NWAAS: Seekonk Speedway Announces Return of Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series For 2016

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

Over the past few seasons, the Seekonk Speedway has seen some exciting racing in each one of their Friday and Saturday night divisions right from Opening Day in May through the championship night in September.

Even though the divisions that compete weekly as part of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series and Fast Friday have more than 15 races, arguably, the three most exciting battles have come in the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series events in the past three seasons.

In 2012, Phil Viverios, the owner of Phil’s Propane in Tiverton, Rhode Island made an agreement with the Cement Palace to sponsor a three race series during the course of the season for each of the divisions. The series has been three double points races, which closes up the overall drivers championship chase, especially when a top point contender has a problem and finishes towards the back in the event.

This past Saturday night at the annual Awards Banquet and Celebration at the Venus de Milo in Swansea, track officials announced that in 2016, the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series will return to the track with Phil and his company as the title sponsor.

Even though the format is not set in stone to this point, the series will once again be three races for each of the divisions at the track. In the past, multiple driver’s have had the honor of being crowned the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series. In 2015, Tom Scully Jr., driver of the NAPA Auto Parts No. 2 Pro Stock collected the top Phil’s crown, taking home a trophy and a check for $1,000. Nick Uring, John Paiva and Tyler Lallier collected the crowns in the Late Models, Sports Trucks and Street Stocks.

On Fast Friday, Amy Arsenault won the Phil’s crown in the Pure Stocks, while T.J. Thompson took the Legend Cars honor. Karlin Levesque, David Westgate and Taylor Bowser won the title in the SYRA 600, Sport 4 and SYRA 750 classes.

The Triple Crown Series had and will continue to have an impact on the overall Seekonk point standings in the past three seasons, with race winners receiving double (100) points instead of the normal 50 point winner’s payout.

Phil’s Propane, is a propane company that services more than 5,000 residential, commercial and industrial accounts covering all of Newport and Bristol Counties in Massachusetts and also services other areas in the Northeast.  The company also is a proud sponsor of Kevin Casper and the Phil’s Propane #88 powered Pro Stock at Seekonk.

In 2015, the series was a three-round elimination knock-out series, where after the first race seven drivers advanced, then four were left going into the finale. The schedule for the 2016 series and the format it will be under will be announced at a later date.

For more information on the Seekonk Speedway, fans can visit www.seekonkspeedway.com

 

About the Writer

Kyle Souza is an aspiring Journalism major at the Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.  Souza is Race Chaser Online’s New England motorsports insider, covering everything from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to the NASCAR Whelen All American Series and the PASS North Super Late Models.

When not writing, Souza works at the Seekonk Speedway as the track’s Friday night public address announcer, and is also the Media Director for the Northeast Race Cars Tri Track Open Modified Series, managed by Dick Williams and the ‘Long Island Mod Maniac,’ James Schaefer.

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