Ryan Preece’s chase for a second SK Modified division championship at Stafford Motor Speedway in 2015 will come with him driving for a newly formed team at the track.
Preece will partner with Jean-Guy and Brigitte Poulin and Mike Paquette to form PPP Racing for the 2015 season at Stafford.
It will be the third different SK Modified team for Preece at Stafford in the past three seasons.
Preece, of Berlin, finished second to Woody Pitkat in the SK Modified standings at the track in 2013 driving for Bob Hitchcock and Kelly Iverson. He finished second in the standings to Ted Christopher in 2014 driving for Steve Greer.
Preece will pilot a No. 6 adorned SK Modified at Stafford next season, which matches up with the number on his new NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour ride with team owner Eddie Partridge. Preece recently left Flamingo Motorsports on the Whelen Modified Tour to team with Partridge in the division for the 2015 season.
“We’re going to change the car number to 6, but it will be the same car I’ve ran for the past couple of years,” Preece said in a release. “We’re going to run the car out of my house in Berlin and it’s going to be Mike Paquette, the Poulins with the engines, Sullivan and Sons, the Barnes’ from NAPA Canton, and we’re going to go after that title in 2015. The crew will be same as it was this year minus Steve Greer’s Gunsmoke Stables guys.”
Preece finished second in the standings by two points the last two years at Stafford. The Poulin’s and Paquette have been involved with Preece with the both the Hitchock/Iverson ride and the Greer ride.
“Things are going to be the same as they have been but it’s exciting because everyone is looking forward to going back to the track and getting the year started,” Preece said. “We’ve had strong runs in the past and we’re looking forward to having more strong runs in the future. I was disappointed knowing how bad the Poulin’s wanted to win the championship, how bad everyone on the team wanted to win it, and obviously I wanted it bad. Sometimes things aren’t meant to work out the way you want them to but we’re not quitters. We’re just going to keep on going forward and trying to win the championship and continue the success we’ve had winning races. We’ve won almost 50% of the races the last 2 seasons, so I think that’s a pretty big accomplishment. We race to win and that’s what we’re going to continue to do.”