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LITES Race 7 - Seekonk - OWW - 6-27-24
LITES Race 6 - Hudson - O'Brien - 6-16-24
Lites Race 5 - Star Speedway - 6-15-24
LITES Race 4 - Wiscasset Speedway - 6-1-24
Race 3 - NL-W Speedbowl - SHANE - 5-25-24
LITES Race 2 - Monadnock - 5-4-24
Race 1 - Claremont MP - 4-27-24 


2023 NEMA Banquet - 3-23-24
LITES Race 12 - Thompson SMP - 10-8-23
Race 11 - Lee USA Oktoberfest - 9-30-23
Race 10 - Star Classic - 9-16-23
Race 9 - Wiscasset Speedway - 9-3-23
Race 8 - Monadnock - Iron Mike - 8-26-23
Race 7 - NLWS - Angelillo - 8-19-23
Race 6 - Seekonk - Boston Louie - 7-15-23
LITES Race 5 - Seekonk - OWW - 6-28-23
LITES Race 4 - Hudson - O'Brien - 6-18-23
Race 3 - NL-W Speedbowl - SHANE - 6-10-23
LITES Race 2 - Lee USA - 5-27-23
LITES Race 1 - Monadnock - 5-6-23
2022 NEMA Banquet - 3-25-23
NEMA Announces
Contingency Awards
Presented by
Seymour Performance Products
The Northeastern Midget Association has announced that Seymour Performance Products (SPP ) will be presenting contingency awards from some of the most prominent names in the industry on a race by race basis to NEMA competitors. The NEMA LITES kick off their season at the Thompson Motorsports Park ICEBREAKER on April 11, and the combined group kicks off the season at LEE USA Speedway on May 15th.

"We really wanted to determine a way to give back more to the NEMA community," said SPP owner, Bobby Seymour. "We partnered with some of the best names in the motorsports industry to provide generous contingency awards to our NEMA Midgets and NEMA LITES teams on a weekly basis. This should drive excitement for our competitors and also brand loyalty to our sponsors," he said.

"The entire club thanks Bobby, Matt and the SPP team, as well as all of the contingency sponsors, for this great initiative," said club President, Tim Bertrand. "We are excited to increase engagement with the brands who have been so loyal to motorsports, and also give back to our competitors," he said.
The following partners will be
providing cash and product
to NEMA competitors:


"The Friends of Mike Rivard"
NEMA LITES/NEMA Midgets heat races will be sponsored by Sunoco Racing Fuels.

Each NEMA Midgets and NEMA LITES heat winner will receive 5 gals of Sunoco Racing Fuel.
Industry Sponsors who will be
supplying Gift Certificates:









The contingency awards
will be as follows:
NEMA LITES Feature Winner will receive a $50 gift certificate from one of the participating sponsors, of their choice.

2nd and 9th place finishers will receive a $50 gift certificate from one of the participating sponsors, of their choice.

The 3rd and 7th place in Lites will each be awarded $50 cash from "The Friends of Mike Rivard"

The NEMA LITES Hard Charger will receive a $25 gift certificate and $25 cash from MPD Racing.

The new "Future Stars" will be determined before the start of the season. These participants will compete at each event for an additional $50 cash award from Seymour Performance.
NEMA Midgets Feature Winner will receive a $50 gift certificate from one of the participating sponsors, of their choice.

2nd and 9th place finishers will receive a $50 gift certificate from one of the participating sponsors, of their choice.

The NEMA Midgets Hard Charger will receive a $50 gift certificate from Valco Wheels.
At each event SPP, will have a
representative distribute cash
and gift certificates. Certificates
will be redeemable at Seymour
Performance Products.


Jeff Horn
182 Pond St.
Ashland, MA 01721
Hitch & Trailer Specialists


Specializing in Finer Imports

(508) 697-5921
1460 Pleasant St. (Route 104)
Bridgewater, MA 02234

Jon Andruk

174 CID Ford Head Gaerte - $16,500




Gene Angelillo Memorial Page


NEMA and Hoosier Tire
Ink Exclusive Deal
Brockton, MA  -  NEMA announced 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.

Hoosier will also continue to be a major contributor to the NEMA point fund, and in addition have offered fixed pricing for the racer over the next three years.

“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.

As part of the arrangement, Hoosier tire has selected long time NEMA supporter Seymour Enterprises to be the exclusive dealer and service provider to the Northeastern Midget Association.

SATURDAY, JULY 13th, 2024

L to R: Todd Bertrand #48, 2nd; Winner Chase Locke #1;
and Jake Trainor #29, 3rd.
L to R: John Zych Jr. #9, 3rd; Winner Avery Stoehr #39;
and Paul Scally #30, 2nd.
2024 NEMA Membership Form 

The Big Cars of the Northeastern Midget Association present the

$2500 Cash Prize for Top New Owner
Chuck supported NEMA for over two decades, earning victories as car owner and reviving midget racing in the northeast as President. His spirit, ingenuity, and passion live on in NEMA as we are proud to present this award in his honor.  To qualify for this special award, new owners must meet all of the following criteria:
Be a full NEMA registered car owner for the 2024 season.
Be a new owner who has never raced with a registered full NEMA midget in the past, OR a veteran NEMA owner who has not competed with a full NEMA midget in the last 10 years.

Compete in at least 75% of the full NEMA division feature races.

Earn the most points in the full NEMA championship point standings among other qualifying new owners.

Qualified new owners will be at the discretion of the
contest board prior to the start of the 2024 race season.

Sponsored by

Vivo Arch — Bringing Design to Life

Dylan and Dan Rock's podium finish at the '23 Iron Mike Memorial race
(John DaDalt Photo)

Rock Racing Finds Success with
Investment in NEMA’s Big Cars

Two years ago, Dan Rock and his son, Dylan, were at a crossroads. They were only a few parts away from completing their collection to build their new NEMA LITES midget when they shifted gears for an even bigger adventure - the mighty midgets of NEMA's big car division.

Dylan Rock began his racing career like many young aspiring racecar drivers, by running go karts and mini-sprints in the hills of New Hampshire with his Dad. The father-son team earned success and turned heads at both levels, opening the door for Dylan to chauffeur a modified with VMRS, a series founded by Dylan's grandfather, Jack Bateman. It wasn't long before the then-16-year-old found victory lane at Claremont Motorsports Park in 2016. Their success continued for the next few years, highlighted by a podium finish in the 2019 MRS point standings. That same year Dylan was named Most Improved Driver. After a couple more seasons with MRS, the wear and tear and intense work regimen associated with racing an open wheeled modified was proving to be too much for this father/son crew, who pride themselves in doing all their own work, and most importantly, doing it together. They struggled with the manpower and the economics of modified racing. This drove them to make a change.

Since the early days of swinging dirt with the Mini sprints up at Bear Ridge Speedway, the Rock racing team has had respect and a curiosity for the pavement series of the Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA), which is comprised of two divisions - the LITES and the original, full midgets, a.k.a. big cars. As spectators, they have always appreciated the speed, the clean racing, the comradery amongst the club members, and the history associated with the club that has been pounding the pavement of New England short tracks for over 70 years. So that winter, they began their transition with their eye on the seemingly more affordable division of NEMA, the Ford Focus powered NEMA LITES.

Dan, an automotive technician and Dylan, a journeyman electrician, were under the impression that to compete with NEMA's full midget division, you had to have super deep pockets. They acquired a Hawk chassis, a front axle, rear end, tail tank and even a focus motor plate as they began building their new LITES midget. While scouring the midget classifieds, they could not help noticing the trend of used Esslinger and Gaerte midget motors for sale online for surprisingly little investment, often less than $10K. After doing the math and much contemplation, they realize that competing with NEMA's full series was not out of reach as they originally thought. A complete used Esslinger motor package, including the rebuild, would run them less than $20K. This was obviously more money than the new Focus motor for the Lite, but they also weighed the cost of tires, fuel, travel, and the wear and tear of running a 15-16 race schedule with the LITES, compared to the 8-9 races with the big car series. They realized that the big picture cost was a difference of "hundreds" of dollars, not "thousands", contrary to popular perception. With that newfound knowledge, they sold off their Ford Focus parts and acquired an Esslinger motor, freshened it up, and focused on competing with the big car division of NEMA for 2022.

They spent their debut season learning the ropes, adjusting to a new driving style, and absorbing as much knowledge and advice as possible from the car and from fellow competitors one race at a time. By the end of the season, they had racked up enough good finishes to earn a top 10 in the NEMA Championship point standings. Dylan's steady driving and progression earned him the prestigious NEMA Rookie of the Year award. According to the driver, Dylan was not surprised by the learning curve, but was taken back by the sheer fun and thrill of finessing the wheel of a 375 HP, 1000-pound, lightning fast, open wheel race car.

"I couldn't believe how deep I could drive the midget into the turn and then just blast down the straight...and because of the size difference, there just seems to be much more racetrack with the midget than the modified!"

The following winter they swapped their Hawk chassis with a Beast to transport their Esslinger powerplant. They immediately found success kicking off the 2023 season with a podium finish at NEMA's big Midget opener, which was the Shane Hammond Memorial at Waterford Speedbowl. They would go on to earn two more, in addition to multiple top-five finishes. They even closed out the season with a second place at Lee USA's Oktoberfest. These strong runs earned them a very respectful 3rd and 4th place in the NEMA Owner and Driver Championships point standings in only their sophomore year. It's safe to say Dan Rock has no regrets with their switch from LITES to Full NEMA. Dan was quoted as saying:

"The LITES are a great division, but ultimately, we wanted to run a full midget. It just made more sense for us coming from the mods and for Dylan's development as a driver.... I just really want other racers to know how doable it is."

Dan and Dylan Rock admit to feeling right at home with NEMA. They can't help but thank all the folks who have helped them get this journey started, including Tim Bertrand, Mike Horn, Seymour Performance, and Circle Performance - just to name a few - but most of all they can't wait to hit the track next spring!
Photo by John DaDalt
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