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Sunoco Drive for the Cup Fastest Four: Seekonk Speedway’s Thrilling Race to Glory

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In the annals of motorsports, a few events stand out as pivotal moments, transcending the boundaries of the track to capture the heartbeats of fans and competitors alike. As the summer winds down, a feverish anticipation grips the racing community, looking forward to one such event: the D. Anthony Venditti Championship Night at Seekonk Speedway.

As the revving engines and the smoke off the tires paint the September skies, this article will dive deep into the champions in the making, the frontrunners, and the tales of grit and speed that will culminate in the Sunoco Drive for the Cup Fastest Four.

The Stakes at Play

Seekonk Speedway is more than just an asphalt track; it’s a coliseum where legends are born and legacies are cemented. After a season filled with relentless competition and unpredictable challenges, the Speedway is poised to host its championship night.

The significance of the championship weekend goes beyond just the individual races. It’s about honor, legacy, and a place in the hallowed records of the Speedway’s history. With Mother Nature throwing her curveballs during the season, the stage is set for an epic showdown.

D.A.V. Fall Classic Weekend: Prelude to Glory

The Friday before the big championship is nothing short of a spectacle. Set against the backdrop of the D.A.V Fall Classic, a series of championship events unfold, setting the tone for a colossal NASCAR Saturday.

The Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero Bandits and Outlaws, the Everett’s Auto Parts Sport 4s, Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment Pure Stocks, and Nick’s Pit Stop Legends Cars are all contending for the crown. While some will emerge victorious, others will carry the weight of their dreams into the following season. Whatever happens, the racing is always a treat for the racing fans in attendance.

NASCAR Saturday: The Ultimate Showdown

NASCAR Saturday is more than just a day; it’s an emotion, an atmosphere so thick with excitement, you could slice it with a knife. With the championship four drivers set in all divisions, everyone is prepped and ready to rumble.

The ultimate test will see the highest finisher of the Final Four in each race being crowned the 2023 track champion. Beyond the roaring engines, legal sportsbooks in Massachusetts offer a chance to claim great betting promos, adding a layer of excitement that only true racing enthusiasts can appreciate.

Pro Stocks: Battle of the Champions

The Pro Stocks division has always been a hotbed for competition. The 2023 final four – Mike Brightman, Bobby Pelland III, Mark Jenison, and Tom Scully Jr. – aren’t strangers to the championship stage. With each having track championships in their history, the contest is more about reclaiming glory than just achieving it. The dynamics of the quartet are intriguing, given Jenison’s defense of his title and the historic accolades of the other contenders.

Late Model Final Four: Seeds of Victory

In the Late Models, anticipation is at its peak. 2023 top seeds Vinnie Arrenegado, Mark Jenison, Jacob Burns, and Charlie Rose each put together phenomenal seasons. Each driver has a tale to tell, from Arrenegado and Jenison’s previous Late Model titles to Burns’ dominant playoff performance and Rose’s veteran presence. The race promises a mix of strategy, speed, and a quest for dominance.

Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment: Veterans in the Forefront

The 2023 Helger’s South Coast Power Equipment division Final Four featured seasoned champions and the brightest of contenders. The veterans, Axon, Pianka, and Lineham, have tasted championship success. Yet, it’s Adam Pettey, with his remarkable consistency this year, who caught everyone’s attention throughout the regular season.

Chaz Auto Body Sport Truck: The Top Contenders

The intensity was palpable in the Chaz Auto Body Sport Truck division. The final four – Rick Martin, Jake Vanada, Brittany Campbell, and Amy Arsenault – represented the best the season had to offer. From multiple race winners to consistent performers, the quartet was a perfect blend of skill, strategy, and sheer will.

Youth Racing Divisions: Future Champions in the Making

The youth racing divisions at Seekonk are where future champions cut their teeth. Whether it’s the Bandolero Bandits or the Outlaws, these races often end up being some of the most thrilling. With young guns like Ryan Vanasse Jr. and Collin Vanasse dominating the scene and dark horses like Mason Silva lurking, these championship events are always a treat to watch.

Sport 4 and Legends Cars: The Battle Intensifies

In the Sport 4 and Legends Cars categories, the competition is fierce. Crystal Murray has been setting the tracks on fire with her recent performances. However, challengers like Jarrod Freitas and Mikey LeFort are not far behind. Meanwhile, in the Legends Cars, Jacob Burns, Isaiah Newcomb, Richie Helger Jr, and Nicholaus Bulkeley are all set to vie for the crown. Each race is a narrative of determination, skill, and the relentless pursuit of glory.

Race Day Specifics

When the rubber meets the road, the specifics matter. On Fast Friday each year, the Bandolero divisions continue with their 15-lap format. However, the Sport 4, Pure Stock, and Legend Cars races will all span 30 laps. NASCAR Saturday will see the Pro Stocks battling it out for 50 laps, the Late Models for 40, and the Sport Trucks and Sportsman engaging in 35-lap events. As the engines roar to life and the lights go green, a season of hard-fought battles culminates into these defining moments.


The championship weekend at Seekonk Speedway is not just about races; it’s about dreams, aspirations, and the relentless spirit of competitors. As the world watches, history will be made, legends will be born, and memories will be etched forever.

Join the excitement on each September. The race to glory awaits!

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