Going Out In Style: Ronnie Williams Scores SK Modified Victory At Stafford 

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

STAFFORD – It was a relationship between driver and team that began in 2018 in championship form at Stafford Speedway and ended Friday in victory lane. 

It was announced recently that the Skowyra Family would be shutting down their SK Modified operation at Stafford. The team has fielded cars in in the SK Modified division at Stafford for driver Ronnie Williams since 2018. 

Williams won SK Modified championships in 2018 and 2019 at Stafford driving for the team. 

Williams, of Ellington, won the 40-lap SK Modified feature Friday at Stafford in the team’s final event together. 

Overall the team won 14 SK Modified events at Stafford in 89 starts since 2018, which included victories in the 2018 and 2019 editions of the NAPA SK 5K. 

Williams went from starting fifth to taking the lead from Tyler Leary on lap two and never trailed again in Friday’s feature. It was the third win of the season for Williams. 

“It was cool,” Williams said. “We had a fast race car. Can’t thank the guys enough. … “We’re going to kind of move on now. It’s awesome. I can’t thank all these guys enough for their week in and week out support and hard work. Even when I have a little mess ups here and there I know they always have my back.” 

Todd Owen of Somers was second and Bryan Narducci of Colchester third. 

Owen clinched his second consecutive SK Modified championship at Stafford on April 24. He celebrated once again Friday, turning burnouts along the frontstretch. 

“It’s just a lot to take in,” Owen said. “You fight your whole racing career just to finally get one. To back it up is just incredible. I’m just the lucky get that gets to steer the wheel. It’s all these guys over here that work their tails off for me day in and day out to do this crazy deal that we do with all these cars and all these people. Everybody works hard, everybody does their part. I’m just super fortunate to have them all around me.” 


  1. Modified fan from Enfield Jim says

    Thank you for fielding the #50 for all those years. Great success during your run. Todd Owen… your a true racer building them, racing in them, and winning in them. And now being a multi time champion 🏆 !! Congratulations to all in this post !!

  2. Congrats to Ronnie, Adam, Les and the whole #50 team. Great job. The season didn’t go your way, but at least you ended with another win. Best of luck in 2023.

  3. What happened to The Roc I thought he turned the corner? 13,26,2 & 11 to finish the season. Ronnie Williams nips Narducci and Arute for third but a lot of wrecked parts for the 50 SK and Tour Mod cars this year. I don’t not love that. A really lot of wrecked cars this year for Todd Owen, Butch Shea and the gang to fix at Chassis Pro this year. Thing is they were mostly other teams cars with Owen on a different plain driving wise. How is it possible to not wreck out or have a part failure in at least one race usually having to come from deep in the field?
    Marcello Rufrano, Bryan Narducci and David Arute in the top 5 that’s new and good to see. Still think John Rufrano splitting with KRR was not a big deal?
    All those second place finishes for Todd Owen and he makes the last two years snoozers as far as the championship battle goes at the end.
    Good luck predicting the favorites next year.

  4. Rafter fan says

    Has the 50 team announced its plans for 2023? Will it focus on Tour Mod racing (with Williams as driver)?

  5. Rafter Fan,
    No concrete plans revealed, just announced they were leaving the SK Modifieds.

  6. Hillary 2024 says

    Not every race can be full of drama. That was a snooze fest.

  7. knuckles mahoney says

    Their decision to leave the SK’s probably came when Williams said earlier this year, “Yeah the car was wrecked last week and my guys worked hard to get it fixed, and I was home watching the Red Sox”. Or something to that effect.

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