SEEKONK MA – Seekonk Speedway and The Modified Touring Series are proud to announce that a date has been schedule for the new Open Wheel touring series based out of New Hampshire. The Modified Touring Series will be joining the storied history of the Venditti family owned Seekonk Speedway for the 2017 season on June 10th.
“We are excited to be joining the Venditti family in their 70+ year family tradition of racing at Seekonk Speedway on June 10 of 2017. Seekonk Speedway has a standard of excellence in New England for short track racing that we, at the Modified Touring Series, are honored to be a part of in 2017 and hopefully many years to come.”- Gary Knight (MTS)
The Modified Touring Series “MTS” is committed to bringing a program to race tracks in the North East that is entertaining for the fans as well as having a program that is not only enjoyable but beneficial to the teams that support MTS.
Seekonk becomes the fourth date released in a proposed 12 race inaugural schedule. The Modified Touring Series season kicks off at Monadnock Speedway on April 29th.
“We are hoping to see some great modified racing from the new tour. We are excited as a track to help promote a new series and continue to be a part of the growth of short track racing in New England.” states Ed St Germain, Director of Business Development at Seekonk. “ This will be our first open wheel show of the season followed by Open Wheel Wednesday on June 28th and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour later in the season.”
“The Modified Touring Series has some innovative new ideas that we look forward to being a part of for years to come “ says David Alburn, Competition Director at Seekonk Speedway “ the Speedway looks forward to being there at the start of something that has the potential to be great”.
Seekonk Speedway is a 1/3 mile paved oval NASCAR sanctioned track featuring weekly racing on Friday & Saturday nights featuring Pro Stocks, ACT Late Models, Street Stocks, Sport Trucks, INEX Legends, Sport Fours, Pure Stocks & INEX Bandoleros.
The Seekonk Speedway races from the first Sunday in May till Columbus Day weekend every year.
D. Anthony Venditti, “The Godfather of New England Auto Racing,” began construction of Seekonk Speedway in 1945. On May 30, 1946, the gates were opened for the first time. D. Anthony owned, operated, and promoted the Speedway until his death in 1991. Anthony received the promoter of the year award in 1978. His wife Irene continued till her passing in 2014, her son Francis, and grandson David continue the tradition of operating the speedway. Know as the “Action track of the East” Seekonk Speedway has been family owned, operated, and promoted for over 70 consecutive years.
-Modified Touring Series/Seekonk Speedway Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com/Rick Ibsen