Stafford Springs, CT – Stafford Speedway was back on track with a 5-division NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event on Friday night, May 13th. Ted Christopher picked up his first win of the 2011 season with a dominating performance in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, Dillon Moltz was the winner of the 30-lap Late Model feature, Tommy Barrett, Jr. was the winner of the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, George Nocera, Jr. became the first repeat feature winner of the 2011 season with a victory in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Andrew Hayes drove to victory in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.
In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, Nichole Morgillo and Brad Hietala were locked in a side by side duel for the lead over the first two laps. The two cars touched wheels and Morgillo and several cars behind her spun and brought the caution out. Hietala took the lead on the restart, but Ted Christopher was on a mission and he quickly moved into second on lap-4 and then he took the lead from Hietala on lap-6.
After a second caution period slowed the action with 8 laps complete, Christopher took the lead on the restart and began to set sail from the rest of the competition. Christopher opened up a large lead under green flag conditions and the race ran caution free for the remainder of the race and Christopher was never seriously challenged as he recorded his first win of the 2011 season, which was his 93rd career SK Modified® feature victory and 110th overall feature victory at Stafford. Woody Pitkat finished second, with Ryan Preece, last week’s winner Keith Rocco, and Dan Avery rounding out the top-5.