Stafford Springs, CT — After several seasons and two victories in Stafford's SK Light division, Granby, MA native Heather DesRochers made a successful transition into Stafford's premier SK Modified® division for the 2011 season. DesRochers posted two top-10 finishes this year to finish in 16th place in the SK Modified® standings and win the Reliable Welding and Speed Rookie of the Year award in a nip and tuck battle with Brian Sullivan. Although her team faced a motor issue throughout the 2011 season, DesRochers was happy with her rookie season and is looking to build upon her rookie season in 2012 at Stafford.
"I think things went really well for us this year," said DesRochers. "We had some issues with the motor that we were sorting through for most of the year, so that hurt us a little with time to work on the car. Once we got the motor issue taken care of, we were able to focus on the car setup and we felt like we had it pretty close to where I could gain some experience. It was a learning year for us, but I felt like we definitely improved as the season went on."
Despite all the progress DesRochers and her team made during the 2011 season, they are in search of sponsorship to compete in 2012. Without a primary sponsor, DesRochers may not be able to get on the track at all during the 2012 season.