Bill Eldridge
Class of 2013

The pride of Chelmsford, MA, he was the Northeastern Midget Association’s first champion in 1953.

He won four NEMA driving titles, all with car owner Gibby Parmenter, and 32 features, still ranking sixth on the club’s all time win list. A World War II Navy veteran, he became interested in racing in 1949.

He attended a driving school at Medford Bowl and had a brief stint with stock cars before he and Parmenter became a dominant team in NEMA’s formative years.

He won at 17 different tracks in a 25-year career for owners Parmenter, Bob Bahre, Mike Scrivani, Yacovone and Rollie Lindblad.


Photo By John DaDalt