Former Stafford Motor Speedway Winner Scott Hitchcock Passes

Scott Hitchcock celebrates victory in the Paradiso & Muska Shootout event at the Fall Final at Stafford in 2004 (Photo: Stafford Speedway Archives)

Scott Hitchcock, a former regular at Stafford Motor Speedway and multi-time winner at the track, died Sunday. 

Hitchcock, of Ashford, was 60 years old. 

According to a post on Facebook from his daughter, Hitchcock passed away due to complications from COVID-19.

Hitchcock had five victories in the Street Stock division (formerly DARE Stock) at Stafford and also had two exhibition victories in the division.

He won his first event at the track on June 15, 2001. His last win in a regular event came on Aug. 6, 2004. He also won twice in the exhibition Paradiso & Muska Shootout events for the division at the Fall Final in 2001 and 2004.

“Scott was one of the few genuinely nice guys that helped make racing fun for the little guy starting out,” said longtime Stafford Speedway veteran Joey Ferrigno, who currently runs in the track’s SK Light Modified divisions. “I always knew who he was from watching races a a kid, his bright green No. 13 was unmistakable and impossible to miss. In 2004 when I showed up to Stafford to race my own car for the first time, though I had some great people help me build it, I was alone and didn’t know what I was doing yet. Scott and John Hurley came over introduced themselves and helped me size my tires then keep my stagger consistent throughout the day. I didn’t ask for help but thats the kind of guy he was. He saw me lost and struggling and just stepped in. People like him are the reason people like me kept with the sport and didn’t leave discouraged. Over the years we both helped each other out where we could and became great friends. There aren’t many people like Scotty and I’ll miss his laugh, his loyalty, our fireside chats, his green No. 13 and everything about him.”


  1. Condolences to his family.
    On a similar note Dick Suny, a longtime crew member of Jim Peterson’s team, and father of chief mechanic Matt recently passed. Dick was a very nice guy, and always had a smile on his face. He was a fixture on the team. I’d like to offer my condolences to Matt , his wife Mary and their Daughter Lindsey for their loss. Dick was a great guy, and will truly be missed

  2. It’s Duby, not Suny

  3. Sharpie Fan says

    Scott Hitchcock — a good guy who always had funny stories to tell. I know he’s had some health issues over the past few years as I would run into him at places like the Big Y in Stafford.

    Race In Peace Scott!

  4. R.I.P Uncle Scott. My heart breaks for your daughter and your grand babies. Watch over them in peace knowing you left an amazing legacy full of stories for years to come and you loved them more then life itself.

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