BROCKTON, Mass. — 2011 NEMA Lite standout Seth Carlson & Gene Feigel Motorsports have decided to “graduate” Carlson to the big leagues, committing to the full 2012 NEMA schedule.

“I’m looking forward to running with Greg & Russ Stoehr and Randy Cabral in 2012,” said Carlson. “I think there will be a lot of good racing in the 2012 season. I am very excited to get the chance to run with these guys.”

A multi time winner in 2011, Carlson will be coming to NEMA with his familiar, exceptional handling Drinan Chassis with an Esslinger powered “spec” engine – becoming a popular choice for the economics involved.

Carlson, who counts Twin State Speedway as his favorite track, says “The 2011 season was a great learning experience. It was also great to get back on pavement after a few years running Dirt (at Whip City Speedway).”

On Carlson and his move to the full NEMA series – “We have always intended for the Lite series to be a perfect ‘stepping stone’ for the full NEMA series,” said President Mike Scrivani. “Seth is a perfect example of this – he came in, had a bit of a learning curve, then figured it out, and won a bunch of races. The Lite series was a perfect learning ground for him, and we’re confident he’ll be one of our rising stars in the NEMA series,” continued Scrivani.

Carlson is quick to credit Gene Feigel, his owner & sponsor, for helping his racing career along – and his father, for his countless hours spent working on the car and setting up the car at the racetrack. He also credits mentor Greg Stoehr for teaching him the old adage “patience is a virtue” – after some early season DNF’s due to a little “eagerness” to get to the front too quickly.

With Carlson in top notch equipment, as well as the addition of Payne, Cantor, and Cabral coming back in a “freshened” ride for 2012 – the competition should be ripe in the upcoming season.