Brockton, MA – The Northeastern Midget Association will put the final touches on the 2010 season – the 58th in the club’s history – at the annual banquet Saturday night, Nov. 20 at Whites of Westport in Westport, MA. The top-15 drivers and owners, led by champion driver Russ Stoehr and the Dumo’s Desire #45 team, will be recognized. There were eight different winners in the 13 races, the championship battles again going to the final event.
The very successful NEMA Lites competitors will be recognized as well. Led by Anthony Nocella, who had three, there were nine Lites winners as the division continued to grow.
Celebrating its history, NEMA will hand out a host of awards honoring standouts of the past. While the Johnny Thomson Award tops the list, the Wen Kelley, Ralph Miller, Joe Csiki, Ray Roberts, Ed Clothier, Ron Evans/Len Thrall and Pat Thibodeau prizes are no less coveted. The Mechanic of the Year, Women behind the Man, Lifetime Membership and the Associate Member Never Say Die Awards will also be presented. “First, the names are special,” says NEMA President Mike Scrivani Jr. “Second, most of the awards go back a long time so each winner joins a very impressive list of former winners. It’s serious stuff.”