Stafford Springs, CT –Stafford Motor Speedway was back in action on a Friday, May 21st celebrating NASCAR Day with a Whelen Event Night race program consisting of five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions. Keith Rocco picked up his second win of 2010 in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Corey Hutchings took down his first victory of 2010 in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Matt Galko was a first-time career winner in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, George Nocera took down his first win of 2010 in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Don Wood scored his first victory of the 2010 season in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.
In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, the caution came out at the start for a multi-car spin involving Woody Pitkat, Jeff Malave, and Adam Skowyra. Brad Hietala took the lead back under green with Mark Bakaj, Tom Bolles, Jeff Baral, and Zach Sylvester behind him. The caution came back out with 3 laps complete for a spin by Chris Jones and Nichole Morgillo in turn 4.
Bakaj hung tough in the outside groove and powered his way by Hietala to take over the race lead on the restart. Baral followed Bakaj to the outside of Hietala with Keith Rocco, Bolles, and Ted Christopher behind them. Hietala went around in turn 2 with 6 laps complete to bring the caution back out. The field completed one lap back under green before the caution came back out for Morgillo and Skowyra, who came together and got into the frontstretch wall.
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