Stafford Speedway returned to racing on June 24th with the Inaugural Lincoln Tech Modified Racing Series event. Picking up feature wins were Keith Rocco in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Tommy Membrino, Jr. in the 20-lap SK Light feature, Shawn Thibeault in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Don Wood in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature. The race program was halted by rain during the Modified Racing Series feature event with 32 laps complete. The Lincoln Tech MRS feature and the SK Modified® feature will be made up on Friday, July 29th and rain checks from tonight’s race will be honored on July 29th.
In the 30-lap Late Model feature event, Tony Lafo led the field to green, but he drifted up the track slightly in turn 2 and J.J. Hill made a strong three-wide move to take the lead. Keith Rocco followed Hill and moved into second. John Kasper spun in turn 3 to bring the caution out with one lap complete. Under the caution, Corey Hutchings’ car came to a stop on the frontstretch and had to be towed behind the wall.
On the restart, Rocco was hanging tough to the outside of Hill for the race lead and he led the next two laps at the line. Jim Peterson was third behind the Hill/Rocco duel with Ryan Posococ and Adam Gray making up the top-5. On lap-5, Hill got out of shape in turns 3+4 and Peterson moved into the lead with Posocco taking second. Hill fell from the lead back to fifth place.