SEEKONK, Mass. – Following a lengthy review, Josh Hedges has officially been announced as the 2018 Sports Truck champion at Seekonk Speedway.


Hedges, who celebrated on final points night with the checkered flag, picked up four feature wins throughout the course of the season. His first championship in the Sports Truck division comes behind the wheel of the No. 29 Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment, Hedges Excavating machine.


Bobby Tripp, who finished the season-finale in seventh position, has been subsequently disqualified from his finishing position for a technical infraction. With the adjustment in the finishing order, Hedges was crowned champion, since Tripp didn’t accumulate any points on the night.


“There was a protest upon the front shocks on the No. 81 Truck,” Seekonk Speedway’s Competition Directior David Alburn said. “The shocks were sent out and evaluated, and found to not meet the spec of the make and model.”


The final tally in the standings now has Hedges with 448 points, winning the title by 12 over Mike Duarte. Tripp finished third, 22 back.


The Sports Trucks return to action on Saturday, October 6, when the NASCAR Whelen All American Series concludes with the D.A.V. Fall Classic. The Pro Stocks take center stage with a 150-lap, $6,000 to win main, while the the Sports Trucks will compete in a 30-lap event. Seekonk’s own Late Models and Sportsman will also join the action.