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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour back at Seekonk Speedway

 
The NWMT returns to Seekonk Speedway on September 10th, 2016.
SEEKONK, Mass.Dec. 8, 2015PRLog — For the first time since 2005, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to Seekonk Speedway in 2016, with a Saturday event on Sept. 10, under the lights.

The groundpounders will hit the one-third mile oval for a 150 lap event dead in the middle of the intense final stretch of the season. The ownership at Seekonk is proud of how their 2016 schedule is shaping up featuring the best racing the New England has to offer. Seekonk Speedway is excited to bring back NASCAR’s premier modified touring series.

The tour will be joined by three of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series divisions that compete at Seekonk each week. Though the Division I Pro Stocks will have the evening off, the Division II Late Models will compete, joined by the Division III Street Stocks and Division IV Sports Trucks.

In the history of the Whelen Modified Tour, six races have been held at the Cement Palace. The most recent appearance was in 2005, when Eric Beers drove “Ole Blue” into victory lane, holding off John Blewett III and leading 120 of the 150 laps.

Chuck Hossfeld scored the victory in 2004, while Ed Flemke Jr. took the checkered flag in 2002. Other past winners at Seekonk include Chris Kopec (2001) , Jerry Marquis (2000) and Reggie Ruggiero, who won the inaugural event in 1987.

Seekonk partnered with NASCAR in 2015 for the first time since the 2005 season, opening the option to bring in the NASCAR touring series. The track went a decade without the sanction, but felt it was the right time to return to it.nwmt-lg

Seekonk Speedways 2016 Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series Dates Announced

SEEKONK, Mass. — The divisions that compete weekly as part of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series and Fast Friday at Seekonk Speedway have more than 15 races during the course of the season.

Though each race is exciting, arguably, the three most exciting battles have come in the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series events in the past three seasons.

With the excitement still flowing from last years three intense battles, Seekonk is proud to announce the dates that will come along with the return of the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series to the Action Track of the East for 2016.

The following dates have been assigned to each division for the 2016 season:

Pro Stocks: June 28, July 23, August 27

Late Models: June 11, July 9, August 6

Street Stocks: June 4, July 16, August 20

Sports Trucks: May 28, June 25, July 30

INEX Legends: June 17, July 22, August 19

Pure Stocks: June 24, July 29, August 26

Sport 4: June 10, July 15, August 12

SYRA: July 8, August 5, September 2

The format for the 2016 series will be the same as it was in 2015. Below is a breakdown of each round:

Round One: Triple Crown Opener

All drivers start in contention for the Triple Crown championship.
Following the checkered flag in race one, the top seven finishers will advance to round two, eliminating all others from contention.
Round Two: Lucky Seven

The second Triple Crown feature will whittle the field down even further, with the winners of the first two races automatically advancing to the final round.
The remaining two spots in the “Final Four” will be awarded to the highest two non-winners in Triple Crown points after the first two races.
Round Three: Final Four

The four eligible drivers will conclude the Triple Crown Series championship fight with the highest finishing of the four winning the title.
The driver will be honored track-side following the feature event.
In the past, multiple driver’s have had the honor of being crowned the Phil’s Propane Triple Crown Series champions. In 2015, Tom Scully Jr., driver of the NAPA Auto Parts No. 2 Pro Stock, collected the top Phil’s crown, taking home a trophy and a check for $1,000. Nick Uring, John Paiva and Tyler Lallier collected the crowns in the Late Models, Sports Trucks and Street Stocks.

On Fast Friday, Amy Arsenault won the Phil’s crown in the Pure Stocks, while T.J. Thompson took the Nick’s Pit Stop Legend Cars honor. Karlin Levesque, David Westgate and Taylor Bowser won the title in the SYRA 600, Sport 4 and SYRA 750 classes.

The Triple Crown Series had and will continue to have an impact on the overall Seekonk point standings in the past three seasons, with race winners receiving double (100) points instead of the normal 50 point winner’s payout.

Phil’s Propane, is a propane company that services more than 5,000 residential, commercial and industrial accounts covering all of Newport and Bristol Counties in Massachusetts and also services other areas in the Northeast. The company also is a proud sponsor of Kevin Casper and the Phil’s Propane #88 powered Pro Stock at Seekonk.

2016TCPOSTER

US Pro Stock / Super Late Model National Championship at Seekonk in 2016

200 Green Flag laps with $10,000 going to the winner! Seekonk Speedway,Tuesday July 12th, 2016…where it all began!

The PROSTOCKS compete at race tracks in New England and throughout the country by their original name, and at some tracks & racing series as SUPER LATE MODELS. The PRO STOCKS/SUPER LATE MODELS race as a weekly racing division, or as a racing touring series which compete at multiple race tracks on an alternating schedule. The PROSTOCKS/SUPER LATE MODELS were created by and introduced to racing by the original builder and promoter of Seekonk Speedway, D. Anthony Venditti in 1978. This initiative sanctions Seekonk Speedway as THE race track with the right to host…THE U.S. PROSTOCK/SUPER LATE MODELS CHAMPIONSHIP RACE!
The race date of Tuesday July 12th, with inclement weather days of Wednesday July 13th and Thursday July 14th, is selected to correspond with the New Hampshire Sprint Cup

Weekend of July 16-17. This schedule will facilitate the potential participation of a Sprint Cup or Xfinity Series Driver by providing additional days to promote the event due to inclement weather during this week. This schedule will also facilitate race teams who travel a great distance from other regions of the United States or Canada.

The racing format, (we are considering two (2) one hundred (100) lap segments); total purse which includes lap money, and the rules; (will be similar to the recently completed open show rules from the 2015 DAV Fall Festival of Racing), will be published by February 1, 2016.