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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24th
NEMA MIDGETS & NEMA LITES
2020 NEMA MIDGETS CHAMPIONS
Todd Bertrand - #48 Driver
Bertrand Motorsports - #48 Owner
PHOTOS BY JOHN DADALT
2020 NEMA LITES CHAMPIONS
PJ Stergios - #11 Driver
Bill Stergios - #11 Owner
  
PHOTOS BY JOHN DADALT
NEMA MIDGETS - WATERFORD - 10/24
Pos. # Driver Hometown Owner
1 39 Avery Stoehr Assonet, MA Bertrand Motorsports
2 9 John Zych Jr. Mendon, MA John Zych Sr.
3 48 Todd Bertrand Danielson, CT Bertrand Motorsports
4 74 Randy Cabral Kingston, MA Bertrand Motorsports
5 16 Matt O'Brien Wilmington, MA Matt O'Brien
6 8 Jake Trainor Medway, MA Mike Trainor
7 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
8 A1 Mike Horn Ashland, MA Jeff Horn
9 87 Doug Cleveland Sudbury, MA Doug Cleveland
10 18 Andy Lunt Marion, MA Christian Briggs
11 47 Ben Seitz Bourne, MA Bertrand Motorsports
12 50 Lanson Fornoro Brockton, MA Pete Pernisiglio Sr.
Heat 1: 39, 16, 87, 74, 9, 50
Heat 2: 30, 47, 48, 8, A1, 18
PHOTOS BY JOHN DADALT
NEMA LITES  - WATERFORD - 10/24
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 29 Jake Trainor Medway, MA Matt Seymour
2 17 Kyle Valeri Monument Beach, MA  Peter Valeri
3 21 Joe Bailey Monroe, NJ Mike Scrivani
4 19 Richie Coy Haskell, NJ Richie Coy
5 97 Jim Santa Maria Burlington, Ct Jim Santa Maria
6 11 PJ Stergios Candia, NH Bill Stergios
7 88 Chase Locke Chester, NH Jeff Locke
8 1 Ian Cumens Lydell, PA Seymour Performance
9 9 Ben Mikitarian Northborough, MA John Mikitarian
10 18 DJ Moniz New Bedford, MA Dave Moniz
11 35 Ryan Tidman Levittown, PA Glen Cabral
12 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
13 44 Jordan Eldridge Merrimack, NH Jordan Eldridge
14 2 Mikey Pernisiglio Ronkonkoma, NY Jim Cataldo
15 16  Matt Seavy Pittsfied.NH Christopher Butterweck 
16 94 Tiana Kibbe Fairfield, CT Curt Kibbe
17 55 Drew Eldridge No. Chelmsford, MA Drew Eldridge
DNS 53 Dylan Coutu Hopeville, CT Dylan Coutu
Heat 1: 11, 16, 97, 1, 9, 30, 18, 55, 53
Heat 2: 29, 17, 19,88, 21, 35, 2, 94, 44
Avery Stoehr and Jake Trainor
Take Speedbowl Finale Wins
Todd Bertrand and PJ Stergios
Crowned 2020 Champions
Avery Stoehr came from the sixth starting spot using his father (Russ)'s patented outside moves and ran away from the field to take down the NEMA victory as the Northeastern Midget Association returned to the New London Waterford Speedbowl this past Saturday evening. In the Lites, it was a similar story as Jake Trainor dominated the feature in the Seymour 29. Todd Bertrand finished one spot ahead of teammate Randy Cabral taking down the 2020 NEMA championship, and PJ Stergios was crowned the 2020 Lites Champion.

Thirty midgets filled the pit area as NEMA made its first visit to the Speedbowl after a three year hiatus. In the NEMA feature, Paul Scally and Matt O'Brien led the field to the green flag. O'Brien, a long time club veteran blasted out into the lead and would lead the first five circuits in his best ever NEMA outing. A lap five caution for the stopped car of Lanson Fornoro which did not clear pit road bunched up the field. On the restart, Avery Stoehr, using the outside lane, blasted into the lead. Stoehr began clicking off blistering fast laps, his quickest a 12.975 coming on lap seven, one lap after he took the lead.

Behind Stoehr, John Zych was moving to the front of the field, moving by Randy Cabral, and then into second past points leader Todd Bertrand on lap 23. Stoehr would take down the victory and never be seriously challenged, winning by 3 seconds, and was followed by Zych who made a late season surge, Bertrand who would take down the 2020 championship, Randy Cabral, Matt O'Brien in his best ever NEMA finish, Jake Trainor, Paul Scally, Mike Horn, Doug Cleveland and Andy Lunt.

"I knew that it would be tough to pass running after the pro stocks on different rubber," said Stoehr. "I figured I had to make quick work of it if the car was good on the outside. Tim and Keith made some solid changes before the feature, and the car was spot on. It feels really good to close out the season with a win," he said.

In the Lites race, pole sitter Jake Trainor jumped out into the lead from his pole starting position in the Seymour 29. Trainor quickly went to work on the field pulling away handily, running laps in the high 13 second range. The field was caution flagged, and then quickly red flagged on lap nine when it was learned that starter, Craig Merriman, was hit by track debris in the foot and went down on the flag stand. Merriman was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and is recovering at home.

When the green flag flew, Trainor took off and set sail again, and Kyle Valeri settled into second place in his best run yet this year. As the race wound on, Trainor pulled away, and behind him Richie Coy and Joe Bailey battled for the third spot, with Bailey coming out on top. At the checkers it was Trainor, followed by Valeri, Bailey, Coy, Jim Santa Maria, PJ Sergios, Chase Locke, Ian Cumens, Ben Mikitarian, and DJ Moniz. Stergios is the 2020 NEMA Lites champion.

NEMA has concluded its season and will announce its 2021 schedule shortly.
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