Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Speedway was back in action on Friday, July 1st with a new event sponsor in First Niagara for the First Niagara Independence Day Fireworks Celebration. Keith Rocco was the big winner of the night as he doubled up by winning both the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event and the 30-lap Late Model feature, Joey Cipriano took his third feature win of the season in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Cory Casagrande was the winner of the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Cory’s brother Kyle Casagrande nailed down his third win of the season in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.
In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, Sean Foster led the field from the pole position, but he went around in turn 2 on the very first lap to bring the caution out. Collected in the incident were the cars of Richie Pallai, Jr. and Mark Bakaj, who were both towed off the track.
Dan Avery was the leader back under green with Tom Bolles, Todd Owen, Eric Berndt behind him. Woody Pitkat was side by side with Curt Brainard for the fifth position, with Pitkat taking the spot. Owen moved past Bolles for second, which also brought Berndt past Bolles. The caution came out with 4 laps complete for a spin by Mike King.