2024 Castrol FloRacing Night in America at Spoon River Speedway

Two-Time Chili Bowl Champion Logan Seavey Making Dirt Late Model Debut

Two-Time Chili Bowl Champion Logan Seavey Making Dirt Late Model Debut

Logan Seavey has landed a part-time Dirt Late Model ride and will be making his debut at upcoming Castrol FloRacing Night in America events.

Feb 28, 2024 by Kyle McFadden

Two-time reigning Chili Bowl Nationals champion and USAC Triple Crown campaigner Logan Seavey has partnered with Chris Bragg Racing of Springtown, Texas, and VG Performance of Batesville, Ark., to race a Dirt Late Model on a limited basis this year.

The Sutler, Calif., native now residing in Indianapolis, Ind., will first race a Dirt Late Model on May 8 at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Ill., as part of Castrol FloRacing Night in America. He’ll also race May 9 at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway and May 12 at Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway, both also with the Castrol FloRacing Series.

Seavey will be aboard the Bragg-owned No. 51 backed by Longhorn Chassis and Bilstein Shocks.

“I’ve been wanting to do this for a years: 2018, ’19, ’20 is when I was able to see them (in person), and I thought they were cool,” Seavey said. “And then when COVID-19 happened, I ended up racing online (iRacing) and met Mark (Richards). After a few talking with Mark, it ended up working out to test (the Rocket1 Racing car) at the end of 2022. It was fun.

“I don’t think I was too terrible. I think if I go down and get a real practice session with everything fitted for me, get some more laps, I think we should show up and be somewhat competitive.

“Overall, just excited for the opportunity and being in a great car,” Seavey added. “I’m looking forward to it. You never know, hopefully we can go out and run well.”

Seavey has an April 2-3 test session scheduled at Rocket Raceway Park in Petty, Texas, a high-banked 3/8-mile oval nearby Braggs’ race shop. Regardless of how well these first appearances go, Seavey would like to race roughly 12-15 times in the Dirt Late Model this season, wherever he can squeeze races into his ultra-busy open-wheel schedule.

“I’m pumped. He’s very talented,” said car owner Chris Bragg, who owns a pair of race-ready Longhorns and three engines built by Glenn Clements. “When Vinny (Guliani of VG Performance) came to me and wanted to talk about this and do this I was all about it. I was wound up. I still am.

“I think it’ll be a lot of fun. … If he wants to race, we’ll race. If he can fit into his schedule, we’ll go. It’ll be pretty much up to him.”

Guliani, the former race engineer of Jonathan Davenport’s Double L Motorsports team during their monstrous $2 million season in 2022, has moved into a consulting role within the industry, and he’ll be intently working with Seavey to get him up to speed. Guliani also consults for Cade Dillard, Devin Moran, and Garrett Alberson.

Braggs’ son, Tyler, who also used to work for Davenport, serves as Seavey’s crew chief.

“I have high expectations because I know (Seavey’s) talent,” Guliani said. “On the other hand, we’re going to have fun and try something different that he’s never done before. He’s a talented race car driver. … It’s exciting.”