Rookie Kasey Beattie Takes First ACT Victory in Barnburner At Spring Green 124 At Seekonk

(Press Release from American-Canadian Tour)

The ACT podium Saturday at Seekon (L-R) third place Gabe Brown, winner Kasey Beattie and second place Erick Sands (Photo: Jeff Brown/ACT)

Thirty-four American-Canadian Tour teams entered the Cement Palace of Seekonk Speedway on Saturday afternoon with just one coming out on top. A spectacular day of racing set up one of the best late-race runs in recent memory with rookies and veterans alike digging-in side-by-side, often three-wide for position on Seekonk’s insanely competitive grooves. Under the fall of the checkered flags, the American-Canadian Tour has earned its third-straight first-time winner on the legendary circuit.

Leading Rookie of the Year candidate Kasey Beattie hauled down from St. Johnsbury, Vermont and flew through heat two from dead last to a third-place finish, taking the pole position with a +6 handicap. Fellow young-guns Jacob Burns, Jeremy Sorel and Gabe Brown made up the first two rows to start the 49th Spring Green 124. The action started early with Brown diving under Beattie and Burns for a three-wide move across the line on lap 3. The three-wide thrills continued with Kaiden Fisher running alongside Erick Sands and Burns in a bare-knuckle fight for third.

Following two quick one-car spin cautions, with many drivers jumping pitside for early adjustments, the battle up front intensified under restart conditions between Beattie, Brown and Fisher. Meanwhile, heavy drama was brewing as a back-sliding Burns was fighting to maintain a top-ten run with Jesse Switser. The pot over boiled as Burns went around off Switser’s bumper in turn two, finishing his day with the lap 51 caution and Switser was sent to the rear for his involvement.

Hometrack runner Derek Gluchacki joined the top-5 fray on the restart with the wick burning hot between himself and fellow title chaser Gabe Brown. The two rivals bumped, banged and shoved alongside Beattie, Fisher and Tom Carey III in the fight at the front. Nevertheless, leading rookies Kasey Beattie and Kaiden Fisher put on a clinic at the front of the pack, circuit after circuit, while a fellow rookie chaser lost his best run so far. On lap 109, Jeremy Sorel was running hard on the outside lane among the top-ten before his rear-end expired and spread oil across the high groove, ending Sorel’s best ACT run to date and prompting a lengthy clean-up effort by the Seekonk track crew.

The final fifteen laps proved to be some of the hardest-fought of the event. Beattie, Fisher, Erick Sands and Gabe Brown drove the doors of their machines, side-by-side, three-wide at times, fighting tooth and nail for inches at the finish line. On the final lap, Fisher made one final dive under Beattie for a chance at the lead in turn three that ultimately sent him sideways in a bloom of white smoke, sending the field scurrying back to the checkered flags. 

Rookie Kasey Beattie, the 2023 White Mountain Motorsports Park track champion who climbed the ACT Ladder System of weekly divisions over his young career, took down his first ever American-Canadian Tour victory at Seekonk Speedway with the historic 49th Spring Green. Derry, New Hampshire’s Erick Sands earned his career-best ACT Tour finish in second with Gabe Brown rounding out the podium. Strong runners Tom Carey III and Derek Gluchacki would round out the top five. 

Alexendre Tardif fireballed through the field from a last-place starting spot after a heat race wreck to finish sixth followed by defending Spring Green victor Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., Rochester, New Hampshire’s Cam Huntress, defending ACT champion D.J. Shaw and multi-time Seekonk champion David Darling to round out the top-ten. 

The American-Canadian Tour takes a week-off before returning to Epping, New Hampshire’s Star Speedway for the Coastal Clash 150! The superstar showdown includes fellow headlining Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models, the New England Supermodified Series (NESS) and the PASS Modifieds for an all-out experience at one of New England’s most popular ovals!

For more information about the American-Canadian Tour, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, [email protected], or visit  You can also get updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @ACTTour.

49th Spring Green 124 

Seekonk Speedway – Seekonk, MA

Saturday, June 8, 2024


1.         45NH   #Kasey Beattie            St. Johnsbury, VT

2.         36NH   Erick Sands                  Derry, NH

3.         47NH   Gabe Brown                Center Conway, NH

4.         5MA    Tom Carey III               New Salem, MA

5.         03MA  Derek Gluchacki         Dartmouth, MA

6.         21QC   Alexendre Tardif         Notre Dame des Pins, QC

7.         97NH   Joey Polewarczyk        Hudson, NH

8.         27NH   Cam Huntress             Rochester, NH

9.         04VT    D.J. Shaw                     Center Conway, NH

10.       52MA  David Darling              Seekonk, MA

11.       31CT    Ray Christian III           Uncasville, CT

12.       12RI     Robert Pelland III        Cranston, RI

13.       9VT      Chip Grenier               E. Barre, VT

14.       0NH     Jimmy Renfrew Jr.      Candia, NH

15.       18VT    #Kaiden Fisher            Shelburne, VT

16.       29MA  Joshua Hedges                        New Bedford, MA

17.       25NH   Jesse Switser               W. Burke, VT

18.       33QC   Remi Perreault           St. Paul, QC

19.       98MA  Ryan Flood                  Sandwich, MA

20.       72MA  Ryan Kuhn                  E. Bridgewater, MA

21.       11QC   Claude Leclerc             Lanoraie, QC

22.       77NH   Bryan Wall Jr.              E. Kingston, NH

23.       7MA    #Jeremy Sorel             Westfield, MA

24.       38RI     Connor Souza             Riverside, RI

25.       08RI     Richie Murray             Tiverton, RI

26.       17RI     Vinnie Arrenegado     Warren, RI

27.       35MA  Chase Belcher             W. Wareham, MA

28.       30RI     Jacob Burns                E. Greenwich, RI

29.       41QC   Jonathan Bouvrette   Blainville, QC

DNQ    07MA  Woody Pitkat              Bellingham, MA

DNQ    47ME   Brockton Davis            Whitefield, NH

DNQ    73MA  #Cole Littlewood        Orange, MA

DNQ    42CT    Manny Dias                 Danielson, CT

DNQ    91CT    Jake Johnson              Rehobeth, MA


  1. This was an entertaining race. Racing 2 wide was the norm for most of the feature with them getting 3 and even 4 wide at times. The ACT tour returns to Seekonk on Nov 3rd in a companion event with the Tri track modifieds when the Haunted Hundred comes back to its original home.

  2. WOW! Suprisingly both Woody Pitkat and Jake Johnson were DNQs. I wonder why…

  3. seekonk fan says

    Jake Johnson hard crash in heat, car not repairable.
    Woody battling a ill handling race car.

  4. 34 cars – impressive.

  5. Suitcase Jake says

    Since the repave at Seekonk in the corners .. you have an upper grove that has not been there since the 80’s … It was ride the bottom and watch the outside row slide back on every restart… If you got pushed up high out of the groove it was right to the back as the freight train passed under… It’s awesome racing the last two years at the KONK…. If you haven’t been down for a Saturday Show … It’s worth the trip.. lots of side by side racing front front to back … Very entertaining and plenty of 3 wides sprinkled in also…
    Check it out ..

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