Archive for January 15th, 2010

Former Track Champion Kevin Gambacorta Looks to Return to Championship Form at Stafford Speedway in 2010

Stafford Springs, CT — As the 2010 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season at Stafford Motor Speedway draws closer to taking the green flag, Kevin Gambacorta has his sights set on the 2010 Limited Late Model track championship. The Ellington, CT resident was the inaugural DARE Stock champion at Stafford in 2004 and he added a Limited Late Model crown in 2006, and after finishing the 2009 season in fifth place, he eyes a return to the top of the mountain for the third time in his career.

“The goal for us this year is the championship and to win a bunch of races,” said Gambacorta. “I feel like we should have won a whole lot more races last year than we did. We were up front a lot and we led a lot of races, we just didn’t have the best of luck and I feel like we gave a lot of races away that we should have won.”

During the off-season, Gambacorta’s long-time transmission man, Ken Gilli, passed away. Gambacorta and his team are going to dedicate their performance during the 2010 season to Ken Gilli’s memory.

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Todd Owen Looks to Carry End of 2009 Momentum into 2010 SK Modified® Season at Stafford Motor Speedway

Stafford Springs, CT — With the 2010 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season looming on the horizon, Stafford Motor Speedway SK Modified® competitor Todd Owen is flush with excitement about his prospects for the new season. In the final 7 races of the 2009 season, Owen scored 6 top-6 finishes, including 3 second place finishes, and he looks to build upon that success and challenge for the 2010 track championship.

“We’re really looking forward to the 2010 season,” said Owen. “We made some big gains on the car last year and we started running well, which really picked up the entire team. We’ve struggled a bit the past couple of seasons, but we spent last year focusing on getting the car back to where it needed to be and we ended up hitting on something during the middle of the year.”

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Town Fair Tire Renews Event Title Sponsorship of Stafford Speedway’s August Whelen Modified Tour Event

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway has announced that it will once again partner with the best in tires and wheels to bring racing fans the 20th Annual Town Fair Tire 150 on August 6th. The 20th Annual Town Fair Tire 150 will feature the stars and cars of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour as well as Stafford Speedway’s five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing divisions. Last year’s Town Fair Tire 150 saw Stafford’s all-time winningest driver Ted Christopher lead the first 103 laps before Ryan Preece took over the lead and pulled away from Christopher in the late laps to take his first Stafford victory.

“Since we’ve been associated with Stafford Speedway, they do a heck of a job promoting our events and taking care of us as a sponsor,” said Jim Uliano, V.P. of Marketing for Town Fair Tire. “We have been overwhelmed by the level that Stafford goes to in promoting our events. They certainly go above and beyond in promoting our events and getting our name out to the public. We look forward to being part of another exciting Whelen Modified Tour event at Stafford Motor Speedway.”

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Brunnhoelzl III Enters Showdown

Champ first to represent Mods in All-Star event

When George Brunnhoelzl III won his first NASCAR championship, one of the perks that went with being the 2009 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion was a secure spot in the postseason NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown.

Brunnhoeolzl will become the first driver to represent the series in the “Daytona 500 of short-track racing” when he takes the track at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.) on Jan. 29-30.

“We had a great year in 2009 and I am looking forward to going out to Toyota Speedway at Irwindale and representing all of the Modified drivers in the Showdown,” Brunnhoelzl said. “I have been fortunate enough to have some experience in a stock car and look forward to racing against some of the best drivers in NASCAR.”
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