Archive for October 3rd, 2009

Rain Halts Action At Stafford

Practice, Qualifying Rescheduled For Sunday
Stafford Springs, CT — NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice and qualifying has been postponed until Sunday at the CARQUEST Fall Final as rain washed out most activities at Stafford Motor Speedway on Saturday.

After an extensive effort by speedway staff, the Whelen Modified Tour was able to get on the track for 26 minutes of practice Saturday, but persistent precipitation forced and end to the day by mid-afternoon.

Of the 32 entries for Sunday’s 150-lap race, 28 were able to record laps during the rain-shortened practice, and James Civali was the fastest car at 18.627 seconds (96.634 mph). Eric Berndt, the pole winner in the last Whelen Modified Tour event at Stafford – was second fastest at 18.721 (96.149).

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Speedbowl Cancels 10/3 Racing

Waterford, CT — Waterford Speedbowl was forced to cancel Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race program scheduled for this evening due to rain.  The event date will not be made up.

That leaves the final points event remaining as The Finale, the Speedbowl’s closing NASCAR Whelen All-American Series points race for the SK Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, and Mini Stocks.  The event is scheduled October 9-11.   With tonight’s rainout, Groton’s Bruce Thomas Jr. clinches his third consecutive title in the Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Model division.
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Waterford Speedbowl Rained Out

BULLETIN (10/03/09 9:45AM): Due to the flooding on the track and the continuing rain, tonight’s racing is canceled.

LIVE: Stafford Fall Final

The next-to-last race on the 2009 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule is on tap with the CARQUEST Fall Final at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway.

For updates throughout the race weekend, please click here: LAP-BY-LAP

For Fall Final event information and results, please click here: EVENT PAGE