Seekonk Division Practice Rescheduled for April 29th

April 22 practice has been cancelled due to rain. The practice has been rescheduled for April 29th. This practice on Saturday is ONLY for cars that will be in Seekonk weekly racing divisions. Pro Stocks, Late Models, Sportsman, Sport Trucks, Pure Stocks, Legends & Sport 4’s are all welcome. There will be no youth divisions at this practice ( Bandolero and MiniCups). Due to the highly anticipated car counts this weekend please arrive early and no reserving spots for the late arrivals! Gates will open at 9 am. Rookies at 11 and rotations start at...

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Seekonk Race Fan nominated for NASCAR Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

Seekonk Speedway would like to congratulate Tim Delaney of the RI Shriners on being nominated for the NASCAR Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. Tim’s nomination was recently selected to move forward to phase 2 of the award selection process. Tim is being recognized for the dedication and commitment to helping children in need. Tim is the head of the RI Shriners Clown Unit and organizes an annual fundraising night at Seekonk Speedway each Summer. Contact Tim if you are interested in taking part in their night at the Speedway. We will keep you posted on Tim’s nomination progress as...

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Brad Scott Memorial Is U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship Qualifier In June

Seekonk, MA — When the first race of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown for Prostocks is contested June 17th, at Seekonk (MA) Speedway, the 75-lap race will provide the winner an automatic starting spot for the second annual U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship race, slated for July 12, paying a cool $10,000 to the winner of the 200-lap Summer Classic. Race Promoter Gary Sagar has announced the fifth qualifying event on the schedule will remember Brad Scott, a long-time Seekonk race supporter and member of the Scott family of nearby Freetown, MA, who left their mark in racing...

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4.22 Practice Update

This upcoming practice on Saturday is ONLY for cars that will be in Seekonk weekly racing divisions. Pro Stocks, Late Models, Sportsman, Sport Trucks, Pure Stocks, Legends & Sport 4’s are all welcome. There will be no youth divisions at this practice ( Bandolero and MiniCups). Due to the highly anticipated car counts this weekend please arrive early and no reserving spots for the late arrivals! Gates will open at 9 am. Rookies at 11 and rotations start at 12. Thank You for your understanding and...

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SEEKONK SET FOR 72ND SEASON OPENING DAY MAY 7

  SEEKONK, Mass. — After a long offseason filled with preparation, Seekonk Speedway is set to open their 72nd season of racing on Sunday May 7. The NASCAR Whelen All American Series Pro Stocks, Late Models, Sportsman and Sports Trucks classes will compete in qualifying and feature racing to start the action-packed 2017 schedule. Although the season is a long one, many drivers will be hoping to start the season with a solid run to collect crucial points. In the Pro Stocks, Tom Scully Jr. will look to begin his quest at a second straight division championship, but it...

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Seekonk Speedway Practice Schedule

Saturday April 22 – Open Practice for all divisions except for SYRA & Bandoleros. Pits Open at 9 am and pit admission is $20. Rookie practice begins at 11 am and all divisions run 12-5. Saturday May 6th – Open Practice for all divisions except for SYRA & Bandoleros. Pits Open at 9 am and pit admission is $20. Rookie practice begins at 11 am and all divisions run 12-5. Friday May 12th – Minicups & Bandoleros ONLY. Pits open at 3 pm, Practice from 4 till 7 pm. $20 pit admission. Wednesday May 24 – Fast Friday Practice...

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CHIAVETTONE STILL ROLLING STRONG AT 81

SEEKONK, Mass. — Sitting just over a mile from Seekonk Speedway, 81-year-old Nat Chiavettone turns plenty of wrenches on a daily basis. He isn’t working on a chassis setup on a race car, but instead he is turning wrenches on preparing engines that many teams will count on to get them into victory lane at Seekonk Speedway for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series season at the third-mile oval. Since he was 14 years old, Nat has been turning wrenches on engines of all different kinds. Some have been for oval track racing or drag racing, while others have been...

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2017 Seekonk Pro Stock Season Preview

Coming into the 2017 Pro Stock season, Tom Scully Jr. is at the top of the list when it comes to championship favorites. Last year, Scully finally was able to capture his first title in a consistent season while he captured some victories along the way. The plans for the West Warwick, R.I. driver are fairly simple — he wants to collect back-to-back crowns in Seekonk’s toughest class. However, it’s not going to be an easy task for the veteran. With a field of fellow veterans breathing down his neck, Scully will have to be on top of his...

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2017 Everett’s Autoparts Late Model Season Preview

Entering the 2017 NASCAR Whelen All American Series Everett’s Auto Parts Late Model season at Seekonk, everyone is trying to figure out the way they will beat two-time champion Dylan Estrella. The North Attleboro, Mass. driver has captured the last two crowns in the division in convincing fashion. In 2015, Estrella did it while driving for Bill Bernard. In 2016, Estrella teamed up with Everett’s Auto Parts while driving for Bernard and picked up right where he left off, winning more times than you can count on one hand. It’s going to be a difficult task for anyone that...

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Garage Pass – Vinny Arrenegado

Vinny Arrenegado has a pretty eventful year ahead of him.  From his newly purchased Late Model to him and his wife, Jen, expecting a little girl, Vinny has a lot to be thankful for.  I was able to meet up with the Warren, RI native to talk a little bit about this upcoming season and his woes of last season; and here’s what he had to say… How would you describe your 2016 Season? Vinny:  It wasn’t our best year.  We started off with bad luck.  We broke a sway bar in the first race.  We were fast, but...

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PURSE ANNOUNCED FOR MODIFIED MADNESS EVENT AT SEEKONK

PURSE ANNOUNCED FOR TTOMS EVENT AT SEEKONK Preregistration Deadline Fast Approaching   Seekonk, Mass. (March 27, 2017): The Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) and Seekonk Speedway announced jointly the purse for the 14th annual Open Wheel Wednesday scheduled for Wednesday June 28. The event has become synonymous with the big names in racing as a direct result of the $10,000 payday for the winner.   “Seekonk Speedway is excited to continue its Open Wheel Wednesday $10,000 pay day with the Tri Track Series,” said Ed St. Germain, Director of Business Development for the Speedway. “Our fans love that the...

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2017 South Coast Power Equipment Sportsman Season Preview

The 2017 season will begin a new era at Seekonk Speedway for one Saturday night division. The Street Stocks have been re-named to “Sportsman,” which will surely take a little bit for everyone to remember. However, there is no fear. The racing on the track will still be top notch and the class will be one of the most exciting divisions to watch for any fan in New England. At the top of the challengers is defending champion Scott Bruneau, who will return behind the wheel of his No. 74 Paquin Insurance Agency, State Line Tree Works, Phil’s Propane...

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NASCAR AMERICA LAUNCHES MY HOME TRACK: 50 STATES IN 50 SHOWS

Series Celebrates Local Race Tracks in Every U.S. State My Home Track: 50 States In 50 Shows Debuts Tomorrow, Tuesday, Mar. 21, at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN STAMFORD, Conn. – March 20, 2017 – NASCAR America, NBCSN’s daily motorsports show, is launching a new series My Home Track: 50 States in 50 Shows to highlight and celebrate local race tracks and racing associations in all 50 states across the country. As part of My Home Track: 50 States in 50 Shows, NASCAR America will cross the country alphabetically from Alabama to Wyoming and showcase an individual track each...

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2017 Seekonk Sport Truck – Season Preview

Seekonk Sport Trucks The 2016 Seekonk Sports Trucks season was one of the closest and most intense championship battles that the division has seen in years. Mike Cavallaro’s experience behind the wheel and Chase Belcher’s tenacity and never-give-up attitude put fans through a thrilling final few weeks of the season that eventually saw Cavallaro come out with the victory. Going into the 2017 season, it’s going to be tough to beat both of these drivers and they seem to be the two that drivers will need to beat on a weekly basis.   Cavallaro, who has more titles than...

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Garage Pass – Phil’s Propane Racing – Kevin Casper

As driver of a car owned by one of the most prominent sponsors of Seekonk Speedway, Kevin Casper has been a household name at the track for many years.  This week I met up with the Somerset, MA native, his car owner, Phil Viveiros, and some of his crew to talk a little bit about the ups and downs of his racing career and what the coming season holds for the #88 Phil’s Propane Pro Stock team.  What division do you currently race in and how would you describe your 2016 season? Kevin currently competes in the Pro Stock...

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Seekonk Speedway announces bonus filled Late Model schedule

Triple Crown and Power 5 Races highlight schedule SEEKONK — March 17, 2017 — This years Late Model schedule is full of extra money races that is sure to pack the field in the growing division all season long. Dylan Estrella looks for a third straight championship but will be challenged by the like of Austin Blais, Gerry Degasparre, Nick Johnson and the returning Brandon Dion well as a host of up an coming talented drivers like Dan Johnson, Jake Johnson, Ryan Kuhn, Mike Toner Jr and Joey Parker. “The Late Model division is going to be a great...

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2017 Garage Pass – Dylan Estrella

This week for garage pass I drove out to meet up with Dylan Estrella and his dad, Barry, at their garage in Berkley, MA.  Dylan has been going to the shop where his Everett’s Auto Parts Late Model is now garaged since a very young age and surprisingly he wasn’t always into racing.  Being one of the most well-known names of the new generation at Seekonk Speedway you would think that racing has always been his number one goal.  After a while it grew on him and he has become a force to be reckoned with; numerous wins in...

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Garage Pass 2017 – Bruneau Motorsports

I didn’t have to go very far for this week’s garage pass; a driver from Tiverton, RI and your 2016 Street Stock Champion, Scott Bruneau.  I grew up pretty much right down the street from the Bruneau’s garage and as a kid I remember it not being a garage at all, but more of a “tent city”; they have come a long way from back then and I was excited to be able to interview a driver from my hometown.  Though Scott is a man of very few words, between himself and his crew chief Kyle Bowers I got...

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2017 Garage Pass – Big Cat Racing & Sam Parrazo

On a cold and snowy morning in Mid February we took a trip out to Walpole and check out what was going on with Big Cat Racing and Sam Parrazo for the 2017 season. Sam is like many of our grass roots teams working out of an attached garage with barely room to walk around the car to work, but still taking the time and spending the hours to build and create their machine to compete every Saturday night. What is your home town and how did you get your start in racing? Sam: My hometown is Norwood, Massachusetts....

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Racing Junk.com back on board as Official Classifieds of Seekonk Speedway for 2017

  RacingJunk.Com Continues Partnership with Seekonk Speedway   North Adams, MA – RacingJunk.com, the world’s largest online motorsports marketplace, is glad to continue its partnership with Seekonk Speedway. This partnership will help spread word about Seekonk Speedway’s events while providing the speedway’s competitors and fans with RacingJunk.com’s services. RacingJunk.com is a subsidiary of MotorHeadMedia.com. It has over 850,000 registered members and connects to more than two million buyers and sellers every month, generating 30 million+ page views. Seekonk Speedway is a 1/3 mile paved oval speedway which opened May 1, 1946. The track features eight divisions of racing weekly on Friday and Saturday nights. NASCAR takes the stage every Saturday with Pro Stock, Sportsman, Late Model and Sport Truck racing while Fast Fridays feature Pure Stock, Legends, Sport Four and Bandoleros. The Speedway is also famous for its Sunday Thrill Shows, held five times a year, which feature enduros, figure eights and spectator drags along with many other exciting events and big races. “Seekonk Speedway is excited to team up again with RacingJunk.com to bring the best classified service in the industry to our fans and car enthusiasts,” Ed St Germain, Director of Business Development for Seekonk Speedway, stated. “We look forward to another great season with RacingJunk.com as the official classifieds of Seekonk Speedway.” Jim Sweener, Director of Sales for RacingJunk, said, “Partnership with a facility like Seekonk Speedway...

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2017 Garage Pass – Fanning Motorsports

On a cold Thursday night, I drove out to the “sticks” of Rhode Island to meet up with one of the most up and coming drivers in the Sportsman (formerly Street Stock) division at Seekonk Speedway, Corey Fanning.  The Mapleville, RI native took some time out of his busy schedule to hang out with us at his garage and answer some questions that will give all of us fans a look into what goes on in the off season and the everyday life of our local short track drivers.   When and how did you get your start in...

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Seekonk mourns the loss of legendary driver Leo Cleary

SEEKONK, Mass. — The entire New England racing community lost another icon on Tuesday morning. Leo “The Lion” Cleary, who is a New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame member and a Seekonk Speedway Wall of Fame member, passed away at the age of 88. In his over 40 years time in racing, Cleary won multiple races and championships at various different tracks in New England. He started his career at Seekonk in 1955 and it continued all the way through the late 1980s, when he won his final championships at the third-mile oval. Cleary scored the Pro Stock...

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Guaranteed Starter Races Added To U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship Qualifier Schedule

Seekonk, Mass. – New England Race Promoter Gary Sagar of Kraze Korlacki Speed Equipment has announced, the addition of two more race venues hosting guaranteed starter races for this summers U.S. Pro Stock/Super Late Model National Championship Race, at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA. The 2nd annual 200-lap race, on Wednesday July 12, will pay $10,000 to the winner. Two popular race facilities in the State of New Hampshire are next on a list to host qualifiers. Red and Judy MacDonald’s Lee USA Speedway, in Lee,will give race teams early on, a chance to lock-in a starting position Track Manager Joe Bassett welcomes the opportunity making the April 30th date with the Granite State Pro Stocks in town, the first guaranteed starter opportunity. “We are excited to be part of the U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship Race on our Opening Day. Lee USA Speedway is rich in racing history with the Prostocks; partnering with this event is a great example of how short track racing is best served by working together.” Bassett stated.” The second race location is the Magic Mile – New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Sagar explained, “Mike Parks suggested I also consider his race at the New England Short Track Showdown, June 30-July 1st. Mike has received interest from competitors in the Northeast, Southeast, and Canada. I thank him for including us in this exciting...

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Seekonk Speedway announces New Race Directors for Friday & Saturday Night Programs

Ron Manfredo will take over as Race Director for Saturday Night Race programs and Tim Bolduc will assume the Race Director position for Fast Fridays at the historic 1/3 mile track. SEEKONK, MA; Feb 1, 2017 Seekonk Speedway is excited to announce the appointment of Ron Manfredo to the position of Race Director for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing on Saturday nights at Seekonk. Tim Bolduc will take over Friday Night Racing and be charged with all racing decisions and rule enforcements for Fast Friday Seekonk Speedway Divisions. The tandem will replace Cory Boudreau who is stepping...

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2nd Annual U.S. Pro-Stock / SLM National Championship Race July 12

  (Seekonk, MA) — Rave reviews from fans, competitors, and supporting race facilities, has created off-season interest in the 2nd Annual U.S. Pro Stock/Super Late Model National Championship Race, Wednesday, July 12, at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA.   Race Promoter Gary Sagar, of Kraze Korlacki Speed Equipment, announced last August his intent to present the event again this summer after the inaugural race was deemed a big success. The purse that included $10,000 paid to the winner will again be posted with the winner of the 200-lap July race receiving $10,000 for his or her efforts.   Last years...

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Seekonk Speedway Announces Full 2017 Events Schedule

Seekonk Speedway Announces Full 2017 Events Schedule   SEEKONK, Mass. –   Seekonk Speedway announced the full schedule of events for the 2017 season on Wednesday. Although some of the major dates were announced a few weeks ago, fans will now be able to see what is planned for each and every week during the summer of 2017 at the ‘Action Track of the East.’ Two test and tune rounds for drivers will take place on April 22 and May 6, so drivers can prepare their rides for intense racing action. Then, on Sunday May 7, the NASCAR Whelen...

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Phils Propane Triple Crown Series returns to Seekonk for 5th Season!

Seekonk Speedway Announces 2017 Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series  SEEKONK, Mass. __ Seekonk Speedway is excited to announce the dates for the 2017 edition of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series at the third-mile oval. The 2017 edition will begin on Saturday May 27 with the Sports Trucks as part of the NASCAR Saturday night program. The Fast Friday portion will begin with the Sport 4’s on June 9. The series will conclude with the crowning of the champions on Friday Sept. 16 and Saturday Sept. 17. “Seekonk Speedway is excited to continue this series that benefits our committed...

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Mr. Rooter New England Truck Series Set For Inaugural Seekonk Stop in 2017

Mr. Rooter New England Truck Series Set For Inaugural Seekonk Stop in 2017   SEEKONK, Mass. –   SEEKONK, Mass. — As the Seekonk Speedway continues to piece together the 2017 racing schedule, a new touring series has been added to the racing calendar for next season.   The Mr. Rooter New England Truck Series will make a stop at the third-mile oval on Saturday July 22, joining the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Pro Stocks, Late Models and Street Stocks in Saturday night action.   The truck series is based out of North Andover, Mass. and has run races in...

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Granite State Pro Stocks Set For Inaugural Seekonk Speedway 100 in 2017

  WALPOLE, N.H. – Even though the 2016 Granite State Pro Stock Series season finished just a few weeks ago at New London-Waterford Speedbowl, the GSPSS is already looking ahead to the 2017 campaign. And with that, the series is proud to announce the first scheduled race for next season at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, Mass. The inaugural Seekonk 100 will take place on Saturday night June 24, 2017. “We are extremely happy to be able to work with Seekonk Speedway to bring the GSPSS there for the 2017 season,” GSPSS president Mike Parks said. “Seekonk is the home...

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