Seekonk Speedway announced today the full schedule of events for the 2022 season at the Massachusetts third-mile oval. The season includes 18 NASCAR Saturday events, 16 Fast Friday weekly series races, three Wednesday night specials, the return of Thrill Shows, Monster Trucks, and much more.
The action all begins on Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m., when Seekonk’s NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Pro Stocks, Late Models, Sportsman and Sport Trucks compete on opening day for the 76th season of competition. The Fast Friday season opens on Friday, May 27, with five divisions of action including Seekonk’s youth racing Bandolero action. From the first weekend in May through the end of October, the track will host more than 45 events to showcase short-track racing.
Tickets are already available for all events and can be purchased online by visiting SeekonkSpeedway.com.
The Fast Friday weekly series begins on Friday, May 27 and concludes on September 23, while the Saturday showdowns begin on May 1 and conclude on September 24. The Pro Stocks, Late Models, Sportsman and Sport Trucks will continue to headline Saturday action, while the Legends Cars, Pure Stocks, Sport 4’s and Bandolero divisions return on Fast Friday.
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Seekonk Seekonk will debut a playoff format for the 2022 racing season across both Fast Friday and NASCAR Saturday competition. As part of the new way to crown champions across all nine divisions, competitors will race in three weeks of playoff action in September, headlined by D. Anthony Venditti Fall Classic championship weekend on September 23-24, where champions will be crowned.
The driver who bests three of his toughest competitors in the results of the final race of the season will earn the right to be the Seekonk Speedway 2021 track and Drive For The Cup champion.
The new 2022 season mindset will be simple for everyone involved: Every lap matters. Every race matters. Every position matters.
“Debuting this playoff format is something we are excited about because it’s going to keep fans engaged on every single Friday and Saturday night throughout the season,” David Alburn, Competition Director at Seekonk Speedway, said. “The playoffs are going to create a new, fresh buzz around both the pit area and the grandstands and we won’t know who the champions are until right down to the final laps of the final race. Every race will truly matter in 2022. The Fastest Four weekend is going to be memorable."
Stay tuned for more info on this exciting format coming soon.
Outside of weekly racing, the Triple Crown Series returns, and new for 2022, will be sponsored by Everett’s Auto Parts. The three-race series for all nine of Seekonk’s divisions will take place throughout the season and will conclude as part of a two-day special event weekend on August 5 and 6, where all of the Triple Crown champions will be honored.
Seekonk will continue to use the “Chase” format where the final race of the Triple Crown will be a four-way battle to see who can beat the others and win the crown. Seekonk Speedway wishes to thank Phil’s Propane for their support of the Triple Crown Series for nearly a decade to make it what it is today and the track is happy to have Everett’s on board as the new sponsor of this special series. The Triple Crown Series will begin on NASCAR Saturday on May 7 and Fast Friday on June 3. From there, most every weekly night leading into the August finale will have at least one Triple Crown race each night.
"Roy Andrade and his team at Everett's Auto Parts continue to step up to give back to the racers of Seekonk Speedway," Ed St. Germain, Director of Business Development at Seekonk Speedway, said. "We're appreciative to him and his team for coming on board in a big way again in 2022. Our sponsor lineup at Seekonk Speedway includes the best businesses in the area and the best in short-track racing."
Headlining the special event category are three Wednesday races – including the return of the $10,000 to win Open Wheel Wednesday on June 29, the second annual $10,000 to win Bay State Summer Classic for the Pro All Series Series on July 27 and the return of the Boston Louie Classic on Wednesday, August 24.
The Open Wheel Wednesday spectacular will once again be headlined by the Tri Track Open Modified Series, and will also include the 350 SMAC Supermodifieds and the NEMA Lites. In July, the top Pro Stock drivers from Seekonk will compete against the top in the region for the big prize in the 150-lap event, while the PASS Modifieds and Legends Cars help to complete the card. In August, the newly formed New England Big-Block Super Modified Series, led by the team at PASS, will debut at Seekonk, joined by the special events for the NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites, honoring the late Boston Louie.
Thrill Show fans will once again be able to enjoy the spills of exciting action with seven total special events in 2022 – including two shows with the Monster Trucks. The Thrill Show season begins with a bang on Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 28, with Spectator Drags, Car and Truck Enduros, Figure 8 Races, a Power Puff Race and Crazy Train Race.
The action continues on Sunday, June 19, with the first of two Monster Truck Meltdown shows. Back with a second show due to their popularity in 2021, the Monster Trucks will also be back at Seekonk on Sunday, August 14 for a second show, which will include the second annual Spectator Drag Summer Showdown race, where drivers will race other in an actual race instead of just a short dash.
Additional Thrill Shows will take place around special dates during the season. On Saturday, July 2, the Independence Day Thrill Show is back with one of the top fireworks displays in the area, while on Saturday, July 30, action continues with the MidSummer Thrill Show. On Saturday, September 3, Seekonk celebrates Labor Day weekend with more fireworks, while the final Thrill Show of the year – the annual Pumpkin Smash – is set for October 8.
The Troy City Tactical Spectator Drag Series also returns for 10 events during the 2022 season.
Seekonk Speedway will end the season with the annual Haunted Hundred on Saturday, October 22. The stars of both the American-Canadian Tour and Tri Track Open Modified Series will crown their champions at the third-mile as part of this Saturday special.
Additional Notes & Special Events To Watch For:
April 30 – Classic Car Show & Swap Meet, Burnout Drags, NASCAR Practice Day
June 18 – Youth Sports Night – New England Auto Racers Antique Division
June 25 – Pro All Star Series (PASS) 150 + Late Models, Sportsman and Sport Trucks
July 9 – VIP Night, Senior Tour Auto Racers Antique Division
July 23 – Rhode Island Shriner Clowns Night; Kids Trike Races + NASCAR Divisions
August 5,6 – Everett’s Triple Crown Weekend Finale For All Divisions
August 13 – Fans on Parade, American Racer Pro Stock 75 lap race
August 20 – Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment night at the track
August 27 – Military Night, Providence Bruins Night
September 10 – Scout Night
September 23 – D. Anthony Venditti Friday Championship Night
September 24 – Ocean State Oil D. Anthony Venditti Saturday Championship Night
Seekonk Speedway will announce any additional information regarding the 2022 schedule in the coming months.
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Seekonk Speedway Saturday Night Awards Banquet
When : Saturday January 22, 2022 - 6 pm
Where : Whites of Westport ( 66 State Rd, Westport, MA 02790)
Who: The Stars of Seekonk Speedway NASCAR Racing
The bar will be open in the restaurant prior to the event. We start at 6 pm with opening remarks to follow and dinner starting around 6:30. Award ceremonies to follow dinner featuring Top 10’s in Sport Trucks, Sportsman, Late Models and Pro Stocks plus Rookie of the Year awards.
The town of Westport does have an indoor mask mandate if you are in common areas , you do not need a mask once seated.
Seekonk Speedway will celebrate champions from the 2021 season from both Fast Friday and NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Saturday this January. Two different banquets will be held to appropriately honor all of the champions, top-10 finishers and special award winners from all nine of Seekonk’s racing divisions. Rookie of the Year awards will also be handed out during these banquets for those divisions who are eligible.
The NASCAR Saturday banquet will take place on Saturday, January 22, with the Fast Friday banquet set for Saturday, January 29.
New for this year, the banquets will move away from the Venus De Milo in Swansea after their closure and will now take place at White’s of Westport, located at 66 State Road in Westport, Massachusetts. Dinner will be a traditional dinner buffet with a mix of different meats, a fish option, sides, and more.
On Saturday, January 22, NASCAR divisions will celebrate accomplishments with Dave Darling hoisting his eighth championship in the Pro Stocks. Vinnie Arrenegado will earn his accolades from his first Everett’s Auto Parts Late Model title, while Chad Baxter and his team will celebrate winning the Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Sportsman championship. Baxter’s NASCAR National Division III championship will also be recognized. And in the Chaz Auto Body Sport Trucks, Barry Shaw Jr. will officially collect his trophy after a dominant year en route to his first track title.
On Saturday, January 29, Fast Friday champions, top-10 points finishers and special award winners will be honored at White’s. Richie Helger Jr. will celebrate his first career championship in the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Outlaw division, joined by fellow rising star Darren Krantz Jr., the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Bandit champion. In the Nick’s Pit Stop Legends Cars, Luke LeBrun will be crowned the title holder after a dominant year with double-digit wins, while Mikey LeFort will celebrate another championship in the Everett’s Auto Parts Sport 4 division. For the second time in his career, Greg Perry will also be crowned the Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Pure Stock champion.
The full Seekonk Speedway 2022 schedule will be announced in the coming weeks. The track has already announced Fast Friday, NASCAR Saturday and special event race dates. For more information, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media.
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