Fast Friday & NASCAR Saturday Weekly Series Staple Events; Touring Series Headliners All on 2024 Lineup
Seekonk Speedway released on Tuesday the 2024 event schedule for the Massachusetts third-mile oval. Highlighted by championship weekly racing for the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Saturday divisions and Fast Friday, the schedule begins with events in May and ends in October. In the middle, racing will take place across all weekends, with a bit of something different each one. The schedule also includes one mid-week event on June 26, the annual Open Wheel Wednesday Modified Madness worth $10,000 to win.
The season opens with NASCAR Opening Day on Sunday, May 5, with the Pro Stocks, Late Models, Sportsman and Sport Trucks in action. After NASCAR Saturday night racing on May 11 and 18, the Fast Friday series opens on May 24, with the Legends Cars, Pure Stocks, Sport 4’s and Bandolero Outlaws and Bandits. Both the Fast Friday and NASCAR seasons roll through the summer with the playoffs taking place over four weekends from September 6-7 through September 27-28. The Drive For The Cup playoff format will return for the 2024 season, with some tweaks. A full copy of the playoff format for the new season will be released once available along with all divisional rules for 2024.
“Seekonk Speedway is excited to present a schedule that has just about 40 events for the 2024 season,” David Alburn, General Manager of Seekonk Speedway, said. “From weekly racing on both Friday and Saturday to Thrill Shows and some of the best Touring Series divisions from across New England, we’re excited to celebrate our 79th season of short-track racing in 2024 here in Massachusetts.”
On top of weekly racing, multiple major touring series events are back on the calendar for the new year. For the second straight year, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to Seekonk for the Seekonk 150 on June 1. This event will be followed the next Saturday, June 8, by the return of the American-Canadian Tour for the Spring Green 124 for the second straight year. Open Wheel Wednesday is headlined by the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series, SMAC 350 Supers and NEMA Lites on Wednesday, June 26. This is followed by Scout Night on NASCAR Saturday, June 29.
The NEMA divisions will be back for the Boston Louie Memorial Classic on Saturday, July 13, joined by the Senior Tour Auto Racers for their only 2024 appearance. Their July 13 night will be Ocean State Oil night at the track, also including the Pro Stocks and Late Models. The Pro All Star Series Bay State Classic 150 is also back on the schedule after a year off due to rain, with a Saturday night special set for July 27. This night will also include the New England Antique Racers.
The Fast Friday schedule also includes a INEX Legend Car National Qualifier on July 12 and the Bandolero National Qualifier on July 19.
During the summer, the weekly racing series will have multiple highlight events. Headlined by the return of the Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Series, a three-race series with its own championship battle in a Final Four format, all divisions will have special events. The Triple Crown Series begins with its first event on May 18 and concludes with a two-day spectacular of Everett’s Triple Crown Finale weekend on August 9-10.
The season also includes highlights like Military Appreciation night on June 29, Rhode Island Shriners night with the American Racer USA Pro Stock Classic on July 20, Back To School night on August 17, and the annual Fan Appreciation night and Pit Party, along with Providence Bruins night, on August 24. First Responders night is also back on September 7 along with Blue Collar Customs.
The spills and thrills of Thrill Show racing at Seekonk Speedway will also continue for 2024, with major events throughout the season. The Memorial Day Thrill Show on May 25 will kick-off the action, followed by the Independence Day celebration on July 6, including a major fireworks show. On August 3, the Midsummer Thrill Show returns, while the Labor Day Thrill Show & Fireworks on August 31 and Pumpkin Smash on October 12 will round out the season. The Monster Trucks will also return to Seekonk Speedway in 2024 with one, mid-summer event on Sunday, June 16, celebrating Father’s Day.
The Spectator Drag Series presented by East Coast Towing & Recovery will also be back for a new season. The 10-event schedule will include NASCAR Saturday night races including May 11, June 29, August 3, August 17 and September 14, joining the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts divisions to kick-off the night. The Spectator Drags will also compete at Thrill Show events on May 25, July 6, August 3, August 3 and October 12, and the Monster Truck event in June.
“Thrill Show racing and Spectator Drag action are two important parts of our event schedule each year,” Ed St. Germain, Director of Business Development for Seekonk Speedway, said. “Many families from across New England come to Seekonk for these special events, many around long weekends with holidays like Independence Day and Labor Day. We’re looking forward to another year of major excitement.”
A full copy of the 2024 Seekonk Speedway schedule can be found by visiting SeekonkSpeedway.com. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, fans can visit the track online or follow on social media for the latest news and updates.
🏁 Fast Friday 2024 Schedule Release at Seekonk Speedway! 🏁
Mark your calendars and rev up your engines, race fans! Seekonk Speedway is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated Fast Friday schedule for 2024, promising adrenaline-pumping action under the Friday night lights.
📅 Opening Night: May 24th, 2024
🚪 Gates Open: 5:30 PM
🏁 Features Start: 7:00 PM
Get ready for 17 weeks of heart-stopping races, showcasing the best of New England's racing talent. The Fast Friday lineup is stacked with excitement, featuring the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandoleros in their Bandit and Outlaw divisions, the Helgers South Coast Power Equipment Pure Stocks, the Everetts Auto Parts Sport Fours, and the thrilling Nicks Pitstop Legends Series.
🏎️ Featured Divisions:
Stay tuned for more updates and be part of the roaring crowd at Seekonk Speedway's Fast Fridays - where the thrill of the track meets the cheers of the crowd! 🏁🚗💨 #FastFriday2024 #SeekonkSpeedway #RacingExcitement
Get ready for an adrenaline-packed Father's Day celebration at Seekonk Speedway as we proudly present the Monster Truck Spring Bash on June 16th, 2024! This thrilling event promises an unforgettable experience for families and monster truck enthusiasts alike.
🚦 Featuring the Heavy Hitters:
🏎️ East Coast Towing Spectator Drags Spring Shoot Out:
Witness the best one-on-one racing action in the Northeast with the East Coast Towing Spectator Drags Spring Shoot Out. It's the ultimate showdown of speed, skill, and pure horsepower!
🚨 Monster Truck Rides:
From 11:30 am to 1 pm, don't miss your chance to experience the thrill up close with Monster Truck rides! Buckle up and hold on tight for an adventure like no other.
🎉 FREE Pit Party:
Join us for the FREE Pit Party happening from 11:30 am to 1 pm! Get up close and personal with the monster trucks, meet the drivers, and soak in the excitement before the main event.
⏰ Event Schedule:
Mark your calendars! Tickets for this electrifying event go on sale Thanksgiving weekend. Surprise your loved ones with the gift of adrenaline and make memories that will last a lifetime.
📍 Seekonk Speedway
1782 Fall River Ave , Seekonk MA 02771
Don't miss out on the action-packed Seekonk Speedway Monster Truck Spring Bash on Father's Day, June 16th, 2024. It's the perfect way to celebrate with the entire family and create unforgettable memories. Get ready for a day of roaring engines, high-flying stunts, and heart-pounding excitement! 🚀🏆
SEEKONK, Mass. – Seekonk Speedway will host the first of two awards banquets from 2023 racing on Saturday, November 18, where the Fast Friday champions and special award winners will be honored. Back at the White’s of Westport for another year, Seekonk Speedway is excited to honor top performers after another thrilling Fast Friday season went into the record books.
In the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Bandits, Parker Davis will accept championship honors after a dominating playoffs en route to his first track title. In the Bandolero Outlaws, Collin Vanasse will collect his hardware after collecting his first track championship in the No. 78 by winning the final two races of the season.
The Sport 4 championship will be handed out to Crystal Murray for the second straight year, as she became the first two-time female champion in the history of Seekonk Speedway. The Helger’s Pure Stock crown will be awarded to Jared Cordeira, after the driver of the No. 20 had a blazing hot playoffs to capture his first track title. In the Nick’s Pit Stop Legends Cars, Jacob “Rowdy” Burns will collect the trophy after a dominating run in the final race of the year to seal the title in 2023.
The banquet will also include the return of the Top 10 moments from the Fast Friday season – started two years ago, the new tradition looks back to some of the most influential moments of the 2023 season.
Tickets for the banquet have 10 people per table and are $45 per ticket. The banquet, at White’s of Westport, will be a buffet style dinner prior to awards. The room will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by awards presentations. Ticket orders must be in by November 10.
Tickets for the banquet are available online at SeekonkSpeedway.com or by calling the office during normal business hours at 508-336-9959.
Get ready for the most thrilling racing action of 2024 as Seekonk Speedway proudly presents the East Coast Towing Spectator Drag Series! We are back and better than ever, bringing you a heart-pounding schedule packed with 10 adrenaline-fueled race dates that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
📆 Event Highlights:
🚦 10 Exciting Race Dates
🔥 5 Thrill Shows
🦖 Monster Truck Spring Showdown
🏁 4 NASCAR Saturdays
🏆 One Champion
🏎️ Witness the country's best one-on-one racing, as drivers battle it out in a high-octane showdown that will leave you breathless. From the thrill of the spectator drag races to the jaw-dropping stunts at our monster truck showdown, we've got something for every racing fan!
Mark your calendars and make sure you don't miss a moment of the action. Here are the dates you need to know:
👉 For more information, tickets, and how to get involved, visit our official website at SeekonkSpeedway.com. Stay updated on race results, ticket availability, and all the latest news!
Don't miss your chance to be part of the Seekonk Speedway Spectator Drag Series, where the rubber meets the road, and the thrill never stops. Get ready to rev your engines and join us for an unforgettable racing season in 2024! 🏁🚗💨 #SeekonkSpeedway2024 #RacingAction #SpeedThrills #spectatordrags #eastcoasttowing
SEEKONK, Mass. — Mark Jenison picked up the feature win in the finale of the Pro Stock season on Saturday night, capturing the 2023 track title in the process. Driving the No. 22, the title was the second straight for Jenison in Seekonk’s top division. While Jenison won the race, Bobby Pelland III finished second in the feature, and also sealed the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Division I State championship for Massachusetts.
Tom Scully Jr finished third, while Dick Benoit and Mike Brightman followed in fourth and fifth. Darryl Stampfl, Rick Martin, Charlie Rose, Mike Rotondo and Mike Mitchell rounded out the top-10. Scully and Brightman were also racing for the title, in the final four with Jenison and Pelland.
The season is now complete for the Pro Stocks. The 2024 schedule will be released in the winter months. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.comand follow the track on social media for all of the latest news and information.
SEEKONK, Mass. — Chad Baxter dominated the finale of the Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Sportsman season on Saturday night at Seekonk Speedway. In a 35-lap season-finale that went without a caution flag, Baxter got to the front quickly, passing Nick Wood for the lead on lap eight, and never looking back.
Baxter’s feature win also came with Steve Axon finishing second and winning the 2023 Sportsman championship. Axon had a season filled with ups and downs, but when it mattered most, he was there. Axon’s second track championship comes in 2023 for the driver of the No. 04 - 13 years after his first title in 2010.
Ryan Lineham finished third, also part of the Final Four on Saturday. Chris Gomes and Nick Wood followed in fourth and fifth. Craig Pianka (Final Four), Colby Lambert, Adam Pettey (Final Four), Eric Schwegal and Chris Rioux finished off the top-10 spots.
The season is now complete for the Helger's Sportsman. The 2024 schedule will be released in the winter months. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media for all of the latest news and information.
SEEKONK, Mass. — The finale of the Late Model season came right down to the final laps at Seekonk Speedway on Saturday night. And in the end, it was Connor Souza capturing his second win of the season to finish the year, and Vinnie Arrenegado scoring his second track championship.
Connor jumped out front quickly and led all 45 laps in the feature. But it wasn’t easy in the final few laps, with Arrenegado and Mark Jenison right on his tail, battling for the championship between them. Arrenegado ended up on top of Jenison for the title, and was right to the inside of Souza as the two made a little bit of contact coming to the finish line battling hard for the win.
Souza won, with Arrenegado capturing a second Late Model title. The driver of the No. 17 went to Victory Lane multiple times this year and sealed the season with the title. Jenison finished third, one spot short, while the two other Final Four drivers, Charlie Rose and Jacob Burns, finished fourth and fifth.
The season is now complete for the Late Models. The 2024 schedule will be released in the winter months. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.comand follow the track on social media for all of the latest news and information.
DUARTE WINS TRUCK FINALE, MARTIN ADDS ANOTHER TITLE TO HIS LEGACY
SEEKONK, Mass. — Mike Duarte may not have been in the Final Four in the Chaz Auto Body Sport Trucks, but he made sure to end his season on top. Duarte dominated the season-finale 35-lap feature to roll to another victory in the No. 50 on Saturday night. Duarte dominated most of the race, driving away from the competition and holding them off on a late restart to lock up the win.
Darryl Church finished in second in the feature, while Rick Martin rounded out the podium and rolled to another Seekonk Speedway championship. For the second straight year, Martin won races and captured the title in the No. 14. His legacy continues to grow, now with another title to go along with it.
Mike Cavallaro finished fourth and Jake Vanada finished fifth. Vanada, who won multiple races himself this year, came home second in the title battle. Brittany Campbell and Amy Arsenault also advanced to the Final Four, finishing sixth and eighth in the feature, respectively.
The season is now complete for the Chaz Auto Body Sport Trucks. The 2024 schedule will be released in the winter months. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media for all of the latest news and information.
SEEKONK, Mass. — In the finale of the Fast Friday season, it was NASCAR Saturday and INEX Legends Cars drivers racing in Pure Stocks. The “WTF” Pure Stock special, sponsored by Spring Villa Memory Care, was another one to remember.
And after 25 laps, it came right down to the final laps, with two Late Model regulars battling it out and a former Pro Stock champion trying to chase them down.
After Jared Cordeira won the championship in the Pure Stocks earlier in the night, Charlie Rose Jr. drove his No. 20 to Victory Lane in the WTF special event. Gerry DeGasparre Jr., a seven-time Late Model champion, finished second, right on his bumper. Fred Astle Jr. returned to competition behind the wheel in the No. 30 normally driven by Ethan Souza, and finished in third. Kaleb Marcou and Dick Benoit finished fourth and fifth.
Behind them, Rob Murphy, Doug Benoit, Jacob Burns, Dane Saritelli and Richie Helger Jr. finished the top-10 in the special event. Seekonk Speedway wishes to thank the competitors who raced, the car owners who gave their car to run, and Spring Villa Memory Care to sponsor the event.
For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media for the latest news and updates.
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