Shane Hammond Memorial Race Recap / Thanks

Hello to my NEMA family, friends and fans,
Congratulations to Mike Horn, Jake Trainor and all the Shane Hammond Memorial Race competitors. A shout out to the hard chargers, Chase Locke and Jim Chambers. I want to begin by saying thank you all who participated in the SHMR. I hope you understand how much it means to me to keep not just Shane Hammond’s name involved with NEMA but his attitude of being a true good sport who offered a helping hand to all. NEMA was like an extended family that he loved representing.

Our newest t-shirt design by WC Designs in NY was a huge hit. Drivers, owners & officials who did not pick one up at our SHBF display or those who were missed in the pits, please email or text me your size. I appreciate all your support and dedication. Thanks to all of the t-shirt sponsors who helped me afford them to share. The sponsored lap money will be distributed evenly with the track pay out. If you have not already mailed your check, please send make it payable and mail it to NEMA.
Thanks to the Speedbowl and staff for hosting our annual race. A special thank you to Matt O’Brien and Vivo Architecture for sponsoring the NEMA fee for the SHMR, The Trainor family who donated $50.00 to the 3rd and 7th place finisher in the NEMA lites, Bill Van Slyke for his donation of 2 bicycles for the kids free raffle and Ellen Pernesiglio for her beautiful afghans we raffled. Thanks to all, who made anonymous donations, those who purchased raffle tickets, shirts, books and decals. The foundation has struggled since COVID like many non profits but we hope to be back with lots of energy to succeed in helping with driver safety and education. We believe in SAFETY first and foremost. As a reminder, we accept donations of used items such as racing suits, shoes, gloves, Hans etc. We try to help any and all who ask from all divisions; let’s face it not many of us started our racing adventure in a midget. The foundation is also trying to work with other racing clubs to recycle trophies.
Did you notice an OLDER orange and black 37 in the pits and on the track with NEMA? This was one of Shane’s first cars. I ran it in 2015 with my dad as my crew chief with the Vintage Midget Racing Club run by Dave Shore and the New London-Waterford Speedbowl as our home track. The 37 had not run since then and sat outside for a few years under a tarp. My nephew, Jack Glockner stripped it down and put it back together, so to see the 37 run (a little rough) but run just the same was a BIG deal for me with many heartfelt memories. I hope along others to run it again next season with VMR. NEMA car owner, Jackie Parker was kind enough to trailer his vintage midget to the Speedbowl which was on display on the front stretch. I hope you all had an opportunity to check out the Parker beauty. Should anyone be interested in running with VMR (we do about 4-5 shows a year) please reach out.
In closing, I am blessed to have all of you by my side celebrating Shane’s legacy, NEMA, racing, fans, family & friends. It’s a big undertaking and it can never be successful alone. Stay safe during the off season and continue to support all that makes this club so special.
Deb Marvuglio
Shane and Anthony’s mom
Shane Hammond Believe Foundation
164 Anna Drive
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
508-245-0689 cell

Additional thank you to:
My family & volunteers
Atlantic Trophy
Carey Heating Oil
Chris Harvie
Chrissy & Mark
Racing with Jesus Ministries
WC Designs
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