Seekonk, MA — Jeff Abold came on late, with 9 of the 29 laps remaining in the Boston Louie Memorial for the Northeast Midget Association, to take his third consecutive win in the prestigious race memorializing the late Louie Seymour.
Abold had started seventh, and worked his way forward while Anthony Nocella dominated the first 20 laps. Abold passed BJ MacDonald on lap 18, then came rapidly up behind Nocella then underneath into the lead. Attleboro’s Randy Cabral had been on a mission from his 9th place start, and got by MacDonald with five to go, and then Nocella with three remaining. Greg Stoehr from Bridgewater edged Nocella for third on the last lap. Barry Kittredge rounded out the top 5.
Nocella went immediately to the front over MacDonald and began to distance himself from the rest of the field. By lap 10 he had a straightaway lead over MacDonald. Barry Kittredge dueled MacDonald for 7 laps, but then was overhauled by Russ Stoehr on lap 8. Five laps later, he took the spot back only to yield to Abold on lap 16. Abold was into second on lap 18 and to the lead on lap 20. Two laps later, Lee Bundy spun coming out of turn four, directly in front of the leaders. Abold made a quick right turn to dodge the spinning car and Nocella and Cabral dodged around him.
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