Wings and Wheels 2017 Recap
-Rob Janovic Jr Takes First SK Win Of 2017-
WAERFORD, CT (8/12/17): Waterford, CT driver Rob Janovic Jr grabbed his first win of the 2017 season in the 35-lap SK Modified portion of Wings and Wheels. Janovic Jr started outside pole and had to fight a ill handling car as well as fend off a hard charging Kyle James to take down his first dual checkered flags of the year. “The car wasn’t good at all tonight, I had to make sure I hit all of my marks. The last lap we got together it was more of me backing into him than him tapping me,” explained Janovic after the event. Rounding out the top five were Kyle James, Keith Rocco, Todd Owen and Matthew Galko. Heat wins went to Todd Owen and Keith Rocco. In post heat inspection Owen’s #81x was found to have issues with his frame height and had to start at the rear of the field for the feature. (more…)
Christopher, Reen, Rufrano, Narducci, Walker, & Buffone Score August 11 CBYD Night Feature Wins at Stafford
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action with the Wild Thing Karts Senior Outlaws joining Stafford’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions as part of CBYD 811 Night. Before the racing hit the track, Stafford Speedway honored the five winners of the CBYD 811 Challenge with each driver winning an $811 bonus from CBYD. The five winners were Chase Dowling, Michael Bennett, Bryan Narducci, Robert Bloxsom, III, and George Bessette, Jr. Taking down feature wins on the night were Ted Christopher in the SK Modified® feature, Glen Reen in the Late Model feature, Marcello Rufrano in the SK Light feature, Bryan Narducci in the Limited Late Model feature, Johnny Walker in the DARE Stock feature, and Christopher Buffone in the special Wild Thing Karts Senior Outlaws feature. (more…)
Stephen Kopcik Puts Struggles of 2017 Behind Him to Win First SK Modified® Feature at Stafford
(Stafford Springs, CT)—For 19-year old Newtown native Stephen Kopcik, the 2017 SK Modified® season at Stafford Speedway has been filled with struggles and trying times. But his season fortunes took a 180 degree turn for the better this past Friday night, August 4th, at the Connecticut half-mile as Kopcik scored his first career SK Modified® feature victory. The win also doubled as Kopcik’s first top-5 finish of the season. The driver of the #31 Hocon Industrial Gas Chevrolet credits his chassis builder, Mike Paquette, for the uptick in performance. (more…)
It Was A Night Of Hard Hits And Repeat Winners
-Kyle Gero Wins Third X-Car Feature Of The Year-
WATERFORD, CT (August 9, 2017): With a loaded Bandoleros field, Kensington, CT driver Tyler Alkas out muscled Zachary Martinez on a lap three restart and cruised to his second win of the 2017 campaign. With the top five checking out and running single file, Alkas held the inside groove and stumbled into lapped traffic with five to go Alkas held his ground and held off a hard charging Martinez to take the 20-lap feature. Rounding out the top five were Alkas, Martinez, Ari Jencik, Andrew Morin and Maddie Harkin.
Drivers Dig CBYD 811 Challenge Bonus of $4,055 at Stafford Speedway
(Stafford Springs, CT)—For the fifth consecutive season, Call Before You Dig partnered with Stafford Speedway to present the CBYD 811 Challenge. The CBYD 811 Challenge is open to drivers in each of Stafford’s five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions and awards five drivers an $811 bonus at the conclusion of the August 4th feature events utilizing a special points system. This year’s $4,055 in bonus money from CBYD brings the 5-year total for the program to over $20,000 distributed to Stafford drivers. The Challenge is a unique way to raise awareness about CBYD’s 811 service which is required by law in the State of Connecticut before beginning an excavation project. In the 5-year history of the CBYD 811 Challenge program, there have been 19 different winners with Robert Bloxsom, III the only repeat winner. (more…)
Stringer Takes Controversial Win At NLWS Mr Rooter Event
-2nd Annual Riverhead Raceway Nationals Up Next-
WATERFORD, CT (August 5, 2017) It was race number one with the nerger of the Mr Rooter Pro Truck Series and the NLWS Trucks. Two groups of qualifying started the night off for Mr Rooter Pro Truck Series, group one had nine trucks battling for starting spots eleven on back. The second group would produce the pole through position ten. Once the dust cleared it was the #42 Truck of Frank Dumicich Jr on the pole.