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STAFFORD SPEEDWAY NAPA AUTO PARTS SPRING SIZZLER 200 ENTRY LIST April 29th

 

Nbr Driver Owner Car Crew Chief Sponsor
1 01   Melissa Fifield   Kenneth Fifield Chevrolet   Chad Dow   Eastern Propane & Oil
2 1   Jimmy Blewett   Eddie Harvey Chevrolet   Eddie Harvey   Dunleavy Truck & Trailer
3 2   Doug Coby   Mike Smeriglio III Chevrolet   Phil Moran   Mayhew / Dunleavy’s / AJ Romano;s Const.
4 3   Rowan Pennink   Jan Boehler Chevrolet   Greg Fournier   Cape Cod Copper / Mosquito Free / USNE
5 6   Ryan Preece   Ed Partridge Chevrolet   Jeff Preece   TS Hauler
6 7   Jon McKennedy   Tommy Baldwin Chevrolet   Tommy Baldwin   Accell Construction Inc.
7 07   Patrick Emerling   Jennifer Emerling Chevrolet   Jan Leaty   Buffalo Auto Auction
8 14   Blake Barney   Richard Barney Chevrolet   Robert Barney   Atlantic Sprinkler
9 15   Chase Dowling   Rob Fuller Chevrolet   Steven Kopuk   15-40 Connection
10 16   Timmy Solomito   Eric Sanderson Ford   Stanley Szaban   Starrett
11 18   Ken Heagy   Robert Pollifrone Chevrolet   Desmond Gorman   Buoy One Seafood
12 20   Max Zachem   Ken Zachem Chevrolet   Ken Zachem   MP2 Motorsports / Lu-Mac’s
13 21   Ronnie Williams   Joseph Bertuccio Chevrolet   Michael Bologna   Empower Financial / Gershow Recycling
14 22   Kyle Bonsignore   Kyle Bonsignore Chevrolet   Bobby Foley   Chalew Performance
15 23   Joe DeGracia   Paul Degracia Chevrolet   Jimmy Zacharias   PJ DeGracia Contracting
16 24   Andrew Krause   Diane Krause Toyota   John Cooke   Supreme Manufacturing
17 25   Calvin Carroll   Joe Carroll Chevrolet   Stash Butova   Power With Prestige / Cruising With Betty
18 26   Gary McDonald   Sean McDonald Chevrolet   Chad McDonald   Lakeland Landscapin Supply / TRC Electric
19 33   Wade Cole   Wade Cole Chevrolet   Richard Rodenbaugh   Performance Engines / Kendal Oil
20 36   Dave Sapienza   Judy Thilberg Chevrolet   Tommy Grasso   Sapienza Enterprises
21 38   Manny Dias   Linda Rodebaugh Chevrolet   Robert Bourne   Performance Engines / Kendal Oil
22 44   Bobby Santos III   Sully Tinio Chevrolet   Bob Santos   Sully Tinio / Olivas Market
23 46   Craig Lutz   Russell Goodale Chevrolet   Douglas Ogiejko   Riverhead Building Supply
24 51   Justin Bonsignore   Kenneth Massa Chevrolet   Ryan Stone   Phoenix Communications Inc.
25 54   Tommy Catalano   David Catalano Chevrolet   David Catalano   Catalano Motorsports
26 58   Eric Goodale   Edgar Goodale Chevrolet   Jason Shephard   GAF Roofing
27 63   Austin Pickens   Steve Pickens Chevrolet   Jeff Dominck   Site One Greenbrier
28 64   Rob Summers   Mike Murphy Chevrolet   Steve Lemay   Hoosier Tire East / FastTrack Electrical
29 66   Shawn Solomito   Jerry Solomito Chevrolet   TBA   Triple A Consultant / Natural Design Concepts
30 75   Chris Pasteryak   Charles Pasteryak Chevrolet   Nick Walsh   Dawley’s Collision & Custom
31 77   Gary Putnam   Mike Curb Chevrolet   Teddy Musgrave Jr.   Curb Records
32 78   Walter Sutcliffe, Jr.   Steven Sutcliffe Chevrolet   Kevin Anderson   Last Minute Racing
33 82   Woody Pitkat   Pamela Hulse Chevrolet   Jarod Zeltmann   Horton Ave. Materials
34 85   Ron Silk   Kevin Stuart Chevrolet   Kenny Stuart   Stuart’s Automotive
35 89   Matt Swanson   John Swanson Ford   John Swanson   Starrett
#24 Andrew Krause has withdrawn

 

PIT BOX: Justin Bonsignore Looks To Continue Sizzling Start

Photo Michael Jaworecki Myracenews

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Points Leader Looks For First Stafford Win

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour roll into Stafford Motor Speedway for the 47th Annual Spring Sizzler at the historic Connecticut oval Sunday. And we’ll have a new winner in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East this weekend, as the series heads to Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway for a Saturday night showcase.

NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR at STAFFORD

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

Justin Bonsignore and Jon McKennedy have shown, in the first two races of the season, they’re championship contenders after offseason changes. Now the tour heads to Stafford, and a host of drivers are looking to join the fray.

Bonsignore took advantage of a late-race fuel miscue by McKennedy to score the win at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. He’ll take the points lead to Stafford, where he has just 10 top fives in 31 races there and yet to win.

Among the drivers looking for a breakthrough: Craig Lutz and Chase Dowling each opened the season with back-to-back top 10s and sit just eight poins behind Bonsingore.

Doug Coby leads active drivers with 10 tour wins in 51 races at Stafford, and will look to get his season back on track in his chase for a sixth NASCAR title. Defending Sizzler winner Ryan Preece has seven wins and is coming off an impressive victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway last weekend.

RACING-REFERENCE: Previous Whelen Modified Tour races at Stafford | Whelen Modified Tour drivers’ career stats at Stafford

Bobby Santos III is the last driver to win back-to-back Spring Sizzlers (2013 and 2014).

RACE FACTS

RACE NAPA AUTO PARTS SPRING SIZZLER 200
PLACE Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway
DATE Sunday, April 29
TIME 3:15 p.m. ET (approx.)
TRACK LAYOUT Half-mile oval
2017 WINNER Ryan Preece
2017 POLE Doug Coby
EVENT SCHEDULE Saturday— Garage opens: 8:15 a.m. ET; Practice: 11-11:45 a.m.; Final Practice: 12:20-1 p.m.; Group qualifying: 2:30 p.m.

Sunday — Garage opens: 9:30 a.m.; Driver autograph session (on track): 11-11:50 a.m.; NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler 200: 3:15 p.m. (approx.)

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CREW CHIEF HANDOUT: The maximum starting field is 33 cars, including provisionals.

Qualifying groups will be determined by each vehicle’s overall fastest single lap from the official practice sessions.

The first 27 cars will secure starting positions based on group qualifying session. The remaining six spots will be awarded through the provisional process.

Each group qualifying session will be five (5) minutes in duration and the fastest single lap speed of each vehicle will determine starting positions 1st through 27th. Adjustments or repairs may not be made on a vehicle after the vehicle enters the track to begin the qualifying session. Vehicles may not
return to the track or make any further qualifying laps unless directed to do so by a NASCAR Official or in the event of a caution. If a vehicle returns to pit road, the vehicle’s qualifying attempt is complete.

The NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler 200 will be 200 laps (100 miles). Maximum of three (3) crew members permitted over the wall at any time during the event. Teams may only change one (1) tire on a single pit stop. Teams will be permitted to swap/move tire locations.

The maximum tire allotment available for this event is eleven (11) tires per team. Four (4) tires used for qualifying must be used to begin the race. The tire change rule is four (4) tires, any position.

‘May Meltdown’ Gets the Green Flag Saturday, May 12

Bill Taylor Photo

OSWEGO, NY (April 23, 2018) – The weather has taken a turn for the better and the northeast Small Block Supermodified lid lifter is on as scheduled as the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series 30-lap ‘May Meltdown’ Spring Championship event is set to take the green flag at the Evans Mills Speedway on Saturday, May 12.

Several Oswego Speedway regulars have already confirmed as entries into the $600 to win contest which will mark the first event under the lights in the history of the tour as the Evans Mills Speedway moves to Saturday night racing in 2018.

“We are looking forward to a strong field of cars to help kickoff the new era of Saturday night racing at the Evans Mills Speedway,” commented series promoter Camden Proud. “We expect about fifteen to seventeen cars for the event which is a number both Vern (LaFave), Mike (Bruce), and myself are very happy about. That’s pretty much a full field at Evans Mills. We appreciate everyone getting their cars together early to support this event.”

The Oswego Speedway season doesn’t begin until two weeks later when the Small Blocks will contest in a 35-lap Tony White Memorial main event on Saturday, May 26, but several drivers are already set to go in support of the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series.

Competitors that have already verified their intent to compete with the tour in its Evans Mills Opener include returning campaigner Anthony Losurdo in the debut of his brand new No. 1 FFB Chassis. Losurdo will drive for Missile Motorsports this season and is the youngest feature winner in Oswego Speedway’s rich history.

Veteran James Babcock will return to driving duties at Evans Mills this year after putting series president Mike Bruce in his No. 15 for last September’s Fall Brawl while Bruce, a former Evans Mills winner, will be back in his own No. 22 machine.

Oswego Rookie of the Year contenders Joshua Sokolic and Stephen Flack have each expressed interest in the Evans Mills event, as has another returning driver; 2011 Oswego SBS Rookie of the Year David LaTulip.

North Country campaigners Cameron Black in the No. 23 and Jesse Bearup in the Route 37 Building Supply car are each expected to join the fray as these two drivers will each make the short trip to one of their hometown tracks.

Tim Proud will again hop behind the wheel of the Step One Creative No. 54 Small Block driven on a regular basis by his son as Proud aims to be a threat for victory once again at Evans Mills.

Back to back Oswego champion and winner of last year’s 50-lap event at Evans Mills, Dave Cliff has confirmed that he intends to be in the field once again with the Barbeau Racing No. 50 come May 12.

Brad Haynes will be back in his family owned No. 86 Hedger Chassis for the May Meltdown after a promising fifth place run last fall while Ron Pratt will drive his No. 88 which was purchased from Haynes Racing just two seasons ago.

A bit of a driving shakeup has occurred at G.O. Premiere Motorsports as Flack will move to the No. 32, which is the former Alex McRae 14, while the No. 90 driven regularly by Greg O’Connor will remain in the shop prior to the Oswego Opener. O’Connor will instead pilot the No. 89 machine driven last season by ‘17 Oswego Rookie of the Year Tony Pisa.

Barry Kingsley won a heat race last September at Evans Mills and is always quick at the Jefferson County oval. The Oswego Speedway veteran and former feature winner will be back with his beautiful No. 91 Hedger Chassis.


Track owner and promoter Vern LaFave is a former Supermodified driver and he will once again bring out his older style No. 97 Small Block Super to compete with the field as well. LaFave also runs in the Modified and Legend divisions weekly at the ‘Mills’ while also fulfilling his commitments as promoter.

There are several other teams that have expressed interest in the May Meltdown, but those drivers have yet to confirm their plans to race with series management.

All 2018 Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series teams are reminded that the 2018-2019 Oswego Speedway rulebook will be strictly enforced on the tour for all events with an exception being made regarding the tire rule on May 12.

Teams may use any leftover Pathfinder Bank SBS legal tire from last year’s Oswego rulebook during the ‘May Meltdown’ event at Evans Mills, but following the series opener, all tires used on cars in the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series must be the 2018-2019 10” 1057 compound. The Oswego Speedway rulebook will be strictly enforced in its entirety at all series events and Oswego tech, officials, and safety personnel will be present.

Evans Mills Speedway gates are set to open on 3:30pm on Saturday, May 12 before hot laps take to the track at 4:30pm. Racing will get the green promptly at 6pm. Joining the Small Block Supers on the race card will be the Mills Modifieds, Legends, Bandoleros, Thunder Stocks, and the Sport Compact division. More information is posted at EvansMillsSpeedway.com or you can call the track at (315)-221-9180.

For the latest updates and information on the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series, be sure to visit online at LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @LHLSBSupers or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/LighthouseLanesSBS.