2017 Jim O'Brien Memorial Race

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The Northeastern Midget Association
proudly presents the 3rd Annual …

September 30th, 2017

Star Speedway
176 Exeter Road
Epping, New Hampshire 03042
Featuring Sammy Swindell
In a NEMA Midget!

On Saturday September 30th, the Northeastern Midget Association will visit Star Speedway for the third running of this memorable event. Last year, Jim O’Brien was sure smiling down from above as Anthony Payne beat back a late race charge from multi time NEMA champion, Randy Cabral, to take down the coveted win. This year, the NEMA Lites will take center stage and continue to write history for the third annual Jim O'Brien Memorial Race.

Jim O'Brien was a legendary car owner and club officer, who for a span of four decades personified the best of NEMA. At a very young age, he was introduced to the Midgets by his father and in 1970, joined the NEMA family as a car owner. He earned feature wins with Johnny Evans, driving his Falcon powered Kurtis, and Doug Cleveland who powered to victory in his home built “Pink Panther” laydown chassis.  In 1975 he won the Coca-Cola dirt track championship with Hank Stevens at the wheel.  Jim was an innovative fabricator and engine builder and with his sons by his side, he always built his own cars and motors. For years he served as a NEMA contest board member, once a vice-president, and for 13 consecutive years as the treasurer. His life-long dedication to the club was truly outstanding and in 2003, he was inducted into the NEMA Hall of Fame. However, most notably Jim was always one that stood-up and fought for fair competition and defended the “little guy” – racers who ran with small budgets.  

In the same spirit of Jim O’Brien, the NEMA Lites were created with two principals - cost effectiveness and fair competition.  While the NEMA midgets are considered the fastest midgets in the world, the NEMA Lites boast to be “lite” on the wallet, making them the perfect fit to highlight the Jim O'Brien memorial race.


Please help make this the BIGGEST event in NEMA Lite’s history.
Lap Sponsor $25 ea.
Bronze Sponsor  $100-$249
Silver Sponsor  $250-$499
Gold Sponsor  $500+

For more info check out…



or mail check (payable to NEMA) to…
Matt O’Brien, 149 Aldrich Rd
Wilmington, MA 01887
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