SEEKONK, Mass. — The final weekend of the regular season is here at Seekonk Speedway, and the fans are not going to want to miss two days of excitement on August 25 and 26. Friday, the Fast Friday divisions will return to the track for the final racing of their regular season, as the fields will be set for September’s Sunoco Drive For The Cup. On NASCAR Saturday, the four divisions will also set their playoff fields in their own final regular season races.
Saturday’s program also includes the Pit Party in the pit area from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and the return of Fans on Parade during intermission after the heat races. Both events are fan favorites and will be back for fans to celebrate the end of the summer, Seekonk Speedway style. Fans are encouraged to attend the pit party and also walk around the track during intermission to support their favorite drivers.
Fast Friday will once again include the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Bandits and Outlaws, Sport 4s, Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Sportsman and Nick’s Pit Stop Legends Cars. Both Bandolero divisions will leave Friday with six drivers in each division set to advance to the playoffs, while the other three divisions will advance eight.
In the Bandits, the field is rather set, with Luka Dib 32 points behind and unlikely to be able to mount a charge to advance. In the Outlaws, Zachary Keith holds the final spot by 16 points over Dylan Calabro, just 8 positions on the track. Bryson Robidoux, Zachary Keith and Andrew Gomes, the three current drivers inside the Outlaw playoff battle without a feature win this season, will be looking to get some momentum rolling with a win on Friday night.
The Pure Stock title battle field is set on points, with Greg Perry leading Don Courtemanche by a full 50 points for the final spot. However, Courtemanche, who has run all the races this season, is eligible to advance to the playoffs on Friday if he can score his first career win.
The Sport 4 regular season looks like it will also come down to the final laps to decide who will advance. Right now, Daniel Hayes leads Justin Leduc by just four points for the final spot. Leduc has shown more speed than Hayes so far this summer, but it will come down to the final laps. Can Jarrod Freitas grab his fourth win of the season and advance with a ton of momentum? Can Crystal Murray win the final regular season race and continue to prepare for her title defense? Will Henry Lavallee win his first of the year? Or will someone else be on top after 25 laps?
The Legends Cars battle is also nearly settled. Chase Silvia is in the final spot entering Friday and leads by 24 points over Kevin Davis. It’s definitely going to be interesting going down to the wire, as it's only 12 positions on the track between them in points. Can Davis close the ground and make it in?
NASCAR Saturday’s playoff battles are a bit tighter than Friday in most divisions. With Dave Darling not returning in the Pro Stocks in 2023, ninth-place Mike Rotondo will jump into the playoff field over Darling by just starting the feature on Saturday in the No. 48. Although no one else could likely bust their way into the playoffs on points, Bobby Pelland will be looking to bust back into Victory Lane for the third straight week. The driver of the No. 12 is coming off a rocket ship week of winning and also an Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown championship and a win the week prior in the Pro Stocks.
The Late Model championship battle to make the Sunoco Drive For The Cup field of eight cars is definitely going to go right down to the final laps. Entering Saturday, Connor Souza holds a lead of just seven points over Richie Murray. However, Tyler Tomassi in sixth is just seven points ahead of Souza himself. Behind Murray, in 10th, is Bill Goodrow, just eight points out of the playoffs. Scott Serydynski Jr. also isn’t far behind in 11th, just 19 back of the cutline. The Late Models will be racing for the checkered flag in their 30-lap Saturday race, but also racing for glory in the playoff battle to advance to the first round.
After a wild Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Sportsman battle last week that ended with Chad Baxter winning, this week, their playoff field will be set. Don Perry holds the final spot by 29 points over Tyler Almeida and Jimmy Silvia by 42 points. Perry will likely advance to the playoffs as long as he finishes on Saturday. Baxter, Steve Axon, Adam Pettey, Colby Lambert, Randy Moretti and Ryan Lineham are essentially already locked into the playoffs and will be looking to win on Saturday to provide additional momentum.
The Chaz Auto Body Sport Truck playoff battle finds Mike Cavallaro leading Tom Scully III by 35 points. Scully’s best shot to advance to the playoffs will be to win the 25-lap race on Saturday - drivers who have run all the races in their respective division so far - and are not in the top-eight - can win on Saturday and advance. In the Trucks, Scully and 10th place Ethan Heilborn are in position to do that this week.
Fans who wish to join the pit party should make sure they are at the track by 4:30 p.m. Once the pit party clears and heat races are complete, the Fans on Parade will take place, estimated to begin around 7 p.m. Judging will take place and winners will be announced right there in each division, as well as an overall winner for the night. The track will also announce the winners of the Most Popular Driver contest on Saturday night.
Tickets for Fast Friday are just $10 online now at SeekonkSpeedway.com or $13 at the gates on race day. NASCAR Saturday tickets are $15 online in advance or $18 at the track on race day. Parking is always free for both days at Seekonk Speedway. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets online to save money and skip the lines on race day.
For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media for the latest news and updates.
The field for the second annual Sunoco Drive For The Cup at Seekonk Speedway is almost set on Fast Friday. With just two Fast Friday races remaining on the calendar, August 18 and 25, the field of six drivers in both Bandolero divisions and eight in all other classes will be set. The championships will be decided during the four-week playoff stretch in September.
With the cutline battles getting closer and closer, and time running out for drivers to find their way into the playoffs, let’s take a look at how the battles shape up across all five Fast Friday divisions.
The field for the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Bandits, at least five of them, is pretty well set with two weeks left. Nick Uhrig Jr. picked up his second win of the season last Friday and leads defending champion Sam Macedo, Parker Davis, Mike Hanafin and Mason Silva in the top-five in the current standings.
Silva is ahead of the final playoff spot, sixth, by 40 points. In that sixth and final spot right now is Ryder Aguiar, who leads over Luka Dib by 38 points. With just two races left, and car counts hovering around 10 each week, if Aguiar simply finishes the next two races, he’s going to lock himself in.
The champion will likely be one of the following six: Uhrig-Macedo-Davis-Hanafin-Silva-Aguiar.
Ryan Vanasse Jr. has seven feature wins in the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Outlaws and will advance to the playoffs. He’s likely to be joined by his cousin, Collin Vanasse, Bryson Robidoux, Andrew Gomes and Brent Robidoux.
Right now, Brent holds a lead of 46 points back to sixth, currently held by Zachary Keith. After a rough start to the 15-lap feature last week, Keith came back strong late and opened his gap ahead of Dylan Calabro, who is currently the first car out.
With two weeks left, Calabro is 14 points back. That’s seven positions on the track - so he is more than in striking distance. Mikey LeFort III is creeping up into the picture in eighth, but he’s 42 points back and will likely need some help if he wants to advance.
Just like we suspected in last week’s playoff outlook, the race for the final spot in the Sport 4 division is even tighter now heading into the final two weeks.
Jarrod Freitas, Henry Lavallee, Richie Johnson and Crystal Murray are all feeling more than comfortable and will advance to the playoffs. Murray will be looking to repeat as champion. Freitas, Johnson and Murray have all won so far this season as well and Lavallee has been very consistent.
Behind them, it’s a bit tighter. Taylor Bowser is fifth but opened her gap over the final spot and is now 46 points ahead. That’s nearly one race of points, so she’s feeling confident about advancing.
Mikey LeFort gained ground this past week and is now 18 points up in sixth, while Christine Cavallaro lost a bit of ground and is now seventh, just 10 points up. Daniel Hayes holds the eighth and final spot. He’s now just eight points ahead of Justin Leduc, who has one feature win and has been coming on strong lately.
As it looks right now, it’s likely going to be tough for Hayes to hold off Leduc to advance. But, can Hayes get ahead of Cavallaro or LeFort and leave them on the bubble? This one is going to be close!
6 Mikey LeFort - 360 points
7 Christine Cavallaro - 352 points
8 Daniel Hayes - 342 points
9 Justin Leduc - 334 points
HELGER’S PURE STOCKS
Ethan Souza, Scott Cestodio, Danny Massa, Mike Henriques and Sam Lincoln are all feeling confident in the top-five in the current points standings for the Helger’s Pure Stocks with two weeks left. Lincoln’s gap from fifth back to the final playoff spot, eighth, is 46 points.
It also looks like there is some more clarity around the bubble. Jared Cordeira won last week and is sixth, up by 34 points, with Timmy Ouellette also comfortably in seventh, 14 points ahead of the final spot. Greg Perry, who won for the first time this season two weeks ago, is currently in the final spot.
He opened his gap over Don Courtemanche to 30 points with two races left. Barring any issues for Perry or someone close ahead of him, it looks like the Pure Stock field might be all but set to go for the Sunoco Drive For The Cup.
7 Timmy Ouellette - 368 points
8 Greg Perry - 354 points
9 Don Courtemanche - 324 points
NICK’S PIT STOP LEGENDS CARS
With the wildness we have seen in the last few months in the Nick’s Pit Stop Legends Cars, picking a champion in this division is going to be hard. But, with two weeks left in the regular season, it looks like the field of eight here is also all but set.
Jacob Burns leads Isaiah Newcomb, Nicholaus Bulkeley, Richie Helger Jr. and Mason Tessier in the top-five in the points. All of these drivers are essentially locked in if they start both remaining regular season races, with Tessier currently 70 points ahead of the cutline.
Brendan LaBelle is only eight behind Tessier, and 62 up on the rest of the field in sixth, while Josh Parsons had a tough week last week in seventh, but is still ahead by 30 points.
Chase Silvia holds the final spot and opened his gap over his father, Jimmy Silvia. Actually, Kevin Davis jumped ahead of Jimmy and is now in ninth, the first car out. Chase Silvia leads Davis by 26 points. Can Davis close that gap in the final two? It's possible. Watch for this battle down to the final laps!
Seekonk Speedway’s regular season concludes for Fast Friday divisions on Friday, August 18 and Friday, August 25. The events on August 18 will include the Triple Crown finale events for all five Friday divisions.
To purchase tickets to all remaining 2023 events and find out more information, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com. Don’t forget to also follow the track on social media for the latest news and updates.
SEEKONK, Mass. — Talk about a massive weekend of crowning winners and some special event champions coming up this Friday and Saturday at Seekonk Speedway. Friday night, August 18, the Fast Friday divisions will compete in the finale of the Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Series for all five divisions, with extra laps for the Sport 4’s, Pure Stocks and Legends Cars.
Saturday, the American-Canadian Tour returns to Seekonk Speedway for their one and only race of the 2023 season, rescheduled from June 3 due to rain. Their Spring Green 123-lap event will pin weekly Late Model regulars, who have the week off, against the stars and cars of a premiere Late Model Touring Series.
Saturday’s program also includes the finale of the Everett’s Triple Crown for the Sportsman and Sport Trucks, while the Pro Stocks will also be back on track for another 40-lap race. Just like every week, Fast Friday action begins at 7 p.m. and NASCAR Saturday racing kicks-off at 6 p.m. All of the racing action can be seen from the track by purchasing tickets in advance at SeekonkSpeedway.com or at the gates on race day.
In all Triple Crown finale events this weekend, four drivers are chasing the title, and the one who beats the other three in each race, wins. Last weekend, Luke LeBrun and Bobby Pelland won Triple Crown titles in the Late Models and Pro Stocks.
Friday’s Triple Crown finale races for the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Bandits and Outlaws will pin season winners against each other for the crown.
Parker Davis, Mike Hanafin, Sam Macedo and Nick Uhrig Jr. have arguably been the four best cars in the Bandits this season and will battle for the Triple Crown title. All four of them have won and all will be tough to beat. This may be one of Seekonk’s most competitive divisions when it comes to crowning the Triple Crown champion.
In the Bandolero Outlaws, Ryan Vanasse Jr. is the clear favorite, with seven feature wins so far in 2023. But, Andrew Gomes is part of the final four Triple Crown contenders and has been really strong the last few weeks specifically, on the podium, and seems to be making ground at the right time. They will be joined in the finale by Brent Robidoux and Collin Vanasse, two season winners, who are also going to be tough to beat.
In the Legends Cars, Brenden LaBelle, Isaiah Newcomb, Josh Parsons and Nicholaus Bulkeley will battle for the Triple Crown. Like the Bandoero’s, all four of these drivers are season winners. Newcomb has been to Victory Lane in three of the last four races and was second in the other one last week. With his recent run of success, he’s the favorite, but all of the other three have shown tons of speed. This one is going to go down to the final few laps before it’s decided.
In the Sport 4’s, Crystal Murray, Mikey LeFort, Jarrod Freitas and Henry Lavallee have made the Triple Crown final four. It looks like this one is going to be hard to pick a favorite as well. All of them have won this season, except Lavallee, who has been consistent in the top-five most of the year. The Sport 4 field might be chasing Freitas and LeFort with three wins each, but don’t count Murray and Lavallee out.
It will be Scott Cestodio, Mike Henriques, Sam Lincoln and Ethan Souza battling for the Triple Crown title in the Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Pure Stocks. The only one of the four who hasn’t won this season is Lincoln, but he’s been coming on stronger as the summer rolls on. Cestodio leads the entire division with four feature wins — will a fifth be in store to get him the Triple Crown title? With what we have seen in the Pure Stocks, you may need to win to lock this one up in the 30-lap race on Friday.
Saturday’s two Triple Crown finale races are for the Chaz Auto Body Sport Trucks and Helger’s Sportsman. In the Trucks, 35 laps will be on tap for Jake Vanada, Mike Duarte, Brittany Campbell and Darryl Church to battle for the crown. All four of them have been to Victory Lane this season and are inside the top-eight in the overall point standings looking to advance to the playoffs. This one is going to be tough to pick, but with the massive consistency we’ve seen from Vanada, Duarte and Campbell, it’s going to be hard to beat one of them.
The 35-lap Sportsman Triple Crown finale pins Steve Axon, Randy Moretti, Chad Baxter and Colby Lambert against each other. Three of these drivers have won this year, and you’d be surprised to know Baxter isn’t one of them. With this division having so many cars and drivers having to race their way to the front, anything could happen. The Sportsman field will be sliding around the track, but only one of these four will win the Triple Crown.
The American-Canadian Tour Spring Green 123 comes in the midst of their championship battle with just five races remaining. Coming off their big Midsummer 250 at White Mountain Motorsports Park, DJ Shaw leads Gabe Brown and Jimmy Renfrew in the standings. Shaw went to Victory lane in the most recent ACT race at Seekonk last October, but will have to go up against a stout field of ACT challengers like Jonathan Bourvrette, Joey Pole and others. The Seekonk local contingent will also be on the track, with names like Vinnie Arrenegado, Jacob Burns, Richie Murray, Connor Souza, Ryan Vanasse, Mark Jenison, Chase Belcher and others.
The Pro Stocks will also be back on track Saturday for 40 laps, one week after Bobby Pelland held off Dick Benoit in the final laps. There were also a mirage of others battling for the win and losing the top spots during the race that will be back looking to win this week.
Tickets for Fast Friday are available online for just $10 per person or will be available at the gates for $13 per person. On NASCAR Saturday ACT Tour night, tickets are available for $25 in advance online for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and kids five and under and parking will be free.
For more information on Seekonk Speedway, including to purchase tickets and see full schedules for the weekend, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com. For the latest news and updates, follow the track on social media.
SEEKONK, Mass. — Former Seekonk Speedway Bandolero champion Richie Helger Jr. parked his Legend Car in Victory Lane for the first time on Friday night. Helger passed Isaiah Newcomb, who had won the last three races, for the lead in the final few laps then beat him back to the line to take down his first career win in the Helger’s No. 99. After a few years of trying, Helger was on top during Fast Friday’s premiere division.
Newcomb wasn’t far behind after working his way up through the field once again, finishing second. Behind them, Kevin Davis worked his way to the third spot after 25 laps, his best career Legends Cars finish at Seekonk.
Cole Robie and Brendan LaBelle followed them in fourth and fifth. In sixth, it was Jacob Burns, with Mason Tessier, Chase Silvia, Nicholaus Bulkeley and Jimmy “Pepe” Silvia finishing off the top-10.
The Nick’s Pit Stop Legends Cars will return to the track on Friday, August 18, for the finale of the Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Series, set for 30 laps. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media for the latest news and updates.
SEEKONK, Mass. — Adding to what had already been a great night of Fast Friday racing, Jared Cordeira parked his Pure Stock in Victory Lane on August 11 at Seekonk Speedway. In the Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Pure Stocks, Cordeira got to the lead just before halfway, but then had to hold off a hard charge in the final laps to seal his first win of the season.
Mike Henriques raced his way up to second and hounded the back bumper of Cordeira for the lead for many of the final laps. When the leaders came off turn four for the white flag, Cordeira got a little bit loose and Henriques was right there at the bottom. They raced side-by-side for the final lap and Cordeira had the edge from the outside when they found the checkered flag.
Henriques was second, just .035 back at the finish. Nick Brightman finished third on the track but was penalized post-race for a technical violation. The official finish saw Greg Perry third, Sam Lincoln fourth and Ethan Souza in fifth.
Brightman was aligned sixth, followed by Scott Cestodio, Timmy Ouellette, Matt Talbot and Don Courtemanche.
The Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Pure Stocks
will return to the track on Friday, August 18, for the finale of the Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Series, set for 30 laps. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media for the latest news and updates.
SEEKONK, Mass. — Richie Johnson is no stranger to Victory Lane at Seekonk Speedway, but he’s been doing it during Thrill Shows. On Friday night, he found himself back there in a different form, winning his first career race in the Sport 4 division at the third-mile. Johnson has come close at times during the 2023 season, showing consistent speed. But Friday, it was his time.
Johnson passed Henry Lavallee for the lead and then never looked back to pick up the win in the 25-lap feature. Jarrod Freitas, a three-time season winner, finished in second, with Lavallee holding on to grab the third spot at the finish.
Taylor Bowser and Mikey LeFort followed in fourth and fifth. Crystal Murray, Justin Leduc, Sam Mattera, Jacob Budznya and Christine Cavallaro finished out the top-10.
The Sport 4’s will return to the track on Friday, August 18, for the finale of the Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Series, set for 30 laps. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media for the latest news and updates.
SEEKONK, Mass. — Nick Uhrig Jr. is having his own breakout year in the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Bandits at Seekonk Speedway. Driving the No. 11, Uhrig has picked up his first career win, and now his second career win during the 2023 season. Friday night, he had a side-by-side battle with Parker Davis for the second straight week to decide the 15-lap feature.
The two raced clean, again, barely even getting close enough to sniff making contact. Davis picked up the win a week ago in the battle, this time, it was Uhrig. He held off Davis and defending champion Sam Macedo to score the feature win.
Mason Silva led laps early and finished fourth, followed by Mike Hanafin in fifth. Luka Dib, Carl Satterlund Jr., Jayden Sprague, Alya Martin and David Bernier finished out the top-10 spots at the finish.
The Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Bandits will return to the track on Friday, August 18, for the finale of the Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Series, set for 15 laps. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media for the latest news and updates.
Seekonk Speedway is pleased to announce that Race Director and former track champion Len Ellis has been honored by NASCAR and Advance Auto Parts for winning a special award. Ellis has been nominated one of the Advance Auto Parts Home Track Heroes for his efforts in short-track racing at Seekonk Speedway.
As part of winning the award, Len’s name will be featured on Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Cup Series event at Texas Motor Speedway in September. Len will also receive a special Advance Auto Parts branded gift bag in the coming weeks.
“This is a major honor for someone who really does deserve it,” David Alburn, General Manager at Seekonk Speedway, said. “Len embodies all of the characteristics you want in someone involved at the track. His dedication to racing for all of these years in many different areas is incredible and we’re happy to have him part of the Seekonk Speedway family.”
As a Wall of Fame member at Seekonk, Len started winning races in the 1970s and has been a major part of the Seekonk Speedway community for many years. Len is the current Race Director for the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series divisions and the Seekonk Youth Racing Bandoleros.
Ellis won two championships as a driver in Seekonk’s Pro Stock division. After driving, Ellis became a winning car owner, then started helping youth through his son, Tommy. Tommy eventually worked his way up and was the champion car chief of NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano in 2022.
Ellis returned to the track an an official in 2015. He began working with Seekonk’s youth (ages 8-16), teaching them the ropes of racing. He serves as their mentor and assists them with learning the track, cars and race craft. He also assists in teaching sportsmanship and how to be a positive member of the community. Often, Seekonk’s youth racers make their mark in the Friday divisions & end up racing on NASCAR Saturdays and on touring series, regionally and nationally. The impact Len Ellis has on our future NASCAR stars at is immeasurable.
Ellis is one of the most genuine people in the pit area - always looking for ways to help the competitors & see the track thrive. He’s often found attending driver fundraisers in the offseason, assisting with setup advice on cars and chatting with everyone at the track before and after the races. He enjoys the aspects of short-track racing Seekonk Speedway has to offer.
Len Ellis is Seekonk Speedway’s home track hero. From driver to official, to mentor, to friend, Ellis is a true Seekonk Speedway community member, and the track would not be where it is today without him.
Seekonk Speedway congratulates Len for this great award and we look forward to having him around the track for many years to come!
It’s getting down to the time we have all been waiting for. The fields are almost set for September’s Sunoco Drive For The Cup for all divisions, both on Fast Friday and NASCAR Saturday. With just three races remaining for both nights, it’s going to get wild to decide who is in, and who is out.
On Fast Friday, most of the divisions have a tight battle to see who will advance. Let’s take a deeper look heading into the August 11 events at Seekonk Speedway.
The Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Bandit field has five contenders inside the top-five who feel safe heading for the final three weeks. In both Bandolero divisions, only six drivers will make it.
Nick Uhrig Jr., Sam Macedo, Parker Davis, Mike Hanafin and Mason Silva are going to advance to the playoffs as long as they show up to the track for the next three weeks.
Behind them, Ryder Aguiar currently holds the final spot over Carl Satterlund Jr. by 46 points. With drivers earning two points per position, and the field weekly around 10 or less cars in the Bandits, it looks like Satterlund’s chances of making it are slim.
Anything can happen, but it’s likely going to be Uhrig, Macedo, Davis, Hanafin, Silva and Aguiar battling for the championship in September.
Yet another feature win for Ryan Vanasse Jr. in the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Outlaws all but guarantees him as the favorite heading into September’s playoff format. With Collin Vanasse, Bryson Robidoux, Brent Robidoux and Andrew Gomes following him in positions two through five, these drivers seem to be in good shape. Gomes holds an advantage of nearly 40 points ahead of the cutline. Expect these five to be locked in.
Zachary Keith jumped over Dylan Calabro after last week's 15-lap feature, now leading in the final spot by six points. Calabro hasn’t shown the consistency he will need to beat Keith straight out on the track, but that doesn’t mean something can’t change. With racing tight on the track, and two points per position, these drivers are now separated by just three spots going to the final three races.
RJ Murphy is next up in eighth, but is over 40 points out of sixth, and will likely need someone in front of him to really struggle to get his way into the battle.
Jarrod Freitas has three feature wins and will be all but locked into the Sport 4 playoffs as long as he takes the green this Friday night. Crystal Murray, the defending champion, and Henry Lavallee are second and third, along with Richie Johnson in fourth. These four drivers are in great shape to advance.
Taylor Bowser is in fifth, rather comfortable, 26 points ahead. Her consistency so far this season shows that she should be good when it comes to the cutline, but you never know.
From sixth on back, the races are on. Daniel Hayes and Christine Cavallaro are tied in sixth and seventh, with Mikey LeFort coming off another win last week and now in the final spot, eighth. Just outside, it’s tough to say what’s going to happen.
Justin Leduc is ninth and has shown quite the speed in the last few weeks, with a win and multiple podium finishes. He’s now just 22 points back of LeFort for the final spot.
However, it’s likely if Leduc is going to get in, he’s going to have to jump over Cavallaro or Hayes to do it. LeFort has been fast enough to get in with multiple wins and should do enough to get in. Hayes and Cavallaro are consistent in their finishes but if Leduc has three more podiums going into the end of August, he could get in.
Look out - this one is going to be tight. If you’re a betting person, put your money on LeFort staying in and Leduc finding his way in. But, anything can happen on the track - that’s why we race!
6 Daniel Hayes - 320 points
7 Christine Cavallaro - 320 points
8 Mikey LeFort - 318 points
9 Justin Leduc - 296 points
You can all but lock Scott Cestodio, Ethan Souza and Danny Massa into the playoffs in the Helger’s Pure Stocks. The lowest of them, Massa in third, is 80 points up on the cutline and very comfortable.
Sam Lincoln is fourth, and currently 48 points up. Mike Henriques is 36 ahead in fifth, while Jared Cordeira leads over the cutline by 30 points in the sixth position. With the way their seasons have gone and three races left, all six of these drivers should advance. But, we will see if the bad luck gremlins hit any of them.
In seventh spot is Timmy Ouellette, a one-time feature winner who also probably feels rather comfortable. He leads by 24 points over Greg Perry for the final spot. Perry, a former champion, scored his first win of the season last time out. He’s jumped into eighth and leads by 16 points now for the final spot over Don Courtemanche. Josh Badach fell further back last week in ninth and is likely out of contention.
Perry v.s Courtemanche looks like the battle going down the stretch. Perry seems to have found his groove lately, but can Courtemanche make a late push to get back in the top-eight?
7 Tim Ouellette - 332 points
8 Greg Perry - 308 points
9 Don Courtemanche - 292 points
The story in the Legends Cars looks to be all but sealed up for the top seven drivers. Jacob Burns, Isaiah Newcomb, Nicholaus Bulkeley, Richie Helger Jr., Mason Tessier, Brendan LaBelle and Josh Parsons currently hold the first seven events in the points standings and are more than comfortable. Parsons, in seventh, holds a lead of 44 points to the cutline.
Chase Silvia currently leads for the final spot, over his dad, Jimmy “Pepe” Silvia by 28 points. Chase has been impressive in his first Legends Cars season with consistent runs in and around the top-10. After a nasty wreck last week, he didn’t lose a ton of points, which is a good sign for him. Kevin Davis has snuck into the 10th spot and is 36 points back in the battle for the final spot. Is a three-week stretch enough for Davis to crawl his way into it?
Only time will tell.
8 Chase Silvia - 272 points
9 Jimmy Silvia - 244 points
10 Kevin Davis - 236 points
All five Fast Friday divisions return to the track on Friday, August 11 for another round of racing. Racing begins at 7 p.m. each and every Friday night, there are only seven remaining for the 2023 season. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media for the latest news and updates.
SEEKONK, Mass. — It’s been a good season to be a Vanasse in the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Outlaw division at Seekonk Speedway in 2023. Friday night, Collin Vanasse drove his No. 78 to his second win of the season in the 15-lap feature, doing it in rather dominating fashion. Through the first eight events, the Vanasse family has won all but one of the feature events.
Ben Moribito finished second, continuing to show speed in his ride, while Ryan Vanasse Jr. came back from mid-race trouble to finish third. Bryson Robidoux and Andrew Gomes followed in fourth and fifth at the finish.
Zachary Keith, Dylan Calabro, RJ Murphy, Brody Wakefield and Mikey LeFort III finished off the top-10.
The Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Outlaws will return to the track on Friday, August 4 for another 15-lap feature. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media for the latest news and updates.
Seekonk Speedway Features stories on the Stars and Cars that race at Seekonk Speedway