By Souza Media/Kyle Souza 
SEEKONK, Mass. — As the Everett’s Auto Parts Late Models returned to extra-distance racing for the first time since June, Paul Lallier wasn’t going to be denied. The former Seekonk Speedway NASCAR Sportsman champion started from the pole position in the Everett’s Auto Parts Diamond Dash 50-lap special and led all 50 circuits, taking down his first career Late Model win in the process.
While Lallier pulled away in the late laps, Richie Murray was doing everything he could to hang onto the second spot, against a host of challengers. In the final two laps, Murray slipped just once, as Arrenegado slid to the bottom and took second across the line, with Murray finishing the podium in third.
Chase Belcher was fourth, with Gerry DeGasparre Jr. in fifth. Jacob Burns was sixth, followed by Ryan Souliere, Brendon Hammann, Trent Goodrow and Tyler Lallier.
With his second-place effort, Arrenegado clinched his first career track championship, one week early. The Everett’s Auto Parts Late Models will return to the track on Saturday, September 24, for the annual Fall Classic — the final points event of the year. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit and follow the track on social media for the latest updates.