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2014 Race Results & Photos


Race 9 - Angelillo Memorial - Waterford - 8-9-14

Race 8 - Shane Memorial - Waterford - 7-26-14

Race 7 - Boston Louie - Seekonk - 7-23-14

Race 6 - Oxford Plains Speedwy - 7-19-14

Race 5 - Twin State Speedwy - 6-28-14

Race 4 - Monadnock Speedway - 6-21-14

Race 3 - Wiscasset Speedway - 6-7-14

LITES Race - Star Speedway- 5-31-14

Race 2 - Evans MIlls - 5-24-14

LITES Race - Waterford Speedbowl - 5-10-14

Race 1 - Waterford Speedbowl - 4-12 & 13-14


 
 
 
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The NEMA midget association is proud to announce a new corporate partner for their NEMA Lites Series - Allstar Performance out of Watervliet, Michigan.

NEMA has established a new contingency award that will recognize the outstanding efforts of NEMA LITES drivers both on and off the track. At each event the Allstar Performance “ Allstar of The Race” will receive a $100 dollar Allstar Performance gift certificate.

Additionally 9 winners will be picked at the 2014 NEMA Banquet to receive an “Allstar of the Season” award. These are open to the NEMA Lites drivers, car owners, and any associate members. These awards will be chosen for outstanding performance both on and off the track.

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WATERFORD
VIP Fan for the Shane Memorial - Brian and his son Bett. Brett races karts every week on Monday nights at Stafford. Randy Cabral raced their kart at the Champions for Charities event. They loved the infield and hanging around the cars. "This is an amazing experience!" they  stated.


MONADNOCK
At Monadnock, VIP host Mariah Michalski lead VIP winners Joey Rogers Sr. and Joey Jr. around the pit area to meet the drivers and get some autographs. A ride in an official push truck was also on the agenda as well as victory lane pictures with the winners of both the NEMA and NEMA Lites features. Also presented to the Rogers, a fan gift bag filled with a NEMA fan tee shirt, a racing cap, racing decals and many more items. After the experience they said that had a “blast” and thanked Mariah and NEMA very much.

NEMA VIP host, Mariah Michalski had the privilege of showing lucky Maine racing fan Jordan Baker, from Bingham Maine, around the NEMA pit area. Jordan, NEMA's most recent VIP winner, has been a race fan since 10 years old and was excited to be close to the action in the pits and received numerous autographs and handshakes from the drivers and crews.

Jordan road in a push truck, received a HOOSIER Tire carry off bag loaded with an official NEMA fan tee shirt, a HOOSIER cap, decals and more. Jordan also stepped up to help with the weekly "tee shirt toss" to fans, a duty he enjoyed.

The fan Meet and Greet at Wiscasset was one of the largest to date. Fans of all ages spilled onto the Wiscasset front straight and spent a good part of an hour collecting autographs and mingling with the NEMA drivers. The youngsters sat in the race cars and enjoyed candy and cookies provided by the teams.

Special thanks to Denise Chambers and Carole Stoehr - Ware for jumping in and selling the fan appreciation tee shirts on the track and in the merchandize trailer.

 
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VIP Fan host, Mariah Michalski, escorted a lucky young man, Garrett, and his Dad, to the Meet and Greet to get some autographs, shake some hands and sit in a few race cars. He received his own official NEMA fan tee shirt and posed with the NEMA feature winners after the race. A night he will not soon forget.
   
   
 

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The Northeastern Midget Association announces the release of NEMA Vintage photo's on DVD. The presentation is from the collection of one of the most respected journalist, historians and statisticians in New England, Pete Zanardi.

The range of drivers, owners, tracks and race cars depicted in the collection are the who's who in Northeastern midget racing. The forefathers that laid the foundation for present day racing are illustrated in color and black and white photo's complete with captions. Bill Randall, Ray Roberts, Ronnie Evans and Jerry Russo just to name a few drivers from NEMA's infancy.

The early cage days drivers are represented by Bill Roth, Lee Smith, Hank Stevens and Len Thrall for example. And to finish out the last couple of decades are the Fornoros, Stoehrs, Scrivanis, Seymours and many many more. The cars are as big as the drivers on this DVD that range from the Badgers to the uprights, cage and cageless, even some Offy's.

The DVD is 332 pictures strong and is a must for any early day racing enthusiast.

The cost is $20 each with all proceeds going directly to NEMA to help carry on the rich traditions these early pioneers built.

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2013 Race Results & Photos


Race 15 - Thompson World Series - 10-20-13

Race 14 - Lee Oktoberfest - 10-13-13

Race 13 - Waterford Finale - 10-6-13

Race 12 - Oswego Speedway - 9-14-13

LITES Race - Star Speedway - 9-7-13

LITES Race - Star Speedway - 8-24-13

Race 11 - Riverside Speedway - 8-17-13

Race 10 - Angelillo Memorial - Waterford - 8-10-13

Race 9 - Airborne Speedway - 8-3-13

Race 8 - Shane Memorial - Waterford - 7-27-13

Race 7 - Seekonk Open Wheel Weds. - 7-17-13

Race 6 - Lee USA Speedway - 7-12-13

Race 5 - Stafford  Xteme Saturday - 6-29-13

Race 4 - Monadnock Speedway - 6-22-13

Race 3 - Star Speedway - 6-8-13

Race 2 - Boston Louie - Seekonk - 6-2-13

LITES Race - Lee USA Speedway - 5-31-13

LITES Race - Star Speedway - 5-18-13

Race 1 - Waterford Speedbowl - 4-6 & 7-13
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After months of hard work and planning, the Northeastern Midget Association has finalized it's schedule for the upcoming racing season. Both ends of the thirteen race schedule will be held at the traditional venues; the kick-off at the Waterford Speedbowl March 29 - 30, and the wind-down at Thompson, CT in late October. The eight month, ten track span of events will take the winged warriors as far north as Evan Mills Speedway in Evans Mills, NY and Oxford Plains in Maine; and as far south as Seekonk, MA.

The first hot laps of 2014 will be turned at an open practice slated for March 28 at the Waterford Speedbowl, followed by two days of intense qualifying and features by both the NEMA and Lites divisions for the "2014 Blastoff" on the 29th and 30th. After a bit of a break, racing resumes at the Evans Mills Motorsports Park on May 24th in upstate New York.

What follows is the heart of the schedule as the teams will race in eight events over a span of three months starting with a newer track for NEMA in Wiscasset, ME on June 7. Monadnock Speedway in New Hampshire is next on June 21 for the "Iron Mike" Memorial, a season highlight celebrating the life of legendary car owner Mike Scrivani. The teams return to NH for a June 28 race at the Twin State Speedway in Claremont to finish out the month.

July will be especially challenging for the teams as the mid section of the month hosts three races in eight days. On July 19 NEMA will be part of the Oxford 250 super lae model weekend in Maine, a very prestigious event in the northeast. This event will offer an opportunity to claim the Marvin Rifchin Trophy, a piece wanted on all NEMA driver's mantels.

Next up, the only mid week event of the year is on July 23 in Seekonk, MA. Billed as "Open Wheel Wednesday;" the track will host the Tri-Track Open Modified Series as well as the NEMA "Boston Louie Memorial Classic." The "Louie" is special to the NEMA fraternity as the annual race is held in remembrance of "Boston" Louie Seymour, long time NEMA midget car owner.

The month closes out with a return to the Waterford Speedbowl on July 26 for NEMA's second of four visits. It will be a very special night to say the least as much loved and missed Shane Hammond will be remembered.

August starts out where July left off, back at the popular Waterford facility on the 9th, and then back north to Epping, NH and Star Speedway on the 23rd, a NEMA mainstay.

New York state's second stop on the schedule is at the famed Oswego Speedway, Oswego, NY. The Sept. 13th Saturady at the lightning fast track is the one and only race date for the month.

The final two events of the year are two day shows starting October 4-5 at Waterford, for the clubs fourth visit and ending at "The World Series of Speedway Racing" on the high banks of Thompson Speedway on October 18-19.

The NEMA Lite Division's 2014 schedule mimics the NEMA schedule save for the additions of races on May 10th at Waterford, May 31 at Star and Sept 6th back at Waterford. The Lites will not compete at Thompson.

As the days get longer, hopefully the temperatures will rise as high as the anticipation of this new season. The NEMA and Lites teams are winding up final preparations and as the first race date approaches we can only imagine how the season will go. Check back here weekly and we'll let you know!
 

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NEMA 2014 RULEBOOK
Updated
8-20-14
Including NEMA LITES 

PDF HERE

 
 
Photos by Jim Feeney
CABRAL THRILLS in NEMA FAST
WIN at OSWEGO SPEEDWAY
Randy Cabral is a one man thrill show. He didn’t disappoint the fans at Oswego Speedway on Sunday night with his demonstration of driving skills and speed on the way to his fifth win of the season.

Cabral of Kingston, MA tracked down Mendon, MA driver John Zych and passed him on the final turn to win the 25 lap NEMA midget feature, part of the Race Of Champions Weekend at Oswego. The midgets had waited over 24 hours to run their event, after being rained out on Saturday. They ran an abbreviated program without heats and only one round of practice.

Zych himself had reeled in early leader Michael Barnes of Mexico, NY and wrestled the lead away on lap 15. Barnes had been the leader since the drop of the green flag and had opened a sizeable lead on a track he is very familiar with.

Zych was clicking off laps in the mid 16’s and turned in the fastest lap of the race at nearly 137 miles per hour. Once in the lead, he set sail and was looking for his second win of the season. He was held up momentarily while attempting to put Bethany Stoehr of Bridgewater, MA down a lap. The car got loose when he went high to pass and lost a lot of ground to now second place runner Cabral. Cabral was able to almost pull up along side Zych.

Once Zych cleared the lapped car, he again opened up by 6 lengths. But on the white flag lap he encountered traffic again, this time a group of 3 cars running together just in front of him. Hesitating only a split second to decide how to handle them was all Cabral needed to charge underneath in turn 3. They raced side by side out of 4 and Cabral beat him to the line by one-tenth of a second.

To show how hard he raced all 25 laps, Zych appeared to lose an engine on the cool down lap, dropping heavy fluid on the track in a cloud of steam and smoke. He was forced to stop the car in turn two and missed the post-race podium celebration on the frontstretch.

Barnes finished third, followed by veteran driver Doug Cleveland of Sudbury, MA, who recorded his best finish of the year. Last year’s Oswego winner Seth Carlson of Brimfield, MA, Raynham’s Paul Scally, Lakeville’s Avery Stoehr and Pennsylvania’s Ian Cummens followed as the rest of the cars on the lead lap.

The race went caution free and took just over 7 minutes to complete.

The win pads Cabral’s point lead in his quest to win a fifth NEMA championship. Two races remain on the schedule.

Brothers Scott and Ryan Bigelow of East Hampton, CT were the dominate cars in the NEMA Lites portion of the night. They raced into first and second spot early and stayed there to the end, even after a late race restart.

The only caution was on lap 17 when Danny Cugini of Marshfield, MA slowed on the track and was unable to make it back to the infield pit area. Even with the caution and single file restart the race was over in less than 9 minutes.

There was a great battle for third between Matt Swanson of Acton, MA and double-duty driver Randy Cabral. Cabral challenged on the inside and the outside, even using lapped traffic as a pic, but young Swanson held him off. Canada’s Logan Rayvals came on strong from the back in the late stages, but could only advance to fifth. NJ drivers Ryan Krachun, Calvin Carroll and Anthony Payne finished sixth, seventh and eighth, with Deefield NH’s Dennis O’Brien and Marshfield’s Megan Cugini rounding out the top 10.

Krachun remains the point leader leaving Oswego, with one more event for the NEMA Lites in 2014.

The next race on the NEMA schedule is Waterford on the weekend of October 4 and 5. That’s the last one for the Lites. The midgets wrap up their season on October 18 and 19 at Thompson’s World Series weekend.
NEMA MIDGETS - OSWEGO - 9/14/14
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 47 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Tim Bertrand
2 9 John Zych Jr. Mendon,MA John Zych Sr.
3 85 Michael Barnes - Michael Barnes
4 87 Doug Cleveland Sudbury, MA Doug Cleveland
5 71 Seth Carlson Brimfield, CT Gene Feigel
6 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
7 15a Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Russ Stoehr
8 79 Ian Cumens Lydell, PA Ian Cumens
9 5b Bethany Stoehr Bridgewater, MA MCI Racing/
Greg Stoehr
10 46 Kenney Johnson Bethany, CT Jeff Johnson
11
DNF
51 Danny Cugini Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
12
DNS
21 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
13
DNS
7 Joey Scanlon Salem, NH Jim Chambers
NEMA LITES - OSWEGO - 9/14/14
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 32 Scott Bigelow E. Hampton, CT Scott Bigelow
2 31 Ryan Bigelow Kensington, CT Paul Bigelow
3 9 Matt Swanson Acton, ME Matt Seymour
4 35 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Glen Cabral
5 94 Logan Rayvals Brockville, ON, CA Craig Rayvals
6 29 Ryan Krachun Neschanic Station, NJ Mike Krachun
7 24 Calvin Carroll - Calvin Carroll
8 21 Anthony Payne Fairlawn, NJ Jennifer Scrivani
9 16 Dennis O'Brien Deerfield, NH Chris O'Brien
10 41 Megan CuginI Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
11
DNF
51 Danny Cugini Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
12
DNS
46x Kenney Johnson Bethany, CT Jeff Johnson
NEMA OSWEGO POSTPONED TO SUNDAY 
The race at Oswego has been postponed till Sunday.
Pit gates open at 7:30 AM & Practice starts at 9:15 AM.
Saturday's program at will run after Sunday's - approximately 4:00 PM.
NEMA and NEMA LITES will be the 1st and 3rd features.
Teams will be allowed to leave shortly after their features.
NEMA NEXT AT BIG OSWEGO WEEKEND
The NEMA Midgets and the NEMA Lites will be making one of their longest tows of the season to one of most challenging tracks on the circuit this Saturday. NEMA returns to the Oswego Speedway to be part of the track's Race of Champions Weekend.

The midgets share the card with the Small Block Supermodified Championship 50 and RoC Sportsman 100 on day 1 of the 2 day race weekend. The Supermodified championship race and the RoC Modified 200 is on Sunday. The Race of Champions event is the second oldest consecutively run auto race in the country. Only the Indy 500 has been run longer.

The 5/8 mile oval provides for some fast laps for NEMA. Seth Carlson of Brimfield, MA set a blistering pace on the way to his impressive win last year. But the fastest lap was turned in by Greg Stoehr of Bridgewater, MA turning a 17.116 for an average of over 131 miles per hour.

All of the top 5 finishers in last year's NEMA feature were cranking out laps in the low 17's. None were faster than Jim Miller's record setting lap of 16.94 during their 2012 visit to Oswego. Miller was also the feature winner.

Many of the experienced drivers consider Oswego to be a "rhythm track." If you can set a pace, get out of the groove and do your passing on the outside you can really gain some ground.

Among those that have followed that philosophy is six time champion Russ Stoehr of Lakeville, MA. Russ is an 8 time winner there. New Jersey's Joey Payne is a two time midget winner and multi-time supermodified victor at the "Steel Palace." Payne just completed a superfast weekend at the famed Oswego Classic.

Another driver that knows the quick way around Oswego is Richie Morrocco of Plainville, MA. He got his first ever NEMA Lite win in his rookie season last year.

Other past Oswego podium finishers are also threats to end up in victory lane this week including Danny Cugini of Marshfield, MA, Christian Briggs of Mattapoisett, MA and Kensington, CT's Paul Bigelow in the Lites, as well as Bridgewater's Bethany Stoehr, Lakeville's Avery Stoehr and Pennsylvania's Ian Cummens in the midgets.

Add in any of the other 10 winners from this season and it's anyone's guess as to who will bring home the trophy.

Points are in consideration for this race as well. Oswego is the first of the three
remaining races of season for the NEMA midgets and next to last event for the Lites. There are even bonus points awarded for this race considering the distance of travel to the venue.

Randy Cabral of Kingston, MA now has a satisfying lead over Avery Stoehr by virtue of his win in the most recent race at Star Speedway. It was Cabral's fourth of the season. The separation is 73 points.

Ryan Krachun of Neshanic Station, NJ was able to regain the Lites point lead after his first Lites victory at Star. He sits a comfortable 82 points ahead of 4 time winner PJ Stergios of Candia, NH. The standings are extremely tight from second to fourth.

Practice for cars of Oswego's day 1 Race of Champions event is scheduled for
3:30 PM, with qualifying at 5:00 PM.

Pits open at 2:15. Morning practice is not permitted for NEMA.

64th Sunoco Race of Champions Events Schedule PDF
 
9/6 WATERFORD EVENT
CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
NEMA LITES GET BACK TO WATERFORD SATURDAY NIGHT SEPT. 6th
The NEMA Lites roll into the Waterford Speedbowl this Saturday night for their fifth of a half dozen appearances this season. There has been a different winner in each visit to the "Bowl." There's a good chance another new face will grace Waterford's victory lane in this one, too.

PJ Stergios, Paul Bigelow, Juris Kupris and Danny Cugini will all be racing for a second Waterford win. The latter three getting their only wins so far of 2014 there. Stergios has not finished worse than a podium postion at Waterford all season.

Red hot Ryan Krachun has two runner-up finishes at The Bowl and is coming off his first-ever Lites win at Star two weeks ago. Canadian Logan Rayvals and Anthony "The Tornado" Payne each have second place finishes at Waterford and are favorites for their first ever win.

Add strong runners Andy Barrows, Scott Bigelow and Richie Morrocco to the list and you've got a real shoot-out setting up for Saturday night.

As the NEMA Lites season presented by All Star Performance heads for the final stretch of 2014, there are several drivers with their eyes on the point standings.

Krachun's win and Cugini's DNF at Star changed the top of standings again. Krachun was able to regain the lead and pull ahead by 82 points heading into Waterford. Cugini's misfortune dropped him all the way to fourth, one point behind Andy Barrows and 4 points out of second, occupied by PJ Stergios.

Stergios has run fewer races than the rest of the Top 5, but has only finished out of the Top 3 twice. That includes 4 wins on the season.

Scott Bigelow is the only other repeat winner with 2 on the season. Scott is sixth in the points trailing his brother Paul who rounds out the Top 5.

The NEMA Lites join Waterford's NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions in a full card of stand-on-the-gas racing action. Qualifying begins at 5:30.

The Lites have only a week to prepare for their next event when they join the NEMA Midgets on the shores of Lake Ontario at the famous Oswego Speedway on September 13.
 
CABRAL, KRACHUN AND PAYNE
NOTCH NEMA WINS AT STAR
Randy Cabral showcased his team's strength of car and driver, Ryan Krachun picked up his first ever NEMA Lite win and Joey Payne bested some of his open-wheel contemporaries in midget action at Epping NH's Star Speedway on Saturday night.

Both Cabral of Kingston, MA and Krachun of Neshanic Station, NJ came into the night locked in a championship points battle in their respective divisions. Both saw their closest competition suffer set backs, thus giving them an unexpected advantage.

Cabral started nineth and wasted no time slicing through traffic to get to the front. He was third by lap 3 and second two laps later.

He was chasing pole sitter and early leader James SantaMaria of Burlington, CT who had opened up a comfortable lead. Cabral caught a break with a caution on lap 11 for a tangle involving Paul Scally of Raynham, MA and Avery Stoehr of Lakeville, MA.

The two were locked up after making contact in the third turn. Scally retired to the pits with damage. Stoehr was able to drive away from the scene, but fought an ill-handling race car the rest of the way.

Stoehr and Cabral have been trading off the points lead for most of the season. A ninth place finish for Stoehr created the advantage for winner Cabral.

The restart put Cabral alongside SantaMaria and Randy looked like he had been shot out of a cannon at the green. He continued to click off 12 second laps on his way to his fourth win of the season.

Reigning NEMA champion John Zych of Mendon, MA was able to get second place away from Santa Maria a lap after the restart and fought hard to run down Cabral. His best shot was a single-file restart with just a few laps to go, due to a fourth turn spin by Matt O'Brien of Wilmington, MA.

But again Cabral rocketed away at the green and beat Zych to the line by over six tenths of a second.

Seth Carlson of Brimfield, MA grabbed another podium finish for third, followed by Santa Maria and Jim Chambers of Atkinson, NH rounding out the top 5.

Avery Stoehr and Jim Santa Maria were heat winners.

After a false start on the intial green, the NEMA Lites went all the way to the checkers in their 20 lap feature. Ryan Krachun led every one of those laps to become another of the series' first time winners.

Krachun had been leading the points for most of the season until the last race when Waterford feature winner Danny Cugini of Marshfield, MA slipped past him. Saturday night, Cugini ended up in the pits after the initial green and didn't return. That immediately give Krachun a points boost and he topped it with a win.

A winner in non-winged midgets elsewhere, Krachun had come close to victory in the NEMA Lites on more than a few occasions. He was elated to finally bring one home and more so to do it at Star.

Paul Bigelow of Kensington, CT was the only driver to run second for the whole race and finshed over two seconds behind Krachun. Logan Rayvals of Rockville, Ontario finished third, completing another great run for the Canadian entry.

Jake Stergios of nearby Candia, NH had the fastest lap of the feature at 12.7, but ran out of time coming from his eleventh starting spot and finished fourth. Matt Swanson of Acton, MA finished fifth.

The top 3 of that feature were also the night's heat winners.

Some of Star Speedway's greatest open wheel drivers were on hand to take on some of NEMA's up and coming young stars in a special "Sundown Showdown" match race.

Mike Ordway, Chris Perley, Joey Payne, Jon McKennedy and Russ Stoeher jumped in NEMA Lite cars to take on Avery Stoehr, Matt Swanson and Anthony Payne. The young drivers grew up watching their dads race at Star and now were taking on some of the sport's biggest names.

Ordway and Perley led the group to the green and exchanged the lead several times. As they diced up front, the "Jersey Jet" Joey Payne reeled them in and joined the party by taking his mount deep into turn 3, nearly banging wheels with Perley. He made the pass for the lead after running side by side the length of the frontstretch.

The "Rowley Rocket" stayed within striking distance, but couldn't get back by Payne, even with a late race restart. Perley settled for second with NEMA Lite standout Matt Swanson in third, followed by Ordway, McKennedy, Anthony Payne and the son and father Stoehrs.

Joey Payne said in victory lane that he credited his knack of getting around Star so well to the fact that he started his supermodified career there. Besides getting the best of his longtime ISMA cohorts, he was "happy to beat his kid," and "had told him he would" before the start of the race. Father Payne now holds the household bragging rights when it comes to open wheel racing.

The NEMA Lites race next on September 6 when they return to the Waterford Speedbowl, then join the NEMA Midgets at Oswego, NY on September 13.
NEMA MEET & GREET - STAR - 8/23/14
Photos by
Norm Marx
NEMA MIDGETS
Photos by Norm Marx
NEMA MIDGETS - STAR - 8/23/14
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 47 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Tim Bertrand
2 9 John Zych Jr. Mendon,MA John Zych Sr.
3 71 Seth Carlson Brimfield, CT Gene Feigel
4 99  Jim Santa Maria Burlington, CT Susan Santa Maria
5 21 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
6 7 Alan Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
7 5b Bethany Stoehr Bridgewater, MA MCI Racing/
Greg Stoehr
8 16 Matt O'Brien Wilmington, MA Matt O'Brien
9 15a Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Russ Stoehr
10 46 Kenney Johnson Bethany, CT Jeff Johnson
11 51 Danny Cugini Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
12
DNF
30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
13
DNF
35 Ryan Bigelow E. Hampton, CT Glen Cabral
14
DNF
87 Doug Cleveland Sudbury, MA Doug Cleveland
NEMA LITES
Photos by
Norm Marx
NEMA LITES - STAR - 8/23/14
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 29 Ryan Krachun Neschanic Station, NJ Mike Krachun
2 31 Paul Bigelow Kensington, CT Paul Bigelow
3 94 Logan Rayvals Brockville, ON, CA Craig Rayvals
4 11 PJ Stergios Candia, NH Bill Stergios
5 9 Matt Swanson Acton, ME Matt Seymour
6 32 Scott Bigelow E. Hampton, CT Scott Bigelow
7 18 DJ Moniz Fairhaven, MA David Moniz
8 25 Richie Morrocco Plainville, MA Richard Morrocco
9 03 Dennis Potter - -
10 27 Kevin Hutchens E. Waterboro, ME Dan Hutchens
11 46x Andy Barrows New Ipswitch, NH Jeff Johnson
12 21 Anthony Payne Fairlawn, NJ Jennifer Scrivani
13 39 RJ Tufano West Haven, CT RJ Tufano
14 13 Ryan Bigelow E. Hampton, CT Ryan Bigelow
15 41 Megan CuginI Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
16 16 Dennis O'Brien Deerfield, NH Chris O'Brien
17 15b Barry Cannon - Russ Stoehr
18
DNF
20 Myles DeVits Barrington, NH Myles DeVits
19
DNF
52 Kevin Park Foxboro, MA Kevin Park
20
DNS
51 Danny Cugini Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
THE SUNDOWN SHOWDOWN - STAR - 8/23/14
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 94 Joey Payne Fairlawn, NJ Craig Rayvals
2 93 Chris Perley Rowley, MA Ted Smith
3 9 Matt Swanson Acton, MA Matt Seymour
4 11 Mike Ordway Fremont, NH Bill Stergios
5 76 Jon McKennedy Chelmsford, MA Frank Manafort
6 21 Anthony Payne Fairlawn, NJ Jennifer Scrivani
7 31 Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Paul Bigelow
8 32 Russ Stoehr Lakeville, MA Scott Bigelow
   
NEMA MIDGETS ROLL INTO STAR SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT
The Northeastern Midget Association heads to the famed Star Speedway in Epping, NH on Saturday night. It has been a favorite stop for the midgets since the 60's, in fact Star has hosted more NEMA events than any other facility.

Some of the greats have gotten their first NEMA victory at Star including Joey Coy, Mike Favulli and Billy Mann, as well as modern day drivers like Jeff Horn, Joey Payne, Bobby Seymour and Russ Stoehr. There will be plenty of drivers gunning for their first on Saturday night.

Stoeher leads all active drivers with 10 wins at Star.

The NEMA midgets bring a see-saw battle at the top of the point standings in both of their classes.
The top spot has traded back and forth between young Avery Stoeher of Lakeville, MA and another Massachusetts South Shore native, Randy Cabral of Kingston. Cabral now leads by 13 points thanks to a runner-up finish last time out at Waterford. Stoehr could only muster a fourth place in that event and lost his grip on the points lead.

Consistancy is what's keeping them close. Of the 9 races so far this season Randy has won 3 and finished second 3 times. Avery has been only a shade off that with 2 wins, a second and a pair of thirds.

The other points battle in the full midgets is right behind them between Suffield CT's Todd Bertrand in third and Brimfield, MA resident Seth Carlson. The latter has been red hot in the last two races, with a win and third. He has closed the gap on Bertrand and now trails by just 10 points.

It's just as tight in the Lites. A win by Marshfield, MA's Danny Cugini at Waterford last time catipulted him to the top of the standings over Ryan Krachun of Neshanic Station, NJ. Even without a victory, Krachun had a lock on the top spot for several weeks. Cugini now leads by 11 points going into Star.

Krachun could now fall into the clutches of another consistant finisher. Andy Barrows of New Ipswich, NH is only 17 points out of second.

The real story in the Lites this season has been PJ Stergois of Candia, NH. Though he missed 3 races, he's only finished outside the top 3 once in the 8 main events he's run. 4 of those podium finishes were victories. He'll be looking to score another one at his "home" track on Saturday night.

THE SUNDOWN SHOWDOWN

A special match race sponsored by All Star Performance has been added to the program. "The Sundown Showdown" will feature some of Star Speedway's historic superstar drivers taking on some of the young, up and coming stars of the NEMA. A trophy and huge bragging rights are on the line for this sure-to-be-special, multi-generational race.
 
NEMA Lites "Allstar" Awards
from Allstar Performance
The NEMA midget association is proud to announce a new corporate partner for their NEMA Lites Series - Allstar Performance out of Watervliet, Michigan.

NEMA has established a new contingency award that will recognize the outstanding efforts of NEMA LITES drivers both on and off the track. At each event the Allstar Performance “ Allstar of The Race” will receive a $100 dollar Allstar Performance gift certificate.

Additionally 9 winners will be picked at the 2014 NEMA Banquet to receive an “Allstar of the Season” award. These are open to the NEMA Lites drivers, car owners, and any associate members. These awards will be chosen for outstanding performance both on and off the track.

Allstar Performance recognizes NEMA as having a successful 62 year history and is proud to support the organization with these awards.



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