Digging Deeper With Denise: Visiting With Dylan Kopec

Dylan Kopec has been behind the wheel since he was 6 years old. He started his racing career in Go-Karts like many other drivers and worked his way up to a Modified where his passion lies. So far in 2023 Kopec has 12 starts in the family-owned No. 16 SK Modified at Stafford Speedway. Kopec […]

Digging Deep With Denise: Visiting With Ryan Preece

LOUDON, N.H. – This weekend NASCAR heads to New England for the New England Racing Fuels Dirt Duels, the Xfinity Series Ambetter Health 200, the Whelen Modified Tour Mohegan Sun 100 and the Cup Series Crayon 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Berlin native Ryan Preece returns to the track bringing with him a lot […]

Digging Deep With Denise: Visiting With Eric Goodale

Continuing to Have Fun: Eric Goodale Modified Driver Eric Goodale of Riverhead, N.Y., started his 2021 NASCAR Whelen Modfied Tour season with a win at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. In 2022 Goodale won the Sunoco World Series 150 at Thompson Speedway.  The 2023 season finds Goodale and his wife, Amanda, busy with their boys and involved in multiple […]

Digging Deep With Denise: Visiting With Glen Reen

Race And Have Fun: Glen Reen Open Modified Driver Glen Reen began racing Quarter Midgets at the age of five and has raced anything with wheels on it since then. Previously he ran at Stafford Speedway full-time in the SK Modified division for car owner Dan Avery. Reen has spent the last two years away from Stafford. […]

Digging Deep With Denise: Visiting With David Arute

There Is No Place Like Home: David Arute SK Modified Driver When you are born into a racing family it is inevitable that you would be involved in racing in some capacity. David Arute is the youngest son of track owners Mark and Lisa Arute.  David is currently the general manager at Stafford Speedway. In addition […]

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 […]

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 […]

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