After running just a handful of small racing events in 2020 due to state mandated COVID-19 restrictions, Seekonk Speedway is back in 2021 for its 75th full season of racing. Also back this season are Seekonk’s marquee racing events, which include a batch of old favorites and fresh additions.
On Wednesday, Speed51 and Seekonk Speedway announced that those marquee events at “The Action Track of the East” will be broadcast live to a a global racing audience on Speed51.TV.
While Seekonk is still under Massachusetts capacity restrictions for the time being, these broadcasts will ensure that all race fans in Northeast, as well as all across the land, will not miss the excitement of these major events.
“We are excited to extend our reach to fans who can’t attend due to COVID restrictions,” said Seekonk Speedway Director of Business Ed St. Germain. “Speed51.TV has been a great partner for years in bringing a top flight presentation to race fans coast to coast. Seekonk Speedway has some big-time events happening as we celebrate our 75th season.”
The first live broadcast from Seekonk will take place on Wednesday, June 9 with the new-look Boston Louie Memorial which will, as always, feature the NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites, while also marking the Seekonk debut of one of the fastest and most powerful divisions in short track racing, the ISMA Big-Block Supermodifieds.
Three weeks later on June 30, Open-Wheel Wednesday makes its triumphant return with the first of two appearances in 2021 for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series, who will race for $10,000 on the night. The NEMA Lites will return for the Dave Steele Memorial, and the night will also see the debut of the 350 SMAC Small-Block Supermodifieds.
The following month, July 28 is the third and final summertime Wednesday show. This time, the Pro All Stars Series makes its first appearance of 2021 in the inaugural Bay State Classic. The PASS Super Models will race for 150 laps and a $10,000 winner’s prize. The PASS Modifieds will make their Seekonk debut, with a Sportsman special rounding out the night’s lineup.
Speed51.TV cameras will be live twice in the fall at Seekonk, first on Saturday, September 25 for the D. Anthony Vendetti Fall Classic, which will feature the PASS Super Late Models.
Finally, the last major racing event in New England on Saturday, October 23 for the Haunted Hundreds. This epic day will feature the season finales for the PASS Super Late Models, Tri-Track Open Modified Series, and American-Canadian Tour Late Models; all of whom will compete for 100 laps each.
The broadcast of the Boston Louie Memorial on June 9 will be available for all Speed51.TV yearly and monthly subscribers. Due to the aforementioned attendance restrictions, the remainder of the events will be streamed as pay-per-view broadcasts with details to be announced prior to each event.
-Story by: Connor Sullivan, Speed51 Northeast Correspondent – Twitter: @Connor51CT
-Photo credit: Speed51