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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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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.

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THE 21st BOSTON LOUIE MEMORIAL
WEDS., JUNE 28th, 2017
SEEKONK SPEEDWAY - 6:30 PM
DAVE STEELE - #33
The Legacy of Boston Louie
Lives On in the 21st Annual
Boston Louie Seymour Memorial
For the past 20 years, the race held in honor of the Massachusetts based car owner who campaigned his winning midgets, sprints and Silver Crown cars across America, has brought together the very best in open wheel Midget racing.

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.

When the NEMA Midgets roll into Seekonk Speedway for the 21st Annual Boston Louie Memorial, NEMA will honor Steele by extending the customary 29 lap race to 33 laps (Steele's number) for the NEMA LITES portion of the event.

A special thanks to Seekonk Speedway, NEMA, the many sponsors, fans and dedicated race coordinators, who have helped produce this spectacular event for the past two decades.

The Seymour Family
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Auto racing and college football broadcaster Jack Arute Jr. will be joining NEMA announcer Pete Falconi to call the 21st Boston Louie Memorial.
     
Format for the 2017 Boston Louie Memorial
2-3 warmups (time dependent).

The driver’s time trial time will be the fastest lap turned out of any of the warmups.

The number of heats that will be run will depend on the car count and the heat race invert will be determined after time trials. Between 80 and 90% of the field will be fully inverted for the Heat races.

The number of transfer spots will be dependent on the number of heats. If there are 2 heats, 5 cars will transfer for a total of 10. If there are 3 heats, 5 cars will transfer for a total of 15.

The transferred cars will be stack ranked by their fastest overall time for the DAY, warmups and heats included. A pill will be drawn. If 10 cars transferred, the pills will be 8, 9 or 10. If 15 cars transfer, the pills will be 12, 14 or 15.

If, for example, a #12 invert pill is drawn in the case of 15 transfer spots, the fastest time for the day out of the qualified cars would start 12th, the second fastest 11th, the third fastest 10th, and so on. The 13th - 15th fastest, although they may have qualified through their heat, would start 13th - 15th, heads up. All cars that do not make the transfer will start heads up.

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 LITES only - the format will be the same as 2016. 2017 feature winners from NEMA or the Eastern Midgets cannot start higher than 6th position in the feature.
 

EPPING, NH
SATURDAY, JUNE 17th, 2017
NEMA MIDGETS & NEMA LITES
A. STOEHR - SCALLY - A. CHAMBERS
Photos by
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NEMA MIDGETS - STAR - 6/17/17
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
2 7 Alan Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
3 39 Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Bertrand Motorsports
4 71 Seth Carlson Brimfield, CT Gene Feigel
5 48 Todd Bertrand Danielson, CT Gill Bertrand
6 21 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
7 74 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Bertrand Motorsports
8 66 Chris deRitis Philadelphia, PA Dan deRitis
9 87 Doug Cleveland Sudbury, MA Doug Cleveland
10 99 Jim Santa Maria Burlington, CT Jim Santa Maria
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DUHAIME - MIKITARIAN - J. CHAMBERS
Photos by Rich Hayes
Photos by Mike Rothwell
NEMA LITES - STAR - 6/17/17
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 9 Ben Mikitarian Northborough, MA John Mikitarian
2 12 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Jim Chambers
3 5 Dylan Duhaime Loudon, NH Jim Cataldo
4 35 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA  Glen Cabral
5 51 Dan CuginI Marshfield, MA Dan Cugini
6 21 Anthony Payne Fairlawn, NJ Mike Scrivani
7 27 Kevin Iannarelli Maynard, MA Kevin Iannarelli
8 38 Ryan Locke Raymond, NH  Ken Locke
9 7 Jim Cataldo Sterling, MA Jim Cataldo
10 16 Denis O'Brien Deerfield, NH Chris O'Brien
11 19 Richard Coy Haskell, NJ Richard Coy
12 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
13 57 PJ Stergios New Market, NH Bill Stergios
14 46 Andy Barrows New Ipswich, NH Andy Barrows
Scally, Mikitarian Score Historic
First NEMA Victories at Star Speedway
The Northeastern Midget Association rolled into Bob Webber's Star Speedway this past Saturday evening, marking another event at NEMA's most historic venue. Not to disappoint, the results were also historic with the club celebrating two first time winners on the evening for the first time in the club's 65 year history.

In the Lites division, sixteen year old Ben Mikitarian drove his New England Truck Solutions #9 to his first ever win in the ultra competitive division. In the NEMA division, Paul Scally who won his first Lites race at Wiscassett Speedway a few weeks ago, snapped a nearly 25 year drought to take down a very popular win over tough competition. To make the victories even sweeter, both took home NEMA's "First Time Winner" bonus - in the Lites sponsored by Mike Scrivani Jr. and family, and the NEMA division sponsored by Seymour Enterprises.

In the Lites division, Ben Mikitarian and five time NEMA champion, Randy Cabral would put on a duel in the first two laps, before the red flag would fly for a wreck between Paul Scally and PJ Stergios that sent Scally flipping onto his side, before a minor fire erupted next to his vehicle. Scally was taken away for inspection in the ambulance, and would later end up in the announcer's stand to help call the rest of the feature event!

When the green flag flew again, Mikitarian began to distance himself from the field. By lap eight Mikitarian had pulled a straightway away from the field.

Behind him, Cabral ran a comfortable second, but further back, Jim Chambers and Danny Cugini were slicing their way through the field, and one of the stories of the night, was Dylan Duhaime, making one of his first starts of the season was blasting his way through the field in the Cataldo #5 machine.

By lap seventeen, Mikitarian was into heavy lapped traffic, and Chambers had cleared Cabral. Duhaime would then set his sights on Cabral and overtake third on lap twenty, and begin to cut into the gap that Chambers and Mikitarian had created. Mikitarian was flawless in lapped traffic, and would go on to take down his first ever win in his second season, over Chambers, Duhaime, Cabral, Cugini, Anthony Payne, Kevin Iannarelli, Ryan Locke, Jim Cataldo and Dennis O'Brien.

"I was watching the board every lap. I didn't know how much of a lead I had so I was driving hard every lap. When I saw the 12 (Jim Chambers) move up to second I knew he was coming, he's always fast. I just kept doing my thing, hoping the yellow wasn't going to come out," said Mikitarian. "Lap traffic is always a factor at the end of a race. Luckily there was only a couple cars and they were spread out so it wasn't too bad. It's hard to time it right so you don't lose all your momentum trying to get around them. I had a good lead so in the end it all worked out. It seemed the track was loose all night, we were loose in practice and in the heat, made a few adjustments and it all worked out," he said.

In the NEMA feature, Paul Scally and Alan Chambers in the Earth Movers #30 brought the field to the green flag. Scally, a heat race winner from earlier in the evening, blasted into the lead. Scally would set a torrid pace over the first ten circuits, pacing himself over a straightaway from the field.

Behind Scally, Chambers in the Mac's Auto World #7 was running a solid second, with Avery Stoehr in the Bertrand Motorsports #39 on his tail in third.

Scally looked to be setting sail in hopes of his first ever NEMA victory, when Chris Deritis in the #66 and Doug Cleveland, making his first start of the season in his #87, got together, with Cleveland going off on the hook with a flat tire.

The caution that Scally did not want to see, lined the field back up side by side with nine laps remaining. On the restart, Scally spun the tires, and he & Chambers drag raced into turn one. Scally blasted his car into the bottom grove and the two were side by side down the back stretch, with Scally regaining the lead.

Behind him, Chambers, Seth Carlson and Stoehr were mixing it up, with Stoehr and Carlson swapping the third spot a couple of times. Out in front, Scally stretched his lead out, and would go on to take down a very popular and historic first victory. He was followed by Chambers, Stoehr, Carlson, Todd Bertrand, Jim Chambers, Randy Cabral, Chris Deritis, and Jim Santa Maria.

"At about half way I was telling myself - we've got a heat race distance left stay calm, and then the yellow came. I saw the 7 would be outside and knowing how good that car is at Star, it was all or nothing and I wasn't coming away empty handed," he said. "We haven't finished a feature this year, it's been plenty fast but had different issues pop up.

I feel like we were long over due because of past heartbreaks, but you can't let that discourage you from trying. The whole night was a roller coaster ride of emotion, between wrecking the lite car and winning the NEMA feature feels like a dream," said Scally. Star is an awesome midget track, the whole NEMA group shows well there. It's an honor to join the list of winners there. I look forward to continuing to race there for many more years," he concluded.

NEMA's next race is the Boston Louie Memorial, on Wednesday June 28th, one of the most prestigious races of the season.
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CHAD LABASTIE #14
Photos by
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Photos by Tiffany Payne
NEMA LITES - THOMPSON - 6/14/17
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 14 Chad Labastie Oxbridge, MA Chad Labastie
2 13 Ryan Bigelow E. Hampton, CT Ryan Bigelow
3 35 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA  Glen Cabral
4 51 Dan CuginI Marshfield, MA Dan Cugini
5 12 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Jim Chambers
6 45 Todd Bertrand Danielson, CT Bertrand Motorsports
7 21 Anthony Payne Fairlawn, NJ Mike Scrivani
8 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
9 38 Ryan Locke Raymond, NH  Ken Locke
10 9 Ben Mikitarian Northborough, MA John Mikitarian
11 16 Denis O'Brien Deerfield, NH Chris O'Brien
12 7 Jim Cataldo Sterling, MA Jim Cataldo
13 52 Kevin Park Foxboro, MA Kevin Park
14 3 Chris Vose Gloversville, NY Chris Vose
15 27 Kevin Iannarelli Maynard, MA Kevin Iannarelli
16 19 Richard Coy Haskell, NJ Richard Coy
Labastie Conquers NEMA Lites at
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Long time New England racer, Chad Labastie, out paced a strong NEMA Lite field this past Wednesday at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on the venue's Whelen Modified Tour Thompson 125 evening. It was the first win with the club for Labastie, who started his racing career at the "Little T" Speedway back in the mid 80's right next door to the famed oval. To make the win extra special, Labastie also claimed the "First Time Winner" pot, sponsored by Mike Scrivani Jr.

When the green flag dropped, Randy Cabral, followed by Anthony Payne in the Scrivani 21 and Labastie, who started 6th, used the outside lane to work their way to the front. Quickly, Labastie made his way by Payne, and would go to work on Cabral. The two ran side by side, swapping the lead over a circuit, with Labastie coming out on top.

Labastie would begin to stretch out his lead, and Cabral would hold a strong second position through the halfway point. After the halfway point, Ryan Bigelow in the #13 machine would begin closing on Cabral, and over the final ten circuits, the duo would put on a spectacular race for the second position.

Over the final circuits, Labastie's machine, still holding a strong lead, would begin to slow slightly with over heating issues, but it would not prevent him from taking down his first ever NEMA victory. Bigelow would get the best of Cabral to finish second, Cabral would run third, Danny Cugini fourth, followed by Jim Chambers, Todd Bertrand, Payne, Paul Scally, Ryan Locke and Ben Mikitarian.

"The car was on rails today. We used the outside early on and I just followed Randy and Anthony to the front. The motor started getting hot about 1/2 way through the race and by lap 15 it was almost pegged. But I wasn't going to pull off with the lead. I was either gonna win or it was gonna blow up!", said Labastie.

"It was extra special winning at Thompson - which is my home track. Had a lot of friends and family there watching. I love driving these lite cars. I think we ran just enough races last year to get to know the car and get a good feel for it and learn some stuff. We've been off to a real competitive start so far this year," he concluded.
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Todd Bertrand Set to Defend Icebreaker Victory
at Thompson 125, presented by Whelen
THOMPSON, CT – One of the highlights of Icebreaker 2017 was the photo finish between NEMA Lites drivers Todd Bertrand and Dan Cugini. The two battled wing-to-wing in the waning laps of the 20-lap affair, but it was Bertrand by the length of a bumper. The 0.038 second margin of victory was the closest recorded in a NEMA Lites race at Thompson.

Bertrand recalls the sequence of events that day, which resulted in his first visit to Critical Signs victory lane, “The car was a little loose, meaning that I wouldn’t have as much traction on the track. I fixed that problem with using the heat tires for the featured race which really helped me out big time. I knew I had a fast car and if I got in front of Danny early than I would have a huge chance of winning. I got past him early and knew I was faster than everyone on the track so that gave me more leverage at winning. Near the end on the final three laps my car started to become loose and that gave Danny a huge advantage, due to me loosing traction; but I held my ground and stayed on the inside of him to lead me to a Thompson victory. I have never won a race at Thompson before so winning this race meant a lot to me.”

The car that Bertrand drove to victory has quite the story behind it. The CT-native explains, “This was the first time back in the No. 45 since running it last year in the World Series. We first acquired this car back when I started running in the NEMA Lites then sold it to a close friend of mine. Me and my team reacquired this car and wanted to use it for rental rides and I personally wanted to use it for racing at big tracks such as Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. This car had some problems in the winter due to a 15 year old motor, which we fixed with a brand new motor. These replacements to this car had a tremendous impact on my winning the Icebreaker.”

The Icebreaker is old news, though, and Bertrand knows that he must turn his attention to the next NEMA Lites race at Thompson, which is scheduled for June 14, as part of the Thompson 125, presented by Whelen. Bertrand then discussed his strategy for the Thompson 125.

“We are going to go with a similar package with some minor adjustments due to the temperature of track being different than it was back during Icebreaker and also changes from Global Rally Cross this past weekend. New Tires will be bought and maintained while getting all the aspects right on the car.”

Bertrand knows that he will have to be on top of his game heading into the event, as a handful of drivers will be challenging him in his quest to continue his Icebreaker success going.

“My biggest competition for next week will be No. 35 Randy Cabral who will always be fast. Next is No. 51 Dan Cugini who has won the last 3/4 races at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Next is No. 12 Jim Chambers who is a hell of a driver in the 12 car. Last, but not least, is No. 57 PJ Stergios who crashed in the first lap of the Icebreaker but has won the World Series last year. Any of those guys will hold their ground and be huge contenders to win.”

The NEMA Lites will join the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, Sunoco Modifieds, Late Models, Limited Sportsman and Mini Stock on the race card for the Third Annual Thompson 125, presented by Whelen. Scheduled for June 14, the grandstands will open at 3:30pm with racing beginning at 5pm. For more information, visit thompsonspeedway.com.
 
NEMA Announces
“First Time” Winner Awards
for 2017 Season
New Award will be presented by Seymour Performance for NEMA Midgets and by the Mike Scrivani Family in honor of “Iron Mike” Scrivani for the Lites Division.
For the first time, the Northeastern Midget Association has announced a new award for the 2017 season, that will reward first time winners in a "lottery" style system. Seymour Performance of Marlborough, MA will present the award for the NEMA series. The Mike Scrivani Jr. Family, in honor of legendary NEMA car owner "Iron Mike" Scrivani, will present the Lite series award.

Each week, the presenting sponsor will put $50 into a "fund" that will build up until each division sees a first time winner. For example, if a first time winner takes the checkers on the 5th race of the season, a bonus of $250 will be paid to that driver, and the fund will be reset for the next race.

With a number of new teams signed up for both the NEMA series and the Lites series for 2017, the effort will help promote the new teams coming into the division.

"This is an awesome effort, and I'm excited that Mike Scrivani brought this idea forward to the club and owners," said newly appointed NEMA President, Tim Bertrand. "Mike and his family have been a beachhead team in NEMA for over forty years and we are very excited to have them spearheading this new program for the club," said Bertrand.

"When Mike called me with this idea, I thought it was fantastic. It will be an awesome way to reward first time winners in both series," said Bobby Seymour of Seymour Performance.

In addition to the award, the Scrivani Family presents the Iron Mike Memorial race, which will take place this year at Monadnock Speedway, on September 2nd, and the Seymour Family presents the Boston Louie Memorial, which will take place at Seeknonk Speedway on June 29th.

NEMA kicks off its schedule with the Lites at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park at the ICEBREAKER on April 1, and then moves on to the New England mainstay, the New London Waterford Speedbowl on May 6th (Lites) and May 7th (NEMA).
 
NEMA 2017 Schedule
Final Version - 1/26/17

April 2017
1st Thompson - Icebreaker - Lites only

May 2017
13th Star
20th Wiscasset

June 2017
3rd Riverhead - Alan Cantor Memorial
14th Thomson - Lites only
17th Star
28th Seekonk - Boston Louie Memorial

July 2017
8th Star - Butch Walsh Memorial
15th Seekonk - Lites only
29th Speedway 51 - Lites only  (NEW)

August 2017
9th Thompson - NEMA Midgets only
12th Waterford - Wings and Wheels / Angelillo Memorial
19th Star - Marvin Rifchin Memorial
26th Waterford - Lites only

September 2017
2nd Monadnock - Iron Mike Memorial
9th Waterford - Lites only
23rd Wiscassett - Lites only  - 75 laps
30th Star - Jim O'Brien Memorial

October 2017
14th Thompson - NEMA Midgets only - Shane Hammond
 Memorial
15th Thompson - Lites only - Shane Hammond  Memorial

December 2017
2nd NEMA Banquet - Royal Crown Plaza
 
NEMA STATS
With 2016 Updates
Track Histories, Champions,
Wins, Midgets & Lites Stats

In the Left Hand Column HERE
 
NEMA's 65th CONSECUTIVE YEAR
2017 CALENDAR
The Northeastern Midget Association announces the release of the 2017 Racing Calendar celebrating NEMA's 65th consecutive year.

This publication features colored photos and knock out graphics.The body of the calendar is full of current and historic information including past and present driver's first wins and the tracks they won at. Both NEMA and NEMA LIte drivers and car owner's birthdays are spread from front to back as well as the legends of yesterday.

And for the traditionalists, all the important dates and federal observances are included as well as a few surprises. All this information is set to a backdrop of team photos and outstanding graphics produced by race team owner and driver Matt O'Brien.

This calendar is a must have for the northeastern race fan and will serve as the perfect Christmas gift to be enjoyed all year long.

We are currently offering these units for a low price of $10 each with all profits funneled back into the club.

Quantities are limited; to order, send your check to
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NEMA's 1000th Race - Star Speedway - 8/23/14
CARLSON - CABRAL - ZYCH

Recognizing 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 63-year history.

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 Carlson.

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 Waterford.

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.

With two 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.

Star 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.

NEMA 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 story.

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 deadlines.

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.
 
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