Avery Stoehr, Ryan Locke Dominate Wiscasset NEMA Fields

(Press Release from Northeastern Midget Association)

Avery Stoehr took down his second feature event win of the year, beating six time champion Randy Cabral, in convincing style in the 25 lap NEMA event this past Saturday at the Wiscasset Speedway.

In the Lites, Ryan Locke dominated the 50 lap feature event, taking down the victory in convincing style.

In the NEMA feature, Alan Chambers and Doug Cleveland brought the field to the green flag. Cleveland got the jump, and would lead the first lap. Fourth place starter Avery Stoehr in the Bertrand Motorsports #39 would move around the outside of third place starter Paul Scally, and then take Cleveland and Chambers on the outside on the next lap.

Once in the lead, Stoehr would begin to set a torrid pace, while sixth place starter Randy Cabral broke free from the pack in second place, with John Zych coming from fifth to the third spot.

Stoehr would approach heavy lapped traffic at the halfway point, and he would do a masterful job, as Cabral had closed the gap to within a carlength. As the laps wound down, Stoehr poured on the power, running a 13.03 second lap, just three one thousandths off of John Zych’s track record on lap 23 of the 25 lap event. He would go on to take down the victory over Cabral, Zych, Jim Chambers, Todd Bertrand, Alan Chambers, Doug Cleveland, Paul Scally, Joey Payne and Mike Horn.

“The car was great on the top and just a rocket tonight,” said Stoehr. “We’ve had some ups and downs this season, but it was nice to pick up a second win for Tim and the team, they all just did a great job tonight. It feels great to win here in front of a big crowd, we always love this place,” he concluded.

In the NEMA Lites feature, Ryan Locke worked his way into the lead in the early stages of the event. Over the first fifteen laps of the fifty lap feature, Locke would stretch out his lead to nearly a straightaway, after passing Ben Mikitarian. The running order of the field at the halfway point, was Locke, Mikitarian, Richie Coy, Randy Cabral, and Danny Cugini.

A lap thirty two caution bunched up the field, but when the green flag flew, it was all Locke at the front. Coy and Cugini would advance past Mikitarian and the two would tighten the gap amongst each other, but would have nothing for Locke at the front of the field. As the laps wound down, Locke would continue to set a quick pace in the low 14 second range.

Locke would go on to take down his second win of the season over Richie Coy, Dan Cugini, Ben Mikitarian, Randy Cabral, Jake Trainor, Kyle Valeri, Tyler Rivard, Jim Cataldo, and Paul Scally.

NEMA picks back up its schedule this Saturday with the legenday Sammy Swindell making a guest appearance at the New London Waterford Speedbowl.


  1. Why the longer distance for the lites? Can someone fill me in?

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