By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
SEEKONK, Mass. —Jake Vanada used a test day in the middle of the week to get prepared, and it worked out exactly how he was hoping it would. Vanada used a strong starting spot to jump out front early in the 25-lap Chaz Auto Body Sport Truck feature at the DAV Fall Classic, taking down his first win of the season in the finale.
Behind the wheel of a brand new truck, it took Vanada a few weeks to get his feet wet. However, in the final race of the year, Vanada went to the top — and will hold the bragging rights against all others for the winter months after taking down the impressive victory.
While Vanada won the race, Barry Shaw Jr. drove the No. 85 Everett’s Auto Parts Truck to a sixth-place finish, enough to seal his first track championship. On the heels of six victories, Shaw was a master of consistency this year, winning the championship by a comfortable margin over Mike Cavallaro.
In the 25-lap race, Vanada bested Cavallaro to the line, with Rick Martin third, followed by Amy Arsenault, who clinched the Rookie of the Year in the Sport Truck division. Brittany Campbell finished fifth, followed by Shaw, Lenny Guy, Mike Duarte, Daryl Church and John Silva.
The Chaz Auto Body Sport Truck season is now complete. The schedule for the 2022 season will be released over the winter months. For more information on Seekonk Speedway, visit and follow the track on social media.