NEMA Sets 13-Race Schedule

Randy Cabral scoots to NEMA midget glory at Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway. (Norm Marx photo)
Randy Cabral scoots to NEMA midget glory at Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway. (Norm Marx photo)

BROCKTON, Mass. — Established haunts make up the 2013 Northeastern Midget Ass’n schedule, including a return to Monandock Speedway after a two-year absence.

As NEMA President Mike Scrivani puts the finishing touches on the final schedule, there are 13 races currently on the NEMA agenda while the NEMA Lites will make 15 stops in what will be the club’s 61st consecutive season, making it New England’s oldest sanctioning body.

Randy Cabral and owner Tim Bertrand will begin defense of their NEMA championships and the Lites will begin their sixth season at Waterford Speedbowl’s Budweiser Blast Off on April 6-7.

Monadnock returns to the schedule hosting both NEMA and the Lites for the Iron Mike Scrivani Race on June 22. The club will honor the 30th anniversary of the passing of the legendary car owner on the speedy high-banked quarter mile.

The full midgets and the Lites will share the billing eight times including Stafford Motor Speedway Carquest Super Saturday June 29. It will be the Lites first time on the historic half mile. Both divisions will return to New York State’s Oswego Speedway as well on Sept.14

Two special events — the Marvin Rifchin Trophy Race at Star Speedway on June 8 and the Shane Hammond Memorial at Waterford on July 27 will also include the Lites. Lee USA Speedway hosts both on July 12.

NEMA will also return to Seekonk’s Open Wheel Wednesday (July 17) and Waterford’s Wings & Wheels, two traditional stops.

The season ends in traditional style — Waterford’s Finale, Lee’s Oktoberfest and Thompson’s World Series, the Lites part of the first two.

2013 NEMA Schedule

April 6-7 Waterford Speedbowl Waterford, Conn.

May 31 Lee USA Speedway Lee, N.H.

June 8 Star Speedway Epping, N.H.

June 22 Monadnock Speedway Winchester, N.H.

June 29 Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford Springs, Conn.

July 12 Lee USA Speedway Lee, N.H.

July 17 Seekonk Speedway Seekonk, Mass.

July 27 Waterford Speedbowl Waterford, Conn.

Sept. 14 Owego Speedway Oswego, N.Y.

Oct. 5-6 Waterford Speedbowl Waterford, Conn.

Oct. 12-13 Lee USA Speedway Lee, N.H.

Oct. 19-20 Thompson Int’l Speedway Thompson, Conn.