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NEMA Announces
2021 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.
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"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
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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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NEMA and Hoosier Tire
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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.
   
   
















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































 
 

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NEMA PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
 
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7th - 11:30 AM

Fornoro

Stoehr

Lindblad

Seymours

Falconi

Monahan
LEGENDS DAY TO HONOR THE STARS
OF
NEW ENGLAND MIDGET RACING
LOUDON, NH: The popular annual Legends Day event will be held on November 7 at the North East Motor Sports Museum (922 Rt 106, Loudon, NH 03307). Headlining the afternoon will be the stars and VIPs of midget racing in New England. As always, Legends Day will be a fun time and will include a free lunch.

This year's event's co-emcees intimately know New England midget racing and the people who win midget races. Pete Falconi has been the Northeastern Midget Association announcer for many years. Dick Monahan has been deeply involved in NEMA as well, enough to co-write the history of midget racing in New England for the museum's book History of Auto Racing in New England. Both men appreciate the value of fun.

Living honorees includes a list of champion drivers. Russ Stoehr won six NEMA championships between 1990 and 2010, Drew Fornoro won nine NEMA championships, more than any other driver; Bobby Seymour won the 1987 driver championship and has fielded midgets for others to drive to wins for nearly his entire life. Rollie Lindblad has built the broadest array of winning race cars of anyone in New England. His construction includes winning drag race cars, supermodifieds, super-late model cars and midgets. His Badger midgets dominated NEMA competition for many years.

Drew Fornoro leads the NEMA all time win list with 85 victories and is followed by Dave Humphrey who had 73 trips to victory lane. Bobby Seymour will represent his family which includes brother Mike, a NEMA champion driver, and his father "Boston" Louie whose cars won the USAC Silver Crown Championship. Over a ten-year period, Boston towed race cars more than a million miles from New England to USAC races all over America. Bobby was with him most of the time.

There will be a dramatic banner unveiling in the museum's ceiling, adding to the banners depicting the stars of the three prior Legends Day celebrations. Deceased who will be honored in a special banner include some of New England's all-time greatest midget drivers: Johnny Thomson, Bob Blair, Bill Eldridge, Joe Sostillio, Dave Humphrey and Joe Ciski.

A free buffet beginning at 11:30 is included. The program will begin at 1pm and will be followed by the museum's Annual Meeting which is open to all paid members. Become a member at Legends Day and join the Annual Meeting where you can have a say in how the museum is run.

Seating is limited to 100 tickets so a sellout is likely, be sure to get a seat. You can purchase tickets on our website by clicking here. Tickets are $30 for museum members, $35 for non-members. You may also call 603-783-0183 to purchase tickets or send your payment to the North East Motor Sports Museum, 922 Rt 106, Loudon, NH 03307. Questions can be answered by emailing nemsmuseum@gmail.com.

About the North East Motor Sports Museum
The museum is owned by the Racing History Preservation Group, a 501-c-3 educational non-profit organization that seeks to discover, preserve and share the history of motorsports in the Northeast. The 10,000 square foot museum opened in 2017 on the grounds of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH. Call 603-783-0183 or visit nemsmuseum.com to learn more.
     
 
SAT., SEPTEMBER 18th, 2021
NEMA Midgets & NEMA LITES
with ISMA Supers, 350 Supers,
and NELCAR Legends
www.StarSpeedwayNH.com
HORN - SCALLY - CABRAL
HEATS
FEATURE
Photos by John DaDalt
NEMA MIDGETS - STAR - 9/18/21
Pos. # Driver Hometown Owner
1 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
2 74 Randy Cabral Kingston, MA Bertrand Motorsports
3 A1  Mike Horn Ashland, MA Jeff Horn
4 39 Avery Stoehr Assonet, MA Bertrand Motorsports
5 8t Jake Trainor Medway, MA Mike Trainor
6 7 Alan Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
7 47 Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN Bertrand Motorsports
8 9 John Zych Jr. Mendon, MA John Zych Sr.
9 17 Ronnie Williams Ellington, CT Bertrand Motorsports
10 16 Matt O'Brien Wilmington, MA Matt O'Brien
11 69 Matt Merry Plaistow, NH Matt Merry
12 87 Doug Cleveland Sudbury, MA Doug Cleveland
13 50 Mike Pernisiglio Ronkonkoma, NY Pete Pernisiglio Sr.
14 20 Todd Bertrand Danielson, CT Bertrand Motorsports
HEAT 1: 30, 74, 7, 47, 39, 16, 20
HEAT 2: 69, A1, 8, 87, 9, 17, 50
AVERY STOEHR
HEATS
FEATURE
Photos by John DaDalt
NEMA LITES  - STAR - 9/18/21
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 10 Avery Stoehr Assonet, MA Jackie Parker
2 55 Drew Eldridge No. Chelmsford, MA Drew Eldridge
3 53 Dylan Coutu Hopeville, CT Ron Coutu
4 16  Eric Bacon - - - Dennis O'Brien
5 3 Christopher Vose Gloversville, NY Christopher Vose
6 5 Kevin Merryfield - - - Kevin Merryfield
7 94 Tiana Kibbe Fairfield, CT Curt Kibbe
8 59 Brayden Egan Ashford, CT Eric Egan
9 17 Kyle Valeri Monument Beach, MA Peter Valeri
10 29 Jake Trainor Medway, MA Matt Seymour
11 08 Ethan Dion Oakdale, CT Steve Dion
12 19 Richie Coy Haskell, NJ Richie Coy
13 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
14 21 Joe Bailey Monroe, NJ Mike Scrivani
15 00 Bradley Osgood Claremont, NH Bradley Osgood
16 28 Mike Pernisiglio Ronkonkoma, NY Pete Pernisiglio Sr.
17 44 Jordan Eldridge - - - Dave Shore
DQ 26 Randy Cabral Kingston, MA Randy Cabral
HEAT #1: 53, 3, 19, 00, 08, 21
HEAT #2: 30, 28, 10, 26, 55, 44
HEAT #3: 94, 29, 17, 16, 5, 16
THE BUTCH WALSH MEMORIAL
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.
See Butch's page at the NEMA History site:
www.nemahistory.com/butch-walsh.html
Butch in the Bien Badger leading the Badgers
of Dave Humphrey and Johnny Evans
Scally, Stoehr Take Star Classic,
Butch Walsh Memorial Victories
A packed house at Bobby Webber's Star Speedway greeted a full field of NEMA Midgets and NEMA LITES on Saturday 9/18, with over 32 cars on hand, one of the club's best car counts of the year. Paul Scally continued his hot streak, taking the NEMA race in convincing style, and Avery Stoehr avoided attrition in an unusually rough NEMA LITES feature.

The race celebrated the great Butch Walsh. A former NEMA champion and multi-time NEMA President, Walsh's very last ride in a NEMA Midget came at the end of the 1986 season at Thompson's World Series of Auto Racing. He hopped into the Nogueira Sesco Badger #98 and won the feature in dominating fashion in one of the toughest field of cars the club had seen in years. For the 1987 season, he was hired as the promoter for Riverside Speedway in Groveton, NH, providing NEMA with race dates that following year. He would continue racing into the late eighties and nineties but on two wheels, racing flat track motorcycles on dirt and ice, in addition to vintage road racing for which he was crowned champion one year in the mid nineties.

In the NEMA Midgets heat races, Paul Scally took down heat 1 over Randy Cabral and Matt Merry won heat 2 over Mike Horn. The LITES had 3 heats, with Dylan Coutu taking down his first heat race win over Chris Vose. Paul Scally won heat 2 over Michael Pernesiglio. Tiani Kibbe took down heat 3 over Jake Trainor.

The NEMA LITES feature contended with a number of cautions, and a very scary red flag situation when Joey Bailey in the Scrivani #21 went off the front stretch and into the woods with a hung throttle. Bailey was uninjured. Points leader Jake Trainor went off on the flat bed, after contact with another car earlier in the race damaged his car, and Trainor ended up in the fence when a part failed. Kyle Valeri was also taken off on the hook after contact with Randy Cabral, who was later disqualified for exiting his vehicle on the race track.

While all of this was happening, Avery Stoehr was finding his way through the field in the Jackie Parker #10, and once in command Stoehr never looked back. It looked as if Eric Bacon would take the O'Brien family to their best finish in 40 years, but he began to run out of fuel, and ended up fourth. Drew Eldridge finished second in his best ever NEMA LITES run, followed by Dylan Coutu, for his first ever podium. Bacon was fourth followed by Chris Vose, Kevin Merryfield, Tiana Kibbe, Brayden Egan, Kyle Valeri, and Jake Trainor.

In the NEMA Midgets feature, Paul Scally leaped out into the lead in the center of turn four at the drop of the green. Once in command, Scally began setting a torrid pace, in the 11.9 second range. Behind him, Mike Horn was defending second place, and looked to be having one of his best runs of the season. Randy Cabral, who started deep in the field, would catch Horn and pass him on lap eleven, but had nothing for Scally out front.

As the laps wound down, Scally would do a masterful job in traffic, not losing an inch to Cabral, as he would go on to take down his second NEMA victory of the season. Cabral finished second to capitalize on his points lead, and Horn would finish third. Avery Stoehr was fourth followed by Jake Trainor, Alan Chambers, Sammy Swindell, John Zych, Modified ace Ronnie Williams, and Matt O'Brien.
 
Tyler Rivard #52 NEMA LITE at Wiscassett on 9/8/18
Mike Rivard, from Woonsocket, RI, passed away from COVID on December 29, 2020. He was the owner of the tire company, The Tire Doctor, out of Blackstone, MA. He was a lifelong racer in karts, supers, and drag racing, but his favorites were the Midgets. Following his passion, he traveled the country to watch races.

In the past decade, he and his company became a race sponsor at several events including the Boston Louie Memorial. He raced his own #37 dirt Midget everywhere from the Northeast to Indiana and in 2018 and 2019, Mike along with Kevin Park competed in the NEMA LITES Series with Mike's son, Tyler, behind the wheel.

"Whenever Mike was around, I can guarantee everyone was laughing and having a great time. He could light up the room," remembers Bobby Seymour.

For the entire 2021 NEMA LITES season, we are honoring Mike by raising $100 per event for one lucky driver in Mike's name.

NEMA would like to extend a special thanks to his friends:

Kevin Park    Paul MacFee    Jackie Parker    Bobby Seymour 
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th, 2021
NEMA Midgets & NEMA LITES
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NEMA Marvin Rifchin Memorial
www.oswegospeedway.com
 
65th Annual CLASSIC WEEK - Classic Saturday
Photos by
Jim Feeney
NEMA MIDGETS - OSWEGO - 9/4/21
Pos. # Driver Hometown Owner
1 9 John Zych Jr. Mendon, MA John Zych Sr.
2 47 Todd Bertrand Danielson, CT Bertrand Motorsports
3 74 Randy Cabral Kingston, MA Bertrand Motorsports
4 39 Avery Stoehr Assonet, MA Bertrand Motorsports
5 16 Matt O'Brien Wilmington, MA Matt O'Brien
6 17 Nathan Byrd Sun City, AZ Bertrand Motorsports
7 A1  Mike Horn Ashland, MA Jeff Horn
8 8t Jake Trainor Medway, MA Mike Trainor
9 87 Doug Cleveland Sudbury, MA Doug Cleveland
10 16L Eric Bacon - - - Dennis O'Brien
11 26 Jeff Champagne - - - Randy Cabral
12 19 Richie Coy Haskell, NJ Richie Coy
13 28 Mike Pernisiglio Ronkonkoma, NY Pete Pernisiglio Sr.
14 21 Joe Bailey Monroe, NJ Mike Scrivani
15 11 PJ Stergios Candia, NH Bill Stergios
HEAT 1: 16, 1, 17, 47, 74, 9, 87, 8t, 39
BAILEY - TRAINOR - LOCKE
Photos by
Jim Feeney
NEMA LITES  - OSWEGO - 9/4/21
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 29 Jake Trainor Medway, MA Matt Seymour
2 21 Joe Bailey Monroe, NJ Mike Scrivani
3 1 Chase Locke Chester, NH Matt Seymour
4 11 PJ Stergios Candia, NH Bill Stergios
5 28 Mike Pernisiglio Ronkonkoma, NY Pete Pernisiglio Sr.
6 94 Avery Stoehr Assonet, MA Curt Kibbe
7 19 Richie Coy Haskell, NJ Richie Coy
8 35 Randy Cabral Kingston, MA Glen Cabral
9 17 Kyle Valeri Monument Beach, MA Peter Valeri
10 26 Mike Netishen - - - Randy Cabral
11 16 Eric Bacon - - - Dennis O'Brien
12 3 Christopher Vose Gloversville, NY Christopher Vose
HEAT #1: 1, 28, 11, 17, 19,3
HEAT #2: 21, 29, 35, 94, 16, 26
Zych, Trainor Take Coveted
Oswego Classic NEMA Victories
On Saturday, September 4th NEMA rolled into the Oswego Speedway for the first time in nearly eight years. The wheel-to -wheel action of the midgets did not disappoint, topping speeds of over 135 MPH at "The Big O". John Zych triumphed after an intense battle with Matt O'Brien, and Jake Trainor came through the field to win the NEMA LITES race in thrilling fashion with three laps to go.

In the LITES feature, Joey Bailey jumped out into an early lead in the Scrivani #21. Bailey had won the heat race event earlier in the day in convincing fashion. It appeared as if Bailey would take down his first even NEMA LITES feature win, but behind him, points leader Jake Trainor was pouncing through the field in the Seymour #29.

As the laps wound down, Trainor was reeling in Bailey, and with six laps to go, was on his bumper. Trainor would look low, and make the pass on Bailey, and go on to take the checkers. Chase Locke returned to the LITES in the Seymour #1 and scored a very impressive third place. PJ Stergios, Mike Pernesiglio, Avery Stoehr, Richie Coy, Randy Cabral, Kyle Valeri, and Mike Netishen rounded out the top ten.

In the NEMA Midgets event, longtime club veteran Matt O'Brien #16 led the field to the green with Mike Horn in the #A1. O'Brien, who had posted his third ever heat race victory earlier in the day, would jump out into the lead and solidly be in command over the first five circuits.

Futher back, John Zych #9 had come from the fifth spot into second by lap three. Zych began hunting down O'Brien, while Nathan Byrd in the Bertrand #17 ran third.

As the trio approached lapped traffic, Zych reeled in O'Brien, and Todd Bertrand in the #47 passed Byrd for third. With five laps to go, Zych made his bid for the lead and passed O'Brien on the bottom. Bertrand would pass O'Brien on the next lap. As the laps wound down, Bertrand would get within 3 car lengths of Zych. Zych took down the victory over Bertrand, Randy Cabral, Avery Stoehr, O'Brien, Byrd, Mike Horn, Jake Trainor, Doug Cleveland and Eric Bacon.
 
NEMA's 1000th Race - Star Speedway - 8/23/14
CARLSON - CABRAL - ZYCH

Recognizing Some
NEMA Milestones

Spring, 2016 -- 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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