Archive for July 17th, 2009

Rocco, Butler, Pelletier, Durand & Jolly Score July 17th NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Feature Victories at Stafford Motor Speedway

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Speedway returned to action with a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program of five divisions on Friday night, July 17th. Keith Rocco took down his fourth feature win of the 2009 season in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Tom Butler took down his first feature win at Stafford since 2006 in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Earl Pelletier was a first time 2009 winner in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Andrew Durand took home his fourth victory of the 2009 season in the in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Jeff Jolly became the 9th different winner in as many features this season in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.

The 40-lap SK Modified® feature took the green with Wade Mattesen powering to the outside of Joe Allegro, Jr. to take the lead. Allegro settled into second with Matt Gallo, Zach Sylvester, and Richie Pallai, Jr. making up the top-5. Sylvester quickly moved to third, with Tom Bolles taking fourth and Curt Brainard moving into fifth place.

Mattesen had things well in hand out front, but the action was slowed for the first time with 18 laps complete for a spin by Willie Hardie on the frontstretch. Ted Christopher and Brad Hietala spun on the restart to bring the caution back out.
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True Value Modified Series at Thompson This Week

Thompson, CT — The True Value Modified Racing Series will top the bill this Thursday, July23rd, at the Thompson International Speedway. The True Value Modified Series, know as New England’s Modified Racing Series, will be the featured division on Charter Communications night in 75-lap main event sponsored by Town Fair Tire.

True Value Modified Racing Series (TVMRS) boasts a roster of some fifty plus drivers and that list contains some of the best known drivers in all of New England. Current points leader Jon McKennedy will lead the impressive field of race teams to the Thompson oval.

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