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 WEDS., JUNE 28th, 2017
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Fast Time - JMT Motorsports
Anthony Nocella #33 - 11.056 - $100

Heat Winner #1 - Motorcars International
Seth Carlson #71 - $100

Heat Winner # 2 - Schrader Racing
Anthony Nocella #33 - $100

Dave Steele Hard Charger Award
- Heckman Motorsports & Chris DeRitis Motorsports
Anthony Nocella #33 - $200

Hard Luck Award - Leader Card Racers
Todd Bertrand #48 - $100

Outstanding Performance Award - Hoosier Tire
John Zych #9 - $100

Perseverance Award - Bertrand Motorsports
Doug Cleveland #87 - $100



Fast Time - I Racing.Com
Jake Stergios #57 - 11.836 - $133

Heat Winner #1 - Pro Stock Kitchens
Ray Parent #45 - $100

Heat Winner #2 - Stergios Racing
Megan Cugini #41 - $100

Heat Winner #3 - Ktron and Bentley's Saloon
Jim Chambers #12 - $100

Dave Steele Hard Charger Award
- JMT Motorsports & Brown/Noffsinger Racing
Dylan Duhamie #5 - $233

Outstanding Performance Award - Hoosier Tire
Ryan Locke #38 - $100

Hard Luck Award - Gil Bertrand
Chris Lamb #9L - $100

"First Out Award" - Steve Stapp
Richie Coy #19 - $100

Long Distance Award - Leader Card Racers
George Kurtz #4, Denver, CO - $100

Jim O'Brien Perseverance Awards
Jeremy Decourcy - $100
Chris Vose - $100
Kevin Park - $100




Zych, Duhaime Take Down
NEMA’s Boston Louie Memorial
2017 Full Results & Photo Page Here 
Race Report Courtesy of Seekonk Speedway, Tim Bertrand

John Zych, starting fifth, piloted past Avery Stoehr and Alan Chambers, pole sitter Jim SantaMaria and outside pole sitter Doug Cleveland to take down the victory in a green to checkered finish to win his first Boston Louie Memorial this past Wednesday at Seekonk Speedway. Dylan Duhaime, driving the Cataldo #5 pulled off an epic last lap pass on Jim Chambers, who led the majority of the race, to take his first Boston Louie checkers in the Lites portion of the event, which ran 33 laps in memoriam of the late David Steele.

In the NEMA event, for the leaders, it was a matter of holding position, as Zych and Stoehr went the distance without being passed. SantaMaria had grabbed third during the second circuit, went halfway and then was passed by Todd Bertrand. Bertrand seemed a lock on third, as he went the rest of the way - almost. Mechanical problems forced him to withdraw with one lap remaining and the position went to Coby, who had held fourth for most of the race. It also elevated Nocella in the Seymour 33 to fourth.

It was a stretched-out field by lap five in a race which ran green to checkers without caution. Zych was enjoying a half-straightaway lead by this time and Stoehr was about the same distance ahead of Bertrand. By lap eight, they were encountering lapped vehicles. SantaMaria had moved into third, ahead of Bertrand. Cabral got by Chambers into sixth.

Zych was charging so hard that his right rear was showing smoke through the corners, especially turn four and it continued, raising concerns that he might lose the shoe or at least lose the speed he had been showing. But Zych continued to press down on the pedal and keep the space open between him and Stoehr. Zych would pass Bethan Stoehr, to put her a lap down, as the leaders closed. Bertrand was closing on Stoehr for the second spot, and Coby was not far behind, as the trio closed Zych's gap, and would run out of time. Zych took down his first Boston Louie ever, followed by Stoehr, defending race winner Coby, Anthony Nocella in the Seymour 33, and Randy Cabral in the Bertrand 74. Santa Maria, Alan Chambers, Jim Chambers, Seth Carlson and Todd Bertrand rounded out the top ten.

"We made a few changes each time out on the track but made 3 adjustments before the feature. We weren't fast during the day but there is no track that changes quite like Seekonk does, in my opinion. We did a few things to tighten the car up which was great because we were certainly loose towards the end. The car was great at the beginning but as the race went on and I had to pass some lap cars on the outside, I was just sliding through the corners and I knew I was heating the RR pretty bad. With maybe 8 or so laps to go I could feel the blistering on the tire so I just tried to keep the car as straight as possible and stay on the bottom. It is amazing to win the Boston Louie, definitely a career highlight," said Zych.

In the Lites Feature, Jeremy Decourcy leapt off the pole to lead the first four laps of NEMA Lite action in the Dave Steele 33, but Jim Chambers came on from fourth to get underneath through a three wide, dropping Sam Hatfield back, then another three-wide which put him past Jessica Bean on the outside. But as George Kurtz pirouetted down the front stretch, Caution flew.

It took two tries to get the field going again, as Anthony Burr spun just out of the starting box. Now, it was Chambers and Payne splitting around Decourcy on the start for a brief three-wide. The bracketing saw Chambers take advantage and grab the lead ahead of Payne while Chad Locke got under Decourcy. But a Nickie Carroll spin sent them back for another restart on lap six.

Chambers again snagged the lead while Locke got under Payne for a door-to-door. But lap seven saw a two car spin in turn two, involving Chris Vose, Jim Cataldo, Carroll and Jake Stergios.

They tried again, but laps eight and nine saw caution. Finally, the lap nine green had the field running laps again and Chambers was back to the lead. Locke bolted into second by the halfway point and went to Chambers' high side for the pass and it became a wheel-to-wheel affair but Chambers pulled away. Locke tried again as they began to encounter lapped traffic. By lap 18, Locke was snugged up against Chambers' bumper. The run was ended as Anthony Burr slowed to a stop on the front stretch. He was unable to continue.

Chambers began lapping the field on lap 27. Duhaime was looking for access to the front and found it on lap 29 of the 33-lapper. He dropped underneath with Chambers trying to block him. But Duhaime was solidly underneath and they approached a lapped car which Chambers slowed to avoid, allowing Duhame to slide out from under him and into the lead with one lap remaining. Further back, Bean slid past Randy Cabral on the final circuit to secure seventh and Ray Parent nabbed eighth. Cabral finished ninth.

"This was an awesome night. I was watching some videos of Ayrton senna the other day, and he would do a similar move. When he was going for a last minute pass at the end of the race, he would stick his nose underneath a car enough for them to know he was there and then drive into the corner somewhat hard and allow the other driver to decide whether or not they would give up the position. I tried to do the same thing, I knew Chambers could see my nose, and I drove into the corner hard enough that he would have to give me the position or wreck me. I had a good car with a great group of people behind me. A lot of hard work has gone into making this car race ready and if it wasn't for my dad and car owner Jim Cataldo I wouldn't be out there. It was also my dads birthday the day before and I knew it'd be extra special for him," said Duhaime.
The Legacy of Boston Louie
Lives On in the 21st 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 21st 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 
Auto racing and college football broadcaster Jack Arute Jr. will be joining NEMA announcer Pete Falconi to call the 21st Boston Louie Memorial.
Format for the 2017 Boston Louie Memorial
 2-3 warmups (time dependent).

 The driver’s time trial time will be the fastest lap turned out of any of the warmups.

 The number of heats that will be run will depend on the car count and the heat race invert will be determined after time trials. Between 80 and 90% of the field will be fully inverted for the Heat races.

 The number of transfer spots will be dependent on the number of heats. If there are 2 heats, 5 cars will transfer for a total of 10. If there are 3 heats, 5 cars will transfer for a total of 15.

 The transferred cars will be stack ranked by their fastest overall time for the DAY, warmups and heats included. A pill will be drawn. If 10 cars transferred, the pills will be 8, 9 or 10. If 15 cars transfer, the pills will be 12, 14 or 15. 

 If, for example, a #12 invert pill is drawn in the case of 15 transfer spots, the fastest time for the day out of the qualified cars would start 12th, the second fastest 11th, the third fastest 10th, and so on. The 13th - 15th fastest, although they may have qualified through their heat, would start 13th - 15th, heads up. All cars that do not make the transfer will start heads up. 

  LITES only - the format will be the same as 2016. 2017 feature winners from NEMA or the Eastern Midgets cannot start higher than 6th position in the feature.
Dave Steele
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 on June 28 2017, for the 21st 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.

As a car owner, I had the opportunity to compete against Dave in the Silver Crown series for so many years. I also had the unique chance to race with him on one occasion at the Stafford Motor Speedway in 2006 when he drove our car.

On that day, I realized just how special and talented he was. In our forty plus years of racing in the silver crown series , there has never been one individual with such a combination of driving skills, mechanical ability, chassis knowledge and an uncanny eye for preparing the sharpest looking , state of the art, open wheel race cars.

I'm sure Boston Louie will be proud to share the spotlight with Superman at the 21st Boston Louie memorial

Stay tune for info regarding sponsorship for this event and how to donate to the Steele Family. 

Thank You
Bobby Seymour

“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.

2014 – Randy Cabral over Todd Bertrand in the Midgets. PJ Stergios takes his second win in the Lites. Speed Sport 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.

2016 - Doug Coby invades & captures Midget race; Jim Chambers conquers Lites.
Boston Louie Results - 1997 to 2017
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

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, 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

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. Jeff Abold

2015 Lites: 1. PJ Stergios (Stergios #11), 2. Dylan Duhaime, 3. Ryan Bigelow,
4. Anthony Payne, 5. Jim Chambers

2016: 1. Doug Coby (Bertrand #74), 2. Randy Cabral, 3. Jeff Abold,
4. Jim Chambers, 5. Seth Carlson

2016 Lites: 1. Jim Chambers (Chambers #12), 2. Kyle Hamilton, 3. Matt Swanson, 4. Randy Cabral, 5. PJ Stergios

2017: 1. John Zych Jr. (Zych #9), 2. Avery Stoehr, 3. Doug Coby,
4. Anthony Nocella, 5. Randy Cabral

2017 Lites: 1. Dylan Duhaime (Cataldo #5), 2. Jim Chambers, 3. Chad Labastie,
4. Ryan Locke, 5. Ryan Bigelow