2014 SYRA 750
This upcoming season looks to be one of the larger fields in many seasons for the Seekonk Youth Racing Association senior group. Several drivers are making the move up, while only 2 drivers return.
Shelby Donovan is the longest tenured in the 750 class, with this being her third. Last season saw her pick up one win before being sidelined over the final few weeks. Her return has her as one of the favorites to pick up the crown.
The other retuning driver is Taylor Bowser, who is running her second in this class. She picked up two wins last year on her way to winning the Rookie of the Year. Will one of these two young ladies be the first female champion at Seekonk in history?
There will be plenty of competition for this pair. The 600 champion from last year, TJ Morsehead is making the leap and should be a fast learner. There hasn’t been a driver to win the 600 and 750 titles back to back in several years. Dave Hutchins Jr was the last. Can TJ be next?
David White is another contender making the jump. He didn’t miss the title by much, but add in the learning curve of the faster car and the difficulty level increases. David is a quick learner though, and will be ready.
Matt Barboza probably spent more time in the 600 class than any of his competitors, but that seasoning will prove beneficial for the 2x team.
Brandon Lillie, Shea Kulpa, Joey Lembo, Taylor Evan and Kendra Levesque have also thrown their hat into the ring of 750. Where will the competition come from? Most likely, all of the above.,
2014 SYRA 600
Where can a youngster go out and learn to race at a competitive level and have fun doing it at a reasonable price? The Seekonk Youth Racing Association is a great way to start. Designed for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 18, the SYRA division offers the opportunity to get started in this great sport.
Cassie Meservey is one of those youngsters who come from a racing family. Her legacy runs deep, being a third generation racer and third generation winner at Seekonk. She will be back behind the wheel this year, and will be one of the favorites to win the 600 crown as one of the few returnees.
Eric Lebrun is another returning 600 veteran, and after finishing eighth in the final rundown last year, he is looking to move up to the top of the charts.
Mikey Toner is returning to compete after getting his feet wet last year, and will be trying to get to the top.
Scott Serydynski Jr learned a lot over the years watching his dad and aunt compete in the Street Stocks, and started to put that to use in his rookie season in the 600s. Will this be the year he joins his father and aunt as a Serydynski winner at Seekonk?
There will be a handful of new faces in this rookie division learning the ropes.
Brittany Nichols will be starting her career this season behind the wheel of the Shelby Donovan Motorsports #05. The Donovan’s have been competing in SYRA for almost a decade, and have learned the ins and outs of the cars and the track.
Marissa Morgan is another rookie out to learn the ropes, along with Luke LeBrun, Colin McMullen and a host of others.
Would you like to learn more about how to get involved with the SYRA division? Stop by on a Fast Friday and check out the action, and see Mike at Mike’s Mini Cups in the SYRA pits. He can put you in the right direction.