Was at Seekonk Speedway last night for its annual Open Wheel Wednesday event. A great night for a good show in front of a good midweek racetrack crowd. Sold and signed a ton of books. It was a good night for THE RED RACECAR, maybe because the story of two kids who go midget-racing is my only open wheel story. MX bikes don't count.
The night included a tribute by the Northeast Midget Association to the recently-deceased midget driver Dave Steele. NEMA's Midget Lite division ran a 33-lapo race in honor of his car-number, much as the top-division midgets ran 29 laps in honor of Boston Louie Seymour, as their race is named after him. His sons Bobby and Mike still display that number when they send a midget out to play.
NEMA's top division actually ran the night's first feature, as if they were the evening's street stocks. They also ran green to checkered. Neither the NEMA Lights or the modifieds on hand for their open-show 100-lap ten-grand-to-win headliner came close to matching that feat. A. bunch of kids in a support-race will do that. So will a bunch a vets banging away for a ten-grand prize.
It was another great night at "The Konk." It is, after all, The Action Track of the East.