Story By: NEMA – SEEKONK, MA – Hot on the heels of a Chili Bowl Nationals A main feature event win as a co-owner, Tim Bertrand / Bertrand Motorsports has announced that one of the most recognized names in American motorsports, Sammy Swindell, will return to the Northeastern Midget Association on Saturday, July 15th at Seekonk’s Boston Louie Seymour Memorial.
Swindell is a three-time World of Outlaws Champion & Five-time Chili Bowl champion.
Seekonk Speedway has a long history of racing in Eastern Massachusetts since it opened in 1946, but the racing division with the most history there is Midget racing; the class Seekonk was designed primarily to host in its early years. In 1996, the Seymour racing family created what has now become a staple for Midget racing not just in the Northeast, but all across the land; named for the family’s patriarch “Boston” Louie Seymour.
Swindell, who will pilot the Drinan/Lindblad/Esslinger powered #47 entry, will join a five car Bertrand Motorsports NEMA operation for the race including teammates Randy Cabral, Avery Stoehr, Todd Bertrand and special guest & 2022 USAC Silver Crown and 500 Sprint Car champion, Kody Swanson at Seekonk.
“I’m incredibly excited to be able to put together another deal with Sammy for 2023,’ said team owner, Tim Bertrand. We’ve had a great time racing together over the last 8 years, and he also just invited my brother, Todd, to drive for him at the Chili Bowl, so we couldn’t wait to get him back out here again,” said Bertrand
Swindell quickly found success in NEMA, finishing 4th in his first outing in 2016, then backing that up with multiple top 5 finishes, leading up to his first NEMA feature victory in October of 2019 at the LEE USA Speedway, keeping a 49 year winning streak alive.
“The guys always do a great job with the car when I come out. It’s nice to be able to just come in and drive something that’s well prepared and just goes. This 47 car is one of my favorite cars I’ve driven for Tim, and I’m looking forward to contending for a win at the Boston Louie,” said Swindell.