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…)
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…)
Kopcik, Bennett, Wesson, Saunders, & Walker Score August 4 Stafford 150 Feature Wins at Stafford
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Speedway was back in action on Friday, August 4th with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour on hand for the 27th Annual Stafford 150. Taking down NASCAR Whelen All-American Series weekly feature wins on the night were Stephen Kopcik, who scored his very first career SK Modified® feature victory, Michael Bennett in the Late Model feature, Dan Wesson in the SK Light feature, Al Saunders in the Limited Late Model feature, and Zack Robinson took the checkered flag first in the DARE Stock feature but he was found to have an illegal timing chain in his engine and he was disqualified from the feature, making Johnny Walker the winner.
In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, Tom Abele, Jr. took the early lead with Stephen Kopcik, Glen Reen, Dan Avery, and Michael Gervais, Jr. behind him. The caution came out with 2 laps complete for a spin in turn 2 by Tyler Hines. (more…)
Tyler Leary Scores First Career Late Model Win at Stafford
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Friday night, July 28 at Stafford Speedway saw Hatfield, MA native Tyler Leary score his very first career Late Model feature victory. Leary came to Stafford as a rookie in 2016 and although he scored 12 top-10 finishes, he didn’t record a single top-5 finish. Fast forward to the 2017 season and Leary has three top-5 finishes in 8 starts prior to his victory. It was only a matter of time before Leary and his #11 Amherst Trucking team found their way to NAPA Victory Lane at Stafford.
Eric Goodale Looking For First Win of 2017 in Stafford 150
(Stafford Springs, CT)—When the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour comes to Stafford this Friday, August 4th, one driver eager to pick up a victory is Eric Goodale, driver of the #58 GAF Roofing / Riverhead Building Supply Chevrolet. Goodale comes into the Stafford 150 third in the NWMT points standings and he has posted 4 top-5 and 5 top-10 finishes this season but has yet to reach victory lane. Stafford has been good to Goodale over the past 2 seasons as he has posted 3 top-5 finishes at the Connecticut half-mile in 5 starts and he thinks that he can come out of Stafford with his first win of the 2017 season.