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Digging Deep With Denise: Visiting With Marcello Rufrano

Marcello Rufrano – We can be superstars for the night … 22-year old Marcello Rufrano was introduced to racing by his father John – owner of Wheelers Auto Service in Hampden – who has always had a passion for racing. In 2008, Keith Rocco knocked on the Wheelers Auto door looking for sponsorship and help. John […]

Digging Deep With Denise: Visiting With Ronnie Williams

Ronnie Williams – Those are the good memories Ronnie Williams of Ellington got his interest in racing from his grandfather. From a very young age Williams sat in the grandstands of Stafford Speedway cheering for his favorite Modified driver, his grandfather, Fred Peckham. Living within ear shot of Stafford Speedway, the roar of modifieds drew the Williams […]

In Memory: Short Track Racing Lost An Irreplaceable Giant In Ted Christopher

Republished from RaceDayCT from Sept. 17, 2017 When I started helping out covering auto racing at the Hartford Courant in the mid-1990’s Dave Heuschkel – then the lead reporter covering motorsports – gave me a tip. He told me if I wanted to get the best stories around the local racing scene that I needed […]

Digging Deep With Denise: Visiting With Anthony Bello

Anthony Bello – I would race every single day of the week! Anthony Bello’s interest in racing began with his father’s passion for racing. Bello, of Newtown, started his career in Go-Karts and is currently living his dream competing weekly at Stafford Speedway in an SK Modified.  With 16 starts in 2022, Bello has scored four top-five’s […]

Digging Deep With Denise: Visiting With Curt Brainard

Curt Brainard – I cannot image racing at anywhere other than Stafford! The racing roots for Curt Brainard of Canton began with his father and a passion for the sport. Brainard started his involvement in the Modifieds as a crew member on Ray Miller’s #01 NASCAR Modified team. From there he jumped behind the driver’s seat in his […]

Digging Deep With Denise: Visiting With Daniel Wesson

Editor’s Note: Denise DuPont interviewed Dan Wesson Friday before he was involved in an incident on track and ended up suspended for the remainder of the 2022 season at Stafford Speedway. Daniel Wesson – I like going fast! The racing roots for Daniel Wesson from Monson, Mass. began with a family hooked on racing from Street […]

RaceDayCT Rant: The Return Of The Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series To The Speedbowl

Today’s RaceDayCT Rant takes a look at the return of the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series event Saturday at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. Click here or the image below to listen.

RaceDayCT Rant: Shaking The Hirschman Hornet’s Nest

In today’s RaceDayCT Rant we examine The Hirschman Hornet’s Nest, that rabid group of devoted fans that are ready to take on anyone who dares even look sideways at Matt Hirschman. Click here or on the image below to listen to today’s rant.

Despicable Accusations From Matt Hirschman Camp Turning Controversy Into Bitterly Nasty Escapade 

Matt Hirschman was upset Saturday night following the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series SBM 125 at Star Speedway.  And that anger shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody.  With temperatures soaring in Epping, N.H. Saturday, Hirschman had a long and frustrating day that culminated with a pit area speeding penalty that essentially ended any hopes he […]

RaceDayCT Rant – The Disturbing Fallout From The Latest Matt Hirschman Controversy 

In today’s RaceDayCT rant we take a look at some of the fallout emanating from the Matt Hirschman controversy in Saturday’s Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series event at Star Speedway with a focus on some of the people who should know better than to feed into some of the fantasy land rhetoric. Click here or the image […]

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