Noah Korner Declared Winner Of SK Light Mod Feature After Bryan Narducci Penalty At Stafford



Noah Korner (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

STAFFORD – For the second consecutive week Bryan Narducci crossed the finish line in first place at the checkered for the SK Light Modified feature at Stafford Motor Speedway. 

And for the second consecutive week Narducci was stripped of victory after the dust settled. 

After winning the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature Friday, Narducci was found to be under weight in tech after having about 40 pounds of lead weights fall off his car during the feature. 

The penalty gave the victory to Noah Korner of Canton. It was the second victory of the season for Korner. 

“A win is a win,” Korner said. “It’s not as rewarding as the last one, but I’m more excited the car is one piece.” 

Korner’s first career victory in the division came in the Dunleavy’s Modifiedz Night 40-lap feature on May 24.

Steve Chapman of Ellington was third on the track and moved to second in the final finishing order. Jon Puleo, who finish fourth on the track, was also penalized for a weight infraction, moving fifth place finisher Wesley Prucker of Stafford to third place in the final rundown. 

Narducci was penalized to 22ndplace with Puleo moved to 23rdplace. 

“It is what it is,” Narducci said. “You can’t do much when the lead breaks off. It was something I couldn’t control. … I don’t think it really effected our performance.” 

On June 14 Narducci made contact with Chapman going into turn three on the final lap to take over the lead. After taking the checkered as the winner Narducci was immediately penalized for over aggressive driving. 

“It really sucks,” Narducci said. “I have two races where I’ve crossed the line first and don’t have anything to show for it. We’ll be back next week. … We’ll be good.” 

Said Korner: “Our car was hooked up off the get go. … It was my fault that I knocked the [suspension out] the first couple laps and it made us too tight coming off the corners so we had nothing for Bryan the last few laps. But I guess a win’s a win.” 



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Comments

  1. Looks like chassis pro needs to upgrade there nuts and bolts!

  2. Bystander says

    You don’t think 40 pounds made a difference? How about bolt that 40 back on and add another 40?

  3. Why wasn’t Narducci black flagged when the weight “fell” off?

  4. BufordTJustice says

    Those four young men drove a heck of a race, it was great to watch them battle for the lead. The track Is all about putting on a good show and this division delivers week after week.
    01 is proving he can win while racing clean, they all did a good job. Despite the technical difficulties Brian, Noah, Chapman and JP should be proud of the race they drove.
    #keepitcleanbrian

  5. Stuart Fearn says

    I’m sure that weight didn’t just fall of , sounds like the tabs ripped off the frame or something. Stuff happen that you can’t see every time. Sometimes unavoidable

  6. Great race! Congratulations Noah!

    Rob – On the track radio, it sounded like they weren’t immediately sure who lost the weight.

  7. Narducci is so fast it’s hard to believe the car is legal. Sometimes he is looking for a third lane up top to make passes. The closing rate is so fast he is having a hard time not drilling cars on the straightaways. Have to credit to that crew and Bryan for wheeling it like he does. Can’t wait to he moves up to the sk’s.

  8. It is hard to believe the 01 is legal isn’t it? It’s been mentioned a time or two. Supposed to be a momentum division and it seems to pan out for the most part. Except for old lightning. But no matter if it’s practice,a heat or the feature there’s Bryan with the fastest time. And Thompson, forget about it.
    Sometimes teams are hitting on all cylinders. You can bet in two years Stafford has checked that car up the wazoo and lead falling off seems to be the only mechanical issue so far.
    They’ll need a fast car to dig themselves out of the hole they’ve dug themselves into to this point. Several cars may not be as fast but they are in the same time zone.

  9. It is hard to believe the 01 is legal isn’t it? It’s been mentioned a time or two. Supposed to be a momentum division and it seems to pan out for the most part. Except for old lightning. But no matter if it’s practice,a heat or the feature there’s Bryan with the fastest time. And Thompson, forget about it.
    Sometimes teams are hitting on all cylinders. Nail the handles, keep the R’s up exiting the corner and the closing speed suddenly looks suspect but it isn’t. You can bet in two years Stafford has checked that car up the wazoo and lead falling off seems to be the only mechanical issue so far.
    They’ll need a fast car to dig themselves out of the hole they’ve dug themselves into to this point. Several cars may not be as fast but they are in the same time zone.

  10. Funny… I am puzzled to why Shawn doesn’t post all the legitamate true and honest comments made untill i look at his sponsors… Biased BS one sided News!!!

  11. Louie,
    99 percent of comments submitted get posted, even the ones trashing me. Yes, they do get posted. As I told you earlier this week, you can stop trying though, really. I’m pretty liberal about what I let go here, as you know from many of your previous comments that got posted. But you push push push. So coming on here and accusing me of posting comments with other names to keep interest? Well yeah, that finished it for you. So please, just go away. Stop trying and stop crying.

  12. Well if Mr.Courchesne is Doug, DGF, Sour Grapes and everyone else he’d e one heck of a writer to come up with such diverse and unique writing styles while arguing with himself. Even passing on double entry mistakes for affect…….brilliant.
    Really, this squeaky wheel is getting the grease? I don’t think I’d be exaggerating in saying the overwhelming feeling in the forum is gratitude for having a place to go to say what’s on our minds regarding local racing. Every day the moderator reviews the endless comments numerous times a day to confirm they are in bounds and he’s done it for years. Who else would do that? Do everything needed to run and promote a business including researching and writing the stories then read our nonsense. Knowing full well much of it is nonsense since he has the inside scoop on most everything connected to local racing much of which is off the record.. Passing through things he knows are ridiculous without saying boo. At no cost to us. Who does that? For years!
    Comments are like car counts. There can never be enough different people writing them. In any event it’s clear that why drivers, team members, track officials and management like to mock some of the comments made an awful lot read them nonetheless. You think Stafford shortened the LLM feature to 15 laps or suddenly started moving their programs along more efficiently by ignoring feedback here. Maybe but I doubt it.
    Louie is into the whole fake this and fake that with a dash of conspiracy that seems to be popular for those that want to lash out at things they don’t agree with or don’t understand. It’s all so pedestrian.
    Save the grease for the wheel bearings where it will do some good..

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