MOORESVILLE, N.C. — For the second consecutive year, SPEED SPORT will produce a television show featuring the 19th annual Boston Louie Seymour Memorial that will air on MAVTV.
Scheduled July 1 at Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway, the Boston Louie Seymour Memorial honors longtime open-wheel racing car owner Louie Seymour and is hosted by two of Seymour’s former drivers — Ken Schrader and Bentley Warren.
Nicknamed “The man who traveled a million miles,” Seymour’s travels found him across the country with drives including Schrader, Warren, Billy Casella and Eddie Levitt.
This year’s event is part of the popular Open Wheel Wednesday promotion at the quarter-mile oval and will include NEMA Midgets, NEMA Lites and the Tri-Track Open Modified Series.
The event comes on the heels of the success of last year’s Telly award-winning broadcast of the Boston Louie Seymour Memorial produced by SPEED SPORT on MAVTV. The Tri-Track Open Modified Series, the NEMA Midgets and the NEMA Lites cars will be part of the television package. The midget portions will air in the weeks to follow as a one-hour show on MAVTV with the modified race also getting a one-hour broadcast.
“This is going to bring this to the next level,” said Bobby Seymour, son of Louie Seymour. “There are so many people that contribute to the race over the years, but could never get here. Now they get to see it with the TV show.
“Last year’s show was fantastic,” Seymour continued. “The crowd was one of the best for Seekonk, to see the modifieds and midgets. Randy Cabral making the winning pass with four laps to go made for an exciting NEMA finish, the SPEED SPORT Production was absolutely spot on.”
“It’s probably the perfect race to attend,” said Jim Schaffer, organizer of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series. “The energy I felt last year, I haven’t felt in a long time. The crowd was great. so let’s hope that same magic comes back even bigger than it did in earlier years. It was so great to see 43 modifieds last year and I don’t see why we can’t get those numbers again.”
For more information about marketing opportunities for the Boston Louie Seymour Memorial contact:
Chad Markel – 419-307-9533 – [email protected]
Bobby Seymour – 508-485-5605 (office) or 617-201-2814 (cell) – [email protected]