By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

SEEKONK, Mass. — Ryan Vanasse Jr. picked the perfect time to visit Everett’s Auto Parts Victory Lane in the Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Bandits.

On the final points night of the year — September 24 — Vanasse rocketed from the middle of the field to the front, taking down the impressive win for the first time this year. With the win in the season-finale, Vanasse now has bragging rights over the rest of his challengers through the winter as the final winner of the year.

Driving the yellow and black No. 11, Vanasse had his ups and downs all year, but ended it in style at the top.

While Vanasse scored the checkered flag, Darren Krantz Jr. won the war, sealing his first career championship behind the wheel of the No. 31. Traveling to Seekonk all year from New York weekly, Krantz rocketed to wins in the first three races of the year — then didn’t carry the checkered flag again. However, the consistency was enough to put together a title run against the likes of Milania Shilosky, Sam Macedo, Vanasse, and others.

During the 15-lap feature, some of the top challengers of the division raced at the front, including names like Collin Vanasse, Nick Uhrig Jr., Mikey LeFort III and others. In the end, it was Vanasse taking down the win.

The Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Bandit 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.