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Seavey counts USAC races with Abacus




Logan Seavey, shown here battling Justin Grant at Merced Speedway, will race the entire USAC midget tour for Abacus Racing. (Tom Macht photo)

INDIANAPOLIS — Chili Bowl Nationals winner Logan Seavey will drive the Abacus Racing No. 57 midget in a hunt for the UAC Nos Energy Drink Midget National Championship title.

It will be the first time the team, which was formed in 2021, will make a full season points run in a national series.

“I am very excited to be racing for Abacus in 2023,” said Seavey. “Our goal is to win races and win the championship, and after driving for them in California this year, I honestly feel like we have a chance to do that.”

Seavey drove for the team in the final seven races of the 2022 USAC National Midget Series, giving the team a pair of top-five finishes.

“The equipment was good and I really enjoyed the team atmosphere and working with Johnny (Cofer) and Kirk (Simpson) for those races,” Seavey said.

Abacus Racing Team Principal Brent Cox is delighted to acquire Seavey.

“To say we are excited is an understatement. The team has continued to develop in so many areas,” said Cox. “Making the decision to make a run for a championship is not something we take lightly, but to having Logan in the car this year was something we just couldn’t pass up.”

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Logan Seavey (photo by Abacus Racing)

Seavey, a native of Sutter, Calif., has already built an extensive resume in the midget ranks. He has a season championship with USAC and won the Turkey Night Grand Prix in 2021.

Cox’s passion and future plans fascinated Seavey. “For a new owner, Brent has a lot of goals and plans for the future, and I liked what I heard,” Seavey said.

Cox elaborated on his plans as a team owner.

“Going into 2023, our first goal is to lead laps in feature races. From there you want podiums, and then of course you want race wins,” Cox said. “We’ve won several heat races, but obviously the goal is a feature win. With Logan at the wheel and the team we have, I think that’s a realistic goal. Not easy given the competition in the series, but realistic.”

Seavey will also pilot the team’s pavement car at the National Pavement Midget Championship races at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park this season.

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