Some of the best Super Late Model drivers from the Northeast and beyond have their sights set on a $10,000 check Wednesday night at Seekonk Speedway (MA). Following a rain out one week ago, the second running of the U.S. Pro Stock/Super Late Model National Championship will take place Wednesday with a stout field of competitors expected to chase the top prize.
A field of 20 cars arrived in the pits one week ago for the 200-lap race, but an even larger field is expected Wednesday.
Among the drivers expected to return is 2016 CARS Tour champion Raphael Lessard, who will be driving for David Gilliland Racing. Lessard has recorded a handful of Late Model wins in recent years and will be looking to pick up a "signature" victory on Wednesday night.
Polewarczyk dominated the 2016 version of the U.S. Pro Stock/Super Late Model National Championship before going up in flames with under 10 laps to go. He'll have revenge on his mind and momentum on his side following a recent PASS North win at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME).
Speaking of Beech Ridge, the Scarborough, Maine oval will be well represented on Wednesday night with current Pro Series points leader Reid Lanpher and multi-time winner Garrett Hall expected to be in attendance.
One driver to keep an eye on throughout the night will be former DAV Fall Classic winner Derek Ramstrom. The Massachusetts driver was among the fastest in attendance during last week's practice sessions at Seekonk.
Another Derek, Derek Griffith, will also be at Seekonk Wednesday night hoping to improve one spot following a runner-up effort in a wild finish during the inaugural U.S. Pro Stock/Super Late Model National Championship in 2016.
While the touring series stars will be looking to steal the glory, there will be a stout group of Seekonk Speedway Pro Stock weekly competitors hoping to keep the big check right at home. Defending race winner Tom Scully, Jr. will be joined by Granite State Pro Stock Series winner Dave Darling, Bobby Pelland III and a host of others who will be representing their home track.
If you needed another reason to attend the race or watch the live pay-per-view broadcast on Speed51.com, how about a Modified driver strapping into a Super Late Model? Connecticut native and fan favorite Woody Pitkat will be doing just that on Wednesday night.
If you can't make it out to the "Action Track of the Northeast," be sure to watch all of the action via a live pay-per-view broadcast of the race on Speed51.com. Race fans can purchase live pay-per-view video tickets today by clicking here.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor - Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
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