(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Motor Speedway returned to racing action
with a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Summer Blast-Off Fireworks program
on Friday, June 18th. Keith Rocco picked up his second conseutive and fifth
overall win of the 2010 season in the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Michael
Bennett got his first win of 2010 in the 30-lap Late Model feature, Tommy
Barrett, Jr. scored his second victory of 2010 in the 20-lap SK Light
Modified feature, Dave Yardley, III scored his first career victory in the
20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Don Wood took his second win of 2010
in 15-lap DARE Stock feature.

In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, Sean Foster found the turn 3 wall
and Dan Avery spun to bring out the yellow before a lap could be completed.
Brit Andersen led the first two laps back under green, but he surrendered
the lead to Chris Jones on lap-3.  Todd Owen moved into second behind Jones,
with Eric Berndt, Mark Bakaj, and Jeff Baral all moving by Andersen, who was
stuck in the high groove.  Keith Rocco was quickly slicing his way through
traffic and he cracked into the top-5 for the first time on lap-7.

At the front of the field, it was Jones, Owen, Berndt, Bakaj, and Rocco
running in a nose to tail 5-car breakaway pack.  The order remained the same
until lap-12 when Rocco moved by Bakaj for fourth.  Berndt moved by Owen on
lap-15, which kicked Owen to the high side and allowed Rocco to also get by
as Bakaj continued in fifth.

Andersen and Ryan Preece got his out of shape and hit the turn 2 wall with
16 laps complete to bring out a brief red flag.  Jones held off Berndt for
the lead back under green and Rocco moved by Berndt on lap-19 to take over
second.  Rocco then took two more laps before moving to the lead on lap-21.
Bakaj’s great night came to an end as he dropped off the pace an limped to
pit road on lap-25.

Rocco was slowly stretching out his lead at the front and Berndt was chasing
after Jones in second.  Berndt made the move for second on lap-27, but that
would be as close to the front of the pack as he would get as Rocco
dominated his way to his second consecutive and fifth overall victory of the
2010 season.  Rounding out the top-5 behind Rocco, Berndt, and Jones was
Owen and Jeff Baral.

In the 30-lap Late Model feature event, Scott Cook took the early lead and
led the first three laps before the caution slowed the action with 3 laps
complete.  Jim Peterson powered by Cook on the restart to take over the
lead.  Michael Bennett moved into second, Woody Pitkat took third, and Ryan
Posocco moved into fourth.  Peterson held the lead until lap-7 when Bennett
moved to the front.  As the field completed lap-7, the caution came back out
for a spin by Adam Gray.

Bennett took the lead on the restart with Posocco moving into second behind
him.  Posocco went by Bennett on lap-10 to take over the lead.  Peterson was
in third with Dillon Moltz and Corey Hutchings making up the top-5.  The
top-5 ran in line with Posocco enjoying a comfortable margin over Bennett at
the front until the caution came back out for a spin by Alan Provost in turn
Bennett powered by Posocco on the restart to take the lead back and Moltz
went from fourth to second as Posocco fell back to third place.  Keith Rocco
was fourth and Cook was back up to fifth place after having to pit earlier
for damage to his right front fender.

Posocco moved right back by Moltz to retake second and he hounded Bennett
for the lead and he made a pass for the lead on lap-21, but just as he made
the pass for the lead, the caution came out for a spin by Cook and J.J. Hill
in turn 1, which gave the lead back to Bennett for the restart.
Bennett took the lead on the restart and Moltz again took second with
Posocco third.  Bennett ran strong over the final 9 laps to score his first
win of the 2010 season ahead of Moltz and Posocco.  Keith Rocco finished
fourth with Tom Fearn rounding out the top-5.

In the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature event, Earl Pelletier took the early
lead with Harry Wheeler, Heather DesRochers, John Hanafin, and Erica Santos
behind him.  Wheeler quickly faded backwards as DesRochers moved into second
and Santos moved into third.  Tommy Barrett, Jr. started the race in 12th
and by lap-5 he was up to fourth place behind Santos while Hanafin rounded
out the top-5.

Pelletier held the lead until lap-8 when DesRochers moved to the front.
Barrett continued to pick off spots and he moved from fourth up to second
behind DesRochers by the halfway point of the feature.  The caution came out
one lap later with 11 laps on the board for a multicar spin involving Kyle
Spencer, Dylan Liseo, and Wheeler.

Barrett completed his charge to the front as he took the race lead from
DesRochers on the restart.  Once Barrett was into the lead he began to pull
away from DesRochers until the caution slowed the field with 18 laps
complete to set up a green white checkered finish.

Barrett took the lead back under green and he went unchallenged to the
checkered flag to take his second win in three races.  DesRochers finished
second with Joey Cipriano, Matt Galko, and Santos rounding out the top-5.
In the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature event, the race went green with
Duane Provost leading the first two laps before giving way to Dave Yardley,
III on lap-3.  Provost began to slide back through the field as Rob Dow,
Andrew Durand, George Nocera, Jr., and Dan Flannery all moved by Provost.
The top-5 ran in line until lap-11 when Flannery moved past Nocera.  Kevin
Gambacorta followed Flannery by Nocera while Yardley continued to lead over
Dow and Durand.  Flannery then ran Durand down and took the third position
on lap-16, but Yardley was comfortably in front of Dow at the front of the
field.  But that lead was erased with 19 laps complete as Dennis Botticello
took a hard ride into the frontstretch wall to bring the caution out and set
up a green white checkered finish.

Yardley took the lead on the restart and led the final two laps to score his
first career victory.  Dow finished second, with Flannery, Michael Wray, and
Nocera rounding out the top-5.

In the 15-lap DARE Stock feature event, Stephanie Berardi moved by Donald
Cook on the first lap and took the race lead.  Cook fell back quickly as
Andrew Hayes moved into second and Jeff Jolly into third.  Don Wood was
fourth with Josh Wood and Cory Casagrande dueling for fifth.  Jolly got
kicked to the high side and he fell back several spots.

Berardi held the lead until lap-6 when Hayes moved to the front of the pack.
But his lead was short-lived as Don Wood took the lead on the very next lap.
The cars of Berardi and Josh Wood made contact and spun into the wall coming
off turn 4 to bring the caution out with 7 laps complete.

Don Wood charged into the lead on the restart with Tommy Membrino, Jr.
getting by Cory Casagrande for second.  Jolly was now fourth with Hayes back
in fifth place.  Cory Casagrande quickly moved back by Membrino to take over
second.  The car on the move was Kyle Casagrande, who restarted in 12th on
lap-8 and he was right behind Hayes in sixth place on lap-12.  Hayes and
Casagrande would both get by Membrino and Jolly, but it was all Don Wood at
the front and he nailed down his second win of the 2010 season.  Cory
Casagrande finished second, with Hayes, Kyle Casagrande, and Membrino
rounding out the top-5.

For more information contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at
(860) 684-2783, or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.

1) Keith Rocco, Meriden
2) Eric Berndt, Cromwell
3) Chris Jones, New Milford
4) Todd Owen, Somers
5) Jeff Baral, Enfield
6) Jeff Malave, Manchester
7) Zach Sylvester, Lebanon
8) Joe Allegro, Jr., Vernon
9) Matt Gallo, Kensington
10) Curt Brainard, Canton
11) Brit Andersen, Branford
12) Ted Christopher, Plainville
13) Dan Avery, Somers
14) Michael Gervais, Jr., Southbury
15) Nichole Morgillo, Wallingford
16) John Montesanto, North Branford
17) Adam Skowyra, Brimfield, Ma
18) Vinny Anglace, Ansonia
19) Chris Jensen, Wolcott
20) Woody Pitkat, Stafford Springs
21) Josh Sylvester, Lebanon
22) Mark Bakaj, Lebanon
23) Ryan Preece, Berlin
24) Frank Ruocco, Cheshire
25) Sean Foster, Ellington
26) Tom Bolles, Ellington

1) Michael Bennett, Stafford Springs
2) Dillon Moltz, Waterford
3) Ryan Posocco, Stafford Springs
4) Keith Rocco, Meriden
5) Tom Fearn, East Longmeadow, Ma
6) Walt Wosko, Jr., West Suffield
7) Mark St. Hilaire, Berlin
8) Tracy Brouillette, Prospect
9) Adam Gray, Belchertown, Ma
10) Joe Rzeszutek, South Hadley, Ma
11) Doug Blowers, Jr., Newton Highlands, Ma
12) Scott Cook, Uncasville
13) John Kasper, Wilbraham, Ma
14) Scott Sundeen, Douglas, Ma
15) Jim Peterson, Monson, Ma
16) J.J. Hill, Stafford Springs
17) Alan Provost, Monson, Ma
18) Corey Hutchings, Salem
19) Woody Pitkat, Stafford Springs
20) Patrick Townsend, Springifeld, Ma

1) Tommy Barrett, Jr., Millis, Ma
2) Heather DesRchers, Granby, Ma
3) Joey Cipriano, III, Waterbury
4) Matt Galko, Meriden
5) Erica Santos, Franklin, Ma
6) John Hanafin, Quincy, Ma
7) David Webb, New Milford
8) Earl Pelletier, Wolcott
9) Tony Santangelo, Middlefield
10) Jay Goff, Stafford Springs
11) Dylan Liseo, East Hartford
12) Kyle Spencer, Montgomery, Ma
13) Harry Wheeler, Stafford Springs
14) Victoria Bergenty, Plainville
15) Neil Provost Jr., Union
16) Frank Cardile, Bolton
17) Ted Cain, Plymouth
18) Rick Williams, Haddam

1) Dave Yardley, III, Meriden
2) Rob Dow, Stafford Springs
3) Dan Flannery, Ellington
4) Michael Wray, Northford
5) George Nocera, Jr., Plainville
6) Shawn Thibeault, Plainville
7) Kevin Gambacorta, Ellington
8) Andrew Durand, Chicopee, Ma
9) Brian Clement, Wethersfield
10) Chris Cook, Pepperell, Ma
11) Marshall Usher, Palmer, Ma
12) Dennis Botticello, Suffield
13) Duane Provost, Indian Orchard, Ma
14) Jesse Hinze, Farmington
15) Paul Varricchio, Jr., Berlin
16) Joe Nogiec, Bristol
17) Pete Cayer, Bristol

1) Don Wood, Palmer, Ma
2) Cory Casagrande, Stafford Springs
3) Andrew Hayes, Enfield
4) Kyle Casagrande, Stafford Springs
5) Tony Membrino, Jr., Plantsville
6) Jeff Jolly, Wallingford
7) Nick Salva, Prospect
8) Stephen Daddio, Seymour
9) Cliff Saunders, Stafford
10) Vince Gambacorta, Ellington
11) Albert Saunders, Stafford
12) Donald Cook, Agawam, Ma
13) Kaitlyn Brice, Manchester
14) Jim Brice, Manchester
15) Kelsey Rottino, Willimantic
16) Josh Wood, Palmer, Ma
17) Stephanie Berardi, Broad Brook