SEEKONK, Mass. -- For the first time in 2022, Seekonk Speedway will have double the racing action in the same weekend this Friday and Saturday night. On Friday, the Fast Friday season roars to life for the first time, with five divisions of racing, while on Saturday, the track kicks-off the summer Seekonk Speedway style with the Memorial Day Thrill Show.
Tickets for both events are available in advance at SeekonkSpeedway.com and will also be available at the track on race day. Tickets for Fast Friday are just $10 for adults, with kids 12 and under free. Tickets for the Memorial Day Thrill Show are $25 for adults, kids 6-12 are $12 and kids 5 and under, and parking, are free.
“This is a big weekend for us, as we begin the summer with one of the biggest shows of the year on Saturday, and kick-off the Fast Friday season on Friday to get it all started,” Ed St. Germain, Director of Business Development for Seekonk Speedway, said. “Our Fast Friday continues to showcase the upcoming youth racers that are going to be future NASCAR Saturday stars, and we’re excited to see them hit the track for the first time this year. The Memorial Day Thrill Show includes the thrills and spills fans are looking for and should be an excellent day of action.”
On Friday, the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Bandits and Outlaws, Everett’s Auto Parts Sport 4’s, Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Sportsman and Nick’s Pit Stop Legends Cars will all begin their seasons.
In the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero divisions, both classes showcase the true youth of Seekonk Speedway, with drivers aged from 8 through 14. Some of the top NASCAR Saturday champions have come from the Fast Friday Seekonk Youth Racing Association program, so keep your eye on these rising stars. Names like Brent Robidoux, Darren Krantz, Adam Harrison, Ryan Vanasse Jr., Collin Vanasse, Sam Macedo, Mike Hanafin, Mikey LeFort III and Bradley Strickland are just a few of the names to watch across both classes.
The Everett’s Auto Parts Sport 4 season should kick-off with a bang for 25-laps, as this may be the one Seekonk division with the most unknowns. As Mikey LeFort plans to step away from full-time racing in the division, the battle for the championship is wide open. Names like Crystal Murray, Karlin Levesque and Tyler Duhancik are some of the registered drivers who should be contenders for the crown. The Sport 4 class showcases some of Seekonk’s rising stars, but also a few veterans who maintain their place in the division due to the affordability.
The Nick’s Pit Stop Legends Cars season is shaping up to be one of the best yet, with a full field of cars expected to open the season. With defending champion Luke Lebrun moving on to Late Model action, the title battle may swing into the hands of another Nick Lascuola Racing ride. Devin Deshaies is taking over the car Lebrun drove last year, and should be a threat right from the first green flag. But look for names like defending Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Outlaw champion Richie Helger Jr., Brenden LaBelle, Mason Tessier, Jake Silvia, Josh Parsons, Brendon Hammann and more to become threats during the season.
The Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Pure Stocks continue to run through their veteran leaders. Defending and now two-time champion Greg Perry, Danny Massa, Timmy Ouellette and Jeremy Lambert have to be at the front of the pack when it comes to challengers. But don’t look past names like Ethan Souza, Austin Flanagan, Rob Hendrickson, Matthew Talbot, Justin Menard, Jim Reilly, Mike Rotondo and more when it comes to battling for the crown at the end of the season. Beginning on Friday, they want to chase trophies on a weekly basis in their 25-lap events.
On Saturday, those Thrill Show spills and thrills return with the Troy City Tactical Spectator Drags, Car & Truck Enduro races, Car & Truck Enduro Drags, Crazy Figure 8 Races, Powder Puff action and the Insane Chain race. With gates opening at 2:30 p.m. and racing beginning at 5 p.m., fans are not going to want to miss this special event. Celebrate the kick-off to the summer season at Seekonk in style by watching the crashing and smashing of a Thrill Show.
Fast Friday racing begins at 7 p.m. with the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Bandits and Outlaws, Everett’s Auto Parts Sport 4’s, Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Pure Stocks and Nick’s Pit Stop Legends Cars. Saturday’s action begins at 5 p.m.
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