Stafford Speedway Competitors Take Home $35,500 in 2010 Post-Season Awards

Stafford Springs, CT — With the 2010 Stafford Motor Speedway NASCAR Racing season in the history books, it is time once again for competitors to be rewarded for their season-long efforts through the Stafford Motor Speedway point fund and track contingency awards.

At the end of each racing season, Stafford Motor Speedway pays out 5% of its total purses for the year as a point fund for the top-15 points finishers in each of its five weekly divisions. The 2010 Stafford Motor Speedway point fund totaled in excess of $19,000 with track champions Keith Rocco, Ryan Posocco, Matt Galko, Dan Flannery, and Tony Membrino, Jr. taking home the lion’s share of their respective division’s point funds.

Adding to the Stafford Motor Speedway post-season awards was $16,500 in track award money that was paid to the top-10 points finishers from the SK Modified®, Late Model, SK Light Modified, and Limited Late Model divisions. The top-10 in the SK Modifieds® were paid a total of $10,000, the top-10 Late Model drivers $3,000, the top-10 SK Light Modified drivers $2,000, and the top-10 Limited Late Model drivers $1,500. The Stafford Speedway track awards push the final post-season bonus to $35,500 that was paid out to Stafford Motor Speedway competitors for their efforts during the 2010 season.

Stafford Motor Speedway SK Modified® drivers also scored well in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Championship Awards. By winning the Connecticut State Championship, Keith Rocco earned $2,500, Ted Christopher earned an extra $1,000 for finishing second in the Connecticut state standings and Woody Pitkat earned an additional $500 for his third place finish in the Connecticut state standings. 5 of the top-10 drivers in the 2010 Connecticut State points standings were SK Modified® drivers that competed at Stafford Motor Speedway.

Keith Rocco also earned a hefty bonus for winning the 2010 Whelen All-American Series National Championship. Rocco took home a $25,000 bonus while his twin brother and crew chief, Jeff, earned a $3,500 bonus, and his car owner, John Rufrano, earned a $5,000 bonus along with a Lincoln Welder.

For more information about the Stafford Motor Speedway, contact the track office at 860-684-2783, or visit us on the web at

Sources: Scott Running/Stafford Motor Speedway PR

December 2010
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