SEEKONK, Mass. — For the second time this year, it’s time for Seekonk Speedway to do the triple this weekend. Set for three straight days of racing beginning on Friday, August 12 with Fast Friday and ending on Sunday, August 14 with the second and final Monster Truck appearance of the year, NASCAR Saturday will be smashed in the middle to complete a full card of racing.
On Fast Friday, the race for the inaugural Seekonk Speedway Drive For The Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuel continues with just three weeks remaining before the playoff field is set for the Bandolero divisions, Legends Cars, Pure Stocks and Sport 4’s. On NASCAR Saturday, the annual Pit Party will take place from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the pit area, where fans can enter and meet the cars and stars of the track up close and personal. The night also includes the annual Fans on Parade event, where the fans can take a walk around the track during intermission to show support for their favorite driver. On Sunday, the Monster Trucks invade Seekonk Speedway along with the Troy City Tactical Spectator Drags and their one-on-one drags and the Summer Showdown race.
Racing on Friday begins at 7 p.m., while Saturday rolls off at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets for all three events are available today online at SeekonkSpeedway.com, where you can purchase both pit passes and grandstand admission and skip the lines on race day.
In Friday’s Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero divisions, Darren Krantz Jr. (Bandits) and Chase Silvia (Outlaws) look to continue their lead in the championship standings. In both of the Bandolero classes, only the top-six drivers at the end of August will advance into the playoffs. Right now, Bryson Robidoux leads Nick Uhrig Jr. by just eight points in the Bandit race for sixth, while Bradley Strickland and Adam Harrison are fifth and sixth in the Outlaws, leading Brent Robidoux by just six points.
In the Everett’s Auto Parts Sport 4 class, the race for the final playoff spot has quieted down, and the race for the feature win in Friday’s 25-lap feature could see a first-time winner. Is this the week Taylor Bowser breaks into prime form out front? Can someone like Daniel Hayes or Justin Leduc or Stephanie Bruneau grab their first checkered flag?
The Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Pure Stocks and Nick’s Pit Stop Legends Cars divisions have both been a toss-up lately when trying to pick a winner. Mike Henriques has three wins on the season in the Pure Stocks, including the last two events, but Sam Lincoln, the Triple Crown champion, and names like Jordan Threllfall, Mike Rotondo and Jared Cordeira haven’t been far behind. Right now, Cordeira leads Ethan Souza by 14 points for the final playoff spot. In the Legends Cars, Mason Tessier has been the hot driver lately, but names like Devin Deshaies, Brendon Hammann and others will look to get back to the top this week. Have you seen their race for eighth in the playoffs? Jake Silvia, Josh Parsons, Brendan LaBelle and Richie Helger Jr. are all separated by just about 20 points.
NASCAR Saturday will be busy with the Pit Party from 4:30-5:30PM, while intermission will be packed with the Fans on Parade. On the track, Dave Darling looks to return to prime form again and capture the win in the Pro Stock 40-lap feature. He will be chased by names like Rick Martin, Mike Brightman, Tom Scully Jr., Tommy Adams and more in the main event.
The Late Model division could see another driver add their name to the list of repeat winners in 2022. Chase Belcher and Gerry DeGasparre Jr. are some of the only drivers to visit Victory Lane more than once, with Gerry winning three times, and Chase twice. Names like Vinnie Arrenegado, points leader Richie Murray, Paul Lallier and others all will look to get back to the top.
In the Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Sportsman, Chad Baxter has been the dominant force for the last month, but will look to hold off names like Craig Pianka, Ed Perry, Doug Benoit and Scott Serydysnki Jr. in their 25-lap feature on Saturday night. Can a name like Colby Lambert or Adam Pettey get to Victory Lane?
The Chaz Auto Body Sport Truck division currently has one of the tightest playoff battles in all nine of Seekonk’s divisions, with Tom Scully III leading Jake Vanada by just over 10 points. While all eyes will be on their race for the playoffs, the feature win is still up for battle this Saturday night in their 25-lap feature.
Update to Sundays Monster Truck Show
Due to some trucks having mechanical damage and not being able to get parts in time for this weekends event we have had to adjust a line up still featuring six great trucks. We apologize to anyone who was expecting to see a certain truck as these circumstances are out of our control.
Sunday’s Monster Truck event includes six different Trucks and the Spectator Drags, wrapping a full weekend of Seekonk Speedway action. Check out the updated list of trucks that will be appearing… Stinger Unleased, Toxic, Virginia Giant, Crushstation, Lumberjack & Toxic Too
For more information on Seekonk Speedway and the weekend full of events, visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media for the latest events. Tickets for all of the remaining 2022 Seekonk Speedway events are available today at SeekonkSpeedway.com.
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