Weds., June 27th, 2018 - Seekonk Speedway
29 Laps for NEMA Midgets & 33 Laps for NEMA LITES
Dedicated to the Memory of Dave Steele

Cabral King of NEMA’s Boston Louie; 
Cugini Conquers LITES
Randy Cabral became the first four time winner of the Northeastern Midget Association's prestigious Boston Louie Memorial this past Wednesday at the Cement Palace, at Seekonk MA. Danny Cugini capitalized on his front row starting spot to take down the Lites portion of the show which featured 28 cars taking the green flag. 

In the NEMA event, the day started with time trials. Avery Stoehr brought his Bertrand Motorsports #39 back after an awful wreck at the Wiscassett Speedway to take down the fastest time at a blistering 11.19 second run. Via an invert, Paul Scally brought the field to the green for the Dash for Cash. Scally bested a very stout field, taking down the win over Randy Cabral and Stoehr. Sammy Swindell, making his second NEMA start finished seventh in the dash. 

In the NEMA feature, current Whelen Modified Tour points leader, Justin Bonsignore, jumped out into the lead from his pole starting spot. Bonsignore was quickly pursued by Cabral, when a caution flew on lap three. On the restart, Cabral would take the lead with Bonsignore and teammate Todd Bertrand in tow. 

Bonsignore's night would come to an end on lap 14, when a battery issue side lined him for the evening. Cabral would go on to win by over a half track, and was never seriously challenged. Bertrand would finish second followed by teammate Avery Stoehr for an all Bertrand Motorsports podium. Paul Scally was fourth followed by Jim Chambers, Sammy Swindell, Doug Cleveland, Bethany Stoehr, Matt O'Brien and Andy Lutz. 

"The car was just unreal tonight, we all worked well together on some changes and they worked great," said Cabral. "The setup was spot on and these new tires from Hoosier are just awesome. I think we could run them two nights and still have a shot to win," he said. 

In the Lites portion of the show, the day started with Kevin Iannarelli setting the track record, blistering the previous record of 11.68 seconds with a 11.59 second lap. In the dash for cash, NJ's Richie Coy of the famed Coy Racing family took top honors. 

In the feature, via the luck of the draw, Danny Cugini brought the 28 car field to the green flag. 

Cugini would jump into the lead, but was hotly pursued by NASCAR rising star Calvin Caroll. The duo was quickly into lapped traffic, while further back, Seth Carlson, Jim Chambers and Matt Swanson were working their way through traffic. 

As the laps wound down, in a green to checkered run, Cugini would begin to stretch out his lead and was never seriously challenged. Caroll would finish second in his best Lites finish to date and Carlson would finish third. Following them across the line were Jim Chambers, Matt Swanson, Dylan Duhaime, Avery Stoehr, Ryan Locke, Jessica Bean and Ray Parent. 

"To win this race is just awesome," said Cugini. "The crew worked so hard to keep us out front today, the car was unreal. I need to thank my Dad, Mom, Max and the whole team," said Cugini.

Photos by Norm Marx 
Heats >>       
    Photos by John DaDalt
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 74 Randy Cabral Kingston, MA Bertrand Motorsports
2 48 Todd Bertrand Danielson, CT Bertrand Motorsports
3 39 Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Bertrand Motorsports
4 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
5 21 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
6 1 Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN Bertrand Motorsports
7 87 Doug Cleveland Sudbury, MA Doug Cleveland
8 5B Bethany Stoehr Bridgewater, MA Greg Stoehr
9 16 Matt O'Brien Wilmington, MA Matt O'Brien
10 18 Andy Lunt - - Christian Briggs
11 47 Justin Bonsignore Holtsville, NY Bertrand Motorsports
12 15a Alvy Ovitt Barrington, NH Russell Stoehr

      Photos by
John DaDalt &
Norm Marx
Heats >>       
  Photos by John DaDalt
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 51 Dan CuginI Marshfield, MA Dan Cugini
2 24 Calvin Caroll Andover, NJ Joe Caroll
3 6 Seth Carlson Brimfield, MA Seth Carlson
4 12 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Jim Chambers
5 76 Matt Swanson Concord, MA Frank Manafort
6 5 Dylan Duhaime Loudon, NH Jim Cataldo
7 21 Anthony Payne Fairlawn, NJ Mike Scrivani
8 38 Ryan Locke Chester, NH Ken Locke
9 5b Jessica Bean Farmland, IN Jessica Bean
10 45 Ray Parent Tiverton, RI Bertrand Motorsports
11 9 Ben Mikitarian Northborough, MA John Mikitarian
12 14 Chad Labastie Uxbridge, MA Chad Labastie
13 19 Richie Coy Haskell, NJ Richie Coy
14 17 Kyle Valeri Monument Beach, MA Peter Valeri
15 48 Matt Janisch Nazareth, PA Mark Janisch
16 35 Paul Newcomb - - Glen Cabral
17 8T Jake Trainor Medway, MA Mike Trainor
18 36 Randy Cabral Kingston, MA Glen Cabral
19 2 Bruce Finley Webster, MA Jim Cataldo
20 14b Connor Gross Asbury, NJ Connor Gross
21 41 Meg CuginI Marshfield, MA Glenn Cugini
22 52 Tyler Rivard - - Kevin Park
23 27 Kevin Iannarelli Shirley, MA Kevin Iannarelli
24 93 Jake Smith Stroudsburg, PA Ted Smith
25 9R Chris Lamb Colfax, NC Chris Lamb
      Photos by
  Photos by
John DaDalt &
Norm Marx

Dash for Cash - Sponsored by Gill Bertrand
Paul Scally #30 - $100

Dave Steele Fast Time Award - Gill Bertrand
Avery Stoehr #39 - 11.199 - $100

Hard Luck Award - Kevin Park & Bobby Seymour
Jim Santa Maria #99 - $200

Dedication Awards - Dave Shore
of Vintage Midget Racing
Doug Cleveland #87 - $300
Paul Scally #30 - $300

Hard Luck Award - Steve & Rosemary Stapp
from Brownsburg, IN
Pete Pernisiglio #50 - $ 100



Long Distance - South Metro Sports Complex
Jessica Bean #5b - Farmland, IN - $100
Matt Janisch #48 - Nazareth, PA - $100
Jake Smith #93 - Stroudsburg, PA - $100

Dave Steele Fast Time - Jon McKennedy
Kevin Ianarelli #27 - 11.599 - $100

Rookie of the Race - Jim Cataldo & South Metro Sports Complex
Kyle Valeri #17 - $200

LITES Heat Winner - JMT Motorsports
Ben Mikitarian #9 - $100

Dave Steele Hard Charger - Kevin Park & Jon McKennedy
Matt Swanson #76 - $ 200

Dave Steele Dash For Cash - Iracing.com
Richie Coy #19 - $133

Top Father - Son Team - In Memory of Jim O'Brien
Calvin Carroll #24 - $100
The 2018 Boston Louie Format


Time trials - will be the fastest time a car turns in Any of their warmup sessions

Top 8-10 Nema cars (depending on car count) will be locked into a dash for cash - complete invert. 8 laps. An invert pill will be drawn based on the dash for cash finish after the event and the # of pills will be determined on the day of the event.

The remainder of the field will run 1 8 lap heat race - and will start heads up. The finishing positions of these cars will determine their feature starting spots.


Time trials - will be the fastest time a car turns in Any of their warmup sessions

Top 14 lites cars will be locked into a dash for cash - complete invert. 8 laps. The feature lineup will be determined by an invert draw based on the dash for cash finish and the # of pills will be determined on the day of the event.

The remainder of the field will run 2 8 lap heat races - and will start heads up. The finishing positions of these cars will determine their feature starting spots.
The Legacy of Boston Louie
Lives On in the 22nd Annual
Boston Louie Seymour Memorial
For the past 20 years, the race held in honor of the Massachusetts based car owner who campaigned his winning midgets, sprints and Silver Crown cars across America , has brought together the very best in open wheel Midget racing.

On March 25, 2017, the most accomplished pavement open wheel racer in America , Dave Steele of Tampa Fl. passed away at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton while attempting to win his 100th sprint car race in the state of Florida.

When the NEMA Midgets roll into Seekonk Speedway for the 22nd Annual Boston Louie Memorial, NEMA will honor Steele by extending the customary 29 lap race to 33 laps (Steele's number) for the NEMA LITES portion of the event.

A special thanks to Seekonk Speedway, NEMA, the many sponsors, fans and dedicated race coordinators, who have helped produce this spectacular event for the past two decades.

The Seymour Family