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.
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After an over-two-month delay, the American-Canadian Tour is set to revisit Seekonk Speedway for the 48th running of the Spring Green after poor weather delayed the original June date to this Saturday, August 19th. The Tour championship battle continues to heat up as they invade the iconic Cement Palace and take on a strong batch of NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series teams ready to defend their home turf. Both sides will be hotly contesting in search of one of the American-Canadian Tour’s top annual prizes.
Seekonk Speedway has long held its place in American-Canadian Tour history and Saturday only adds to that significance. In 17 contested events since 1983, former back-to-back ACT Tour champion Scott Payea is the only driver to earn repeat wins at The Action Track of the East in back-to-back victories in 2016 and 2017. The venerable Massachusetts oval has annually been anyone’s game in each Tour showing with only one thing in common so far, no Seekonk regular has carried the ACT checkers at their home track. Vinny Arrenegado, Richie Murray, 2022 track champion Mark Jenison and 2019 ACT Rookie of the Year Ryan Kuhn, among others, are looking to change that statistic on Saturday by taking one of the Tour’s top-tier annual events.
Seekonk will also be the sixth different facility to host the Spring Green after starting its years at the beloved Catamount Stadium in Milton, Vermont. After a one-off show at the iconic Sanair Super Speedway tri-oval in Quebec back in 1988, the Spring Green called Plattsburgh, New York’s Airborne Speedway home for many years before going to Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway and New Hampshire’s White Mountain Motorsports Park. Annually earning its lap-count based on the year contested, the Spring Green has held an interesting place in ACT history and Saturday’s 123-lap showdown will only add to that icon status.
Defending American-Canadian Tour champion D.J. Shaw leads both the Tour standings and the Brookside Equipment Sales Southern New England Triple Crown standings after winning the Spring Sizzler 75 at Stafford Motor Speedway in May. Like Payea, Shaw will be looking for back-to-back Seekonk wins after stealing the win from young-gun Jacob ‘Rowdy’ Burns last fall. Milton CAT 250 winner Derek Gluchacki will be looking to gain more momentum at his hometrack on Saturday with Jimmy Renfrew Jr., Gabe Brown and Jonathan Bouvrette, among others, also looking to make gains in the standings.
The American-Canadian Tour returns to the Bay State on Saturday, August 19th for the 48th running of the Spring Green 123 at Seekonk Speedway. All the top ACT travel teams will invade the Cement Palace to battle against the strong local defenders for a chance to join a wins-list of icons, including Dave Dion, Joey Kourafas, Junior Hanley and the Dragon Brothers. NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series will also be in action for the Pro Stocks and Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown finales for the Sportsman and Sport Trucks. Pit Gate opens at 2:00pm and Post Time is set for 6:00pm. Adult general admission set for $25, children 12-6 for $5 and kids five and under free with Pit Passes available at $30 with NASCAR license and $40 for non-license.
For more information, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.acttour.com. You can also get updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @ACTTour.
SEEKONK, Mass. — After a wild and interesting 60-laps in the finale of the Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Series for the Pro Stocks on Saturday, Bobby Pelland was the one celebrating two different victories. Pelland not only captured the checkered flag in the race, but also won the Triple Crown title for the 2023 season in his No. 12.
In a year filled with speed for the former Late Model champion, Pelland is finding his groove just at the right time, as he looks to chase a Pro Stock title in September. Dick Benoit came up just one spot short of the Triple Crown title in second, with John Studley impressively finishing in third.
Mike Brightman and Rick Martin finished fourth and fifth. Mark Jenison, Tom Scully Jr., Danny Thibeault, Darryl Stampfl and Dylan Estrella completed the top-10 spots.
The Pro Stocks will be back on the track on Saturday, August 19 for another feature, set for 40 laps. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media.
SEEKONK, Mass. — After weeks and weeks of coming close, Mike Duarte might be heating up at just the right time in the Chaz Auto Body Sport Trucks. Duarte picked up his first win of the season on Saturday night, driving the No. 50 to the front and holding off a long list of challengers in the final laps to secure his first win of the season.
Duarte was chased to the finish line by two-time season winner Jake Vanada and defending champion Rick Martin. Amy Arsenault and Ethan Heilborn weren’t far behind at the checkered flag and finished in fourth and fifth.
The point standings, specifically around the cutline in the race towards the Sunoco Drive For The Cup, changed again on Saturday, with Bobby Tripp finishing 11th and Mike Cavallaro falling out early. The full point standings will be released on Monday with just two races remaining before the playoffs start on NASCAR Saturday.
The Chaz Auto Body Sport Trucks will return to the track for the finale of the Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Series on Saturday, August 19, with another 35-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 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!
SEEKONK, Mass. — The heat of the summer is here and Seekonk Speedway is ready to celebrate with a triple header of racing this weekend, August 11-13. Friday, the Fast Friday Series returns to the track, while NASCAR Saturday is back on track on Saturday and Sunday, the second and final Monster Truck show of the season invades Seekonk Speedway.
Tickets for all three days are available online at SeekonkSpeedway.com and are cheaper online than they will be at the gates on race day. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets ahead to save money and skip the long lines on the day of the races.
Friday night, the Fast Friday Series heats up with the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Bandit and Outlaws, Sport 4’s, Helger’s Pure Stocks and Nick’s Pit Stop Legends Cars all on track. With just three regular season races remaining until the Sunoco Drive For The Cup playoff field is set, all divisions have drivers trying to hold off others for the final spot. In the last few Friday’s, racing has been hot on the track with exciting action in the Bandolero’s showcasing winners like Ryan Vanasse Jr., Collin Vanasse, Parker Davis and Sam Macedo.
In the Sport 4’s, it’s been a season of winning for Mikey LeFort and Jarrod Freitas, but names like Crystal Murray have also won and been consistent each week. In the Pure Stocks, last week it was Greg Perry returning to Victory Lane for the first time this year, cementing himself in the playoff race, although at the bottom of the top eight. Is he showing he will be a threat to win the title and come on strong late in the summer? And in the Nick’s Pit Stop Legends Cars, Isaiah Newcomb seems to be on a mid-season tear with multiple wins in a row. Is he now the favorite heading into the Drive For The Cup? Or will these upcoming three weeks impact who will be contenders?
Saturday includes two Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Series finales, for the Pro Stocks and the Late Models. The Pro Stock final four includes David Darling, who won both of the first two, Dylan Estrella, Bobby Pelland and Dick Benoit. In the Late Models, Luke LeBrun, Charlie Rose, Mark Jenison and Jacob Burns will battle for the crown. Although everyone knows Dave Darling is the Pro Stock favorite, Estrella has two wins this year, Pelland has been fast and Benoit has been a welcomed surprise at the front of the field. In the Late Models, LeBrun and Burns have shown their dominance at times, while Jenison, the defending champion, has been quiet, and Rose has one feature win. Both of these extra-distance events, set for 45 laps for the Late Models and 60 for the Pro Stocks, will be exciting to watch.
Also in action on Saturday night are the Helger’s Sportsman and the Chaz Auto Body Sport Trucks. Like all other Seekonk divisions, they are closing in on the playoff battle in September. Right now, both divisions have a driver sitting in eighth less than 20 points ahead of those behind. The Sportsman and Trucks will both run for 25 laps this week.
The Sunday edition of Monster Truck Madness will include Trucks like Stinger Unleashed, Storm Damage, Hurricane Force, Crushstation, LumberJack and Virginia Giant. For the second time this season, the rumble and roar of the major Monster Trucks invades the Action Track of the East! This show also includes the East Coast Towing & Recovery Spectator Drags, always exciting for the fans.
Fast Friday racing begins at 7 p.m., NASCAR Saturday action begins at 6 p.m., and Monster Truck racing begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.
Fast Friday tickets are $10 for adults in advance or $13 at the gates on race day. NASCAR Saturday tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the gates. Sunday Monster Truck tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the gates. Sunday’s Monster Truck show is also $15 at the gates for youth ages 6-12 and kids five and under are free.
The summer is heating up as the Speedway rolls into the final few weeks of racing before the playoffs and our 2023 champions are crowned. Don’t miss it!
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SEEKONK, Mass. — It’s hard to believe Saturday night was defending Chaz Auto Body Sport Truck champion Rick Martin’s first win of the 2023 season at Seekonk Speedway. Martin took advantage when two leaders got together in front of him in the final laps to take the lead, then held off Mike Cavallaro to score his first victory of the season in a wild 25-lap feature on Rhode Island Shriners night at the track.
There was certainly a tight battle for the lead between Jeff Belyea and Mike Duarte for much of the second half of the feature. Belyea led the field across for the white flag with Duarte hot on his bumper, the two made contact, and both ended up in the rear. That setup a dash to the finish between Martin and Cavallaro, two former champions and division veterans, and Martin wasn’t to be denied.
Cavallaro followed up his first win of the season a few weeks ago to finish second, with Brittany Campbell, a two-time season winner, crossing in third. Jake Vanada, also a two-time season winner, and Bobby Tripp followed to finish the top-five.
Amy Arsenault, Darryl Church, Ethan Heilborn, Tommy Scully III and Danny Thibeault completed the top-10.
The Chaz Auto Body Sport Trucks will be back on track on Saturday, July 29 for another 25-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, Mass. — The second round of the Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Series for the Pro Stocks came down to the final laps, and it was a thrilling finish that marked the end of the 60-lap feature when the checkered flag went into the air.
Dylan Estrella used the outside lane on a restart inside the final 10 laps to gain the edge over Mike Brightman, and then had to hold Brightman off in the final circuits to take the win. Brightman led much of the race, but the late caution gave Estrella one more shot, and the Everett’s Auto Parts driver didn’t disappoint.
David Darling rebounded from early trouble to chase up through the field and finish third, while Bobby Pelland and Dick Benoit completed the top-five after 60 circuits. Benoit challenged inside the podium for much of the middle of the race, continuing to show speed in his No. 47 machine.
Kevin Casper, Mark Jenison, Tommy Adams, Mike Rotondo and Billy Brady finished off the top-10 spots.
The Pro Stocks will be back on track on Saturday, August 12 for another feature. They will be off next Saturday, July 29, but many of the regulars will run with the Pro All Star Series in the 150-lap contest. 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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