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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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CHAMBERS - CABRAL - BERTRAND
Photos by Norm Marx
NEMA MIDGETS - STAR - 8/20/16
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 47 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Tim Bertrand
2 21 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
3 39 Todd Bertrand Danielson, CT Todd Bertrand
4 74 Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN Tim Bertrand
5 9 John Zych Jr. Mendon, MA John Zych Sr.
6 7 Alan Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
7 71 Seth Carlson Brimfield, CT Gene Feigel
8 15a Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Russ Stoehr
9 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
10 44 Doug Cleveland Sudbury, MA Ed Breault
11 31 Paul Bigelow Kensington, CT Paul Bigelow
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DNF
4 Anthony Nocella Woburn, MA Bobby Seymour
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51 Danny Cugini Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
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99 Jim Santa Maria Burlington, CT Jim Santa Maria
STERGIOS - CHAMBERS - MIKITARIAN
NEMA LITES - STAR - 8/20/16
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 12 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Jim Chambers
2 11 PJ Stergios Candia, NH Bill Stergios
3 9 Ben Mikitarian Northborough, MA John Mikitarian
4 51 Danny Cugini Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
5 57 Jake Stergios Candia, NH Bill Stergios
6 21 Anthony Payne Fairlawn, NJ Mike Scrivani
7 35 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Glen Cabral
8 14 Chad Labastie Uxbridge, MA Chad Labastie
9 38 Ryan Locke Raymond, NH  Ken Locke
10 46 Andy Barrows New Ipswich, NH Andy Barrows
11 41 Megan CuginI Marshfield, MA Glenn Cugini
12 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
13 15a Bethany Stoehr Lakeville, MA Russ Stoehr
14 20 Jeremy Decourcy Rochester, NH Jeremy Decourcy
15 2 Jim Cataldo Sterling, MA Jim Cataldo
16 16 Dennis O"Brien Deerfield, NH Chris O'Brien
17 3 Chris Vose Groversville, NY Chris Vose
18 8 Rchie Morrocco Plainville, MA -
19 36 Miyes DeVits - Glen Cabral
20 52 Kevin Park Foxboro, MA Kevin Park
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95 Jeff Schechter Mohegan Lake, NY Jeff Schechter
Photos by Norm Marx
PETE FALCONI & SAMMY SWINDELL
MEET & GREET
Photos by Norm Marx
Cabral Captures 50th NEMA Win
in Angelillo Memorial at Star;
Jim Chambers Wins Lites
Randy Cabral completed another historic milestone this past Saturday evening, winning his 50th NEMA feature event, putting him third on the Club's all time win list, behind legends Drew Fornoro (85) and Dave Humphrey (73). Cabral bested a strong field, including a late race charge by Jim Chambers, Todd Bertrand and 3 time World of Outlaws champion, Sammy Swindell, in a team car to Cabral.

In the Lites race, Jim Chambers bested a full field of competition, coming from deep in the field, and dominated the second half of the event.

In the NEMA feature, Seth Carlson and Avery Stoehr brought the field to green. The feature quickly went yellow, as Carlson got loose entering turn three and spun coming off of turn four. On the restart, Stoehr jumped into the lead, but further back, five time Champion Randy Cabral was using the high line to work his way quickly to the front. Cabral first passed Swindell on the outside of turn three, and two laps later he passed Stoehr for the lead.

Fighting a loose race car, Stoehr slipped back in the pack, while Jim Chambers, Todd Bertrand and Swindell were making runs after Cabral at the front. Cabral was able to used lapped traffic to his advantage, stretching his lead over Chambers back to four car lengths in the late stages of the race. Bertrand mounted a charge late in the race, but was not able to close the gap. Cabral would take down the win, followed by Chambers, Bertrand, Sammy Swindell, points leader John Zych Jr., Alan Chambers, Seth Carlson, Avery Stoehr, Paul Scally, and Doug Cleveland.

In the Lites race, Ben Mikitarian jumped out into the lead early on in the feature event. Mikitarian looked strong through the early stages, and perhaps even on the way to his first feature win. Further back, Jim Chambers, a multi feature winner this year was slicing and dicing his way through the pack from deep in the field. Chambers got to second on lap ten, and quickly set his sights on the young Mikitarian.

He closed the gap quickly, and rocketed under Mikitarian in turns three and four to take the lead. He quickly went to work, getting into lapped traffic and stretching out his lead. Further behind him, PJ Stergios mounted a charge after Mikitarian and got by for second. Chambers would dominate the second half of the feature, and no cautions left Stergios little time to close the gap. Mikitarian would finish third, followed by Danny Cugini, Jake Stergios, Anthony Payne, Randy Cabral, Chad Labastie, Ryan Locke and Andy Barrows.

Sammy Swindell 4th in NEMA
Midget Debut at Star Speedway
By Terrill Covey
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EPPING — When the Northeastern Midget Association came to Star Speedway in Epping on Saturday night, the touring series brought along a very special guest in Sprint Car legend Sammy Swindell.

The 60-year old Tennessee native is a legend of the World of Outlaws, with three national championships and hundreds of wins across the country. Saturday, however, was his first time on an asphalt track in the state of New Hampshire and it was his first time in a NEMA Midget, but you wouldn’t know it by his performance on the track.

Swindell had fans on their feet before he even fired up his NEMA Midget car, and he did not disappoint once the engines fired, finishing third in his heat race and overcoming a tire bleeder malfunction for a fourth-place finish in the feature.
FULL STORY HERE
Format for the 2016 Angelillo Memorial
3 Warm up/Time Trial sessions (time dependent).

The driver's time trial time will be the fastest lap turned out of ALL 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 100% 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, 4 cars will transfer for a total of 12.

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 12 cars transfer, the pills will be 10, 11, or 12.

If, for example, a #8 invert pill is drawn in the case of 10 transfer spots, the fastest time for the day out of the qualified cars would start 8th, the second fastest 7th, the third fastest 6th, and so on. The 9th and 10th quickest, although they may have qualified through their heat, would start 9th and 10th, heads up. All cars that do not make the transfer will start heads up.

Lites are already qualified for this event.

NEMA will run a 25 lap feature.
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Sammy Swindell To Make First NEMA Start
At Star Speedway On August 20th
One of the most recognized names in American motorsports, Sammy Swindell will make his first ever Northeastern Midget Association start for Tim Bertrand/Bertrand Motorsports on August 20th at Bob Webber’s Star Speedway. Swindell is a three-time World of Outlaws Champion & Five time Chili Bowl champion.

“I’m incredibly excited to be able to put together a deal like this with Sammy,” said team owner, Tim Bertrand. “We hooked up to help his family out with an engine for last year’s Chili Bowl, and have gotten to know each other through that process. I’m confident if we can get him comfortable in the car prior to the event, that he’ll be a contender,” said Bertrand.

Swindell will drive the #74 car that was driven to victory on Speed Sport TV at this year’s Boston Louie Memorial by 3 time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion, Doug Coby.
Hot off of two National Sprint League wins at the famed Knoxville Speedway in July, and traveling to the local area for the All Star Sprint Series race at Lebanon Valley on August 21st, the Germantown, Tennesee based driver is ready for NEMA action when he comes to town.

“I’m excited to come out and try a pavement winged midget with NEMA. Once I get acclimated with the car, I’m sure we will be good,” said Swindell. “It should be a great evening for the fans and the Club. I’m looking forward to it,” he said.

Swindell grew up watching his father behind the wheel at many of their local Memphis, Tennessee dirt tracks. In 1971, at the age of fifteen, Sammy took to the dirt at Riverside Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas. In his rookie season, the oldest of two racing Swindell brothers won eleven feature events. Since then, Swindell has taken down 294 World of Outlaws A main victories, second on the all time win list.
His background is engineering and is mostly self-taught.

Although he spent two years in college studying physics and engineering, his race winnings were what paid the bills, but to be successful in racing took a lot of preparation time. “I found myself in a “catch 22″ situation. I didn’t have the money to go to college without racing and racing took up too much time to go to college. I had some successes in racing, so I decided to stay focused in racing and learn along the way. I don’t ever regret making that choice though,” he said.

NEMA will also be putting on a special match race, in which Swindell will participate that evening, with some famed open wheel Northeast names to be named shortly.
 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10th
NEMA MIDGETS ONLY
Photos by John DaDalt
Photos by Norm Marx
NEMA MIDGETS - THOMPSON - 8/10/16
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 9 John Zych Jr. Mendon, MA John Zych Sr.
2 71 Seth Carlson Brimfield, CT Gene Feigel
3 21 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
4 15a Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Russ Stoehr
5 51 Danny Cugini Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
6 47 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Tim Bertrand
7 74 Bobby Santos III Franklin, MA Tim Bertrand
8 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
9 39 Todd Bertrand Danielson, CT Todd Bertrand
10 28 Pete Pernisiglio Jr. Ronkonkoma, NY Pete Pernisiglio Sr.
11 5b Bethany Stoehr Bridgewater, MA Greg Stoehr
12 99 Jim Santa Maria Burlington, CT Jim Santa Maria
13 50 Kevin Park Foxboro, MA Pete Pernisiglio Sr.
Zych Tops Thompson Speedway
Motorsports Park NEMA Return
John Zych Jr. came from deep in the pack to take down his second win in a row last Wednesday evening when the Northeastern Midget Association joined the Whelen Modified Tour at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. A grim forecast didn't stop Thompson's staff from forging forward, in what turned out to be a blockbuster evening at the Speedway.

When the green flag flew, Danny Cugini blasted out into the lead from his front row starting spot. Cugini's Toyota Racing #51 looked very strong in the early stages, pulling away to a half straightaway lead at times. When the caution flew, Cugini lined up beside Todd Bertrand in the Bertrand Motorsports #39. Cugini jumped back out into the lead, until another caution flew. On the next restart, Bertrand got the jump, and pulled along with him John Zych Jr. who had come from the tenth spot. Bertrand continued to lead for four laps, when his machine started to falter, and Zych shot into the lead. Bertrand retired from the event a few laps later with a faulty spark plug wire.

During the next caution period, Randy Cabral pitted from an earlier incident in the race, and a nerf bar that was badly wearing into his right rear tire. On the green flag, Zych rocketed into the lead and was never seriously challenged. Seth Carlson put on a strong run late in the race to finish second, and Jim Chambers rounded out the podium. Avery Stoehr finished fourth, followed by Danny Cugini, Randy Cabral, Bobby Santos III, Paul Scally, Todd Bertrand and Pete Pernesiglio Jr.

"Starting 10th I wasn't very optimistic about getting to the front. Once the race started I knew I had to go in a hurry to be able to have a chance at catching the guys up front. The few cautions that we had probably helped bunch us back up. It was a pretty intense battle after the last restart with the top 4 or 5 cars. We were able to break free and once we took the lead the clean air and space to run the line I wanted allowed us to break away and run our fastest laps," said Zych.

NEMA picks back up Saturday, August 20th at Star Speedway where Sammy Swindell will highlight the race card for Bertrand Motorsports.
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“Dead Heat” Points Battle
& Bobby Santos III Highlight
NEMA’s Return to Thompson
Speedway Motorsports Park
An epic battle has ensued at the top of the Northeastern Midget Association points standings over the first half of the season. John Zych Jr. and Avery Stoehr are currently locked in a "dead heat" at 1058 points, while five time champion, Randy Cabral trails the duo by just five points. Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) is known by NEMA as the "separate the men from the boys" facility, or as NEMA's lone female driver, Bethany Stoehr would prefer - "separate the bold, from the rest."

Cabral, the all time win leader at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, with eleven (11) wins, brings his Bertrand Motorsports #47 to the race after a runner up finish at the New-London Waterford Speedbowl last weekend. Zych, hot of a win at the Speedbowl, has been impressive at TSMP over recent years as well, clicking off the fastest lap ever in a midget last year at the World Series of Racing, an impressive 17.60.

Stoehr, who has been consistent all season, brings his Motor Cars International 15a to Thompson. Todd Bertrand, who has struggled this year, was one lap from winning his first Thompson feature last year at the World Series when a broken brake caliper slowed him to a second place finish, while Cabral made a bold move to pass him on the final lap. Paul Scally, Seth Carlson, Danny Cugini and Jim Chambers will all be vying for a first Thompson win as well.

All eyes will also be on Bobby Santos III, who climbs aboard the Bertrand Motorsports #74 machine. Santos, who has many NEMA victories, including TSMP - has been hot as of late on the Whelen Modified Tour, and continues to tear up the winged pavement sprint car series in the Midwest. He will drive the car that Doug Coby drove to the Boston Louie Memorial victory earlier this season.

"I'm excited about Wednesday. Tim and I are due for a good run together, and I'm excited to be teaming back up," said Santos.
 
Nokie Fornoro NEAR Hall of Famer
Nick "Nokie" Fornoro Jr., the 1981 champion and the holder of fifth place on the Northeastern Midget Association's all-time win list, is one of eight elected to the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame. Fornoro, who won 45 NEMA sanctioned features, will join his father Nick and brother Drew in the NEAR Hall.

Broadcaster Jack Arute and drivers Ken Bouchard, Ricky Craven, the late George "Moose" Hewitt, Dwight Jarvis, Randy LaJoie and Jerry Marquis join Fornoro in the NEAR Hall's Class of 2016. They will be inducted on Sunday, Nov. 13 at Maneeley's Banquet Hall in South Windsor, CT.

Ticket information and order forms will be on the NEAR website (www.near1.org).

Fornoro won the last Midget race he drove at Thompson Speedway's World Series in 2009 in the Jaret #4. It was his 110th Midget victory, a startling statistic rivaled only by his 11 championships including six in ARDC. The win total includes his first NEMA checkered driving for Mike Scrivani Sr. at Hudson Speedway in 1980 and two Night Before The 500 wins with Jim Reider at Indianapolis Raceway Park.

Born in Danbury, CT, Fornoro shares NEMA's consecutive win record, grabbing six in a row during the championship year when he and Scrivani won ten of 21 races. Fellow Hall of Fame Joe Csiki also had six straight NEMA wins.

Fornoro, equally proficient on dirt and asphalt, was a winner in TQ Midgets, Mini-Modifieds, Supermodifieds and Sprint Cars. Another startling stat - he has won on 57 different tracks including a dozen in NEMA.

NEAR's Class of '16 includes hundreds of wins and dozens of championships including two Busch titles for LaJoie and a national Modified crown for Marquis. Craven and Bouchard were both Winston Cups Rookies of the year, Craven wining on the Busch and truck circuits as well. Jarvis and Hewitt, 23 titles between them, were short track masters.

Others in the NEAR Hall with NEMA connections 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.
 
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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