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.