Stafford Notes: Branden Dion Scores First Career SK Light Modified Feature Victory

SMS-LOGO-HOME-PAGE-2012STAFFORD – Branden Dion went by Nick Salva on a green-white-checkered final restart to win the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature Friday at Stafford Motor Speedway.

It was the first career victory for the Taunton, Mass. driver at Stafford.

Salva, of Prospect, held on for second, and Jeremy Sorel of Westfield, Mass. was third.

In the 30-lap Late Model feature, Michael Bennett of Stafford inherited the lead on lap 29 and went on to victory.

It was the second victory of the season for Bennett.

Kevin Gambacorta of Ellington was second and Jim Peterson of Monson third.

On lap 28 Adam Gray spun then leader Kyle Casagrande from the top spot on the backstretch. Gray was black-flagged for the incident, giving Bennett the lead for the final two lap run.

“Some guys had some misfortunes and we capitalized on them,” Bennett said.

In the 20-lap Legends feature it was Mike Christopher Jr. of Wolcott grabbing the victory.

Dana DiMatteo of Farmington was second and Noah Korner of Canton third.

Ryan Fearn of East Longmeadow, Mass. won the 15-lap DARE Stock feature. Jeff Jolly of Wallingford was second and Frank L’Etoile of Wethersfield third.

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