Brockton, MA – Bobby Santos III will return to the Northeastern Midget Association Friday night (June 25) at Lee USA Speedway replacing his sister Erica in the Breault #44. Santos is one of the country’s top open wheel racers.
“I’m looking forward to it,” says owner Ed Breault, explaining Erica has a previous commitment. “The kid has so much talent. It is so exciting to watch him race.”
It will be a busy weekend for Santos, the current NASCAR Whelen Modified Series point leader. He’ll be after a fourth win in five tries (he also as a second) at New Hampshire International Speedway on Saturday.
“This will be Bobby’s first time in our car but we think he can get the job done,” understates Breault.
Santos, who has 13 NEMA career wins including one at Lee, will be rekindling some old rivalries in the 25-lap feature. Defending two-time champion Randy Cabral, Jeff Horn, Adam Cantor and Russ and Greg Stoehr are committed.
Jeff Abold, who had the fastest feature lap at Lee last season, will be making his season debut. The NEMA Lites are also on the docket.
Earlier this season Santos won at Iowa, adding to a USAC Midget resume that includes checkereds at the Turkey Night Grand Prix, the Copper World Classic and the Night Before the 500. He has also won in USAC Sprint and Silver Crown action.
In addition to the NASCAR Modifieds, Santos has also won in ISMA action.