By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
SEEKONK, Mass. — A new king has been crowned in the Everett’s Auto Parts Late Models.
Vinnie Arrenegado charged to the front of the 30-lap feature at the DAV Fall Classic, passing Richie Murray for the lead inside the first five laps, then driving away to glory. Arrenegado captured the victory in the season-finale and also was crowned the champion in the Division II NASCAR class after a dominant year.
The win was the fifth of the season for the driver of the No. 17, capturing a dominant checkered flag to end quite the impressive season. Arrenegado was consistently in the top-five, and earned himself the right to carry the crown over the winter months, after many years of trying.
While Arrenegado drove away to the front, Charlie Rose Jr. scored a second-place finish, while Murray settled for third. Murray slid through the grass early, and had to go to the rear of the field — but used the outside lane and worked his way back to the front to grab third.
Chase Belcher was fourth, with Gerry DeGasparre Jr. finishing the top-five. Belcher and DeGasparre tied for second in the final point standings, with Belcher earning the tiebreaker by virtue of feature wins. Josh Hedges and Ryan Flood finished the top-five in points.
In the race, John Paiva was sixth, followed by Flood, Paul Lallier, Tyler Lallier and Nathan Tracey.
The Everett’s Auto Parts Late Model season is now complete. The schedule for the 2022 season will be released over the winter months. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit and follow the track on social media.