On Tap Presented By Four Seasons By The Lake: State Weekend Racing Action

SMS Logo 2015Where: Stafford Motor Speedway

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

When: Friday

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

More: The 18th event of the season at Stafford. … The second of two visits this season to Stafford for the Valenti Modified Racing Series. … Rowan Pennink won when the series was at Stafford on May 18. Pennink, who has won three of 10 Valenti Modified Racing Series events this year, unexpectedly announced his retirement from racing earlier this week due to a back injury. … Other Valenti Modified Racing Series winners this year include Anthony Nocella (two), Todd Patnode (two), Ron Silk, Sammy Rameau and Keith Rocco. … With five events remaining, defending series champion Nocella leads the standings with Rameau in second place. … Last week at Stafford, Eric Berndt scored his third victory of the season in the SK Modified feature. … Other SK Modified winners this year include Keith Rocco (five), Ronnie Williams (four), Mike Christopher Jr., Rowan Pennink, Joey Cipriano III, Glen Reen and Chase Dowling. … Williams leads the standings by 68 points over second place Rocco. Matt Galko is third in the standings, 90 points behind Williams. … Last week, Paul Arute got his first victory of the season in the Call Before You Dig Late Model 50. … Other Late Model winners this year include Tom Fearn (10), Glen Reen (two), Michael Wray, Albert Saunders, Darrell Keane and Kevin Gambacorta. … Fearn leads second place Tyler Leary by 94 points in the Late Model standings with Wray in third, 96 points off the lead. … Last week, Teddy Hodgdon scored his first career SK Light Modified win at Stafford. … Other winners in the division this year include Marcello Rufrano (six), Bryan Narducci (three), Andrew Molleur (three), Mark Bakaj (two), Joey Ferrigno and George Nocera Jr. … Narducci leads the standings by 20 points over second place Rufrano. Bakaj is third, 60 points off the lead. … Justin Bren got his second win of the season in last week’s Limited Late Model feature. … Other Limited Late Model division winners this year are Jeremy Lavoie (eight), Duane Provost (four) and Ryan Fearn (three). … Lavoie holds a 30-point lead over second R.J. Surdell in the division standings with Fearn in third, 60 points off the lead. … Nicole Chambrello got her second win of 2018 in last week’s Street Stock feature. … Other Street Stock division winners this year are George Bessette Jr. (three), Johnny Walker (three), Tess Beyer (two), Michael Hopkins (two), Brandon Michael (two), Trace Beyer, Jason Lafayette and Meghan Fuller. … Michael leads second place Bessette by 10 points in the Street Stock standings with Fuller in third, 42 points off the lead. … For more information visit the Stafford Motor Speedway website.

Where: New London-Waterford Speedbowl

What: Weekly racing card

When: Saturday

Schedule:  40-lap SK Modified, 30-lap Late Model (2), 30-lap Sportsman, 25-lap Mini Stock, 25-lap Legends and 25-lap Trucks (2). Grandstands open: 3 p.m; Qualifying: 5:15 p.m.; Features: 6:45 p.m.

More: The 13th event of the season at the Speedbowl. … Last week, Kyle James got his sixth victory in nine SK Modified events at the track this year. … Other SK Modified winners this year are Rob Janovic Jr. (two) and Todd Owen. … James holds a 10-point lead over second place Janovic in the SK Modified standings with Owen in third, 27 points off the lead. … Anthony Flannery got his first win of the season in the last Late Model event on Aug. 4. … Other Late Model division winners this year include Jason Palmer (three), Ryan Morgan (two) and Bruce Thomas Jr. … Morgan leads second place Palmer by six points in the Late Model division standings with Flannery in third, 10 points off the lead. … Al Stone III got his second victory of the season in last week’s Sportsman feature. … Other Sportsman division winners include Shawn Gaedeke (three) Jon Porter (two), Jason Chicolas, Jordan Hadley, Bo Norman and Ryan Waterman. … Gaedeke leads second place Chicolas by 29 points in the standings with Norman in third, 47 points off the lead. … Charles Canfield got his sixth win of the season in last week’s Mini Stock feature. … Other Mini Stock division winners this year include Jordan Hadley, Doug Curry, Nick Pappacoda, Nate Taylor and Jake Christian. … Curry leads second place Canfield by five points in the Mini Stock standings with Pappacoda in third, 18 points behind Curry. … For more information check the New London-Waterford Speedbowl website.

Guests on this week’s Unmuffled podcast include Terry Eames, Kevin Gambacorta and Gary Spinnato 

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