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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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LAP DONORS
Boston Louie Purse and Heat Sponsors
SHEA CONCRETE - WILMINGTON, MA
SOUTH METRO SPORTS COMPLEX - DAYTON, OH
FMR RACING
STU MURRAY
KTRON INC. - MARLBOROUGH, MA
STERGIOS RACING
DAISY'S ANIMAL RESCUE
NEMA MIDGETS AWARDS
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Fast Time - South Metro Sports
Randy Cabral (11.14 sec.) - $100

Heat Race Winners -  Mike Scrivani
Todd Bertrand - $100 & Doug Coby - $100

Perseverance Award - Design 500 Race Wear
John Zych Jr. - $300 Product Gift Certificate

5th Place Award - Design 500 Race Wear
Seth Carlson - $200 Product Gift Certificate

Hard Luck Award - Design 500 Race Wear
 Anthony Nocella - $200 Product Gift Certificate

NEMA LITES AWARDS
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Hard Charger Award - Mike Jarret
Matt Swanson

Fast Time Award - Landlord Connection, inc.
Matt Swanson (11.68 sec.) - $150

Heat Race #1 - Stergios Racing
Matt Swanson - $100

Heat Race #2 - Seachange Therapeutics
Jimmy Cataldo- $100

Heat Race #3 - Landlord Connection, inc.
PJ Stergios - $100

Long Distance Award - Mike Trainor Racing
Jessica Bean- Farmland, IN - $100

Perseverance Award - Design 500 Race Wear
Juris Kupris - $300 Product Gift Cerificate

5th Place Award - Design 500 Race Wear
PJ Stergios - $200 Product Gift Certificate

Hard Luck Award - Design 500 Racewear
Andrew Layser - Product $200 Gift Certificate
      
 


Photos by Norm Marx
Photos by Tiffany Payne
Photos by John DaDalt
NEMA MIDGETS - SEEKONK - 6/29/16
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 74 Doug Coby Wethersfield, CT Tim Bertrand
2 47 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Tim Bertrand
3 29 Jeff Abold Baldwinsville, NY Jeff Abold
4 21 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
5 71 Seth Carlson Brimfield, CT Gene Feigel
6 44 Doug Cleveland Sudbury, MA  Ed Breault
7 5b Bethany Stoehr Bridgewater, MA Greg Stoehr
8 9 John Zych Jr. Mendon, MA John Zych Sr.
9 15a Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Russ Stoehr
10
DNF
39 Todd Bertrand Danielson, CT Todd Bertrand
11
DNF
30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
12
DNF
28 Kevin Park Foxboro, MA Pete Pernisiglio Sr.
13
DNF
51 Danny Cugini Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
14
DNF
93 Jake Smith Stroudsburg, PA Ted Smith
15
DNF
4 Anthony Nocella Woburn, MA Bobby Seymour
      

 
Photos by
Norm Marx
NEMA LITES - SEEKONK - 6/29/16
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 12 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Jim Chambers
2 76 Kyle Hamilton Speedway, IN Frank Manafort
3 29 Matt Swanson - Matt Seymour
4 35 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Glen Cabral
5 11 PJ Stergios Candia, NH Bill Stergios
6 14 Chad Labastie Uxbridge, MA Chad Labastie
7 9r Christopher Lamb Greensboro, NC Christopher Lamb
8 03 Dennis Potter New Boston, NH Dennis Potter
9 21 Anthony Payne Fairlawn, NJ Mike Scrivani
10 5 Jessica Bean Farmland, IN Jessica Bean
11 17 Alan Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
12 00 Jake Nelke - Jake Nelke
13 44 Christian Briggs Mattapoisett, MA Christian Briggs
14 51 Danny Cugini Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
15 24 Nikki Carroll Andover, NJ Nikki Carroll
16 2 Jim Cataldo Sterling, MA Jim Cataldo
17 46 Andy Barrows New Ipswich, NH Andy Barrows
18 6 Eric Ploskonka - Chris Lamb
19 9m Ben Mikitarian Northborough, MA John Mikitarian
20 38 Ryan Locke Raymond, NH  Ken Locke
21 39d Nic Davidson - Nic Davidson
22
DNF
35L Andrew Layser Collegeville, PA Andrew Layser
23
DNF
41 Megan CuginI Marshfield, MA Glenn Cugini
24
DNF
39 RJ Trufano West Haven, CT RJ Trufano
25
DNF
42 Juris Kupris Brooklyn, NY Christian Briggs
Photos by Tiffany Payne
 
Coby Invades & Captures
NEMA’s Boston Louie Memorial;
Chambers Conquers Lites
Reigning NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion and current points leader, Doug Coby, beat back Jeff Abold on two late race restarts to take NEMA's prestigious 19th annual Boston Louie Seymour Memorial last Wednesday at the Seekonk Speedway. In the Lites, Jim Chambers came from the sixth position to take down a dominant win over Indiana's USAC standout, Kyle Hamilton.

In NEMA action, the night started with rally style group time trials, with Randy Cabral taking down fast time honors in his Bertrand Motorsports #47 machine, at 11.13 seconds. In heat race action, Todd Bertrand and Doug Coby took down heat race wins in their Bertrand Motorsports team cars.

In the feature, Bertrand jumped out into the lead early from his pole starting position, as he and Anthony Nocella in the Seymour Enterprises #4 brought the field to the green. After a quick restart on lap four, Bertrand appeared to have a comfortable lead, holding Nocella and Coby at bay for the first ten laps. As the leaders approached lapped traffic, Bertrand's #39 started to get loose, and Nocella was able to close the gap. On lap fourteen, Nocella drove under Bertrand, who began to fade, and brought Coby along with him. Nocella would continue to lead, but Coby would close the distance to his back bumper by lap 21, when the caution flew for Bertrand.

Nocella got the jump on a lap 21 restart, but the field was quickly brought back to yellow. On the next restart, Nocella's car appeared not to fire, and the field bunched up, with Cabral and John Zych Jr. being the victims. Zych Jr. went off on the hook, and Cabral was able to keep moving with a bent front bumper. Nocella's car was pushed to the pits, running low on fuel. After a quick pit stop, Nocella was back on the track and Coby at the point.

Coby would line up against Jeff Abold in the Abold/Seymour #29. Coby, controlling the pace, brought the field to a slow restart, and Abold would go early, causing starter Craig Merriman to call back the start. On the next restart, Coby would get the jump, and go on to take down his second Boston Louie win, the fourth in a row for Bertrand Motorsports. Randy Cabral would charge to second spot getting by Abold in the late stages, making it a one two finish for the Bertrand's. Abold would end up third, followed by Jim Chambers, Seth Carlson, Doug Cleveland, Bethany Stoehr, John Zych, Avery Stoehr and Todd Bertrand.

"I'm so happy to take down the win for this team. They worked on this car until 4AM last night after it got destroyed at Riverhead a few weeks ago. The car was awesome, and to take down the win in the biggest race of the year for this club is a great honor," said Coby.

In Lites action, Jim Chambers started in the sixth spot. Quickly, Chambers rolled around the outside line at the 1/3 mile track, and found himself quickly in the second spot. A multi feature winner this year, Chambers quickly took command in the feature event.

Further back in the field, Indiana's Kyle Hamilton, a USAC standout, was working his way through the field. The first restart duel between Chambers and Hamilton would come on lap fifteen. Chambers brought down the field to the green and got a great jump off of turn four. The field would quickly be brought back to caution two laps later, and Chambers would once again get the jump on Hamilton.

Two more restarts would bunch up the field, with Chambers getting the jump each time. The restarts proved advantageous for Matt Swanson in the Seymour 29, and Randy Cabral in the Cabral #35. In the final laps, Swanson would climb into a podium seat, with Cabral coming home fourth. Behind them it was PJ Stergios, Chad Labastie, Christopher Lamb, Dennis Potter, Anthony Payne and Jessica Bean.

"On Wednesday I didn't think we even had a shot to win, it's definitely not one of our best tracks, and didn't have great speed all day long. I started in 6th place and new my best shot was to try to get out front and try to stay there. The outside line went and I quickly got to second, as I was catching the leader I realized that the car was actually really good and balanced. Once we had the lead and the cautions kept coming it was going to come down to my restarts and hitting my marks. Inside 5 to go we started catching lap traffic, I never saw but heard someone to my outside so It was time to stand on it and get by lap traffic and quick as I could. It is such an honor to get my first Boston Louie win and to win on a national televised event - I can't even describe it because it is still so unreal to me," said an excited Chambers.
 
      

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