Friday: NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event: Stafford Motor Speedway
Schedule: 40-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified, 60-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; Features: Immediately following qualifying.
Of note: The 10th event of the season at Stafford Motor Speedway. … Stafford will be hosting its first Facebook Friday. Fans who show from their cell phones that they've shared the track's July 25th event page or Aug. 1 event page on their own Facebook page will receive $3 off a general admission ticket. Also, any fans who follow the Stafford Speedway Twitter page and who use the hashtags "StaffordSK5K" or "StaffordFBF" in a tweet including @staffordspeedwy by Friday will be entered to win two tickets to the Aug. 29 Valenti Modified Racing Series event at Stafford. … Last week, Rowan Pennink was victorious in the track's inaugural NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K. It was the first victory of the season at Stafford for Pennink, who had not recorded a top 10 finish in his first five starts of the season before last week. … Ryan Preece has won four of the eight SK Modified events run this season at Stafford. Other winners include Ted Christopher and rookies Chase Dowling and Ronnie Williams. … Christopher leads the SK Modified division standings by 28 points over Preece. Woody Pitkat is third, 50 points off the lead. … Jay Stuart won for the third time this season in the Late Model division last week. In eight events this season, Stuart has finished in the top three seven times and finished fourth in the only other event. ... Other winners in the division this year include Adam Gray (twice), JJ Hill, Jim Peterson and Tom Fearn. … Stuart holds a 38-point lead over second-place Gray at the top of Late Model division standings. Peterson is third, 58 points behind.
Saturday: NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event, Waterford Speedbowl
Schedule: 40-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 Pro Four Modified. Grandstands open: 3 p.m.; Qualifying: 5:30 p.m.; Features: Approximately 7 p.m.
Of note: The 16th event of the season at the shoreline oval. … Last week, Keith Rocco won for the eighth time in 15 SK Modified events at the track this season and in the process, tied Dennis Gada at the top of the track's all-time win list for the division with 62 career victories. … Other SK Modified division winners this year include Ed Puleo (twice), Kyle James (twice), Tyler Chadwick, Joey Gada and Craig Lutz. … Rocco has a 193-point advantage over second-place Lutz in the SK Modified division standings at Waterford. Rob Janovic Jr. is third in the standings, 198 points off the lead. … Rocco also got his eighth victory of the season in the track's Late Model division 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 37 points in the standings. Esposito is third in the standings, 117 points off the lead.
Shawn Courchesne is editor/publisher of RaceDayCT.com