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Eric Goodale Wins From 18th At Stafford

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Eric Goodale Gets First Stafford Win In Whelen Mod Tour NAPA Fall Final 150 Story By: Travis Barrett Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com STAFFORD, CT — Eric Goodale never thought his moment would come at Stafford Motor Speedway, not after more than 30 career Whelen Modified Tour starts at the track and certainly not when an untimely caution flew less than 40 laps from the finish of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour NAPA Fall Final 150. But just as he’s had second chance after second chance at Stafford over the years, he got yet another on Sunday and didn’t let it slip by. Goodale…

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Coby Heading Back To Stafford In Championship Lead

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Stafford Coby Heading Back To Stafford In Championship Lead Story By: Kyle Souza/NWMT Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- When it comes to NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour competition at Stafford Motor Speedway, it's been hard to bet against Doug Coby in his career. The Milford, Connecticut, driver has 10 career wins at the half-mile, along with nine Coors Light Pole awards. 2017-fall-final-logo_2In the last two years, Coby won the Fall Final at Stafford and went on to capture the championship in the season finale at Thompson. And this season, he is heading back…

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Preece Returns To Winning Form At Stafford Sizzler

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Preece Edges Coby For Whelen Modified Victory At Stafford Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR HOMETRACKS MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM STAFFORD, Conn. - May 1, 2017-Returning to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour full-time this year, Ryan Preece was itching to get back into Victory Lane. He accomplished that goal Sunday in the 46th running of the NAPA Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway. He took the lead from race leader Doug Coby with 13 laps to go and drove away with his first career Spring Sizzler victory behind the wheel of his No. 6 TS Haulers Chevrolet.…

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Stafford

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Pennink Heads To Sizzler Hoping To Keep Hot Streak Going Story By: KYLE SOUZA / NASCAR WMT SERIES MEDIA Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –April 28, 2017-  For the first time since 2009, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will head to a track coming off the heels of a win by Ole Blue and the iconic Boelher family No. 3. Rowan Pennink captured the victory in the Icebreaker 150 at Connecticut's Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on April 9, helping return the iconic team to Victory Lane for the first time since Ryan Preece won in…

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Mayhew Tools To Sponsor Woody Pitkat On Modified Series Events

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Woody Pitkat will carry Mayhew Tools Sponsorship on Modified Series Events For 2017 Title Chase Press Release & Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Stafford Springs CT. -April 18, 2017- Woody Pitkat of Stafford Springs, Ct is rarely at a loss for words but when the three time champion at the Stafford Motor Speedway found out that Mayhew Tools would be sponsoring his Modified Racing series, Tri-Track series and The Modified Touring series efforts, Woody was extra chatty. “I am so excited with the addition of Mayhew Tools to our 2017 racing schedule. It’s awesome to see what they have done with…

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Max Zachem Looks For Continued Momentum At Stafford

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Max Zachem Looking To Drink The Milk At NAPA Spring Sizzler® Story By: SCOTT RUNNING / STAFFORD SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: RACERSGUIDE.COM PHOTO STAFF Stafford Springs, CT - March 25, 2017- The 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season kicked off in Myrtle Beach and Preston, CT native and driver of the #20 Lu-Mac’s Package Store Chevrolet Max Zachem, opened with a fifth place finish. Zachem is looking to continue his momentum at the 46th Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler® on Sunday April 30. Stafford has not been one of Zachem’s best tracks in his short career, but with a top-10 finish…

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Stafford Speedway Releases 2017 Event Schedule

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Modified Touring Series Event Replaces TSI 150 WMT Race Story By: SCOTT RUNNING / STAFFORD SPEEDWAY MEDIA Photos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE.COM Stafford Springs, CT- November 18, 2016—With just over 5 months until the 2017 season kicks off at the 46th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler, Stafford Speedway is proud to announce the 22 event 2017 schedule. “We are excited about the 2017 season, we have our marquee events and have added 4 new shows to the schedule,” explained Stafford COO/GM Mark Arute. “Stafford’s key focus remains to have a strong weekly program for the fans and race…

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Doug Coby Continues Stafford Roll

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Doug Coby Continued His Dominance of Stafford Motor Speedway  With Another NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Victory. Story By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / NASCAR SERIES MEDIA Photoos By: DICK AYERS / RACERSGUIDE & GETTY IMAGES STAFFORD, Conn. –October 10, 2016- Doug Coby is the modern day dominator of Stafford Motor Speedway. Nothing that happened Sunday changed that fact. Despite a delay of a week, and nearly seven more hours during a rain-drenched Sunday, Coby still reigns supreme with a victory in the NAPA Fall Final 150. Coby rolled to his 10th career victory at the historic half-mile – now trailing only Ted Christopher’s…

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Rowan Pennink, Michael Bennett, Stephen Kopcik, Al Saunders, Frank L’Etoile, And Devin O’Connell Honored As 2015 Stafford Speedway Track Champions

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Rowan Pennink, Michael Bennett, Stephen Kopcik, Al Saunders, Frank L’Etoile, And Devin O’Connell Honored As 2015 Stafford Speedway Track Champions (Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Motor Speedway welcomed a guest list of nearly 500 people consisting of teams, drivers, sponsors, and employees this past Friday night, November 20 at Maneely’s in South Windsor to officially honor Rowan Pennink, Michael Bennett, Stephen Kopcik, Al Saunders, Frank L’Etoile, And Devin O’Connell as the 2015 Stafford Motor Speedway NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track champions. With Stafford Motor Speedway broadcasters Darren Ayotte and Matt Buckler serving as the Masters of Ceremony, the 46th annual…

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Tyler Hines Wins SPAFCO SK Modified® Rookie of the Year Award at Stafford Motor Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Tyler Hines Wins SPAFCO SK Modified® Rookie of the Year Award at Stafford Motor Speedway (Stafford Springs, CT)---After collecting a win and a top-10 finish in the points standings in Stafford Speedway’s SK Light division, North Haven native Tyler Hines made the move into Stafford’s premier SK Modified® division for the 2015 season. Hines was joined from the SK Light ranks by 2014 track champion Jeremy Sorel and Mike Christopher, Jr. for what had all the promise of a great fight for the SPAFCO Rookie of the Year honors in 2015. The three SK Light drivers didn’t disappoint…

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NAPA Walks for Heroes at Stafford Motor Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] NAPA Walks for Heroes at Stafford Motor Speedway (Stafford Springs, CT)--- When NAPA stores of Connecticut and Southern New England joined Stafford Speedway as marketing partners in 2015 they also decided to take the opportunity to bring awareness and raise funds for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. NAPA and Stafford Speedway held the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Track Walk on Friday, July 17th, which helped raise $7,500. The check presentation was made as part of the Fall Final Weekend pre-race festivities. This group of 59 stores led by General Manager Geoff Watson, District Manager Kevin Hess, CT District…

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Rowan Pennink Wins 2015 SK Modified® Championship at Stafford Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Rowan Pennink Wins 2015 SK Modified® Championship at Stafford Speedway (Stafford Springs, CT)---For Rowan Pennink and the #99 Van Wickle NAPA Auto Supply team, the foundation to winning the 2015 SK Modified® track championship at Stafford Motor Speedway was forged through an incredible second half of 2014. After a slow start in 2014, Pennink and the #99 team rattled off 5 wins in the final 10 races and carried that high level of performance into the 2015 season. In 2015 Pennink and the #99 team served notice right out of the gates that they would be championship contenders…

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Doug Coby Looking to Recapture Stafford Magic in NAPA Fall Final 150

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---Whenever the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour visits Stafford Motor Speedway, Doug Coby is usually among the favorites as to who will take the checkered flag.  Of his 14 career NWMT wins, 6 of them have come at Stafford, including his very first win in the NAPA Spring Sizzler in 2006.  But the 2015 season has been a bit of a mixed bag for Coby and the #2 Dunleavy’s Truck & Trailer Repair team with finishes of third in the NAPA Spring Sizzler back in April, thirteenth in the June TSI Harley-Davidson 125, and second in the…

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Stafford Speedway Hosting 2015 Legend Cars Asphalt Nationals Qualifier As Part of NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final Weekend

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---When the checkered flag is displayed to the Legend Cars field at Stafford Speedway’s season ending NAPA Fall Final Weekend on Sat., Oct. 3rd, it will not only bring to an end the second season of Legend Cars competition, but it will punch a direct ticket to the 2015 Legend Cars Nationals for the lucky feature winner. The 2015 Legend Cars Asphalt Nationals will be held at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, South Carolina, November 12-14.  The 3-day Legend Cars extravaganza will give competitors a final chance to accumulate points for the 2015 season to determine their…

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Ryan Preece Looking to Continue Stafford Success in NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final 150

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---With the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season drawing ever closer to its conclusion, fans are in the midst of one of the closest championship races in series history.  Ryan Preece currently leads Woody Pitkat by a single point and Doug Coby is third in the standings, 25 points behind Preece.  Only twice before in the 30-year history of the NWMT has the championship race been won by a single digit margin with Tony Hirschman beating Steve Park by 3 points in 1995 and Mike Stefanik beat Reggie Ruggiero by 6 points in 1989.  Preece has…

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From the North to the South, No Race is too Far for Ryan Preece

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] Point Pleasant, NJ Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT made the 12 hour trip to compete at the historic Bowman Gray Stadium’s Southern Modified tour race after competing Friday night at Stafford. Preece tells us his strategy for the 199 lap modified feature. "I think the big thing is qualifying up front. If you can qualify at the bullring, and have a car that can stay pretty consistent it’s pretty much up to the driver to keep it up there", said Preece. "This is the mad house anything can happen." Preece left a…

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Williams, Fearn, Ferrigno, Hayes, Evans, & O’Connell Score July 31st NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Feature Wins at Stafford Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action with a Five-Star Series event on July 31st.  Taking down NASCAR Whelen All-American Series weekly feature wins on the night were Ronnie Williams in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Tom Fearn in the Late Model feature, Joey Ferrigno in the SK Light feature, Andrew Hayes in the Limited Late Model feature, Phil Evans in the DARE Stock feature, and Devin O’Connell in the Legend Cars feature. In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, Todd Owen took the lead at the green but Ted Christopher was all…

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Tom Butler Returns to Victory Lane 6 Years After Last Win at Stafford

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---For hometown driver Tom Butler, driving to NAPA Victory Lane at Stafford Speedway in the Late Model division was something that race fans were accustomed to seeing on a regular basis.  Butler recorded 23 wins between his first Late Model win in May 1993 through the 2009 season, which was an average of better than a win per season.  But the past 6 seasons had seen some lean times for the driver of the green #4 that he has made famous among Stafford fans with no wins in that time frame.  Butler put those lean times…

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Doug Coby Primed to Chase Checkered Flag in Call Before You Dig 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---In what has been a hotly contested championship fight during the first half of the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, defending series champion Doug Coby is primed to kick off the second half of the year in the Call Before You Dig 150 at his home track of Stafford Motor Speedway. Coby has been among the championship contenders all season long following his season opening victory at Thompson, but a mid-race crash at New Hampshire two weeks ago left the #2 Dunleavy Truck & Trailer Repair team facing a hole to climb out of to…

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Todd Szegedy Prepared for Call Before You Dig 150 at Stafford Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---While 2003 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Todd Szegedy has always looked forward to racing at Stafford, he is especially looking forward to coming back to the Connecticut half-mile facility after picking up not only his first win of the 2015 season at Loudon, but his first win together with the Bob Garbarino owned #4 Mystic Missile team. “Stafford has always been a good track for me and my goal for this year was to get four top-5 finishes and we’re halfway to achieving that goal,” said Szegedy.  “It’s a good racing track and it’s a…

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Stafford Drivers Jockeying For Position in Call Before You Dig 811 Challenge Points Standings

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---With only three more races before the conclusion of the 2015 Call Before You Dig 811 Challenge, drivers will be scrambling to accumulate as many points as they can without going over 811 to receive an $811 bonus from Call Before You Dig. The CBYD 811 Challenge is a competition open to all NASCAR Whelen All-American Series drivers at Stafford where drivers accumulate a point total based on a points system that awards 100 points for a victory and 5 points less for each subsequent position.  The goal is to be one of five drivers who…

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Preece, Bennett, Kopcik, Saunders, Rufrano, & DiMatteo Score July 17th Girls Night Out Feature Wins at Stafford Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action with Girls Night Out / Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Track Walk program with all 6 divisions in action plus a track walk that raised money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.  Taking down feature victories were on the night were Ryan Preece in the SK Modified® feature, Michael Bennett in the Late Model feature, Stephen Kopcik in the SK Light feature, Al Saunders in the Ltd. Late Model feature, Marcello Rufrano in the DARE Stock feature, and Dana DiMatteo in the Legend Cars feature. In the…

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Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Track Walk This Friday at Stafford Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)--- On Friday, July 17th NAPA Auto Parts and Stafford Motor Speedway will unite forces for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Track Walk.  All in attendance are invited to get an up close, personal, and unique look at the famous half-mile layout at Stafford Speedway by participating in the Track Walk. The donation for the Track Walk is $10 which includes a NAPA tee-shirt or hat.  NAPA Auto Parts will also be distributing NAPA goodie bags to everyone who participates in the track walk.  Participants can access the track through the gate which is located behind…

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Ryan Preece Wins 2nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k; Takes Record $12,875 Winners Share

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT left Stafford Speedway this past Friday night with the largest winner’s purse in the history of the SK Modified® division with his victory in the 2nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k.  Preece’s win entitled him to a winner’s share of $12,875 from the over $37,000 in total posted awards.   Preece and his #6 East-West Marine had to overcome a leaky radiator that relegated them to the tail end of the field with 75 laps left in the 100-lap race and he navigated his way back to the front on…

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Returns to Stafford August 7th for Call Before You Dig 150

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to Stafford Speedway on August 7th for the Call Before You Dig 150, the third of four NWMT races to be held at Stafford this season.  2-time NWMT Champion Doug Coby is currently tied atop the points standings with 2013 NWMT Champion Ryan Preece with NAPA Spring Sizzler winner Woody Pitkat only 2 points behind. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will make stops at New Hampshire and Monadnock before coming back to Stafford on Aug. 7.  With the Call Before You Dig 150 just 3 weeks away, here is…

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Penalty Announced From July 10, 2015 NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k At Stafford Motor Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] (Stafford Springs, CT)--- Following the July 10 NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k feature events, Stafford Motor Speedway officials have announced the following penalty: #21 SK Modified®, driver Justin Bonsignore- Infraction- Post race minimum weight violation. Penalty- Placed to ninth position in the finishing order (loss of one position per pound, as described in the 2015 SK Modified Rule Book). For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web atwww.staffordspeedway.com. ### New Finishing Order from July 10, 2015 NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k 100-Lap Feature SK MODIFIED® (100) 1) Ryan Preece, Berlin…

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Ryan Preece Wins 2nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k at Stafford Speedway

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Ryan Preece Wins 2nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k at Stafford Speedway   (Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action with the 2nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k, which paid the winner $5,000 out of a purse of over $30,000.  With the Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Sales Gambler’s Challenge bonus of $7,500, which included a contribution from Rayner Real Estate, the total posted awards were over $38,000.  The Gambler’s Challenge was voted on by the fans on how it would be paid out and the top-3 choices were put into a hat in…

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Joey Cipriano Looking For First SK Modified® Victory in NAPA SK 5k

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---After winning 7 races in 2 seasons of SK Light competition at Stafford Speedway, Waterbury native Joey Cipriano is still in search of his first victory in the track’s premier SK Modified® division.  Cipriano has had several other close calls, such as last Friday night when he was dueling with Ryan Preece for the win before the two cars ended up in the turn 4 wall coming to the white flag.  Cipriano and his #84 AVI International team have been busy at their shop this week, putting their car back together and Cipriano says that a…

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Rowan Pennink Ready to Defend NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k Title

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---Racing can be a fickle game and one needs to look no further than Rowan Pennink and the #99 Van Wickle NAPA Auto Supply SK Modified® team at Stafford Motor Speedway to see how fortunes can change in the course of a calendar year.  Pennink joined the #99 team prior to the start of the 2014 season and things couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start.  In 7 races, Pennink’s best finish was 18th and he missed two of those races completely.  But their fortunes turned for the better starting with their win in last…

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Stafford Speedway’s Gambler’s Challenge Continues to Grow

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---With the green flag just around the corner for Stafford Speedway’s NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k feature event this Friday night July 10, the anticipation and excitement continues to grow.  This year’s edition has the added twist of the Dunleavy Gambler’s Challenge.  The Gambler’s Challenge requires SK Modified® drivers to put up $100 with the total driver amount being matched by Doug Dunleavy from Dunleavy’s Truck & Trailer Repair. The match grew last Friday night when three race fans from Rayner Real Estate came into the Speedway Office and offered to join Doug Dunleavy in matching…

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Pennink, Fearn, Henry, Bren, Trott, & DiMatteo Score July 3 Independence Day Celebration / SK Light Xtra Mart Xtra D Feature Wins at Stafford

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action with the SK Light Xtra Mart Xtra D program on Friday, July 3rd.  Xtra Mart Convenience Stores put up a $500 bonus that was split evenly among the top-5 finishers in the extra distance SK Light feature event.  Rowan Pennink scored his fifth win of the season in the SK Modified® feature in what turned out to be a thrilling finish, Tom Fearn also scored win #5 of the season in the Late Model feature, Payton Henry was a first time winner in 2015 by taking…

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Matt Galko Looking for First SK Modified® Win at Stafford

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---For Meriden native Matt Galko, his open wheel modified experience at Stafford Motor Speedway has been a tale of two divergent paths.  Galko burst onto the modified scene by winning the SK Light championship as a rookie in 2010 and he followed that up with another championship in 2011.  Galko moved up to the SK Modified® division in 2012 and in the three plus seasons since then, he is still in search of his first SK Modified® victory.  Although the 2015 season is only approaching its midway point, Galko has enjoyed his best season and what…

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Stafford’s NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k Gamblers Challenge Grows

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---The 2nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k at Stafford Motor Speedway takes center stage next Friday, July 10th featuring the biggest race of the season for the SK Modified® division.  Over $30,000 in total posted awards is up for grabs and the drama for the race continues to build.  The SK Modified® feature events have consistently recorded non-stop competition this season, with side by side and wheel to wheel action. This year’s edition has the added twist of the Dunleavy Gambler’s Challenge.  The Gambler’s Challenge will be determined by the NAPA SK 5k Fan Vote…

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SK Light Feature Winner to Take Home $550 This Friday at Stafford Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---Thanks to its Xtra D program, Xtra Mart Convenience Stores will contribute $3,750 in bonus money to Stafford Speedway drivers during the 2015 season.  This Friday night, July 3rd, will be the SK Light Modified division’s turn to take home their piece of the Xtra Mart pie.  The SK Light top-5 finishers will each receive a $100 bonus from Xtra Mart meaning the feature winner will take home $550 in purse and contingency bonuses while the 2nd through 5th place finishers will go home with $240 or more. East Hartford native Joey Ferrigno currently leads the SK Light points…

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Woody Pitkat Goes 2 For 2 at Stafford With Victory in 5th Annual VMRS 80

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---The Valenti Modified Racing Series made its second of three visits during the 2015 season to Stafford Motor Speedway for the 5th Annual VMRS 80.  Woody Pitkat took the checkered flag to make himself 2 for 2 in 2015 at Stafford Speedway in VMRS feature action. At the drop of the green flag, Ryan Preece led the first lap but Todd Szegedy took the lead on lap-2.  Preece came back strong on the outside of Szegedy and he got clear and back into the lead on lap-3.  Behind the two leaders, Steve Masse was on the…

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Rocco, Fearn, Ferrigno, Provost, Hayes, Trott, & O’Connell Score VRMS 80 Feature Wins at Stafford

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  [xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action with the Valenti Modified Racing Series in the house for the 5th Annual VMRS 80.  Taking down weekly feature wins on the night were Keith Rocco in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Tom Fearn scored in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Joey Ferrigno in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Andrew Hayes in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, Tyler Trott in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature, and Devin O’Connell was the winner of the 20-lap Legend Cars feature. In the 40-lap SK…

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Branden Dion to Make Stafford Speedway Modified Racing Series Debut

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---Armed with a new Troyer car, Taunton, MA native Branden Dion is ready to make his first start in a Valenti Modified Racing Series car at Stafford Motor Speedway this Friday night.  Dion has run the prior two races on the 2015 VMRS schedule at Seekonk and Lee and the former SK Light and current SK Modified® driver is looking forward to continuing his learning curve in the VMRS series at a track that he has a level of familiarity with behind the wheel of the #04 Triple D Racing / Doug King Builders machine. “We’ve…

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Hard Work and Perseverance Pays Off for Glenn Bartkowski at Stafford Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] (Stafford Springs, CT)---For Manchester native Glenn Bartkowski, the world of weekly NASCAR short track racing has proven to be both a rewarding and trying experience.  Bartkowski began his weekly racing career in Stafford’s DARE Stock division in 1997 and he ran in that division through the 2004 season before taking a season off and then moving up to the Limited Late Model division in 2006.  Bartkowski raced either parts of a season with Norm Sears sharing his car or a full season and until last year, had only one win in the DARE Stock division to show for…

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Todd Patnode Looking for Repeat Performance in VMRS 80 at Stafford Speedway

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---With the Valenti Modified Racing Series set to make its second of three 2015 appearances at Stafford Motor Speedway, one driver who is looking forward to the race is Richmond, NH native Todd Patnode.  In what was his first VMRS start at Stafford back in May, Patnode started 13th and he methodically drove his way through the field to end up fifth at the end of the 80-lap feature in his #05 Allstate Asphalt machine.  With such a great result on his Stafford debut, Patnode is excited about his chances for his second visit to Stafford and a…

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NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k to Pay Bonus Money to Heat Race Winners

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---The NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k returns to the half-mile on Friday July 10th and the NAPA fan vote is in full swing with over 1,200 votes cast.  Also returning to the second edition of the event will be bonus money for the top-3 finishers in the SK Modified® qualifying races.  Drivers who finish in the top-3 of their heat race will be awarded an additional bonus of $250, $150, or $100 respectively.  The added bonus for qualifying races is just another piece of the already huge jackpot of over $30,000 for the SK Modified® division. “Last year…

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Former Champion Mike Quintiliano Ready to Return to Late Model Ranks at Stafford Speedway

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---The Late Model division at Stafford Motor Speedway will see a former champion return to its ranks in the form of 2000 track champion Mike Quintiliano.  Quintiliano ran 2 races last year with finishes of 16th and 17th and he has been hard at work since then, updating his entire #44 car to make a return to the track this season. “The car is completely new now and we’ve put so much money into the car, hopefully we can have some good runs,” said Quintiliano.  “We’re just getting finished up from redoing the entire car from last year. …

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Facebook Friday This Week June 12th at Stafford Speedway

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---Friday, June 12th at Stafford Speedway will be the 2nd edition of FBF night, Facebook Friday.   Fans have the opportunity to receive $3 off a general admission ticket when they share the June 12th event found on the Stafford Speedway Facebook page to their own Facebook page.  Show us that you have shared the event to your Facebook page on your cell phone when you purchase your ticket at the ticket window this Friday, June 12th, FBF event night, and receive $3 off a General Admission ticket. Be sure to get on social media and support your favorite…

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Pennink, Fearn, Salva, Hayes, Robinson, & O’Connell Score June 5 TSI Harley-Davidson 125 Feature Wins at Stafford

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in the house for the TSI Harley-Davidson 125.  Taking down NASCAR Whelen All-American Series weekly feature wins on the night were Rowan Pennink, who picked up his third win of the 2015 season in the SK Modified® feature, Tom Fearn scored his second consecutive victory in the Late Model feature, Nick Salva was a first time winner in 2015 in the SK Light Modified feature, Andrew Hayes got his first win of 2015 in the Limited Late Model feature, Zack Robinson was…

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Rocco, Fearn, Swanson, Saunders, Beyer, & DiMatteo Score May 29 Military Appreciation Night / Ltd. Late Model Xtra Mart Xtra D Feature Wins at Stafford

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(Stafford Springs, CT)--- Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action with the Ltd. Late Model Xtra Mart Xtra D 25 program on Friday, May 29th on what was also Military Appreciation Night.  Xtra Mart Convenience Stores put up a $500 bonus that was split evenly among the top-5 finishers in the extra distance Ltd. Late Model feature event.  Al Saunders was the big winner, taking his second feature win of the 2015 season in the 25-lap Ltd. Late Model feature.  Keith Rocco picked up his second win of the 2015 season in the SK Modified® feature, Tom…

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Dan Dembek Wins DARE Stock Xtra Mart Xtra D 20 With Thrilling Pass; Williams, Gray, Membrino, Saunders, & DiMatteo Also Score Stafford Feature Wins

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action with the DARE Stock Xtra Mart Xtra D 50 program on Friday, May 15th on what was also Whelen Event Night with three Ingersoll Rand contingency bonuses going to the winners of the SK Modified®, Late Model, and SK Light features.  Xtra Mart Convenience Stores put up a $250 bonus that was split evenly among the top-5 finishers in the extra distance DARE Stock feature event.  Dan Dembek was the big winner, taking his second feature win of the 2015 season in the 20-lap DARE Stock feature.  Ronnie…

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NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k Fan Vote to be Released May 15 Online at www.staffordspeedway.com

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---Voting for the 2015 NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k will kick off this Friday May 15th online at StaffordSpeedway.com and continue through the day of the event on July 10th.  The 2014 edition proved to be one of the most exciting races in the history of the half-mile.  The 2015 NAPA SK 5k will see the addition of the NAPA SK 5k Bonus presented by Dunleavy Truck and Trailer Repair. “The NAPA SK 5k Bonus is an exciting edition to the 2015 race,” explains Stafford COO Mark Arute.  “Driver’s will have the chance to enter the Gambler’s Challenge…

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Hometown Win Perfect For Pitkat; Stafford Driver Claims Whelen Modified Spring Sizzler Victory

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Hometown Win Perfect For Pitkat Stafford Driver Claims Whelen Modified Spring Sizzler Victory STAFFORD, Conn. -- Woody Pitkat completed a picture perfect homecoming Sunday afternoon. The 35-year-old Stafford, Connecticut, driver powered to the victory in the NAPA Spring Sizzler 200, the traditional season-opening event for Stafford Motor Speedway. In the process, the driver of the No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East Chevrolet became the first hometown driver to win the prestigious NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event. It was Pitkat's third career tour win. He scored his first career win last year in the August event at Stafford before following it…

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Magnus Racing Products Teams With Stafford Speedway to Expand Rookie of the Year Program

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(Stafford Springs, CT)---Magnus Racing Products of Danielson has joined the Stafford Motor Speedway family of partners and will offer a monetary bonus totaling $1,600 to the rookie class of 2015.  The runners up in the chase for Rookie of the Year honors in each of Stafford’s five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing divisions will be eligible for the Magnus bonus.  The Magnus bonus will be distributed as follows; SK Modified® and Late Model rookie runners up,  $400 each, SK Light and Limited Late Model rookie runners up $300 each, and $200 to the DARE Stock rookie runner up.  The Magnus…

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Josh Wood Makes A Return To Stafford Motor Speedway’s Late Model Division

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Josh Wood Makes A Return To Stafford Motor Speedway's Late Model Division By Matthew Wiernasz Josh Wood will make a return to the Late Model division at Stafford Motor Speedway. His father Don Wood will run a part time schedule in the Late Model division. He will be racing for Bobby Peterson whose brother Jim ran in the Late Model division at Stafford for many years.  " I am racing for Bobby his older brother. I learned a lot from him especially moving up to Late Models from spectating. How he drives the track and following him in my first…

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New England Racing Fuel To Support Rookie Program at Stafford Speedway

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New England Racing Fuel To Support Rookie Program at Stafford Speedway   (Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Motor Speedway has announced that New England Racing Fuel, Sunoco Brand with John Holland and Mike Joy, have renewed their participation in the track’s Contingency Program for the upcoming 2015 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season.  New England Racing Fuel was one of the very first companies to join Stafford’s Contingency Program when it was created prior to the 1999 season and they have been part of the program every year since.  The 2015 season will mark the 17th consecutive season that New England Racing Fuel…

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