On Tap Presented By The Hidden Still: In State Weekend Racing Preview

On Tap: Presented by The Hidden Still

SMS Logo 2015Where: Stafford Motor Speedway

What:  Valenti Modified Racing Series and Whelen All-American Series Racing card

When: Friday

Schedule: 80-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series, 40-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified, 30-lap Late Model, 20-lap SK Light Modified, 20-lap Limited Late Model and 25-lap Street Stock. Grandstands open: 5:15 p.m; Qualifying: 6:30 p.m; Features: 7 p.m.

More: The fourth event of the season at Stafford. … The Valenti Modified Racing Series visits Stafford for the first two events at the half-mile oval this year. The series returns to the track Aug. 31. … The fourth event of the season for the Valenti Modified Racing Series. … Rowan Pennink has two victories this year. He won April 7 at Thompson Speedway and May 5 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl. Reigning series champion Anthony Nocella won at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H. on April 21. … Nocella won this event last year at Stafford, his only career victory at the track. … Nocella currently leads the series standings. Pennink sits second to Nocella, 29 points off the field. Mike Willis Jr. is third in the standings, 30 points behind Nocella. … Keith Rocco won has won all three SK Modified features this year at Stafford. Last week he won his fifth consecutive SK Modified feature dating back to the final two events of the 2017 season. He joined the late Ted Christopher (2004) and Woody Pitkat (2007) at the only drivers to win five consecutive SK Modified features at Stafford since the division’s inception in 1982. Rocco is looking to become the first driver in track history to win six consecutive SK Modified events. … Rocco leads the SK Modified division standings with Michael Gervais Jr in second, 26 points off the lead. Pennink is third in the standings, 28 points behind Rocco. … Rookie Darrell Keane got his first career Late Model victory last week at Stafford. … Glen Reen and Michael Wray are the other winners in the division this year. … Keane leads the division standings. Tyler Leary and Mike Quintiliano are tied for second place, two points behind Keane. Tom Fearn is eight points off the lead in fourth and Reen is fifth in the standings, 10 points behind Keane. … Rookie Bryan Narducci got his first career SK Light Modified victory at Stafford Speedway last week. … Other winners in the division this year include Marcello Rufrano and George Nocera Jr. … Narducci leads the standings by 26 points over Rufrano. Nocera and Brett Gonyaw are tied for third, 30 points behind Narducci. … Ryan Fearn got his first victory of the season in the Limited Late Model feature last week. … Other winners in this division this year are Justin Bren and Jeremy Lavoie. … Fearn leads the division standings. Bren and Alexandra Fearn are tied for second, two points behind Ryan Fearn. R.J. Surdell sits fourth in the standings, eight points off the lead. … Mike Hopkins won the Casagrande Builders 25 in the Street Stock division last week. … Other winners in the division this year are Johnny Walker and Meghan Fuller. … Brandon Michael leads the division standings by eight points over second place Fuller. Travis Hydar and Chris Bagnall are tied for third, 18 points off the lead. … For more information visit the Stafford Motor Speedway website.

Thompson Logo 2016 300x250Where: Thompson Speedway

What: Whelen All-American Series racing card

When: Sunday

Schedule: 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified, 25-lap Late Model, 30-lap Limited Sportsman and 15-lap Mini Stock. Grandstands open: noon; Qualifying: 1:30 p.m. Features: Immediately following qualifying.

More: The second event of the season at Thompson Speedway. The track celebrates Military Appreciation Day. Active military members will be admitted free. … The Limited Sportsman division takes center stage with the running of an extended distance feature of 30 laps, 10 more than usual. … Keith Rocco won the season opening SK Modified feature at the Icebreaker on April 7. … Rocco leads the standings by one point over Todd Owen. Troy Talman is third in the standings, five points off the lead. Kyle James sits fourth, eight points behind Rocco. Joey Gada is fifth in the standings, nine points off the lead. … William Wall won the opening Late Model event of the season … Walls holds a one point lead over Woody Pitkat in the division standings with Nick Johnson in third, two points behind Wall. Paul Charette is six points off the lead in fourth and Mark Jenison nine points behind Wall in fifth. … Shawn Monahan won the season opening Limited Sportsman division feature. … Scott Sundeen is second in the standings, one point behind Monahan. Jesse Gleason sits third in the standings, three points off the lead. Zach Robinson is fourth, four points behind Monahan and Brent Gleason fifth, five points off the lead. … Eric Bourgeois won the season opening Mini Stock feature. … Wayne Burroughs Jr. and Jared Ray are tied for second in the division standings, three points behind Bourgeois. Dave Trudeau is seven points off the lead in fourth. … For more information check the Thompson Speedway website.

Upcoming Events

May 25: Dunleavy’s Modifiedz Night/Military Appreciation Night at Stafford Speedway 

June 1: Five Star Series at Stafford Speedway 

June 8: Open Modified 80 at Stafford Speedway 

June 13: Whelen Modified Tour Thompson 125 at Thompson Speedway


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