EPPING, N.H. – Open-wheel legend Sammy Swindell will make his first Northeastern Midget Ass’n start for team owner Tim Bertrand on Aug. 20 at Star Speedway.
Swindell is a three-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion and five-time Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals champion.
“I’m incredibly excited to be able to put together a deal like this with Sammy,” said Bertrand. “We hooked up to help his family out with an engine for last year’s Chili Bowl, and have gotten to know each other through that process. I’m confident if we can get him comfortable in the car prior to the event, that he’ll be a contender.”
Swindell will drive the same No. 74 midget that was driven to victory during the Boston Louie Memorial at Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway on June 29 by three-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby.
“I’m excited to come out and try a pavement winged midget with NEMA. Once I get acclimated with the car, I’m sure we will be good,” said Swindell. “It should be a great evening for the fans and the Club. I’m looking forward to it.”
In addition to competing in the NEMA feature, Swindell will also participate in a special match race with a to-be-determined open-wheel legend from the Northeast.