Joey Polewarczyk Wins Granite State Pro Stock Series Casagrande Builders 75 Feature at Stafford Speedway

Joey Polewarczyk Wins Granite State Pro Stock Series Casagrande Builders 75 Feature at Stafford Speedway

(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Motor Speedway welcomed the Granite State Pro Stock Series to the track for their first visit to Stafford as part of NAPA Opening Day festivities with the Casagrande Builders 75. 

The Granite State Pro Stock Series took the green flag with Eddie MacDonald taking the lead from polesitter Josh King on the very first lap of the race.  Derek Griffith was third in the early going with Joey Polewarczyk and D.J. Shaw making up the top-5.  Shaw got around Polewarczyk on lap-4 to move into fourth and Derek Gluchacki took fifth as Polewarczyk slid back to seventh in line before the caution flew with 4 laps complete.

MacDonald took the lead on the restart with Griffith moving up to second.  Gluchacki took third with Polewarcyk fourth and Shaw fifth.  Casey Call was sixth while King slid all the way back to seventh in line.  The caution came back out with 11 laps complete as Mike O’Sullivan got into the turn 1 wall and Craig Bushey also had damage to the rear of his car after coming to a stop backwards on the track in the middle of turns 1+2.

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Hines, Bennett, Fearn, & Meyer Score NAPA Auto Parts Opening Day Victories At Stafford Motor Speedway

Hines, Bennett, Fearn, & Meyer Score NAPA Auto Parts Opening Day Victories At Stafford Motor Speedway

(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Speedway ushered in the 2021 racing season with NAPA Auto Parts Opening Day on Saturday, April 24.  Stafford’s SK Modifieds®, Late Models, Limited Late Models, and Street Stocks were all in action along with the Granite State Pro Stock Series.  The first feature victories of the 2021 season were scored by Tyler Hines in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Michael Bennett in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Alexandra Fearn in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Chris Meyer in the 20-lap Street Stock feature.

In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Tyler Hines and Marcello Rufrano led the field to the green flag with the two cars still side by side at the completion of lap 1.  Hines had the lead by a nose at the line to complete lap 2 before he got clear to the lead on lap-3.  Stephen Kopcik charged by Rufrano to move into second with Ronnie Williams moving into third to drop Rufrano back to fourth place before Michael Christopher, Jr. spun in turn 4 to bring the caution out with 4 laps complete.

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Travis Hydar Setting Sights on Championship Run in Stafford’s Street Stocks

Travis Hydar Setting Sights on Championship Run in Stafford’s Street Stocks


(Stafford Springs, CT)— With the 2021 season about to shift into high gear at Stafford Speedway, drivers are busy getting themselves and their cars ready.  Street Stock driver Travis Hydar and his crew have been hard at work preparing their #11 Hydar Construction Chevrolet with Hydar having the 2021 championship firmly set in his sights.

“We have a lot of fun racing in the Street Stock division at Stafford and it’s a very competitive division,” said Hydar.  “Certainly our focus this season will be to race for the championship because that’s something that all drivers want to accomplish and we’d like to be able to say we won a championship at Stafford.”

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New Car Has Rich Hammann Prepared for Championship Run at Stafford

New Car Has Rich Hammann Prepared for Championship Run at Stafford


(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Speedway veteran Rich Hammann has raced at the Connecticut half-mile facility for 13 years with the 2021 season set to be his 14th.  After racing from 2007-2018 in the SK Modified®, Late Model, and SK Light divisions, Hammann will return to the Limited Late Model division in 2021 for the first time since a 3-race stretch in 2007.  As he prepares for the 2021 season, the driver of the #28 NAPA of Tolland Chevrolet will experience something for the very first time in his racing career, a new car.

“I’ve been racing since 1994 and I’ve never had a new car,” said Hammann.  “I’ve always had second hand cars.  Over the winter, the guys from RRC (Rob Russell Chassis) put a new car together for me and I’m very excited because I’ve never had a brand new car to start off a season before.  The car is immaculate, it looks like a Cup car, and I can’t wait to get started this season.”

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