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2014 Race Results & Photos


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


 
The Allstar Performance
NEMA LITES Series
“ Allstar of The Race”
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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.


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.


 
WISCASSET
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.

 
EVANS MILLS
 
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.

Payment can be made through PayPal    HERE
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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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NEMA MIDGETS & LITES TO ATTACK
OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY

ON 250 WEEKEND JULY 19th
OPS TRACK PR RELEASE  -  Oxford Plains Speedway President, Tom Mayberry is pleased to announce that the NEMA Midgets (Northeastern Midget Association) will be part of the giant Oxford 250 weekend, July 18th through 20th. This will mark the first time in several years that the Midgets have appeared at Oxford.

The NEMA Midgets are a compact winged racecar with a very high power to weight ratio. With up to 400 horsepower and weighing approximately 1,000 pounds, Midgets are among the fastest cars on oval tracks mile and under. Midget racing has long provided a pivotal role in the development of some of the nation’s finest and most successful drivers.

Joining the NEMA Midgets will be the NEMA LITES. The NEMA LITES are basically the same car except they are self starting, and they have the same chassis, wing package and tires, but have a limited race engine. The LITES are built so that they can easily be converted to a full NEMA Midget package.

The NEMA Midgets and NEMA LITES will be competing on the Saturday, July 19th portion of the Oxford 250 weekend card.

For more information on the NEMA organization and Oxford Plains Speedway, visit the Track website at www.oxfordplains.com, or call the Speedway hot line at 207-539-8865. Oxford Plains Speedway is located on Route 26 in Oxford, Maine.

NEMA Announces
2014 Schedule
Printable PDF of NEMA &
NEMA LITES 2014 Schedule
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
Amended MONDAY
7-21-14
Including NEMA LITES 

PDF HERE

 
presented by

NEMA ROLLS INTO SEEKONK FOR THE
BOSTON LOUIE SEYMOUR MEMORIAL
by Chris Romano

Eighteen years ago the Northeast Midget Association held its first Boston Louie Seymour Memorial at Seekonk Speedway, and it rapidly became a signature event for midget racing in the northeast. On July 23 the NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites will invade Seekonk Speedway again for Open Wheel Wednesday, joining the Modifieds for a night of record breaking lap speeds and three abreast racing.

This year’s Boston Louie will be special as Ralph Sheheen and the crew of MAVTV’s SpeedSport Magazine show will be on site to film the 29 lap event for broadcast on August 14. For co-founders Mike and Bobby Seymour, the broadcast of their father’s race brings the legacy of Boston Louie Seymour full circle. For years Boston Louie towed the family’s Sprint Car to the Midwest to race with USAC’s finest, and in 1976 with Billy Casella the team won the USAC Silver Crown championship.

“From 1971 to 1980,” said Bobby, “ABC’s Wide World of Sports broadcast USAC Sprint Cars from Terre Haute, and our car won the first year, the second year, and the last year.” That exposure, said Seymour, helped propel his father to a national stage.

Asked if he thought the race would grow to the size and stature it has, Seymour responded, “In some ways, yes, and in some ways no. I never thought we’d get a TV deal. But I knew a lot of people in the Midwest were behind it because of his notoriety. You’ve got to work it all the time, and that’s what we do now. There’s a lot of history there but there are fans who weren’t even born when my father was racing. That’s when I show them the Wide World of Sports clip.”

Coming on board for corporate sponsorship this year is Acquia, A Burlington, MA commercial open source software company. Other associate sponsors also on board will help make the Boston Louie one of the best paying shows on the NEMA calendar.

In addition to NEMA regulars like Randy Cabral, Todd Bertrand, and Avery and Bethany Stoehr, the NEMA field will see former Whelen Modified Tour champions Doug Coby and red hot Bobby Santos seeking to repeat their own Boston Louie wins. Coby is the defending champion of the race and will drive for Tim Bertrand, while Santos won the race in 2002 and will drive the car normally driven by John Zych. Santos comes to Seekonk off of wins in the USAC Silver Crown Series in St. Louis, and a last lap pass at New Hampshire International in the Modifieds.

NEMA Lites will be represented by P.J. Stergios, Paul Bigelow, Anthony Nocella and rookie Anthony “The Tornado” Payne. Overall Bobby Seymour is expecting a record turnout for the event.

“Between the NEMA Midgets and the NEMA Lites,” said Seymour, we’re expecting between forty and fifty cars. Given the way things are in racing, I’d say that is pretty good.”
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Open Wheel Wednesday Event Schedule

1:00 PM Ticket Booth & Pits Open
1:15 PM Modified Tire Sales Start (In Pits)
Tire Slips purchased at pit ticket window
1:45 PM Modified Inspections begin. All cars must pass over scales and register transponders, pick drawing number

3:15 PM Practice
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Each division minimum 2 rounds
4:00 PM Grandstands Open
5:00 PM Practice Ends
5:10 PM Modified tire scuff round
5:30 PM Modified Drivers meeting and drawing for starts
6:00 PM Modified & NEMA Autograph session @ midway

6:55 PM National Anthem & Start of Program
Qualifying Race Rotation

Heats:
Modifieds
NEMA Lites
NEMA Midgets
Consolation Races

Feature Events
NEMA Lites 29 Laps
B Main Modified Feature 25 laps($1000 to win)
NEMA Midgets 29 laps
$10,000 to win Modified Race 100 laps

Schedule Subject to Change
Format for the 2014 Boston Louie
> Time Trials, Heats & an Invert <

3-4 Warm ups (2-3 warmups early in the day - time dependent)

Time trials will be taking place during the last warm up.
No more than 6 cars on the track at a time for time trials.
Time trial lineups will be based upon transponder times (the fastest time for each car) from the initial set of warmups. The fastest 6 cars will run together, the next six, and so on.
Time trial results will be based upon the fastest single lap for each car.

2 or 3 heats will be run (depending on car count) and the heat race invert will be determined after time trials. The typical invert over the last two years has been somewhere between 20 and the total number of cars present, - meaning that the 20th fastest car on a #20 invert would start on the pole in the first heat.
Either 4, 5 or 6 cars (dependent on 2 or 3 heats) will qualify out of each heat.
There will be a feature invert and it will be between 6 and 12. The feature invert is based upon TIME TRAIL TIMES.

If, for example, a #12 invert, the fastest out of the qualified cars would start 12th, the second fastest 11th, the third fastest 10th, and so on. The 13th – 15th fastest, although they may have qualified through their heat, would start 13th – 15th, heads up.
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Event Sponsor
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Associate Sponsors
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Arundel,ME
Blackwatch Farm
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Seals-It
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NEMA Feature Sponsors
Motorcars International
Bridgewater, MA
Crown Collision
Pawtucket - Bristol - Middletown, RI

NEMA LITES Feature Sponsors
Blackwatch Farm
Weathersfield, VT
FMR Racing
Weathersfield, VT
East Ontario Hay Sales
Brockville, Ontario
Seekonk Grand Prix
Seekonk , MA

Dr. James Cataldo
Sterling, MA


NEMA LITES Hard Charger Award

K-Tron Corporation
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NEMA Hard Charger Award
Mike Jarrett
Bellingham, MA

NEMA LITES Heat Sponsors
Viveiros Insurance
Fall River, MA
Pro Stock Kitchens
Peterborough, NH
Doug Howells
Hunter, ND

NEMA Heat Sponsors
Falconi Energy
Southborough, MA
Mike Jarrett
Bellingham, MA
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Doug Coby Ready For Defense Of NEMA Boston Louie Victory At Seekonk Speedway

July 10, 2014 By Shawn Courchesne - Story at racedayct.com HERE

When Doug Coby and Northeastern Midget Association team owner Tim Bertrand sat down to figure out Coby’s part-time schedule with the team this series, there was one event they knew Coby would unquestionably be running.

In 2013 Coby got his first career NEMA victory in one of the division’s biggest events, the Boston Louie Memorial at Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway.

And when the event runs on July 23 at Seekonk, Coby will be in the lineup looking to defend his win.

Coby, of Milford, will also be running the No. 20 Czarnecki Brothers Tour Type Modified in the Open Wheel Wednesday Modified feature at Seekonk that evening.

“We’ve been talking about it since last year so we made sure that was on our schedule first and foremost,” Coby said of the Boston Louie Memorial event. “I’ll be there anyway for the [Open Modified] race. It’s a good day for me to have both cars there. They’re both going to be fast. I’m excited.”

This year’s Boston Louie Memorial event is expected to be broadcast on MAVTV.

“It’s a little bigger this year because I hear it’s going to be televised,” Coby said. “That’s kind of cool. That’s awesome for them to be able to put that little TV package together. It’s obviously their most prestigious race on the schedule in terms of the history. They have a handful of big one’s but I think that’s the biggest one for them.”

Coby made his first NEMA start for Bertrand Motorsports in 2012. He made three starts for the team in 2013, finishing fifth in an event at the Waterford Speedbowl and second in another event at Seekonk. Coby, who runs full-time on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and in the SK Modified division at Stafford Motor Speedway, has made two NEMA starts this year for Bertrand Motorsports.

“It’s kind of cool to be the outsider who won [the Bosto
n Louie] last year,” Coby said. “I’d like to be the outsider who wins it again this year.”

Marvin Rifchin
Trophy Race
July 19th
The July 6, 2006 NEMA race at Thompson honoring Marvin Rifchin

STOEHR AND SMITH SCORE
NEMA VICTORIES AT OXFORD

The young talent of the Northeastern Midget Association were fast and in charge Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway. The NEMA midgets returned to the Maine oval for the first time in several years as part of the track’s historic “250 Weekend.” Eighteen year old Avery Stoehr of Lakeville, MA won the NEMA main and 22 year old Jake Smith of Stroudsburg, PA took the checkers in the Lites feature. Both drivers had a straightaway lead at one point during their romp to victory. Both received the Marvin Rifkin Trophy for winning the race named for the late owner and operator of M & H Tire, honored for his endless support of NEMA and its competitors throughout the club’s long history.

Stoehr came from his third starting spot to get around early leader Paul Scally within the first five laps. Scally was left to battle Avery’s cousin Bethany Stoehr for the second spot. It wasn’t long before Randy Cabral had sliced his way through the field from his eighth starting position and began to reel in the leaders. Cabral had been the fastest in practice turning the track at 13.4 and was again setting a blistering pace with a feature fast lap of 13.7. The caution waved at lap 11 when Scally slowed on the track with brake problems ending his promising run. This set up a side by side restart between Stoehr and Cabral, with Stoehr getting the jump at the green. Cabral gave chase, but a misfiring engine a few laps later allowed Stoehr to get away and cruise to his second victory of the season. Cabral held on for second, followed by Bethany Stoehr, Jim Chambers and Todd Bertrand rounding out the top five. Paul Scally and Jim Chambers were qualifying heat winners. Avery Stoehr’s feature win keeps the top of the point battle tight between he and Cabral heading into the next event at Seekonk on Wednesday.

Jake Smith notched his first ever NEMA Lite victory by dominating their portion of night’s action. Smith came from his third starting spot to battle double-duty driver Randy Cabral in the early stages. He was able to clear Cabral within a lap and set sail on a torrid pace, leading better than a straightaway over Cabral. Danny Cugini caught and passed Cabral for second in the late stages of the 25 lap main. Cabral held on for third, followed by Kevin Hutchins and Matt Swanson. Smith and Ryan Krachun were heat winners. In victory lane, Smith thanked his parents who make the long tow from Pennsylvania and crew for him at the NEMA Lite events.

The Oxford race was the first of three in one week for NEMA. Both divisions of midgets race in the prestigious Boston Louie Memorial Classic on Wednesday night at Seekonk and the annual Shane Hammond Memorial race at the Waterford, CT Speedbowl on Saturday night.

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WICKED GOOD VINTAGE RACING,
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$4,000 TO WIN PASS NORTHEAST LATE MODEL SERIES
TRIPLE CROWN RACE - 125 LAPS
NEMA MIDGETS - OPS - 7/19/14
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 15a Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Russ Stoehr
2 47 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Tim Bertrand
3 5b Bethany Stoehr Bridgewater, MA MCI Racing/
Greg Stoehr
4 21 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
5 39 Todd Bertrand Suffield, CT Bertrand Motorsports
6 99 Jim Santa Maria Burlington, CT Susan Santa Maria
7 71 Seth Carlson Brimfield, CT Gene Feigel
8 29 Ian Cumens Lydell, PA Bobby Seymour
9
DNF
30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
10
DNF
44 Russ Stoehr Lakeville, MA Ed Breault
11
DNS
87 Doug Cleveland Sudbury, MA Doug Cleveland
12
DNS
46 Kenney Johnson Bethany, CT Jeff Johnson
13
DNS
9 John Zych Jr. Mendon,MA John Zych Sr.
14
DNS
13 Ryan Bigelow E. Hampton, CT Randy Bigelow
Photos by
Norm Marx
NEMA LITES - OPS - 7/19/14
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 93 Jake Smith Stroudsburg, PA Ted Smith
2 51 Danny Cugini Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
3 35 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Glen Cabral
4 27 Kevin Hutchens E. Waterborro, ME Dan Hutchens
5 9 Matt Swanson Acton, MA Matt Seymour
6 76

Adam Pierson

East Corinth, VT

Frank Manafort

7 11 PJ Stergios Candia, NH Bill Stergios
8 18 David Moniz New Bedford, MA Dave Moniz
9 46x Andy Barrows New Ipswitch, NH Jeff Johnson
10 29 Ryan Krachun Neschanic Station, NJ Mike Krachun
11 94 Logan Ryvals Brockville, ON Craig Rayvals
12 32 Paul Bigelow Kensington, CT Scottt Bigelow
13 25 Richie Morrocco Plainville, MA Richard Morrocco
14 16 Dennis O'Brien Deerfield, NH Chris O'Brien
15 52 Kevin Park Foxboro, MA Kevin Park
16 20 Myles DeVits Barrington, NH Myles DeVits
17 41 Megan CuginI Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
18
DNS
21 Anthony Payne Fairlawn, NJ Jennifer Scrivani
19
DNS
31 Ryan Bigelow E. Hampton, CT Scott Bigelow
   
NEMA Roars into 2014 "NEMA Speedweek"
Just a mere eleven points separate points leader and four time champion Randy Cabral and young contender, Avery Stoehr in the 2014 points standings, and less than sixty points separate the top five as NEMA roars into its first ever "Speedweek" starting at Oxford Plains Speedway this coming Saturday.

MARVIN RIFCHIN TROPHY RACE - OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY
NEMA has not been to the Maine oval in quite some time - which may play an advantage to the likes of Seth Carlson - who has performed very well on "round" race tracks over the past season winning at Oswego and Evans Mills, NY and John Zych, who also proved very strong at "new" race tracks for NEMA at Riverside Speedway and Airborne Park in 2013. Cabral has also proven strength at "new" race tracks - winning at Wiscasset earlier this year, and has not been off of the podium in the last three events. Throw in a dominating performance by Todd
Bertrand in the 39 at Twin State Speedway the last time NEMA was out, and some
dominating heat race victories by Paul "Dangerous" Scally - and it should make for an interesting event at Oxford this coming Saturday.

In the NEMA Lite series Ryan Krachun (29) holds a very slim fifty one point lead over Andy Barrows (46x). A lead Barrows is determined to cut in to at the Oxford Plains Speedway - in addition to PJ Stergios, Scott Bigelow, Paul Bigelow, and a number of others who have tasted success this season.

BOSTON LOUIE MEMORIAL - SEEKONK SPEEDWAY
NEMA then heads on next Wednesday to Seekonk Speedway for the Boston Louie
Memorial race where 2013 race winner, 2012 Whelen Modified Tour champion and
current Tour points leader Doug Coby will be on hand to defend. It is also the first time in many years that NEMA will have a spotlight on national television, with the race slated to be broadcast on MAVTV in early August and sponsored by Acquia Inc. of Burlington, MA. Acquia, where NEMA car owner, Tim Bertrand is employed as the Head of Sales, was the fastest growing company in the United States from 2009-2014.

“It’s a little bigger this year because I hear it’s going to be televised,”
Coby said.

“That’s kind of cool and that’s awesome for NEMA to be able to put that little TV package together. It’s obviously their most prestigious race on the schedule in terms of the history. They have a handful of big one’s but I think that’s the biggest one for them. It’s kind of cool to be the outsider who won [the Boston Louie] last year,” Coby said. “I’d like to be the outsider who wins it again this year.”

Coby will have stiff competition in trying to defend his 2013 Louie crown, with Cabral as the all-time Seekonk winner on hand, in addition to Anthony Nocella in the multi time Boston Louie winning car, the Seymour #4. Add to that mix, Jim Chambers, Kenney Johnson, Bethany Stoehr, Seth Carlson, Avery Stoehr, John Zych and Paul Scally – Coby will undoubtedly have his hands full.

PJ Stergios is expected to be on hand to defend his 2013 Louie win in his family owned #11, where he won an epic battle last year against Andy Barrows and Anthony Nocella in the Seymour owned machine.

SHANE HAMMOND MEMORIAL - WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL
NEMA finishes its Speedweek at the Waterford Speedbowl for the Shane Hammond Memorial. Last year might have gone down as one of the most emotional races in recent history, as Anthony Marvuglio took the Bertrand #74 to victory after only having received the call the day before to drive the car. It is unknown at this point whether Marvuglio will participate in the 2014 event, but it is certain that all time Speedbowl winner Randy Cabral will be on hand, in addition to Todd Bertrand who has won a number of the recent events at the Bowl, as well as Avery Stoehr who won the 2014 opener in dominating fashion. John Zych, who has been on the
podium many times in recent past at the Bowl is expected to be on hand, in addition to Coby, Paul Scally who has led a number of laps at the Bowl in 2013, and it is rumored that multi time champion Russ Stoehr will be on hand in the Breault #44 for the Hammond race after some impressive test runs at the Bowl recently.

There will be a new Lites winner at the Hammond Memorial, as previous winner Avery Stoehr has graduated over the past year. Look for the likes of Christian Briggs, who has been very strong in the past at Waterford, in addition to Brandon Igo, the Bigelow brothers, Jake Smith and others, it should prove to be a very competitive field for the 2014 Hammond Memorial.
Shane Hammond Memorial Race
 
NEMA MIDGETS: Randy Cabral #47, 2nd; Winner Todd Bertrand #39;
and Bethany Stoehr #5b, 3rd.
Heats >>
Meet &
Greet >>
Photos by John DaDalt

Todd Bertrand Pulls Down NEMA Midget
Win at Twin State Speedway

On a night honoring special guests Whelen Engineering, Todd Bertrand (#39) claimed his first win of the 2014 season in commanding fashion as he took the lead in the early stages of the caution free feature. Following in second was teammate Randy Cabral (#47) with Bethany Stoehr (#5b) home third.

Under a perfect sky, the Twin State Speedway facility played host for an evening of food, souvenirs and racing action for the employees of Whelen Engineering, located in nearby Charlestown, NH. At intermission, the NEMA and NEMA Lites drivers passed out 350 NEMA fan appreciation tee shirts. That was followed by an on track Meet & Greet where fans were able to collect autographs, handshakes and photos.

As the feature action began, Bethany Stoehr pulled out to an early lead from her outside pole starting spot, followed by Bertrand and Ryan Bigelow (#13).

Bertrand was able to power past Stoehr and take the lead on lap four, followed by Bigelow in third, Jim Chambers (#21) in fourth and Paul Scally (#30) fifth.

From the ninth starting spot, a fast moving John Zych (#9) took fifth on lap six, moved past Chambers for fourth by lap eight, and past Bigelow for third on lap ten. While the top five was sorting out, team Bertrand became the show as Todd Bertrand was extending his lead and Randy Cabral (#47) was weaving his way up through the field from his tenth starting spot and entering the top five on lap nine.

By half way, the running order was Bertrand, Stoehr, Zych, and Cabral, who had just moved past Bigelow for fourth.

A patient Seth Carlson (#71), after starting eighth, was managing his was through traffic and was able to get to the top five on lap fourteen.

After a long chase, Cabral was able to catch and pass Bethany Stoehr for second on lap eighteen. Carlson was able to best Zych, who was fighting a loose race car, for fourth in the closing laps as Stoehr, Zych and Carlson were all wheel to wheel at the checkers.

After the race, winner Bertrand stated, “The track was real slick in practice, we made a few minor adjustments, added a new scuff tire, and went from there”.

Second place Cabral said post race that he was happy for his teammate, and “We never adjusted the car today except for stagger, and it felt real good.”

Third place Bethany Stoehr battled a tight car after “Just making stagger adjustments all day.” She was happy with third.

The next stop on the NEMA schedule is July 19, at the Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, ME for the Marvin Rifchin Trophy Race. Both the NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites will be part of the Oxford 250 weekend, a premiere event in the Northeast.


The Bobby Seymour owned, Ian Cumens driven, #29 had engine problem very early on and dropped out for the day.
Back from NC, Alan Chambers, a former Lite driver, wheeled the family #7 ex-Cantor NEMA midget for a shakedown run and everything performed well.
Big thanks out to Melissa Tully and Kaylee Wallace for working long hot hours at the tee shirt trailer.
NEMA MIDGETS - TWIN STATE - 6/28/14
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 39 Todd Bertrand Suffield, CT Bertrand Motorsports
2 47 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Tim Bertrand
3 5b Bethany Stoehr Bridgewater, MA MCI Racing/
Greg Stoehr
4 71 Seth Carlson Brimfield, CT Gene Feigel
5 9 John Zych Jr. Mendon,MA John Zych Sr.
6 15a Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Russ Stoehr
7 21 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
8 13 Ryan Bigelow E. Hampton, CT Randy Bigelow
9 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
10 87 Doug Cleveland Sudbury, MA Doug Cleveland
11 11L PJ Stergios Candia, NH Bill Stergios
12 99 Jim Santa Maria Burlington, CT Susan Santa Maria
13 7 Alan Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
14
DNS
29 Ian Cumens Lydell, PA Bobby Seymour
       
NEMA LITES: Scott Bigelow #32, 3rd; Winner PJ Stergios #11;
and Andy Barrows #46x, 2nd.
Heats >>
Photos by John DaDalt

PJ Stergios Wins “Back to Back” at
Twin State Speedway in the NEMA Lites

In his home state of NH, P.J.Stergios (#11) takes his second win in a row, and three on the year in the family owned Beast chassis. Starting from the tenth spot, it wasn’t until the late stages of the race when he was able to take the point. Andy Barrows (#46x) finished runner up with Scott Bigelow (#32) third.

Under a clear sky and on a slick track from the day’s heat, Richie Morrocco (#25) took the lead at the green, followed by Anthony Payne (#21) second, Barrows third, Kevin Hutchens (#27) fourth, and Ryan Krachun (#29) fifth.

On lap four, Barrows and Paul Bigelow (#31) were able to power to the front where they would dominate until lap eight when a three wide fight for third through fifth occurred. As a result, Stergios was able to blast all the way into second and P. Bigelow slid back to fourth, while Hutchens went into third.

What followed was a battle for the lead that had a very patient Stergios stalking the well handling #46x that kept Barrows in the lead. Barrows would say post race, “My brakes weren’t the best, but we set up the car for late in the race, and it paid off.”

After getting through some traffic, Scott Bigelow (#32) got to the third spot on lap twenty one. A lap later, Stergio’s patience netted results as he got past the #46x to take the lead for good.

Hutchens, who owned the third spot for fifteen laps, brought out the only yellow with a spin after a close battle with Anthony Nocella (#9) on lap twenty three.

The single file restart had a running order of Stergios, Barrows, S. Bigelow, Nocella and P. Bigelow. The fast group would finish in that order giving Stergios his third checkers of the year.


Scott Bigelow, after spinning twice in his heat race, made no less than five adjustments to the car for the feature, netting a third place finish.
Dennis Potter (#03) who entered his third race of the year in his x- Bobby Seymour Lite midget, said “These cars are very sensitive to drive. But I love doing it.”
Also in his third Lite race of the year, RJ Tufano chased the set-up all night, finishing seventh. “I’m excited about being here, lots of fun.”
Hard work paid off for Andy Barrows and crew as the #46x came home second after a nagging brake issue in his heat. Unfortunately, car owner Jeff Johnson was not at the race Saturday to witness the great run.
Matt Swanson, regular driver of the #9 Seymour Lite racer, was away racing at Star Speedway for the night. Anthony Nocella subbed in and finished fourth.
NEMA LITES - TWIN STATE - 6/28/14
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 11 PJ Stergios Candia, NH Bill Stergios
2 46x Andy Barrows New Ipswitch, NH Jeff Johnson
3 32 Scott Bigelow E. Hampton, CT Scott Bigelow
4 9 Anthony Nocella Woburn, MA Matt Seymour
5 31 Paul Bigelow Kensington, CT Paul Bigelow
6 29 Ryan Krachun Neschanic Station, NJ Mike Krachun
7 39 RJ Tufano West Haven, CT RJ Tufano
8 51 Danny Cugini Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
9 94 Logan Ryvals Brockville, ON Craig Rayvals
10 25 Richie Morrocco Plainville, MA Richard Morrocco
11 27 Kevin Hutchens E. Waterborro, ME Dan Hutchens
12 03 Dennis Potter New Boston,NH Dennis Potter
13 16 Dennis O'Brien Deerfield, NH Chris O'Brien
14 41 Megan CuginI Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
15 21 Anthony Payne Fairlawn, NJ Jennifer Scrivani
16
DNS
20 Myles DeVits Barrington, NH Myles DeVits
 
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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