SEEKONK, Mass. — track program story by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Seekonk Speedway photo —
Welcome back to the Action Track of the East, New England racing fans. I’m glad to see each and everyone of you here this weekend for is now already going to be the halfway point of the season.
This week we have more round two action of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series as drivers prepare for the finale in the coming weeks. Fast Friday will see round two for the Nick’s Pit Stop Legend Cars with more than 25 cars expected to be in battle for the extra distance feature.
With 30 laps and double points up on the line, there is no telling what could happen. Jordan Lamothe will return after missing action last week due to a vacation and will be looking to pounce. He has gone winless in the last two races after winning three quick feature events right off the bat.
You will see names like Jesse Melberg, Brandon Martinez and Chris Robbins battle it out for glory in round two.
Joining the Legend Cars will be the SYRA 600 and SYRA 750, Pure Stocks and Sport 4. It will be interesting to see if Corey Caddick can repeat in the Sport 4 class, after dominating and driving away by more than half the track last week. It was an impressive showing for sure.
The SYRA drivers have seen some interesting feature races so far. Hard battles throughout the field which has included some hard crashes have highlighted the action.
On Saturday night, we have the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series round two for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Pro Stock division. The “Lucky 7” coming into this event includes Tom Scully Jr., Ryan Vanasse, Craig Weinstein, Kyle Casper, Rick Martin, Dick Houlihan and Kevin Folan.
We have a mix of a group of experienced talent in the Pro Stock class ready to battle it out. I think Scully Jr., Casper and Martin have shown the most consistency and strength out of the group so far this season. Does that mean anything? Probably not. Anything can and will happen in an extra distance 65 lap feature for the class this weekend.
The Late Models will return to action this Saturday with Dylan Estrella looking to rebound. A couple of tough weeks for the Elmwood Dodge 46 finds him forced to catch back up in the championship chase, something has not seen in the past seasons. Can Pelland get back in victory lane? Can DeGaspere Jr. continue his momentum into back-to-back wins?
The Sports Trucks and Street Stocks will also hold regular distance NASCAR Whelen All American Series feature events on Saturday.
Welcome back to the Spectator Drag division this Saturday night as well! Round four will see Mike Vincent try to keep his points lead. He currently holds 10 points over Kenny Kline with Brad Johnson hanging on in third spot. We have seen everything from spinouts to hard crashes so far this year.. What is next for the drags?
Until next time race fans… Stay off the wall, stay cool and enjoy the hot and heavy action at the Seekonk Speedway.
CREDIT: Seekonk Speedway Scene