Sammy Swindell To Make Multiple NEMA Midget Starts For Bertrand Motorsports In 2019

(Press Release from Northeastern Midget Association)
Sammy Swindell will be in action for Bertrand Motorsports again in 2019 (Photo: Norm Marx/NEMA)

One of the most recognized names in American motorsports, Sammy Swindell, will make a handful of Northeastern Midget Association starts for Tim Bertrand/Bertrand Motorsports beginning on Wednesday August 14 at the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. 

Swindell is also scheduled to run the Speedbowl’s Wings & Wheels event, pending the track opening, and return later in the season for an additional event. Swindell is a three-time World of Outlaws Champion & Five-time Chili Bowl champion.

Swindell will join a four car Bertrand Motorsports NEMA operation for the races, with possibly a fifth driver in the works, joining teammates Todd Bertrand, Randy Cabral and Avery Stoehr.  

“I’m incredibly excited to be able to put together another deal with Sammy for 2019,” said team owner Tim Bertrand. “We had a great time racing together over the last couple of years and getting to know each other, and the entire team is looking forward to having him back to the Northeast. 

Swindell was successful in his debut two seasons ago with the team, running second fastest in qualifying, advanced from seventh to third in his heat and from fifth to fourth in the feature, against NEMA’s best. 

Along the way he went wheel-to-wheel with teammates Randy Cabral, Todd Bertrand and held off a charge from two time and defending Champion John Zych.  

Last season, the team struggled with a new car that Swindell ran, but this year, the team has opted to put Swindell in the family’s iconic No. 47, a threat to win any time it shows up. 

“We struggled a bit last year, and frankly, if Sammy is going to come out all this way to run, I want to give him a car that he can get right to it in,” said Bertrand.  

“I’m excited to be able to get back out and drive for Tim and his team.  We’ve gotten to know each other well over the last couple of years and even teamed up for a couple of Chili Bowls.  A lot of the learning curve is behind us, and we should be able to get right to it off the bat this year,” said Swindell.

Car owner Bertrand was ecstatic about the partnership. 

“Sammy is a great guy to be around, and I’m particularly excited to have him run Thompson for us, a place that our team has had so much success at,” said Bertrand.

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  1. Bob Maguire says

    Too bad not coming to the open wheel show at Seekonk on June 26th.

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