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

SMS Logo 2015Where: Stafford Motor Speedway

What:  NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and Whelen All-American Series racing card

When: Friday

Schedule: Whelen Modified Tour Starrett 150, 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: 4:15 p.m; Qualifying: 6:35 p.m; Features: 7:15 p.m.

More: The 15th event of the season at Stafford. … The Whelen Modified Tour makes the second of its three visits to Stafford Speedway Friday. … The ninth of 16 events this year for the Whelen Modified Tour and the fourth of seven events in Connecticut. The series also makes four stops this year at Thompson Speedway. After Stafford the series heads to Thompson next Wednesday. … Ryan Preece won the NAPA Spring Sizzler on April 29 at Stafford. Preece also won the Starrett 150 last year. Preece will not be in the lineup Friday because he is committed to running with the NASCAR XFINITY Series this weekend at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. … Justin Bonsignore holds a 32 point lead in the standings over second place Chase Dowling. Bonsignore has won  four of eight events this year and also won the division’s exhibition Whelen All-Star Shootout at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 20. Bonsignore, who has 16 career Whelen Modified Tour victories, has never won at Stafford in 32 career starts at the half-mile oval. He has finished in the top-six in seven of the last 10 Whelen Modified Tour events at Stafford. … Preece (two wins), Jon McKennedy and Bobby Santos III are the other series winners this year. … Dowling is looking for his first career series victory. … Timmy Solomito, who his third in the standings, 66 points off the lead – has nine career series victories, but none at Stafford. … Of the nine drivers in the top-10 of the Whelen Modified Tour standings who are on the entry list, only one – Doug Coby – has a series victory at Stafford. Coby, who has won the last four series titles and five championships overall, sits eight in the standings. Coby leads active drivers with 10 career victories at Stafford. … Five other drivers on the entry list have wins at Stafford: Santos (six), Jimmy Blewett (three), Woody Pitkat (two), Ron Silk (one), Eric Goodale (one). … Last week at Stafford, Eric Berndt got his second victory in three weeks in the SK Modified division. … Other SK Modified division winners this year include Keith Rocco (four), Ronnie Williams (four), Mike Christopher Jr., Rowan Pennink, Joey Cipriano III and Chase Dowling. … Williams leads the standings by 62 points over second place Rocco. Matt Galko is third in the standings, 110 points behind Williams. … Tom Fearn got his ninth win of the season in last week’s Late Model feature and tied Ryan Posocco atop the division’s all-time win list at Stafford with 45 career victories. … Other Late Model winner this year include Glen Reen (two), Michael Wray, Albert Saunders and Darrell Keane. … Fearn leads second place Tyler Leary by 64 points in the Late Model standings with Wray in third, 80 points off the lead. … Andrew Molleur got his third win of the season in last week’s SK Light Modified feature. … Other SK Light Modified winner this year include Marcello Rufrano (five), Bryan Narducci (three), Mark Bakaj, Joey Ferrigno and George Nocera Jr. … Narducci leads the standings by 34 points over second place Rufrano. Bakaj is third, 96 points off the lead. … Duane Provost got his second consecutive win and third win overall in last week’s Limited Late Model feature. … Other Limited Late Model division winners this year are Jeremy Lavoie (seven), Ryan Fearn (three) and Justin Bren. … Lavoie leads second place Fearn by 16 points in the Limited Late Model division standings with R.J. Surdell in third, 36 points off the lead. … Jason Lafayette got his first career Street Stock victory last week at Stafford. … Other Street Stock division winners this year are George Bessette Jr. (three), Johnny Walker (three), Brandon Michael (two), Trace Beyer, Tess Beyer, Meghan Fuller, Mike Hopkins and Nicole Chambrello … Michael leads second place Bessette by 16 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 (2), 30-lap Late Model, 30-lap Sportsman (2), 25-lap Legends, 25-lap Pro Four Modified, 30-lap Outlaw Street Stock and 25-lap X-Cars. Grandstands open: 3 p.m; Qualifying: 5:15 p.m.; Features: Immediately following qualifying.

More: The 10th event of the season at the Speedbowl. … Last week the SK Modified division feature was postponed because of rain. The division will run two features this week. … Kyle James has won four of the six SK Modified division events run this year at Waterford. Todd Owen has won the other two events. … James holds a six point lead over Owen in the SK Modified division standings with Rob Janovic Jr. in third, 12 points off the lead. … Jon Puleo got his fourth victory in SK Light Modified events this year last. … The Late Model division was off last week. The division ran twin features on July 21 with Jason Palmer getting his third win of the season and Ryan Morgan his second win of the year. … With one victory, Bruce Thomas Jr. is the only other winner in the division this year. … Morgan leads second place Palmer by three points in the Late Model division standings with Anthony Flannery in third, 12 points off the lead. … Jason Chicolas got his first victory of the season in last week’s Sportsman feature. … Other Sportsman division winners include Shawn Gaedeke (three) Jon Porter (two), Jordan Hadley, Bo Norman and Ryan Waterman. … Gaedeke leads second place Hadley by 17 points in the standings with Porter in third, 22 points off the lead. … For more information check the New London-Waterford Speedbowl website.

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