Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Speedway returned to racing with its biggest race of the season, the 8th Annual CARQUEST SK 150. Keith Rocco took the checkered flag and the $3,500 winner’s check in the CARQUEST SK 150 for his third consecutive and sixth overall victory of the 2011 season, Dillon Moltz picked up his third win of the 2011 season in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Tommy Barrett, Jr. scored his fourth win of 2011 in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Carla Botticello picked up her first win of 2011 in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Don Wood scored his third win of 2011 in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.
In the 8TH Annual CARQUEST SK 150 feature event, the action was wild at the front as Tom Bolles made a three-wide move on the first lap to take the lead ahead of Michael Gervais, Jr. and Dan Avery. Glen Reen was fourth with polesitter Sean Foster falling back to fifth place. The order continued to shuffle as both Ryan Preece and Woody Pitkat took to the outside groove to move by everyone and take over first and second place on lap-7. Reen was now third with Eric Berndt in fourth and Bolles had fallen back to fifth place.
The field began to stretch out a bit with Preece and Pitkat out front, while Reen and Berndt were nose to tail several car lengths behind the lead duo. Keith Rocco and Todd Owen were the next two cars in line and they were about a half straightaway behind Reen and Berndt. Reen and Berndt closed the gap to the lead cars of Pitkat and Preece and it was now a four-car train at the front of the pack with 20 laps complete.
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