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2015 Race Results & Photos

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Race 9 - Thompson Speedway - 8-12-15

Race 8 - Wings & Wheels - Speedbowl - 8-8-15

Race 7 - Lee USA Speedway - 7-17-15

Race 6 - Oswego Speedway - 7-11-15

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2014 Race Results & Photos

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2014 NEMA Banquet - 11-22-14

Race 13 - Thompson Speedway - 10-19-14

Race 12 - Waterford Speedbowl - 10-5-14

Race 11 - Oswego Speedway - 9-14-14

Race 10 - Star Speedway - 8-23-14

Race 9 - Angelillo Memorial - Waterford - 8-9-14

Race 8 - Shane Memorial - Waterford - 7-26-14

Race 7 - Boston Louie - Seekonk - 7-23-14

Race 6 - Oxford Plains Speedwy - 7-19-14

Race 5 - Twin State Speedwy - 6-28-14

Race 4 - Monadnock Speedway - 6-21-14

Race 3 - Wiscasset Speedway - 6-7-14

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Race 2 - Evans MIlls - 5-24-14

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Race 1 - Waterford Speedbowl - 4-12 & 13-14



 
 
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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.

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2013 Race Results & Photos


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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

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NEMA Announces August 29th Date at
Star Speedway, Forges 2016 Partnership
The Northeastern Midget Association will head to the famed Star Speedway in Epping, NH on Saturday night, August 29th. It has been a favorite stop for the midgets since the 60's, in fact Star has hosted more NEMA events than any other facility.

"NEMA is extremely excited to return to Star Speedway this season, and further, to already have forged a strategic commitment to each other for 2016," said NEMA President, Russ Stoehr. "Some of the best races in the history of the club have gone down at Star, and we look forward to making some more memories together."

"We can see that NEMA is on the up swing, and we want to partner with divisions that can both bring us consistent car count, and put on a great show," said Star Speedway Promoter, Bobby Webber Jr. "We are excited to have NEMA return, and are looking forward to some great races over the year to come."

Some of the greats have gotten their first NEMA victory at Star including Joey Coy, Mike Favulli and Billy Mann, as well as modern day drivers like Jeff Horn, Joey Payne, Bobby Seymour and Russ Stoehr. There will be plenty of drivers gunning for their first on Saturday night the 29th, including New Hampshire's Jim and Alan Chambers.

Russ Stoehr leads all active drivers with 10 wins at Star, and Randy Cabral captured last year's Star race in convincing fashion. Drew Fornoro is the all-time NEMA winner at Star with 23, the first coming in 1982. The others in double figures are Dave Humphrey (16) and Russ Stoehr.

Among the most memorable races at Star was "Mazda" Pete Pernesiglio's first NEMA win with son Pete aboard in 1999. There was hardly a dry eye as young Pete outlasted Fornoro to end his dad's long draught. Among active drivers, Jeff Horn, Joey Payne Jr.,, Bobby Seymour and Stoehr all tasted their first NEMA win at Star. Horn and Payne have also been successful in Supermodifieds, Payne actually winning in both divisions on the same program.

Among the others to score their first win at Star were three-time ('89, '91, '93) champ Joey Coy, Hall of Famer Mike Favulli and 1984 champ Billy Mann. There are two sets of brothers (Drew and Nokie Fornoro and Bobby Seymour) and three father-son combinations on the win list. The later category includes Johnny and Joey Coy, Johnny and Billy Mann and Ronnie and Johnny Evans, the latter winning for Jimmy O'Brien.

Per NEMA President, Russ Stoehr, and promoter, Webber, all local Focus midgets are welcome to run at the Star Speedway race on the 29th, and furthermore with NEMA for the remainder of the season.

THE SUNDOWN SHOWDOWN

A special match race has been added to the program. "The Sundown Showdown" will feature some of Star Speedway's historic superstar drivers taking on some of the young, up and coming stars of the NEMA. A trophy and huge bragging rights are on the line for this sure-to-be-special, multi-generational race.
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21st
ZYCH (3RD) - CHAMBERS - CARLSON (2ND)
Photos by Norm Marx
NEMA MIDGETS - CLAREMONT - 8/21/15
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 21 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
2 71 Seth Carlson Brimfield, CT Gene Feigel
3 9 John Zych Jr. Mendon,MA John Zych Sr.
4 47 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Tim Bertrand
5 15a Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Russ Stoehr
6 5b Bethany Stoehr Bridgewater,MA Greg Stoehr
7 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
8 99 Jim Santa Maria Burlington, CT Jim Santa Maria
9 7 Alan Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
10 87 Doug Cleveland  Sudbury, MA  Doug Cleveland  
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NEMA LITES - CLAREMONT - 8/21/15
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 76 Anthony Nocella Woburn, MA Fank Manafort
2 46 Andy Barrows New Ipswich, NH Andy Barrows
3 32 Scott Bigelow E. Hampton, CT Scott Bigelow
4 35 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Glen Cabral
5 21w Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Jim Chambers
6 13 Ryan Bigelow E. Hampton, CT Ryan Bigelow
7 21 Anthony Payne Fairlawn, NJ Jennifer Scrivani
8 51 Danny Cugini Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
9 30b Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
10 2 Jim Cataldo Sterling, MA Jim Cataldo
11 41 Megan CuginI Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
12 16 Dennis O'Brien Deerfield, NH Chris O'Brien
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31 Jim Santa Maria Burlington, CT Paul Bigelow
CLAREMONT MEET & GREET
Magical Night for Jim Chambers,
Captures First NEMA Win at Claremont; Anthony Nocella Wins Lites
Bridgewater, MA  -  This past Friday evening, NEMA made a return to Claremont Speedway. Beautiful weather, despite a grim forecast, and a professionally run operation greeted the winged warriors at the Speedway.

"I'm still at a loss for words. I don't even know what to say," were the first words from Jim Chambers on Saturday, following his first ever NEMA win at Claremont Speedway.

In the NEMA feature, Chambers bolted out into the lead on lap one. A caution for an altercation involving Paul Scally, brought the field back to its original formation. On the restart, which would be the only one of the race, Chambers quickly took command again.

Through the early stages of the race, Chambers paced the field at a torrid rate. Further back, Seth Carlson had quickly worked his way into second, and John Zych & Randy Cabral had worked their way from the last row into third and fourth by the halfway point.

The Carlson, Zych, Cabral trio looked to be gaining on Chambers in the late stages of the race, in heavy lapped traffic, but Chambers would have none of it, as he was flawless over the final laps of the race. He went on to take down the victory over Carlson, Zych, Cabral and Avery Stoehr.

"Throughout the day I focused on not over thinking or over driving the track. The car felt great in the heat race so we decided not to touch it other than getting stagger to where we wanted. During the race I think the biggest thing was having settled down and when the flag dropped I was ready to go. The whole race I had one thought... go as fast as this car will let me.. I had no idea if I had a car length or a straightaway ahead I just tried to be quick through traffic, smooth and hit my points. The last five laps I was so focused that it went by faster that I could ever imagine. I can't explain how good my first win feels and I owe it to so many that have helped," concluded Chambers.

In the Lites race, veteran Anthony Nocella wasted no time. He blasted through the field, and honed in on Andy Barrows in the #46. He made the move under Barrows down the back straight on lap eight, and he "ran away and hid" from the field in the Frank Manafort #76 machine. Behind Nocella, there was an exceptional battle for second between Barrows, Scott Bigelow and Randy Cabral. Bigelow made a number of attempts at Barrows, but came up short to finish third. Cabral and Jim Chambers completed the top five.

NEMA continues its summer stretch with a highly anticipated return to Star Speedway in Epping, NH on August 29th. A special "Showdown of Champions" will highlight the night.
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Butch Walsh Passes

The first driver to have his named inscribed on a Mike Scrivani midget was Fred "Butch" Walsh.

"That is very significant," says Mike Scrivani Jr. recalling a number of stories about Walsh who passed away Friday evening in Hyannis, MA. "The old man had a lot of great drivers but Butchie was the first one he considered a steady driver."

The Dover, MA product raced modifieds, supermodifieds (the Tim T. 77), sprints and later motorcycles (both on dirt and ice) but it was in the midgets, notably the Northeastern Midget Association, that he excelled. Long-time racing observer Bruce Cohen remembers his first effort at Norwood Arena - "a white car that had 'Mom's Worry' written on it."

A member of NEMA's Hall of Fame, Walsh was a two-term (1981-1984) club president. He helped put together the NEMA-ARDC-USAC tour during that reign. "NEMA owes Butch Walsh at lot," says Scrivani.

The first of 15 NEMA victories came at Maine's Wiscasset Speedway driving for Jerry Connors in 1972. After a lot of badgering, he wound up in the Scrivani car the following season, winning the championship with eight podium finishes including a victory. "My father, of course, had known Butchie for some time and figured he was going pretty good in less then top of the line cars," Scrivani says.

He went on to win in the Bien 35 and Dunn T5 over the next 12 years. Every car he drove, including the Connors and Scrivani machines, he also worked on. Scrivani credits Walsh with "teaching me about being dedicated to having the car ready. "

Among the cars Walsh worked on were the ARDC championship machines of Mike Sheehan. It was during that time that Walsh pulled off one of his most astonishing accomplishments - running one night on the dirt at Grandview, PA and the next night on the pavement at Wiscasset. It involved a trip of several hundred miles.

"Butch just did things like that," said Cohen, a friend since the early 1970s. "There are lots of Butch Walsh stories. But he was smart and creative and effective as well."
 
     Butch Walsh’s NEMA Victories

Date - Year - Track - Car
6/24 - 1972 - Wiscasset - Connors 58
9/15 - 1973 - Westboro - Scrivani 22
5/25 - 1975 - Star - Scrivani 22
6/22 - 1975 - Star - Scrivani 22
8/31 - 1975 - Devils Bowl - Scrivani 22
5/3 - 1980 - Waterford - Bien 35
7/13 - 1980 - Westboro - Bien 35
5/23 - 1981 - Westboro - Bien 35
5/30 - 1981 - Waterford - Bien 35
6/13 - 1981 - Westboro - Bien 35
7/17 - 1982 - Westboro - Bien 35
8/1 - 1982 - Hudson - Bien 35
8/7 - 1982 - Westboro - Bien 35
9/1 - 1984 - Star - Dunn T5
9/2 - 1984 - Hudson - Dunn T5

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12th

Budweiser 'King of Beers' NWMT 150 Night
Photos by Norm Marx
Zych Blasts to Thompson NEMA Win

Bridgewater, MA  -  The Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park hosted the Northeastern Midget Association, along with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour last Wednesday for the Budweiser 150 & Angelillo Memorial evening. Beautiful weather and a packed in crowd highlighted the evening for the winged warriors.

Paul Scally and Alan Chambers led the field to the green flag. Quickly, the all time Thompson winner and 5 time Champion, Randy Cabral blasted from his fourth starting position into the lead on lap four. Further back, John Zych Jr. was also on the prowl, taking the second position on lap six. Cabral would stretch his lead out to ten carlengths, until the caution flew on the thirteenth circuit.

On the restart, Zych lagged back, but then kept his momentum around the high line, taking over the lead from Cabral. Over the next seven laps, Zych would set a torrid pace, pulling out to a ten car length lead over Cabral.

What Zych didn't want to see, was a caution, and that did happen with five laps remaining when Bobby Santos III #74 Bertrand Motorsports machine came to a rest on the back stretch with a steering issue.

On the single file restart, Cabral got a good run, and peeked under Zych entering turn one. The two fought side by side for the next three laps, until Cabral faded and Zych pulled away to pull off his second Thompson victory. Jim Chambers had an exceptional podium run to finish third, followed by Avery Stoehr, Todd Bertrand, Seth Carlson, Alan Chambers, Bethany Stoehr, Russ Stoehr, and Bobby Santos III.

"We lost the brakes on the second lap, and I just couldn't hold the car down," said Cabral. "Thompson is a tough place to run with no brakes. John was really fast tonight, hats off to him and his Dad," said Cabral.

"I was trying to save my tires early on. When the caution flew, I knew we had a shot," said Zych. "Once I was able to get out in front, I was able to run the line I wanted to, and really started getting a good rhythm. I knew over the closing laps, I needed to keep the car straight and not overheat the tires. It's an amazing honor to win the Angelillo Memorial," he said.

"NEMA thanks Josh Vanada and the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park staff for their hospitality, and for giving us a shot to run at such a great event along with the (Whelen Modified) Tour," said NEMA President, Russ Stoehr.

NEMA picks back up its schedule this Friday evening at Twin State Speedway in Claremont, NH.

NEMA MIDGETS - THOMPSON - 8/12/15
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 9 John Zych Jr. Mendon,MA John Zych Sr.
2 47 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Tim Bertrand
3 21 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
4 15a Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Russ Stoehr
5 39 Todd Bertrand Danielson, CT Todd Bertrand
6 71 Seth Carlson Brimfield, CT Gene Feigel
7 7 Alan Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
8 5b Bethany Stoehr Bridgewater,MA Greg Stoehr
9 44 Russ Stoehr Lakeville, MA Ed Breault
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74 Bobby Santos Franklin, MA Tim Bertrand 
11 35 Andy Schlatz - Glen Cabral
12
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51 Danny Cugini Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
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30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
14
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87 Doug Cleveland  Sudbury, MA  Doug Cleveland  
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 8th
THE 8th ANNUAL
ZYCH - CARLSON - COBY
Photos by Tiffany Payne
NEMA MIDGETS - NL-WS - 8/8/15
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 71 Seth Carlson Brimfield, CT Gene Feigel
2 74 Doug Coby Wethersfield, CT Tim Bertrand 
3 9 John Zych Jr. Mendon,MA John Zych Sr.
4 47 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Tim Bertrand
5 15a Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Russ Stoehr
6 21 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
7 44 Russ Stoehr Lakeville, MA Ed Breault
8 7 Alan Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
9 5b Bethany Stoehr Bridgewater,MA Greg Stoehr
10 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
11 87 Doug Cleveland  Sudbury, MA  Doug Cleveland  
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28 Pete Pernisiglio Jr. Ronkonkoma, NY Pete Pernisiglio
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51 Danny Cugini Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
14
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39 Todd Bertrand Danielson, CT Todd Bertrand
ANTHONY PAYNE - JOEY PAYNE
Photos by Tiffany Payne
NEMA LITES - NL-WS - 8/8/15
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 21 Anthony Payne Fairlawn, NJ Jennifer Scrivani
2 76 Anthony Nocella Woburn, MA Fank Manafort
3 30b Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
4 32 Scott Bigelow E. Hampton, CT Scott Bigelow
5 35 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Glen Cabral
6 21w Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Jim Chambers
7 24 Nikki Carroll - -
8 41 Megan CuginI Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
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39 RJ Tufano West Haven, CT RJ Tufano
10
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31 Paul Bigelow Kensington, CT Paul Bigelow
11
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51 Danny Cugini Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
12
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13 Ryan Bigelow E. Hampton, CT Ryan Bigelow
13
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95 Jeff Schecteer - -
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29d Jeremy DeCourcey Rochester NH  Jeremy DeCourcey
Carlson, A. Payne Take
Wings & Wheels NEMA Victories
On a beautiful late summer New England evening, Seth Carlson ended a dry spell for the Feigel Motorsports team this past Saturday evening in front of a giant crowd at the New London Waterford Speedbowl for its annual Wings & Wheels event. In the Lites division, Anthony Payne captured his second win of the season, and of his career, in a hard fought race against veteran Anthony Nocella.

In the NEMA race, Carlson started fourth on the grid, while Doug Cleveland and Russ Stoehr brought the field to the green. Carlson wasted no time, blasting past Cleveland for the lead on the third lap. Right behind Carlson, reining NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, Doug Coby was on the move as well. Coby moved into second on the third lap, and the two would run in that order for the majority of the race. Further back, Randy Cabral and John Zych were battling for the third spot, when a caution flew with six laps remaining for a Pete Pernesiglio spin.

On the restart, Coby struck and moved briefly into the lead at the line, but Carlson would fight back and draw even in turns one and two. The duo would run side by side for three laps, with Coby eventually settling back into second. With three laps remaining, the caution would fly again, this time lining up a single file restart. In the meantime, Zych had moved into the third spot past Cabral. On the final restart, Carlson's car hesitated causing Coby to hook his rear bumper, both getting loose on the front stretch. Zych ducked under Coby for second, but Coby rocketed around the top of turn one, while Carlson stretched out his lead. Carlson would cross the line first ahead of Coby, Zych, Cabral, Avery Stoehr, Jim Chambers, Russ Stoehr, Alan Chambers, Bethany Stoehr, and Paul Scally.

"My car was hesitating on the restarts. I was hoping it was going to make it to the end," said Carlson. "It was great to run against Doug, he is aggressive, but also clean and that makes the racing fun. I really need to thank Gene Feigel and my Dad, they had the car really good tonight," he said.

In the Lites division, RJ Tufano jumped out into an early lead. He was pursued by young gun, Anthony Payne, for the first ten laps of the race. On a lap ten restart, Payne blasted into the lead.

"I was trying to be smooth and save my tires," said Payne. "When the caution came out and we doubled up, I got to the throttle first and beat him to the corner," he said.

In the later stages of the race, veteran Anthony Nocella in the FMR Racing #76 would move into second and begin to pressure Payne.

"Anthony was pressuring me on the outside, but I made sure to run a line that made it hard for him to get me," said Payne. "It felt great to beat such a talented driver. I really need to thank Lu & Mike Jarrett, the Scrivani's, Jim Susi, Dave Shore and Waddell Communications," he said.

Veteran Paul Scally rallied for an exceptional third place finish in his #30B lites car, and was followed across the line by Scott Bigelow and Randy Cabral, who had an epic duel for the fourth spot.
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NEW DATE AND TRACK

SAT. SEPT. 12th, 2015
White Mountain Speedway Race
Honors the Late Jim O’Brien
On Saturday September 12th, the Northeastern Midget Association will invade the White Mountain Motorsports Park for the first time in over twenty years. Usually when NEMA heads to a track it hasn't been to in years, the press releases are filled with talk of the mighty midgets of NEMA looking to break track records, however on this night, the NEMA Lites will take center stage for the first Jim O'Brien Memorial Race.

Brothers Matt and Dennis O'Brien will both be competing in the NEMA and Lites race cards, respectively, with Matt competing in both events. Brother, Chris O'Brien, will be on hand as well - as he owns the Dennis O'Brien machine. A first O'Brien Memorial win will be a coveted one, on the minds of many Lites racers. One of those is NEMA Champion and Lites competitor, Randy Cabral.

"Jim was such a good guy, and always thought about the little guy. Maybe we aren't considered the little guys anymore, but for many years when we were showing up with a 1979 Edmunds on a snow mobile trailer, Jim was always there to greet us with a smile. It would be such an honor to win this race," said five time champion, Randy Cabral. "He did so much for the club, I'd like all of the younger generation to understand who he was, and the impact he had on what we have today," Cabral went on to say.

"Jim O'Brien was a staple in the foundation of NEMA," said NEMA President Russ Stoehr. "He was one of the pioneers who helped pave the way for pavement midget racing in the Northeast, as we see it today," he said.

Jim O'Brien was a legendary car owner and club officer, who for a span of four decades personified the best of NEMA. At a very young age, he was introduced to the Midgets by his father and in 1970, joined the NEMA family as a car owner. He earned feature wins with Johnny Evans, driving his Falcon powered Kurtis, and Doug Cleveland who powered to victory in his home built "Pink Panther" laydown chassis.

In 1975 he won the Coca-Cola dirt track championship with Hank Stevens at the wheel. Jim was an innovative fabricator and engine builder and with his sons by his side, he always built his own cars and motors. For years he served as a NEMA contest board member, once a vice-president, and for 13 consecutive years as the treasurer. His life-long dedication to the club was truly outstanding and in 2003, he was inducted into the NEMA Hall of Fame. However, most notably Jim was always one that stood-up and fought for fair competition and defended the "little guy" - racers who ran with small budgets.

In the same spirit of Jim O'Brien, the NEMA Lites were created with two principals - cost effectiveness and fair competition. While the NEMA midgets are considered the fastest midgets in the world, the NEMA Lites boast to be "lite" on the wallet, making them the perfect fit to highlight the Jim O'Brien memorial race.

NEMA's nearly 20 year hiatus will see fast action on New Hampshire's ultra quick, high banked 1/4 mile when the show rolls into town on July 18th.
 
"Bring the Races to the Children"
On June 29th, an amazing group of drivers came to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center to "bring the races to the children."

Mariah Michalski and Jenn Hann from CCMC came together to organize this event for the children and stuff of CCMC. The turnout of drivers and crews who fully supported the event was beyond belief! With Channel 3 News, and the Hartford Courant attending, the event was nothing short of perfect!

Ever driver had the chance to do arts and crafts with the children, as well as go room to room for those who couldn't play the game or join in on the crafts. To see the faces of each child smile was incredible.

One parent said "I haven't heard you talk this much in two years!"- to her son who was loving being able to sit in the race cars outside.

NEMA driver who attended were Avery Stoehr, Todd Bertrand, Jim Santa Maria, Paul Bigelow, and Dennis Obrian. A great group of drivers from other divisions also came out to show their support.

"Giving back to the community is something I love to do, and if I can involve something I love - racing - I am all for it" said Mariah Michalski.
 
NEMA and Hoosier Tire
Ink Exclusive Three Year Deal
Brockton, MA  -  NEMA President, Mike Scrivani, announced today 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. “We have an exciting schedule brewing for 2015 and expect great car counts,” said 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 for the 2015 season.

NEMA’s schedule will soon be published on www.nemaracing.com. Stay tuned for all of the latest updates.
 
Jerry Wall - Yellow Jacket
NEMA Vintage Slide Show on DVD
Once again, the Northeastern Midget Association is making available the NEMA Vintage Slideshow DVD just in time for Christmas. 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. On the DVD: 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
to rewindles@sbcglobal.net or by sending a check or money order
(payable  to NEMA) as well as your name and address to Bill Van Slyke,
23 Horsestable Cir., Shelton, Ct. 06484.
Ronnie Evans
Seekonk Action
Len Thrall
Tony Romit - Fahey Offy
Joe Csiki
Bill Randall (3) & Bud Tatro (1) - Seekonk
 
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