Ryan Preece Looking For Checkered Flag In Lincoln Tech 100 at Stafford Speedway

(Press Release from Stafford Motor Speedway)

Ryan Preece

When the Exit Realty Modified Touring Series returns to Stafford Speedway on July 21st for the Lincoln Tech 100, one driver who will be looking forward to the race is Ryan Preece. The Berlin native has won at Stafford in Whelen Modified Tour competition and Valenti Modified Racing Series competition as well as in the SK Modified® division and he will be looking to add another victory to his Stafford resume after finishing second in the June MTS 125 at Stafford.

“I think we have a really good car, we’ve won 2 races and we’ve finished second in the other race,” said Preece. “I like the way the tire reacts and we have our car working really well right now. It’s always fun to keep on racing.”

When the Exit Realty Modified Touring Series was last at Stafford in June, Preece was the dominant car, leading the race twice for a total of 112 of the race’s 125 laps. Preece held the lead until lap-121 when Jon McKennedy was able to make a pass and he led the final 5 laps to take the victory with Preece finishing in the runner up position. With the race being shortened from 125 laps down to 100 laps, Preece thinks that will be to his benefit.

“I think the 100 laps might help me a little more,” said Preece. “Jon [McKennedy] seemed to come on in the last 15 or so laps when we started to wear out, so maybe it would’ve helped if the last race was 100 laps. It should be interesting and I’m looking forward to the race. I don’t know that we were missing anything, I just think that the tire wore out. I know Jon swapped tires earlier when we had the competition caution, but I’m not taking anything away from Jon, he had a really fast car all day long. I don’t think we’ll change very much, we had a good car back in June.”

After winning the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour NAPA Spring Sizzler in April and then finishing second in the MTS 125, Preece has a good idea of what he needs for car setup and he says that he won’t be changing too much from his June setup with his #6 T.S. Haulers, Inc. machine.

“There may be some small changes, I try to not get too crazy,” said Preece. “I try to not get too much outside of the box but there are times where I find little things that can help us. There’s something I want to try so we’ll try it out during practice and if it doesn’t work, I can always go back to what I had.”

Tickets for the July 21 Lincoln Tech 100 are available and on sale now at the Stafford Speedway Box Office. Tickets are priced at $30.00 for adult general admission tickets, $5.00 for children ages 6-14, and children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Reserved seat tickets are $32.00 for all ages. All ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax. Stafford Motor Speedway offers plenty of free parking along with overnight parking available for self contained Recreational Vehicles. Stafford’s five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions will join the MTS cars in feature action.

For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.


  1. getserious says

    If they are going to have another pre-determined, full-field, 10-minute mandatory pit stop for everyone to get fuel, have a sandwich, and check their Facebook and Twitter accounts, like they did back in June, they won’t be getting $30 from me again. Choosing when, or if, to get fuel is part of the challenge. It’s called racing.

  2. I hear no fuel stop this time. Race is 100 laps

  3. Fast Eddie says

    I understand the reasons for the 1/2 way break. Some teams don’t have enough guys, and some teams need a fuel stop. However, they need to have pit stops, not a break. Throw the 1/2 way caution; you want tires, get tires. You want fuel, get fuel. You want both, pit twice. During the Sizzler at Stafford, you couldn’t get fuel and tires at the same time in the interest of safety. Make the pit stop matter more to the outcome of the race. Your field position should change based on your stop, but I don’t think even the smaller teams wouldn’t lose a lap. The “over the wall guys” deserve their chance to help their team!

  4. Fast Eddie says

    Correction: I don’t think any teams would lose a lap, and still get their needed/wanted pit stop accomplished.

  5. darealgoodfella says

    Fast Eddie, there are already enough yellows at these races, they can surely get their tires and gas during the numerous yellows. Let them pit under race conditions.

  6. Dolla Dolla $$$$ says

    Can’t agree more da real.. if u can’t go a 100 laps at the staffers without pitting then u don’t belong there …btw what’s up with the rocco show… last few years guy couldn’t lose now he’s a 3rd placer at best… looking like ricki bobby out there

  7. $30 bucks seems like a good value to see the regulars plus a touring division that include Preece. Man I wish he would race at Stafford on a weekly basis. $30 is almost cheap after all the money we are saving from rain outs. Yikes, another Friday, more wet predicted. At this rate by late August the race cars and engines will still be fresh as a daisy and equipment failures minimal.

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