Stafford SK Modified® Rookie Race Locked in 3-Way Tie
(Stafford Springs, CT)—As the premier division at Stafford Speedway, the race for the SK Modified® championship is usually what grabs headlines. But the race for the NAPA Auto Parts Rookie of the Year in the SK Modified® division has quietly produced the tightest battle of the 2018 season to date in any of Stafford’s five Whelen All-American Series divisions. Through the first 8 races of the season, there is a three-way tie between Matt Vassar, Dan Wesson, and David Arute.
Momentary setback doesn’t deter Bryden’s enthusiasm
West Springfield teen making the move from karts to SK Lite Modifieds
WATERFORD — Unless the smoke is coming from a victory cigar, smoke on the race track usually means trouble.
That was the case for 17-year-old Alicia Bryden of West Springfield as she was preparing for her second career SK Lite Modified start at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl on June 16.
“We went out for the third practice and we were running good laps,” Bryden said. “Then I heard a bing and I saw a bunch of smoke. I quickly pulled in because I thought the car may be on fire, but there was no fire. Instead a piston rod put a hole in the oil pan and we blew the motor.” (more…)
Cipriano, Fearn, Rufrano, Fearn, & Michael Score June 22nd Feature Wins at Stafford Speedway
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action with a Five-Star Series program on Friday, June 22nd. Taking down feature wins on the night were Joey Cipriano, who scored his first career SK Modified® feature win, Tom Fearn, who extended his Stafford track record with a 6th consecutive Late Model win, Marcello Rufrano scored win number four of the 2018 season in the SK Light feature, Ryan Fearn took down his third win of 2018 in the Limited Late Model feature, and Brandon Michael scored his second win of the season in the Street Stock feature.
Ronnie Williams Prepared For NAPA SK 5K at Stafford Speedway
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Prior to the start of the 2018 SK Modified® season at Stafford Speedway, Ellington native Ronnie Williams made the switch from his family owned team to the driver’s seat of the #50 Les’s Auto Center/Empower Financial car owned by Les and Tina Skowyra. The move has paid immediate dividends as the Williams/Skowyra combination has been one of the most consistent cars through the first 8 races of the 2018 season, scoring a win, three second place finishes, and a fourth place finish to go along with an 8th and 18th place finish. The #50 team won the NAPA SK 5K last season with Chase Dowling as the driver and Williams will be looking to continue his good fortune and take home the lion’s share of the over $30,000 in total posted awards in the June 29th NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K.
Stafford To Host 13-lap Shootout, July 13th In Honor Of Ted Christopher
(Stafford Springs, CT)—The Stafford Speedway management is proud to announce a new addition to the Friday, July 13th race program, a 13-lap SK Modified® Shootout in honor of the late Ted Christopher. The shootout, dubbed the “TC 13,” will occur directly following the regularly scheduled 40-lap feature. The field for the TC 13 will be filled by the top 13 finishers in the 40-lap feature and inverted with the 13th place finisher starting on the pole for the TC 13 shootout. (more…)
Joey Cipriano Looking To Turn Season Around In NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K at Stafford Speedway
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Now in his fourth full season of SK Modified® competition at Stafford Speedway, Waterbury native Joey Cipriano is still in search of his first SK Modified® victory. Cipriano won in only his fourth career start in Stafford’s SK Lights back in 2010 and he then racked up 6 SK Light wins in 2011. Cipriano has come close on several occasions to scoring his first win during his career in the SK Modified® division with 4 second place finishes and 4 third place finishes. Cipriano is hoping that the June 29 NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K could be the time and place for his first victory in the SK Modified® division.