NEMA kicks off its opening weekend action at Chemung Speedrome this coming Friday night. Two of the headline drivers taking the main stage at Chemung will be 2013 New York State NASCAR Modified Champion Jimmy Zacharias and 2012/2014 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Doug Coby. Zacharias will be behind the wheel of the Motor Cars International 15B Lites car, and Coby behind the wheel of the Bertrand Motorsports #74 NEMA entry.
“I’m excited about making my first NEMA (Lites) midget start. The cars have always looked fun and racey whenever I’ve seen them run. Being a regular at Chemung should help me and I’m looking forward to the race,” said Zacharias.
In the Lites division, one cannot count out the Bigelow family, brothers Scott & Paul, Scott, was very strong in the Lites season opener at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. The Cugini family brings their two strong family owned entries to the Speedrome – Danny proving very strong at Thompson and Anthony Payne in the Scrivani 21. NEMA Champion Randy Cabral will have his family owned #35 on hand as well. Paul Scally has been very strong in early starts so far this season in his new Lites ride, and will be on hand at both events.