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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.
DVD is 332 pictures strong and is a must for any early day
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
email@example.com 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.
NEMA LITES T-Shirts are
available for purchase. The LITES shirts are available in 3
colors - white, gray and royal blue. They come with either the
NEMA LITES logo only on the front or with 2 logos - NEMA LITES
on the front and regular NEMA logo on the back. The white shirts
are $10. The gray or blue are $12. The new LITES t-shirts can be
at The Race Depot/ Seymour Enterprises in Marlboro Mass or are
available from Cyndy Scrivani.
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
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.
CHECK THE MEMBERS ALERTS PAGEFOR THE LATEST HANDICAPS,
COMPETITION ADDENDA, RACE PROCEDURES, & NEMA FORMS
NEMA pays tribute to
one of this club's truest racers and most influential
leaders. Butch was not only a champion driver, he was a
fantastic mechanic, and a courageous President who's
leadership changed NEMA forever.
in the Bien Badger leading the Badgers of Dave Humphrey
and Johnny Evans
NH MUSCLE CAR NIGHT NEMA MIDGETS & NEMA LITES LATE
MODEL SPORTSMEN - STREET STOCKS SIX SHOOTERS - PURE
STOCKS - Pits:
$30 - NASCAR License $35 -
Non-Licernsed - Adults
General Admission: $15
Children 12 and under: FREE
NEMA Midgets Awards - Fast Time - Presented by CMS Racing
Engines Paul Scally - 11.15 sec. - $100
Qualifier Race Winner
- Falconi Energy Paul Scally - $100
Dave Steele Hard Charger
- Heckman Motorsports Randy Cabral - $100
Most Laps Led - Circle
Performance Avery Stoehr - $100
Perseverance Award -
Dave Shore - VMR Paul Scally - $300
NEMA LITES Awards
Fast Time Award -
Presented by I Racing Randy Cabral - $100
Qualifier 1 Winner
- Valeri Construction Jim Cataldo - $100
Qualifier 2 Winner -
Mike & Lu Jarret Ben Mikitarian - $100
Dave Steele Hard Charger
- JMT Racing Richie Coy - $100
Most Laps Led - Circle
Performance Jake Trainor - $100
Boston Seymour Long Distance
Award - Presented by Sprint car Hall of
Fame’s Steve Stapp Matt Janisch - $100
Long Distance Award -
Ken Schrader Racing Calvin Carrol - $100
Top Father-Son Team -
In Memory of Jim O'Brien Ryan & Jeff Locke - $100
NEMA MIDGETS WINNER: AVERY STOEHR #39
Photos by Norm Marx
Photos by John DaDalt
NEMA MIDGETS - SEEKONK -
John Zych Jr.
John Zych Sr.
Pete Pernisiglio Sr.
NEMA LITES WINNER: RYAN LOCKE #38
Photos by Norm Marx
50 Lap Feature>
Photos by John DaDalt
Photos by Mike Rothwell
NEMA LITES - SEEKONK -
Monument Beach, MA
No Chelmsford, MA
New Bedford, MA
Danny Gamache Jr.
No. Smithfield, RI
Stoehr, Locke Shine in
Boston Louie at Seekonk
For the past 20 years, the race held in honor of the
Massachusetts based car owner - "Boston Louie" Seymour, who
campaigned his winning midgets, sprints and Silver Crown
cars across America, has brought together the very best in
open wheel Midget racing. This past Wednesday at Seekonk
Speedway was no different as Avery Stoehr fought off the
NEMA field to take down his first Boston Louie Memorial
On March 25, 2017, the most accomplished
pavement open wheel racer in America , Dave Steele of Tampa
Fl. passed away at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton while
attempting to win his 100th sprint car race in the state of
Florida. The NEMA Lites portion of the show has since been
dedicated in honor of Steele, this year with the young Ryan
Locke besting a star studded field, including Ken Schrader,
in the 50 lap event.
In the NEMA portion of the
event, Paul Scally took down the fast time of the day in his
qualifier, after struggling with mechanical issues during
the day. Scally also won the qualifier, and also took down
the perseverance award for the evening.
In the NEMA
feature, Doug Cleveland and Danny Cugini led the field to
the green flag. Unfortunately, Cugini's evening would come
to an end on lap one as his engine expired. When the green
flag flew, young Avery Stoehr in the Bertrand 39 blasted
around the outside of the field and into the lead. Stoehr
began setting a torrid pace, until the caution flew on lap
When the field lined up for the green flag,
Stoehr would pull away from John Zych, who had made his way
to second at the time. Stoehr's march continued, as he
clicked off six laps in the 11.1 range, running the fastest
time of the day on lap fifteen, a blistering 11.10 second
As the laps wound down, Stoehr extended his lead
and would go on to take down the victory, and the sixth
Boston Louie win for Bertrand Motorsports in the last seven
events. Zych would finish second followed by Randy Cabral.
Stoehr's victory also puts him into the points lead. Todd
Bertrand was fourth followed by Doug Coby, Paul Scally, Doug
Cleveland, Matt O'Brien, Andy Lunt, and Lanson Fornoro.
Cabral was the hard charger in the NEMA feature and Stoehr
led the most laps.
"This is the biggest win of my
career," said Stoehr. "To win the Boston Louie is a dream
for all NEMA racers, and I've been in victory lane before
with my Dad. To do it myself, is just awesome. I need to
thank Tim, Gil, Cara, Curt, Dave, Kayla, Norah, Jon, my Dad
and the entire team for getting us here," said Stoehr.
In the Lites portion of the show, Randy Cabral took down
the fast time portion of the event in qualifying, sponsored
by iRacing. In the qualifiers, Ben Mikitarian and Jim
Cataldo took down the wins, sponsored by Valeri Construction
and Mike & Lu Jarrett.
In the feature event, young
Jake Trainor jumped out into the lead from his pole starting
position. Trainor was quickly pursued by Anthony Marvuglio
in the Cabral #35 machine. Trainor and Marvuglo have been
some of the stars in the early portion of the Lites season,
running 1/3 in points thus far.
As the feature rolled
on, young Ryan Locke was working his way through the field.
Locke was sitting in third by lap twelve, and then would
pass Marvuglio for second on lap thirteen. Behind Locke,
Trainor and Marvuglio, seventh place starter and former
NASCAR star, Kenny Schrader, was working his way through the
field along with Randy Cabral.
As the laps wound
down, Locke would make his bid for the lead against Trainor
on lap 39. From there, Locke would pour on the heat, running
the fastest lap of the feature and of the day on lap 42, a
blistering 11.768 second lap, one of the quickest in recent
years in the Memorial event.
Locke would go on to
pull off the victory over Trainor, Marvuglio, Schrader,
Cabral, up and comer Dominic Elicone, Matt Janisch, Alan
Chambers, Jim Cataldo and Riche Coy.
"We started 6th
which we pulled from the redraw. We had no real strategy
other than take my time and keep the car under me for the
first 30-35 laps and save the tires," said Locke. "I knew we
had a good chance right from the drop of the green, as I was
able to go three wide and the car stuck. I can't thank
everyone enough who helps me - Locke Crane, Shawmut
Equipment, Chester General Store, along with my parents,
family and grand parents," concluded Locke.
charger was Riche Coy, Long Distance awards went to Calvin
Carrol and Matt Janisch, and the top father and son team
went to Jeff & Ryan Locke.
BOSTON LOUIE FORMAT
The Top 8 cars from time trials will Locked in
from time. We will take the fastest time from any of the
1 Qualifer for Cars 9-X
cars for the qualifier
Top 2 finishers are in the
feature draw for positions 1-10.
3rd thru 10th in
Qualifier Start in position 11 -17.
The 10 qualifiers
will be stacked ranked by their times for the entire day.
Times 1-5 will draw for positions 6-10 in the feature. Times
6-10 will draw for positions 1-5 in the feature.
Top 8 in time are locked in.
Qualifier #1 Cars
timing in positions 9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25
Qualifier #2 Cars timing in positions
procedure as NEMA for feature draw
NEMA's 1000th Race - Star Speedway - 8/23/14
CARLSON - CABRAL - ZYCH
Some NEMA Milestones
The Northeastern Midget
Association will open the season at Star Speedway on May 21.
It will be the 1018th point-paying race in the club's
Passing unheralded was the club's
1,000th race at Star Speedway on August 23, 2014. Randy
Cabral was the winner, besting John Zych Jr. and Seth
New England's oldest and most enduring
touring division, NEMA was formed in the late spring of 1953
at the Thompson clubhouse. Fred Meeker was the first NEMA
winner at Seekonk Speedway on May 30, 1953. New England Auto
Racing Hall of Famer Bill Eldridge won the next afternoon at
The NEMA Lites open at Thompson Speedway's
Icebreaker on April 9. There have been 106 races for a
division that started with an exhibition run at New
London-Waterford in 2008. The 100th Lites race was won by
Danny Cugini at Lee on July 17 of last year.
victories last year, Randy Cabral is now tied with Nokie
Fornoro in fourth place on NEMA's all-time win list with 47.
He has 16 seasons with a least one victory tying him with
Bobby Seymour on that list. They have come consecutively,
equaling a NEMA standard set by National Midget Hall of
Famer Dave Humphrey. Most of Cabral's wins have come in Tim
Bertrand's No. 47 but it all started when an upstart Cabral
captured the 2000 Boston Louie in a family car.
Speedway, with 103 races going back to 1968, is the leader
among tracks hosting NEMA events. Randy Cabral tops active
NEMA competitors with four Star wins including three of the
last four. John Zych Jr. has also won at Star.
is clearly one of the most competitive open cockpit
divisions in the country. Over the past six years, there
have been 23 different NEMA winners and in all but one of
those seasons, at least one "first-timer" appeared. Over
that span John Zych Jr., Todd Bertrand, Avery Stoehr and
Seth Carlson have become top contenders. Danny Cugini and
Jim Chambers were first time winners in 2015. Bertrand,
Stoehr and Cugini are all products of the NEMA Lites. The
Lites have had 20-different winners in the past three
seasons, champion Anthony Payne and Megan Cugini among the
2015 first timers. Designed with competiveness in the
forefront nine years ago, the Lites are a true success
Nominations are now being accepted for the
New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame. The nomination form
and procedure are available on the New England Antique
Racers' website - www.near1.org. Please disregard the posted
Those with NEMA connections already
enshrined are Gene Angelillo, Chuck Arnold, Burt Brooks, Ray
Brown,Joe Csiki, Bill Eldridge, Frank Ferrara, Drew Fornoro,
Dave Humphrey, Johnny Kay, Wen Kelly, Rollie Lindblad, John
McCarthy, George Monsen, Al Pillion, Billy Randall, Marvin
Rifchin, Mike Scrivani Sr., Louie Seymour, Hank Stevens, Ed
Stone and Bentley Warren.