Stafford Springs, CT — The 2010 season has been a season to remember for Stafford Motor Speedway Late Model driver Dillon Moltz. Moltz was the winning driver in the Richard Petty Driving Experience in late April, earning him an ARCA ride in the July 31st Pennsylvania ARCA 125, which will be televised on SPEED. Moltz followed up his Richard Petty Driving Experience performance with a victory in the season opening Late Model event at Stafford Motor Speedway as part of the 39th Annual CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler weekend, and he now has one of his favorite races to look forward to, the 16th Annual Lincoln Tech Late Model 100 this Friday night, May 7th. Moltz is the two-time defending champion of the event and is looking forward to continuing his winning ways in the extra distance event.
“We’ve been working on getting the car ready all week long and we’re really excited about our chances in the 100-lapper,” said Moltz. “We’ve always seemed to do pretty well in the extra distance races at Stafford. The longer races suit my driving style. It’s easier said than done for a racecar driver, but you have to pace yourself and take your time. You set the car up a little differently so that it comes in for you later on in the race rather than when you set it up to come in for a 30-lap race.”
Moltz had a streak of three consecutive extra distance wins at Stafford ended last September by Tom Butler, but he is confident that he can return to his winning ways.
“We had won 3 in a row, but Tommy Butler had a perfect car that night,” said Moltz. “I was doing what I always do in the longer races, but the car got loose on me when I tried to pass Tommy. He had a perfect car that night. We tried to go for the win instead of settling for second and we ended up finishing third, which we were happy to come away with a podium finish.”