Randy Cabral, Joey Bailey Take NEMA Wins At Lee USA Oktoberfest

(Press Release from Northeastern Midget Association)

The Northeastern Midget Association rolled into the Wrenn family’s LEE USA Speedway this past Saturday for the annual Oktoberfest event.  A packed racing card highlighted NEMA and the NEMA Lites as the stars of the evening.  In the NEMA feature, seven-time champion Randy Cabral came from eighth place to win the division.  In the NEMA Lites division, Joey Bailey took down his first ever NEMA Lites victory in a “wreckers to checkers” story, as just over a week prior he found himself in the woods at Star Speedway.

In the Lites feature, when the green flag dropped, Joey Bailey in the Scrivani 21 used the outside lane coming from fourth place to the lead on the first lap.  Behind him, Rookie Dylan Coutu, continued to impress running around the top three for most of the evening.  Further back, Jake Trainor in the Seymour 29 was slicing through the field, and made it to second by lap six.  Trainor tried to run down Bailey, but was not making up ground.  A restart with seven laps remaining, created a duel between Bailey and Trainor, with Bailey coming out on top.  He went on to win by five carlengths over Trainor, who clinched the 2021 Championship for himself and Matt Seymour Racing.  Avery Stoehr made heroic passes in lapped traffic to finish third, followed by Dylan Coutu, Richie Coy, Kyle Valeri, Randy Cabral, Braden Egan, Kevin Merryfield and Tiana Kibbe.

“The Scrivani family and crew all worked so hard over the last week.  From driving to Wisconsin back to Massachusetts and building a complete car in a week, then coming out and winning right out of the box is amazing,” said Bailey.  “I need to thank everyone for the huge effort to get me my first victory,” he said.

In the NEMA feature, Matt O’Brien jumped out from the pole into the lead on lap one.  Randy Cabral, using his patented outside moves, was quickly on the move to the front.  Cabral moved into third on lap three, and used the bottom lane on O’Brien on lap five to take the lead.  Once in command, Cabral set sail.  Avery Stoehr also used the outside lane to get into second on lap seven, and the field settled in from there.  Cabral, running the quickest laps of the feature, in the 13.4 range, was never seriously challenged as he extended his points lead.  Stoehr was second, followed by John Zych, Matt O’Brien, Todd Bertrand, Ben Seitz, Paul Scally, Doug Cleveland, Joey Bailey and Mike Horn.

“I need to thank Tim Bertrand and my Dad Glen, he made the right calls tonight and the car was awesome.  I am dedicating this win to Norm Wrenn III, who we lost last year, and his family.  Such a shame, and it was great to be able to win for Norm and with his family here,” said Cabral.

NEMA and the Lites are up next at the Thompson Speedway World Series of Racing next weekend.

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