#00 Connor Souza

Hometown: Riverside, RI

Car Owner: Joe Souza

Car Make & Model: Bandolero Outlaw

Primary Sponsors: First Ford

Associate Sponsors: J & J Auto Body, Perfect Puppy, and Titan Vet Clinic

Crew Chief: Jay Dimond

Crew Members: Gavin Souza, Joe Souza, Jay Dimond, Michelle Souza, John Silvia, and John Jr Silvia

Birthday: April 5th

Non-Racing Hobbies: Working Out

Favorite Racing Personality: Reggie Ruggiero

Favorite Sports Team: Patriots

Favorite Movie: Days of Thunder

Favorite TV Shows: Street Outlaws

Career Achievements: Rhode Island state championship, and 20 wins between Go-karts Mini Cup + Bandolero

What motivates you to drive? The love of speed.

Anything else you would like the fans to know about you? I play a lot of iRacing in my spare time.

Instagram Handle: @csouza.racer00

#2  Joel Newcomb

 

Hometown: Plymouth, MA

Car Owner: Newcomb’s Racing

Car Make & Model: 2017 Bandolero

Primary Sponsor: Newcomb’s Tree Service

Associate Sponsors:          Napa,C.W Douglas Auto Parts, Good Wood Builders, Nick’s Pit Stop, and George’s Garage

Crew Chief: Paul Newcomb Jr.

Crew Members: Papa/Paul Newcomb, and Grampy/Tom Tura

Birthday: September 20th

Marital Status:  Single

Non Racing Hobbies:         Basketball, Soccer, Football, Xbox, and Dirt bikes

Favorite Sports Team: Celtics

Favorite Movie: Cat in the Hat

Favorite TV Show: Walk the Prank

#5 Brayden Meservey

 

Hometown: Brewster, MA

Car Owner: Dan Meservey

Primary Sponsor: 137Gas

Crew Chief: Dan Meservey —Dad

Crew Members: My brothers Brett + Garrett Meservey, and my Mom Tina Meservey

Birthday: July 27th

Non-Racing Hobbies: Playing hockey and football

Favorite Racing Personality: Joey Lagano

Favorite Sports Team: Boston Bruins

Favorite Movie: Real Steele

Favorite TV Show: Street Outlaws

What motivates you to drive? My family

Anything else you want the fan to know about you? I’m a fourth-generation driver

#6 Riley Caron

Hometown: Burrillville, RI

Car Owner: Shane Hopkins

Car Make & Model: Bandolero Bandit

Primary Sponsor: Hopkins Bros.

Crew Chief: Shane Hopkins

Crew Members: Shane Hopkins + Meghan Hopkins

Birthday: September 7th

Non-Racing Hobbies: Hockey

Favorite Racing Personality: Chase Elliot

Favorite Sports Team: Boston Bruins

Favorite Quote: “If you ain’t first, you’re last!”

Favorite Movie: The Flash

Favorite TV Show: Transformers

What motivates you to drive? Going fast

#7 Giovanni Ruggerio

 

Hometown: Seekonk, MA

Car Make & Model: Bandolero

Primary Sponsor: First Ford

Associate Sponsors: J and J Auto

Crew Chief: Joe Souza

Crew Members: Gavin Souza

Birthday: August 29th

Non-Racing Hobbies: Hockey, Golf, and Lacrosse

Favorite Racing Personality: Kevin Harvick

Favorite Movie: The Do-Over

#10  Evan Marchand

 

Hometown: Somerset, MA

Car Owner: Kyle Marchand

Car Make & Model: Bandolero Outlaw

Primary Sponsor: ,Route 6 Kia Auto Mall

Associate Sponsors:Jaguar Tool, Watermark Electric, Troy City Tactical, B&M Maintenance, Empire Group, Gerry’s General Maintenance, Wynn’s, The Perfect Glow, Simple Sign Works, Harkin Construction, and Nicks Pitstop

Crew Chief: Kyle Marchand

Crew Members: Stacey Marchand, Kyle Marchand, Mike Sullivan, Ed Holewiak, Dave Campbell, Scott Harkin, Steve Desmaris, and Ryan Flood

Birthday: January 6th

Marital Status: Single but looking J

Non Racing Hobbies: iRacing, Basketball, Golf, and Hanging with friends

Favorite Racing Personality: Dale Earnhardt Sr

Favorite Sports Team: Patriots

Favorite Quote: “If you want to make friends, go to summer camp” – TC

Favorite Movie: The Ringer

Favorite TV Show: Impractical Jokers

Career Achievements: 2016 SYRA 600 Champion, 2012 F1 Boston 3B Champion, and 7 career wins.

What motivates you to drive:        The competitiveness of the sport and of course winning.

Anything else you would like the fans to know about you: I am a 4th generation driver at Seekonk Speedway. My great grandfather, grandfather, father, and mother have all raced at Seekonk Speedway, and my grandfather, father and mother have all had great success winning races at the speedway.

#11 Nikolas Frechette

Hometown: West Warwick

Car Owner: Bruce Frechette

Car make: INEX Bandolero

Primary Sponsor: DeanCo Automotive

Crew Chief: Bruce Frechette

Birthday: August 11

Marital Status: Single

Non racing Hobbies: Hockey

Favorite Racing Personality: Tony Steward

favorite Sports Team : Boston Bruins

Favorite Movie : Goon

Career Achievements: 4 years 1/4 midget racing , 2 years mini cup racing

What Motivated you to drive? Friends, Fun & fans

Facebook handle: @frechetteracing

Twitter : @frechetteracing

 

#16   Nickolas Hovey

Hometown:  Chaplin, CT

Car Owner: Walter Hovey

Primary Sponsor:  Busy Bees Learning Center

Associate Sponsors: RJ Plumbing & Heating, R&G Sealcoating, and Heidi’s Creations

Crew Chief: Walter Hovey

Crew Members:  My Dad Walter Hovey, Rod, Kevin, and Madelyn

Birthday:  January 30th

Marital Status:  Single

Non Racing Hobbies:    Football

Favorite Racing Personality:  Clint Bowyer

Favorite Sports Team: New England Patriots

Favorite Quote: “If you ain’t first you’re last”

Favorite Movie: Days of Thunder

Career Achievements: 2012-2015 4 years and multiple wins in a .25 Midgets, In 2014 3rd in points & rookie of the year at Waterford Speed bowl, In 2015 champion and most wins in a season at Waterford Speed bowl, 2017 3rd in points at NHMS and In 2017 4 feature wins at Seekonk.

What motivates you to drive: Winning

Facebook Handle: @Hoveyracing

#M16 Madelyn Hovey

Hometown:  Chaplin, CT

Car Owner: Walter Hovey

Primary Sponsor: Busy Bees Learning Center

Associate Sponsors: RJ Plumbing & Heating, R&G Sealcoating, and Heidi’s Creations

Crew Chief: Walter Hovey

Crew Members:  My Dad Walter Hovey, Rod, Kevin, and Nick

Birthday:  Septemeber 28th

Marital Status: Single

Non Racing Hobbies:    Karate

Favorite Racing Personality:  Dale Jr

Favorite Sports Team: New England Patriots

What motivates you to drive: I want to be just like My Dad and My Brother.

Facebook Handle: Hovey Racing

#21 Phillip “PJ” Evans

 

Hometown: Uncasville, CT

Car Owner: Phil Evans

Primary Sponsor: Evans Carpentry Services

Associate Sponsors: Critical Signs

Crew Chief: Phil Evans

Birthday:  September 18th

Marital Status: Single

Non Racing Hobbies: Baseball & Basketball

#22  Isaiah Newcomb

 

Hometown: Plymouth, MA

Car Owner: Newcomb’s Racing

Car Make & Model: 2017 Bandolero

Primary Sponsor: Newcomb’s Tree Service

Associate Sponsors:          George’s Garage, Good Wood Builders, Nicks Pit Stop, and Napa C.W. Douglas Auto Parts

Crew Chief: Paul Newcomb Jr.

Crew Members: Papa/ Paul Newcomb, and Grumpy/ Tom Tura

Birthday: March 2nd

Marital Status: Single

Non Racing Hobbies:         Dirt bikes, Basketball, Soccer, and Xbox

Favorite Racing Personality: Jimmy Johnson

Favorite Sports Team:  Celtics

What motivates you to drive:  My Dad

#23 Wesley Heard

Hometown: Sandwich, MA

Car Owner: Louis Mendoza

Car Make & Model: Bandolero

Primary Sponsor: Bilek Builders

Associate Sponsors: J Star Graphics and Papa Motor Sports

Crew Chief: Louis Mendoza

Crew Members: Andrew Kelley, Andy Summer, and Brian Mendoza

Birthday: July 23rd

Marital Status: Single

Non-Racing Hobbies: Gaming, Computers, Biking, and camping.

Favorite Racing Personality: Joey Logano + Ken Block

Favorite Sports Team: NASCAR

Favorite Movie: Revenge of the Sith

Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad

Career Achievements: Honor Student

What motivates you to drive? It’s Fun!!

Facebook Handle: Wesley Heard #23 Racing

#25 Brent Robidoux

Hometown: Taunton

Car Owner: Gretchen Perry

Car Make & Model: INEX Bandolero

Primary Sponsor: Propane Plus

Associate Sponsors: Hedges Hardscape & Landscape, Harvie Enterprises

Crew Chief: Bryson Robidoux

Crew Members: John Robidoux, Josh Hedges, Grampa John and Uncle Greg

Birthday: August 19

Marital Status: Single

Non Racing Hobbies: I’m a 3rd grade student who loves school. I also do karate and I am a green belt. I enjoy reading the Jeff Kinney series Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. I really like going to Disney and learning all kinds of new facts about it.

Favorite Racing Personality: Ricky Stenhouse Jr./Angelo Belsito

Favorite Sports Team: The Hooks-my crew chiefs baseball team

Favorite Quote: Son of Nutcracker

Favorite Movie: Zootopia

Favorite TV Show: Bunk’d

What motivates you to drive?:I want to go out there and have fun.

 

 

#28RI  Samantha Dell

 

Hometown: Harrisville, RI

Car Owner: Jason Dell

Car Make & Model: Bandolero

Primary Sponsor: Mom & Dad

Associate Sponsors:  Top Rung,  Hopkins Bros., RJ’s Plumbing & Heating, AMD Landscaping, Just Get Dirt Garage.com, Mertz Racing, RJD & Sons 124 Welding & Fabrication, Graffiti Works.com, and Morra Electric

Crew Chief: Jason Dell

Birthday: October 28th

Marital Status: Single

Non Racing Hobbies: Softball

Favorite Quote: “I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives”

Favorite Movie: The Mask

Favorite TV Show: Psych

What motivates you to drive? Being a girl and being able to race because not many girls have a chance to race.

Anything else you would like the fans to know about you? I love school and my favorite subject is social studies.

Facebook Handle: SRD Motorsports

Instagram Handle: SRD Motorsports

#28 Hailey Brightman

 

Hometown: Acushnet, MA

Car Owner: Wayne Darling

Car Make & Model: Bandolero

Primary Sponsor: Grand Prix

Crew Chief: Mike Brightman

Crew Members: Mike Brightman, David Brightman, Emily Brightman, and Owen Reed

Birthday: August 16th

Marital Status: Single

Non-Racing Hobbies: Softball

Favorite Racing Personality: Mike Brightman

Favorite Sports Team: Boston Bruins

Favorite Quote: “Smile More”

Favorite Movie: Talladega Nights

Favorite TV Show: Switched at Birth

Career Achievements: None YET

What motivates you to drive? My family and racing.

Anything else you would like the fans to know about you? Miss Apple Peach Winner of 2017

Facebook Handle: Hailey Brightman

Instagram Handle: @hailey_brightman27

Snapchat: Haileyb0827

#38 Michael Cooper

Hometown: Pawtucket

Car Owner: Ray Cooper

Car Make & Model: Ford

Primary Sponsor: A & E Auto

Associate Sponsors: Bismark Properties, LLC, Jamie’s Performance Muffler Shop, and Yankee Auto Electric

Crew Chief: Ray Cooper

Crew Members: Michael Cooper, Cheyenne Cooper, Tanya Cooper, and Signe Cooper

Birthday: August 4th

Marital Status: Single

Non Racing Hobbies: Airsoft, computer gaming, playing with my two dogs, and hockey

Favorite Racing Personality: Joey Logano

Favorite Sports Team: Boston Bruins

Favorite Movie: Boo A Madea Halloween

Favorite TV Show: Impractical jokers

What motivates you to drive?       Following in my grandfather’s footsteps

Anything else you would like the fans to know about you? I plan on joining the Marines when I graduate from high school!

Instagram handle: michael_cooper.38

Snapchat handle: michaelcooper_8

#55 Nathan Smith

Hometown:  Greene, RI

Car Owner: Ron Smith, MY Dad!

Car Make & Model: INEX Bandolero

Primary Sponsor: East Coast Collision in Warwick RI

Associate Sponsors: Hamlett Signs and Graphics, Christiana, and TN

Crew Chief: Ron Smith

Crew Members: My Uncles Robert Smith, Larry Barnett, and My Mom Melissa Smith

Birthday: April 4th

Marital Status: Single

Non Racing Hobbies:    Soccer, Fustal, Fishing, Camping, Snowmobiling, and FortNite

Favorite Racing Personality:  Jeff Locke, ISMA Super modified Driver

Favorite Sports Team: New England Patriots

Favorite Quote: “Practice like you play; play like you practice!”

Favorite Movie: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Favorite TV Show: I don’t really watch much TV.

Career Achievements: 
I am a 5th grade student, excelling in Math and Science! I participate in lots of different extracurricular activities at school: Drama Club, Talent Show, and Green Team, where we strive to educate our school on energy efficiency and green practices!

What motivates you to drive:  
I love driving with my friends. I love to challenge myself and try to do a little better each time I go out there!
Anything else you would like the fans to know about you: When I become an adult, I want to be a marine biologist! And I want to participate in racing, acting, and soccer as hobbies!

Facebook Handle: @55bando

Twitter Handle: @bando_55

Instagram Handle: @nathansmithracing55

 

#64 Devin Deshaies

Hometown: Burrillville

Car Owner: Jonathan Deshaies

Car Make & Model:

Primary Sponsor: Level 5 Interiors

Associate Sponsors: Superior Insulation, No Limit Trucking, CJC Auto Transport, Kimation Barber Shop, Hydro-Earth

Crew Chief: Dad

Crew Members:  Mom, Kayla, Uncle Richard, and Timmy

Birthday: June 15th

Marital Status: Single

Non Racing Hobbies: Hockey, Baseball, Fishing, Snowmobiling, and Snowboarding

Favorite Racing Personality:  Jeff Gordon

Favorite Sports Team: Bruins

Favorite Quote: “Send IT!!!!!”

Favorite TV Show: North Woods Law

Career Achievements: 2017 Seekonk Speedway Bandolero Bandit Champion, 2017 Rhode Island Bandolero Bandit Champion, 2017 Triple Crown Champion, 2016 NHMS Bandolero Bandit Rookie of the year, and 2015 Jr Animal Champion at Little T Speedway

What motivates you to drive: My Dad!!

Facebook Handle: Devin Deshaies Motorsports

#65 Colin Floyd

Hometown: North Kingstown, RI

Car Owner: Mike Floyd

Car Make & Model Bandolero Bandit

Primary Sponsor: Atlantic Yacht Rigging

Associate Sponsors: Carloan.com, and Sampson Automotive

Crew Chief: Mike Floyd

Crew Member’s: Michelle Savage, and, Ed Bahen

Birthday: April 6th

Marital Status: Single

Non-Racing Hobbies: Football and Riding Bikes

Favorite Racing Personality: Dale Jr.

Favorite Sports Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Favorite Quote: “If you are not first, you are last”

Favorite Movie: Talladega Nights

Favorite TV Show: Ren & Stimpy

Anything else you’d like the fans to know about you? Nickname is “Jaws”

Facebook Handle: @colinfloydracing

#67 Brandon LaVoie

 

Hometown: Littleon, MA

Car Owner: Jason LaVoie + Judy Reid

Primary Sponsor: SignWorks New England

Associate Sponsors: Bank’s Automotive, Find Your Village Real Estate with Kymberlee Albertelli, Yankee Clipper Barber Shop, World Auto Supply, NM Exposure, and Jarlo Productions

Crew Chief: Jason LaVoie

Crew Members: Judy Reid, Mike Dowd, Kevin Ward, and John LaVoie

Birthday: June 29th

Marital Status: Single

Non-Racing Hobbies: Life Scout with Boy Scouts of America,Basketball, Archery, Swimming, and, drumming.

Favorite Racing Personality: Jimmie Johnson

Favorite Sports Team: NY Football Giants

Favorite Quote: “I’m not dead yet.”

Favorite Movie: Smokey and the Bandt

Favorite TV Show: Grand Tour

Career Achievements: 3rd Place at Speedway 51

What motivates you to drive? The love of engineering mixed with adrenaline and smell of burnt rubber!

Anything else you’d like the fans to know about you? Raised from birth in a household of racing. At age 2, I was running around measuring things saying, “67 pounds, 67 pounds, 67 pounds.” Thats where my number, 67, comes from: 67 pounds. I also happen to be a Boy scout who’s actively pursuing rank advancements and merit badges. Comedy gold, is my export. People tell me I have an engineer’s mindset. I could agree. I’ve heard I am 100% driven to succeed. Maybe, I wonder………okay I 100% agree. I have always loved speed. Passion, courage, anger, stupidity. It’s all a part of you when you subject yourself to the test of racing. When you put yourself to that test, you can truthfully find out how much you can stand.

Facebook Handle: 67BLR

Snapchat Handle: Brandonbl67

#76 Tyler Tomassi

 

Hometown: West Greenwich, RI

Car Owner: Tomassi Law Associates, LLC

Car Make & Model: Bandolero

Primary Sponsor: Tomassi Law Associates, LLC

Associate Sponsors: Brock’s Collision Center & Auto Repair

Crew Chief: Jared Tomassi

Crew Members: Julie Tomassi, Damoon Tomassi, and John Boozam

Birthday: May 20th

Marital Status: Single

Non Racing Hobbies: Off roading ATV 4-Wheeling, Skiing, and Rollercoasters

Favorite Racing Personality: Martin Truex, Jr.

Favorite Sports Team: New England Patriots

Favorite Quote: “It ain’t how hard you hit…it’s how hard you can get hit and move forward. It’s about how much you can take and keep moving forward!”

Favorite Movie: Rocky

Favorite TV Show: Boy Meets World

Career Achievements: 2017 Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Champion, Feature winner, Finished 3rd 2017 Season points, and 2017 Most popular driver

What motivates you to drive: Speed, competition, and independence

Anything else you would like the fans to know about you: I strive to drive the very best I can and to put on a show for my fans.

 

#99 Ryan Arieta

Hometown: North Dighton, MA

Car Owner: Michael Arieta

Car Make & Model: Bandolero

Primary Sponsor: KR Racing Supply

Associate Sponsors: Green Brothers Fabrication, Seekonk Small Engines, 508 Hydrographic, Bumper to Bumper Accessories, Manny’s Hardware, and Checkmate Reality

Crew Members: Jay, Mason, Kyle, Lori, and Papa

Birthday: October 24th

Non Racing Hobbies: Boating, football, and video games

Favorite Racing Personality: Joey Longano

Favorite Sports Team: New England Patriots

Career Achievements: Over 20 Quarter Midget wins, 3 USAC Regional Wins, and 4 Bandolero wins in 2017

Facebook Handle: KR Racing Supply