12 - Carpenter
50 - Pernesiglio
7ny - Cantor
17 - Seitz
36 - R. Cabral
51 - Wonder
25 - S. Dolan
16 - O'Brien
33 - Spada
35 - G. Cabral
47 - Buonomo
44 - Breault
81 - Heath
2 - Bumpus
29 - E. Santos
48 - Bertrand
18 - Gerbe
37 - Hammond
22 - Shlatz
57 - Bradbury
11 - Bundy
45 - Payne (DNS)
Adirondack Int'l Speedway
May 29, 2004
||Tim Heath - Lebanon, CT
||Ed Breault - Lincoln, RI
||Kyle Carpenter - Gloucester, MA
||Ben Seitz - Monument Beach, MA
||Pete Pernesiglio - Long Island,
||Joey Payne - Fairlawn, NJ***
||Randy Cabral - Plymouth, MA
||Howie Bumpus - Lakeville, MA
||Erica Santos - Marlboro, MA
||Sean Dolan - Acton, MA
||Tim Bertrand - Watertown, MA
||Matt O'Brien - Wilmington, MA
||Shane Hammond - E. Bridgewater,
||Bob Bradbury - Wakefield, RI
||Tommy Spada - Berlin, CT
||Monnie Wonder III - Lititz,
||Lee Bundy - Kennebunkport, ME
||Mark Buonomo - Waltham, MA
||Andy Shlatz - Enfield, CT
||Adam Cantor - Dix Hills, NY
||Richard Gerbe - Elmont, NY
||Glen Cabral - Plymouth, MA
*** Hard Charger
Heath Takes His First Win at Adirondak Int'l Speedway
By Sheila Somers
Two races into his 3rd season with the NEMA touring division, Tim Heath took his first win
at Adirondak International Speedway in New York State. It was a no contest race from start
to finish, at the new Adirondak track. Car #81 started on the pole just as dusk set and
never let go of his place in the race.
Ed Breault #44 started on the outside pole and #12 Kyle Carpenter in 3rd both finishing
the race in their starting positions. All three held their positions through the one
The Hard Charger Award from Cape Cod Aggregates went
to Joey Payne in the #45 who started in the back in 22nd position and finished the 35-lap
race in 6th place.
Kyle Carpenter, Pete Pernsiglio, and Adam Cantor took the first 3 positions in the first
fast- moving 10-lap qualifying heat while Ed Breault, Tim Heath, and Howie Bumpus took the
2nd qualifying heat. Erica Santos was racing brother Bobbys #29. Holding her own,
Erica placed 4th in the second heat, finishing 9th in the 35-lap feature.
A humble twenty-five year old Tim Heath stepped onto Victory Lane before the fans and into
the bright lights of honor, to accept his trophy. Tim was grateful to his Dad, (George)
owner of the car, and Crew Chief Paula Chaput for the support they give to him. Theirs is
a family operation. They do it all on their own and without sponsors.
Tim took second place in the previous race and NEMA
season opener at Waterford Speedbowl on May 01, 2004. Without hesitation, Tim said
he wants to have fun and take one race at a time
Breaks Ice For Heath
by Pete Zanardi
Results and Photo Page HERE
We were fussing with the car all day, said Tim Heath. In the end, I
dont think we could have got it any better. It could very well wind up as the
understatement award of the year.
Jumping off from the pole, Heath captured his first Northeastern Midget Association
feature Saturday night, grabbing the 30-lapper at Adirondack Speedway. Unofficial clocks
had Heaths final lap on the half-mile at 14.6 seconds.
My crew had me at 14.5 in my heat but I didnt think wed be that fast
that late in the feature, continued Heath. But the car was as good at the end
as it was in the beginning.
Surviving a lap-18 caution (the only one), Heath finished in front of Ed Breault, the
latter posting his best-ever NEMA finish. Kyle Carpenter, Ben Seitz and Pete Pernesiglio
completed the top five in NEMAs second visit to Adirondack. Carpenter and Breault
were the heat winners.
Defending champion Joey Payne had the longest
run. Unable to start his heat because of mechanical problems, he came from last to sixth.
Ive been close before and had something happen, said NEMAs 2002
Rookie of the Year. It feels good to finally get the first win. Actually, I was
really tired. The track takes a lot of you because youre always turning.
After Victory Lane ceremonies and inspection, Heath noticed the Heim joint bolt had broken
resulting in a groove in the rear end housing. Dont know how long it could
have gone like that, Heath wondered aloud.
Heath becomes the second new winner is as many features this season, Seitz
capturing a 25 lapper at Waterford Speedbowl on May 1. NEMA returns to action at the
Speedbowl on June 12.
The day started for the Heath team with fuel problems. After a second place in his heat
(behind Carpenter), he put another half turn on the right front. He then just
took off, just walked away, according to his equally proud father/car owner