#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.
DUE TO RAIN
TO THURSDAY JULY 2ND
|RANDY CABRALL - TODD
BERTRAND - JOHN ZYCH JR.
DYLAN DUHAIME - PJ STERGOIS -
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Bertrand, Stergios Claim Prestigious
Boston Louie Memorial Wins
Thursday night's NEMA Boston Louie Memorial Classic did not
disappoint any of the 4000+ fans in attendance at Seekonk, MA
Speedway and turned out to be the perfect event for NEMA's
second 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 and brought an impressive
field of nearly fifty cars from up and down the East Coast to
The season's largest field of
midgets turned out for the series' most prestigious race of the
season. Something the late "Boston" Louie Seymour - the "man who
traveled a million miles" would have been proud of.
In the NEMA event, pole sitter Jim
Santa Maria jumped out into an early lead. He was quickly
pursued by reigning NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, Doug
Coby - in the Bertrand Motorports #74. Coby, a heat winner,
looked to catch Santa Maria in lapped traffic on the tenth
circuit, but then began fading, with what ended up being a
mechanical issue that ended his night later in the race.
Eleven laps in, Coby was overtaken
by 5 time champion and defending race winner, Randy Cabral, and
then Cabral quickly moved by Santa Maria into the lead. Further
back, Todd Bertrand in the Bertrand Motorsports #39, was making
a charge to the front. He moved into second on the fourteenth
circuit, and began to chop away at Cabral's ten car length lead.
Bertrand's break came when the
caution would fly with six laps remaining.
"I had been running the high line,
letting the car 'float' through the corners, and saving my
tires. I saw Randy haze the right rear tire a few times, and
knew if he kept doing that, I'd have a good shot," said
And a shot he did have. When the
green flag flew, Bertrand rocketed by Cabral for the lead, and
set a blistering pace over the final circuits, turning in an
amazing 11.03 fast lap of the day on the 26th lap. He went on to
claim a prestigious and impressive victory over Cabral, and John
Zych, who also had a very strong run in the JZ Racing #9. Avery
Stoehr and former race champion Jeff Abold rounded out the top
"This is like a dream come true,"
said Bertrand. "I can't believe we are here in victory lane. The
car was absolutely perfect today, and we got some good breaks. I
can't thank my Dad, brother, and girlfriend (Mariah) enough for
all they do to get me here to victory lane," he concluded.
In the Lites race, defending race
champion PJ Stergios started the race from the pole, but didn't
have an easy task at hand. He jumped out into the lead early,
but his day didn't start with a perfect car.
"We struggled all day with a tight
car. We made some really big changes before the feature to try
to free the car up, and they worked out perfect," he said.
Stergios fended off a strong field
of 26 competitors over three restarts through out the course of
An impressive run was put forth by
Dylan Duhaime, who chased Stergios home in second, and also
started deep in the field, in thirteenth spot.
"We discovered that the shock tower
on the car was cracked right before practice. We were going to
go home, and Bobby Seymour came over and didn't want to hear it.
The Keith Rocco team helped us fix the car in the pits, and we
made it out for the second practice. The car was loose, but
fast," he went on to say.
Duhaime's break came with three laps
to go, running fourth, when second and third place runners Randy
Cabral and Richie Morrocco came together trying to get around a
lapped car, and brought out the caution.
On the restart, Stergios held off
Duhaime and claimed the victory. Ryan Bigelow had an exceptional
run for a podium finish in third, followed by Anthony Payne, who
also had a great run from deep in the field. Jim Chambers
rounded out the top five.
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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.
2012 – Race
cancelled due to weather
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.
2014 – Randy
Cabral over Todd Bertrand in the Midgets.
PJ Stergios takes his second win in the Lites.
Magazine covers the show for MAV TV.
2015 – Todd
Bertrand beats teammate Randy Cabral. In the
Lites, PJ Stergios scores his third in a row
Boston Louie win.
Boston Louie Results - 1997 to 2015
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.
2008 LITES: 1. Shaun Gosselin
(Gosselin #26), 2. Nicholas Ribbe, 3. Jesse State,
4. PR Stergios, 5. Anthony Marvuglio.
2009: 1. Jeff Abold (Seymour #29),
2. Cole Carter, 3. Nokie Fornoro,
4. William Wall, 5. Randy Cabral.
2009 LITES: 1. Anthony Marvuglio
(Cabral #35), 2. Shaun Gosselin, 3. Stephanie Doty,
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
2015: 1. Toddd Bertrand (Bertrand
#39), 2. Randy Cabral, 3. John Zych Jr.,
4. Avery Stoehr, 5.
2015 Lites: 1. PJ Stergios
(Stergios #11), 2. Dylan Duhaime, 3. Ryan Bigelow,
Payne, 5. Jim Chambers