SEEKONK, Mass. — The winged warriors are heading for the Action Track of the East this Wednesday night. Seekonk Speedway will light up the racing world with a mid-week event on Wednesday, August 24, as the annual Boston Louie Seymour Memorial hits the third-mile with both the NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites. Joining the card in their inaugural season, the Northeast Supermodified Series, presented by PASS, will also be on the track for 75 laps of exciting racing.
Former NASCAR Cup Series regular Ken Schrader is one of many drivers planning to compete at Seekonk this week. Schrader will be racing in both the NEMA Lites and the Supermodified Series, looking for a double-dip in Victory Lane at the end of the night.
In the NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites, their championship races will heat up as the season winds down. In the current NEMA Midget points, Avery Stoehr leads multiple-time champion Randy Cabral, who is also a multiple-time Seekonk winner. John Zych, Alan Chambers and Jim Chambers are close behind, and all expected to be major contenders in the 29-lap feature. In the NEMA Lites, Jake Trainor leads the standings over Avery Stoehr, Paul Scally and Joey Bailey. Trainor is not only the defending NEMA Lite Boston Louie Seymour champion and the points leader, but he also scored a victory at Seekonk earlier this year on Open Wheel Wednesday. On that night, Cabral finished second, with rising star Mike Pernesiglio third, and Schrader in fourth spot.
Schrader is no stranger to Seekonk. He competed at the track many years ago and over the last few years has been competing regularly in the NEMA Lite division. Both of the NEMA fields will be filled with drivers from all across the country including Indiana, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. The NEMA divisions will be racing for the Stu Murry Cup on Wednesday. Stu was the former CEO of Wirtgen America, who showed many years of support to help get the Boston Louie Seymour Memorial race where it is today.
The Northeast Supermodified Series field will be headlined by Schrader and current NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points leader Jon McKennedy, who certainly knows how to get to the front of the field. In the Supermodified race, Schrader will be driving one of Vic Millers cars. The event will showcase some of the top names in the division, as the Supermodifieds bring their big speed and power to Seekonk.
The Supermodified feature will be 75 laps and the field will be set by qualifying heat races.
Calling the action in the booth for the 26th annual Boston Louie events will be Pete Falconi, along with Sirius XM Radio’s Jack Arute and Superstar Racing Experience announcer Allen Bestwick. For the Supermodified Series, Seekonk’s own Kevin Boucher will be in the booth to call all of the action.
Fans attending the event are reminded that no pets are allowed at the Seekonk Speedway, and camping is not allowed on Speedway property.
Following Wednesday, Seekonk Speedway will return to racing on Friday, August 27 and Saturday, August 28, where the playoff fields will be set for the inaugural Drive For The Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuel. Racing on Friday begins at 7 p.m., and Saturday action rolls at 6 p.m.
For more information on Seekonk Speedway and to purchase tickets for all remaining 2022 events, fans are encouraged to visit SeekonkSpeedway.com and follow the track on social media for the latest updates.
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