Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Speedway was back on track with a 5-division NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event on Friday, August 26. Ryan Preece picked up his fourth win of the 2011 season in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, Jim Mavlouganes picked up his first Late Model feature victory in 6 years in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Bob Charland picked up his first career victory in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Cory Casagrande picked up his second win of 2011 in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Josh Wood picked up his fourth win of the 2011 season in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.
In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, Curt Brainard took the lead at the green, but Woody Pitkat streaked into the lead on lap-2. With 2 laps complete, the caution came out for Michael Bennett, who was slow on the track.
Back under green, Pitkat took the lead and immediately began to pull away from the field. The caution came back out with 4 laps complete as Eric Berndt and Nichole Morgillo spun in turn 3, which also involved the cars of Kirk Zervas, Donny Travaglin, Dan Avery, Heather DesRochers, Mike King, Chris Matthews, and Brian Sullivan.
Pitkat powered into the lead back under green with Keith Rocco quickly moving into second. Ryan Preece was glued to Rocco’s bumper and slotted into the third position with Todd Owen fourth and Ted Christopher in fifth.
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