Stafford Springs, CT – Doug Coby. a former champion in the Stafford Motor Speedway Late Model and Pro Stock divisions, captured his first career SK Modified feature victory in dramatic fashion in the first of the weekend’s two 40-lap features.Coby, of Milford, used the bottom lane to shoot past leader Chuck Docherty in the event’s final lap to earn the checkers. Docherty was able to hold off a hard-charging Lloyd Agor to finish second. Jay Miller and Bo Gunning rounded out the top-5.
Vemon’s Dan King took the lead away from Stacey Botficello on lap-12 and went on to score the victory in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature event. Botticello led the majority of the race, but when her car began to fade, King capitalized and never looked back. Andrew Durand came on strong to finish second, while Bobby Leone, Botticello, and Mike Como made up the remainder of the top-5.
In the Coors Light 21 Means 21 SK Modified feature, Danbury’s James Williams bolted to the lead on the second lap and never relinquished the top spot, earning the win and a transfer position to the 40-lap feature later in the day. Williams, who started third, passed early leader Frank Ruocco and began his domination of the race. Gary Pelletier finished second, earning a transfer spot to the feature as well. Rounding out the top-5 were Mike Holdridge, Tom Bolles, and Kurt Lenahan.
In NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series qualifying, Howell, New Jersey’s Ken Wooley, Jr. toured the half-mile Stafford oval at a time of 18.175 seconds, good enough to earn his first career Bud Pole Award. At the conclusion of the time trials, the top-8 qualifiers redrew for starting position. Joey Caraccia will start Sunday’s CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler 200-lap event from the top spot. Wooley, Jr. redrew the 8th starting position, while defending race champion John Blewett, III will start from the 9th spot.
Sources: Scott Running/Stafford Motor Speedway PR