NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event, Stafford Motor Speedway
Friday: 40-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified, 30-lap Late Model, 20-lap SK Light Modified, 20-lap Limited Late Model, 15-lap DARE Stock and 20-lap Legends. Grandstands open: 5:15 p.m.; Qualifying: 6:15 p.m.; Features: Immediately following qualifying.
Of note: The 12th event of the season at Stafford Motor Speedway. … Ryan Preece won the SK Modified feature in the last event at Stafford. Preece has won five of 10 SK Modified features at Stafford this year. Other winners this year include Rowan Pennink (two), Ted Christopher and rookies Chase Dowling and Ronnie Williams. … Christopher leads the SK Modified division standings by two points over Preece. Woody Pitkat is third in the standings, 42 points off the lead. … Michael Bennett won in the Late Model feature last week at Stafford, his first victory in the division since 2010. … Other winners this year include Jay Stuart (three), Jim Peterson (twice), Adam Gray (twice), JJ Hill and Tom Fearn. … Stuart holds a 24-point lead over second place Gray at the top of Late Model division standings. Peterson is third, 52 points behind.
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event, Waterford Speedbowl
Saturday: 35-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified, 30-lap Late Model. 25-lap Street Stock, 25-lap Mini Stock, 25-lap, 25-lap Legends and 25-lap New England Truck Series. Grandstands open: 3 p.m.; Qualifying: 5:30 p.m.; Features: Approximately 7 p.m.
Of note: The 18th event of the season at the shoreline oval. … Last week, Jeffrey Gallup was declared the winner of the SK Modified feature. Keith Rocco took the checkered flag but was penalized for spinning Shawn Monahan out of the lead on the last lap. It was the first career SK Modified feature win for Gallup. … Rocco has won nine of 17 SK Modified features this year at Waterford. … Other SK Modified division winners this year include Ed Puleo (twice), Kyle James (twice), Tyler Chadwick, Joey Gada and Craig Lutz. … Rocco has a 198-point advantage over second place Lutz in the SK Modified division standings at Waterford. Ed Puleo is third in the standings, 219 points off the lead. … Rocco got his ninth victory of the season in the track's Late Model last Late Model division event on July 26. The Late Model divison was off last week. Bruce Thomas Jr. (three wins), Vin Esposito (two wins) and Jason Palmer (two wins) are the division's other winners this year. … Rocco leads Thomas by 64 points in the standings. Esposito is third in the standings, 123 points outside of the lead.
Shawn Courchesne is editor/publisher of RaceDayCT.com