Ronnie Williams Grabs Fourth SK Modified Win Of 2018 At Stafford

Ronnie Williams celebrates victory in the SK Modified feature Friday at Stafford (Photo: Stafford Speedway)

The SK Modified division at Stafford Motor Speedway is considered one of the deepest in talent of weekly short tracks across the country.

But of late the battle for wins at Stafford has a been a head-to-head showdown. Ronnie Williams vs. Eric Berndt.

On Friday it was Williams coming out on top of a battle that raged between the two for the third consecutive week at the front of the field.

Williams, of Tolland, held off Berndt for his fourth victory of the season in the 40-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified feature.

It was the third victory in the last four events for Williams. Berndt, of Cromwell, was second and Michael Gervais Jr. of Southbury third.

It marked the third consecutive event at Stafford with Williams and Berndt finishing finishing first and second.

Williams topped Berndt on July 6. Last week it was Berndt beating out Williams for his first win of the season.

“He ruined our streak last week,” It would have been four in a row. I guess we’ll start a new one. I know we’re going to be competing with him all year long. He’s one of the cleanest drivers out here. We’re going to have some good battles.”

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  1. Jeffrey says:

    He won again!!!
    This car is so fast the tires burn off!!!
    I never seen a sk hit 250 mph b4..i clocked him at 10 secobd laps

  2. #4. GREAT JOB Ronnie and the whole 50 team.

  3. Feelings for the 50’s owner aside we really are seeing something special here. The handicappers are doing their job making it hard for Williams. Then there are the usual challenges like tire rationing, being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Simple mechanical failure. The 50 seems impervious to all of it.
    So I”m watching the race unfold on Race Monitor. As usual the majority of the field is very competitive turning lap times in the 19.25ish range. Initially Williams is locked in traffic with speeds consistent with the folks around him so the hope is he is off his game for the night and someone else emerges to run up front. Then in a flash you see it. The same old same old. Berdt is great turning a lap at 19.16. But it’s of no matter because soon as Williams gets a little space he’s at a rousing 19.11 and the die is cast. Great for Williams fans. Not so great for folks tired of seeing the same story.
    Chase Dowling MIA as well as Pennink once again. Fob Fuller has made it abundantly clear that he wants Dowlings focus to be on the NWMT and more importantly LFR business. That’s bad for we Dowling fans but completely understandable. Seeing Pennink deprioritize the SK’s with the 99 rehab and all is also a disappointing. Still with the loss of TC, Williams old 49, Dowling and Pennink going part time and the weather that won’t give the guys a rain day to rest the field was strong. Not only in numbers but competitive with 19.25 being the norm through the field.
    Resilience, that’s what is the strength of the SK’s. A constant stream of new blood from the perpetually strong Lights providing a steady diet of competitive racing with strong fields.

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