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"TIRES DESIGNED FOR CHAMPIONS"

2014 NEMA BANQUET
Saturday, November 22nd
Royal Plaza Hotel
Marlboro, MA
2014 NEMA Midgets & NEMA Lites Driver Champions - Randy Cabral & Ryan Krachun
2014 NEMA Midgets Owner and Driver Champions - Randy Cabral and Tim Bertrand
2014 NEMA Lites Driver Champion - Ryan Krachun & Family
2014 NEMA Lites Owner Champion - Scott Bigelow & Family
The Jim O’Brien Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to family
 and racing was presented by the O'Brien family to Pete Pernisiglio Sr.


The final Johnny Thomson Memorial Award was presented to Linda Cleveland
 


Appreciation Awards


Push Truck
Appreciation Awards


 LITES Perfect
Attendance Awards


NEMA Perfect
Attendance Awards


LITES:
11th to 15th


NEMA:
11th to 15th


Mechanics of the Year
LITES - Bigelow Motorsports
NEMA - Bertrand Motorsports


 Up and Coming Yound
Driver Awards:

LITES -  Ryan Krachun
NEMA - Avery Stoehr


Hard Luck Awards:
LITES - The O'Brien #16
NEMA - The Johnson #46


The Jim O’Brien
Memorial Award


The Jim O’Brien
Memorial Award


The Jim O’Brien Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to family and racing was presented by the O'Brien family to
Pete Pernisiglio Sr.


The Jim O’Brien
Memorial Award


The Ralph Miller Memorial Award
Jeff Johnson


The Wen Kelley Award
Tim Bertrand


Ray Roberts Memorial Award:
NEMA - Joe Santa Maria


The Brian Caruso
Hard Charger Award:

LITES - Scott Bigelow


 Pat Thibodeau Youth and Determination Awards:
LITES -  Anthony Payne
NEMA - Kenney Johnson


LITES - 10th Place


LITES - 9th Place


LITES - 8th Place


LITES - 6th Place


NEMA:
6th to 10th


The final Johnny Thomson Memorial Award
Linda Cleveland


The final Johnny Thomson
Memorial Award
Linda Cleveland


Marilyn & Gene
Angelillo Memorial

Women Behind the Men Award:
Rachael LeClerc


Associate Member
Never Say Die Awards:
LITES - Kevin Park

NEMA - Doug Cleveland


Joe Csiki Memorial
Most Improved Driver:

NEMA - Jim Chambers


Evans/Thrall Top Owner/Drivers:
LITES - Scott Bigelow
NEMA - Paul Scally


Shane Hammond
Sportsmanship Awards:
LITES - Kevin Park
NEMA - Seth Carlson


Ed Clothier
Rookies of the Year:
LITES - Ryan Krachun
NEMA - Avery Stoehr


Team Appearance


NEMA Support Appreciation:
Mike & Lu Jarret


NEMA Lifetime Member Award:
Alan Cantor
(Accepted by Peter Pernisiglio Sr.)


LITES:
2nd
to 5th


NEMA:
2nd to 5th


Scott Bigelow


2014 NEMA Lites
Owner Champion
Scott Bigelow & Family


2014 NEMA Lites
Driver Champion
Ryan Krachun & Family


Randy Cabral


2014 NEMA Midgets
Owner and Driver Champions Randy Cabral and Tim Bertrand


2014 NEMA Midgets
Owner and Driver Champions Randy Cabral and Tim Bertrand


2014 NEMA Midgets & NEMA Lites Driver Champions
Randy Cabral & Ryan Krachun
NEMA CLOSES 62nd SEASON
WITH AWARDS BANQUET
Marlborough, MA - Champions were honored and achievements recognized during the annual awards
banquet for the Northeastern Midget Association Saturday night.

Hundreds of competitors, crew members, fans and their families gathered for the gala event held
at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, MA. NEMA's announcer Pete Falconi was host for the
evening assisted by Speed Sport News television announcer Derek Pernesiglio, who made the
announcement that the 2015 Boston Louie Classic for NEMA will once again be nationally televised.

The crowd gave a rousing ovation to the night's special guest, six time champion and multi-hall
of famer Dave Humphrey. Humphrey's first NEMA championship came in 1967 and his sixth in 1978
driving for Mike Scravani.

The team of driver Randy Cabral and car owner Tim Bertrand picked up their champion awards for
the fifth time in seven seasons in NEMA's top division.

Bertrand was also the recipient of the Wen Kelley Memorial Award, given to a NEMA member that
exemplifies outstanding dedication and service to the club, as Wen Kelley did for over 37 years.

NEMA Lites rookie driver Ryan Krachun took home the champion's hardware and so did Scott Bigelow as the champion owner for 2014.

Bigelow finished third in the drivers' standings.

Trophies were awarded to the top 15 drivers and owners in both the NEMA Midgets and the NEMA
Lites.

Race car owners with perfect attendance, push truck operators and weekly officials were all given
awards.

Krachun was also named one of two Up and Coming Young Drivers for 2014, as well as the recipient
of the Ed Clothier Memorial Rookie of the Year Award.

Avery Stoher took the Rookie of the Year honors for the NEMA Midgets.

Long time NEMA supporters Mike and Lu Jarrett were given a special award by club President Mike
Scravani for their tireless devotion to NEMA and its competitors.

After almost 50 years, the final Johnny Thomson Memorial Award was presented.

Given annually by a small group of NEMA members from the Lowell, MA area, the award was given to
honor the memory of New England's greatest open-cockpit racer. Besides an outstanding career in
midget and sprint cars, Thomson raced the Indy 500 eight times, winning the pole in 1959. He
died in a sprint car crash in Allentown, PA in the fall of 1960 at the age of 38.

Veteran NEMA member Bruce Beane announced that it would be the final time the award was given, as many of the originators of the award have passed.

The final recipient of the Johnny Thomson trophy was Linda Cleveland, long time NEMA official and
secretary.

Linda is also the wife of veteran driver Doug Cleveland, who won the NEMA Associate Member Never
Say Die Award.

Kevin Park was the recipient of the same award in the NEMA Lites.

Other prestigious awards given at the banquet include the Jim O'Brien Memorial Award, given by
the O'Brien racing family. This year's honor went to Pete Pernesiglio, Sr. The award is given
for outstanding contributions to family and racing.

The Ralph Miller Memorial Award for outstanding and continuing perseverance was presented by the
O'Brien family and former NEMA President Dick Monahan. This year's recipient was car owner Jeff
Johnson.

The Joe Csiki Most Improved Driver Awards went to Jim Chambers in the NEMA Midgets and Logan
Rayvals in the Lites.

The Pat Thibodeau Youth and Determination Awards went to Kenney Johnson and Anthony Payne.

Joe SantaMaria was given the Ray Roberts Memorial Award and Scott Bigelow picked up the Brian
Caruso Hard Charger Award.

The Gene and Marylin Angelillo Memorial Award is given for an outstanding "woman behind the man"
in NEMA. This year's recipient was Rachel LeClerc, who works on the crew of Paul Scally's #30.

Deb and Anthony Marvuglio, mother and brother of the late Shane Hammond, awarded the annual
Sportsmanship Award in his name to Kevin Park and Seth Carlson.

The Mechanic of the Year Awards went to Bertand Motorsports and Bigelow Motorsports.

The Ronnie Evans/Len Thrall Top Owner-Driver honors went to Paul "Dangerous" Scally in the NEMA
Midgets and Scott Bigelow in the Lites.

The award that no one sets out to win, the Hard Luck Award was given to Dennis and Chris O'Brien
in the Lites and Jeff and Kenney Johnson in the NEMA Midgets.

Allan Cantor was named this year's NEMA Lifetime Member.

NEMA Points     
LITES Points
Photos by
Norm Marx

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