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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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 
 
   
presented by
 
 
 
 

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.”
      


 presented by
 
2014 Boston Louie Memorial Sponsors 
 
Event Sponsor
ACQUIA
Burlington,MA
www.acquia.com


Grand Marshall
Bentley Warren


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

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


NEMA LITES Hard Charger Award

K-Tron Corporation
Marlboro, MA

NEMA Hard Charger Award
Mike Jarrett
Bellingham, MA

NEMA LITES Heat Sponsors
Viveiros Insurance
Fall River, MA
Pro Stock Kitchens
Peterborough, NH
Doug Howells
Hunter, ND

NEMA Heat Sponsors
Falconi Energy
Southborough, MA
Mike Jarrett
Bellingham, 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.

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 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.

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

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