Mike Scrivani, NEMA President; Joey Payne, 2nd; Ben
Ryan Dolan, 3rd; and Mike Jarret, Helping Hands of America
Finishing Order - 6/30/05
||Dix Hills, NY
||Mike Ordway Jr.
||E. Bridgewater, MA
Cod Aggregates "Hard Charger" - Nokie Fornoro #12
|Seitz Dominates in Thompson Win
Thompson, CT: Ben Seitz of Monument Beach, MA was the star of the show on Thursday night
at Thompson International Speedway as the Northeastern Midget Association made their
traditional Independence Day Weekend visit to the 5/8th-mile speedway. The young driver
from Cape Cod, MA had a straightaway lead when he headed under the checkers for this third
feature win of the year and second-in-a-row.
Seitz launched to the lead over Ed Breault on lap number two and made it look easy as he
stormed to the commanding win. Joey Payne looked strong early following Seitz right to the
front in the opening laps but had nothing for Seitz as the race marched on.
During the first caution of the event, Adam Cantor ducked down pit road for service to his
machine. The young driver was able to return to the event and quickly worked his way back
inside the top-ten. Defending race champion, Randy Cabral was not as lucky. Under the same
caution, he brought his Crown Collision #36 down pit road with mechanical woes that ended
With Seitz and Payne out front, the best action on the track featured Ryan Dolan and
Helping Hands of America teammates for the night Nokie Fornoro, who was driving in relief
of Kyle Carpenter, and Chris Perley. These three cars swapped positions among themselves
while working through traffic.
After the 25-lap distance was complete, it was Seitz with a commanding win over Payne.
Dolan had a great run to finish in the third spot ahead of Fornoro and Perley. Breault
held on to finish in the sixth spot and Cantor recovered from his early race problems to
finish seventh. Jeff Horn, Mike Ordway Jr., and Shane Hammond rounded out the top ten.
The Cape Cod Aggregates Hard Charger of the race was Nokie Fornoro. Heat race
wins went to Randy Cabral and Chris Perley.
The Midgets are back in action on July 9, 2005 for their second visit of the year to the
Star Speedway in Epping, NH.