Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Speedway was back in action on September 9th with the Shark Cycle 80 program. In the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series portion of the race card, Ryan Preece scored his fifth win of the 2011 season in a thrilling finish with Keith Rocco in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, Woody Pitkat scored his fourth win of the 2011 season in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Joey Cipriano scored his sixth win of 2011 in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Dan Flannery picked up his first win of the 2011 season in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Josh Wood scored his fifth win of 2011 with a last lap pass in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.
In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, Dan Avery took the early lead with Glen Reen, Curt Brainard, and Tom Bolles making up the top-4. Behind Bolles was Keith Rocco and Ryan Preece, with Eric Berndt just behind Preece. Rocco and Preece would both move by Bolles and Rocco continued his charge to the front as he moved by Brainard on lap-7 to take over third place. Preece followed Rocco by Brainard to take over fourth place as Avery had pulled away from Reen in second by several car lengths.
Rocco and Preece moved by Reen for second and third on lap-13 and they immediately began to shrink the lead that Avery had built up. Adam Skowyra spun in turn 4 to bring the caution out for the first time with 15 laps complete.
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