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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.


DUE TO RAIN POSTPONED
TO THURSDAY JULY 2ND
SAME EVENT TIMES


2015
Thursday - July 2nd, 2015
     
Ken Schrader                                    Bentley Warren
The Stars Come Out !
The 19th Annual Boston Louie Memorial will once again be part of "Open Wheel Wednesday" on July 1. Seekonk Speedway will host this year's event, providing the absolute best midget track in America, while Ralph Shaheen and his Speed Sport TV crew will return to cover all the action.

Sharing the spot light with Modifieds on this exciting and competitive night will give NEMA and NEMA Lite racers an opportunity to showcase their talent
in front of not only an outstanding Seekonk crowd, but also on TV across America.

We are pleased to announce a star-studded group of attendees with Bentley Warren and his long time friend and Boston Louie's Star driver Ken Schrader joining to to help out with festivities and liven up the night!

Mark this date on your calendar or smart phone. Show the world you are proud to be a New England Open wheel race fan. Stay tuned to this site
for all the updates!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 
 
   
presented by
 
NEMA MIDGETS THRILL BIG CROWD & TV AUDIENCE AT THE “BOSTON LOUIE” RACE
Wednesday night’s NEMA Boston Louie Memorial Classic did not disappoint any of the 5,000 fans in attendance at Seekonk, MA Speedway and turned out to be the perfect event for NEMA’s first nationally televised races in its 61 year history. Both the NEMA Midgets and the NEMA Lites provided all the action and drama a spectator or viewer could want.

The season’s largest field of midgets turned out for the series’ most prestigious race of the season. Something the late “Boston” Louie Seymour would have been proud of.

The historic event was taped for rebroadcast by MAVTV and sponsored by Burlington, MA computer software company Acquia.

The most coveted trophy of any collection was up for grabs and NEMA’s Paul Scally of Raynham, MA had time to think about where he would put it while he cruised to a near half lap lead in the 29 lap main. Scally rocketed from his front row starting spot and set a blistering pace with the fastest lap of field of 11.454 on lap 6. He was living up to his handle as “Dangerous,” looking like a sure bet for victory until the first caution flew on lap 24.

Scally now had the likes of Randy Cabral of Plymouth, Ma, Todd Bertrand of Suffield, CT and Avery Stoehr of Lakeville, MA restarting around him. Scally got the jump and held off a charging Cabral for a couple of laps, but Cabral motored on by with his fastest lap of the race on lap 27, bringing his teammate Bertrand with him. Stoehr got by Scally on the last lap. Scally wound up with a season high fourth. Seth Carlson from Brimfield, MA was fifth.

Cabral complimented Scally during the post-race interview, saying that he was rooting for him, “but knew he had to pass him if he wanted to keep his job!” Cabral, the winningest midget driver at Seekonk dedicated his win to the late Irene Vendetti, the matriarch of the track known as “The Cement Palace.”
28 NEMA Lites took the green in their 29 lap main event and when the checkered flag fell PJ Stergios of Candia, NH had notched his fourth win of the season. Young Stergios turned in the fastest and only lap under 12 seconds in the entire field on his next to last circuit. PJ credited his brother Jake and dad Bill for the help they provide in fielding an almost perfect car.

He won by two seconds over Chris Lamb of Greensboro, NC., who had a tremendous run for his first time at Seekonk. The multi-time winner and USAC Eastern HPD Midget Champion looked to spoil the NEMA regulars big night, but didn’t have enough for the hard charging Stergios.

Saturday night’s winner Jake Smith of Stroudsburg, PA had another good run finishing third, followed by Vermont dirt track ace Adam Pierson in Frank Manafort’s pavement car. Lites point leader Ryan Krachun from NJ was fifth.

NEMA moves on to the Waterford Speedbowl Saturday night for third event in a week, before having the following week off. Saturday’s event honors the late NEMA driver Shane Hammond. A big night is planned through the efforts of Shane’s mom, Deb Marvuglio and the Shane Hammond Believe Foundation.

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NEMA LITES
 
Photos by
Norm Marx
NEMA LITES - SEEKONK - 7/23/14
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 11 PJ Stergios Candia, NH Bill Stergios
2 9 Chris Lamb Greensboro,NC Butch Lamb
3 93 Jake Smith Stroudsburg, PA Ted Smith
4 76

Adam Pierson

East Corinth, VT

Frank Manafort

5 29 Ryan Krachun Neschanic Station, NJ Mike Krachun
6 9s Matt Swanson Acton, MA Matt Seymour
7 31 Paul Bigelow Kensington, CT Paul Bigelow
8 25 Richie Morrocco Plainville, MA Richard Morrocco
9 46x Andy Barrows New Ipswitch, NH Jeff Johnson
10 18 DJ Moniz Fairhaven, MA David Moniz
11 24 Calvin Carroll Andover, NJ Joe Carroll
12 27 Kevin Hutchens E. Waterborro, ME Dan Hutchens
13 52 Kevin Park Foxboro, MA Kevin Park
14 41 Megan CuginI Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
15 16 Dennis O'Brien Deerfield, NH Chris O'Brien
16 21 Anthony Payne Fairlawn, NJ Jennifer Scrivani
17
DNF
51 Danny Cugini Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
18
DNF
94 Logan Rayvals Brockville, ON, CA Craig Rayvals
19
DNF
04 Ryan Preece Berlin, CT Craig Rayvals
20
DNF
42 Juris Kupris Williamsburg, NY Charles Thomas Motorsports
21
DNF
32 Scott Bigelow E. Hampton, CT Scott Bigelow
22
DNF
44 Christian Briggs Mattapoisett, MA Charles Thomas Motorsports
23
DNF
39 RJ Tufano West Haven, CT RJ Tufano
24
DNF
6 Jessica Bean Farmland, IN Butch Lamb
25
DNF
35 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Glen Cabral
26
DNF
13 Ryan Bigelow E.Hampton, CT Ryan Bigelow
27
DNF
45m Joey Mucciacciaro Wolcott, CT Frank Mucciacciaro
28
DNS
20 Myles DeVits Barrington, NH Myles DeVits
NEMA MIDGETS
NEMA MIDGETS - SEEKONK - 7/23/14
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 47 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Tim Bertrand
2 39 Todd Bertrand Suffield, CT Bertrand Motorsports
3 15a Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Russ Stoehr
4 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
5 71 Seth Carlson Brimfield, CT Gene Feigel
6 46 Kenney Johnson Bethany, CT Jeff Johnson
7 87 Doug Cleveland Sudbury, MA Doug Cleveland
8 29 Ian Cumens Lydell, PA Bobby Seymour
9 21 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
10 9 Bobby Santos III Franklin, MA John Zych Sr.
11 5b Bethany Stoehr Bridgewater, MA MCI Racing/
Greg Stoehr
12 16 Matt O'Brien Wilmington, MA Matt O'Brien
13 80 Pete Pernisiglio Jr. Ronkonkoma, NY Pete Pernisiglio Sr.
14 44 Russ Stoehr Lakeville, MA Ed Breault
15
DNF
4 Anthony Nocella Woburn, MA Bobby Seymour
16
DNF
74 Doug Coby Milford, CT Bertrand Motorsports
17
DNF
1s Jeff Horn Ashland , MA Babe Shaw
18
DNF
85 Michael Barnes Mexico, NY Michael Barnes
19
DNF
99 Jim Santa Maria Burlington, CT Susan Santa Maria

Presented by
Boston Louie Memorial Sponsors
.
Event Sponsor
ACQUIA
Burlington,MA
www.acquia.com

Associate Sponsors
Total Seal Piston Rings
Phoeniz, AZ
Bentley's Saloon
Arundel,ME
Blackwatch Farm
Weathersfield, VT
Seals-It
Ellington, CT

NEMA Feature Sponsors
Motorcars International
Bridgewater, MA
Crown Collision
Pawtucket - Bristol - Middletown, RI
Randy Cabral #47

NEMA LITES Feature Sponsors
Blackwatch Farm
Weathersfield, VT
FMR Racing
Weathersfield, VT
East Ontario Hay Sales
Brockville, Ontario
Seekonk Grand Prix
Seekonk , MA

Dr. James Cataldo
Sterling, MA
PJ Stergios #11

NEMA LITES Hard Charger Award

K-Tron Corporation
Marlboro, MA
PJ Stergios #11

NEMA LITES Hard Luck Award
The Seymour Family

Rayvals Racing #94 & #04

NEMA Hard Charger Award
Mike Jarrett
Bellingham, MA
Randy Cabral #47

NEMA Hard Luck Award
The Seymour Family

Paul Scally #30

NEMA LITES Heat Sponsors
Viveiros Insurance
Fall River, MA
Pro Stock Kitchens
Peterborough, NH
Doug Howells
Hunter, ND
Heat 1 - Ryan Krachun #29
Heat 2 - DJ Moniz #18
Heat 3 - RJ Tufano #39


NEMA Heat Sponsors
Falconi Energy
Southborough, MA
Mike Jarrett
Bellingham, MA
Heat 1 - Paul Scally #30
Heat 2 - Randy Cabral #47

 
 

NEMA ROLLS INTO SEEKONK FOR THE
BOSTON LOUIE SEYMOUR MEMORIAL
by Chris Romano

 
Eighteen years ago the Northeast Midget Association held its first Boston Louie Seymour Memorial at Seekonk Speedway, and it rapidly became a signature event for midget racing in the northeast. On July 23 the NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites will invade Seekonk Speedway again for Open Wheel Wednesday, joining the Modifieds for a night of record breaking lap speeds and three abreast racing.

This year’s Boston Louie will be special as Ralph Sheheen and the crew of MAVTV’s SpeedSport Magazine show will be on site to film the 29 lap event for broadcast on August 14. For co-founders Mike and Bobby Seymour, the broadcast of their father’s race brings the legacy of Boston Louie Seymour full circle. For years Boston Louie towed the family’s Sprint Car to the Midwest to race with USAC’s finest, and in 1976 with Billy Casella the team won the USAC Silver Crown championship.

“From 1971 to 1980,” said Bobby, “ABC’s Wide World of Sports broadcast USAC Sprint Cars from Terre Haute, and our car won the first year, the second year, and the last year.” That exposure, said Seymour, helped propel his father to a national stage.

Asked if he thought the race would grow to the size and stature it has, Seymour responded, “In some ways, yes, and in some ways no. I never thought we’d get a TV deal. But I knew a lot of people in the Midwest were behind it because of his notoriety. You’ve got to work it all the time, and that’s what we do now. There’s a lot of history there but there are fans who weren’t even born when my father was racing. That’s when I show them the Wide World of Sports clip.”

Coming on board for corporate sponsorship this year is Acquia, A Burlington, MA commercial open source software company. Other associate sponsors also on board will help make the Boston Louie one of the best paying shows on the NEMA calendar.

In addition to NEMA regulars like Randy Cabral, Todd Bertrand, and Avery and Bethany Stoehr, the NEMA field will see former Whelen Modified Tour champions Doug Coby and red hot Bobby Santos seeking to repeat their own Boston Louie wins. Coby is the defending champion of the race and will drive for Tim Bertrand, while Santos won the race in 2002 and will drive the car normally driven by John Zych. Santos comes to Seekonk off of wins in the USAC Silver Crown Series in St. Louis, and a last lap pass at New Hampshire International in the Modifieds.

NEMA Lites will be represented by P.J. Stergios, Paul Bigelow, Anthony Nocella and rookie Anthony “The Tornado” Payne. Overall Bobby Seymour is expecting a record turnout for the event.

“Between the NEMA Midgets and the NEMA Lites,” said Seymour, we’re expecting between forty and fifty cars. Given the way things are in racing, I’d say that is pretty good.”
      

“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.

2012 – Race cancelled due to weather

2013 – Doug Coby, in only his third Northeastern Midget Association ride, added the Boston Louie Memorial. The National NASCAR Whelen Modified champion got by Bertrand Racing teammate Randy Cabral with four laps remaining in the 29-lap event.
Boston Louie Results - 1997 to 2014
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.

2012: Cancelled Due to Weather

2013: 1. Doug Colby (Bertrand #74), 2. Randy Cabral, 3. John Zych Jr.,
4. Ian Cumens, 5. Todd Bertrand

2013 Lites: 1. PJ Stergios (Stergios #11), 2. Andy Barrows, 3. Anthony Nocella,
4. Ian Cumens, 5. Avery Stoehr

2014: 1. Randy Cabral (Bertrand #47), 2. Todd Bertrand, 3. Avery Stoehr
4. Paul Scally, 5. Seth Carlson

2014 Lites: 1. PJ Stergios (Stergios #11), 2. Chris Lamb, 3. Jake Smith,
4. Adam Pierson, 5. Ryan Krachun

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