Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway’s 2011 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season kicked off with its first three feature events of the new year during Saturday’s CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler Weekend. Joey Cipriano won the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, George Nocera, Jr. won the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature event, and Kyle Casagrande took the checkered flag in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature event.
In the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature event, Kyle Spencer jumped to the early lead from the pole position with Matt Galko moving by Ted Cain to take second. Cain settled into third with Frank Cardile and Zach Aszklar side by side behind him for the fourth position. Cardile went up the track and brushed the wall in turn 3 to bring the caution out with 2 laps complete.
Spencer again took the lead back under green with Joey Cipriano moving up to second. David Webb moved into third, but he was given the black flag for leaking, moving Cain into third, Galko to fourth, and Shayne Prucker held down the fifth position. Webb refused to answer the black flag and the caution was displayed with 7 laps complete to get the car off of the track.