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Broadcast partner of NASCAR, STSS, Stafford Speedway others

SEEKONK SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH FLO RACING FOR 2022

THREE SPECIAL EVENTS TO BE AIRED LIVE ON GROWING PLATFORM


SEEKONK, Mass. — Seekonk Speedway announced today that the track will partner with growing industry powerhouse FloRacing to broadcast three major events at the Massachusetts third-mile oval in 2022.
The inaugural FloRacing and Seekonk broadcast will be on Wednesday, June 29, when the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series headlines the annual Open Wheel Wednesday with a 100-lap, $10,000 to win race. They will be joined the 350 SMAC Supermodifieds and the NEMA Lites.
The second annual Bay State Classic, headlined by the Pro All Star Series (PASS) Pro Stocks, also worth $10,000 to win with a 150-lap race, will continue the streaming deal on Wednesday, July 27. The final race as part of the deal will give fans of the winged Midgets and Supermodifieds a special treat, as Seekonk’s Boston Louie Classic, including both the NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites, and the debut of the New England Big-Block Supermodified Series — operated by PASS — races under the lights at Seekonk on August 24.
“Partnering with FloRacing will get Seekonk Speedway’s competitors and our track as a whole out to a fanbase that stretches across the country,” Ed St. Germain, Director of Business Development at Seekonk Speedway, said. “We have been watching what FloRacing has been able to accomplish over the last few years and it’s clear they have a deep commitment to grassroots, short-track racing. We look forward to working with them.”
FloRacing has grown over the last few years to a true powerhouse in streaming of short-track action. With growth over 100% per year, Flo continues to bring together long-fragmented grassroots racing media rights on to one platform, while also expanding into other motorsports categories. FloRacing streams thousands of live races per year, and offers all of them on-demand as a replay shortly after each event. Flo also covers other types of motorsports including drag racing, motocross, super cross, snowmobile racing, and more. Not only does FloSports offer motorsports, but they also offer select Football, Hockey, Wrestling, Bikes and more.
At Seekonk, Flo will help to take the third-mile oval to continued new levels. These major events, offered each year at Seekonk, showcase some of the top talent from across the entire New England region right here at home. The track is happy to bring them to the Flo family.
“It goes without saying that when we entered short-track asphalt racing, Seekonk was at the very top of our priority list and we couldn’t be happier about this partnership,” Mike Levy, Vice Presidence, Global Rights Acquisition & Partnerships for FloRacing, said. “FloSports has long believed that grassroots racing in America has been underserved. While we’re committed to distributing the most robust live racing schedule the sport has ever seen, we also intend to drive new fans to the sport via contextual storytelling of the tracks, series, and drivers that make this sport so dynamic. We’re just getting started.”
FloSports is available by visiting floracing.com/signup, or by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. Fans can subscribe to Flo for $150 per year to enjoy thousands of live motorsports events and more.
Tickets for all of Seekonk Speedway’s 2022 racing events are now available online by visiting SeekonkSpeedway.com. The 2022 race season will begin with NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Racing Series action on Sunday, May 1, where the Pro Stocks, Late Models, Sportsman and Sport Trucks will compete in feature racing. The entire season will lead up to the inaugural Drive 4 For The Cup Playoff format, presented by Sunoco Race Fuels, in September.

Brian Sullivan Set For Return to SK Modified® Division at Stafford

(Stafford Springs, CT) — After winning the SK Light championship in 2020 and finishing second to Derek Debbis by virtue of a tiebreaker in 2021, Brian Sullivan will make a return to the SK Modified® division this season.  Sullivan ran 2 full seasons and 4 partial seasons in the SK Modified® division from 2010-2016 and he is looking forward to returning to the premier division at Stafford behind the wheel of the #46 Monaco Ford Mustang.

“I’m looking to go back to full-time SK Modified® racing this season,” said Sullivan.  “I had a lot of fun the last couple years in the SK Light division but I always had the itch to go back to the SK Modified® division at some point.  I feel like I have the best equipment I’ve ever had so it was a good time to make the move and give it a shot and all of my sponsors and supporters, Monaco Ford, Glastonbury Oil Co., Sullivan’s Landscaping, DRC Electric, Made and Formed Foundations, Vasseur Landscaping, Precision Mechanical, Competitive Edge Coatings, and T/A Engines were on board with making the move.”

With the move back into the SK Modified® division, Sullivan will be hoping to carry over his SK Light success, where he won 5 races in 2 seasons.  Sullivan’s best SK Modified® season was 2012 where he finished 11th in the standings and also recorded his career best finish of third in the season ending Fall Final feature event.  With a new car at his disposal, Sullivan is focused on capturing his first SK Modified® feature victory.

“I raced the 2020 season in Rich Vasseur’s car and then last year I bought a new chassis but we had the same motor,” said Sullivan.  “I know the SK’s are a tough division and it’s probably tougher than anything around, including some of the touring divisions, but I always wanted to go back and see what I could do and with the new car, it was time to give it a try.  We know we’re going back up to the big leagues this year but I wouldn’t be making this move if I didn’t think I had a shot at winning a race.  I’m not going to make any predictions about racing for the championship or anything like that.  I’ve always wanted to get a Stafford SK win and I don’t think that’s out of the equation with the equipment and car that we have. There’s guys that have run in that division for years and haven’t won a race yet so we know it’s going to be tough.”

In addition to Monaco Ford and the host of sponsors on his #46 car, a big piece of Sullivan being able to return to the SK division is thanks to fellow SK Modified® competitor Danny Cates, who will be behind the wheel of the #2 car owned by Steve McCarthy at Stafford and also drive Sullivan’s #46 at Thompson Speedway.

“A big part of me being able to return to the SK Modified® division is Danny Cates and DRC Electric,” said Sullivan.  “Danny has been one of my best friends my whole life and he has a motor from T/A Engines while I have a car and the equipment to get the car to the track every week.  We’re going to combine his engines with my car and equipment and I’m going to run the car at Stafford and I’ll crew chief for Danny to run the car at Thompson this season.”

Despite not running in the SK Modified® division since the 2016 season, Sullivan is not concerned about knocking off any rust as he will have his same crew working on the car that he raced to 4 wins last season.  The only difference will be the shocks and engine and Sullivan expects to be able to have speed in his #46 car.

“I think we really had the car figured out the last 5 races of last season and even though it’ll be a totally different engine and shock combination in the SK’s, we have a lot of confidence in the car going into this season,” said Sullivan.  “There’s definitely a lot of setup notes that we can carry over to the SK car from the SK Lights.  We’ll be ahead of where we would have been by not racing the last couple of years so it should just be a matter of the competition level.  I had a lot of fun in the SK Lights, but I want to run with the best of the best and that’s what we’ll be doing this season in the SK division.  My big thing right now is to be the most competitive that we can be and I’m expecting to run good.”

Sullivan will hit the track for the first time on Sunday, April 24 as part of NAPA Spring Sizzler® Weekend.  Tickets for the 50th running of the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler® are now available at staffordspeedway.com/tickets. The two-day event begins Saturday, April 23rd with the NAPA Auto Parts Duel, two 40-lap qualifying races that will set the field for the 50th NAPA Spring Sizzler scheduled for April 24th. The PASS Super Late Models and all 5 of Stafford’s weekly divisions as well as the Vintage All-Stars will also be on hand for the weekend.

For more information, visit www.staffordspeedway.com, check out Stafford Speedway on Facebook or Twitter, or contact the track office at 860-684-2783. 

Matt Hirschman Wins the New Smyrna Visitors Bureau 200

By Michael Jaworecki

Photo Kathleen Veit/Myracenews

Leading up to today’s first NASCAR WMT race at the New Smyrna Speedway there were high expectations for the first-time event, but no one knew how successful. Great weather, a sold-out crowd where the track had to stop selling tickets, 31 NASCAR Modifieds and a good race.

Matt Hirschman would set fast time with a 17.462 over Ryan Preece then would lead much of the early race, pitting, and working his way back through the field to dominate the late stages of the race.

Matt made the call to put tires on earlier than other drivers. His call to his crew was “let’s put them on now”. His bet was there would be no late race caution that would give fresh tires to his competitors, and he won that bet. He recalled how last year at Beech Ridge Speedway he made the same bet and lost the race.

In victory lane he gave credit to the Pee Dee Motorsports team and how huge this victory was. This is their 6th season together and as Matt said they have won many races, but this was special.

Eric Goodale in the GAF Riverhead Building Supply #58 would chase Matt Hirschman for about the last twenty-five laps and gave it all he had but he could not catch him. Eric has always run well and New Smyrna and tonight it showed.

Third place went to Mike Christopher Jr. in the Tommy Baldwin Racing #7. Michael ran a solid race all night to earn a podium finish in his first trip to New Smyrna Speedway.

Notes: Two drivers that had a tough night, the 2021 NASCAR Tour champion Justin Bonsignore in the Pheonix Communications Inc. #51 who retired on lap 49 with overheating issues and Andrew Krause in the Supreme Mfg. #24 who had a big hit to the inside wall after he and Ryan Preece in the Propane Plus, CBYD Boehler #3 tangled on the front stretch.

Results for the New Smyrna Visitor Bureau 200 February 12th 2022

Results: https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2022/02/12/race-results-new-smyrna-visitors-bureau-200-at-new-smyrna-speedway/

New up for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 150 laps at the Richmond Raceway on April 1st .