Saturday marks the D.A.V. Fall Classic at Seekonk Speedway, headlined by the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models. Here are 10 Things to Know going into the D.A.V. Classic.
1 – Seekonk Speedway (MA) is the backdrop for the weekend for the Pro All Stars Series race and for the season finale in October. Built in 1946, the Seekonk Speedway, known as “The Cement Palace,” is one of the most popular venues in the northeast.
2 – The D.A.V. Fall Classic started in 1992 and the Pro Stocks / Super Late Models have always been a part of it.
3 – This weekend will be the eighth PASS event at Seekonk Speedway (CT) with a total of six different drivers taking wins in the past. Johnny Clark is the only two-time winner, having won in July this year and in 2011.
4 – A little track history for this weekend shows that on Saturday’s race date back in 1976, Bugs Stevens beat Ollie Silva and Bob Santos in a Modified race. Sure, we are talking about Super rate Models here, but that’s some cool history too.
5 – There are not many tracks that you can go to with a touring Super Late Model series like the Pro All Stars Series and have a class of local drivers that can run with the series. Seekonk is one of those places where the track regulars have the upper hand. In the DAV event alone, there are 12 winners represented from the last race held there. Tom Scully, Jr. was the recent race winner; he has a pair of DAV wins, Rick Martin took four wins in the early years of the event and David Darling is a six-time winner of this event.
6 – Tom Scully, Jr. has been eager to run this race as he filed one of the early entries ahead of the event. He’s looking to improve on his 11th-place run at Seekonk with the PASS Series in July.
7 – Massachusetts will be well represented by the local Late Model drivers as well as Eddie MacDonald, who is still seeking his first touring series win at Seekonk. The Northeast standout has won in Late Models from Maine to Vermont and in his home state. It would be a big accomplishment if he could win this weekend.
8 – The July race brought 32 cars out for the 150-lap race. This weekend’s race will also be 150 laps.
9 – Our Speed51.TV broadcast will carry all of the action from Seekonk Speedway Saturday night. Fans in the area can go to the track and catch all the action live.
10 – The points battle has Johnny Clark leading the way with four races remaining at Thunder Road, Thompson, Oxford and then back at Seekonk. Clark is seeking his first PASS title since 2011, this one would be his seventh.
-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51 Correspondent
-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo