Competition Red Hot As NEMA Visits ‘Konk

Brockton, MA – With three winners in the past three races, the Northeastern Midget Association takes what has turned into a very competitive situation into Seekonk Speedway’s Open Wheel Wednesday (July 20). It is the club’s first Seekonk 2011 visit.

Greg Stoehr, a winner last Friday night at Lee, will be looking for two straight in the 25-lap feature. Point leader Russ Stoehr will be in pursuit of his fourth triumph this year. Mike Horn, who ended Russ Stoehr’s win streak at Thompson, is the other winner.

Greg has climbed to within 67 points of his older brother. The siblings have eight Seekonk wins between them.

Randy Cabral, who continues to battle bad luck, and Seymour Enterprises driver Jeff Abold head up the challengers. Cabral has six career wins at the “Cement Palace” while Abold has three including the last two Boston Louie events. Abold posted a blistering 11.071 lap in last year’s Louie qualifying.

“Seekonk is one of those tracks where the better you are off the hauler the better you are overall,” says NEMA President Mike Scrivani Jr. “We’ve been coming to Seekonk a long time and there are not a lot of secrets left. You have to run hard there.”

Seekonk hosted NEMA’s first-ever event back in 1953 and over the years has not failed to produce some drama. Included in the latter list is Keith Botelho’s triumph in the Stoehr 25 in last fall’s DAV. Bothelho returns in the same car.

Jeremy Frankoski, second at Lee, is a definite contender in the Cantor 7ny. Among the other hopefuls are John Zych Jr., third in last year’s DAV, Barry Kittredge, Chris Leonard and B.J. MacDonald.

The NEMA win list at Seekonk starts with Fred Meeker. Nokie Fornoro’s eight wins top the list…The Seymour family record at Seekonk is extraordinary. Not only have both Mike and Bobby won there, Lou Cicconi, Bobby Santos III, Mark Buonomo, in addition to Abold, have driven Seymour cars to wins at Seekonk.

Sources: Pete Zanardi/NEMA PR