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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" Louie Seymour.

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.

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 winner.

Supermodified star and Indy 500 veteran Bentley Warren is also scheduled to appear. Warren is the event's Grand Marshal.

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.
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.

Six 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.
A 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 future competition.
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 resume.

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.

SEEKONK, 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 Hoyt, 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 “Louie”
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 contenders.

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.
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 Grand Marshall.

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.

Please visit www.krazespeedequipment.com for the latest information.

Boston Louie Memorial Sponsors
Special Thanks to
Texas Roadhouse
National Speed Sport News
Bentley's Saloon
NEMA Midgets Feature Race Sponsors
Motorcars International
Bridgewater, MA


Ellington, CT

Shea Concrete Products Inc.
Wilmington, MA
NEMA LITES Feature Race Sponsors
Blackwatch Farm
Weathersfield, VT

Five Guys of Seekonk

Power & Antenna Service
Bethany, CT
NEMA Midgets Heat Sponsors
Heat 1
Blackwatch Farm

Weathersfield, VT

Heat 2
Nocella Paving
Woburn, MA

Heat 3
Dave Shore Inc.
Southbury, CT
NEMA LITES Heat Sponsors
Heat 1
East Ontario Hay Sales
Brockville, ON
The First Turn Midget Driving Experience
Marlboro, MA

Heat 2

Woody's Auto
Pelham, NH
8 Ball Properties
Manchester, NH

Heat 3
UNOH - University of Northwestern Ohio
Lima, OH
Blackwatch Farm
Weathersfield, VT
$100.00 Sponsors
Langhorne Motorsports
Langhorne, PA

Station Road Auto Body
Sudbury, MA

Conroy "Pneau" Control
Brunswick, OH

K-Tron Corp
Marlboro, MA

“The Louie,” A Showcase of Talent
A brief overview of Boston Louie history follows.

1997 – The championship-bound Russ Stoehr and Bruce Beane won the first Boston Louie, besting legend Nokie Fornoro, the latter driving for the Scally family.

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 Tapply #8.

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 event.

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 time trials.

The race honors Louie Seymour, the Seymour family patriarch.

Boston Louie Results - 1997 to 2011
1997: 1. 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. Joey Payne

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.