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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.

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Brockton, MA  -  NEMA President, Mike Scrivani, announced today that the Northeastern Midget Association and Hoosier Tire East have inked an exclusive, three year deal. Under the deal, NEMA will have exclusive rights in the Northeast to the current plated compounds (RR 7, 7.3, RF 5, LR, 5 and LF, 4, 5) and will be the only series in the Northeast running these particular tires.

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“NEMA has enjoyed a long history with Hoosier. This sport is about supporting those who take care of you, and supporting each other. We feel that we have the best product in Hoosier and look forward to a long relationship with them,” said NEMA President, Mike Scrivani. “We have an exciting schedule brewing for 2015 and expect great car counts,” said Scrivani.

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The 66th Annual NEMA
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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2018
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NEMA 2018 SEASON RECAP
We opened our 66th year with an annual appearance at the Thompson Icebreaker on a chilly April 7. The Lites were on hand for this one and we saw Todd Bertrand got out to a four second lead, only to have it erased by a late race caution. But Todd proved his strength by jumping out to a sizeable lead on the restart and winning his second Icebreaker in a row. Randy Cabral and Jim Chambers had the other podium finishes.

It was about a month before we were back in action at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl and that is where Paul Scally proved his 2017-two-win season was no fluke. After picking his way through lapped traffic and while feeling the heat from Randy Cabral, the dangerous one returned to victory lane in the first race of the season for the NEMA cars. Randy finished second and Todd Bertrand was third. In the Lites portion, Avery Stoehr turned some of the fastest laps of the day on his way to victory in the Scravani #21, followed by Danny and Meg Cugini rounding out the top 3.

The Lites were rained out at Star on May 19, so it was again almost month before we were on the track. This time it was a tow to the coast of Maine at Wiscassett Speedway. John Zych continued his dominance at that track with the NEMA win, followed by Randy Cabral and Jim Chambers. Zych and Chambers would return to the podium in the Lites portion, but that was a race that Jim Cataldo would like to do over. He got an early lead and was headed to apparent victory until a split-second decision in lapped traffic allowed Chambers to get by. After post-race inspections it turned out that Paul Scally finished second and Dan Cugini third.

Another long tow just the next week was to Riverhead Long Island. Avery Stoehr had left Wiscassett with a wrecked race car but switched over to the team's #47 and proved he could drive that one too because he roared to victory on that Saturday night that saw a Bertrand team podium with Todd Bertrand second and Randy Cabral third. Randy was right back in victory lane in the Lites race along with Danny Cugini second and the guy who passed the most cars in that race, Jim Chambers third.

Another Lites only race at Thompson on a Wednesday in June and Danny Cugini was the class of the field, with Seth Carlson taking an impressive second and Randy in third.

The Butch Walsh memorial race was only a few days later at Star. A couple of late race, single-file restarts in the NEMA cars made for some drama, but no one was getting around Randy Cabral. Jim Chambers finished second and John Zych was third. In the Lites race, Ryan Locke had the second big test of the day at his home track. He had started the day with his high school finals and finished the day being tested by another Star Speedway local, Jim Chambers. Ryan aced this test by beating Chambers to the line and Richie Coy picked up first podium finish of the year.

The Boston Louie at Seekonk was next. Randy Cabral became the first four-time winner of that prestigious event and lead another all Bertrand Motorsports podium, with Todd second and Avery, back in the #39 finishing third. The Lites race went green to checker and Danny Cugini dominated the race over modified driver Calvin Carroll and Seth Carlson.
Back to the place where NEMA has run more races than anywhere else, Star Speedway for the Marvin Rifkin memorial. This is where Jim Chambers showed his talent as he got around leader Mike Horn in lapped traffic to take the win. Mike had an impressive second place finish and John Zych was third. In the Lites, Avery Stoehr won the second of the season in the Scravani 21 over Dan Cugini in second and another podium finish for Richie Coy.

A week later and we're back at Waterford with the Lites for the 50 lap Jim O'Brien Memorial race. This is where young Jake Trainor broke into victory lane for the first time with NEMA. Avery Stoehr put him to the test late in the race, but Jake showed confidence and talent beyond his years to hold off Stoehr and take the historic win. Avery was second and yet another podium finish for Richie Coy.

NEMA-only at the next Thompson midweek race and Todd Bertrand got around there the fastest with a multi-car length win over Jim Chambers and visiting driver Cole Carter.
Lites only at Star on Labor Day weekend as Jim Chambers takes the win after post-race inspections, Richie Coy inherited second and Ryan Locke third.

Back up the coast to Wiscassett the next week and another long-distance race for the Lites and Ryan Locke showed how experience is paying off by leading most of the event and going on to an impressive win. His second of 2018. Podium regulars Richie Coy was second and Danny Cugini third. Avery Stoehr won the NEMA portion after posting some laps close to John Zych's track record. Randy Cabral was second and John Zych third.

The next week saw a quick change in the schedule as President Tim Bertrand worked into the night on Friday to find us a place to race after Waterford was abruptly closed for the weekend. We ended up at Monadnock and Jim Chambers ended up in victory lane, followed by the same drivers that finished second and third the week before, Randy and John Zych. In the Lites, Seth Carlson passed Ben Mikitarian with just two laps to go to take his first win in the Lites. Ben Mikitarian finished a season high second and Dan Cugini third.

Right back to Monadnock the next Saturday for the Iron Mike Scravani Memorial race. Todd Bertrand aboard the team's #47 took down the win, with Randy in second and Avery in third making it another all Bertrand Motorsports podium after a hotly contested race right through the field. In the Lites, Danny Cugini continued his dominance with an impressive win over Kevin Iannarelli and season best third for Jim Cataldo.

On to Waterford for the Angelillo Memorial race and Randy Cabral had skill and luck on his side that night as he won both the NEMA race in his regular ride and the Lites race in the Frank Manafort #76. Avery was second and John Zych third in NEMA. Pennsylvania's Matt Janisch was second in the lites followed by "Mr. Podium" Richie Coy.

Heavy hearts at Thompson for the next one as we remembered Shane Hammond at his annual memorial race. For this special 10th anniversary, Shane's brother Anthony and mom Deb brought out Shane's original #37 to mark the event. John Zych won the NEMA feature in dominate fashion, Randy was second and Jim Chambers third. Chambers won the Lites portion of the weekend in a back and forth battle with Avery Stoehr. At the finish, Todd Bertrand got by Avery for second and Avery finished third.

And we wrapped it up just a few weeks ago at Waterford. Almost breaking the 13 second mark, John Zych won his second in a row, Paul Scally was second and an impressive third place run for NEMA newcomer Alby Ovitt. In the Lites it looked like Jake Trainor might score his second of the season, but a late race caution sealed his fate when the field was closed up around him and Danny Cugini would put an exclamation point on his championship season with the win, Avery Stoehr second and early leader Jake Trainor third.
 
BILL ELDRIDGE
3/4/26 - 10/22/18
Our first champion, Bill Eldridge, is gone. Born in Needham, Mass. On March 4, 1926, he died October 22, 2018 after an eventful life of over 92 years. He won 32 features on his way to four NEMA championships: 1953, 1954, 1957 and 1958. He was inducted into NEMA's Dick Gallagher Memorial Hall of Fame in 1988, into the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame in 2013, and into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2017. NEMA's fans awarded him the Johnny Thomson Memorial Trophy in 1973.

He joined the Navy as a teenager, serving four years on a battleship in the South Pacific. Returning to civilian life, he saw his first midget race at Thompson and decided he wanted to try it. He spent $100 on driving lessons at Bud Tatro's midget driving school at the Medford Bowl, and did well enough to get a ride in a V8-60, and to finish 10th in the Bay State Midget Racing Association standings in 1948.

As too many tracks with too few cars caused the midgets to begin to fade away in the early 50s, Bill tried stock cars, but didn't like the crash-bang aspect of those cars, preferring the smooth, precision driving required in a midget. When NEMA was formed in 1953, Bill won its second race, at Waterford, and its initial season championship. He also won the title the second season, and two more in 1957 and 1958. Running against top-notch competition, he dominated the club in the 50s, winning 20 of the 84 races NEMA ran in that period. He won at Waterford, Dracut, Manchester, Seekonk, Lonsdale, Medford, Norwood, Pine Bowl, Westboro, Brookline, West Peabody, and The Pines.

During the 60s, Bill continued to be competitive, not only with NEMA, but with ARDC. In May 1962, he took the win at Thompson in the Scrivani Offy, over Ray Brown and Tony Bonadies. A few weeks later, in July, he beat all the Offies in the Parmenter Ford at Norwood, finishing ahead of Hank Williams and Bert Brooks. The next year, back in Scrivani's car, he won again at Norwood, in front of Bobby Albert and Tony Bonadies. With NEMA, he won at Plainville, Norwood, Oxford Plains, Thunder Road, and Westboro during the sixties.

Bill never travelled a lot, because of his close family ties and his job. There was one exception. Many of us remember the attempt by Dick Carmen, of Foxboro, in the mid-sixties, to race a front-engined, Chevy-powered roadster that he had spent many years designing and building for USAC Champ Car competition. Bill almost got it into the show at Trenton, and passed his Rookie test at the Indy 500, but as the rear-engined cars took over the Indy car circuit, Dick Carmen's dream died, along with Bill's chance to make the big time.

The end of the 60s was a tough time for Bill. His beloved wife, Barbara died in 1968 after a seemingly routine medical procedure, leaving Bill to complete the raising of their six kids alone. He gave up racing to concentrate on that all-important job.

After a few years, Bill couldn't resist the urge and went back to running NEMA again. He quickly got back in the swing of things, winning at Star, Unity and Westboro in 1973 and 74. Unfortunately, his comeback and his racing career were ended by a crash at Stafford that left him with a broken neck. He recovered and spent many more happy years with family and friends.

RIP, Bill Eldridge.
 
SAT., OCTOBER 20th
THE FINALE
NEMA MIDGETS & NEMA LITES BOTH ON SATURDAY
NEMA MIDGETS
SCALLY - ZYCH - OVITT
2018 NEMA MIDGETS CHAMPIONS
#74 - RANDY CABRAL - BERTRAND MOTORSPORTS
Photos by
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NEMA MIDGETS - WATERFORD - 10/20/18
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 9 John  Zych Jr. Mendon, MA John Zych Sr.
2 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
3 15 Alby Ovitt Barrington, NH Russ Stoehr
4 47 Todd Bertrand Danielson, CT Bertrand Motorsports
5 39 Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Bertrand Motorsports
6 1 Randy Cabral Kingston, MA Bertrand Motorsports
7 21 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
8 A1 Mike Horn Ashland, MA Jeff Horn
9 66 Chris deRitis Philadelphia, PA Dan deRitis
10 74 Keith Rocco Berlin, CT Bertrand Motorsports
11 87 Doug Cleveland Sudbury, MA Doug Cleveland
12 18 Andy Lunt - - Christian Briggs
13 50 Lanson Fornoro - - Pete Pernisiglio Sr.
DNS 7 Alan Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
HEAT 1: A1, 47, 30, 39, 21, 1, 18
HEAT 2: 15a, 9, 74, 87, 66, 50, 7
NEMA LITES
D. CUGINI
2018 NEMA LITES CHAMPION
#51 - DAN CUGINI
Photos by John DaDalt
NEMA LITES - WATERFORD - 10/20/18
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 51 Dan CuginI Marshfield, MA Dan Cugini
2 21 Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Mike Scrivani
3 8t Jake Trainor Medway, MA Mike Trainor
4 27 Kevin Ianarelli Shirley, MA Kevin Ianarelli
5 7 Jim Cataldo Sterling, MA Jim Cataldo
6 19 Richie Coy Haskell, NJ Richie Coy
7 17 Kyle Valeri Monument Beach, MA Peter Valeri
8 38 Ryan Locke Chester, NH Ken Locke
9 9 Ben Mikitarian Northborough, MA John Mikitarian
10 35 Randy Cabral Kingston, MA Glen Cabral
11 41 Meg Cugini Marshfield, MA Glen Cugini
12 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
13 48 Matt Janisch Nazareth, PA Mark Janisch
14 3 Chris Vose Gloversville, NY Chris Vose
15 22 Anthony Payne Hawthorne, NJ Jim Susi
16 37 Anthony Marvuglio Bridgewater, MA Deb Marvuglio
17 16 Dennis O'Brien Deerfiled, NH Chris O'Brien
18 88 Max Zachem - - - Ken Locke
19 99 Mike Horn Ashland, MA - - -
DNS 9m DJ Muniz New Bedford, MA - - -
HEAT 1: 7, 21,8t, 35, 38, 51, 37, 3, 88, 16
HEAT 2: 30, 17, 19, 9, 27, 48, 41, 99, 22
Zych, Cugini Take NEMA Wins
at Waterford Closer
John Zych drove from the tenth starting position using the outside lane to take down his second win in a row, as the three time champion bested a strong field this past Saturday at the Speedbowl in Waterford, CT. In the Lites race, 2018 champion Danny Cugini utilized a late race restart to take down the win in the Lites portion of the race. Very strong car counts, with thirty four midgets, capped a successful 2018 season for the Northeastern Midget Association.

In the NEMA feature, Mike Horn jumped out into the lead from his front row starting position. Horn looked very strong in the early stages of the race, as behind him newcomer Alby Ovitt in the Stoehr 15a and Paul Scally in the 30 were hounding him. Ovitt would look to the outside of Horn on lap twelve, and Scally would peek under Ovitt on lap thirteen. Behind them, John Zych had battled his way up to the fourth position, advancing past Todd Bertrand on lap fourteen - and Zych then set his sights on the leaders. Ovitt would move past Horn for hte lead on lap fourteen, and would lead until lap seventeen when Zych moved past Scally for third on lap fifteen, and by Ovitt for the lead on lap eighteen.

Zych would really pour it on in the final seven laps, dropping his lap times from 13.7 to 13.1, the fastest laps of the feature, to take down his second win in a row for the JZ Racing team, with his Dad, John. Scally would finish the season strong with a runner up finish, followed by Ovitt, Todd Bertrand, Avery Stoehr, Randy Cabral, Jim Chambers, Mike Horn, Chris Deritis and Keith Rocco.

In the Lites feature, youngster Jake Trainor jumped out into the lead. Behind him, Jim Cataldo was having a great run, staying within striking distance. The Trainor/Cataldo duo were chased by Avery Stoehr in the Scrivani 21 for a good portion of the first half of the event. Trainor running a higher line, kept his composure, and looked like the car to beat. Behind this trio, Danny Cugini and Kevin Iannarelli were slicing their way through the field.

A caution on lap seventeen would change the game for Trainor. When the green flag dropped, Cugini would bolt from his fourth spot around the outside of Stoehr, and Cataldo, and a lap later would blast around the outside of Trainor. Cugini would go on to dominate the remainder of the feature event to cap off a 2018 championship season for his team. Stoehr would finish second followed by Trainor, Iannarelli, Cataldo, Richie Coy, Kyle Valeri, Ryan Locke, Ben Mikitarian, and Randy Cabral.

NEMA's season concludes with its annual awards banquet at Whites of Westport on November 10th.
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THE SHANE HAMMOND MEMORIAL
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NEMA MIDGETS - THOMPSON - 10/13/18
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 9 John  Zych Jr. Mendon, MA John Zych Sr.
2 74 Randy Cabral Kingston, MA Bertrand Motorsports
3 21 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
4 1 Ben Seitz Bourne, MA Bertrand Motorsports
5 15 Alby Ovitt Barrington, NH Russ Stoehr
6 39 Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Bertrand Motorsports
7 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
8 A1 Mike Horn Ashland, MA Jeff Horn
9 5b Bethany Stoehr Bridgewater, MA Greg Stoehr
10 18 Andy Lunt - - Christian Briggs
11 7 Alan Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
12 50 Lanson Fornoro - - Pete Pernisiglio Sr.
13 47 Todd Bertrand Danielson, CT Bertrand Motorsports
14 87 Doug Cleveland Sudbury, MA Doug Cleveland
TIME TRIALS: 1, 47, 9, 74, 21, A1, 30, 7, 5b, 39, 18, 50, 87, 15a
Photos by John DaDalt
NEMA LITES - THOMPSON - 10/14/18
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 12 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Jim Chambers
2 45 Todd Bertrand Danielson, CT Bertrand Motorsports
3 21 Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Mike Scrivani
4 17 Kyle Valeri Monument Beach, MA Peter Valeri
5 51 Dan CuginI Marshfield, MA Dan Cugini
6 48 Matt Janisch Nazareth, PA Mark Janisch
7 35 Jeffrey Battle - - - Glen Cabral
8 3 Chris Vose Gloversville, NY Chris Vose
9 9 Ben Mikitarian Northborough, MA John Mikitarian
10 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
11 38 Ryan Locke Chester, NH Ken Locke
12 6 Seth Carlson Brimfield, MA Seth Carlson
13 76 Randy Cabral Kingston, MA Frank Manafort
14 19 Richie Coy Haskell, NJ Richie Coy
15 37 Anthony Marvuglio Bridgewater, MA Deb Marvuglio
16 41 Meg Cugini Marshfield, MA Glen Cugini
17 88 Jeff Locke Chester, NH Ken Locke
18 69 Matthew Merry Plaistow, NH Matthew Merry
TIME TRIALS: 6, 45, 17, 76, 12, 9, 21, 19, 38, 30, 69, 48, 51, 3, 88, 37, 41, 35
SATURDAY PRACTICE
Photos by Mike Rothwell
Zych, J. Chambers Capture NEMA's
Hammond Memorial at Thompson;
Cabral, Cugini 2018 Champions
The Northeastern Midget Association visited the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park this past Saturday, as 32 winged NEMA warriors filled the pits for the annual Shane Hammond Memorial. John Zych beat back 4 time NEMA Champion Ben Seitz on a restart with ten laps remaining to take down the NEMA feature, and Jim Chambers pulled off an epic last lap pass to take down the Lites feature. A second place finish was good enough for Randy Cabral to secure his seventh championship for Bertrand Motorsports, and Danny Cugini took down back to back championships in the Lites division.

NEMA celebrates the life of fellow competitor Hammond each year, who was tragically killed at Thompson in April of 2008.

"Shane's fatal crash was a cold April day in 2008 at Thompson. There was chaos all around the crash site and complete silence in the stands. It did not look good yet we held onto hope as many prayed. He was just 27, wheeling the car of his dreams, the #4 Mike Jarret, Nokie Fornoro NEMA midget which he had shaken down on many occasions. He felt proud and privileged that day to be chosen to wheel this ferocious machine. He was living his dream especially with Nokie as his team mate, he loved that man and how he shared all his inside information about each track they ran together. Shane was respected and loved by the NEMA family and he shared all he had heart & soul with everyone in the club," said Hammond's mother, Deb Marvuglio.

In the NEMA feature, Hammond's beautiful #37 machine, being driven by his younger brother, Anthony Marvuglio, paced the field in a breathtaking moment. When the NEMA field stormed down the front stretch to take the green, Mike Horn in the A1 blasted out into the lead. Quickly though, John Zych was on a mission taking over the top spot. Zych quickly began to blister off laps in the 17.6 range, the fastest of the weekend.

Todd Bertrand was slicing his way through the field, and moved into second from his eighth starting spot on lap four, before engine troubles would end his night in the Bertrand 47. Further back, 4 time Champion Ben Seitz, Randy Cabral and Jim Chambers were fighting through the field.

A restart with ten to go, saw Zych choose the outside lane, and Seitz would inch ahead at the line, but Zych would regain the top spot entering turn one. Zuch would go on to dominate the remainder of the feature, as Cabral would pass both Chambers and Seitz to take second, with Chambers finishing third, Seitz fourth, Alby Ovitt fifth, Avery Stoehr sixth, Paul Scally seventh, Mike Horn, Bethany Stoehr, and Andrew Lunt.

In the Lites feature, a caution plagued race highlighted by engine issues saw many cars in the infield when it was all said and done. At the drop of the green, Avery Stoehr jumped out into the lead. Stoehr would set the tempo, setting some of the fastest laps of the weekend in the 19.6 range, early in the event. Three cautions would fly for engine issues, and a badly oiled down race track would see 6 time champion Randy Cabral in the FMR Racing #76 into the wall hard. Cabral was shaken up but not seriously injured in the wreck.

On the restart, Stoehr would jump back out into the lead, but was hotly pursued by Jim Chambers, and Todd Bertrand. Chambers would pass Stoehr in the Scrivani 21 with four laps remaining, but Stoehr would fight back with a pass in turns one and two with three remaining. Chambers would then pass Stoehr again down the front stretch with two to go, and Bertrand would get under Stoehr on the last lap, to finish second. Chambers would go on to take down the win followed by Bertrand, Stoehr, Kyle Valeri, Danny Cugini, Matt Janisch, Jeffrey Battle, Chris Vose, Ryan Locke, and Seth Carlson.

NEMA concludes its race season this weekend at the Speedbowl, in Waterford, CT, as part of an action packed line up of over 15 racing divisions.
THE SHANE HAMMOND MEMORIAL
2018.... Just another year to most but for me & Anthony (Bug) it's a milestone of heartache & memories. Shane's fatal crash was a cold April day in 2008 at Thompson. There was chaos all around the crash site and complete silence in the stands. It did not look good yet we held onto hope as many prayed.

He was just 27, wheeling the car of his dreams, the #4 Mike Jarret, Nokie Fornoro NEMA midget which he had shaken down on many occasions. He felt proud and privileged that day to be chosen to wheel this ferocious machine. He was living his dream especially with Nokie as his team mate, he loved that man and how he shared all his inside information about each track they ran together. Shane was respected and loved by the NEMA family and he shared all he had heart & soul with everyone in the club.

Randy & Shane had a special relationship as they met while Shane was dating his sister, Toni. They had heard of each other through the racing channels. Glenn & Randy put him in his first midget at the Waterford Speedbowl and there it began. Glenn was like a dad to Shane, master and student, working side by side wrenching, learning and enjoying each other company for years.

Shane had racing in his blood, he was born into it and started at an early age in karts like most. He had a nickname Smoothie at the High Groove Speedway in NH and he learned to love the high line which many drivers fear. He grew at his sport but Lady Luck was not kind with many mechanicals with his lower budget operation. He never gave up, never lost that smile or will to help anyone who asked. He had an old soul, a kind heart and a good word for all. He believed there was more to life for him after cheating death with emergency brain and spine surgery at age 15.

Shane was 38 last month. There were no candles or birthday songs just the memories of years past. He entered the kingdom of Heaven doing what he loved, there is no more pain and suffering for him. We were blessed to have him in our lives.

... that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:15)

Please think about the stories you shared with Shane or the stories you have heard about him. If you have never had the chance to hear about Shane, ask any of the veterans or his brother, Anthony who idolized him for his strength and tenacity and his humor!!!

Please take the necessary precautions to be safe and never Drive faster than your Angel can fly.

To our Angel, Shane..... God Speed to all.

Honoring Shane's memory is The Shane Hammond Believe Foundation at 501 c 3. Our goal is to assist racers with safety equipment. We are funded by private donations and fund raising efforts. This season we have t-shirts, long and short sleeve, sweatpants, hats, books and A 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY sticker available for purchase. Please help us keep all drivers safe with education and equipment.

Believe    Deb
Anthony Marvuglio to Compete at
Thompson's World Series of Racing
in Memory of Brother, Shane
In a midnight oil meets Cinderella story, it was learned at 2:30AM that Anthony Marvuglio, brother of Shane Hammond, will compete in the Lites portion of the Northeastern Midget Association's event this weekend at the Thompson Speedway World Series of Racing, driving his brother's yellow #37. The last time that the car saw a competition event, was ten years ago - the day Hammond was tragically killed.

"He was just 27 wheeling the car of his dreams, the #4 Mike Jarret, Nokie Fornoro NEMA midget which he had shaken down on many occasions. He felt proud and privileged that day to be chosen to wheel this ferocious machine. He was living his dream especially with Nokie as his team mate, he loved that man and how he shared all his inside information about each track they ran together. Shane was respected and loved by the NEMA family and he shared all he had heart & soul with everyone in the club," said Hammond's mother, Deb Marvuglio.

It wasn't until two months ago, that mother, Deb, and younger brother "Bug" or Anthony, decided to put back together the yellow #37 machine that Hammond last drove. It was with the help of Danny Cugini and his family, Randy Cabral and many long nights that saw Marvuglio working til 2AM out of his trailer, that got the car done for this weekend's event. Cabral, was a special friend of Shane's, - a best friend, and his father, Glen, like a second father to Shane.

"Randy & Shane had a special relationship as they met while Shane was dating his sister, Toni. They had heard of each other through the racing channels. Glenn & Randy put him in his first midget at the Waterford Speedbowl and there it began. Glenn was like a dad to Shane, master and student, working side by side wrenching, learning and enjoying each other company for years," said Hammond's mother.

When the NEMA Lites hit the track this weekend, all eyes will be on the Marvuglio/Hammond #37.
 
NEMA's 1000th Race - Star Speedway - 8/23/14
CARLSON - CABRAL - ZYCH

Recognizing Some
NEMA Milestones

The Northeastern Midget Association will open the season at Star Speedway on May 21. It will be the 1018th point-paying race in the club's 63-year history.

Passing unheralded was the club's 1,000th race at Star Speedway on August 23, 2014. Randy Cabral was the winner, besting John Zych Jr. and Seth Carlson.

New England's oldest and most enduring touring division, NEMA was formed in the late spring of 1953 at the Thompson clubhouse. Fred Meeker was the first NEMA winner at Seekonk Speedway on May 30, 1953. New England Auto Racing Hall of Famer Bill Eldridge won the next afternoon at Waterford.

The NEMA Lites open at Thompson Speedway's Icebreaker on April 9. There have been 106 races for a division that started with an exhibition run at New London-Waterford in 2008. The 100th Lites race was won by Danny Cugini at Lee on July 17 of last year.

With two victories last year, Randy Cabral is now tied with Nokie Fornoro in fourth place on NEMA's all-time win list with 47. He has 16 seasons with a least one victory tying him with Bobby Seymour on that list. They have come consecutively, equaling a NEMA standard set by National Midget Hall of Famer Dave Humphrey. Most of Cabral's wins have come in Tim Bertrand's No. 47 but it all started when an upstart Cabral captured the 2000 Boston Louie in a family car.

Star Speedway, with 103 races going back to 1968, is the leader among tracks hosting NEMA events. Randy Cabral tops active NEMA competitors with four Star wins including three of the last four. John Zych Jr. has also won at Star.

NEMA is clearly one of the most competitive open cockpit divisions in the country. Over the past six years, there have been 23 different NEMA winners and in all but one of those seasons, at least one "first-timer" appeared. Over that span John Zych Jr., Todd Bertrand, Avery Stoehr and Seth Carlson have become top contenders. Danny Cugini and Jim Chambers were first time winners in 2015. Bertrand, Stoehr and Cugini are all products of the NEMA Lites. The Lites have had 20-different winners in the past three seasons, champion Anthony Payne and Megan Cugini among the 2015 first timers. Designed with competiveness in the forefront nine years ago, the Lites are a true success story.

Nominations are now being accepted for the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame. The nomination form and procedure are available on the New England Antique Racers' website - www.near1.org. Please disregard the posted deadlines.

Those with NEMA connections already enshrined are Gene Angelillo, Chuck Arnold, Burt Brooks, Ray Brown,Joe Csiki, Bill Eldridge, Frank Ferrara, Drew Fornoro, Dave Humphrey, Johnny Kay, Wen Kelly, Rollie Lindblad, John McCarthy, George Monsen, Al Pillion, Billy Randall, Marvin Rifchin, Mike Scrivani Sr., Louie Seymour, Hank Stevens, Ed Stone and Bentley Warren.
 
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