On Tap: Lighting The Wick On The Racing Weekend

Fireworks will light up the night sky over Stafford Motor Speedway Friday in celebration of the Fourth of July weekend.

And the chances are likely there will be some bursts of fireworks on the track before the night is over too.

Stafford celebrates the Fourth with a special fireworks show for fans. Also on tap at the track, the SK Light Modified division will go a little further than usual with their Xtramart Xtra D event.

At Waterford Saturday, extra distance is the theme for every division on Overdrive Radio 300 night. The SK Modified division will go 100 laps Saturday with 50-lap features on tap for the Late Models, Street Stocks and Mini Stocks.

Where: Stafford Motor Speedway
What: NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event
When: Friday
Schedule: 40-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified, 30-lap Late Model, 25-lap SK Light Modified, 20-lap Limited Late Model and 15-lap DARE Stock. Grandstands open: 5:15 p.m.; Qualifying begins: 6:15 p.m. Features begin: Approximately 7:15 p.m.
More: The seventh week of Friday night racing at Stafford in 2013. … Ryan Preece won last Friday’s SK Modified feature, his fourth victory in seven SK Modified events this year at Stafford Speedway. … The other winners this year include Ted Christopher, Danny Cates and Rowan Pennink. … Preece leads Woody Pitkat by two points in the SK Modified division standings at Stafford. Christopher is third, six points behind Preece. Doug Coby is 16 points out of the lead in fourth. … Cates is the only driver to win an SK Modified this year at Stafford who is not also a regular on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Preece has won the last three Whelen Modified Tour events. … Tom Fearn won for the second time this year in the Late Model division last Friday at Stafford and takes a 20-point lead in the standings over Adam Gray into this week’s racing card. … Division rookie Cory Casagrande is fifth in the Late Model standings, one of three rookies in the top-11 in points at the track. … The SK Light Modified division will go an extra five laps Friday with a 25-lap Xtramart Xtra D event. … A special Fourth of July celebration fireworks display will be part of Friday’s show at Stafford.

Where: Waterford Speedbowl
What: NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event
When: Saturday
Schedule: 100-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified, 50-lap Late Model, 50-lap Street Stock, 50-lap Mini Stock, 25-lap SK Light Modified and 25-lap Legends. Grandstands open: 3 p.m.; Qualifying: 5:30 p.m.; Features: 7 p.m.
More: The 12th event of the season at the shoreline oval is Overdrive Radio 300 night. … Keith Rocco won last week’s SK Modified feature at Waterford. It was Rocco’s fifth victory in 11 events this year at Waterford. Other winners this year include Tyler Chadwick (2), Kyle James, Jeff Rocco, Joey Gada and Rob Janovic Jr. … Todd Ceravolo had a streak of six consecutive podium finishes snapped with a fifth place run last week. … Rocco leads Ceravolo, his father-in-law, by 19 points in the standings. Chadwick, the reigning division champion, is a distant third, 55 points behind Rocco. … Rocco also leads the Late Model division standings at Waterford with a 16-point advantage over reigning division champion Dillon Moltz.

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