Chase Locke, Randy Cabral Best in NEMA at LEE USA’s First Responder Freedom 300 Night

Chase Locke, Randy Cabral Best in NEMA at LEE USA’s First Responder Freedom 300 Night

LEE, NH

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The Northeastern Midget Association rolled into the Wrenn family’s LEE USA Speedway this past Friday evening for the Freedom 300/First Responder’s September 11th tribute.  Great car counts across all divisions showcased some of the best drivers in New England at the New Hampshire oval.  In the NEMA Lites, after so many “so close” scenarios for the youngster Chase Locke, he finally took down his first ever NEMA Lites victory, and in convincing style.  In the NEMA feature, Randy Cabral inherited the lead after teammate Todd Bertrand suffered a heart breaking flat tire with seven laps to go, as the eight time champion took down his first back to back victory in many years.  

In the Lites feature, NJ’s Richie Coy blasted out into the lead from the pole position on lap one.  Coy was quickly hounded by the young Chase Locke in the Chester General Store/Locke Crane Services #88.  Locke followed Coy closely, and made a bid for the lead on lap nine.  Once in command, Locke began to set a torrid pace, with his fastest lap of the feature coming on lap nine, a 14.182 second lap.  Lap after lap, Locke began to distance himself from the field, clicking off consistent 14.3 second laps. Behind him, veterans Jim Santa Maria and  PJ Stergios were engaged in a battle for the second spot, with Stergios taking over the spot on lap twenty. 

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Magical Night for Chambers, Captures First NEMA Win at Claremont; Nocella Wins Lites

308dpiPrint-255sat-NEMA-LogoMagical Night for Chambers, Captures First NEMA Win at Claremont; Nocella Wins Lites

Bridgewater, MA – This past Friday evening, NEMA made a return to Claremont Speedway. Beautiful weather, despite a grim forecast, and a professionally run operation greeted the winged warriors at the Speedway.

“I’m still at a loss for words. I don’t even know what to say,” were the first words from Jim Chambers on Saturday, following his first ever NEMA win at Claremont Speedway.
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