Brockton, MA — The third season for the Northeastern Midget Association’s “Lites” division will come to an end Oct. 9-10 at Seekonk Speedway’s D.Anthony Venditti Memorial. It brings to a finish a very competitive campaign that has produced eight different winners, most of them in the DAV field.
Anthony Nocella, who prevailed at last year’s DAV and at this year’s Boston Louie Memorial, is among a group of 2010 winners that also includes Jim Santa Maria, Jesse State, Todd Bertrand, Paul Luggelle, Eddie LeClerc, Jr., Bethany Viets and Randy Cabral. The 15-year old Santa Maria comes to the DAV off a Seekonk win on Sept. 12.
In pursuit of a third-straight NEMA championship, Cabral will again be doing double duty. A traditional stop for NEMA, the 25-lap feature, part of a busy DAV agenda, will have a direct result on the championship. Cabral currently trails leader Russ Stoehr by a scant 22 points.
Russ Wood Jr., Lanson Fornoro, Ryan and Paul Bigelow, Eric Cabral, Chris Haskel, Joey Mcciacciaro and Carl Medeiros Jr. are among the other contenders. The quarter-mile Seekonk, the ultimate “momentum track,” has become “home base” for the Lites division, introduced three years ago. With Oldsmobile Quad 4, Ford Focus and Honda power, the Lites are a more economical entry point for Midget racing.
“The Lites are a big success,” reports NEMA President Mike Scrivani Jr. “The competition has been outstanding, especially this year. It speaks to a bright future for NEMA. The division has proved to be well suited for tracks like Seekonk where the times are close to the full midgets. The races have been very competitive.”
Sources: Pete Zanardi/NEMA Lites PR