Randy Cabral, Avery Stoehr Win In NEMA’s Iron Mike Memorial At Monadnock

(Press Release from Northeastern Midget Association)
Randy Cabral celebrate victory in NEMA Midget action over the weekend at Monadnock Speedway (Photo: Norm Marx/NEMA)

Randy Cabral pulled off a pass on Paul Scally with five laps remaining in the thirty lap Northeastern Midget Association Iron Mike Scrivani Memorial, in a race that went wire to wire with no cautions.

In the Lites segment, Avery Stoehr beat back Ryan Locke on a restart with one lap to go, taking down a special win for the family in the Scrivani #21. The race commemorated Iron Mike Scrivani, long time NEMA car owner, and famous open wheel owner in the Northeast.

Proprietor of the legendary “Mike’s Truck Stop” in Wrentham, Scrivani’s car-owning career began in the 1930s with the Big Cars and it included a successful run with the Modifieds in the late 1960s and early ’70s, But Midgets were clearly his first love. Jerry Russo drove the Scrivani midget in NEMA’s first race at Seekonk Speedway on Memorial Day of 1953.  Mike’s son, Mike Scrivani Jr., went on to become a NEMA legend, and served as President of the club for many years, currently serving as the Club’s Vice President.  

In the Lites event, Avery Stoehr, driving the Scrivani 21 was able to get out into the lead early.  It appeared that Stoehr was going to run away and hide easily, but a caution with one lap to go made the final laps of the race exciting.  On the first restart attempt, an eager Locke edged ahead of Stoehr, but race officials called back the restart.  On the ensuing restart, Stoehr got the jump and bolted back out into the lead and took down the victory.

“It’s a great honor to win the Iron Mike in the Scrivani 21.  I really appreciate Mike putting me in this car for this event, and wanted nothing more than to win for him and his family,” said Stoehr.  The win marked the second for Stoehr in a week, as he won the NEMA portion of last week’s LEE USA Speedway event.  Ryan Locke finished second, followed by PJ Stergios, Alby Ovitt, Anthony Marvuglio, Kyle Valeri, Dennis Potter, Riche Coy, Matt Seavy, Jim Cataldo and Chase Locke.

In the NEMA event, Paul Scally jumped out into the lead on the first lap as he and Alan Chambers brought the field to green. Chambers, a heat race winner earlier in the evening, followed, until Randy Cabral broke free and began to chase Scally.  Scally would execute perfect laps, holding Cabral at bay for the first 25 laps, with teammate Todd Bertrand hot on his tail.  With five laps to go, Scally would get loose in turn three, and allow Cabral to make a pass in turn three. Cabral would go on to win followed by Bertrand, Scally, Avery Stoehr, Alan Chambers, Jake Trainor, Mike Horn, Doug Cleveland, Alby Ovitt and Matt Merry.

“Twenty years ago on this same day, I won my first Boston Louie Memorial race, and my first victory.  To win the Iron Mike on the same weekend is unbelievable,” said Cabral.  Cabral has more consecutive seasons with a victory than any other driver in the history of NEMA. 

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