OSWEGO, N.Y. – Bethany Stoehr’s second and Greg Stoehr’s third Saturday at Oswego Speedway night marks the first time in the Northeastern Midget Ass’n’s 61-year history that a father and daughter have been on the podium.
It is still another chapter in one of the country’s most family-centric racing body.
Erica and Bobby Santos III remain the only sister-brother combo to share a podium. That happened at Stafford Speedway on July 3, 2008 when Bobby and Erica were second and third behind Randy Cabral.
Some other family firsts in NEMA history:
Fathers and sons on the same podium start with Joey Coy chasing his dad Johnny home at Thompson on April 2, 1978. The Manns – Johnny and Billy – did it too but probably the most famous incident in this category is Russ Stoehr’s late pass on his dad Paul at Thompson on Sept. 1, 1990.
Brothers have occupied the podium countless times. Nokie and Drew Fornoro appear to be the first, finishing first and third at Stafford on Aug. 15, 1981.