Stafford Speedway Kicks Off 21 Weeks of Friday Night Racing
(Stafford Springs, CT)—This Friday night, May 7, will see Stafford Speedway host the first of 21 weeks of Friday night weekly racing. Here we take a look at several storylines from each of Stafford’s five weekly divisions that have developed over the first 2 events of the 2021 season.
SK Modified® Division
- Over the winter, Tyler Hines moved from his family owned #25 car to the #85 car owned by Petty Cash Motorsports. Hines and the #85 TickMike.com crew have enjoyed a seamless transition as they won the first SK Modified® feature on April 24 and followed that up with a third place podium finish on April 30 to lead the points heading into this Friday night, May 7.
- Defending SK Modified® champion Keith Rocco has had a tough start to his 2021 season in the #88 Wheelers Auto Service Chevrolet. Rocco has been involved in accidents in both SK Modified® feature events run thus far and while he was able to recover and finish second in the April 24 feature event, his luck was not so fortunate in the April 30 race where he was towed off the track and finished in 18th place. Rocco enters this Friday night in 8th place in the SK Modified® standings, 32 points behind Tyler Hines.
- Stephen Kopcik continues a hot streak dating back to the end of the 2020 season. Kopcik missed the last 2 races of the 2020 season but he finished 1st and 2nd in the last 2 races that he ran in 2020 and has followed that up with a victory in the April 30 feature after finishing a disappointing 15th in the April 24 feature. Kopcik enters this Friday night 5th in the SK Mod standings, 24 points behind Tyler Hines.