For the first time in 2011, on June 4th, the Pro4 Modifieds will invade the track where it all began.
Kraze’s Speed Equipment of Seekonk, MA will present the Pro4 Modifieds in their first of 4 visits on the season. In a season that has seen the last two Pro4 Modified events cancelled due to rain.
Current points leader Kurt Vigeant and the rest of the competitors are anxious to get back on the track, and Seekonk has been a favorite of many teams, not to mention a track where several of them started their driving careers at. Rob Richardi, Derrek Anderson and Bill Jorres are all graduates of the Seekonk Youth Racing Association, while Robin Berghman, Stan Mertz and others have competed in some of the other divisions before finding their home with the Pro4 Modifieds.
Also on tap will be one of the most anticipated and exciting races for the Street Stocks, the 4th Annual 30/30. A feature that starts up to 30 cars makes track position more important than most weeks. The benefit, however, is the 30 lap distance. This will give some of the heavy hitters some extra time to work through the heavy traffic that makes up the Street Stocks.
Defending Street Champion Steve Axon is the only repeat winner this season, but he has had to work for them. Sparky Arsenault is coming off his first win this season, while Justin Travis and Joe Kohler are the other Street winners. Many have been getting close, such as Ryan Lineham, Rey Lovelace, Chris Rioux, Paul Lallier and several others. One of the most competitive classes of racers anywhere in the NorthEast, the competition is usually stacked up two by two for many laps, with a three-wide battle or two throughout the feature. Adding another 5 laps will make the race to the top much more interesting.
The main gates open at 5pm, with the first green flag dropping at 6pm. Adult admission is just $12.00, while kids under 12 are FREE. For more information on the Pro4 Modifieds, you can check them out at Pro Four Modifieds of New England on FaceBook. Also check out seekonkspeedway.com for additional dates and times, including information on the upcoming HomeTown Heroes program, which allows fans and friends from certain cities and towns to the track for FREE on certain dates.