BIG $10,000 PRIZE ON THE LINE WITH PASS BAY STATE CLASSIC THIS WEDNESDAY; LEGENDS CARS & PASS MODIFIEDS SET TO JOIN THE SHOW
SEEKONK, Mass. — With $10,000 on the line, the second annual Bay State Classic at Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday, July 27, is sure to draw the best of the best of the best to the third-mile.
The Pro All Star Series is rolling into Massachusetts for the second time this year, and with all of the money on the line to the winner, this one is going to be one fans will not want to miss.
The Wednesday special will be the second of three mid-week events Seekonk Speedway will host during the 2022 season.
Johnny Clark leads the series into Seekonk coming off a victory in June, where he beat Eddie MacDonald and Angelo Belsito in the final laps to take the win. In his last few stops at Seekonk Speedway, Clark has been nearly unbeatable behind the wheel of the No. 54 — posting some of the fastest laps and holding the trophy when it mattered most. Belsito was close in June, leading early, going to the rear, then racing back through the pack to finish second. Will this mid-week showdown be another battle between the two of them?
Additional invaders from PASS include NASCAR Xfinity Series part-time driver Derek Griffith, a former Seekonk winner, MacDonald, DJ Shaw, Joey Pole and Gabe Brown, among others.
More than a handful of former Seekonk Speedway track champions are also entered in the race looking to defend the home turf. Eighth-time track Pro Stock champion Dave Darling leads the list, along with Ryan Kuhn, Belsito, Kevin Casper, Vinnie Arrenegado Jr., Dylan Estrella, Jake Johnson, Jake Matheson, Ryan Vanasse and Bobby Pelland III. All of these drivers have proven to be the dominant force in one or more Seekonk divisions before — but can they beat the rest of the pack and win $10,000?
Additional entries for the race include names like Brandon Barker, Ben Ashline, Gabe Brown, Tyler Tomassi, Dan Winter, Kevin Folan and more. The 150-lap main event will be a true test of tire conservation and who can step on the throttle the most in the final laps to chase the $10,000 prize.
Don’t miss it. It’s the annual stop for PASS at Seekonk and the annual mix between Seekonk’s top Pro Stock stars and some of the best in New England.
The PASS Modifieds will also invade Seekonk on Wednesday for their second ever appearance at the third-mile. Last year, Ryan Ripley beat Max Cookson and JR Baril to the line at the finish of their 50-lap feature. This competitive division that runs all over New England will be heading to Massachusetts looking to thrill the race fans.
Also on the card, the Nick Lascoula Racing Summer Showdown will see drivers race for a $2,000 prize in 35 laps. In the longest Legends Cars race of the season at Seekonk, the purse for this event, which rises over $5,000, is the top Legends Cars purse in New England to date in 2022. The race will see some of Seekonk’s top Legends Cars drivers including Isaiah Newcomb, Devin Deshaies, Reese Bogue, Mason Tessier and others battle it out against some potential invaders for the big prize. Will a $2,000 to win race mark one of the top events of the year for the Fast Friday class in a non-points show?
Race day begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27. The Pro All Star Series, $10,000 to win Bay State Classic will wrap a full night of racing. For those who can’t make it to the track on race night, the event will air live on FloRacing.TV.
All tickets for the event, including pit passes, are available online now at SeekonkSpeedway.com. Fans can purchase passes in advance and skip the lines on race day.
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