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Legend cars looking to take fast Fridays to the edge!

It was in April of 1992 that the first Legends Car was unveiled at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway. The concept of creating a fun and affordable “spec” class of racing for anyone to participate in was born. President and General Manager of LMS, H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler and Elliott Forbes-Robinson, famed road racing champion, designed these 5/8-scale fiberglass full-fendered versions of the famed NASCAR modifieds driven by legendary drivers such as Fireball Roberts, Buck Baker, Curtis Turner, Speedy Thompson and Banjo Matthews. Since that time, the Legends Cars have become one of the fastest growing segments of motorsports today. With drivers being classified into four different divisions, Legends Cars is THE racing opportunity that is available to anyone! The Pro Division is for the experienced drivers. The Masters Division features drivers 40 years and older. The Semi-Pro Division is the novice class, featuring the drivers that are new to the sport or have been inactive in other forms of racing for a while.  Since the car stays the same from division to division, it is the driver that makes the difference! Seekonk Legend Series will feature races on Opening Day, DAV Weekend and Open Wheel Wednesday* as well as 17 Friday Night Races brought to you by Nicks Pit Stop.   *pending INEX...

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Legend Cars coming to Seekonk!

Seekonk Speedway is proud to announce that the US Legend cars sanctioned by INEX will be an addition to the Fast Friday Line up for the 2012 Race Season. Stay tuned in the days ahead for more details on the Seekonk Legend series brought to you by Nicks Pit Stop...

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Fast Friday Recap

Before Hurricane Irene hunkered down on the Northeast, a different kind of thunder descended onto “The Action Track of the East.” On August 26th, the thunder of the pure stocks, sport fours, and Seekonk Youth Racing Association 750 and 600 mini cups entertained fans on “Fast Friday” at the Seekonk Speedway. Randy Moretti, Rich Sprague, Tylar Nailor, Chase Belcher picked up the feature victories in their respective divisions.                   Onto the track first was the SYRA 600 class for a pair of eight lap heats. Points leader Curtis Rolando started fourth and powered through the field to second, but his attempts to pass pole sitter Taylor Bowser were futile, and the #07 led the field to the checkered flag. Rookie Doug Meservey was the pole sitter for heat two, but was passed on lap two by Chase Belcher. Belcher would pull away from Shelby Donovan by over two seconds and cruise to victory. The SYRA 600 feature was contested over twenty five laps as opposed to twenty. Since no touring division was present at the Speedway, an extra five laps were added to all features. Pole sitter Brett Meservey led the opening laps, but had his lead erased by a caution on lap three for a spin involving Curtis Rolando exiting turn four. On the restart, Chase Belcher soon surpassed Meservey for the lead. On lap fourteen, Taylor Bowser...

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Dreams come ’round at Seekonk Speedway

Maybe next week, next year, next century at the historic family track By Paul KandarianGlobe Correspondent / May 29, 2011 SEEKONK — Speeding cars jockeyed for position, bumper to bumper, no one giving an inch. Seeing a glint of open space, a driver would hit the gas and swerve inside, barely missing the car he had cut off. The goal was to get ahead, and fast, to be the first in the mass of moving metal running in one thunderous, mechanized growl. This was not the Southeast Expressway at rush hour but a typical Saturday night at Seekonk Speedway near the Rhode Island border. Said to be the longest continually operated track in the country, the speedway is a family-run stock-car racing facility that has been going strong since 1946, when the Venditti family started it. “It’s a place families come, have some fun, get away from the real world for a while,’’ said Francis Venditti, 69, son of the late founder, D. Anthony Venditti. Francis runs it now with his nephew David. “Americans still have a love of the automobile,’’ Venditti said. On any Saturday night of the 26-week season up to two dozen vehicles scream around the track, racing in various categories. Upward of 5,000 spectators line the metal bleachers that surround a one-third-mile oval track that has not changed much since the place opened. And neither has one financial...

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SILVA TOPS SPORT FOURS

Ken Silva dominated the Sport Four division at the Venditti Memorial, taking over at the green and leading the entire distance to the finish.  The division champ can add another to the five wins he had already claimed this season. Ed Gould powered around the field from his last place start to gain runnerup honors. Silva and Keith Anderson car faced off at the front of the field with East Taunton’s Dave Westgate and Robert Henry of Cranston Behind him.  Vincent Arrenegado and Christopher Bissell of Coventry were the third row with Gould starting scratch. At the start, Silva went to the front while Westgate dived underneath, coming out in second.  Anderson got loose and Arrenegado almost wrecked, falling to third and Anderson to fourth.  Meanwhile, Gould was coming up fast. Westgate spun coming off turn 4, up near the wall, and Gould, coming around high, barely made it between Silva and the wall, but came out unscathed.  The restart on lap 3 had Arrenegado outside Silva.  Westgate restarted from the rear as an accident car. Silva was able to jump away from Arrenegado, as Gould quickly came up from fourth on the grid into second.  Keith Anderson got up into Westgate, and the latter spun and back to the wall, but did not make hard contact. This time, Gould started outside Silva at the front with Arrenegado and Bissell on the second row.  Westgate was at...

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