Brockton, MA — The Northeastern Midget Association returns to Star Speedway Saturday night. Although it is NEMA’s first visit since 2007, it will be NEMA’s 138th race at Star, clearly a standard. It will be the first-ever visit to the quarter mile for the NEMA Lites.
Point leader John Zych Jr, looking for a fourth straight top five finish, and Adam Cantor, coming off a dominating performance at Lee USA Speedway, lead NEMA into Star. In addition to Zych and Cantor, Greg Stoehr and Mike Horn hope to become NEMA’s first 2012 double winner.
Carl Medeiros Jr., a double winner at Lee a week ago, holds the Lites’ spotlight. There has never been a three-straight streak in Lites history.
The legendary Dave Humphrey won NEMA’s first visit to Star back in 1968.
Among active drivers, Russ Stoehr and Joey Payne each have eight NEMA wins at Star. In each case, their first NEMA win came at Star, Stoehr’s back in 1987 and Payne’s in 1994. Star was also the site of Cantor’s first NEMA in 2003. Others with NEMA wins at Star include Jim Miller and Randy Cabral.
Horn, who aims to join his dad Jeff on the Star win list, Anthony Marvuglio and Todd Bertrand all hope to shake off heartbreak at Lee.
The busy Cabral, Ian Cumens, Brandon Igo, Bethany Stoehr, the Bigelow brothers and Jake Smith are all contenders to stop the streaking Medeiros in the Lites event.
Sources: Pete Zanardi/NEMA PR