LEFORT CELEBRATES TITLE, WHILE BOLGER BREAKS INTO VICTORY LANE

BY SOUZA MEDIA

SEEKONK, Mass. — Friday’s season-finale for the Sport 4 division proved that both veteran experience and rising talent are a part of the competitive class. Tim Bolger Jr. hoisted his first checkered flag in the division with a win in the 25-lap feature, while Mike Lefort sealed his second straight championship.

The abbreviated Seekonk Fast Friday season concluded with no spectators in the grandstands due to COVID-19 restrictions from the state of Massachusetts.

Bolger, who started up in the front, took the lead on lap three and it was clear he wasn’t going to be denied. He would dominate the entire 25-lapper, rolling away on each restart, including the final one, where it looked like Karlin Levesque and others might have a shot.

Outside of early fireworks between two competitors, the story of the race was Dave Westgate running inside the top-seven when his car expired in smoke, with a motor gone bad. It would create a trail of fluid, collecting a few others, including Lefort, who wasn’t able to finish the race. The final restart marked the point where Bolger put his foot down, driving to his first career win, while Levesque and Tyler Almeida were left to fight off the field in the battle for second.

It was Bolger, Levesque, Almeida, Crystal Murray and Henry Lavalle completing the top-five at the checkered flag. They were followed by Jaden Hamilton, Daniel Hayes, Jack Dumas, Sabrina Beaulieu and Taylor Bowser across the line.

Lefort, even though sidelined at the finish of the race, was crowned the champion of the Everett’s Auto Parts Diamond Jubilee Series as part of the 75th anniversary season. Oddly enough, Westgate was still able to wrap third in the final championship standings, even with the blown motor.

Seekonk Speedway wishes to thank division sponsor Everett’s Auto Parts for their continued support of the rising stars of the third-mile.