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White's of Westport
Westport, MA
Shane Hammond
Sportsmanship Awards
Anthony Nocella & Jim Miller

The 1st Annual
Shane Hammond Memorial Race

Shane Hammond Memorial Race Page & Lap Board

NEMA Hosts Memorial Race to Celebrate
The Life of Shane Hammond
 Brockton, MA  -   The North East Midget Association, in conjunction with the Shane Hammond Believe Foundation, is proud to announce the first annual Shane Hammond Memorial race at Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday, July 24th to celebrate the life of the 27 year old racer, who was killed in April of 2008 on lap three of Thompson International Speedway's Icebreaker.

The Shane Hammond foundation was founded after Hammond’s tragic and untimely death at the Thompson Speedway Icebreaker in April of 2008. Deb Marvuglio, Hammond’s mother, and the driving force behind the Foundation, started the effort with two primary concepts in mind – first to assist drivers wishing to learn the ranks of Open Wheel racing through a proper learning experience, and second – to invest in the safety of today’s Open Wheel racers.

"It was too early for me, until this point, to be able to handle a Memorial race," said Hammond's mother, Deb Marvuglio. "However, now seems like the right time, and we're very excited to put together a race to celebrate Shane's life. It should be a great day for all involved."

The day will start with practice, followed by 10 lap heat races - inclusive of prize money, incentive points to attend the event and a 27 lap feature event, for a total of 37 laps, celebrating Hammond's #37G. The Club will also host a picnic for all racers and those involved in the event immediately after the race ends that evening to provide for the celebration and commemoration of Hammond's life.

"Waterford is the ideal place to host this race," said NEMA President Mike Scrivani. "Not many people realize this, but July 24th at Waterford Speedbowl was actually the same date and race track where Shane ran his first midget race."

NEMA has also generated a number of Featured Sponsors for the event and would like to
thank all of them including:
Circle Performance
Motor Cars International
Crown Collision
Bertrand Motorsports
The Race Depot/First Turn Driving Experience
Mike & Lu Jarrett
Thompson International Speedway
Ancient Art Studios
Atlantic Trophy
Tom O'Brien Hyundai
Second Annual Shane Bowl
May 22nd - Taunton, MA
It’s not the Super Bowl nor the Chili Bowl but here it is the second annual SHANE BOWL. Bowling was Shane’s off season sport of choice besides watching racing and football. This charity event is all in the name of Fun for Safety. The Shane Hammond Believe Foundation has been established to provide safety education & equipment to drivers old & new. There is no limit to the laughs that this event will bring. Bowling brings out the best and the worst in our athletic abilities. Bring your racing buddies, neighbors, bowling team, kids; just be there.
WHEN: May 22, 2010, Saturday
TIME: 3pm – 6pm
WHERE: AMF Taunton Lanes
555 Winthrop Street
Taunton, MA 02780
DONATION: $22.00 per person
Your donation includes, 3 hours of
unlimited bowling, shoes and FUN!!!
Visit for directions and lane information.
April 6, 2010

In a playful memory of Shane,
please write a message on a balloon
and release it to the heavens.
God Bless

Join the SHBF at On Track Karting in Wallingford, CT for the

Second Annual


Full Info & Registration PDF Form Here
Note: Anyone under 18 needs a parental consent form.
Parental Consent Form Here

You will enjoy a minimum of 2 full races with
a chance for the Championship Round.

Complimentary Pizza, Soda & Water

$75.00 for racers ages 8-100 and $25.00 for non racers.
Deb Marvuglio
Shane Hammond Believe Foundation

Feb. 26th & 27th

The SHBF was a proud participant of The Racer's Expo in Marlboro, February 26 & 27. Through generous donations, the foundation helped young quarter midget driver Jayden Arruda with the purchase of a Safety Solutions R3.

Prizes were donated by Race Depot, First Turn Driving School, Dirt Track Driving Experience, and of course The Shane Hammond Believe Foundation.

The winners were:

Bruce Bernhardt - Dirt Track Driving Experience
Melissa Denton - Bell Helmet
Donavin Secore - First Turn Driving Experience
Anthony Marvuglio - one year subscription
Glen Cabral – Admission to “The Shane Race for Fun”

These prizes were randomly drawn throughout the day. Numbers were also drawn for SHBF shirts.

The Expo also offered seminars of all types and as an activist for safety, I attended the Joie of Seating seminar which included Safety Solutions and Schroth Racing harnesses. I knew from losing Shane exactly what can happen in a high speed crash. I would like to send a wake up call out to the racers - serious injuries can happen at 35 just as well as 135mph! Please take care of yourselves by using the proper safety equipment. Educate yourselves and use it all properly. Be sure you have an approved helmet, a head/neck restraint and be sure those belts are mounted to that seat correctly and tightened to your body. The foundation is working hard for you! Please take the extra measures to ensure your safety! Do your homework and take the steps to educate yourself and the foundation will do everything in its power to help you, help yourself.

Thank you to all who donated, purchased or signed up for the upcoming Shane Race for Fun, March 13.

Good luck and be safe in your 2010 racing season.

Believe,   Deb


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