Seekonk Speedway has a full card of racing scheduled this Saturday, July 1, as Fast Friday takes the week off and the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series divisions take center stage. Headlined by the $2,000 to win American Racer Pro Stock 75, the night also includes the second round of Everett’s Triple Crown Series action for the Helger’s South Coast Power Sportsman, the Chaz Auto Body Sport Trucks and Late Models.
The Pro Stocks returned to competition for the first time in almost a month on June 24, competing in round one of the Everett’s Triple Crown. David Darling returned to his dominant ways, jumping out front just before halfway and never looking back. Even though he’s running part-time, he’s the favorite again this week as he returns for the $2,000 to win American Racer 75 showdown. Colbey Fournier and Bobby Pelland III joined him on the podium last week — two drivers that have shown early in the season their packages are improved from 2022. Both are expected to win this season. Mike Brightman and Dylan Estrella already have wins, joining Darling, while names like Rick Martin, Tommy Adams, Tom Scully Jr and others would love to get their first of the season in the special event.
American Racer is the tire supplier for Seekonk’s Pro Stocks and Late Models. They have worked tremendously with the track through tire shortages, the COVID pandemic and many other challenges the last few seasons. They are proud to present this special $2,000 to win race with $1,500 on the line for second and $1,100 for third and a full purse throughout the field.
“We’re always excited for this race and appreciate Seekonk Speedway for all of their efforts and having this event on the schedule again this year,” Bill Galloway of American Racer Tires, said. “The Pro Stock division at Seekonk is one of the most competitive in all of New England when it comes to the top divisions. We are looking forward to watching them battle for some extra cash in their extra-distance American Racer 75 race.”
On top of the Pro Stocks, the Sportsman also take center stage with their 35-lap feature in the Triple Crown Series. Back in round one, Steve Axon and Chad Baxter battled side-by-side for many laps to the finish, with Axon inching him out for the win. The division is also coming off one of the most exciting races in the last decade this past weekend, with a four-wide battle on the final lap that saw Colby Lambert come out on top. Jimmy “Pepe” Silvia was back at the top of the division for the first time in many years and names like Adam Pettey, Baxter, Axon and more will be looking to score this Saturday night. Don’t miss the main event for one of the most exciting divisions in all of New England.
The Late Models are all chasing Luke LeBrun through the last two races, as the driver of the No. 27 has won them both. Jacob “Rowdy” Burns and Chase Belcher were on the podium with him last week. Early in the season, LeBrun leads defending champion Mark Jenison by five points, Burns by 12 and Belcher by 16. Vinnie Arrenegado, Corey Fanning, Charlie Rose and others will be back this week for another run.
After a photo finish last week, Brittany Campbell picked up her second win of the season in the Chaz Auto Body Sport Trucks, holding off Mike Duarte in a wild dash to the line. As the championship points continue to update heading for the Sunoco Drive For The Cup, Duarte now leads Campbell by seven points at the top. Duarte, a former champion, has top-five finishes in all events so far this season. This Saturday, the division returns for 25 laps. Look for these two drivers and Rick Martin, Darryl Church, Jake Vanada, Amy Arsenault, Tom Scully III, Bobby Tripp and others in their main event.
Fans should begin watching the point standings entering July. With the end of August right around the corner, when the field will be set for the Sunoco Drive For The Cup in each division, the battle to make the top eight will continue to spice up around the cutoff point.
Tickets for NASCAR Saturday racing at Seekonk Speedway this weekend and for all track events for 2023 are available today at SeekonkSpeedway.com. Fans are encouraged to purchase in advance to skip the lines on race day and also save a few bucks on their ticket pricing.
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