It is now the Seekonk 200 Presented by S.M. Lorusso & Sons Inc. Long associated with New England motor sports, the Walpole, MA- based company has signed on as the presenting sponsor for what promises to be an evening of exceptional speed Saturday night, Sept. 29 at the historic facility.
The Northeastern Midget Association’s 16th annual Boston Louie Memorial, comprising of a 29-lap feature for the full Midgets and a 21-lapper for the NEMA Lites, and a 100-lap haul for the lightning-quick International Supermodified Association are on the agenda along with a 50 lap Street Stock Open. The evening celebrates the town of Seekonk’s 200th birthday.
“We are pleased to be part of this great event,” said company Vice President Sam Lorusso. “The people I’ve met through racing are hard-working and dedicated. It is a great joy to be involved with this race. I think we’re going to write some history.”
Lorusso and sister company Cape Cod Aggregates, have been part of the southeastern New England construction scene since 1938. They also have a long involvement in area auto racing especially in NEMA and ISMA. Presently Lorusso sponsors the ISMA efforts of Ben Seitz driver and owner Dick Bien.
Seitz, driving for Peter Valeri, carried Cape Cod Aggregates sponsorship to four straight NEMA championships. The Valeri/Lorusso relationship actually started with Legends Cars.
NEMA stalwart Mike Favulli drove a Cape Cod Aggregates sponsored Midget to many victories and remains one of the most popular figures in NEMA history.
According to Lorusso, the company’s auto racing involvement began with the “T-5” Modified owned by Tom Dunn and driven by Fred Schulz and Leo Cleary. The sponsorship followed Dunn’s venture into NEMA where Butch Walsh was among the drivers.
Sources: Pete Zanardi/NEMA PR