NEMA Boston Louie Returns To Seekonk In ‘21; Ken Schrader To Run Event

(Press Release from Northeastern Midget Association)

The Northeastern Midget Association has announced today that the annual Boston Louie Memorial will return to Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

The International Supermodified Association will join the NEMA midgets and NEMA Lites on the card in what will be a spectacular Open Wheel Show.

NASCAR star Ken Schrader has also announced his return to the racing card at Seekonk.

The race, one of the most coveted of the NEMA season, is in memory of legendary car owner Louie Seymour. Seymour, a Marlboro, Mass., native, died in 1996. He began in racing in the Midwestern-based USAC Silver Crown division, earning the nickname “Boston Louie” from fans and competitors who connected him with the capital of his home state. As a car owner, Seymour had more than 50 drivers in his equipment, including NASCAR star, Ken Schrader.

Known as the “man who traveled a million miles,” many legends of Silver Crown racing drove for Seymour, including Rich Volger, Gary Bettenhausen, Sheldon Kinser and Joe Saldana.

“If you have any open cockpit [racing] history, you understand just where ‘Boston’ Louie Seymour stands,” said six time champion Randy Cabral. “To win a race with that name on it is very, very special and to have won it multiple times is even more special,” said Cabral.  

Making the race even more special, is the continued tradition and partnership with Seekonk Speedway.  The first officially sanctioned NEMA race took place at the famed Seekonk, on May 30, 1953.  Sixty eight years later, the midgets now storm around the banked, round oval in the low 11 second range. 

“Seekonk Speedway is excited to continue the tradition of the Boston Louie on a midweek race. NEMA always brings great talent and puts on an exciting race that brings out all the great aspects of Midget racing.  The Speedway has has a long running great partnership with NEMA and looks forward to being as part of their racing program for years to come. The return of the ISMA Supermodifeds on this new event just adds to the excitement,” said Ed St. Germain, Director of Business Development at Seekonk.  

“We are very excited to continue our partnership with Seekonk,” said NEMA President, Tim Bertrand. “Seekonk is and always has been the ideal track for the midgets – fast, wide, and combines handling with driver skill more than anything else,” said Bertrand. “We’re excited to be back, and thank Ed and the entire Seekonk family for having us.”


  1. The SUPERS AT SEEKONK ARE GREAT !!!! Jon McKennedy will be the favorite to Win…. Hopefully Kenny will drive a SUPER and a MIDGET . Nice Wednesday night show will be great too…

  2. Awesome event in memory of a legendary figure in open wheel racing. Hopefully the event will happen in 2021 sometime, if it can’t be held on that date Super modifieds at Seekonk, should be a great night of racing.

  3. Hopefully Schrader has made arrangements to pilot one of the Bertrand Motorsports elite rides. They are 100% racers and know how to win the Boston Louie multiple times in the past with many different drivers. The biggest race of the NEMA year is always a thriller

  4. I am thinking this may be a go to race next year, Covid-19 permitting. Supers at Seekonk are amazing. Blur of wings, numbers, and the smell of fuel and rubber. Just trying to keep up with your eyes is a chore. Miss the old days when there was no scoring tower. It helps out but makes the fans lazy and you miss some of the action on the track. I absolutely love the supers! Even miss Chris Perley that won just about every race from the late 90’s until fairly recently. Good times.

  5. Ken Squier update:
    SiriusXM announcer Dave Moody 11/28
    “After a challenging few days, the doctors now say they expect him to beat this. He is still very weak, but getting wonderful care.”

  6. This must mean that Trump cured the COVID.

    So glad this is on the schedule.

  7. A big THANK-YOU to Ken Schrader! I hope they are able to hold this event! Been trying to see Supers at Seekonk since they brought them back a few years ago. AND… Seekonk is a GREAT place to watch the midgets!

  8. Good news about Kan Squire. I’ve been wondering about him. Thanks.

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