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Photos by Norm Marx
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
4 Anthony Nocella Woburn, MA Bobby Seymour
51 Danny Cugini Marshfield, MA D.  Cugini
99 Jim Santa Maria Burlington, CT Jim Santa Maria
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
52 Kevin Park Foxboro, MA Kevin Park
95 Jeff Schechter Mohegan Lake, NY Jeff Schechter
Photos by Norm Marx
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

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.

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.

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.
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