Brockton, MA – Randy Cabral can become the first Northeastern Midget Association driver to win two straight features in 15 races this week at Seekonk Speedway’s rescheduled Open Wheel Wednesday. Should the three-time and defending champion accomplish it, he’ll move into a tie for fifth place with Bill Eldridge on NEMA all-time win list.
Cabral comes to Seekonk off a dominating performance in the Bertrand 47 two weeks back at Star Speedway. The first of Cabral’s 32 wins came at Seekonk driving the family #35 back in 2000. With seven checkered, he is one behind Nokie Fornoro on the all-time Seekonk NEMA win list.
It takes times in the low 11 seconds to win at Seekonk. Point leader John Zych Jr. (he’s 13 points up on Cabral, 68 up on Russ Stoehr), leads NEMA into “The Cement Palace.” Zych is one of five winners this year, the list also including Greg Stoehr, Adam Cantor and Mike Horn.
NEMA’s first race was at Seekonk back in 1953 and over the years everybody has a favorite Seekonk memory. The Seymour family has a ton of them. It will be after a third straight Wednesday night. Anthony Nocella’s checker in the DAV last fall was the sixth win in last 12 NEMA Seekonk visits for the Seymours.
Cabral’s momentum is equally impressive, either winning (4) or finishing second (5)eight times over that same span. He had a win and two seconds at Seekonk last year.
Others who know the way to Seekonk’s Victory Lane include ageless Jeff Horn, second at Star two weeks back. Russ (5) and Greg (3) have eight Seekonk wins, a number of them memorable. Other current competitors with Seekonk checkers include Adam Cantor and Joey Payne.
Mike Horn would love to join his dad on the Seekonk win list. Others looking to get on the list in addition to Zych, include veteran Jim Miller, currently running fifth in points, Anthony Marvuglio, who has been plagued with bad luck this season, Todd Bertrand, Paul Scally, Matt O’Brien and rookies Jim Santa Maria and Seth Carlson.
Sources: Pete Zanardi/NEMA PR