Chase Dowling Keeps Up Heated Roll In SK Modified At Stafford Speedway

Chase Dowling

STAFFORD – The most dominant driver in the SK Modified division at Stafford Motor Speedway in 2017 once again kept the competition at bay Friday.

Chase Dowling to his fourth victory in nine starts in the 40-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified feature Friday at Stafford Motor Speedway.

Dowling, of Roxbury, is in his first season driving for team owner Adam Skowyra.

“That’s a pretty good batting average I’d say,” Dowling said. “…I’m speechless. You don’t expect to just come out and get four wins right off the bat like that with a new team.”

Matt Galko of Meriden was second and Todd Owen of Somers third.

Dowling moved past Owen for second place on lap 33 and two laps later made his move on Galko to go to the lead for good.

“The car is just unbelievable on long runs,” Dowling said. “We had old tires. We struggled on the short runs. IN the beginning we were getting passed a little bit. They said ‘Do you want to pit?’ I said, ‘No let’s hope for a long run.’ Then I just picked them off one by one. … The car just gets better and better every lap.”


  1. getserious says

    What a clean driver. I don’t think he touched a single car, getting past the fast guys at the front of the field in the later part of that race. Fantastic.

  2. Did Dowling say he did it on old tires. Yikes, that has to be depressing for some of the other teams.

  3. Watching Chase Dowling go to the front was like watching a clinic. Great drive!

  4. Joe White says

    Chase is a good driver in a good car. However several of the heavy hitters got taken out by that crash at the beginning of the first heat race. TC sat out the race in the pits. Rowan Pennick pitted several times during the race and then finished 8th. Ronnie Williams (49) finished 9th. That is not his usual race. There were a couple more that I can’t think of right now. The two car heat race was one of the stupidest things I have ever seen the track do. Total boring. One last thing, I don’t drive 2 hours to the track to see Go Karts race. What is next, radio controlled cars? I’m done.

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