Whelen All-American Series National Champion Keith Rocco of Meriden,
CT., has filed an entry to drive the #76 Frank Manafort owned NEMA
LITE midget, Saturday night, September 29, at Seekonk (MA) Speedway.
The race program featuring the powerful winged ISMA supermodifieds,
NEMA midgets, and ‘open’ street stock race is being run in
conjunction with the 200th anniversary celebration of the Town of
Rocco will compete at the famed ‘Cement Palace’ after qualifying at
Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway. “Seekonk Speedway is the perfect track
to race with NEMA. I have never raced there, only practiced once
with ‘Ole Blue’,” said Rocco, referring to a Whelan Modified Tour
car he drove before being sidelined with a wrist injury. “I look
forward to competing for the first time at Seekonk.”
The Seekonk appearance will be Rocco’s second time in a midget race
car. His first attempt resulted in a back to the front victory at
Waterford (CT) Speedbowl earlier this month.
The powerful winged supermodifieds will headline the card competing
in a 100-lap feature race. Cornelius, NC., driver, Johnny Benson
will be looking to win his third consecutive race at Seekonk.
The Northeastern Midget Association, (NEMA) will stage their 16th
annual ‘Boston Louie Seymour Memorial Classic,’ a 29-lap feature
race in honor of the late racing icon. The companion NEMA LITES will
compete in a 21-lap feature.
A 50-lap‘Street Stock Open’ with entries from around New England are
expected to compete for the $1,000 to-win payoff and added bonuses.
Post Time is 6:00 PM.
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