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The Northeastern Midget Association announces the release of NEMA Vintage photo's on DVD. The presentation is from the collection of one of the most respected journalist, historians and statisticians in New England, Pete Zanardi.

The range of drivers, owners, tracks and race cars depicted in the collection are the who's who in Northeastern midget racing. The forefathers that laid the foundation for present day racing are illustrated in color and black and white photo's complete with captions. Bill Randall, Ray Roberts, Ronnie Evans and Jerry Russo just to name a few drivers from NEMA's infancy.

The early cage days drivers are represented by Bill Roth, Lee Smith, Hank Stevens and Len Thrall for example. And to finish out the last couple of decades are the Fornoros, Stoehrs, Scrivanis, Seymours and many many more. The cars are as big as the drivers on this DVD that range from the Badgers to the uprights, cage and cageless, even some Offy's.

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Brockton, MA  -  NEMA President, Mike Scrivani, announced today that the Northeastern Midget Association and Hoosier Tire East have inked an exclusive, three year deal. Under the deal, NEMA will have exclusive rights in the Northeast to the current plated compounds (RR 7, 7.3, RF 5, LR, 5 and LF, 4, 5) and will be the only series in the Northeast running these particular tires.

Hoosier will also continue to be a major contributor to the NEMA point fund, and in addition have offered fixed pricing for the racer over the next three years.
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FRI. - SUN., OCTOBER 12th - 14th
NEMA MIDGETS on Sat. & NEMA LITES on Sun.
THE SHANE HAMMOND MEMORIAL
Email or call Deb or Anthony
to be a sponsor or donate a raffle item.
shanebelieve@comcast.net
508-245-0689-Deb - 508-245-7311-Anthony
Photos by John DaDalt
NEMA MIDGETS - THOMPSON - 10/13/18
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 9 John  Zych Jr. Mendon, MA John Zych Sr.
2 74 Randy Cabral Kingston, MA Bertrand Motorsports
3 21 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
4 1 Ben Seitz Bourne, MA Bertrand Motorsports
5 15 Alby Ovitt Barrington, NH Russ Stoehr
6 39 Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Bertrand Motorsports
7 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
8 A1 Mike Horn Ashland, MA Jeff Horn
9 5b Bethany Stoehr Bridgewater, MA Greg Stoehr
10 18 Andy Lunt - - Christian Briggs
11 7 Alan Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
12 50 Lanson Fornoro - - Pete Pernisiglio Sr.
13 47 Todd Bertrand Danielson, CT Bertrand Motorsports
14 87 Doug Cleveland Sudbury, MA Doug Cleveland
TIME TRIALS: 1, 47, 9, 74, 21, A1, 30, 7, 5b, 39, 18, 50, 87, 15a
Photos by John DaDalt
NEMA LITES - THOMPSON - 10/14/18
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 12 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Jim Chambers
2 45 Todd Bertrand Danielson, CT Bertrand Motorsports
3 21 Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Mike Scrivani
4 17 Kyle Valeri Monument Beach, MA Peter Valeri
5 51 Dan CuginI Marshfield, MA Dan Cugini
6 48 Matt Janisch Nazareth, PA Mark Janisch
7 35 Jeffrey Battle - - - Glen Cabral
8 3 Chris Vose Gloversville, NY Chris Vose
9 9 Ben Mikitarian Northborough, MA John Mikitarian
10 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
11 38 Ryan Locke Chester, NH Ken Locke
12 6 Seth Carlson Brimfield, MA Seth Carlson
13 76 Randy Cabral Kingston, MA Frank Manafort
14 19 Richie Coy Haskell, NJ Richie Coy
15 37 Anthony Marvuglio Bridgewater, MA Deb Marvuglio
16 41 Meg Cugini Marshfield, MA Glen Cugini
17 88 Jeff Locke Chester, NH Ken Locke
18 69 Matthew Merry Plaistow, NH Matthew Merry
TIME TRIALS: 6, 45, 17, 76, 12, 9, 21, 19, 38, 30, 69, 48, 51, 3, 88, 37, 41, 35
Zych, J. Chambers Capture NEMA's
Hammond Memorial at Thompson;
Cabral, Cugini 2018 Champions
The Northeastern Midget Association visited the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park this past Saturday, as 32 winged NEMA warriors filled the pits for the annual Shane Hammond Memorial. John Zych beat back 4 time NEMA Champion Ben Seitz on a restart with ten laps remaining to take down the NEMA feature, and Jim Chambers pulled off an epic last lap pass to take down the Lites feature. A second place finish was good enough for Randy Cabral to secure his seventh championship for Bertrand Motorsports, and Danny Cugini took down back to back championships in the Lites division.

NEMA celebrates the life of fellow competitor Hammond each year, who was tragically killed at Thompson in April of 2008.

"Shane's fatal crash was a cold April day in 2008 at Thompson. There was chaos all around the crash site and complete silence in the stands. It did not look good yet we held onto hope as many prayed. He was just 27, wheeling the car of his dreams, the #4 Mike Jarret, Nokie Fornoro NEMA midget which he had shaken down on many occasions. He felt proud and privileged that day to be chosen to wheel this ferocious machine. He was living his dream especially with Nokie as his team mate, he loved that man and how he shared all his inside information about each track they ran together. Shane was respected and loved by the NEMA family and he shared all he had heart & soul with everyone in the club," said Hammond's mother, Deb Marvuglio.

In the NEMA feature, Hammond's beautiful #37 machine, being driven by his younger brother, Anthony Marvuglio, paced the field in a breathtaking moment. When the NEMA field stormed down the front stretch to take the green, Mike Horn in the A1 blasted out into the lead. Quickly though, John Zych was on a mission taking over the top spot. Zych quickly began to blister off laps in the 17.6 range, the fastest of the weekend.

Todd Bertrand was slicing his way through the field, and moved into second from his eighth starting spot on lap four, before engine troubles would end his night in the Bertrand 47. Further back, 4 time Champion Ben Seitz, Randy Cabral and Jim Chambers were fighting through the field.

A restart with ten to go, saw Zych choose the outside lane, and Seitz would inch ahead at the line, but Zych would regain the top spot entering turn one. Zuch would go on to dominate the remainder of the feature, as Cabral would pass both Chambers and Seitz to take second, with Chambers finishing third, Seitz fourth, Alby Ovitt fifth, Avery Stoehr sixth, Paul Scally seventh, Mike Horn, Bethany Stoehr, and Andrew Lunt.

In the Lites feature, a caution plagued race highlighted by engine issues saw many cars in the infield when it was all said and done. At the drop of the green, Avery Stoehr jumped out into the lead. Stoehr would set the tempo, setting some of the fastest laps of the weekend in the 19.6 range, early in the event. Three cautions would fly for engine issues, and a badly oiled down race track would see 6 time champion Randy Cabral in the FMR Racing #76 into the wall hard. Cabral was shaken up but not seriously injured in the wreck.

On the restart, Stoehr would jump back out into the lead, but was hotly pursued by Jim Chambers, and Todd Bertrand. Chambers would pass Stoehr in the Scrivani 21 with four laps remaining, but Stoehr would fight back with a pass in turns one and two with three remaining. Chambers would then pass Stoehr again down the front stretch with two to go, and Bertrand would get under Stoehr on the last lap, to finish second. Chambers would go on to take down the win followed by Bertrand, Stoehr, Kyle Valeri, Danny Cugini, Matt Janisch, Jeffrey Battle, Chris Vose, Ryan Locke, and Seth Carlson.

NEMA concludes its race season this weekend at the Speedbowl, in Waterford, CT, as part of an action packed line up of over 15 racing divisions.
THE SHANE HAMMOND MEMORIAL
2018.... Just another year to most but for me & Anthony (Bug) it's a milestone of heartache & memories. Shane's fatal crash was a cold April day in 2008 at Thompson. There was chaos all around the crash site and complete silence in the stands. It did not look good yet we held onto hope as many prayed.

He was just 27, wheeling the car of his dreams, the #4 Mike Jarret, Nokie Fornoro NEMA midget which he had shaken down on many occasions. He felt proud and privileged that day to be chosen to wheel this ferocious machine. He was living his dream especially with Nokie as his team mate, he loved that man and how he shared all his inside information about each track they ran together. Shane was respected and loved by the NEMA family and he shared all he had heart & soul with everyone in the club.

Randy & Shane had a special relationship as they met while Shane was dating his sister, Toni. They had heard of each other through the racing channels. Glenn & Randy put him in his first midget at the Waterford Speedbowl and there it began. Glenn was like a dad to Shane, master and student, working side by side wrenching, learning and enjoying each other company for years.

Shane had racing in his blood, he was born into it and started at an early age in karts like most. He had a nickname Smoothie at the High Groove Speedway in NH and he learned to love the high line which many drivers fear. He grew at his sport but Lady Luck was not kind with many mechanicals with his lower budget operation. He never gave up, never lost that smile or will to help anyone who asked. He had an old soul, a kind heart and a good word for all. He believed there was more to life for him after cheating death with emergency brain and spine surgery at age 15.

Shane was 38 last month. There were no candles or birthday songs just the memories of years past. He entered the kingdom of Heaven doing what he loved, there is no more pain and suffering for him. We were blessed to have him in our lives.

... that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:15)

Please think about the stories you shared with Shane or the stories you have heard about him. If you have never had the chance to hear about Shane, ask any of the veterans or his brother, Anthony who idolized him for his strength and tenacity and his humor!!!

Please take the necessary precautions to be safe and never Drive faster than your Angel can fly.

To our Angel, Shane..... God Speed to all.

Honoring Shane's memory is The Shane Hammond Believe Foundation at 501 c 3. Our goal is to assist racers with safety equipment. We are funded by private donations and fund raising efforts. This season we have t-shirts, long and short sleeve, sweatpants, hats, books and A 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY sticker available for purchase. Please help us keep all drivers safe with education and equipment.

Believe    Deb
Anthony Marvuglio to Compete at
Thompson's World Series of Racing
in Memory of Brother, Shane
In a midnight oil meets Cinderella story, it was learned at 2:30AM that Anthony Marvuglio, brother of Shane Hammond, will compete in the Lites portion of the Northeastern Midget Association's event this weekend at the Thompson Speedway World Series of Racing, driving his brother's yellow #37. The last time that the car saw a competition event, was ten years ago - the day Hammond was tragically killed.

"He was just 27 wheeling the car of his dreams, the #4 Mike Jarret, Nokie Fornoro NEMA midget which he had shaken down on many occasions. He felt proud and privileged that day to be chosen to wheel this ferocious machine. He was living his dream especially with Nokie as his team mate, he loved that man and how he shared all his inside information about each track they ran together. Shane was respected and loved by the NEMA family and he shared all he had heart & soul with everyone in the club," said Hammond's mother, Deb Marvuglio.

It wasn't until two months ago, that mother, Deb, and younger brother "Bug" or Anthony, decided to put back together the yellow #37 machine that Hammond last drove. It was with the help of Danny Cugini and his family, Randy Cabral and many long nights that saw Marvuglio working til 2AM out of his trailer, that got the car done for this weekend's event. Cabral, was a special friend of Shane's, - a best friend, and his father, Glen, like a second father to Shane.

"Randy & Shane had a special relationship as they met while Shane was dating his sister, Toni. They had heard of each other through the racing channels. Glenn & Randy put him in his first midget at the Waterford Speedbowl and there it began. Glenn was like a dad to Shane, master and student, working side by side wrenching, learning and enjoying each other company for years," said Hammond's mother.

When the NEMA Lites hit the track this weekend, all eyes will be on the Marvuglio/Hammond #37.
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6th

THE NEMA
ANGELILLO MEMORIAL
Remembering Gene and Marilyn
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ZYCH - CABRAL - STOEHR
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Heats >>
NEMA MIDGETS - WATERFORD - 10/6/18
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 74 Randy Cabral Kingston, MA Bertrand Motorsports
2 39 Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Bertrand Motorsports
3 9 John  Zych Jr. Mendon, MA John Zych Sr.
4 47 Todd Bertrand Danielson, CT Bertrand Motorsports
5 21 Jim Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
6 1 Keith Rocco Berlin, CT Bertrand Motorsports
7 51 Dan CuginI Marshfield, MA Dan Cugini
8 18 Andy Lunt - - Christian Briggs
9 50 Lanson Fornoro - - Pete Pernisiglio Sr.
10 7 Alan Chambers Atkinson, NH Mike Chambers
11 87 Doug Cleveland Sudbury, MA Doug Cleveland
12 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
13 A1 Mike Horn Ashland, MA Jeff Horn
Heat 1: 7, 39, 47, 1, A1, 18, 50
Heat 2: 9, 74, 87, 51, 30, 21
JANISCH - CABRAL - COY
Photos by
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Heats >>
NEMA LITES - WATERFORD - 10/6/18
Pos. # Driver  Hometown Owner
1 76 Randy Cabral Kingston, MA Frank Manafort
2 48 Matt Janisch Nazareth, PA Mark Janisch
3 19 Richie Coy Haskell, NJ Richie Coy
4 51 Dan CuginI Marshfield, MA Dan Cugini
5 6 Seth Carlson Brimfield, MA Seth Carlson
6 9 Ben Mikitarian Northborough, MA John Mikitarian
7 27 Kevin Iannarelli Shirley, MA Kevin Iannarelli
8 38 Ryan Locke Chester, NH Ken Locke
9 8T Jake Trainor Medway, MA Mike Trainor
10 21 Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA Mike Scrivani
11 7 Jim Cataldo Sterling, MA Jim Cataldo
12 69 Matthew Merry Plaistow, NH Matthew Merry
13 3 Chris Vose Gloversville, NY Chris Vose
14 35 Ryan Tidman - - - Glen Cabral
15 30 Paul Scally Raynham, MA Paul Scally
DQ 41 Meg Cugini Marshfield, MA Glen Cugini
Heat 1: 21, 41 DQ'd, 9, 8, 7, 19, 27, 69
Heat 2: 38, 76, 51, 6, 48, 3, 35
Cabral Sweeps NEMA's
Angelillo Memorial at Waterford
Waterford, CT  -  Six time NEMA champion Randy Cabral took the lead from Bertrand Motorsports teammate Avery Stoehr on a lap ten restart, to dominate the NEMA portion of this past Saturday's Angelillo Memorial at the New London Waterford Speedbowl. In the Lites division, Cabral drove the Frank Manafort/FMR Racing #76 to an equally dominating event win. Cabral's NEMA win marked another historical mile marker for the Plymouth, MA native, as he is now the all time winner at the Speedbowl, at nine wins.

The night commemorated NEMA's most successful car owners in the history of the club, Marilyn and Gene Angelillo. In addition to 14 championships, Gene and Marilyn claimed well over 100 features including 14 at the Waterford Speedbowl. They also served the club in many positions. Gene was president and Marilyn secretary for several seasons.

The Angelillo's first Waterford win came with Drew Fornoro aboard in 1982. Over the next 30-plus summers, Russ Stoehr and Joey Payne joined Fornoro winning at Waterford in Angelillo equipment. The versatile Ted Christopher's only Midget win came at Waterford on May 24, 1998 in an Angelillo car.

Gene's final win was Waterford's 2009 Wings and Wheels. Russ Stoehr was the driver.

When the green flag flew for the NEMA feature, Doug Cleveland and Alan Chambers raced the field down into turn one. Sixth place starter, Avery Stoehr, in the Bertrand Motorsports #39 was on the move, as he rocketed around the outside of the field, and found himself in the lead on lap three. Further back, eighth place starter, Cabral, was working his way around the outside as well, and would find himself running second by the fifth circuit.

A red flag on lap ten halted the field, as contact between Todd Bertrand and Doug Cleveland sent a number of cars spinning, and Paul Scally onto his side. Repairs on the Keith Rocco #1 machine were completed in the infield, as he was able to continue after damaging the nose of his vehicle.

When the green flew, Cabral rocketed by Stoehr into the lead and began to set a lightening fast pace, running laps in the 12.9 second range. Cabral would stretch out his lead, and take down the victory over Stoehr, who would come out on top of John Zych for third. Todd Bertrand was fourth, Jim Chambers fifth, Keith Rocco sixth, followed by Dan Cugini, Andy Lunt, Lanson Fornoro, and Alan Chambers.

In the Lites race, the story was much the same. At the drop of the green, Cabral, driving the FMR Racing #76, prepared by Matt Seymour, would drive to the front from his fourth starting spot.

Cabral would battle with Matt Janisch briefly for the top spot, before taking off in the lead. Behind him, Janisch comfortably settled into the second spot, and further back, Richie Coy was blasting through the field from his tenth starting spot.

When the checkered flag flew, Cabral would go on to take down the victory, followed by Janisch, Coy, Meg Cugini - who was later DQ'd due to a wing angle infraction issue, Dan Cugini, Seth Carlson, Ben Mikitarian, Kevin Iannarelli, Ryan Locke and Jake Trainor.

NEMA and the Lites are on the card this weekend at the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park World Series of Racing.
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NEMA's 1000th Race - Star Speedway - 8/23/14
CARLSON - CABRAL - ZYCH

Recognizing Some
NEMA Milestones

The Northeastern Midget Association will open the season at Star Speedway on May 21. It will be the 1018th point-paying race in the club's 63-year history.

Passing unheralded was the club's 1,000th race at Star Speedway on August 23, 2014. Randy Cabral was the winner, besting John Zych Jr. and Seth Carlson.

New England's oldest and most enduring touring division, NEMA was formed in the late spring of 1953 at the Thompson clubhouse. Fred Meeker was the first NEMA winner at Seekonk Speedway on May 30, 1953. New England Auto Racing Hall of Famer Bill Eldridge won the next afternoon at Waterford.

The NEMA Lites open at Thompson Speedway's Icebreaker on April 9. There have been 106 races for a division that started with an exhibition run at New London-Waterford in 2008. The 100th Lites race was won by Danny Cugini at Lee on July 17 of last year.

With two victories last year, Randy Cabral is now tied with Nokie Fornoro in fourth place on NEMA's all-time win list with 47. He has 16 seasons with a least one victory tying him with Bobby Seymour on that list. They have come consecutively, equaling a NEMA standard set by National Midget Hall of Famer Dave Humphrey. Most of Cabral's wins have come in Tim Bertrand's No. 47 but it all started when an upstart Cabral captured the 2000 Boston Louie in a family car.

Star Speedway, with 103 races going back to 1968, is the leader among tracks hosting NEMA events. Randy Cabral tops active NEMA competitors with four Star wins including three of the last four. John Zych Jr. has also won at Star.

NEMA is clearly one of the most competitive open cockpit divisions in the country. Over the past six years, there have been 23 different NEMA winners and in all but one of those seasons, at least one "first-timer" appeared. Over that span John Zych Jr., Todd Bertrand, Avery Stoehr and Seth Carlson have become top contenders. Danny Cugini and Jim Chambers were first time winners in 2015. Bertrand, Stoehr and Cugini are all products of the NEMA Lites. The Lites have had 20-different winners in the past three seasons, champion Anthony Payne and Megan Cugini among the 2015 first timers. Designed with competiveness in the forefront nine years ago, the Lites are a true success story.

Nominations are now being accepted for the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame. The nomination form and procedure are available on the New England Antique Racers' website - www.near1.org. Please disregard the posted deadlines.

Those with NEMA connections already enshrined are Gene Angelillo, Chuck Arnold, Burt Brooks, Ray Brown,Joe Csiki, Bill Eldridge, Frank Ferrara, Drew Fornoro, Dave Humphrey, Johnny Kay, Wen Kelly, Rollie Lindblad, John McCarthy, George Monsen, Al Pillion, Billy Randall, Marvin Rifchin, Mike Scrivani Sr., Louie Seymour, Hank Stevens, Ed Stone and Bentley Warren.
 
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