NORTHEAST: What’s New; Seekonk Speedway Adds Excitement Under NASCAR Banner in 2015

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SEEKONK, Mass. — official track release by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Seekonk Speedway photo —

In just three short days, the Seekonk Speedway will throw the green flag to kick off opening weekend, fire the motors in the pits and take to the track.

Over the offseason, the Speedway made various changes and adjustments that are now evident to fans. Seekonk Speedway is now fully under the NASCAR banner, meaning the track will be a part of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series with its Saturday night divisions.

The winner of the Pro Stock championship this season will also be crowned Massachusetts state champion, since Seekonk is the only NASCAR Home Track in Massachusetts.  It will be an exciting honor for one driver to be able to go down to Charlotte, N.C. at the end of the season and celebrate with the other champions from around the country.

Another change for the 2015 season comes with the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series taking on a brand new format.

The Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series will take on a three-round, elimination-style format, which will again pay double points in all three races for all of the divisions at the Speedway.

Below is a breakdown of each round:

Round One:  Triple Crown Opener

  • All drivers start in contention for the Triple Crown championship.
  • Following the checkered flag in race one, the top seven finishers will advance to round two, eliminating all others from contention.

Round Two: Lucky Seven

  • The second Triple Crown feature will whittle the field down even further, with the winners of the first two races automatically advancing to the final round.
  • The remaining two spots in the “Final Four” will be awarded to the highest two non-winners in Triple Crown points after the first two races.

Round Three: Final Four

  • The four eligible drivers will conclude the Triple Crown Series championship fight with the highest finishing of the four winning the title.
  • The driver will be honored track-side following the feature event.

The new format will likely have an effect on not just the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown title, but also the driver’s championship at season’s end.  In the past, drivers that struggle in the Triple Crown Races traditionally end up lower in the season tally.

Thanks go out to Phil Viveiros and the Phil’s Propane Team of Tiverton, R.I. for their continued support of the Seekonk Speedway.

Another added addition for this season will be new lighting around the track. Courtesy of Propane Plus, the lighting system will be improved and the track will look even better when the cars head down into turn one on a restart.

Buckle up fans, it’s time for a ride you won’t soon forget!

For more information on the Seekonk Speedway, visit the track website at www.seekonkspeedway.com.

CREDIT: Seekonk Speedway

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