SEEKONK, Mass. — Race Chaser Online has learned that Seekonk Speedway will host an American Canadian Tour late model race as part of their 2017 schedule of events, once again pitting the series regulars against the favorites of the weekly Seekonk late model drivers.
The official race date will be announced when the ACT Tour confirms their full 2017 schedule in the near future.
In 2016, the ACT battle at Seekonk came right down to the end, with Brad Babb and Eddie MacDonald making contact in the late stages that put both of them out of contention and sent Scott Payea’s No. 37 on to victory lane in the Propane Plus 150 at the famed third-mile oval.
Dillon Moltz, Joey Polewarczyk, Wayne Helliwell Jr. and Nick Johnson completed the top five in this year’s event.
Polewarczyk scored a victory in 2007 in the ACT event at Seekonk, holding off Jean Paul-Cyr. In 2006, Roger Brown beat Phil Scott across the line at the checkered flag.
Seekonk regulars have faired well thus far in the appearances, with Johnson’s top five finish in the 2016 edition among the highlights. In 2006, track regular and former champion Ryan Vanasse also scored a fifth place finish.
The ACT event joins the inaugural Granite State Pro Stock Series date at the ‘Action Track of the East’ on June 24, which was announced last week, as well as the inaugural Modified Touring Series stop at the third-mile on June 10, as major divisions based out of New England that will hit the track at Seekonk in 2017.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return for a 150 lap showdown, as well as the 200-lap Super Late Model Nationals that saw Tom Scully Jr. take the upset victory this summer.
For the weekly divisions, the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series will also be back in 2017.
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When not writing, Souza works at the Seekonk Speedway as the track’s Friday night public address announcer and press writer, and is also the Media Director for both the Granite State Pro Stock Series and the Tri Track Open Modified Series.
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