Dunleavy’s Truck & Trailer Repair Boosts Stafford Speedway Contingency

(Press Release from Stafford Motor Speedway)

Doug Dunleavy, owner of Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Repair in Brookfield, CT, has become synonymous with modified racing thanks to his support of teams and events. 

Dunleavy’s returns for a 5th consecutive season, presenting first place contingency award of $150 to each SK Modified® feature winner and $125 to each SK Light feature winner.   Over the past four seasons, Stafford SK Modified® and SK Light drivers have taken home over $11,000 in contingency awards from Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Repair and drivers will have 22 more opportunities to collect bonus money during the 2019 season.

“I’m pleased to be involved again with Stafford Motor Speedway in 2019,” said Doug Dunleavy.  “We’ve had great success in the past with our support of Stafford and the contingency bonuses help keep all the drivers up on their toes.  The modifieds are the most unique division of cars that are out there and they put on the best show for sure.  I have a lot of fun at Stafford.  For me, I can’t really sponsor just one guy so if I can help an entire division, that’s what I like to do.  I’m looking forward to another exciting season.”

“We’re happy to partner with Doug Dunleavy through the contingency program for another season,” said Stafford General Manager Mark Arute.  “Doug has a passion and excitement for modified racing that shows in his support of the SK Modified® and SK Light divisions.  Thanks to Doug we’ve been able to come up with some unique events and promotions for our modified divisions.”

The 2018 season saw a total of 86 different drivers take to the track behind the wheel of a modified with 42 different SK Modified® drivers and 44 different SK Light drivers.  Each division had a total of 8 different winners in 21 races, with Keith Rocco leading the SK Modified® division with 6 wins and Marcello Rufrano leading the SK Light division with 6 wins.  

“It’s great to have Dunleavy’s coming back as a contingency sponsor along with all the other contingency sponsors,” said Rocco.  “It may not look like much, but when you start to add them all up, they help make a big difference for us.”

“From a racer’s perspective, it means a lot coming from someone like Doug who is as involved as he is with modified racing,” said Rufrano.  “I don’t think there’s anyone else who loves modifieds as much as Doug.  He’s a true race fan and he’s a very giving man.  We could definitely use more guys like Doug in our sport.”

Other SK Modified® feature winners from last season include Ronnie Williams and Michael Christopher, Jr. with 4 wins each, Eric Berndt with 3 wins, and Joey Cipriano, Glen Reen, Chase Dowling, and Rowan Pennink with one win each.  Joining Rufrano in the SK Light winner’s circle last season were Bryan Narducci with 5 wins, Andrew Molleur with 4 wins, Mark Bakaj with 2 wins, and Teddy Hodgdon, Alexander Pearl, Joey Ferrigno, and George Nocera, Jr. each won a single race.

Stay tuned for further details on the Dunleavy’s Modifiedz Night, scheduled for May 24.

Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Repair is located at 61 Vale Road in Brookfield, CT and they can be reached at 203-775-9199 or you can find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dunleavysrepair.  Rather than towing your vehicle to a garage, Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Repair will come to you and fix your vehicle on the spot.  Give them a call today!

The first Dunleavy’s Truck & Trailer Repair contingency bonuses of the 2019 season will be up for grabs during Stafford Speedway’s 48th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler on April 27-28.  Tickets for the “Greatest Race in the History of Spring” are on sale now by calling the Speedway Box Office 860-684-2783 or online at www.staffordspeedway.com.

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  1. Stafford Regular says

    It would be nice if Doug stuck to supporting modified racing, and kept his pot stirring rhetoric to himself!

  2. Stafford Regular,
    I’m not sure what you’re referring to. If you’re referring to the person named “Doug” who leaves a lot of comments on this website, that is NOT Doug Dunleavy. Beyond that, I think Mr. Dunleavy does share some opinions from time to time on Facebook. I don’t see any reason why anyone thinks he shouldn’t be allowed to share his opinions on any topic. I think someone that does as much to support local short track racing as Mr. Dunleavy does has every right to express any opinions he wants to express.

  3. A few thoughts on the comment by Stafford Regular
    -if you refer to “Doug” under a press release about Doug Dunleavy and it’s so generic the moderator has to clarify who it is I hope you don’t own a gun because your aim is terrible.
    -if it’s referring to some anonymous knucklehead named “Doug” that comments too much on racedayct who cares.
    -if it’s referring to Doug Dunleavy it’s ignorant. Check his Facebook presence out. It’s arguably the best place to see drivers and others connected to modified racing weigh in from Casandra Cole to Justin Bonsignor. More importantly his pages are distinguished by the absence of almost anything mean spirited from anyone including Doug Dunleavy and punctuated by positivity about anything modifieds.

  4. Where is the great Dareal , how is this different than Kevin Harvick?? I’m thinking the sport we love needs all the Doug’s and Kevin’s we can get and I also hope business grows so they can keep up the great work. THANKS

  5. I think anyone can express their opinions regardless of how much support they give to local short track racing.

  6. Thanks to Doug Dunleavy for your continued support. Not only putting up contingency money, but also sponsorship of many racers in various divisions. THANK YOU!

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