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NEMA Releases Vintage
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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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NEMA and Hoosier Tire
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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.

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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POSTPONED DUE TO
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IRON MIKE MEMORIAL FEATURING:
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SPORTSMAN MODIFIEDS, SUPER STOCKS,
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7/14 MONADNOCK EVENT SCHEDULE
 
June 21st Cruise Night
at the Bass Pro Shops at Patriot Place
in Foxboro. The largest turnout so far
this season - 2,000+ vehicles.
Photos by Bill Van Slyke
  
Obituary of Raymond Kelley Jr.
Shepherd Funeral Service - Kingston, RI
HERE
 
Weds., June 27th, 2018 - Seekonk Speedway
29 Laps for NEMA Midgets & 33 Laps for NEMA LITES
Dedicated to the Memory of Dave Steele
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Cabral King of NEMA’s Boston Louie;
Cugini Conquers LITES
Randy Cabral became the first four time winner of the Northeastern Midget Association's prestigious Boston Louie Memorial this past Wednesday at the Cement Palace, at Seekonk MA. Danny Cugini capitalized on his front row starting spot to take down the Lites portion of the show which featured 28 cars taking the green flag.

In the NEMA event, the day started with time trials. Avery Stoehr brought his Bertrand Motorsports #39 back after an awful wreck at the Wiscassett Speedway to take down the fastest time at a blistering 11.19 second run. Via an invert, Paul Scally brought the field to the green for the Dash for Cash. Scally bested a very stout field, taking down the win over Randy Cabral and Stoehr. Sammy Swindell, making his second NEMA start finished seventh in the dash.

In the NEMA feature, current Whelen Modified Tour points leader, Justin Bonsignore, jumped out into the lead from his pole starting spot. Bonsignore was quickly pursued by Cabral, when a caution flew on lap three. On the restart, Cabral would take the lead with Bonsignore and teammate Todd Bertrand in tow.

Bonsignore's night would come to an end on lap 14, when a battery issue side lined him for the evening. Cabral would go on to win by over a half track, and was never seriously challenged. Bertrand would finish second followed by teammate Avery Stoehr for an all Bertrand Motorsports podium. Paul Scally was fourth followed by Jim Chambers, Sammy Swindell, Doug Cleveland, Bethany Stoehr, Matt O'Brien and Andy Lutz.

"The car was just unreal tonight, we all worked well together on some changes and they worked great," said Cabral. "The setup was spot on and these new tires from Hoosier are just awesome. I think we could run them two nights and still have a shot to win," he said.

In the Lites portion of the show, the day started with Kevin Iannarelli setting the track record, blistering the previous record of 11.68 seconds with a 11.59 second lap. In the dash for cash, NJ's Richie Coy of the famed Coy Racing family took top honors.

In the feature, via the luck of the draw, Danny Cugini brought the 28 car field to the green flag.

Cugini would jump into the lead, but was hotly pursued by NASCAR rising star Calvin Caroll. The duo was quickly into lapped traffic, while further back, Seth Carlson, Jim Chambers and Matt Swanson were working their way through traffic.

As the laps wound down, in a green to checkered run, Cugini would begin to stretch out his lead and was never seriously challenged. Caroll would finish second in his best Lites finish to date and Carlson would finish third. Following them across the line were Jim Chambers, Matt Swanson, Dylan Duhaime, Avery Stoehr, Ryan Locke, Jessica Bean and Ray Parent.

"To win this race is just awesome," said Cugini. "The crew worked so hard to keep us out front today, the car was unreal. I need to thank my Dad, Mom, Max and the whole team," said Cugini.

NEMA picks back up on July 14 at the Iron Mike Memorial at the Monadnock Speedway.
   

Photos by Norm Marx
Heats >>
Photos by John DaDalt
NEMA MIDGETS - SEEKONK SPEEDWAY - 6/27/18
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 74 Randy Cabral Kingston, MA Bertrand Motorsports
2 48 Todd Bertrand Danielson, CT Bertrand Motorsports
3 39 Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Bertrand Motorsports
4 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
5 21 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
6 1 Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN Bertrand Motorsports
7 87 Doug Cleveland Sudbury, MA Doug Cleveland
8 5B Bethany Stoehr Bridgewater, MA Greg Stoehr
9 16 Matt O'Brien Wilmington, MA Matt O'Brien
10 18 Andy Lutz - - Christian Briggs
11 47 Justin Bonsignore Holtsville, NY Bertrand Motorsports
12 15a Alvy Ovitt Barrington, NH Russell Stoehr
Photos by
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Norm Marx
Heats >>
Photos by John DaDalt
NEMA LITES - SEEKONK SPEEDWAY - 6/27/18
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 51 Dan CuginI Marshfield, MA Dan Cugini
2 24 Calvin Caroll Andover, NJ Joe Caroll
3 6 Seth Carlson Brimfield, MA Seth Carlson
4 12 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Jim Chambers
5 76 Matt Swanson Concord, MA Frank Manafort
6 5 Dylan Duhaime Loudon, NH Jim Cataldo
7 21 Anthony Payne Fairlawn, NJ Mike Scrivani
8 38 Ryan Locke Chester, NH Ken Locke
9 5b Jessica Bean Farmland, IN Jessica Bean
10 45 Ray Parent Tiverton, RI Bertrand Motorsports
11 9 Ben Mikitarian Northborough, MA John Mikitarian
12 14 Chad Labastie Uxbridge, MA Chad Labastie
13 19 Richie Coy Haskell, NJ Richie Coy
14 17 Kyle Valeri Monument Beach, MA Peter Valeri
15 48 Matt Janisch Nazareth, PA Mark Janisch
16 35 Paul Newcomb - - Glen Cabral
17 8T Jake Trainor Medway, MA Mike Trainor
18 36 Randy Cabral Kingston, MA Glen Cabral
19 2 Bruce Finley Webster, MA Jim Cataldo
20 14b Connor Gross Asbury, NJ Connor Gross
21 41 Meg CuginI Marshfield, MA Glenn Cugini
22 52 Tyler Rivard - - Kevin Park
23 27 Kevin Iannarelli Shirley, MA Kevin Iannarelli
24 93 Jake Smith Stroudsburg, PA Ted Smith
25 9R Chris Lamb Colfax, NC Chris Lamb
Photos by
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Photos by
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NEMA MIDGETS AWARDS

Dash for Cash - Sponsored by Gill Bertrand
Paul Scally #30 - $100

Dave Steele Fast Time Award - Gill Bertrand
Avery Stoehr #39 - 11.199 - $100

Hard Luck Award - Kevin Park & Bobby Seymour
Jim Santa Maria #99 - $200

Dedication Awards - Dave Shore
of Vintage Midget Racing
Doug Cleveland #87 - $300
Paul Scally #30 - $300

Hard Luck Award - Steve & Rosemary Stapp
from Brownsburg, IN
Pete Pernisiglio #50 - $ 100

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NEMA LITES AWARDS

Long Distance - South Metro Sports Complex
Jessica Bean #5b - Farmland, IN - $100
Matt Janisch #48 - Nazareth, PA - $100
Jake Smith #93 - Stroudsburg, PA - $100

Dave Steele Fast Time - Jon McKennedy
Kevin Ianarelli #27 - 11.599 - $100

Rookie of the Race - Jim Cataldo & South Metro Sports Complex
Kyle Valeri #17 - $200

LITES Heat Winner - JMT Motorsports
Ben Mikitarian #9 - $100

Dave Steele Hard Charger - Kevin Park & Jon McKennedy
Matt Swanson #76 - $ 200

Dave Steele Dash For Cash - Iracing.com
Richie Coy #19 - $133

Top Father - Son Team - In Memory of Jim O'Brien
Calvin Carroll #24 - $100
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The 2018 Boston Louie Format

NEMA MIDGETS

Time trials - will be the fastest time a car turns in Any of their warmup sessions

Top 8-10 Nema cars (depending on car count) will be locked into a dash for cash - complete invert. 8 laps. An invert pill will be drawn based on the dash for cash finish after the event and the # of pills will be determined on the day of the event.

The remainder of the field will run 1 8 lap heat race - and will start heads up. The finishing positions of these cars will determine their feature starting spots.

NEMA LITES

Time trials - will be the fastest time a car turns in Any of their warmup sessions

Top 14 lites cars will be locked into a dash for cash - complete invert. 8 laps. The feature lineup will be determined by an invert draw based on the dash for cash finish and the # of pills will be determined on the day of the event.

The remainder of the field will run 2 8 lap heat races - and will start heads up. The finishing positions of these cars will determine their feature starting spots.
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The Legacy of Boston Louie 
Lives On in the 22nd 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 22nd 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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DAVE STEELE
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Ray Parent to Join Bertrand Motorsports
at Seekonk's Boston Louie Memorial
Seekonk, MA   -   Northeastern Midget Association team owner, Tim Bertrand, and Anytime Realty CEO, Don Parsons, have announced that Ray Parent will once again pilot the Bertrand Motorsports #45 at this year's Boston Louie Memorial on Wednesday June 27th at Seekonk Speedway.

Parent, who is no stranger to Seekonk Speedway, having won many races at the facility, drove the Bertrand Motorsports #45 to a heat race win and eighth place finish in last year's Boston Louie Memorial.

Bertrand Motorsports has been competing with NEMA since 2001, and since then, have amassed six series championships, and owner, Tim Bertrand, is amongst the all time winningest owners on the tour.

"Ray did a fantastic job for us last year. He, his Dad, his crew and Don were just fantastic to work with, a great group of guys. I was also really impressed with Ray's ability to just jump in the car and run like he had been in one for years," said Bertrand.

Parent, who normally competes in the Thompson Late Model series, as well as the American Canadian Tour, is excited to try his hand in the mighty midgets again.

"I am very honored and excited to have Don Parsons and Bertrand Motorsports partner up and allow me to drive again at this years open wheel Wednesday. Last year we had a good run winning the qualifier and a solid top 10 finish. This year will be even more exciting having Sammy Swindell as a teammate is just awesome!!", said Parent.

"This is a great opportunity to showcase Anytime Realty within a spectacular event. We had the pleasure of teaming up with the Bertrand's last season and has grown into a great friendship. Hopefully this year we come out of it with a win with Ray Parent behind the wheel. We look forward to seeing everyone June 27th at Seekonk Speedway," said Don Parsons.
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SAMMY SWINDELL with KARL FREDRICKSON
from SPEEDWAY ILLUSTRATED
Swindell to Return to NEMA
for Bertrand at Seekonk &
New London-Waterford Speedbowl
One of the most recognized names in American motorsports, Sammy Swindell, will make a pair of Northeastern Midget Association starts for Tim Bertrand/Bertrand Motorsports on Wednesday June 27th at Seekonk's Open Wheel Wednesday/Boston Louie Memorial and at the New London Waterford Speedbowl on September 15th. Swindell is a three-time World of Outlaws Champion & Five-time Chili Bowl champion.

Swindell will join a five car Bertrand Motorsports NEMA operation for the two races, with five time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby joining Swindell & teammates Todd Bertrand, Randy Cabral and Avery Stoehr at Seekonk. At the Speedbowl, Keith Rocco, who had a successful debut with the team at this year's Blastoff, will join Swindell and the team.

'I'm incredibly excited to be able to put together another deal with Sammy for 2018,' said team owner, Tim Bertrand. 'We had a great time racing together over the last couple of years and getting to know each other, and the entire team is looking forward to having him and Amy back to the Northeast," said Bertrand.

Swindell was successful in his debut two seasons ago with the team, running second fastest in qualifying, advanced from seventh to third in his heat and from fifth to fourth in the feature, against NEMA's best. Along the way he went wheel-to-wheel with teammates Randy Cabral, Todd Bertrand and held off a charge from two time and defending Champion John Zych.

"The guys did a good job the last time I came out; the car never missed a beat and never had any problems. It's nice to be able to just come in and drive something like that. The car was good all night, but towards the end of the feature it started getting way tight due to a malfunction with the bleeders," Swindell told AARN reporter Mark McKeon.

"I'm excited to be able to get back out and drive for Tim and his team. We've gotten to know each other well over the last couple of years and even teamed up successfully for the Chili Bowl last winter. A lot of the learning curve is behind us, and we should be able to get right to it off the bat this year," said Swindell.

Car owner Bertrand was ecstatic after the last time Swindell sat in the seat saw team cars driven by Randy Cabral and Todd Bertrand finish first and third respectively, in addition to Swindell's fourth place finish. "It was a great night for the team and for NEMA, and Sammy is welcome to come out any time he'd like," Bertrand said.
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2018 NEMA SCHEDULES
NEMA MIDGETS   NEMA LITES
NEMA Releases Robust 2018
Series Touring Schedule
At its annual awards banquet, Northeastern Midget Association President, Tim Bertrand, released the club's 2018 schedule to the membership as he recapped the 2017 season. Thirteen combined NEMA/NEMA Lite shows, and four "Lites Only" shows highlight a season that brings NEMA back to many of its familiar, historic "haunts."

"We plan to play off of the success that we had in the 2017 season, as a club. We had strong car counts in the 30-35 range every week, with a season high of nearly 50 cars at the Boston Louie event," said club President, Bertrand. "I see us only continuing to gain momentum for 2018. We've got a number of new teams coming into the Lite series, and continue to see our car counts improve with the NEMA division," said Bertrand.

NEMA starts its season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park's annual ICEBREAKER event, with a Lites only race. The club then moves on to its annual "Test & Tune" at the New London Waterford Speedbowl on Sunday, April 22nd.

"Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park has enjoyed its great partnership with with the Northeastern Midget Association. For the past several seasons, they have provided some of the most exciting competition at Thompson and we are delighted to welcome them back in 2018," said Chief Operating Officer & GM of the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Josh Vanada.

The combined group kicks off its season at the New London Waterford Speedbowl's "Blastoff" event on May 5th, which highlights its first of four combined events at the Speedbowl.

"I'm really excited about 2018, and having the NEMA cars back. They put on great shows for us in 2017, and we're looking forward to seeing more of that in 2018,"said GM of the New London Waterford Speedbowl, George Whitney.

The Lites then move on to Star Speedway on May 19th, with a Lites only show.

The combined group then moves on to Wiscassett Speedway on June 2nd, starting a busy stretch in June - the first of two shows there, and to the famed Riverhead Raceway on June 9th. The Lites then race at Thompson on June 13th with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

The Butch Walsh Memorial then highlights the schedule on June 16th at Star Speedway, and June concludes with the Boston Louie Memorial at Seekonk Speedway's Open Wheel Wednesday on Wednesday June 27th.

July 14th will be the always popular Iron Mike Scrivani Memorial at the Monadnock Speedway, and July 21st Star Speedway will host the Marvin Rifchin Memorial.

The Lites then travel back to the Waterford Speedbowl on July 28th for a 50 lap event celebrating the late Jim O'Brien, and NEMA goes to Thompson on August 8th for a NEMA only event with the Whelen Modified Tour. August 11th will be a combined show at the New London Waterford Speedbowl for its annual Wings & Wheels event with the ISMA Super Modifieds, and the club will celebrate the late Gene and Marilyn Angelillo at this event.

The Lites travel back to Star Speedway on September 1st, for a Lites Only event, and the combined group will be back to Wiscassett Speedway for a special extra distance event on September 8th.

The combined group then travels back to the Waterford Speedbowl for an open wheel extravaganza with the Modified Racing Series.

October concludes the season for the club, with the Shane Hammond Memorial at Thompson's World Series of Racing, and the New London Waterford Speedbowl the following weekend for their season ending event.

2018 NEMA MIDGETS   2018 NEMA LITES
 
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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