Johnny Walker Claims 2nd Consecutive DARE Stock Track Championship at Stafford Motor Speedway
(Stafford Springs, CT)—After twice finishing as the DARE Stock runner up and then winning a championship last season, Johnny Walker came into the 2017 season at Stafford Speedway with plans to run a limited DARE Stock schedule and then try his hand in the modified ranks. But after those plans fell through, Walker and the #01 Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Repair team put together one of the most dominating seasons that has ever been seen at Stafford in any division. (more…)
Duane Provost Captures 2nd Consecutive Limited Late Model Championship at Stafford Motor Speedway
(Stafford Springs, CT)—After winning his first career track championship last season, Palmer, MA native Duane Provost was determined to come back to Stafford Motor Speedway and at least challenge for another title this season. Provost and the #88 Facchini Law Firm team were more than just contenders during the 2017 season as he scored three wins and he finished in the top-5 in 16 out of 17 races this season. But as strong as Provost was this season, a crash in the second race of the year left Provost with a hole to climb out of and doubts about being able to win a second championship. (more…)
Cory DiMatteo Scores SK Light Championship at Stafford in Rookie Season
(Stafford Springs, CT)—After racing in the Legend Cars division at Stafford and scoring 7 wins from 2014-2015, Farmington native Cory DiMatteo moved into SK Light competition for the 2017 season. DiMatteo’s rookie campaign was filled with a combination of the highest of highs and lowest of lows but in the end DiMatteo and the #6 Island Cove Marina team were strong and consistent enough to win the track championship. (more…)
Glen Reen Wins Stafford Late Model Track Championship
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Rewind to the 2016 season when Glen Reen teamed up with car owner Rob Russell to drive his #31 LifeCare Family Chiropractic Late Model at Stafford. They had one goal, to win a championship. That goal was quickly snuffed out when a blown engine in only the third race of the season sidelined them for much of the year. The #31 team was able to come back for the final 6 races of the season and scored a late 2016 season win to lay a foundation for the 2017 season. (more…)
Keith Rocco Captures Third Career SK Modified® Championship at Stafford
(Stafford Springs, CT)—With the dust settled on the 2017 season at Stafford Motor Speedway, Keith Rocco and the #88 Wheelers Auto team are the SK Modified® track champions. For Rocco, the championship is his third SK Modified® crown at Stafford, putting him alongside Geoff Bodine, Mike Christopher, Bo Gunning, Bugsy Stevens, Bob Potter, and Ted Christopher as the only drivers in Stafford’s history with three or more modified championships.
Rocco’s 2017 season was a season of consistency paired with clutch performances when he needed them the most. Rocco scored top-9 finishes in each of the first 10 races of the 2017 season and he was the SK Modified® points leader from late June through mid August. Despite his run of consistent finishes, Rocco was struggling to find NAPA Victory Lane. (more…)
Stafford Speedway Releases Late Model & Limited Late Model Rules for 2018
(Stafford Springs, CT)—With the 2017 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season now concluded, Stafford Speedway officials have released their 2018 rules for its Late Model and Limited Late Model divisions. Each rulebook has been released with minimal changes from 2017 and those changes are highlighted below.
Stafford’s Late Model division has 5 changes from the 2017 rules. The first change deals with rule 20G-3.1.2 REAR SPOILERS which states the rear spoiler must be 5” in height and 60″ in width. The top 3″ in height of the rear spoiler must be clear polycarbonate.
The second rule changes deals with rule 20G-3.10 BUMPERS/BUMPER COVERS which makes rear bars mandatory to help create a better alignment of all “front bumper -to-rear bumper” contact, two bars made of 1 ¼” OD round magnetic steel tubing must be added to the fuel saver bar, and connect to the bottom of the main rear bumper bar. These two bars may have one 90 degree bend in them, and may be bolted or welded in place. These are the only bars that will be exposed from the bumper cover. (more…)