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.