Rich Hammann Teaming With R.J. Surdell For Limited Late Model Championship Run in 2020
(Stafford Springs, CT)—After racing his own equipment at Stafford Speedway for 12 seasons from 2000-2018, Tolland, CT native Rich Hammann will return to competition in 2020 in the Limited Late Model division. Hammann will be driving the #83 NAPA of Tolland Chevrolet for former Limited Late Model and current Late Model driver R.J. Surdell. Hammann is in the process of building his own Limited Late Model car, but a phone call from Surdell set in motion plans for the two drivers to team up for the 2020 season.
“I’m building a new car but it won’t be ready in time for the start of the season at the Sizzler,” said Hammann. “R.J. was also building a car and he ended up giving me a call and asked if I would be interested in driving for him. I’ll run his car this season and then probably run my own car next season.”
Craig Lutz Files Entry for Stafford Open Modified 80 Events
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Over the past three seasons when the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour visits Stafford Speedway, Craig Lutz has been one of the drivers to watch. Lutz is currently riding a 9-race top-10 streak at the ½ mile, including his first career Tour win at the 2019 running of the NAPA Fall Final. Lutz will be looking to add to his stellar Stafford totals as he has registered to compete in all four Open Modified 80 events this season. Lutz will pilot the #56 Riverhead Building Supply Chevrolet owned by Russell Goodale in each of the 80’s including the Open Mod 80 on May 15, the Twisted Tea Open 80 on June 12, the Bud Light Open 80 on July 10, and the Lincoln Tech Open 80 on August 21.
Stafford SK Light Champion Teddy Hodgdon Moving to SK Modifieds® for 2020
(Stafford Springs, CT)—After winning the SK Light championship at Stafford Speedway in 2019, Teddy Hodgdon is set to climb the ranks into the SK Modified® division for the 2020 season. The Danbury, CT native and driver of the #55 Montanari Fuel Chevrolet drove to 5 wins last season along with 12 top-5 and 15 top-10 finishes. Hodgdon will look to carry that success into the SK Modified® division as he prepares to embark on his rookie campaign.
Devin O’Connell Seeking Hometrack Win in CBYD 811 Pro Late Model Open at Stafford
(Stafford Springs, CT)—As Stafford Speedway is preparing for the Call Before You Dig 811 Pro Late Model Open on May 29, Devin O’Connell, driver of the #43 Chatham Highlander Motel Pro Late Model, has his focus on adding to his win list at Stafford. The Madison, CT native got his start in racing in the Monday night Wild Thing Karts series and he won a Legends Car championship at Stafford in 2015. He has since branched out into the Pro and Super Late Model ranks along with the Granite State ProStock Series where he won a championship in 2018. O’Connell is excited about the prospect of racing at his home track.