#29 IN THE
#1 IN YOUR HEART
The “Boston” Louie Seymour Memorial
Classic is an annual event hosted by the Seymour Family and a
host of sponsors held in honor of legendary car owner "Boston"
Nicknamed “the man who traveled a million miles”, the
transcontinental journeys of Louie a.k.a. “Boston’’ Louie found
him in victory lanes throughout the country with such
distinguished drivers as Ken Schrader. The accolades, most
notably in United States Auto Club (USAC) events, brought
notoriety not only to his team’s accomplishments but also
open-wheel racing in the northeast.
Always a fierce competitor, Louie may have been most admired for
his unwavering commitment to his family, friends, and fellow
competitors. Today his family continues his tradition as
goodwill ambassadors to midget racing.
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NEMA / Grand
Marshall Bentley Warren
at Seekonk "Meet and Greet"
The Northeastern Midget
Association will conduct a driver "Meet and Greet"
autograph session on Sunday at Seekonk Speedway during
the "Boston Louie". The session will be held behind the
front straightaway bleacher area with NEMA drivers Lou
Cicconi and Ian Cumens as well as NEMA Lite standouts
Christian Briggs and Carl Medeiros Jr., Star's feature
Supermodified star and Indy 500 veteran Bentley Warren
is also scheduled to appear. Warren is the event's Grand
Fans are encouraged to
bring along hats, t-shirts or other small items they
wish to have signed. Taking photos is also welcome.
Gates open at 2 PM - Opening Ceremonies at 3:45 PM
including a Flyover - Racing at 4 PM.
HANDICAPPING PROCESS FOR
2013 THE "BOSTON LOUIE"
Due to the high number
of entries in all of the groups racing on 6-2, there
will not be time for a NEMA Dash race.
NEMAs will draw for heat spots - feature line up is
straight up from heat finishes. Random draw of 6, 8 or
10 for invert.
LITES will utilize their standard HC and tire
rule for this event.
PRO STOCK CHAMPION FREDDY ASTLE TO PILOT NEMA LITE
AT THE BOSTON LOUIE
time Seekonk Pro Stock Champion “Flying” Freddy Astle of
Westport, MA is scheduled to compete in a NEMA Lite at
the Boston Louie Memorial Classic this Sunday at the
Cement Palace. Astle has been offered the #21 Scrivani
Racing entry from Brockton, MA. Astle has expressed
excitement at the opportunity to compete at his home
track in this prestigious event.
Fred will be joined by another champion the 2010 Whelan
All American Series Champion Keith Rocco of Meriden, CT.
who drives the #76 Frank Manofort of Springfield, VT
entry. Both drivers will have there hands full with a
full field of talent looking for the big trophy.
SPORT TRUCKS TO COMPETE WITH NEMST
special waiver has been granted to two Seekonk Sport
Trucks to allow them to compete in the 50 Lap Northeast
Mini Stock Tour event. The # 44 of Daryl Church & the #
85 of Barry Shaw, Jr. was granted the waiver after
discussions with NEMST promoter Bob Guptil. This waiver
is available to these two competitors only after
concessions on their part and may serve as a test for
NEMA’s Louie, Seekonk
A Perfect Combination
|Brockton, MA -
The Midgets at Seekonk Speedway is a love affair that’s
been going on for almost 70 years. The Northeastern
Midget Association’s 16th Boston Louie Memorial Sunday,
June 2 in the latest chapter in the on-going tale.
“The Louie,” honoring the memory of Hall of Fame car
owner Boston Louie Seymour and featuring 29-lap features
for both the full Midgets and the NEMA Lites, is part of
a busy afternoon. A 75-lap SK-Modified race along with
the Pro 4 Modifieds and the New England Mini Stock Tour
are also on the agenda.
Started by the Seymour family, the Louie is NEMA’s
premier event. The 29 lap distance recognizes the number
Louie Seymour made famous.
Seekonk’s Midget win list starts with Oscar Ridlon, a
controversial victor in the facility’s first-ever race
on May 30, 1946. Fred Meeker, the winner in NEMA’s
inaugural event exactly seven years later, is also on
the list. Meeker ran laps in the low 16s. Last year’s
fastest feature lap belonged to Seth Miller who turned
an 11.162 en route to victory on what is seen as the
ultimate momentum track.
The list also includes current competitors Randy Cabral,
Russ Stoehr, Lou Cicconi, Greg Stoehr, Joey Payne and
Anthony Nocella. Other contenders include Ian Cumens,
Anthony Marvuglio and James Santa Maria, all winners in
Lites action at the “Cement Palace.”
The winner of the first Louie, Russ Stoehr hopes to join
Cabral and Payne on the two-win Louie plateau.
Waterford winner Todd Bertrand, promising Bethany
Stoehr, steady John Zych Jr., and veterans Jim Miller
and Paul Scally all hope to put a Louie win on their
Doug Coby and Keith Rocco hope to start a new list –
winning both a Louie race and a Modified race on the
same day. Coby returns to the Bertrand 74X for the Louie
while Rocco, driving the Manafort 76, ranks among the
favorites in the Lites race. Car owner Tim Bertrand
welcomes back NASCAR Modified champ Coby who, in two
starts, has proven he can run with the leaders.
Seekonk’s stock car win list starts with Johnny Rogers
on Armistice Day of 1948.
Point leader Carl Mederios Jr., a winner two weeks back
at Star, heads up an expected large Lites field. Dylan
Duhaime and Avery Stoehr, who finished two-three in last
year’s championship run, join Mederios in a group of
young firebrands that also includes rookies Kevin
Hutchins, Richie Morocco, Jamie Falconi and Megan
Cugini, all with the exception of Falconi is family
equipment. Falconi drives for Scally.
Other hopefuls in what will be the fourth Louie Lites
race are the Bigelow boys(Ryan and Paul), P.J Stergois,
Andy Barrows, Brandon Igo and Christian Briggs.
BOSTON MARATHON TRIBUTE
THE BOSTON LOUIE MEMORIAL CLASSIC
at SEEKONK SPEEDWAY
MA- A tribute to the Boston Marathon
with a special opening ceremony at the Boston Louie
Memorial Classic will begin this exiting auto racing
program on Sunday June 2nd at Massachusetts’s only race
track, Seekonk Speedway at 4pm.
Race promoter Gary Sagar of Kraze Korlacki Speed
Equipment, Inc. has invited Dick & Rick Hoyt of Team
www.teamhoyt.com and will be joined by members of
their Boston Marathon Race Team and others who will
circle the 1/3 mile oval carrying American Flags during
the playing of our National Anthem.
We will also be joined by the Seekonk Fire Department
and the Seekonk Police Department Honor Guard with
Seekonk Fire and Police Chaplin John Amaral.
Donations to the One Fund-Boston,
www.onefundboston.org will be accepted and forwarded
with an additional donation from the race promoter.
Making Ready For NEMA’s
Brockton, MA – If absence makes the heart grow fonder,
expect a banner field for the 16th running of the
Northeastern Midget Association’s Boston Louie Memorial
Sunday, June 2 at Seekonk Speedway.
A victim of weather last year, “the Louie,” which
includes 29 lap features for both NEMA and the NEMA
Lites, is part of an “open wheel” extravaganza that
includes a 75-lap SK-Modified feature along with
appearances by the Pro Four Modifieds and the New
England Mini Stock Tour.
Doug Coby, who’ll drive the Bertrand #39 in the NEMA
event, and Keith Rocco, slated to steer the Manafort 76
in the Lites race, will be doing double duty. Both have
SKs rides as well.
Honoring one of New England’s racing Legends, car owner
“Boston Louie” Seymour, “the Louie” has become the
biggest plum on the NEMA schedule. Another legend,
Bentley Warren, is grand marshal.
The route to Seekonk’s victory lane is hardly a secret
for NEMA competitors, two-time defending champion Randy
Cabral coming into the race with seven ‘Konk’ checkereds
including two Louies. Cabral, whose win list started
with the 2000 Louie, has brought the Bertrand #47 home
second in the last two.
Lou Cicconi, who’ll be in the Cantor 7ny , has four
Seekonk wins while the Stoehr brothers Russ (Dumo’s
Desire 45)and Greg (Stoehr 26b ) have eight between
them, one of Russ’ five the 1997 Louie. Joey Payne, back
in the Breault 44, is also a two-time Louie winner.
Young Ian Cumens (Seymour 29) will be in charge of the
Seymour family fortunes. The Seymours have won the last
three Louie races with Jeff Abold. Cumens has won in a
Lites car at Seekonk.
Seth Carlson’s 11.152 posted NEMA’s fastest Seekonk lap
last year en route to a victory. Expectations are it
will take at least that to prevail at the Louie. Carlson
(Feigel 71), Waterford winner Todd Bertrand (Bertrand
39), Anthony Marvuglio (Bourbeau 38), Bethany Stoehr
(Stoehr 5b), Jim Miller (Miller 3m), James Santa Maria
(Santa Maria 99) and John Zych Jr. (Zych 9) are all
There is, however, plenty of historical precedent for a
surprise – Cabral’s 2000 win in a family car older than
he was is a classic example.
A bumper crop of Lites is expected with Anthony Nocella,
who owns 5 Seekonk wins, a possibility in the Seymour
car. A pair of determined youngsters – Carl Medeiros Jr.
and Dylan Duhaime – are on a contender list that also
includes Ryan Bigelow, Jake Stergios and James Santa
Maria, the latter three all seeking a return to
Seekonk’s Victory Lane.
Popular Matt Buckler To Call
Seekonk Special Event In June
Seekonk, MA. -- Long-time Connecticut race announcer and
well-known sportswriter, Matt Buckler Jr., has been
added to the broadcast team at next month’s special
open-wheel event at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA.
The Four-in-one program, on Sunday afternoon, June 2,
will feature a special race for SK type modifieds, NEMA
Midgets, Northeast Mini Stock Tour and the Pro-4
Modifieds. Buckler will join track announcer Kevin
Boucher for the special modified race.
Race producer Gary Sagar wanted Buckler to be a part of
the first ever event at Seekonk from the get go. “Matt
works with the SK-type modifieds at Waterford, Stafford,
and Thompson and has the most knowledge of their drivers
and cars. His uncanny wit and professional demeanor made
him the ideal choice.”
Buckler visited Seekonk for the first time recently. “I
was impressed with the facility. It’s an easy commute
from Connecticut. I am excited to be part of this
special race event.”
The midget portion of the race card will feature the
annual “Boston Louie Memorial Classic” in honor of the
late ‘Boston’ Louie Seymour, a local icon who fielded
winning race cars throughout the country.
For additional information contact Gary Sagar at Kraze
Korlacki’s Speed Equipment -
www.krazespeedequipment.com - (800)-252-6830.
MIDGETS, & MINSTOCKS AT
THE BOSTON LOUIE MEMORIAL CLASSIC
SEEKONK, MA. - Kraze Korlacki
Speed Equipment, Inc announces an exciting race event on
Sunday, June 2, 2013, at the historic “Cement Palace”
Seekonk Speedway. Mods, Midgets, & Ministocks take the
Green Flag as part of THE BOSTON LOUIE MEMORIAL CLASSIC
in honor of this local racing great. “My dad would be
honored by the cars & stars assembled to race in this
prestigious event” said Boston Louie’s son Bobby from
his race shop in Marlboro, MA.
The Northeast Midget Association will be well
represented by the NEMA regulars and NEMA Lites
competing for 29 Laps each; this is the biggest NEMA
event of the season honoring “Boston” Louie Seymour.
Open Wheel racing legend Bentley Warren will serve as
Joining NEMA is a 25 Lap Race by the Pro4 Modifieds of
New England and the ever growing Texas Roadhouse
Northeast Mini Stock Tour will campaign for 50 Laps.
Last but certainly not least is a 75 Lap SK & SK Light
Type Modified Race where the winner will take home a
$5,000 pay day. SK Type Mods have not raced at the
Cement Palace since 1983 when Ed St. Angelo was Track
Champion. Ed will join us, dropping the Green Flag in
celebration of this 30 year anniversary.
Expected competitors include the 2012 NASCAR Whelen
Modified Tour Champion Doug Coby, the 2012 Race of
Champions Asphalt Modified Tour Champion & 2012 Seekonk
Speedway Open Wheel Wednesday Race Winner Matt
Hirschman, 2012 Stafford Track Champion Ted Christopher,
2012 Thompson Track Champion Ryan Preece & 2012
Waterford Track Champion Tyler Chadwick, to name a few.
Rules and additional information will be available after
April 1, 2013.
www.krazespeedequipment.com for the latest
Boston Louie Memorial Sponsors
Special Thanks to
National Speed Sport News
|NEMA Midgets Feature
Shea Concrete Products Inc.
Feature Race Sponsors
Five Guys of Seekonk
Power & Antenna Service
|NEMA Midgets Heat
Dave Shore Inc.
|NEMA LITES Heat
East Ontario Hay Sales
The First Turn Midget
8 Ball Properties
UNOH - University of Northwestern Ohio
Station Road Auto Body
Conroy "Pneau" Control
Louie,” A Showcase of Talent
|A brief overview of Boston Louie history
1997 – The championship-bound Russ Stoehr and
Bruce Beane won the first Boston Louie, besting
legend Nokie Fornoro, the latter driving for the
1998 – Another championship bound team, Drew
Fornoro and Gene Angelillo prevailed besting
Bobby Seymour. It was the first of three Louie
victories for Angelillo.
1999 – A perfect night for Louie Seymour’s boys,
Bobby, in the Scrivani #9, besting Mike in the
2000 – Driving a car older than he was – the
family #35 – Randy Cabral collected his
first-ever NEMA checkered (he now has 33) with a
convincing win over Nokie Fornoro.
2001 – Driving Babe Shaw’s 1s, Jeff Horn started
eighth, had the lead by lap two and beat Russ
Stoehr by a comfortable margin.
2002 – Moving to Waterford Speedbowl, 16-year
old Bobby Santos III, driving a Seymour/Scrivani
maintained car, scored his first “big” win. The
winning pass – going under Tim Bertrand in turns
three and four – came with 13 laps remaining.
2003 – Win number one for Payne and two for
Angelillo came after Randy Cabral’s car was
judged “too wide.”
2004 – Ben Seitz (Valeri 17) chased down Payne,
took the lead with nine left and then survived a
late restart challenge. Seitz and Valeri went on
to the championships.
2005 – Back at Seekonk, Joey Payne took
advantage of a lap 23 caution to pass Jeff Horn
and become the first two-time winner. It was the
third Louie for Angelillo.
2006 – It was Nokie’s turn and he wired it in
the Jarret #4, finishing far ahead of Payne.
2007 – Seitz joined the two win club. Although
he led every lap, Seitz had to beat back
challenges from both Nokie Fornoro and Payne in
the closing laps.
2008 – The Cabral/Bertrand team, with a motor
borrowed from the Santos team, started eighth,
had the lead by lap three and won by less than a
car length over a very young Jeff Abold in a
Seymour car. Bobby Santos III was third. Shaun
Gosselin was the first “Louie” Lites winner.
2009 – The first of three straight wins for the
Abold/Seymour team. After posting a blistering
10.859 in time trials, Abold came from the 16th
starting spot and passed Cole Carter, driving
for Bertrand, on lap 18. Anthony Marvuglio, in
the Cabral 35, scored an emotional Lites win.
2010 – Starting 14th, Abold needed only 10 laps
to grab the lead and then beat back a late
challenge from Cabral. It was a sweep for the
Seymours, Anthony Nocella winning the Lites
2011 – Setting fast time for the third straight
year, Abold needed 19 laps to grab the lead and
again beat back Cabral threats in the closing
laps. David Moniz ruled the Lites feature.
Saturday - September 10th, 2011
The 15th Annual
Boston Louie NEMA Top Three
- L to R:
Greg Stoehr #26b, 3rd; Winner
Jeff Abold #4;
& Randy Cabral #47, 2nd.
Boston Louie LITES Winner
David Moniz #18
with Miss Ellie Seymour
Third Straight “Louie” For Abold;
The Win for Moniz in the LITES
Seekonk, MA – Jeff Abold
ran the streak to three straight
Boston Louie Memorial victories
Saturday night at Seekonk
Speedway. Grabbing the lead on
lap 19, the 22-year old scored a
convincing win in the 15th
edition of the Northeastern
Midget Association headliner.
Only a caution with three laps
left interrupted Abold’s run in
the Seymour #4. “An unbelievable
night for me and for the Seymour
family,” said Abold who also
claimed honors with a 11:317 in
The race honors Louie Seymour,
the Seymour family patriarch.
2011 RACE PAGE HERE
Boston Louie Results - 1997 to 2011
Russ Stoehr (Beane #26), 2. Nokie Fornoro, 3. Mike Seymour,
4. Drew Fornoro, 5. Babe Shaw
1998: 1. Drew Fornoro (Angelillo
#45), 2. Bobby Seymour, 3. Mark Buonomo,
4. Russ Stoehr, 5. Ed Breault
1999: 1 Bobby Seymour (Seymour #9),
2. Mike Seymour, 3. Drew Fornoro,
4. Russ Stoehr, 5. Rudy Boetticher
2000: 1. Randy Cabral (Cabral #35),
2. Nokie Fornoro, 3. Joey Payne,
4. Jeff Horn, 5. Ryan King
2001: 1. Jeff Horn (Shaw #1s), 2.
Russ Stoehr, 3. Drew Fornoro,
4. Mark Buonomo, 5. Kevin Weeks
2002: 1. Bobby Santos (Scravani
#9), 2. Tim Bertrand, 3. Randy Cabral,
4. Howie Bumpus, 5. Russ Stoehr
2003: 1 Joey Payne (Angelillo #45),
2. Ben Seitz, 3. Sean Caisse,
4. Tim Heath, 5. Glen Cabral
2004: 1. Ben Seitz (Valeri #17), 2.
Joey Payne, 3. Randy Cabral,
4. Bobby Santos, 5. Mark Buonomo
2005: 1. Joey Payne (Angelillo
#45), 2. Jeff Horn, 3. Ben Seitz,
4. Chris Perley, 5. Erin Crocker
2006: 1. Nokie Fornoro (Jarret #4),
2. Joey Payne, 3. Bobby Santos III,
4.Jeff Horn, 5. Randy Cabral
2007: 1. Ben Seitz (Valeri #17), 2.
Joey Payne, 3. Nokie Fornoro,
4. Adam Cantor, 5. Shane Hammond
2008: 1. Randy Cabral (Bertrand
#47), 2. Jeff Abold, 3. Bobby Santos,
4.Jeremy Frankowski, 5.
2009: 1. Jeff Abold (Seymour #29),
2. Cole Carter, 3. Nokie Fornoro,
4. William Wall, 5. Randy Cabral.
2008 LITES: 1. Shaun Gosselin
(Gosselin #26), 2. Nicholas Ribbe, 3. Jesse State,
4. PR Stergios, 5. Anthony Marvuglio.
2009 LITES: 1. Anthony Marvuglio
(Cabral #35), 2. Shaun Gosselin, 3. Stephanie Doty, 4. Joe
Mikitarian, 5. Jake Smith.
2010: 1. Jeff Abold (Seymour #4),
2. Randy Cabral, 3. Russ Stoehr,
4. Chris deRitis, 5. Aaron Wall.
2010 LITES: 1. Anthony Nocella
(Seymour #29), 2. Andy Barrows, 3. Randy Cabral,
4. Eddie LeClerc Jr., 5. Russ Wood Jr.
2011: 1. Jeff Abold (Seymour #4),
2. Randy Cabral, 3. Greg Stoehr,
4. Anthony Nocella, 5. Barry Kittredge.
2011 LITES: 1. David Moniz (Moniz
#18), 2. Seth Carlson, 3. Anthony Nocella,
4. Jim Santa Maria, 5. Carl Medeiros Jr.