SEEKONK SPEEDWAY SET TO WELCOME THE NEW
MODIFIED TOURING SERIES TO THE SCHEDULE IN 2017
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
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.
Ed St Germain /
November 1, 2016