Second To None: Todd Owen Grabs SK Modified Win At Stafford



Todd Owen celebrates victory in the SK Modified feature Friday at Stafford Speedway (Photo: Fran Lawlor/RaceDayCT)

STAFFORD – June 26, second place. July 24, second place. Aug. 8, second place. 

In the first six SK Modified features of the season at Stafford Speedway it was Todd Owen finishing second three times. 

Friday the Somers driver finally found that jump up in the running order he’s been chasing from opening weekend. 

Owen went to the lead early and then had no challenges out front on the way to victory in the 40-lap SK Modified feature Friday at Stafford Speedway. 

“My hats off to all my guys that put up with my crazy deal I’ve got going on with all these cars,” Owen said. “They just dig down and help me out for no reason than to help me. I just can’t thank them enough. This win is for them and all my sponsors that help me out.” 

Andrew Molleur of Shelton was second and Keith Rocco of Wallingford third. 

It was the first victory at Stafford for Owen since the season ending event for the division on Sept. 29, 2019. 

Owen ended up tied with Ronnie Williams at the top of the SK Modified division standings last year with Williams winning the championship by virtue of the tiebreaker of having more victories. 

Owen sits two points behind Rocco in the SK Modified division standings after seven events. 

“We went a long time without winning,” Owen said. “You want to win because it makes for a great year. We’re just trying to bring the car home every week in one piece and try to be in the game at the end of the points deal. Last year we did what we had to do and one week killed us.” 

Comments

  1. Great run for Todd..: Hard to believe the other modifieds in that camp are so far off in comparison

  2. He may be tenacious but being low drama means not attracting many accolades after you get a big win. Really RaceDayCt nation, one comment?
    Steve raises an great point but not just in the Chassis Pro stable.
    Todd and his partner are up to their eyeballs in car commitments from Lights to tour modifieds. My understanding is the Light 01 is now the 56. Still on rails with a little more giddy-up it appears. Why aren’t there more of them? Todd’s SK is in the elite class so why is David Arute struggling to crack the top tier? Narducci was special in the Light 01, the SK 01 virtually never turns special lap times.
    Over at KRR Rocco’s SK and tour modified can fly. Moeller’s and Gervais aren’t as consistently fast. The roster indicates Rocco and Gervais own Forino’s Light and he struggles to get good results.
    I know I probably over simplified the relationships like Rocco not owning either the SK 88 or the tour modified 57 but KRR is probably doing the setups. I get it, the shop doing the setting up has the most to gain from their driver getting the best results and those that use their services want to see them do well. Still, why can’t David Arute and Gervais be special every now and then and why aren’t more people clamoring for Chassis Pro to provide them with an 01/56 clone?
    Well done Mr Owen and the Chassis Pro team. Almost always fast in the SK, always low drama and always the classiest guy in your frequent podium appearances.

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