Archive for August 18th, 2011

Dillon Moltz Ready to Challenge for Another Late Model 100 Race Victory at Stafford Speedway

Stafford Springs, CT — As Stafford’s Late Model division gets set to take top billing with their 18th Annual Late Model 100 this Friday night, August 19, Late Model driver Dillon Moltz is ready to challenge for another extra distance title. From 2008-2009, Moltz won the 100-lap event three consecutive times and he followed up his three wins with finishes of second, third, and an 18th place finish after making contact with the wall in the extra distance event. Moltz likes the longer race and he is ready to challenge for a fourth 100-lap victory at Stafford this Friday night.

“Without a doubt I like the longer races, I’m disappointed that we only have one 100 lap race this year after we had 2 a year from when I started in the Late Models,” said Moltz. “We won three in a row and then were on the podium for the next two and we had some right front issues in our last race, so it’s definitely a favorite of mine. I’ve learned something new in each 100-lap race that I’ve run at Stafford, the races that we won as well as the races we didn’t win, so we’re very exicted for the 100-lapper.”

Since Moltz broke into the Late Model division in the middle of the 2007 season, he has collected 17 Late Model feature victories, including three thusfar this season. Moltz certainly knows how to find his way to victory lane and he says that while his AAA Driver Training team doesn’t change that much on the car for the extra distance features, the key is to have a setup that will allow Moltz race the car hard at the end of the race.

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NEMA Champ Randy Cabral Makes USAC DMA Debut This Saturday at Bear Ridge Speedway

Bradford, VT — When the USAC DMA Midgets scream onto the track at Bear Ridge Speedway on Saturday night, they’ll have a new driver among their ranks. Multi-time NorthEastern Midget Association Champion Randy Cabral of Plymouth, MA will be making his career first start with the wingless midget organization, wheeling a car owned by Rusty Tefft.

“I love racing on dirt,” said Cabral, who has 30 NEMA wins on pavement. “I’m sure I’d enjoy running with the ARDC, but the DMA Midgets are so much more affordable and so much closer to home that I really can’t pass up the opportunity. My plans seem to get changed six times a day, but right now, I’m definitely planning on racing the last two DMA shows at Bear Ridge.”

A full field of cars is anticipated, including an entry driven by former Indy 500 Rookie of the Year Denny Zimmerman. A third car from the Seal-It team should be on hand, with a well known driver whose name will be announced at the track on Saturday.

The USAC DMA Midgets race for both USAC national points and Bear Ridge Speedway points and the battle for supremacy in both categories is as tight as a drum. With two races remaining to be run, “Flatfoot” Joe Krawiec leads Scott Holcomb 312 to 304 in Bear Ridge points while 69 year old New England Auto Racing Hall of Famer Ray Miller sits in third with 282 “The Fairlee Flier” Kevin Chaffee is in the hunt with 274. In USAC points it’s Krawiec 307 and Holcomb 287.

A full card of racing, including the Bond Auto DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, the Wells River Chevrolet Coupes and the North East Mini Sprints gets underway at 6:00 pm this Saturday night at Bear Ridge Speedway, which is easy to reach via either I-91 or Vermont Route 25.

Sources: Mark McKeon/USAC DMA PR

Stefanik Brings Winning Ways to Thompson on Thursday Night; Preece Scores Sunoco Mod Win; O’Sullivan, Douton, Boss & Field Victorious

Thompson, CT — Mike Stefanik triumphed over the competition and Thompson International Speedway beat the weather for an action-packed night of racing action. With weather and Ryan Preece bearing down, Stefanik of Coventry, RI, was flawless to score the victory in the Tour-Type Modified Special. Stefanik had to hold off another Thompson winner to visit victory lane. Preece jumped out of his winning Sunoco Modified to run second to Stefanik in the event. The Sunoco Modified victory earlier in the evening was Preece’s third at Thompson in 2011.

In other racing action, Mike O’Sullivan of Springfield, MA, handily took the win in the Super Late Models. Chris Douton of Waterford, CT, extended his point lead with a Limited Sportsman victory. Glenn Boss of Danielson, CT, continued his hot-streak in the TIS Modifieds with a division-leading five victories. Another point leader, Danny Field, also tacked on points with his victory in the Mini Stocks.

Mike Stefanik of Coventry, RI, is riding the wave of good fortune straight to victory lane. On Thursday night, the veteran backed up his Whelen Modified Tour victory the previous Saturday with a Tour-Type Modified victory on the CT short track. Ryan Preece was strong on the initial start of the Tour-Type Modified event leading the first lap over pole-sitter Steven Reed. Exiting turn two on the first lap, Steven Massey made it three wide with Reed and Rich Pallai, Jr. Massey came out with second followed by Pallai. Reed quickly found himself in the fourth spot. Stefanik and Richard Savary relegated Reed to sixth.

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