Stoehr Breaks Into
This season, Greg Stoehr of
has been knocking on the door of victory lane. On Saturday
night, he let himself in by winning the 25-lap feature event at
Monadnock Speedway in
Stoehr has posted several top finishes this season including
runner-up finishes at both Thompson Speedway and the Waterford
Speedbowl. Mechanical woes stopped Stoehr in his tracks at what
could have been a promising race at the Stafford Motor Speedway.
Nothing could stand in Stoehr’s way at the fast quarter-miler as
the veteran driver went on to capture his first victory since
rejoining the Club full-time in 2005.
Northeastern Midget Association only had four days turn around
time after last Wednesday’s mid-week spectacular at Seekonk
Speedway that was won by Lou Cicconi. Saturday’s event at
Monadnock Speedway was rescheduled after rain forced the
postponement of the event originally scheduled for
June 9, 2007.
With great efforts by all, Stoehr and the rest of the NEMA
contingent were for up for the challenge.
the lead on lap five of the event and held on for the victory;
making him the eighth different winner in ten races held thus
far this season.
Northeastern Midget Association had a celebrity in their midst
on Saturday night, Pro Stock champion and Monadnock Speedway
top-gun Jeff Zuidema, jumped aboard the Mike Luggelle-owned #77
for his first-ever NEMA Midget start.
Pernesiglio took advantage of his pole starting position to lead
the opening laps of the event with Corey Cleary and Barry
Kittredge taking chase. Randy Cabral and Stoehr rounded out the
top five. The first caution of the event flew on lap four when
Shane Hammond encountered troubles.
restart proved to be the undoing for early leader Pernesiglio
who relinquished his lead to a charging Stoehr. Almost
immediately, the caution flew again for an incident involving
Cleary, ending his strong run. When racing resumed it was Jeff
Horn showing his strength. By lap seven, Horn had moved into the
second position. A pair of laps later, Nokie Fornoro joined
Stoehr and Horn at the top of the heap.
At the halfway
marker Stoehr continued to lead Horn and Fornoro. Rookie Aaron
Wall, back at the helm of the Seymour #29, and Ben Seitz
completed the top five.
aboard the Cleveland Family #78, spun to bring out the caution
on lap #19. On the single file restart it was Stoehr who
continued to show the way.
It was an
uneventful chase to the checkers over the final six laps of the
main event for Stoehr, who went on to take the win. Horn and
Fornoro joined the winner on the podium. Seitz and Joey Payne
were able to get by Wall to complete the top five.
Early leader Pernesiglio, Adam Cantor, Jeremy Frankoski and
Erica Santos rounded out the top ten.
the Northeastern Midget Association takes part in the
prestigious Star Classic on
The mighty midgets will join the International Supermodified
Association for a night of winged excitement.
details log on to
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