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 events.

Of note: The 15th event of the season at Stafford Motor Speedway. … Last week, Rowan Pennink won for the fourth time in the past six events in the SK Modified division. … Ryan Preece has won five of the 13 SK Modified features at the track this year. … Other winners this year include Keith Rocco, Ted Christopher and rookies Chase Dowling and Ronnie Williams. … Preece leads the SK Modified division standings by 16 points over Christopher. Woody Pitkat is third, 50 points behind. … Josh Wood won for the first time in the Late Model feature last week at Stafford. … Other winners this year include Adam Gray (three), Jay Stuart (three), Michael Bennett (twice), Jim Peterson (twice), JJ Hill, and Tom Fearn. … Gray holds a 20-point lead over Stuart at the top of Late Model division standings. Peterson is third, 36 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 SK Light Modified and 25-lap NEMA Lite. Grandstands open: 3 p.m.; Qualifying: 5 p.m.; Features: Approximately 6:30 p.m.

Of note: The 21st event of the season at the shoreline oval. … Last week, Tyler Chadwick inherited the lead with 31 laps remaining and won his first Budweiser SK Modified Nationals 150 at Waterford. …. Keith Rocco has won 10 of the 20 SK Modified events at Waterford this year. … Other SK Modified division winners this year include Chadwick (two), Ed Puleo (twice), Kyle James (twice), Rob Janovic Jr., Joey Gada, Jeffrey Gallup and Craig Lutz. … Rocco has a 227-point advantage over Lutz in the SK Modified division standings at Waterford. Puleo is third, 248 points off the lead. … Rocco won for the 11th time this season in last week's Late Model feature. … Other Late Model division winners this year include Bruce Thomas Jr. (three), Vin Esposito (two) and Jason Palmer (two). Rocco leads Thomas by 71 points in the standings. Esposito is third, 143 points off the lead.

Shawn Courchesne is editor/publisher of RaceDayCT.com.