Saturday - August 8th, 2009
The 13th Annual
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.

2009 Boston Louie Memorial Classic
Sponsors & Awards
Heat Sponsors
Marilyn's Passion NEMA Midgets
Skippy Numbers - 
"7NY" Crew Member 
NEMA Midgets
Falconi Bros NEMA Midgets
Helping Hands of America NEMA Midgets
Doug Howells  - WOO Owner   NEMA Midgets
Parker Sanitary Pumping NEMA Midgets
Weiland Racing
Enterprises, Inc.
NEMA Lites
Dora Naves & Assoc NEMA Lites
8 Ball Properties NEMA Lites
Feature Sponsors
Harrington Trucking NEMA Midgets
JK Marine Engines NEMA Midgets
Motor Cars International NEMA Midgets
Risque Racing NEMA Midgets
Woods Hole Marina NEMA Lites
Gil Bertrand NEMA Midgets Fast time
Russ Stoehr #45
Tim and Cara Bertrand NEMA Midgets Hard Charger 
William Wall #5
Bill Stoehr Award NEMA Midgets Sportsmanship 
Doug Cleveland #28
Autocraft Engines NEMA Midgets Hard Luck Award
Lee Bundy #2
Shane Hammond
Believe Foundation
NEMA Midgets Rookie of the Race
Chris deRitis #99
The First Turn
Midget Driving Experience
NEMA Lites Heat #1 Winner
Shaun Gosselin #26
The First Turn
Midget Driving Experience
NEMA Lites Heat #2 Winner
Randy Cabral #47
Gil Bertrand NEMA Lites Fast time
Shawn Torrey #33
Tim and Cara Bertrand NEMA Lites Hard Charger
Shaun Gosselin #26
Seymour Enterprises NEMA Lite Sportsmanship
David Rose #11w 
Lois Seymour NEMA Lite Hard Luck Award
Kevin Park #52
Vic Yerardi Memorial Crew Chief of the Race
Bobby Seymour #29
Miss Ellie Long Distance Award
Cole Carter #74
Wild Child Design Best Appearing Crew (Gift Cert.)
Gene Angelillo #45

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NEMA Feature - Boston Louie - Sat. August 8th
Pos. # Driver Hometown Owner
1 29 Jeff Abold Pennellville, NY Bobby Seymour
2 74 Cole Carter Indianapolis, IN Tim Bertrand
3 4 Nokie Fornoro Stroudsburg, PA Mike Jarret
4 5 William Wall Shrewsbury, MA Wall Motorsports LLC
5 47 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Tim Bertrand
6 7ny Adam Cantor Dix Hills, NY Cantor Racing
7 A1 Jeff Horn Ashland, MA Jeff Horn
8 99 Chris DeRitis Philadelphia, PA Power Point
Race Cars
9 45 Russ Stoehr Bridgewater, MA Gene Angelillo
10 9 John Zych Jr. Mendon, MA  John Zych
11 22 Chris Leonard Pelham, NH Dave Leonard
12 26b Greg Stoehr Bridgewater, MA Greg Stoehr
13 3m Jim Miller Weymouth, MA Jim Miller
14 44 Erica Santos Franklin, MA Ed Breault
15 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
16 21 Abby Martino Norfolk, MA Joan Martino
17 16 Matt O'Brien Wilmington, MA Jim O'Brien
18 50 Neil Blatt Holbrook, NY Pete Pernisiglio
19 77L Edward LeClerc Jr. Taunton, MA Mike Luggelle
2 Lee Bundy Kennebunkport, ME Lee Bundy
28 Doug Cleveland Sudbury, MA Paul Luggelle 
55s Tim Heath - Mike Luggelle
57 Jake Stergios Candia, NH Bill Stergios
Jeff Abold Impressive
in Boston Louie Win

Seekonk, MA - Setting fast time “kind of put the pressure” on Jeff Abold. “After time trials, I knew I just had to give them a win,” said Abold who drove the Seymour-family #29 to victory in Saturday’s 13th annual Northeastern Midget Association Boston Louie Memorial at Seekonk Speedway.

Abold, who set fast time with a blistering 10.859 seconds run, came from 16th to take the lead away from Cole Carter on an 18th lap restart. Carter (Bertrand #74) was the only other leader in the 29-lap event. It was the first Midget ride of the season for Abold, 20, who called it “the biggest win of my career.”

It was a “sweep” for the Seymour family that sponsors the event that honors the memory of the legendary car owner “Boston” Louie Seymour. “We were fast all day,” was classic understatement by Abold.

Carter held for second. Nokie Fornoro (Jarret #4), William Wall (Wall #5) and a fast closing Randy Cabral (Bertrand #47) filled out the top five. Adam Cantor’s streak of top fives ran out with a sixth. It was a strong run for Wall who set second fast tie (11.216), started 15th and caught the leaders in the closing laps.

The second and final restart was a rough one, Carter and Abold “banging wheels” down the front chute. “Just good close racing,” offered Abold who admitted “we touched wheels a couple times. We both wanted to win pretty bad.”

“I pushed it as long as I could without wrecking both of us,” said Carter, who started on the front row and had a wide edge when the first caution showed on lap 16. “It was hard racing. I had just led 16 laps and I didn’t want to give it away.”

Abold had just moved past Adam Cantor for second when a yellow showed, wiping out Carter’s straightaway lead. Carter, who was in traffic by lap seven, had several lapped cars between him and the rest of the field. “In USAC they leave the lapped cars where they are on restarts,” said Carter. “They don’t do that in NEMA and that may have hurt us.” Still, he was well aware “everybody was coming.”

Going back a lap, Abold reverted back to third on the restart. He quickly grabbed second on the green and was still there when yellow showed again two laps later.

Abold, who now had two wins and a second in his last three Seekonk starts, moved into third on lap 12 displacing Fornoro. He needed less than 10 laps to catch a battle that included Cantor, Fornoro and John Zych Jr. “It seemed like all of a sudden I caught right up,” said Abold. “The cars ahead of me were fading and my car was getting stronger.”

Admitting “the cautions were my friends,” Abold nonetheless believed he “probably would have caught him [Carter] without them. We were fast all day. We could run anywhere.”

Time Trials: 1. Jeff Abold (10.859), 2. William Wall (11.216),
3. Russ Stoehr (11.225), 4. Jack Stegois (11.234),
5. Randy Cabral (11.273), 6. Greg Stoehr (11.296),
7. Nokie Fornoro (11.317), 8. Jim Miller (11.330),
9. Chris Leonard (11.391), 10. Adam Cantor (11.401),
11. Jeff Horn (11.443), 12. John Zych Jr. (11.547),
13. Erica Santos (11.550), 14. Chris deRitis (11.550),
15. Cole Carter (11.616), 16. Tim Heath (11.648),
17. Abby Martino (11.687), 18. Paul Scally (11.781),
19. Doug Cleveland (11.781), 20. Lee Bundy (11.899),
21. Matt O’Brien (11.934), 22. Neil Blatt (12.263),
23. Eddie LeClerc Jr. (12.404).

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Lites Feature - Boston Louie - Sat. August 8th
Pos. # Driver Hometown Owner
1 35 Anthony Marvuglio E. Bridgewater, MA Glen Cabral
2 26 Shaun Gosselin Oswego, NY Gosselin Racing
3 09 Stephanie Doty West Boylston, MA Ronald Doty
4 9 Joe Mikitarian Northboro, MA John Mikitarian
5 93  Jake Smith Stroudsburg, PA Ted Smith
6 28 Paul Luggelle Holbrook, MA Paul Luggelle
7 51 Russ Wood Jr.  Pelham, NH Russ Wood
8 36 Eric Cabral Manchester, NH Glen Cabral
9 50 Mike Muldoon Baldwinsville NY -
10 12 Edward LeClerc Jr. Taunton, MA Edward LeClerc Sr.
11 48 Todd Bertrand Suffield, CT Tim Bertrand
12 29 Anthony Nocella Woburn, MA Matt Seymour
13 5c Joey Chick Hubbardston, MA Bob Chick
14 11b Jake Stergios Candia, NH Bill Stergios
15 52 Kevin Park Foxboro, MA Kevin Park
20 Chris Haskell Southampton, MA Andy Schlatz
47 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Glen Cabral
33 Shawn Torrey Marshfield, MA Shawn Torrey
11w David Rose Jr. Keene, NH David Rose Sr.
Emotional Lites Win for Marvuglio

Seekonk, MA – Wearing his late brother’s gloves, Anthony “The Bug” Marvuglio drove to a dominating victory in the caution-free 29-lap NEMA Lites feature at the Boston Louie Memorial at Seekonk Speedway. It was his first ever-Midget win.

It was an emotional win for the brother of Shane Hammond, who died at Thompson two years ago. The motor in the Cabral 35 actually expired on the final lap. Starting on the front row, he led the entire event, often by more than a straightaway.

“Shane loved this track so much,” said Marvuglio, in his second season with the Lites. “I wanted to bring him along for the ride.”

A fast closing Shawn Gosselin (Gosselin #26) was second followed by Stephanie Doty (Doty #09), Joe Mikitarian (Mikitarian #9) and Jake Smith (Smith #93).

“I drove as hard as I could going into one and two on the start,” said Marvuglio. “I knew I had to get in there ahead of the #93 (Smith.) He “stayed right on it” throughout, not even lifting when he was first aware that the motor was going heading into three of the final circuit. “It would have not gone another lap,” he said.

He was “not aware” of Gosselin’s late charge, “There was no looking back,” he said. “I wanted this badly. I looked up at the scoreboard on like lap 10 and he wasn’t there yet.”

When Gosselin grabbed second with 19 left, Marvuglio was picking his way through traffic. “The traffic concerned me a little,” said Marvuglio. “I just looked at it as passing cars for the lead.”

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2009 Boston Louie Memorial Classic Race Format

NEMA Midgets:

3 Warm ups

Time Trials will be taking place during the last warm up – Formula 1 style. No more than 6 cars on the track at a time for time trials.

Time trial lineups will be based upon the fastest transponder times from warm-ups. The fastest 6 cars will run together, the next six, and so on.

Time trial results will be based upon the fastest single lap for each car.

2-3 heats will be run and the heat race invert will be determined after time trials. The typical heat race invert over the last two years has been somewhere between 20 and the total number of cars present.

The number of cars out of each heat that qualify will be based upon the feature invert.

There will be a feature invert and it will be an even number - between 10 and 16.

If, for example, a #12 invert, the fastest out of the qualified cars would start 12th, the second fastest 11th, the third fastest 10th, and so on. The 13th – 15th fastest would start 13th – 15th, heads up, and so on…

If, for example, a #16 invert, the fastest out of the qualified cars would start 16th, the second fastest 15th, the third fastest 14th, and so on.

NEMA Lites:

2 Warm ups

Time Trials will be taking place during the last warm up – Formula 1 style.

Time trial results will be based upon the fastest single lap for each car.

2 heats will be run and the heat race invert will be determined after time trials. There will be a heat race invert, to be decided after time trials.

There will be a feature invert as well – to be announced after the heat races.

NEMA’s “Boston Louie”
Saturday Aug. 8th at Seekonk
Brockton, MA - Officially it’s the “Boston Louie Memorial Classic.” Over the year’s it’s become “The Louie” and without doubt it is now the premier event on the Northeastern Midget Association schedule.

Seekonk Speedway hosts the 13th annual “The Louie” Saturday night. Defending champion Randy Cabral, looking to become the first back-to-back and three-time winner, heads up what should be a banner field.

The NEMA Lites will be part of the action as well.

Dating back to 1997, “The Louie” memorializes “Boston” Louie Seymour, a legendary car owner who towed out of Marlboro, MA to compete and win in USAC Sprint, Champ Car and Midget events across the nation. The Seymour family hosts and sponsors the event.

NEMA brings a close point race into the 29-lap feature – Cabral (and car owner Tim Bertrand), Adam Cantor (Cantor Racing) and Nokie Fornoro (Jarret Racing) all looking to emerge with the lead. Fornoro, the ’06 Louie winner, has had the fastest feature lap in the last three races, two of which he has won

The field will also include USAC regular Cole Carter in the refurbished Bertrand #74 and young Jeff Abold in the Seymour 29. Abold had a win and a second at Seekonk last year, the latter in “The Louie.” Carter, will have the same motor that carried Ryan Newman to a second earlier this year at Lee. He tested earlier at Seekonk and, according to Bertrand, “turned speeds more than capable of winning.”

Two other “Louie” winners – Russ Stoehr (’97) and Jeff Horn (’01) are contenders as well. Stoehr‘s Angelillo 45 has two straight second place finishes. Greg Stoehr is more than familiar with the route to Seekonk’s victory lane. Jim Miller, John Zych Jr. (off a strong effort at Monadnock last week), Chris DeRitis and Erica Santos are possibilities as well.

“The Louie” has not been without surprises. Cabral’s first-ever NEMA win came in the 2000 Louie in his dad’s car. He now has 24 wins. Bobby Santos III, currently one of the hottest drivers on the USAC circuit, includes 2002 Louie on his list of favorite wins. Just 16, he drove a Seymour family car.

Cabral, who has six career wins at Seekonk including one earlier this season, points out the historic oval is a true test in that power alone doesn’t always prevail. “Traffic,” he offers, “is always a factor.” Fornoro, NEMA’s all-time Seekonk winner with eight, says “taking care of the car” is the key at Seekonk. Cantor carries a streak of six-straight top-five finishes in “The Louie” including a win at Waterford.

Shawn Gooselin will be looking to make it two straight “Louie” wins in the Lites feature.

The Seymour and Bertrand teams will be looking for sweeps. Anthony Nocella will be after his third win in the Seymour 29 Lite while Todd Bertrand will be in the #48. Other Lites contenders are two-time winner Jake Stergios, Eddie LeClerc Jr., Paul Luggelle, Anthony Marvuglio, Russ Wood Jr. and Chris Haskell.

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