SEEKONK, Mass. – Seekonk Speedway announced today the full schedule of events for the 2022 season at the Massachusetts third-mile oval. The season includes 18 NASCAR Saturday events, 16 Fast Friday weekly series races, three Wednesday night specials, the return of Thrill Shows, Monster Trucks, and much more.
The action all begins on Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m., when Seekonk’s NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Pro Stocks, Late Models, Sportsman and Sport Trucks compete on opening day for the 76th season of competition. The Fast Friday season opens on Friday, May 27, with five divisions of action including Seekonk’s youth racing Bandolero action. From the first weekend in May through the end of October, the track will host more than 45 events to showcase short-track racing.
The Fast Friday weekly series begins on Friday, May 27 and concludes on September 23, while the Saturday showdowns begin on May 1 and conclude on September 24. The Pro Stocks, Late Models, Sportsman and Sport Trucks will continue to headline Saturday action, while the Legends Cars, Pure Stocks, Sport 4’s and Bandolero divisions return on Fast Friday.
Seekonk Seekonk will debut a playoff format for the 2022 racing season across both Fast Friday and NASCAR Saturday competition. As part of the new way to crown champions across all nine divisions, competitors will race in three weeks of playoff action in September, headlined by D. Anthony Venditti Fall Classic championship weekend on September 23-24, where champions will be crowned.
The driver who bests three of his toughest competitors in the results of the final race of the season will earn the right to be the Seekonk Speedway 2021 track and Drive For The Cup champion.
The new 2022 season mindset will be simple for everyone involved: Every lap matters. Every race matters. Every position matters.
“Debuting this playoff format is something we are excited about because it’s going to keep fans engaged on every single Friday and Saturday night throughout the season,” David Alburn, Competition Director at Seekonk Speedway, said. “The playoffs are going to create a new, fresh buzz around both the pit area and the grandstands and we won’t know who the champions are until right down to the final laps of the final race. Every race will truly matter in 2022. The Fastest Four weekend is going to be memorable.”
Headlining the special event category are three Wednesday races – including the return of the $10,000 to win Open Wheel Wednesday on June 29, the second annual $10,000 to win Bay State Summer Classic for the Pro All Series Series on July 27 and the return of the Boston Louie Classic on Wednesday, August 24.
The Open Wheel Wednesday spectacular will once again be headlined by the Tri Track Open Modified Series, and will also include the 350 SMAC Supermodifieds and the NEMA Lites. In July, the top Pro Stock drivers from Seekonk will compete against the top in the region for the big prize in the 150-lap event, while the PASS Modifieds and Legends Cars help to complete the card. In August, the newly formed New England Big-Block Super Modified Series, led by the team at PASS, will debut at Seekonk, joined by the special events for the NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites, honoring the late Boston Louie.
Seekonk Speedway will end the season with the annual Haunted Hundred on Saturday, October 22. The stars of both the American-Canadian Tour and Tri Track Open Modified Series will crown their champions at the third-mile as part of this Saturday special.
Additional Notes & Special Events To Watch For:
April 30 – Classic Car Show & Swap Meet, Burnout Drags, NASCAR Practice Day
June 18 – Youth Sports Night – New England Auto Racers Antique Division
June 25 – Pro All Star Series (PASS) 150 + Late Models, Sportsman and Sport Trucks
July 9 – VIP Night, Senior Tour Auto Racers Antique Division
July 23 – Rhode Island Shriner Clowns Night; Kids Trike Races + NASCAR Divisions
August 5,6 – Everett’s Triple Crown Weekend Finale For All Divisions
August 13 – Fans on Parade, American Racer Pro Stock 75 lap race
August 20 – Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment night at the track
August 27 – Military Night, Providence Bruins Night
September 10 – Scout Night
September 23 – D. Anthony Venditti Friday Championship Night
September 24 – Ocean State Oil D. Anthony Venditti Saturday Championship Night
Seekonk Speedway will announce any additional information regarding the 2022 schedule in the coming months.
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