After edging Derek Gluchacki by a mere few inches to win the Nick’s Pit Stop Legends Cars feature last week, Josh Parsons has a four-point edge in the championship chase. Parsons, who now has two career wins in the division, has been consistent and shown plenty of speed right from the drop of the green flag in June. But, Josh Matheson, who has been to Victory Lane already himself, is not going to go away. Matheson and Parsons are both looking in the mirror while Nick Lascuola Racing driver Derek Gluchacki, who is moving to the Late Models next season, tries to close in. Even after missing a week, Gluchacki is only 26 points from the lead.
The Pure Stock title is all but wrapped up at this point. Doug Benoit, who has been the fastest car every week since June, is ahead by 56 points over D.J. Pires. With Lenny Sousa third, nearly out of mathematical contention, it’s going to take a lot for someone to knock Benoit off the top. Both Pires and Sousa have been to the winner’s circle, but just haven’t quite put together the consistency they needed.
Much like the Pure Stocks, the Sport 4 championship chase is just about sealed up. AJ Manuel is well on his way to his first crown and he could clinch the title this Friday if he can put together a solid night. Manuel leads the points by 52 over Mike LeFort — and if he is going to stumble — it’s now or never for LeFort. Manuel has been fast all year, and even though others have been to Victory Lane more often, Manuel has done enough to put himself in position to celebrate.
Both Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero division championships are going to go down to the wire. Even though Devin Deshaies has been the dominate car in the Bandits all year, he only leads by 20 markers over Giovanni Ruggerio. If Deshaies stumbles one more time, Ruggerio could be in the right position to pounce. With two races left, one of them is going to hoist the big trophy.
And the Outlaw division is also close. Evan Marchand leads Tyler Tomassi with two weeks left, but only by 12 points. Off his fourth win of the season, Marchand is going to look to seal the title over the final two races, while Tomassi is not going to go down without a fight.