Archive for September 2nd, 2011

Pitkat, Hutchings, Cipriano, Burnham & Casagrande Score September 2nd NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Feature Victories at Stafford

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Speedway was back on track with a 5-division NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event on Friday, September 2nd. Woody Pitkat nailed down his first win of the 2011 season in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, Corey Hutchings picked up his first win of 2011 in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Joey Cipriano scored his fifth win of 2011 in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, D.J. Burnham picked up his first career victory in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Kyle Casagrande picked up his division leading 5th 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 drop of the green with Brian Sullivan and Sean Foster locked in a side by side duel for second. Side by side behind Brian Sullivan and Foster was Nichole Morgillo and Dan Avery. Sullivan got cleared of Foster for second with Avery taking third. Glen Reen was now into fourth and Woody Pitkat was up to fifth with 8 laps compete.

Brainard held the lead until lap-9 when Sullivan went to the front, but his lead was short lived as Avery moved to the front on lap-10. Pitkat moved into second behind Avery with Eric Berndt moving by Sullivan to take over third place. Pitkat quickly moved by Avery to take the lead on lap-12. Berndt got by Avery for second place on lap-17 while Pitkat continued to lead the race.

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Speedbowl adds to September event calendar

Legends National Qualifier make up September 10; NEMA added on September 24

Waterford, CT — Waterford Speedbowl has announced adjustments to its September schedule of events. The Legends Cars and NEMA Midgets have both had events added to previously scheduled events.

The Legends Cars are in the spotlight on Saturday, September 10 as the 50-lap Raceiver National Legends Tour event, postponed from August 27, will be made up. The winner receives a berth in the 20th annual Legends Nationals event held October 27-29 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Bullring. The event is a non-points race for the Speedbowl standings. The makeup event replaces the originally scheduled 20-lap point event on September 10. The rest of the September 10 program, including NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions and Bandoleros, remains unchanged.

On September 24, the Speedbowl is pleased to announce the return engagement for the NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites. Both divisions have been added to that race program and will mark the fourth and final appearance of the year for the NEMA Midgets, still in search of a repeat winner at the ‘Bowl in 2011. The remainder of the September 24 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race program remains unchanged. The SK Light Modifieds will be in action along with the SK Modifieds®, Mini Stocks and Street Stocks. The Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Models have September 24 off from racing.

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