Northeastern Midget Association will top the race card Friday night,
September 18th, the final weekly event at Lee USA Speedway. The NASCAR
Whelen All-American Series will conclude its 2009 campaign with all five
divisions in competition. The seacoast oval will re-open October 23rd thru
25th for its annual Oktoberfest weekend.
Kruczak, Newmarket, NH., in the E-Keys 4 Cars Late Model division. Teamed
with Pelham, NH., car owner Bruce Bernhardt, Helliwell looks to secure his
second consecutive track title. Last year he captured the Late Model
Sportsman crown with Bernhardt.
Dan Bowes, Byfield, MA., has a 30 point lead over defending champion Eddie
Witkum JR, Westford, MA., in the PB Chopper Shop and Rods Small Block
Exeter, NH's Grant Aither, solid since opening day, has a 68 point margin
over Bobby Melvin, of Groton, MA. in the Prime Storage Late Model Sportsman
Lebanon, ME., veteran Jim Shorey has a 41 point lead over defending Hobby
Stock champ Jimmy Russell, Brentwood, NH.
The David's Race Cars and Components sponsored Roadrunner division has the
best battle for the championship with Hooksett, NH, competitor Nick Manyati
holding a 1-point lead over Jim Piaseczny, Merrimack, NH.
29 points separate Tom Harton, Barrington, NH., and Crystal Brown, Epping,
NH in the American Auto Parts Ironman division.
Owner Tim Bertrand and driver Randy Cabral don't want to talk about points.
"This season were coming to the races with the intent of winning the
feature," says Bertrand.
Nonetheless, the respective defending champions hold the point leads as the
Northeastern Midget Association returns to Lee. They will, in fact, be
looking to make it two straight at the New Hampshire oval.
The NEMA Lites will be part of the Lee agenda as well. Former small block
supermodified track champion Mike Ordway Jr. will be in the Bertrand Lites
Drew Fornoro is NEMA's all-time win leader at Lee with six. Among active
drivers, Jeff Horn has three, Russ Stoehr and Nokie Fornoro two and Randy
The special program will carry a $15 admittance for adults. Fans holding
tickets from last Friday nights cancelled program because of rain, can apply
their ticket toward this weeks admission.