Stafford Notes: D.J. Burnham Gets First SK Light Mod Win; Roger Turbush Wins Mr. Rooter Truck Race

SMS Logo 2015STAFFORD – So many nights in 2014 D.J. Burnham seemed right on track to a victory in the SK Light Modified division at Stafford Motor Speedway, only to miss out each time.

Saturday the East Hartford driver made sure there would be no waiting in 2015.

Burnham held off all challengers in the 20-lap feature Saturday for his first SK Light Modified feature victory at Stafford.

“That was awesome,” Burnham said. “We worked so hard to get this one. We missed it, we were so close last year. To finally get it done at the Sizzler, it’s amazing. I really can’t thank everybody enough that helps out on this car.”

Matt Swanson of Acton, Mass. was second and Steven Kopcik of Newtown third.

Roger Turbush of Riverhead, N.Y. held off Ted Christopher on a lap 19 restart to win the 20-lap Mr. Rooter New England Truck Series feature.

Frank Dumicich Jr. of East Quoque, N.Y. was second and Bert Ouellette of Ellington third.

Albert Saunders of Stafford led every lap on the way to victory in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature.

Andrew Hayes of Charlton, Mass. was second and Austin Bessette of Stafford third.

Dan Dembek of Hampden, Mass. drove away from the field to win the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.

Frank L’Etoile Jr. of Wethersfield was second and Alexandra Fearn of East Longmeadow, Mass. third.

Cory DiMatteo won the Legends feature. After a seemingly endless string of cautions, the race was red-checkered after 16 of 20 scheduled laps.

“That was an embarrassing race,” DiMatteo said.

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  1. What a wreckfest the sk lite race was, 7 cars running at the finish, lucky no one was seriously injured

  2. Stafford needs to have the SK lights have Spotters. When you talk to the track they say the driver needs to learn how to drive over their radiator cap, well obviously that is not working and having spotters will prevent 90% of what happened yesterday, Stafford should be charged for the damages and they should learn how to run an open wheel race. The SKL lights is a rookie class for modifieds they do not have fenders, it was completely shameful to witness that race! poor job Stafford !

  3. Shameful displays of driving on Saturday by multiple divisions. At least the trucks and dare stocks respect the fans enough to put on a good show.

  4. Buzz, how can you blame Stafford for drivers driving way over their heads? Spotters can’t drive the cars and would not have prevented most of those wrecks.

  5. That was a crazy backstretch tumble in the SK Lights feature! It’s good to see everyone involved OK.

  6. I don’t think a spotter could have prevented a failed part that caused the big one yesterday. Remove the mirrors and chrome horn, a flat alum channel for front bumbers would be good

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