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Race 8 - Seekonk - Boston Louie - 7-13-24
LITES Race 7 - Seekonk - OWW - 6-27-24
LITES Race 6 - Hudson - O'Brien - 6-16-24
LITES Race 5 - Star Speedway - 6-15-24
LITES Race 4 - Wiscasset Speedway - 6-1-24
Race 3 - NL-W Speedbowl - SHANE - 5-25-24
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 - 9-16-23
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.


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Ashland, MA 01721
Hitch & Trailer Specialists


Specializing in Finer Imports

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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, JULY 20th - 5:00 PM


3rd Annual Duel at the Dog
Back by popular demand, the 3rd Annual Duel at the Dog is the second visit by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, as well as the second leg of the Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup. This year's version has been enhanced, treating fans to 250-laps in which teams will be required to change tires.

For Modified lovers, they will also be treated to Monadnock's Mad Dog Modifieds. For those preferring winged cars, you are also in for quite a treat with the NEMA Midgets and the NEMA LITES. The Monadnock Mini Stocks and Mad Pups will be joined by the Pro Truck Challenge.
Pits Open at 11:30 AM
Gates Open at 1:30 PM
Hot Laps at 1:30 PM
Racing Starts at 5:00 PM
Adult General Admission: $40.00
Kids General Admission (6-13): $10.00
Senior General Admission (65+): $40.00
On Saturday, July 20th, the Northeastern Midget Association will team with the Monadnoch Speedway to conduct a driver Meet and Greet in the grandstand area. The stars of the Mighty Midgets and NEMA LITES will be on hand to sign autographs and photos as well as pose for pictures. There will also be T-shirt give-a-aways for some lucky fans.

The drivers of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will also conduct a Meet and Greet Saturday so don't miss out on this rare opportunity to get up close to your favorite drivers of these two popular divisions.
Iron Mike Scrivani Memorial
Out of a truck stop in Wrentham, Massachusetts came midgets that dominated East coast racing with both NEMA and ARDC. By day "Iron" Mike Scrivani, Sr., ran his truck stop, and on the weekends he loaded up and headed to wherever NEMA was racing. With his ever present cigar in his mouth Scrivani was a fixture in the NEMA pits throughout the 1960's and 70's, fielding meticulous, immaculate cars for the likes of Noki Fornoro, Butch Walsh, and Dave Humphrey, all NEMA champions. Truthfully, Iron Mike's midget exploits were a full time job, with the team racing sometimes in over 50 NEMA and ARDC events per year.

While he lived up to his nickname, Iron Mike never hesitated to help a fellow racer in need. Have a tough night? Need some parts? Iron Mike would tell you to show up at the Truck Stop on Sunday morning. There are probably guys who still have his parts in their garage.

Iron Mike passed in 1983, and was inducted into the NEAR Hall of Fame in 2007. His place in NEMA and midget history is secure, and son Mike Scrivani, Jr. continues the Iron Mike legacy, fielding championship cars in both NEMA and NEMA LITES. The old man would be proud.
SATURDAY, JULY 13th, 2024

L to R: Todd Bertrand #48, 2nd; Winner Chase Locke #1;
and Jake Trainor #29, 3rd.
Photos by John Dadalt
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 1 Chase Locke Chester, NH Matt Seymour
2 48 Todd Bertrand Danielson, CT Todd Bertrand
3 4s Jake Trainor  Medway, MA  Bobby Seymour
4 88 PJ Stergios Nottingham, NH Matt Seymour
5 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
6 17 Kyle Valeri Monument Beach, MA Peter Valeri
7 47 Randy Cabral Kingston, MA Randy Cabral
8 9 Ben Mikitarian Northborough, MA Ben Mikitarian
9 53 Dylan Coutu Griswold, CT Ron Coutu
10 2 Joe Bailey Monroe, NJ Nick Poe
11 9m Ryan Mcartney Pawling, NY Ben Mikitarian
12 29 Ken Schrader Concord, NC Matt Seymour
13 8 Ethan Dion Oakdale, CT Stephen, Dion
14 4w Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN Bertrand
15 59 Brayden Egan Ashford, CT Eric Egan
16 94 Tiana Kibbe Mcungle, PA Curt Kibbe
17 99 Kyle Ferrucci Woodburry, CT Robert Ferrucci
18 35 DJ Moniz Fairhaven, MA Glen Cabral
19 28 Mike Pernesiglio Ronkonkoma, NY Pete Penesiglio Sr.
20 88 Tyson Adamik Salem, CT Tom Adamik
21 3 Christopher Vose Gloversville, NY Christopher Vose
22 44 Trent Goodrow Carver, MA William Keller
Heat 1 - 4w, 48, 53, 47, 29, 35
Heat 2 - 9, 30, 3, 8, 59, 99, 88
Heat 3 - 1, 4s, 17, 88j, 94, 9m, 44, 28
L to R: John Zych Jr. #9, 3rd; Winner Avery Stoehr #39;
and Paul Scally #30, 2nd.
Photos by
John DaDalt
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Pos. # Driver Hometown Owner
1 39 Avery Stoehr Assonet, MA Bertrand Motorsports
2 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
3 9 John Zych Jr. Mendon, MA John Zych Sr.
4 74 Randy Cabral Kingston, MA Bertrand Motorsports
5 16 Matt O'Brien Wilmington, MA Matt O'Brien
6 93 Mike Horn Ashland, MA Mike Horn
7 49 Dylan Rock Enfield, NH Dan Rock
8 87 Doug Cleveland Sudbury, MA Doug Cleveland
9 A1 Jeff Horn Ashland, MA Mike Horn
10 77 Jake Dumas Brockton, MA Mike Luggelle
11 94 Richie Coy Haskell, NJ Dave Shore
12 6 Seth Carson Stafford, CT Skip Matczek
Heat 1 - 9, 93, 74, 87, A1, 94
Heat 2 - 30, 16, 39, 6, 49, 77

Locke and Stoehr Take the
Coveted Boston Louie Victories

For the past 28 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. Saturday, July 13th at Seekonk Speedway was no different, as Chase Locke won and led the entire 50 lap LITES race while Avery Stoehr fought off the NEMA field in the Boston Louie Memorial victory for the third year in a row.

Alongside NEMA's Announcer, Pete Falconi, NEMA welcomed Alan Bestwick and Jack Arute to the announcers booth to commentate the evenings races. While on the track, in the NEMA LITES, Ken Schrader, former NASCAR Cup Series regular, climbed into Matt Seymour Racing's, The Spirit of Boston #29 as well as Sammy Swindell, 3x WoO Champion and 5x Chili Bowl winner, climbed into the Bertrand Motorsports 4W. The Legacy of Boston Louie lives on through the continued support and sponsorships of Bently's Saloon, Hoosier Tire, Sunoco, South Metro Sports, Falconi Energy, Seaman Mechanical Services, Eight Ball Properties, Michael Libin Landscaping and Construction, and among many others.

After a morning full of rain showers, the sun shined through the clouds just as teams began to unload and take the track for practice. In practice  PJ Stergios in the NEMA LITES, and Avery Stoehr in NEMA Midgets were awarded for setting quick time. While the heat race winners, Sammy Swindell, Ben Mikitarian, and Chase Locke in the NEMA in the NEMA LITES, as well as John Zych Jr. and Paul Scally in the NEMA Midgets were awarded an additional $150.

The stars and cars of the NEMA in the NEMA LITES, division were introduced and lined up to salute their fans for the famous four-wide parade lap.

In a strong field of 22 cars, the drivers realigned in their starting positions, as Chase Locke in the Matt Seymour Racing #1 alongside Todd Berterand in the Todd Bertrand Racing #48 led the field to the green flag for 50 fast and continuous laps around the action track of the east!

Going into turn one, Locke rocketed to the lead followed by Bertrand and PJ Stergios in the Matt Seymour Racing #88.

Over the next several laps, as the drivers began to settle into position, Locke held nearly a six car length lead over Bertrand followed by Stergios, Ben Mikitarian in the #9 worked his way into fourth followed by Paul Scally in the #30. While on the move, starting from his 9th place starting position, Jake Trainor in the Seymour Racing #4s was now on the back bumper of Scally, looking to break into the top 5 where the two battled for position and closed the gap between them and Mikitarian.

On lap 8, going into turn three, Scally was able to take the low line from Mikitarian to take over fourth. But the battle was not over yet, as Scally, Mikitarian, and Trainor remained in a tight pack and continued to race for position over the next several laps.

While the leaders started to encounter lapped traffic, Chase continued to hold a two second lead over Bertrand and Stergios. After tracking down Stergios for a number of laps, Scally was able to create some distance between him and fifth place, Mikitarian. On lap 17, Scally, now on the back bumper of Stergios, took the low line going into turn three from Stergios to take over third. Just as a battle for fourth through sixth now occurred between Stergios, Mikitarian, and Trainor.

While on lap 21, going into turn one, Trainor took the low line from Mikitarian to take over fifth and now set his eyes on fourth place, Stergios.

As the cross flags were flown for race leader Locke followed by Bertrand, and Scally, Stergios and Trainor were now on the back bumper of Scally. On lap 27, going into turn one, Stergios took the high groove to take back third. While on the same lap, going down the back stretch, Trainor was able to take the low line from Scally to take fourth.

As the drivers diced their way through lapped traffic and Locke continued to lead the field, Bertrand was able to capitalize and close some distance. But once Locke navigated through the traffic and once again had clean air, he was able to regain a 1.7 second lead.

On lap 38, while going down the back stretch, Trainor drove up alongside Stergios to take the low line and take over third going into turn three.

With 10 laps remaining, Locke had grown his lead over Bertrand by more than a straightaway.

On lap 50, the checkered flag waved for Locke who led all 50 laps followed by Bertrand and Trainor to round out the podium.

In victory lane, Chase commented on his win, "This car was off the rails all night, I just want to thank everyone for everything that they do and for getting me out here and getting this win tonight. We are going to savor this win."

To round out the top 10 were strong finishes by: Chase Locke #1, Todd Bertrand #48, Jake Trainor #4s, PJ Stergios #88, Paul Scally #30, Kyle Valeri #17, Randy Cabral #47, Ben Mikitarian #9, Dylan Coutu #53, and Joe Bailey #2.

The NEMA Midgets took the track a few races later, as Paul Scally in the #30 alongside Mike Horn in the #93 led the field to the green flag. As Scally took the lead going into turn one followed by Avery Stoehr in the Bertrand Motorsports #39 and Randy Cabral in the Bertrand Motorsports #74. Stoehr worked the outside of Scally going into turn three but Scally was able to hold him off and lead lap one. Coming out of turn two on the following lap, Stoehr drove up alongside Scally as the two raced side by side coming into turn three and down the front stretch.

As Stoehr took over to lead lap 2, he began to drive away from Scally and Cabral. Over the next several laps, with nearly a 3 second gap between the leaders, a battle began for fourth place between Horn and John Zych Jr. in the #9 occurred. As Zych Jr., on the back bumper of Horn, attempted to take the high line, Horn was able to keep his run going on the low line.

While the leaders began to encounter lapped traffic, Scally was able to capitalize and close the gap between him and Stoehr and drive up to Stoehr's back bumper. Once Stoehr navigated through traffic however, he was able to get a good drive coming out of the turns to increase his lead over Scally by half a straightaway.

As the cross flags were flown, we once again saw a tight battle for fourth between Horn and Zych Jr. But going down the backstretch and into turn three, Zych was able to get a good run going and drove up along Horn to take over fourth on lap 16.

Unfortunately, on lap 23, the caution flag was flown on the track. As the drivers reracked for a double file restart, Stoehr, alongside Scally led the field back to the green flag. Stoehr jumped the lead going into turn one followed by Scally. While Zych Jr. was able to get a good run going and drive up alongside Cabral coming out of turn two to take over third.

With just 5 laps remaining, as Stoehr continued to drive away from the field, Zych Jr. now on the back bumper of Scally. Zych Jr worked the highline coming over three, but Scally was able to continue his run and drive away from Zych Jr.

When the checkered flag flew for Stoehr, he held nearly a straightaway lead over Scally and Zych Jr to round out the podium.

In victory lane, Avery commented on his win, "I love coming to this race every year, this track has been good to me these past few years. Thank you Seekonk Speedway for having us and for all the fans that came out. One of my earliest memories is coming here as a kid, my dad won here with this engine that we won here with today. It is a really big part of my life coming here and glad I could hold the checkered flag here a few times."

With Avery Stoehr's win, this marks not only his third Boston Louie Memorial win in a row but also marks a total of 107 team wins for Bertrand Motorsports. This now ties with the famed Gene Angelillo for most car owner wins in NEMA history. Adding to the NEMA history, Russ Stoehr, Avery's father, won Gene Angelillo his 107th win.

To round out the top 10 were strong finishes by: Avery Stoehr #39, Paul Scally #30, John Zych Jr. #9, Randy Cabral #74, Matt O'Brien #16, Mike Horn #93, Dylan Rock #49, Doug Cleveland #87, Jeff Horn #A1, Jack Dumas #77.

NEMA would also like to extend a thank you to Freddy Cleveland who awarded an additional $100 to both 8th place finisher in the NEMA LITES, Ben Mikitarian in the #9, and 7th place finisher in NEMA, Dylan Rock in the #49 in memory of Brian Cleveland who drove the famed #87.

Bobby Seymour remarked on this year's Boston Louie, "Thank you Seekonk Speedway for an incredible venue and allowing us to do this every year. The racing was unbelievable with 50 green flag laps and 22 incredible drivers in the LITES race and a nearly green to checkered race in the NEMA feature. Each year we have such devoted sponsors that help this race succeed. We are looking forward to next year for the big 29th Annual Boston Louie Memorial."

Both NEMA Midgets and LITES are back in action next weekend, Saturday, July 20th at Monadnock Speedway for the Iron Mike Memorial Race.
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.

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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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