Tony Membrino Jr. Wins New England Racing Fuel Support Performer Of The Week Award

NE Racing Fuel Support Performer Award

The reign of the most successful NASCAR Whelen All-American Series division driver at Connecticut short tracks in 2016 has carried right over throughout the season when it comes to the New England Racing Fuel Support Performer of the Week Award.

Tony Membrino Jr. opened the season back in April capturing the first New England Racing Fuel Support Performer of the Week Award of the season and Wednesday he grabbed the final one of 2016.

And in between he won another four times for a total of six victories in the Support Performer of the Week Award competition this year.

Membrino closed out his SK Light Modified division championship run Saturday at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl with his seventh victory in 14 starts at the shoreline oval this year. Membrino also won the SK Light Modified championship this year at Stafford Motor Speedway.

Membrino, of Berlin, collected 111 of the 216 votes cast this week (51.4 percent).

Marc Panaroni of Ivoryton, who won Saturday’s Mini Stock feature at the Speedbowl’s Bemers Big Show, was seccond in the voting with 44 votes (20.4 percent).

Each week during the 2016 racing season the New England Racing Fuel RaceDayCT Support Performer of the Week was chosen from among drivers competing in events in one of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series weekly support divisions (excludes SK Modified divisions) at Stafford Motor Speedway, Thompson Speedway and the Waterford Speedbowl.

Membrino will receive a $20 certificate for race fuel from New England Racing Fuel.

The final voting results for this week are listed below.

NE Racing Fuel Support Performer Award

2016 New England Racing Fuel Support Performer of the Week Award Winners

April 10: Tony Membrino Jr.

April 27: Alexandra Fearn

May 11: Tony Membrino Jr.

May 25: Tony Membrino Jr.

June 1: Woody Pitkat

June 8: Phil Jacques

June 15: Tony Membrino Jr.

June 22: Brent Gleason

June 29: Kevin Gambacorta

July 13: Joey Ferrigno

July 20: Jacob Perry

July 27: Al Stone III

Aug. 3: Daniel Wesson

Aug. 10: Marcello Rufrano

Aug. 17: Wayne Burroughs Jr.

Aug. 24: Joey Ferrigno

Aug. 31: Jacob Perry

Sept. 7: Jacob Perry 

Sept. 14: Bryan Narducci 

Sept. 21: Glen Reen

Oct. 12: Tony Membrino Jr.

Oct. 19: Phil Jacques

Nov. 2: Tony Membrino Jr. 


  1. Old man racer says

    Congratulations on a great season, Tony.
    You’ve come a long way.
    I’m sure Jap is as proud as can be.

  2. Congrats to you and your crew on a season of accomplishments. You’ve done a lot with hard work and dedication.

  3. Should be performer of the season!

    Congratulations on a terrific year!

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