SEEKONK VIRTUAL DRIVERS STORM TO FLORIDA FOR RACE THREE ON THURSDAY NIGHT
BY SOUZA MEDIA/KYLE SOUZA
SEEKONK, Mass. — With two races in the books, and four remaining, the Seekonk Speedway 2021 iRacing Road Trip Tour presented by Souza Media returns to the virtual track on Thursday night. Live on Extreme Sim TV, Seekonk competitors will visit the virtual Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida, for the Snowstorm 100 with the ARCA Menards Series car. The race, scheduled for 100 laps, is presented by Watermark Electric and will pin former Seekonk champions, current and past competitors, staff and family of race teams together for a mid-week event.
In the first two events of the season, Thomas Axsom (NHMS, Tour Modifieds) and PJ Evans (Lanier, Street Stocks), visited Victory Lane. Defending series champion Ryan Kuhn has been a master of consistency, with two podium finishes, and leads the early standings by 10 points over Ryan Doucette. Evans and Axsom are tied for third in the tally.
Watermark Electric, based in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, specializes in water and wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations. Watermark Electric owner Dave Campbell also owns a Sport Truck that competes at Seekonk Speedway, driven by his daughter, Brittany Campbell. Based on available record, Brittany’s Sport Truck win in 2019 made her the second female in the 2000s to score a NASCAR victory. Watermark Electric also proudly sponsors a contingency award that pays $4 for each heat winner in 2021.
Former Seekonk champions Ryan Kuhn (Late Models), Richie Murray (Sport Trucks), Reese Bogue (Bandolero’s) and Dylan Estrella (Late Models) are already on the list of registered competitors. Additional driers expected to compete include Axsom, Evans, Darryl Church, Elias Dib, Nick Wood, Cody Tripp, Trent Goodrow, John Greaves, Sport Truck winner Jake Vanada, Noah Boucher and more.
Drivers will be chasing $75 to score the feature win, courtesy of Watermark Electric, along with additional funds to the remaining of the top-five finishers. A race sponsorship is set at $300 — including $200 going towards the top-five in each event — and $100 going towards the season-ending point fund. On top of the race awards and point fund, each event has a large selection of contingency awards on the line. Additional sponsors of the Road Trip Tour for 2021 include Barrington Automotive, Helger’s Southcoast Power Equipment and Richie’s Insulation. For a full list of contingency awards planned, see below:
Homerun Heats: Each heat race winner will earn $4 courtesy of Watermark Electric
“Hard Luck” Award Courtesy of Atlantic Yacht Rigging: $20 to the hard luck driver by Mike Floyd & Atlantic Yacht Rigging
Halfway Bonus: Anchor Paws Rescue will provide $20 to the driver that leads the halfway lap at each championship event
Least Incident Points: One Free Paint Scheme To the Driver That Scores The Least Amount of Incident Points Per Event
Helger’s Southcoast Power Move Of the Race Award: $20 to the driver that improves the most positions in the feature
Bernier’s Liquors Lucky Spot: $25 to a random driver who finishes between 8th and 16th in each Seekonk iRacing event
Lucas Milhaupt Fourth-Place: Lucas Milhaupt will sponsor the fourth-place driver at lap 44 with a $4.44 award at each event
RKM Fast Time: Ryan Kuhn Motorsports offers a $10 award at each race to the driver with the fastest single-lap qualifying time
Following Five Flags, additional races on the Road Trip Tour will take place through the month of April. On Thursday, March 11, Seekonk Speedway’s virtual teams return to the abandoned Myrtle Beach Speedway with the Super Late Model, while Langley Speedway hosts a Legends Cars special on March 25. The champion will be crowned at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on April 22 with the Late Model division.