Late Models Invented at Seekonk Speedway?

I just learned that Seekonk, MA, Speedway plans to host a "Pro Stock/Super Late Model race" this summer. The race is scheduled for July12, the Tuesday preceding the first NASCAR Sprint Cup race at NHIS, the hope being that some top-level  drivers from around the country will participate.

That's great for two reasons. First of all, it'll be great to see some top drivers take on the legendary 1/3 mile oval that Anthony Venditti built on his chicken farm 70 years ago..

More significantly, the present-day late model essentially is a pro stock as first created by Vendetti after he decided that mods and midgets were too expensive - to race, or to host. Yes, there were late models down south and elsewhere before then, but they really were just slightly slower and more modest Cup cars. The blueprint for what late models are today was drawn up by Venditti in his fertile mind.

Just sayin,.

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