PARSONS RETURNS WITH A VENGEANCE IN LEGENDS
BY SOUZA MEDIA
SEEKONK, Mass. — His second race back after suffering an injury, Josh Parsons was holding the checkered flag on Friday night in the 30-lap Nick’s Pit Stop Legends Cars feature after dominating the main event.
The Seekonk Speedway Fast Friday season added another chapter to the books with the final round of the Everett’s Auto Parts Diamond Dash, with no fans in attendance and following protocols from the state of Massachusetts due to COVID-19.
Parsons started third in the feature, but quickly worked his way to the lead on lap two, sliding around early leader Connor Souza. From there, he led the rest of the race, and from the outside, you’d think that would be an easy victory — but it was far from it. Parsons had to hold off the challenges of Jake Johnson, Mason Tessier, Luke LeBrun and others — but was able to beat all of them. Johnson spun in the middle of the race, and had to charge from the rear of the field in the final half of the race.
Parsons had to hold off Lebrun on the final restart, and was able to accomplish the task. Parsons would win over LeBrun, Tessier, Johnson, who came from the rear, and Giovanni Ruggerio, who scored a top-five finish. Paul Newcomb was sixth, followed by Richard Regan Jr., Jake Silvia, Isaiah Newcomb and Matt Carpenter.
Johnson and LeBrun finished tied in the point standings for the Everett’s Auto Parts Diamond Dash, but Johnson earns the crown due to him winning two of the three Dash races.
The Nick’s Pit Stop Legends Cars are back in action next Friday night, September 18, with the first green flag going in the air at 7 p.m.