SEEKONK, Mass. — For the fourth time in the first five Fast Friday races, Chase Silvia was holding the checkered flag in the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Outlaws on Friday night. Silvia rolled to the point in the second half of the race and had to hold off a tough group of challengers on the final restart, but was able to win the second round of the Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Series, a 15-lap race.
Silvia’s early-season roll driving for Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Racing has been impressive. Andrew Gomes also continued his strong start to the season in this one, finishing second, while Joey LeMay worked his way to the front and finished a strong third after leading many laps early. Adam Harrison rebounded from a mid-race problem to finish fourth, while Brent Robidoux finished the top-five.
Bradley Strickland finished sixth, followed by Mikey LeFort III, Bobby Bettencourt III, Abbie Badejo and Leo Rossi.
The Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Outlaws will return to the track on Friday, July 8, for a 15-lap feature. The Fast Friday divisions will be off on July 1. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media.
SEEKONK, Mass. -- Milania Shilosky is on fire in the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Bandits. For the second straight week, Shilosky rocketed to Victory Lane on Friday, June 24, picking up the win in the second round of the Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown. Shilosky rolled off in the middle of the pack — but quickly worked her way to the front — passing for the lead on lap seven — and staying out front for the remainder of the 15-lap event.
Shilosky was chased to the finish line by a duo of No. 11 cars — with Ryan Vanasse Jr. scoring another podium in second and Nick Uhrig finishing third, marking an impressive performance. Uhrig was in the hospital, missing the racing action just one week ago, but was able to rebound in a big way this week, on the podium.
Darren Krantz Jr. and Collin Vanasse finished the top-five. RJ Murphy finished sixth, after running inside the top-three for much of the race, his best performance of his career, followed by Sam Macedo, Bryson Robidoux, Parker Davis and Luka Dib.
The Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Bandits will return to the track on Friday, July 8, for a 15-lap feature. The Fast Friday divisions will be off on July 1. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media.
Doug Coby, Matt Hirschman & Ron Silk Part of Monaco Modified Tri-Track Entry List For Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk Speedway
SEEKONK, Mass. – With just one week left to go before the annual $10,000 to win Open Wheel Wednesday returns to Seekonk Speedway on June 29, the stars are lining up to compete for the big prize.
Six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion and three-time Open Wheel Wednesday winner Doug Coby, four-time event winner and current Monaco Modified Tri-Track points leader Matt Hirschman, and current Whelen Modified Tour points leader Ron Silk are just a few of the drivers planning to compete in the 100-lap event.
Over the 16-year history of the prestigious race, Hirschman and Coby have the most wins, combining to win nearly half of the races. Last year, Hirschman dominated the race, becoming the first driver to win it four times. Coby hasn’t won the race since 2016, but has been knocking on the door, and will look to tie Hirschman for the historic mark driving his own No. 10. Silk, who has been focusing on chasing his first Whelen Modified Tour championship with Haydt-Yannone Racing this year, will return to Seekonk behind the wheel for car owner Bob Horn. In 2019, Silk dominated the race with Horn and captured the $10,000 check.
Those three competitors may be among the favorites – but there are plenty of others on the list to watch heading into next Wednesday. So far in 2022, Hirschman won the Monaco Modified opener at Monadnock Speedway in April, and Chase Dowling followed it up by winning at Thunder Road Speedbowl on Memorial Day weekend. Dowling has been successful at Seekonk before – winning the Haunted Hundred last October, as the Connecticut, native has won three of the last five Tri-Track events, with Hirschman winning the other two.
Woody Pitkat has also entered Open Wheel Wednesday driving for Doug Dunleavy. The combination is coming off a victory at Stafford Motor Speedway in their Bud Light Open Modified 80 event on June 10, and heading to Seekonk, Pitkat should be near the front of the field.
Additional previous Open Wheel Wednesday winners scheduled to be in the field include Richard Savary, driving for Stephen Kopcik, Ronnie Williams, driving for Gary Casella, Kirk Alexander, driving for Norm Perry, Tommy Barrett and Chris Pasteryak. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour regular Kyle Bonsignore, local favorite Jake Johnson, Brian Robie, Sam Rameau, Matt Kimball, Matt Swanson, Dan Wesson, Les Hinckley and more are also expected to compete.
Seekonk’s Open Wheel Wednesday is a three-division program, headlined by the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series. The 350 SMAC Supermodifieds and NEMA Lites will also join a full card of racing for the mid-week event. Tickets are available in advance at SeekonkSpeedway.com., where fans can purchase them and skip the lines on race day. Pit passes are also available online in advance. All tickets will also be sold at the track.
For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media. For more information on the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series, visit MonacoModifieds.com and follow the series on Facebook for the latest updates, including from the track on race day.
PASS INVADES SEEKONK SATURDAY FOR CRUCIAL TEST AHEAD OF JULY'S BAY STATE CLASSIC
SEEKONK, Mass. -- Get ready for a Saturday night showdown at Seekonk Speedway.
For the first of two times in 2022, the Pro All Star Series (PASS) Pro Stocks will invade the third-mile this Saturday, June 25, with a 150-lap race, worth $3,500 to win. The race will pin Seekonk Speedway track regulars — who will have this week off — against the likes of former PASS champions and some of the best in touring series racing from around New England. The race will serve as a tune-up for the upcoming $10,000 to win Bay State Classic at Seekonk on Wednesday, July 27, which is also a PASS race.
On the PASS front, Eddie MacDonald leads the championship standings over DJ Shaw, Joey Pole and Ryan Kuhn through the opening portion of their season, and all four contenders are expected to compete Saturday. If past history says anything, all four of them could pick up the checkered flag. Many of them are former Seekonk winners, and Kuhn, a former track Late Model champion, certainly knows his way around the third-mile.
Kuhn is one of at least 10 former Seekonk Speedway champions entered to race Saturday. He’s joined by eight-time Pro Stock champion Dave Darling, who is the current Pro Stock points leader as part of NASCAR Saturday, chasing a record ninth title in 2022. Darling leads Mike Brightman by three points in his quest for the Seekonk title, but will look to fend-off the best of PASS this weekend. Former two-time track Late Model champion Dylan Estrella will also make his first appearance of the season in the field, driving the Everett’s Auto Parts No. 46. Estrella has been touring this season and the hometown experience may help him get to the front of the field at his home track.
Tom Scully Jr., coming off the most emotional win of his career last week, is also entered for the 150-lap event. Scully is a former PASS winner at Seekonk and has proven he can defend the home turf. Angelo Belsito, a former Seekonk Pro Stock champion himself, is coming off a PASS podium at Seekonk last October. Look out for names like Jake Johnson — a former two-time Seekonk Legends Cars champion and current NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour regular — Jake Matheson, Kevin Casper and Bobby Pelland will also be in the field. Matheson is a former Seekonk Legends Cars champion, while Casper (Sport Trucks) and Pelland (Late Models) also have track titles in their history of accolades.
On the PASS front, names like Johnny Clark, who won the $10,000 Bay State Classic and Haunted Hundred at Seekonk last year, will have to fight-off Ben Rowe, Brian Whalley, Wayne Helliwell Jr and others. Defending Seekonk Late Model champion Vinnie Arrenegado will also make his Pro Stock debut in the PASS race, stepping up and competing in double-duty with a total of almost 200 laps planned.
“It should be an action-packed race,” Ed St. Germain, Director of Business Development at Seekonk Speedway, said. “PASS, the top Pro Stock touring series in the Northeast, continues to showcase some of the best racing in the country, and here at Seekonk, we have a strong contingent of drivers ready to battle them for the gold."
Saturday night racing will also include the second round of the Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Series for the Late Models, 45 laps, a 25-lap feature for the Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Sportsman and 25 laps for the Chaz Auto Body Sport Trucks. The order for the night will run with the Late Models first, followed by the Sportsman, PASS Pro Stocks and Sport Trucks as part of a full night of action. Tickets for NASCAR Saturday are available today at SeekonkSpeedway.com and are just $25 for adults to watch this special event. All pit passes can also be purchased in advance online.
For more information on the Pro All Star Series, visit ProAllStarSeries.com. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, including tickets for all 2022 events, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on Facebook for the latest updates and news.
PRO ALL STAR SERIES, EVERETT’S TRIPLE CROWN RACES TO HEADLINE BUSY WEEKEND AT SEEKONK SPEEDWAY
By Souza Media
SEEKONK, Mass. -- Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Series events and the first of two visits by the Pro All Star Series (PASS) Pro Stocks will headline a full card of racing this weekend at Seekonk Speedway, June 24 and 25. Both Fast Friday and NASCAR Saturday will be back on the track — with eight of Seekonk’s weekly divisions — excluding the Pro Stocks — set to battle in qualifying and feature racing.
On Fast Friday, the Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Series hits round two for the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Bandits and Outlaws and the Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Pure Stocks. They will be joined by the Everett’s Auto Parts Sport 4’s and Nick’s Pit Stop Legends Cars on Friday. On Saturday, NASCAR divisions hit the track, including round two of the Everett’s Triple Crown for the Late Models, set for 45 laps, and the Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Sportsman and Chaz Auto Body Sport Trucks. The 150-lap PASS Pro Stock special will pin invading contenders against the Seekonk Speedway weekly competitors for a special event.
Saturday’s PASS feature will mix names like Dave Darling, Tom Scully Jr., Bobby Pelland and others against the likes of Johnny Clark, Ben Rowe, Joey Pole, Angelo Belsito and others. PASS will also be back at Seekonk Speedway for a $10,000 to win mid-week event at the end of July as part of the Bay State Classic -meaning this event will be a major test and tune for some of the competitors. Through the early portion of the PASS season, Eddie MacDonald and DJ Shaw lead the championship standings, while Pole and Ryan Kuhn are close behind. As of publication of this story, there are at least 10 former Seekonk Speedway champions scheduled to compete in the race — including Kuhn, Darling, Scully, Dylan Estrella, Belsito, Jake Johnson, Vinnie Arrenegado, Jake Matheson, Kevin Casper, Pelland and more. Fans will not want to miss this extra-distance event as the headliner of Saturday.
The Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Series second round for the Late Models, set for 45 laps, may end up with the first two-time winner of the season for the competition division. Through six races, six different drivers have been to victory lane — including Richie Murray, Gerry DeGasparre Jr., Jacob “Rowdy” Burns, Vinnie Arrenegado, Chase Belcher and Paul Lallier. In round one of the Triple Crown Series back on May 21, Arrenegado went to the winner’s circle, locking himself into the Triple Crown finals for August. Look for one of these six drivers to win Saturday — but don’t count out Jeramme Lillie, Ryan Flood, Mark Jenison and Josh Hedges from making their own run to the front.
Last week, with his championship car back on the track for the first time in 2022, Chad Baxter ran away with the Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Sportsman race win in their second round of the Everett’s Triple Crown. This week, Baxter will have to come from the back of the pack in the stout field — racing against names like Craig Pianka, Ed Perry, Doug Benoit and Steve Axon with hopes of getting to Victory Lane. Benoit and Tyler Almeida have been two of the early-season surprises in the Sportsman, both looking for their first career wins.
For the first time this year on Saturday, a lineup shake-up will see the Late Models run the first feature, followed by the Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Sportsman, PASS and the Chaz Auto Body Sport Trucks, who will wrap the night with their 25-lap feature. Through six weeks, former track champion Mike Cavallaro holds a small three point lead over recent winner Barry Shaw, who became just the second driver to grab two wins last week. Brittany Campbell, Rick Martin and Mike Duarte finish the top-five in the current point standings. Campbell, Jake Vanada and Amy Arsenault are the only three drivers who have run consistently at the front of the field and not been to Victory Lane so far this season.
Friday’s second round of the Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown for the Pure Stocks could see Danny Massa celebrate in Victory Lane for the first time in 2022. It’s clear Massa has the speed to get the job done under the hood of the No. 41, just hasn’t quite been able to get there in the first four weeks. Defending and two-time champion Greg Perry may have two wins, but it’s Jeremy Lambert and Massa leading the standings over Jordan Threlfall. The top-five in the current Pure Stock points standings only has one winner inside it --
Lambert — who went to Victory Lane two weeks ago.
Both Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero divisions are chasing one dominant force. In the Bandits, it’s Darren Krantz Jr., who won the first three races, and finished second last week, who is off to an impressive start. Behind him, Milania Shiloskly, last weeks winner, isn’t far behind, along with Ryan Vanasse Jr. Those three drivers have been on the podium at the end of three of the four races together, with Vanasse being the only of the three to finish off the podium, once, in week one. In the Bandolero Outlaw division, Chase Silvia has three victories in four weeks, while Brent Robdioux was able to sneak one out in week three. Look for Andrew Gomes, Joey LeMay and Bradley Strickland to be major contenders to get their first checkered flag of the season this week.
The Everett’s Auto Parts Sport 4 division seems to run through Crystal Murray. She has two victories on the season, but podium finishes in every single race so far. Henry Lavallee may be in contention for his first win of the season in their 25-lap feature on Friday, after multiple weeks in a row of finishing on the podium. Karlin Levesque is coming off his first win of the season, but will be challenged by Tyler Duhancik, Jarrod Freitas and Taylor Bowser, who are seeking their own checkered flag.
Devin Deshaies and Brendon Hammann have split the first four races of the Nick’s Pit Stop Legends Cars season, but names like Reese Bogue, Brendan LaBelle, Isaiah Newcomb, Mason Tessier and others haven’t been far behind. Look for Josh Parsons and Rookie of the Year contender Richie Helger Jr. to try and turn their seasons around this week and get to the front of the field.
Fast Friday grandstand admission opens at 5:30PM, while racing begins at 7PM. On NASCAR Saturday, grandstands open at 4PM and racing will take the green flag at 6PM.
Tickets for all Seekonk Speedway events are now available online at SeekonkSpeedway.com. Tickets can be purchased in advance for both general admission in the grandstands and pit passes for all races, including major upcoming races. Seekonk Speedway will host Open Wheel Wednesday, a $10,000 race for the Open Wheel Modifieds, on Wednesday, June 29. On Saturday, July 2, Seekonk hits the middle of the summer with the Independence Day Thrill Show. Fans can purchase tickets for all of these events and more today.
For more information about Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media for the latest updates.
SEEKONK SPEEDWAY OFFERS DIGITAL PASSES TO SKIP THE LINES FOR PIT AREA, GRANDSTANDS
Seekonk Speedway would like to make fans, teams and competitors aware of the opportunties available to them with online digital passes for entry to the track this season. Through SeekonkSpeedway.com, fans can purchase grandstand admission passes online and put them into their Apple Wallet or print them at home, where they can use them to get in at the track on race day.
The same goes for teams, drivers and crew members in the pit area.
Pit passes are available in advance on the ticketing platform for purchase. The process is simple: patrons should go online to SeekonkSpeedway.com, click on tickets, and create an account through the software. Once the account has been created, purchase pit passes for respective events you are going to be attending. Upon completing purchase, a link will be sent to your email address with the passes. When opening the link, be sure to add them to your Apple Wallet, or print them at home, to bring with you on race day. This includes for pit passes. They will tthen take their pre paid pit pass to the booth, sign the waiver and proceed into the pit area.
Fans or teams that complete this step will be able to skip the lines on race day and avoid delays getting into the track.
This also works for teams who would like to purchase passes for their entire team or a few crew members. Upon purchasing the passes, you are able to forward them into someone else’s email address name and they will be able to access them for themselves.
This is especially important for Touring Series shows such as the Pro All Star Series or Tri-Track Open Modified Series. Drivers and car owners can purchase passes for themselves and their crew and send them to the respective parties. In order to purchase pit passes on race day for anyone other than just one person, all parties must be there at the time to sign and collect their pit passes. No lists will be created for crew members who are coming at a later time.
Seekonk Speedway does appreciate your understanding in this evolution into the digital age. Anyone with questions is encouraged to call the office at 508-336-9559 and ask for Dawn for assistance. You can also visit SeekonkSpeedway.com today to collect tickets for all events during the season and find the latest information on the track.
Prior to Saturday’s Chaz Auto Body Sport Truck feature, Barry Shaw said he was having trouble catching the right break on the track. In the 25-lap feature this time around, Shaw got all the breaks he needed. The driver of the Everett’s Auto Parts No. 85 passed for the lead on lap 10 after coming from his 7th place starting position and led the remainder of the distance, picking up his second victory of the season.
Shaw, who won the second race out, has been consistent this season inside and around the top-five, attempting to defend his championship from last year. Behind Shaw, Darryl Church scored his second straight second-place effort, showing speed under the hood of the No. 4 once again. Jake Vanada worked his way through the field to grab a podium finish in third spot, while Mike Cavallaro and Danny Thibeault finished the top-five.
Lenny Guy finished sixth, followed by Mike Duarte, Tom Scully III, Rick Albernaz and Amy Arsenault. The Chaz Auto Body Sport Trucks will return to the track on Saturday, June 25, for another 25-lap main event. Tickets for next Saturday and all 2022 Seekonk Speedway events are available online now at SeekonkSpeedway.com.
Chase Belcher had been struggling for much of the 2022 season with an ill-handling race car in the Late Model division. But Saturday, in a 30-lap feature that didn’t see any caution flags, Belcher made it clear he wasn’t going to be denied. Belcher took the lead from Jeramee Lillie early in the race and essentially coasted to victory over the final half of the main event.
It was the first win of the season for Belcher, who became the sixth different winner in six Late Model races in 2022.
Behind him, Lillie earned his second straight second-place finish, as the veteran continues to show improvement over past seasons. Josh Hedges rebounded from a few tough weeks to grab a podium finish behind Lillie in the No. 29, while Jacob “Rowdy” Burns and Gerry DeGasparre Jr. finished out the top-five.
Ryan Flood finished sixth, followed by Luke Lebrun, Richie Murray, Paul Lallier and Vinnie Arrenegado. The Late Models will return to the track on Saturday, June 25, for round two of their Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Series, set for 45 laps. Tickets for next Saturday and all 2022 Seekonk Speedway events are available online now at SeekonkSpeedway.com.
Chad Baxter may not have started the season the way he wanted in the Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Sportsman, but Saturday’s second round of the Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Series went just fine for the driver of the No. 0.
Baxter jumped out to the early lead from the drop of the green and wasn’t going to be denied — rolling to Victory Lane for the first time this season. Oddly enough, Baxter had been running a different car for the first five races of this season, as the car he won the championship with in dominating fashion last year wasn’t quite ready to roll yet.
This week, the return of old faithful proved to be enough to put him out front when it mattered most, as Baxter rolled to victory. While he did, former champion Steve Axon ran second for most of the race, where he would finish after 35 laps. Craig Pianka, who has three wins on the season, finished the podium in third, while Adam Petty and Ryan Lineham rounded out the top-five.
Doug Benoit finished sixth, followed by Randy Moretti, Colby Lambert, Ed Perry and Scott Serydysnki Jr. The Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Sportsman will return to the track on Saturday, June 25, for another 25-lap feature. Tickets for next Saturday and all 2022 Seekonk Speedway events are available online now at SeekonkSpeedway.com.
Emotional is about the best way to describe the scene in victory lane after Saturday’s 40-lap Pro Stock feature at Seekonk Speedway. Just over 24 hours following his dad’s final laps at the track after his sudden passing last week, Tom Scully Jr. took down the victory in the main event in honor of his father, Tom Scully Sr.
With three fingers up in victory lane, there weren’t many words Scully Jr. could say after the race concluded. But with the emotion felt throughout the entire crowd, there was nothing he needed to say. It was truly a remarkable, and fitting, conclusion to a tough week for the entire Scully family.
Dave Darling crossed the line second after 40 laps, his third straight podium run, while Tommy Adams spun early and drove back through the field to finish third. Mark Jenison, who won the week before, and a returning Rick Martin, finished the top-five.
Colbey Fournier finished sixth, followed by Bobby Pelland, Mike Brightman, Ryan Lineham and Ryan Vanasse.
The Seekonk Speedway Pro Stocks will be off from racing until Saturday, July 9. Next Saturday, June 25, many of the Pro Stock regulars will be competing with the stars of the Pro All Star Series, who will invade Seekonk for a 150-lap main event. Tickets for next Saturday and all 2022 Seekonk Speedway events are available online now at SeekonkSpeedway.com.
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