WINCHESTER, N.H. — Story by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Crystal Snape photo —
The 2016 edition of the NEMA Midgets will include multiple memorial races and special events throughout the year, including the annual Boston Louie Seymour Memorial.
The season will start on May 1 with a “Test and Tune Rookie Orientation,” that will be held at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl — though the first race for the Midgets will be held on May 21 at the Star Speedway in Epping, New Hampshire. The “Butch Walsh Memorial” will start the season for the winged warriors.
The next event will come a week later on May 28, when NEMA invades the Riverhead Raceway for the Alan Cantor Memorial — before heading to New London-Waterford Speedbowl on June 4. The series will then head to Wiscasset Speedway on June 11, joining the actual on True Value night at the track.
Monadnock Speedway will play host to the series on June 18, with the “Iron Mike Scrivani Memorial” race, scheduled for 30 laps around the high-banked oval in New Hampshire. A quick turn around from that event will see the series visit Claremont Speedway on June 24 for a Friday night battle under the lights.
The month of June will conclude with the Boston Louie Seymour Memorial at Seekonk Speedway on June 29, when the winged warriors compete in a 29 lap feature on a Wednesday night. They will be joined by the Tri Track Open Modified Series and the NEMA Lites that evening at the Massachusetts oval.
The Marvin Rifchin Trophy will be given out to the winner of the event at Star Speedway on July 9 — before the Midgets take a few weeks off. The next event is slated for July 30, when the NEMA gang visits Speedway 51 in Groveton, New Hampshire. A stop at the annual “Wings and Wheels” at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl on Aug. 9 will be followed up just four days later on Aug. 13 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, where NEMA joins the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour for a mid-week show.
The Angelillo Memorial will be held on Aug. 20 at Star Speedway, while the next Saturday, Aug. 27, will see a second appearance at Speedway 51. Sept. 10 will be the third-to-last race for the NEMA drivers, when they hit the Wiscasset Speedway. That will be followed up by the annual appearance on Sunoco World Series weekend at Thompson on Oct. 15-16 and the new addition for the 2016 season. The champion will be crowned as part of the Shane Hammond Memorial race on Saturday Oct. 22 as part of “Bemer’s Big Show” at New London-Waterford Speedbowl.
Fans can see the entire NEMA Midgets schedule by clicking here.
For more information on the NEMA Midgets, fans can visit their website, www.nemaracing.com
About the Writer
Kyle Souza is an aspiring Journalism major at the Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. Souza is Race Chaser Online’s New England motorsports insider, covering everything from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to the NASCAR Whelen All American Series and the PASS North Super Late Models.
When not writing, Souza works at the Seekonk Speedway as the track’s Friday night public address announcer and press writer, and is also the Media Director for the Tri Track Open Modified Series, managed by Dick Williams and the ‘Long Island Mod Maniac,’ James Schaefer.
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