EVENT WILL BE RUN AT VIRTUAL OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY, BROADCASTED ON SPEED51

 
SEEKONK, Mass. — With COVID-19 delaying the start of the racing season in New England, Seekonk Speedway is pleased to join the list of tracks ready to move to the esports platform and compete on iRacing. This Saturday, March 28, Seekonk will run the inaugural Seekonk 250 race at the virtual Oxford Plains Speedway. The race will take the green flag just after 4 p.m. and will air live, for free, on Speed51.com. The link will be shared on Seekonk’s Facebook page tomorrow afternoon for those fans looking to watch.
The race will be contested with iRacing’s version of the Pro Stocks (Super Late Models), a division that Seekonk spearheaded in the late 1970s, and still runs weekly as part of NASCAR Saturday. Drivers will have a fixed iRacing Pro Stock setup to use, and will qualify through heat races in the morning prior to the broadcast. A total of 62 drivers will attempt to qualify for 33 spots.
A full entry list is below.
The entry list includes 2020 registered from Seekonk’s NASCAR Saturday and Fast Friday program, and drivers who competed at Seekonk in 2019. It also includes a mix of track employees and Seekonk race team crew members. It should create a strong the mix of competition on a difficult track like the virtual Oxford, located in Oxford, Maine. The track hosts the prestigious Oxford 250 each year in real life, with some of the top Super Late Model contenders from across the country.
Former Seekonk champions in the field include Dylan Estrella, Ryan Kuhn, Richie Murray, Corey Fanning, Josh Hedges, Reese Bogue, Luke Lebrun, Giovanni Ruggerio, Mike Brightman, Evan Marchand and Chase Belcher. The race also includes names like Jake Johnson, Ryan Vanasse Jr., Collin Vanasse, Derek Gluchacki, Josh Parsons and more.
“We understand our racers frustrations at the current situation out there in the world,” Ed St. Germain, Seekonk’s Director of Business Development, said. “Seekonk is happy to facilitate an event like this for them to help take their minds off the outside world for a bit and have some racing fun with their friends as we look forward to get back to real world racing.”
The race has built up quite the list of prizes in just a few days. Seekonk Grand Prix, Moe’s Moving, Checkered Flag Landscaping, Team V Racing and Seekonk Speedway have all put up prizes.
-Seekonk Grand Prix put up a $50 lap gift card to the leader of lap 52
-Seekonk Speedway will donate a $50 gift card to the race winner
-Seekonk Speedway will donate 75th anniversary t-shirts to finishers 1st-5th
-Team V Racing will provide $100 to the race winner
-Moe’s Moving is putting up $100 to the car moves up the most spots from there starting spot
– Trent Goodrow Designs donating a free iracing paint set up for the leader of lap 31
– Checkered Flag landscaping will provide a Gift Card to the Pole Winner.
“Working with all of the competitors is something I enjoy doing,” Kyle Souza, Seekonk’s News Manager and iRacing Event Coordinator, said. “I think the 250-lap distance is going to force drivers to save a little bit of their equipment, which should create some green flag racing. This is one event you will not want to miss.”
For more information on Seekonk Speedway please visit www.seekonkspeedway.com and follow the track on Facebook.
 

SEEKONK 250 ENTERED DRIVERS:

03 — Derek Gluachki
02 — Tom Scully III
09 — Joshua Parsons
3- Ben Amado
3 — Scott Serydynski
4 — Reese Bogue
4 — Brandon LaBelle
4 — Darryl Church
5 — Austin Flanagan
7 — Giovanni Ruggerio
8 — Richie Murray
10 — Ethan Souza
10 — Chris Gomes
11 — Ryan Vanasse Jr.
11 — Corey Fanning
12 — PJ Evans
13 — Thomas Axsom
15 — Jake Johnson
15 — Evan Marchand
16 — Colbey Fournier
17 — Reagan Parent
17 — Ray Parent Jr.
18 — Dylan Decoster
22 — Christian Schulz
27 — Mike Brightman
27 — Luke Lebrun
27 — Adam Giacomozzi
28 — Jason Dell
29 — Josh Hedges
31 — Trent Goodrow
31 — Brad Sousa
32 — Dave Simpson
36 — Mikey Cooper
38 — Connor Souza
40 — Eddie Leclerc
42 — Mason Tessier
42 — Dave Gargaro
43 — Joe Kohler
44 — Nick Fraulino
46 — Dylan Estrella
55 — Nathan Smith
56 — Brandon Wilkinson
64 — Devin Deshaies
64 — Steve Bowden
64 — Robert Rund
65 — Mike Floyd
67 — Aaron Plemons
70 — Cameron Liebal
72 — Ryan Kuhn
76 — Tyler Tomasssii
77 — Ryan Doucette
78 — Jake Silvia
78 — Collin Vanasse
81 — Chase Belcher
87 — David Lougee
88 — Bill Prisco
91 — Christian Herman
98 — Don Parsons
072 — Jimmy Kuhn
117 — Adam Rego