Raceway for a second time in 2017, this time on Saturday night May 20. In 2016, drivers practiced for the event but rain forced the cancellation and there was no reschedule date.

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Seekonk Speedway Announces Full 2017 Events Schedule

SEEKONK, Mass. — Seekonk Speedway announced the full schedule of events for the 2017 season on Wednesday. Although some of the major dates were announced a few weeks ago, fans will now be able to see what is planned for each and every week during the summer of 2017 at the ‘Action Track of the East.’

Two test and tune rounds for drivers will take place on April 22 and May 6, so drivers can prepare their rides for intense racing action. Then, on Sunday, May 7, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series begins with the Pro Stocks, Everett’s Auto Parts Late Models, Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Sportsman and Sport Trucks divisions with regular distance main events.

Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment has come on board to sponsor the Sportsman division, which was formerly known as the Street Stocks at Seekonk Speedway.

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NEMA Tentative 2017 Schedule of Events

April 2017
1st Thompson – Icebreaker – Lites only

May 2017
6th Waterford – Lites only
7th Waterford – NEMA Midgets only
20th Wiscasset

June 2017
3rd Riverhead – Alan Cantor Memorial
14th Thompson – Lites
17th Star
28th Seekonk – Boston Louie Memorial
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Tri-Track Open Modified Series Releases 2017 Schedule

Seekonk, Ma. (December 13, 2016): The Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) announced today the 2017 schedule of events. The now traditional four-race schedule is a combination of mid-week and weekend shows that kicks-off at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, Ma. followed by a stop at Star Speedway in Epping, N.H. and culminates with a pair of races at the New London Waterford Speedbowl in Connecticut.

“The schedule was a strong one to begin with,” said Wayne Darling, managing partner. “The goal simply was to ccontinue doing what works. The partnerships that we enjoy with these three race track is, in large part, why this format has been successful in the past.”

The TTOMS season will commence on June 28 at Seekonk Speedway with the running of Open Wheel Wednesday. This popular event has attracted the biggest names in racing including the newly crowned NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby, who was last year’s winner of the event. It was his third Open Wheel Wednesday victory.
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NASCAR Announces 2017 Schedule for Unified Whelen Modified Tour

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 6, 2016) – From South Carolina to Connecticut, the 2017 schedule announced today for the unified NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will test the best Modified drivers over 17 points races and two special events at some of East Coast’s most historic venues.

The new era will kick off on Saturday, March 18, with the season opener at Myrtle Beach Speedway. South Carolina’s semi-banked half-mile oval held its first NASCAR event in 1958. The champion will be crowned at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, as the .625-mile hosts the 55th Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing on Sunday, Oct. 15.

The schedule includes 17 championship points races across seven states, including companion events with NASCAR’s national series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July and September, and Bristol Motor Speedway in August. The summer weekend at New Hampshire will also be highlighted by the invitational, non-points All-Star Shootout, and the fall will feature a non-points special event on the quarter-mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Seekonk Speedway Releases Dates for 2017 Season

Seekonk Speedway is excited to announce the dates for its 72nd season of racing. We will be releasing the full schedule including all of our Phils Propane Triple Crown features plus several other bonus races in early December. The full schedule will also include our favorite fan attractions such as the Propane Plus Auto Graph series, On Track Pit Parties, Fans on Parade and much much more! We hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and we look forward to getting our full schedule released in early December!

http://seekonkspeedway.com/2017-schedules/
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2017 ACT Late Model Tour Schedule Announced

2017 ACT LATE MODEL TOUR
Event Day Date Track Location Laps
1 Sa/Sn April 8/9 Lee USA Lee, NH 150
2 Sa/Sn April 29/30 Thunder Road Barre, VT 150
3 Sunday, May 7 Devil’s Bowl West Haven, VT 100
4 Saturday, June 17 White Mountain N. Woodstock, NH 150
5 Saturday, July 15 Seekonk Seekonk, MA 100
6 Saturday, August 5 Beech Ridge Scarborough, ME 100
7 Saturday, August 19 White Mountain N. Woodstock, NH 100
8 Sunday, September 3 Thunder Road Barre, VT 200
9 Sunday, September 10 Devil’s Bowl – VT 200 weekend West Haven, VT TBA
10 Saturday, October 14 Thompson Thompson, CT 75

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Jake Matheson Racing Supports Military Families with Donation to Operation Homefront

New England Racer Donates to Support Military Families

checkpresHillsboro, NH– Jake Matheson Racing, LLC was pleased to present a donation to Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to military families and wounded warriors.

“Our team was honored to support military families this season”, Matheson stated. “We are happy to have met our goal to raise at least for $1,000 for Operation Homefront. We achieved this through promotion on multiple social media platforms, offering team gear for contributions to Operation Homefront through our website, and by donating a portion of our winnings.”

Our team encourages all our fans to go to www.jakemathesonracing.com to learn more about the important work Operation Homefront does on behalf of our military families.

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Goodie Motorsports Hires Pitkat

Woody Pitkat will return to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour full-time in 2017 driving for Goodie Motorsports. The team runs a Robert Yates spec engine and SPAFCO Chassis.

“Jeffrey (Goodale) called me asked what my plans for next year,” Pitkat said. “(He) said he couldn’t commit 100 percent next year so was wondering if I was interested in driving the car full season for him.”

The Stafford Springs, CT native ran a partial schedule fo Kevin Stuart this year with 1 top five and 7 top 10s in 13 starts.

“(It) means a lot, tough to find full-time tour team these days so to get a great opportunity like this to give a great team an opportunity to win races and hopefully contend for a championship one year. It’s just an honor and I’m so grateful to Jeff and the Goodies team picked me to drive for them.”

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Granite State Pro Stocks Set for Inaugural Seekonk Speedway 100 in 2017

WALPOLE, N.H. — Even though the 2016 Granite State Pro Stock Series season finished just a few weeks ago at New London-Waterford Speedbowl, the GSPSS is already looking ahead to the 2017 campaign.

And with that, the series is proud to announce the first scheduled race for next season at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, Mass. The inaugural Seekonk 100 will take place on Saturday night June 24, 2017.

“We are extremely happy to be able to work with Seekonk Speedway to bring the GSPSS there for the 2017 season,” GSPSS president Mike Parks said. “Seekonk is the home of weekly Super Late Model racing in Southern New England. By adding the GSPSS to the schedule, it has the making of a super event. We have been talking to them for two years and we feel the timing is correct for 2017.”

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Eddie MacDonald Completes Successful Season at Seekonk Speedway

Eddie MacDonald’s second place Late Model finish in the DAV Fall Classic at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, Mass. on Saturday, Oct, 29 wrapped up a highly competitive campaign in the Freddie Peterson owned Chevy. Unfortunately, the veteran driver could not avoid a wreck on lap three of the 150 lap Pro Stock feature causing terminal radiator damage in the Dave Lemieux owned Chevy.

Eddie Mac started the 50 lap Late Model event in tenth place on the grid in the 23 car field to find the early going very difficult as both the inside and outside groove running side by side with the “Outlaw” saying, “There wasn’t any place to go for the first 25-30 laps because the cars on the outside just stalled. When I finally got by them, my car was pretty good on the outside and I was able to get by a lot of cars but unfortunately, the leader had a big lead. We needed one more caution and I think we would have had something for him but that didn’t happen.”

Eddie Mac drew the fourth starting position in the heat and met with the same stalled outside groove to finish fourth in the ten lap heat. The EXIT Realty/Hancock Electric Chevy started tenth in the DAV feature, so named to honor the 1946 speedway founder D. Anthony Venditti, then moved into the sixth spot by lap eight but again was forced to restart on the outside after the first of eight cautions. It was not until a caution on lap 41 that Eddie Mac was able to restart on the inside. The Rowley, Mass veteran quickly took over the third position then had to race the #7 hard for multiple laps before moving to second place on lap 46. With only four laps to go, Eddie Mac could only close the sizeable gap to the leader by a few car lengths. When the checkered flag waved Eddie Mac trailed the winner Ray Parent by 5 car lengths.

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