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Groton, CT — It is considered by most to be the marquee event of the season for the Northeastern Midget Association. On Saturday night, August 25, 2007, the Seekonk Speedway and the Seymour Family proudly present the 11th Annual Boston Louie Seymour Memorial Coors Light Silver Cup Classic. This prestigious event honors the patriarch of the noted Seymour Racing family of Marlborough, MA.
The “Boston” Louie Seymour Memorial Coors Light Silver Cup Classic is presented annually by the Seymour Family and a host of sponsors to pay tribute to one of Midget racing’s most endearing characters. Termed the “man who traveled a million miles”, Seymour earned notoriety nationally for his ability to build stout race cars and winning race teams. While traveling the country from his home in Massachusetts, Louie Seymour earned accolades at the top level of open-wheel racing with prominent drivers like Kenny Schrader.
His contributions to the sport helped shape Midget Racing in New England. His triumphs across the country also helped draw attention to the well-deserved open-wheel racers in New England. The Seymour Family carries on the legacy, the “Spirit of Boston”, with their continued dedication to the racing community. Bobby & Mike Seymour have helped to advance Midget racing through their commitment of time, resources, technical expertise and enthusiasm.
With the reputation of “Boston” and the family, noted companies continue to pledge their commitment to the event helping to build not only the prestige but also the profitability for the competitors. Over the years, the event has gained prominence with its sentiment and added prize money.
The qualifying procedure for the Boston Louie Seymour Memorial Coors Light Silver Cup Classic will consist of the Helping Hands of America time trials and heat races presented by Schrader Racing, Ferrara Spring Works, Crow Enterprizes, Precision Truck Parts and Oval Track Parts. If necessary, Santos Motorsports will present a B-Main. Marine Engines, Harrington Trucking, and Wirtgen America proudly present the 29-lap main event.
In 2006, Nokie Fornoro of Stroudsburg, PA, led wire-to-wire to earn the victory in the 10th annual event. Fornoro joined his brother Drew Fornoro as race winners. Other previous winners also included Ben Seitz, Russ Stoehr, Bobby Seymour, Bobby Santos III, and Randy Cabral. Joey Payne is the only two-time winner.
The probability of a repeat winner would appear to be small. Since 1997, there has only been a single driver able to repeat in the Seymour Classic event. This season, the Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA) has been among the most competitive series in the country. In the seven events held thus far this season, NEMA has seen seven different drivers visit victory lane. A new face could likely visit victory lane at Seekonk this Saturday night.
See which driver makes the “Boston” Louie Seymour Memorial Coors Light Silver Cup Classic the crown jewel in their career on Saturday night. The NEMA Midgets will be part of a full racing card that also includes Pro Stocks, Late Models, Street Stocks and Trucks. The grandstands open at ; racing starts at Adult general admission is $17, junior tickets (ages 13-15) are available for $5.00. Children 12 and under are free while a $2 Senior Citizen discount is available for race fans age 55 and up with a valid ID. For more event information log on to www.seekonkspeedway.com or call (508) 336-9959.
To take a comprehensive look at the 2007 season of the Northeastern Midget Association, log on to www.nemaracing.com.
Sources: Dale Wolbrink/NEMA PR
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