SEEKONK, Mass. — track program story by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Seekonk Speedway photo —
The Seekonk Speedway has hit the final stretch of the season.
Going into the second weekend in August, there are only about seven weeks of racing remaining before drivers pack their machines into the garages for the offseason — which will likely include the normal flood of snow.
This week there is a special conclusion to the Pro Stock Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series, with 65 laps of action. Tom Scully Jr. leads the group of four into the finale after winning round one, but will also come into the event the overall points leader.
Scully joins Freddy Astle, Kevin Folan and Rick Martin in the last group of cars eligible for the Triple Crown title. What happens there? Will the championship chase close up even more headed into the final six weeks? Folan has been strong of late, but Martin has fought an ill-handling race car.
The Late Model championship fight has also closed up. Bobby Pelland III took over the title lead after last weekend’s second place finish to Jeramme Lille, and he is seemingly the favorite to hold on and grab the title crown by season’s end.
On Friday evening, a champion will be crowned in the Sport 4 division Triple Crown Series fight. With two exciting 25 lap features so far this season, the third should be nothing different. The drivers will be putting everything forward to try and become the first Fast Friday Triple Crown champion of 2014.
The SYRA 600 and SYRA 750 classes, Pure Stocks and Nick’s Pit Stop Legends will be in action as well on Friday. The Legends come off a thrilling 25 lap main event that saw Chris Robbins nail down his first every victory in absolutely amazing fashion. Jordan Lamothe tried everything to get by him but just could not get the job done and it made the action hot and heavy.
One of the fan-favorite events of the year, the annual “Fans on Parade,” will also take place on Saturday evening. Fans can come out onto the track and support their favorite driver’s in both Friday and Saturday divisions by making signs and posters and walking the track during intermission. It is a great family fun atmosphere for the whole track.
Saturday evening is also Phil’s Propane night at the races. A SeekonkSpeedway thank you goes out to Phil Viverios of Tiverton, R.I. and all of the gang at Phil’s Propane for supporting the track and the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series in 2015.
Check out the NASCAR Home Tracks website for the latest updated Whelen All American Series standings for Massachusetts heading into the weekend.
Until next time, stay off the wall, race fans!
CREDIT: Seekonk Scene