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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 - 9-16-32
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, MAY 25th - 4:30 PM


The 16th Annual
NLWS SCHEDULE - Saturday, 5-25-24 PDF
Hi racers, friends & fans,

I am excited to announce The 16th Annual Shane Memorial Race is Saturday, May 25 at The New London - Waterford Speedbowl where my family started our NEMA journey. NEMA & NEMA LITES will be running hard for this WIN! The LITES will be racing 37 laps in honor of Shane's number.

I have written many articles about Shane, his journey, his crash and his legacy over the years. You can look back at your emails or on our web site Shane Hammond.org to see how this adventure began and has refocused over the years. I am very proud that we have contributed to the safety in the car and on the track. April 6, 2008 rocked my world it has made a difference in yours too. Just as NASCAR made changes after Dale Earnhardt's horrific crash, the past 16 years we have experienced changes to improve safety. The mission is to keep all cars, drivers, staff and tracks as safe as possible. Cars can be replaced, you can not !!!

The Shane Hammond Believe Foundation (a not for profit) organization was founded after asking the tough questions; could this crash been avoided, is everything in place to keep racers safe? Since the start of The Shane Hammond Believe Foundation, we have changed the way drivers, clubs & tracks think about safety. Restraints, helmets on track officials, full containment seats, extra cushion in the walls just to name a few. We have drivers that have testified that these changes saved their lives. We must continue to spread the message while keeping Shane's legacy true. Those who never met Shane, please google or just ask any old timer in NEMA about this racer who always ran clean and would help a fellow racer in a heartbeat.

I need to thank my family, Shane's friends and racing colleagues who continue to support me and my safety mission and who remind me how special Shane was. The list is endless and changing as years go by. In the beginning we were a 501 (c3) but my grief kept getting in the way and I just couldn't keep up with all the legal stuff so I settled to be just a not for profit. In the early years we had many donations but now they are few but I am forever grateful for all who have supported this foundation so it could help others stay safer.

A lap board for NEMA and LITES will be on the Facebook asking for $25.00 donation per lap that will be divided up equally in the drivers purse. I am looking for the Hard Charger Awards sponsor if anyone is interested. Please reach out to me via email or text if you would like to make a donation of any kind.

2024 shirts have been ordered for this race and we are offering NEMA members a special price of just $5.00. That's a $10.00 savings!!! You can order in advance to secure your size with an email or text.

Please be sure to come to the midway on race day to check out the book, Trackrat with only a limited supply left. We will also have raffles and items for sale. A family fun pack of 4 fishing rods will be raffled this year. I enjoyed fishing with my dad and my boys grew up fishing at out local ponds. Thanks to Bill Van Slyke for this generous donation and his commitment to our cause along with Ellen Pernisiglio who is always providing us with an afghan to raffle.

Thank you ALL who have supported me, my family and the SHBF for the past 16 years. I feel truly blessed. Thanks to Reverend Don Rivers and Racing with Jesus Ministries which keeps us in prayer all over the country. We are one of the few sports that still BELIEVES. Race hard and have fun, see you Saturday!

Deb Glockner Marvuglio
Shane Hammond Believe Foundation
Deb Glockner Marvuglio - Shane and Anthony's mom
164 Anna Drive, East Bridgewater, MA 02333
508-245-0689 -
16th Annual HAMMOND MEMORIAL Lap Sponsors
1   Mike & Lu Jarret
2 Bill Van Slyke Bill Van Slyke
4 Mike & Lu Jarret In memory of Maury Dumas
7   Paragon Air
9 Triple M Motorsports Triple M Motorsports
17 Kyle Valeri Kyle Valeri
20 Redline Motorsports  
21 Iron Mike Iron Mike
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NLWS SCHEDULE - Saturday, 5-25-24 PDF
SATURDAY, MAY 4th, 2024

Winner: Todd Bertrand #48
2nd: Randy Cabral #47
3rd: Paul Scally #30
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NEMA LITES  - Monadnock - 5/4/24
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 48 Todd Bertrand Danielson, CT Todd Bertrand
2 47 Randy Cabral Kingston, MA Randy Cabral
3 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
4 2 Joe Bailey Monroe, NJ Nick Poe
5 17 Kyle Valeri Monument Beach, MA Peter Valeri
6 1 Chase Locke Raymond, NH Matt Seymour
7 28 Mike Pernesiglio Ronkonkoma, NY Pete Penesiglio Sr.
8 88j PJ Stergios Nottingham, NH Matt Seymour
9 29 Jake Trainor  Medway, MA  Matt Seymour
10 94 Tiana Kibbe Fairfield, CT Curt Kibbe
11 59 Brayden Egan Ashford, CT Eric Egan
12 88 Tyson Adamik Salem, CT Tom Adamik
13 8 Ethan Dion Oakdale, CT Stephen, Dion
14 99 Kyle Ferrucci Woodburry, CT Robert Ferrucci
15 53 Dylan Coutu Griswold, CT Ron Coutu
16 44 Trent Goodrow Carver, MA William Keller
Heat 1 - 48, 47, 94, 53, 88j, 17, 28, 99
Heat 2 - 44, 29, 1, 30, 2, 59, 8, 88
Led by Bertrand, the NEMA Lites
Took the Granite State Derby
with Blistering New Speed
Winchester, NH - This past Saturday, the NEMA LITES traveled to the newly paved Monadnock Speedway for the JDV Productions 3rd Annual Granite State Derby. The day began with drivers turning laps nearly 1 second faster than last year with newfound speed on the resurfaced track and ending the feature event with the winner parked in victory lane with a well worn right rear.

Tiana Kibbe in the Kibbe Racing #94 alongside Trent Goodrow in the Keller Motorsports #44 led the field to the green flag. Going down the front stretch, Kibbe and Goodrow raced side by side and Kibbe led them into turn one, but coming out of two, with a good launch, Goodrow was able to drive by to inherit the lead going down the backstretch.

On the second lap, not wasting any time starting from his fourth place starting position, Todd Bertrand in the Todd Bertrand Racing #48, going into turn one took the lead. Unfortunately once Bertrand took the lead and began to distance himself from the pack, there was a caution thrown on the field.

As the cars re-stacked for a double file restart, Bertrand led the field back to green flag racing, as Paul Scally in the #30 took the low line going into turn one to take over second. Then, going down the backstretch, Chase Locke in the Matt Seymour Racing #1, took the low line to take over third.

On lap 3, as Bertrand continued to lead the pack, Locke, going into turn one took the low line to take second from Scally. Followed by Matt Seymour Racing's Jake Trainor in the #29 and Joey Bailey in the #2 to round out the top 5.

Over the next several laps, Scally kept Locke within reach, and on lap 7, while entering into turn three, Scally made a pass to regain second. Scally now set his eyes on Bertrand to try and reel him in, as he held a comfortable lead over the pack.

As the laps ticked down, Bertrand extended his lead to nearly a straightaway, over Scally followed by Locke, and Trainor. While on lap 13, a battle for fifth began between Bailey and Randy Cabral in the #47.

On lap 19, Bertrand skilfully maneuvered through lapped traffic as he continued his straightaway lead. Unfortunately, a few laps later on lap 22, a caution flag was flown on the field and Bertrand's lead was negated.

As the field re-racked and stacked in a double file line-up, Bertrand alongside Scally led the field back to green flag racing. Bertrand took command and led going into turn one as Locke was also able to follow suit with Bertrand to take over second. But unfortunately, another yellow flag was flown before a lap was completed and the cars realigned in their double file line-up.

Bertrand, once again, led the field back to the green flag and was able to regain some of his lead over Scally by three car lengths by the close of the lap. All while Trainor was able to capitalize on this restart and take the high line going into turn one to take third over Locke.

With five laps remaining, Bertrand continued to cruise in the lead, a tight battle occurred for second between Scally and Trainor. While at the same time, Cabral was able to get by Locke to take over fourth.

Unluckily, with two laps remaining, another caution flag was flown on the track as Scally and Trainor bumped wheels on the tight bullring, resulting in Trainor facing the wrong way in the infield. The field re-racked with Bertrand alongside Scally on the front row. Bertrand once again took the lead going into turn one while Cabral was able to take the low line going into turn one to take second over Scally.

As the white flag waved, Bertrand led the pack, followed by Cabral and Scally. A battle for the fourth and fifth position occurred between Bailey, Locke, and Kyle Valeri in the Valeri Motorsports #17. As Bailey and Valeri took the low line going into turn one to take the fourth and fifth position, respectively.

On lap 30, the checkered flag waved in the air for Bertrand who led 29 of the 30 lap feature, followed by Cabral and Scally to round out the top 3.

In a victory lane interview, Bertrand commented on his win, "I really wanted to get this win, when I saw I was starting fourth, I thought, if there is any day to get it done, it's today. But I really have to thank Josh (JDV Productions), I really wanted to support him and all that he has done to build up this track and facility."

To round out the top 10, were strong finishes by: Bertand #48, Cabral #47, Scally #30, Bailey #2, Valeri #17, Locke #1, Mike Pernesiglio #28, PJ Stergios #88W, Trainor #29, and Kibbe #94.

The mighty NEMA Midgets and NEMA LITES take a couple of weekends off and will prepare for the New London Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday, May 25th for the 16th Annual Shane Hammond Memorial.

There is no better place nor track to honor Shane Hammond, who drove the renowned yellow and blue NEMA #37. The Speedbowl holds a special place, near and dear to Deb Marvuglio, Shane's Mother, as this is where their NEMA journey first began. In Shane's honor, the Shane Hammond Believe Foundation has changed the way drivers, clubs, and tracks think about racing while continuing to spread the message of safety first.

You will not want to miss out on the NEMA fast action at the Speedbowl, we hope to see you there!
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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