With just seven races remaining in the Seekonk Speedway Sportsman season, Scott Bruneau is pulling away from the rest of the pack. Behind the wheel of his No. 74, Bruneau currently holds a 52 point lead in the standings over Sparky Arnseault. Although Bruneau has not driven into Victory Lane yet this year, he has been a master of consistent finishes as he seeks his second straight championship. In the first 11 races of the season, Bruneau has finished inside the top 10 a total of 10 times and inside the top five nine times, which leads all drivers.
However, Brunueau will still need to be on top of his game as the season hits the final stretch. Closely following him is former champion Arsenault, who has already been in the winner’s circle once this season behind the wheel of his No. 96. Arsenault has five top five finishes and also nine top 10s in the first 11 races. Sparky has been quiet for most of the year, but look for him to give Bruneau all he can handle as the season hits the final few races.
In third spot, former Sportsman champion Paul Lallier sits 66 points from the lead behind the wheel of his No. 70. Although Lallier has encountered a few rough spots this season, the driver of the No. 70 has been able to capture six top fives and eight top 10s to this point. Without his strong runs, Lallier wouldn’t be a factor. But, he will need the top two drivers to stumble if he wants to become champion once again.
In fourth spot, Vinny Pangelinan is just 74 points from the lead. Pangelinan is also one of the drivers who has visited the winner’s circle so far this season and has eight top 10s in the first 11 races. This season, Vinny has been fast week in and week out. Although he had some bad luck along the way, he has put himself solidly inside the top five in the standings with just seven races to go.
Rounding out the top five, Corey Fanning is 84 points from the lead and tied with Craig Pianka. Both drivers have one victory this season and both have seven top 10 finishes. Although they need the top few drivers to stumble, both of them will be seeking to just win races and give it everything they have in the final few races trying to gain ground.
Behind them, Ryan Flood, Scott Serydynski and Robert Murphy all have victories this season and sit seventh, eighth and ninth in the standings. Flood captured his first career Sportsman trophy this season, while Serydysnki is a veteran and has three wins this season already. Rounding out the top 10 is Jesse Melberg.
With just seven races to go, the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series championship will also be decided in the final few races of the season. On August 13, Sparky Arsenault, Craig Pianka, Ryan Flood and Chad Baxter will battle for the Phil’s title in a 30 lap main event.