Archive for January 25th, 2012

Stability, Cost Savings & Growth In Store for NEMA in 2012

Brockton, MA — With the election of a new board & various executive positions, the underlying themes coming out of NEMA’s 2012 rules meeting and elections held in December at Thompson Speedway’s clubhouse were about stability, cost savings & growth.

NEMA’s executive board will once again be headed up by President, Mike Scrivani. Scrivani will be supported by Tim Bertrand as Vice President, Russ Stoehr as 2nd Vice President – to focus on the NEMA Lite series, newly elected Paul Scally as Treasurer, and Linda Cleveland, who continues as Secretary. Doug Cleveland and Shawn Torrey were re-elected as board members, along with a new contingent including Adam Cantor, Barry Kitteredge, Bob Seymour and Joe Santa Maria.

“Coming off of one of the most competitive seasons ever, we looked – both as a club and as a Board, to achieve stability, cost savings and focus on growth for 2012,” stated Vice President, Tim Bertrand. “We chose to freeze some of our current technical rules for a period of at least two years and adopted some new rules, such as a new handicapping system to encourage car count. Our old system discouraged members who were only able to make it once in a while, and the new system encourages anyone with a midget to come run with us. We hope to even attract some talent from the Midwest to our races,” said Bertrand.

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NEAR Releases 2012 Schedule, 15th Annual New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame Inductions Go-Green This Sunday

NEAR Releases 2012 Schedule, 15th Annual New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame Inductions Go-Green This SundayNEAR Releases 2012 Schedule, 15th Annual New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame Inductions Go-Green This Sunday

The New England Antique Racers (NEAR) have mapped-out a busy 2012 schedule with events scheduled at a wide variety of the regions speedways. Also on the slate is the 15th Annual New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to take place this Sunday, January 29.

The season kicks-off on Saturday, March 31 at Connecticut’s famed Thompson Speedway, and concludes at the 3rd Annual Plainville Stadium Reunion to be held at the Berlin Fairgrounds in Berlin, Ct. on Saturday, October 13. Among other stops on the “NEAR 2012 Tour” are Seekonk, Stafford Springs, New Hampshire International Speedway, Monadnock, Lime Rock, Bear Ridge, Lee, Canaan Fair, Twin State, and White Mountain. Also included on the agenda are dates at The Norwood, Danbury, and Pines reunion events. More dates may be added in the near future. Access the full print-ready schedule including dates & times at www.near1.com

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