Friday evening Preece prepared for a long day of racing in Loudon by celebrating at Stafford Motor Speedway.
Preece, of Berlin, inherited the lead late and won the 42-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified feature Friday at Stafford Motor Speedway.
It was the fourth victory in six Modified features at Stafford for Preece, who finished second and eighth in the other two races this year.
Ted Christopher of Plainville was second and Sean Foster of Willington third.
Keith Rocco and Ronnie Williams wrecked together in a battle for the lead late in the race, leaving Doug Coby and Dan Avery to fight for the victory. But Coby and Avery also wrecked fighting for the top spot just after the white flag to hand the lead to Preece.
“Everything just kind of fell our way at the end,” Preece said. “We were just get through it . The way we have to run tires, we had to run our old tires in this race. [Rocco] had a really good car and so did [Willliams] and [Coby] and [Avery]. Sometimes it’s better to be patient and kind of see how it plays out.”
Adam Gray of Belchertown, Mass. passed Josh Wood for the lead on lap 22 and led the rest of the way to win the 32-lap Late Model feature for his second win of the season. Jim Peterson of Monson, Mass. was second and Jay Stuart of Preston third.
Jeremy Sorel inherited the lead on lap 20 when mechanical issues forced then leader Joey Ferrigno to retire, and Sorel went on to win the 22-lap SK Light Modified feature. It was the second consecutive win for Sorel, of Westfield, Mass. Nick Salva of Prospect was second and Dylan Menditto of Brooklyn third.
Albert Saunders of Stafford got his first victory of the season in the 22-lap Limited Late Model feature. Andrew Hayes of Charlton, Mass. was second and Duane Provost of Springfield third.
Alexandra Fearn of East Longmeadow got her first career victory in the 17-lap DARE Stock feature. Frank L’Etoile of Wethersfield was second and Johnny Walker of Ludlow, Mass. third.
Brendan Bock of Franklin Square, N.Y. won the 22-lap Legends feature. Jordan LaMothe of Woodstock was second and Dana Dimatteo of Farmington third.