Breakthrough: Stephen Kopcik Gets First SK Modified Win Of 2020 At Stafford



Stephen Kopcik celebrates victory in the SK Modified feature Friday at Stafford Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

STAFFORD – Week after week this season Stephen Kopcik was among the frontrunners in the SK Modified division at Stafford Speedway. 

Friday the Newtown driver was finally able to dodge the bad luck that his dogged him all year on his mission to find victory lane. 

Kopcik went past Tony Membrino Jr. for the lead on lap 18 and never trailed again on the way to victory in the 40-lap SK Modified feature Friday at Stafford Speedway. 

It was the first victory of the season for Kopcik. 

“We’ve been good all year,” Kopcik said. “This is long overdue. We’ve been fast every week and had some bad luck this year. These guys deserve it standing back there. It’s all because of them. I’ve got great people behind me.” 

Todd Owen of Somers was second and Mike Christopher Jr. of Wolcott third. 

Kopcik was able to vault from fourth to second following a lap 13 restart before using a low move on lap 18 to get by Membrino for the lead. 

“This is awesome,” Kopcik said. “We needed this. I feel like we had a great car tonight. But we’ve had a good car all year. This is awesome. The thing was on rails tonight.” 

Comments

  1. Pete Duhamel says

    Congratulations to the entire 21 team – great night , awesome driver and crew chief – a little overdue but well deserved!

  2. How good did they nail the setup? It got faster at the end of the race and the fastest lap was lap 39.

  3. Congrats on a long overdue win. Car has been fast enough to win numerous times this season until bad luck reared its ugly head. Driver continues to impress including his fine performance in the 179 last week in open mod show. Success will continue for this team

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