MARQUEE EVENT: Legends Cars Set For $1,000 To Win Race on Big Bay State Classic July 28 Stage
By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
SEEKONK, Mass. — Although it will not be a Seekonk Speedway points race, the INEX Legends Cars are set for a mid-week showdown at Seekonk next Wednesday, July 28, as part of the inaugural Bay State Classic.
While the Pro All Star Series (PASS) and PASS Modifieds invade Seekonk for their own special events, which includes a 150-lap, $10,000 to win Pro Stock special, the Legends Cars will act as a support division — but they might steal the show in their 30-lap feature.
There will be a $1,000 to win prize on the line, with a total purse of $3,000 spread throughout the field. Second place will pay $350, while third is $250, and the purse continues throughout the field. The top Seekonk Speedway Legends Cars drivers that run on Fast Friday are planning to compete, including three-time season winner Luke LeBrun, Josh Parsons, Mason Tessier and more.
“I’m always excited for something that is switched up a bit compared to normal racing,” Legends Cars driver Josh Parsons said. “I love racing out there and seeing new fans in the stands compared to what we normally have on a Friday night. I can’t wait to put on a show for the fans. We’re going to go out there, race hard, and clean, and try to get that big check.”
The 30-lap Legends Cars featured is slated to be the first race of the night.
The Pro All Star Series 150, worth $10,000 to win, is going to pin some of Seekonk’s top Pro Stock talent from the weekly side against countless invading drivers. The top Super Late Model competitors from across the Northeast are expected to chase the big prize. Names like Ben Rowe, DJ Shaw, Kate Re and Joey Doiron are set to battle seven-time track champion Dave Darling, Tom Scully Jr., Mike Brightman, Ryan Kuhn, Jake Johnson, Derek Gluchacki and more. The race is surely going to be one of the best in recent memory, and fans are not going to want to miss it, especially with that money up for grabs.
The PASS Modifieds have increasingly become one of the region’s most competitive divisions, as they are affordable, and often draw a large car count. In their most recent event at Oxford Plains Speedway, the race came down to the final few inches, with iRacing standout Max Cookson taking the win over Jimmy Emerson and Brandon Varney. The race had nearly 30 cars show up to the Maine oval, and many are expected to travel to Seekonk for this mid-week event.
The pits will open on race day at 2 p.m., with front grandstand gates opening to the public at 4 p.m., just in time for the first practice of the day. Qualifying heat races will begin at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available at seekonktickets.net and will also be available at the track. Tickets are $30 for adults, children 6-12 are $10 and kids 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $40 per person, and also available to the general public if they wish to get behind the scenes and check out the stars and cars of the event.
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