redtop left.gif (1869 bytes)

nema title.gif (5215 bytes)

redtop right.gif (1870 bytes)




















































































home.gif (2228 bytes)

800-DSC_2259.jpg (171322 bytes)

600-DSC_2289.jpg (104609 bytes)

800-DSC_2245.jpg (169357 bytes)

800-DSC_2293.jpg (172895 bytes)

600-DSC_2295.jpg (75479 bytes)

800-DSC_2253.jpg (166082 bytes)

800-DSC_2272.jpg (158055 bytes)

600-DSC_2262.jpg (167949 bytes)

800-DSC_2300.jpg (166553 bytes)

800-DSC_2302.jpg (179946 bytes)

rebullet.gif (1845 bytes)


#47 - Christopher
#45 - Payne
#50 - Pernesiglio
#29 - B. Santos
#98 - Roselli
#18 - Gerbe
#16c - D. Fornoro
#44 - Breault
#11 - Bundy
#57 - Bradbury
#12 - Carpenter DNS
#16 - O'Brien DNS

800-DSC_2403.jpg (108142 bytes)

800-DSC_2411.jpg (78708 bytes)

800-DSC_2438.jpg (107195 bytes)

800-DSC_2484.jpg (133125 bytes)

800-DSC_2488.jpg (73478 bytes)

800-DSC_2502.jpg (79762 bytes)

800-DSC_2513.jpg (134003 bytes)

rebullet.gif (1845 bytes)


#48 - Buonomo
#2 - N. Fornoro
#81 - Heath
#17 - Seitz
#36 - R. Cabral
#7ny - Cantor
#26 - Stoehr
#22 - Shlatz
#98s - E. Santos
#77 - Luggelle
#15 - R. Dolan DNS
#77 - Lugelle DNS

800-DSC_2561.jpg (93577 bytes)

800-DSC_2568.jpg (121868 bytes)

800-DSC_2585.jpg (83297 bytes)

800-DSC_2601.jpg (119228 bytes)

800-DSC_2609.jpg (99446 bytes)

800-DSC_2620.jpg (125650 bytes)

800-DSC_2626.jpg (115897 bytes)

800-DSC_2682.jpg (119467 bytes)

800-DSC_2687.jpg (123592 bytes)

  rebullet.gif (1845 bytes)












300-MENA-ALONE-Logo.jpg (12577 bytes)

Stafford Motor Speedway

July 14, 2004

425-DSC_0938.jpg (50534 bytes)

rebullet.gif (1845 bytes)

30-LAPS - WED., JULY 14, 2004

1)   2 -   Nokie Fonoro, Reeders, PA
2)   48 - Mark Buonomo, Waltham, MA
3)   47 - Ted Christopher, Plainville, CT
4)   17 - Ben Seitz, Monument Beach, MA
5)   7NY - Adam Cantor, Dix Hills, NY
6)   36 - Randy Cabral, Plymouth, MA
7)   29 - Bobby Santos, III, Franklin, MA
8)   16c - Drew Fornoro, Newton, NJ
9)   45- Joey Payne, Fairlawn, NJ
10) 50 - Pete Pernesiglio, Ronkonkoma, NY
11) 35 - Shane Hammond, E. Bridgewater, MA***
12) 18 - Richard Gerbe, Elmont, NY
13) 44 - Ed Breault, Lincoln, RI
14) 26 - Russ Stoehr, Lakeville, MA
15) 22 - Andy Shlatz, Enfield, CT
16) 11 - Lee Bundy, Kennebunkport, ME
17) 57 - Bob Bradbury, Wakefield, RI
18) 98 - Mike Roselli, Jr., Brodheadsville, PA -DNF
19) 25 - Ryan Dolan, Acton, MA - DNF
20) 98s - Erica Santos, Franklin, MA - DNF
21) 81 - Tim Heath, Lebanon, CT - DNF
22) 77 - Mike Lugelle, Hull, MA - DNS
23) 16 - Matt O’Brien, Willmington, MA - DNS
24) 12 - Kyle Carpenter, Gloucester, MA - DNS
25) 33 - Tommy Spada - Berlin, CT - DNS

Hard Charger

rebullet.gif (1845 bytes)

Nokie Fornoro Wins NEMA Thriller at Stafford

Stafford, CT: After over 20 years, the mighty Midgets made a triumphant return to Jack Arute's Stafford Motor Speedway on Wednesday, July 14, 2004. Nokie Fornoro of Reeders, PA drove a flawless race to take down the win in the 30-lap Northeastern Midget Association CARQUEST Xtreme Wednesday feature event. The race was made more memorable by one of Stafford's own. The Speedway's winning-most driver Ted Christopher and his Bertrand Motorsports teammate for the night Mark Buonomo of Waltham, MA put on a battle for second place that had the fans on their feet for much of the race.

Pete Pernesiglio led from the drop of the green flag with N. Fornoro in hot pursuit. The completion of the first lap saw the two side-by-side for the lead. By the backstretch N. Fornoro was the new leader. When Ben Seitz moved into second, Fornoro had already checked out to a half a straightaway advantage. Unfortunately for Pernesiglio he began to backslide.

Seitz was all by himself with Buonomo closing fast. Christopher was charging toward the front as well while Joey Payne sat in fifth. A battle was brewing for sixth position between Randy Cabral and Adam Cantor. The duo caught Payne as Bobby Santos III joined the fray. It was a four-car battle for the sixth by lap 10. On lap 13, Cantor made a great move to pass both Payne and Cabral.

The first and only caution of the event flew on lap 14 when Ryan Dolan made contact with the outside wall in turn three. Payne headed down pit road under the caution for service to his #45. Russ Stoehr, who was making his first start in the 2004, was on pit road as well.

On the restart, N. Fornoro retained his lead but it was Christopher making his way into the second spot leaving Buonomo to battle with Seitz for third. Cabral and Cantor renewed their battle as well with Cabral getting the edge with the green waving once again.

The top three of N. Fornoro, Christopher and Buonomo began to distance themselves from Seitz in fourth. Cantor retook the fifth spot from Cabral and set sail for Seitz. Santos took up the chase of Cabral. Payne was beginning to make his way through the field after his pit stop.

The action was beginning to heat up between the Bertrand Motorsports teammates when the front pack began to enter lapped traffic. Buonomo got by Christopher for second as they diced their way through the slower cars. Not to be outdone, Christopher made it three-wide in turn two putting a lapped car between he and Buonomo to make a spectacular pass for second. Buonomo, not willing to give up, glued his potent bright yellow machine to the bottom and drove by Christopher on the backstretch to reclaim his place in second.

With only two laps remaining, lapped traffic played a role for N. Fornoro as well. Two slower cars battled side-by-side ahead of the leader, allowing Buonomo and Christopher to get within striking distance. N. Fornoro dove low coming out of turn four to make it three-wide. Nearly in the grass, N. Fornoro was free of the traffic but with Buonomo tucked in close. In the end, Fornoro streaked under the checkers to take down an exciting win for car owner Don Berrio. Buonomo settled for second ahead of Christopher, Seitz and Cantor. Cabral, B. Santos, D. Fornoro, Payne and Pernesiglio rounded out the top five.

After the race, a very excited Fornoro expressed the thoughts of many as he thanked the Stafford Motor Speedway management for bringing the Midgets back to the Connecticut oval.

Photos by
Norm Marx

rebullet.gif (1845 bytes)

1000-DSC_0938.jpg (245828 bytes)

800-DSC_0898.jpg (167034 bytes)

800-DSC_0923.jpg (183232 bytes)

800-DSC_0898.jpg (181764 bytes)

800-DSC_0901.jpg (104288 bytes)

600-DSC_0909.jpg (75016 bytes)

600-DSC_0917.jpg (130547 bytes)

600-DSC_0932.jpg (110126 bytes)

800-DSC_3109.jpg (159311 bytes)

800-DSC_3121.jpg (178825 bytes)

600-DSC_0897.jpg (141438 bytes)

600-DSC_0941.jpg (126277 bytes)

600-DSC_0942.jpg (107580 bytes)

rebullet.gif (1845 bytes)

Race Action:

800-DSC_3012.jpg (77046 bytes)

1000-DSC_3013.jpg (135021 bytes)

800-DSC_3017.jpg (91555 bytes)

800-DSC_3018.jpg (142684 bytes)

800-DSC_3019.jpg (148455 bytes)

800-DSC_3024.jpg (122638 bytes)

800-DSC_3028.jpg (199444 bytes)

800-DSC_3029.jpg (131529 bytes)

800-DSC_3032.jpg (162468 bytes)

800-DSC_3033.jpg (79285 bytes)

800-DSC_3037.jpg (96473 bytes)

800-DSC_3042.jpg (94808 bytes)

800-DSC_3046.jpg (77509 bytes)

800-DSC_3054.jpg (130578 bytes)

800-DSC_3059.jpg (79746 bytes)

800-DSC_3062.jpg (91566 bytes)

800-DSC_3070.jpg (89224 bytes)

800-DSC_3079.jpg (107041 bytes)

800-DSC_3080.jpg (126776 bytes)

800-DSC_3083.jpg (158495 bytes)

800-DSC_3088.jpg (85743 bytes)







|| Home | News | Schedule | Results | Points | Roster | Sponsors | Photos | Contacts |