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.
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***THRILL SHOW UPDATE*** Due to circumstances beyond our control there will NOT be Fireworks at Saturday’s Thrill Show. The Full Schedule of Event is still being held without fireworks. We do apologize but the situation is outside of our control.
If you bought your tickets online were coming just for the fireworks and would like to exchange your tickets for the Labor Day Thrill Show and Fireworks we must receive your request by Saturday, July 8th at 2 pm via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tickets must remain unscanned
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SEEKONK, Mass. — Ben Tinker couldn’t have asked for a much better night when the 350 SMAC Supermodifieds invaded Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday night. Racing as part of the annual Open Wheel Wednesday with a 40-lap race, Tinker dominated, leading all of the laps en route to a dominating victory.
After Tinker took control, the race for second was on in the final laps between Brad Babb and Kenny White Jr. With a last-lap pass, Babb was able to get around and finish in the runner-up spot. White was able to finish third, followed by Dave Helliwell and Bobby Timmons III.
The thrills of the small-block supermodifieds racing around the third-mile Seekonk Speedway with lap times just over 11 seconds per circuit thrilled a packed house on Wednesday. The event also included the NEMA Lites and a $10,000 to win Open Wheel Modified madness show.
Scott Watts Sr., Matt Seavey, Paul Buzel, PJ Stergios and John Leonard finished the top-10 spots.
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It’s been quite the year for Jake Trainor so far in 2023. Trainor picked up a big victory during the Little 500 in Indianapolis on Memorial Day weekend and visited Seekonk Speedway for the first time this year during Open Wheel Wednesday on June 28.
After 50 laps, Trainor picked up the victory in the NEMA Lite feature race on a night where the track also hosted Modifieds and Supermodifieds. Trainor passed Paul Scally for the lead on lap 32 and never looked back to pick up the win. Scally followed in second spot, with PJ Stergios wrapping the podium in third.
The race was slowed quickly after Mike Pernisiglio flipped in turn three. The race was also slowed when oil was dropped all around the third-mile and required a lengthy delay. Once the race got going, the field settled out and Trainor took control.
Joey Bailey was fourth and Todd Bertrand rounded out the top-five. Avery Stoehr, Ben Mikitarian, Kyle Valeri, Alby Ovitt and Chase Locke finished the top-10.
The NEMA Lites will return to Seekonk Speedway during a Saturday night showdown on Saturday, July 15 for the NEMA Boston Louie Seymour Memorial along with the NEMA Midgets, Pro Stocks and Late Models. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media for the latest news and updates.
The rumble and roar of the Modifieds, Midgets and Supermodifieds returns to Seekonk Speedway this Wednesday, June 28 as the annual Open Wheel Wednesday is ready to rock the third-mile.
The track has evaluated the weather forecast and even though the morning hours have a risk for rain, the afternoon hours show clearing and some great weather for a Wednesday night short-track major event. All systems are go for Open Wheel Wednesday on June 28 at Seekonk Speedway!
This special event will include a 100-lap, $10,000 to win Open Modified race, sanctioned again this year by the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series. It’s the 18th edition of the special event, with Matt Hirschman leading all active drivers into the race with five career wins, and Doug Coby not far behind with three. Hirschman has won the last two Open Wheel Wednesday races and overall, three of the last five. His first victory came back in 2008 and he hasn’t stopped winning since. The Pennsylvania native is just a few weeks off his dominating NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour performance at Seekonk on June 10, where he won the pole, led all the laps and scored the impressive win. If someone is going to pocket $10,000, they will likely need to run through the No. 60.
Coby will be back to chase the crown in the Mayhew Tools No. 10, the second outing of the year for his personal race team. He’s joined by former event winners Kirk Alexander (76), Richard Savary (99), Ron Silk (16) and Ronnie Williams (50) as previous winners of the race entered to compete. As of writing of this story, nearly 30 drivers have entered to compete. Seekonk fans will be familiar with names like Jake Johnson, a two-time Legends Cars Seekonk champion, Chase Dowling, Les Hinckley, Chris Pasteryak and others. The 100-lap race will conclude the night on Open Wheel Wednesday with a full card of racing planned just before it.
The NEMA Lites and 350 SMAC Supermodifieds are also back in town. The NEMA Lites, a division that tours throughout New England during the season, is making their first of two trips to Seekonk coming up in the next few weeks. They will be back for the Saturday, July 15 show as part of the Boston Louie Seymour Memorial Classic night along with a few NASCAR divisions. In their early 2023 season, names like Abby Ovitt, Danny Cugini, Avery Stoehr and others are off to strong starts. The NEMA Lites race is set for 50 laps around the third-mile.
Fans can expect to see Jake Trainor as one of the many NEMA drivers at the track on Wednesday night. At just 18-years-old, Jake Trainor is coming off a major victory in the Little 500 in Indianapolis back on Memorial Day weekend. From Medway, Massachusetts, this local contender is quickly making a name for himself. His Little 500 victory also marked the first triumph in the major event for car owner Matt Seymour.
“This is my second start in a sprint car and my first time at Anderson,” said Trainor in Victory Lane that night. “I just did everything I felt like I could have done to prepare for this race and I still felt like I was underprepared coming into it. don’t even know what to say. I’m so lost for words.”
This rising star will compete in the Seymour Racing No. 29 entry, a car that is no stranger to Victory lane at Seekonk Speedway.
With the SMAC Tour heading back to Seekonk, they will be just about getting their season underway, just like Seekonk, due to Mother Nature. The winged warriors return to the Action Track of the East will produce high-speed racing fans will not want to miss.
Tickets for Open Wheel Wednesday are available in advance online today at SeekonkSpeedway.com. Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets for this and all Seekonk Speedway 2023 events online to save money and avoid lines on race day. Tickets are $35 online in advance or $38 day of, with youth ages 6-12 just $12 in advance or $15 day of. Kids five and under and parking are free at Seekonk Speedway. For those who purchase tickets ahead, gates will open at 4:30PM, for those who buy at the gates, they will open at 5PM.
For the latest news and information including updates on Open Wheel Wednesday, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media.
Justin Bonsignore Heads To Seekonk For Saturday Night Showdown
A Saturday night short-track showdown in Massachusetts is up next for Justin Bonsignore and the Ken Massa Motorsports team. This Saturday night, June 10, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour heads to Seekonk Speedway for the Seekonk 150 – race six of the 19-event 2023 calendar.
Bonsignore enters the race with one win in the first five races of the season – at Riverhead Raceway – but the three-time series champion has top-10 finishes in all events and top-fives in all but one.
Heading to Seekonk, a place where Bonsignore won in 2018, the New York native has a high amount of confidence. Seekonk recently paved the corners on both ends of the third-mile, adding yet another element to Saturday’s race. No Modifieds have competed in a race on the surface yet in competition this season, but the track has been running weekly events and the racing has been some of the best the track has seen.
“Definitely excited to get to Seekonk and try the new pavement and see how it impacted the track,” Bonsignore said. “We’ve had a pretty consistent season so far, but we are looking to get back to Victory Lane again with our Phoenix Communications team. We’re going to be six races into the year and the summer stretch is about to get underway. It’s going to be a busy and important time for our team.”
A full day of racing at Seekonk Speedway also includes their weekly Sport Trucks, Sportsman and Late Models, all with extra-distance races. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will practice from 3-4 p.m., with qualifying at 5:30 p.m., and the 150-lap at 8 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at SeekonkSpeedway.com and will also be available at the track on race day. For those who can’t make it, FloRacing.TV will also have live coverage at 8 p.m.
For more information on three-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Justin Bonsignore and his Kenneth Massa Motorsports team, visit JustinBonsignore.com and follow his Athlete page on Facebook for the latest updates.
Seekonk Speedway Makes Schedule Adjustments To Due Rainout on ACT night; ACT Spring Green Rescheduled To August 19
SEEKONK, Mass. — Mother Nature didn’t come to play on Saturday night at Seekonk Speedway, forcing track officials to postpone the racing card including the Spring Green 123 for the American-Canadian Tour. The ACT Tour will return to Seekonk for this special event on Saturday, August 19, alongside a full card of racing that will include the Pro Stocks, Sportsman and Sport Trucks.
With the postponement of the ACT Tour event until August 19, all grandstand passes purchased for the June 3 racing card will be honored on August 19 when ACT returns.
Seekonk Speedway has also announced an adjustment in the schedule for the Everett’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Series. Although the first two races in the Triple Crown for all divisions will remain unchanged, the final events for the Pro Stocks and Late Models have been moved to Saturday, August 12. The Sportsman and Trucks Triple Crown finale remains on August 19 as part of Everett’s Auto Parts weekend at the track. The Pro Stock race on August 19 will be a normal 40-lap feature.
“These adjustments to our schedule will just add even more excitement to race night on August 12,” Ed St. Germain of Seekonk Speedway said. “With some of our Late Model contenders racing with the ACT Tour, we will give them the opportunity to do that and leave them off the August 19 schedule. We appreciate everyone working through these types of adjustments with the Speedway.”
-The Scully Memorial 55 for the Pro Stocks has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 15, a night that will also include the prestigious Boston Louie with NEMA Lites and NEMA Midgets along with the Late Models.
Pit passes purchased for the June 3 event will be honored either this Saturday, June 10 or August 19. For those who chose to use them this Saturday, June 10, the track will cover the cost of the added value for the Tour pit pass and make it an even swap. Wristbands must be turned in to receive a new band.
Seekonk Speedway returns to Saturday night short-track racing on Saturday, June 10, with a show headlined by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Seekonk 150. The Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Sportsman, Chaz Auto Body Sport Trucks and Late Models will also all compete in the first round of their Everetts Auto parts Triple Crown. All three divisions will have extra laps with the Trucks and Sportsman running 35 and the Late Models running 45.
For more information on Seekonk Speedway and to purchase tickets for upcoming events throughout the 2023 season, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com. Fans are also encouraged to follow the track on social media for the latest news and updates surrounding the Massachusetts third-mile.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider and the official auto parts retailer of NASCAR, announced that voting is live for its third-annual Advance My Track Challenge. The program encourages race fans to vote for their local NASCAR-sanctioned short track, with the track receiving the most votes winning a $50,000 grand prize.
Beginning today, fans can visit AdvanceMyTrack.com to vote for one of 25 NASCAR Home Tracks located in the U.S. or Canada. Tracks that are part of the program showcase a variety of NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series (NAAPWS) racing disciplines, including late model stock cars, open wheel modified cars and street stock race cars.
The first round of voting concludes Friday, May 5. One track per region (West, Midwest, Southeast, Northeast) plus the track with the next-highest total of votes will move to a final round of voting on May 9-15. Each of the five finalist tracks will win $5,000, with the track receiving the most votes in the final round winning $50,000. Teams at winning tracks are encouraged to use prize money for track facility upgrades or to establish programming with schools or nonprofits that benefit their local community.
“We are passionate about offering race fans a platform to advance local grassroots racing,” said Jason McDonell, Advance’s executive vice president of merchandising, marketing and eCommerce. “The Advance My Track Challenge spotlights the importance of local racing and how NASCAR Home Tracks have been enjoyed by fans for generations. Short track racing is part of NASCAR’s past, present and future, and this program ensures that local venues will continue to provide entertainment for fans and a chance for racers to live out their dreams.”
“Advance Auto Parts’ commitment to improving facility infrastructure and fan experience through the Advance My Track Challenge continues to enhance grassroots racing across the country,” said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR senior vice president, racing development & strategy. “As NASCAR celebrates our 75th Anniversary season this year, it is more important than ever to put a focus on racing at the local level, which is the foundation of our sport.”
Advance will activate the program alongside its partners at Team Penske. Advance My Track Challenge “Vote Now” branding will be featured on Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 Advance Auto Parts Ford for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, April 16 (3 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1).
“It’s important for grassroots racing to be accessible for fans and drivers,” said Blaney, a third-generation race car driver and 7-time NASCAR Cup Series race winner. “I’m proud to work with a partner like Advance who is focused on supporting NASCAR’s Home Tracks and local race fans through programs like Advance My Track Challenge. We couldn’t pick a better place to kick off the program than Martinsville, one of NASCAR’s most fun and old-school style race tracks. We’re looking forward to a great ride in our No. 12 Ford Mustang this weekend.”
The Advance My Track Challenge first launched in 2021. In its two years, Advance and NASCAR celebrated Berlin Raceway (Grand Rapids, Mich.) and Jennerstown Speedway (Jennerstown, Pa.) as its two winners of the $50,000 grand prize.
Advance’s support of the NAAPWS includes its “Home Track Highlights” program. The retailer is using its season-long sponsorship of Blaney’s No. 12 Ford to spotlight various local NASCAR track champions across the U.S. and Canada. Each week, different Weekly Series drivers are featured on Blaney’s car. For every Blaney Cup Series victory, the winning driver(s) featured on his car each receive a $1,200 Advance gift card.
SEEKONK, Mass. – Seekonk Speedway is happy to announce today that Blue Collar Customs, based in Abington, Massachusetts, is joining the Speedway sponsorship program for the new season. Blue Collar Customs will sponsor the Figure 8 Races during the season, where drivers race across the third-mile – and the infield – in one of the more thrilling events for fans to enjoy. They will also become the presenting sponsor of First Responders Night on Saturday, September 9 – a special night at the track each year, as fans recognize local First Responders and remember the 9/11 events from 2001. First Responders night is a NASCAR Saturday special that will serve as round one of the Sunoco Drive For The Cup Playoffs in 2023.
As part of another year of Seekonk competition, the Figure 8 Races will take place at all of the major Thrill Show events – Memorial Day (May 27), MEGA Disposal Independence Day Thrill Show (July 8), Mid Summer Thrill Show (August 5), Labor Day (September 2) and the Pumpkin Smash Thrill Show (October 14).
Blue Collar Customs is the most passionate vehicle upfitter in the South Shore of Massachusetts, serving a variety of industries and needs. From bolt-on truck accessories to a set of backup lights or a full emergency vehicle upfit, they strive to be your partner before, during and after the sale! They offer their services to first responders, municipal & commercial fleets, as well as private businesses. For more information, visit them online at BlueCollarCustomsMA.com or give them a call at 781-421-6381.
"The Blue Collar Customs team could not be more excited about joining the Seekonk Speedway Sponsor List for the 2023 season,” Kyle Fonseca, Principal of Blue Collar Customs, said. “As an active participant in the Thrill Show events for the last 5+ years, sponsoring the Figure 8 races seemed like a no-brainer. It allows us to further our partnership with the Speedway while giving all the competitors that we've met over the years a little something extra to look forward to. We were honored when given the opportunity to be a presenting sponsor for First Responder night to honor those customers of ours that dedicate their lives to keeping us safe. Bring on the 2023 season!"
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