Chase Dowling Returning to Weekly Competition in Stafford’s SK Modified® Division for 2017 Season
(Stafford Springs, CT)—After two years away from weekly competition, 2014 SK Modified® Rookie of the Year Chase Dowling will return to Stafford’s premier division in 2017 behind the wheel of the #50 Les & Tina Skowyra owned modified. Dowling has spent the last two years running on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour after an impressive 2014 season in the SK Modified® division which etched his name in the record books as the youngest SK Modified® winner in track history.
Bryan Narducci Wins Magnus Racing Products Limited Late Model Rookie of the Year Runner Up Bonus at Stafford Motor Speedway
(Stafford Springs, CT)—For the second season in a row, Magnus Racing Products presented a Rookie of the Year Runner up bonus for the Limited Late Model NASCAR Whelen All-American Series division. Taking home a $300 bonus from Magnus in the Limited Late Model division for the 2016 season is Colchester native Bryan Narducci, driver of the #28 DP Motorsports Chevrolet.
Narducci made the move into Stafford’s Limited Late Model division after spending 6 seasons moving through the ranks of the Wild Thing Kart Series on Monday nights. With over 40 wins to his credit in the karts, Narducci took over the #28 DP Motorsports machine that David Arute had piloted to 11 wins in 4 seasons of competition. While Narducci struggled in the early going, he found his groove midway through the 2016 season and drove to 2 wins during his rookie season.
Joey Cipriano Returning to Weekly Competition at Stafford Speedway in Late Model Division
(Stafford Springs, CT)—The 2016 season was a year of absence for 22-year old Waterbury native Joey Cipriano from his home track of Stafford Speedway. Cipriano, who was a regular in the SK Modified® and SK Light divisions since the 2010 season, will make his return to the half-mile for the 2017 season behind the wheel of a Late Model.
“I’m really excited to get back to racing every Friday at Stafford no matter if it’s a modified or a late model,” explained Cipriano. “I only have one race in a fendered car so it’s going to be something new for me and something different.”
Cipriano will be behind the wheel of the Chris DuPont owned #33 Late Model campaigned on a part-time basis by Peter Thickett and P.J. Zarella during the last few season.
Stafford Speedway Releases 2017 Event Schedule
(Stafford Springs, CT)—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 teams, we believe that is the backbone of short track racing.” (more…)
Rowan Pennink, Tom Fearn, Tony Membrino, Jr., Duane Provost, Johnny Walker, And Noah Korner Honored As 2016 Stafford Motor 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 18 at Maneely’s in South Windsor to officially honor Rowan Pennink, Tom Fearn, Tony Membrino, Jr., Duane Provost, Johnny Walker, and Noah Korner as the 2016 Stafford Motor Speedway NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track champions.
With Stafford Motor Speedway broadcasters Matt Buckler and John Gates serving as the Masters of Ceremony, the 47th annual Stafford Motor Speedway NASCAR Champions Awards Ceremony not only honored the six track champions, they also recognized the top-15 points finishers from the SK Modified®, Late Model, SK Light, Limited Late Model, DARE Stock, and U.S. Legend Cars divisions. Special awards that were presented during the evening’s festivities were Most Popular Driver Awards, NAPA Auto Parts Parts Rookie of the Year, R.A.D. Automachine Rookie of the Year, and the UNOH Youth Achievement Award. (more…)
David Arute Wins Magnus Racing Products SK Light Rookie of the Year Runner Up Bonus at Stafford Motor Speedway
(Stafford Springs, CT)—For the second season in a row, Magnus Racing Products is presenting a Rookie of the Year Runner up bonus to Stafford’s SK Light Modified NASCAR Whelen All-American Series division. Taking home a $300 bonus from Magnus in the SK Light division is Tolland native David Arute, driver of the #75 Big Haus USA Racing Products Chevrolet.
After racing in the DARE Stock division in 2011 and then the Limited Late Model division from 2012-2015 at Stafford Motor Speedway, Arute made the move into the SK Light Modified division for the 2016 season. To help himself get acclimated to the open wheeled car after five seasons in a full fendered car he made 7 starts in 2015 at Waterford and one start at Stafford in the season ending Fall Final where he finished ninth. That preparation was key to helping Arute to 1 win, 8 top-5, and 12 top-10 finishes this season in 17 starts, but Arute says there is always plenty to learn.