Lites Honors to Ryan Bigelow

Waterford, CT – Taking the lead on the second of two early cautions, Ryan Bigelow went on to win the 25-lap Northeast Midget Association’s Lites feature Saturday night at Waterford Speedbowl’s Budweiser Blast Off. It was the season opener for the Lites, celebrating their fifth season

Ian Cumens and Joey Payne filled out the podium in Seymour cars. Randy Cabral and Kenny Johnson were fourth and fifth.

Starting midfield, Bigelow sat third when the second yellow flew. Following leader Christian Briggs into second on the restart, Bigelow took command heading down the backstretch. Bigelow faced a third restart with 18 to go (beating Briggs) and a late threat by Cumens before claiming his second career win.

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Cumens grabbed second when Briggs dropped out shortly before the halfway point. He quickly chased down Bigelow and had his nose inside the leader’s car in the middle of one and two with three laps remaining. Bigelow recovered to win by two car lengths.

Payne, subbing for Anthony Nocella (who was driving a modified) came on strong in the late stages.

NEMA LITES – Waterford – 3/31/12
Pos. # Driver Hometown Owner
1 13 Ryan Bigelow E. Hampton, CT Randy Bigelow
2 9 Ian Cumens Lydell, PA Bobby Seymour
3 29 Joey Payne Fairlawn, NJ Matt Seymour
4 35 Randy Cabral Plymouth, MA Glen Cabral
5 46 Kenney Johnson Bethany, CT Jeff Johnson
6 26b Bethany Stoehr Bridgewater, MA MCI Racing/Greg Stoehr
7 28 Paul Luggelle Holbrook, MA Paul Leggelle
8 DNF 44 Christian Briggs Mattapoisett, MA Christian Briggs
9 DNF 45 Brandon Igo Wilbraham, MA David Igo
10 DNF 50 Carl Medeiros, Jr. Westport, MA Carl Medeiros
11 DNF 51 Danny Cugini E. Bridgewater D. Cugini
12 DNF 31 Paul Bigelow Berlin, CT Randy Bigelow
13 DNF 4 Joey Mucciacciaro Wolcott, CT Paul Scally
14 DNF 15b Avery Stoehr Lakeville, MA MC Racing LLC/Russ Stoehr
15 DNS 11 Alan Chambers Atkinson, NH Michael Chambers

Sources: NEMA PR


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