Marcello Rufrano scores win in SK Lights on Dunleavy Modifiedz Night at Stafford

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Marcello Rufrano took down the win in the 40 lap SK Lights feature on Friday night at Stafford Motor Speedway. Teddy Hodgdon took the lead early in the race with Southwick’s Geoff Nooney following for second place On lap 7, Rufrano passed Nooney for second place. Rich Hammann brought the first caution on lap 16 as he hit the wall in turn one. 

Rufrano took the lead on the restart with Hodgdon, Mikey Flynn, Bryan Narducci, and Mark Bakaj rounding out the top five  The caution returned on lap 23 for a spin by Bob Charland. The green flag came back out and one lap later fans would see the caution when Mark Bakaj collected Bryan Narducci in an accident. 

The green flag came back out. Rufrano was in the lead. Mikey Flynn moved into the second position while Hodgdon and Nooney were battling it out for third. The caution came back out on lap 27 for an incident involving, Pete Lopuch, Ray Grassetti, and Todd Douillard. 

Rufrano resumed the lead on the restart after battling side by side for a lap with Mikey Flynn. Rufrano would win his second race of the season. Mikey Flynn out of Hampden finished in second. Geoff Nooney out of Southwick finished in third. Andrew Les formerly of Palmer now living in New York, NY finished in 14th. Raymond Grassetti out of Monson finished in 18th and Todd Douillard out of Palmer finished in 25th. 

Rowan Pennink ended Keith Rocco’s six-race winning dating back to last season after winning the 40 lap SK Modified race. Matt Vassar took the lead at the start of the race. Tyler Hines took the lead from Vassar on lap 5. The first caution came out on lap 6 for a huge incident behind the leaders involving Keith Rocco, Matt Vassar, Mike Christopher, Jr, Cory DiMatteo, and Dan Wesson to bring out the caution. 

On the restart, Todd Owen and Matt Galko were side by side before Owen resumed the lead on lap 7. Joey Cipriano brought out the caution on lap 11 for a spin after making contact with Nick Salva. Salva was sent to the rear of the field for the contact. 

Todd Owen took the lead on the restart as Chase Dowling was pressuring him from second place. Dowling took the lead on lap 15 as Pennink and Owen were battling for second place. Pennink was continuing to pursue Dowling. Pennink took the lead as Ronnie Williams was starting to pursue Pennink for the lead.  The caution returned on lap 34 for a spin by Doug Meservey, Jr.  On the restart, Pennink resumed the lead. Williams tried one more time to get the lead but Pennink was strong as he would he win his first SK Modified race of the season.  

Ronne Williams was second.  Chase Dowling finished in third but failed post-race inspection for being 10 pounds underweight. Dowling would end up finishing in 13th. Keith Rocco finished in third. 

John Catania out of Agawam finished in 15th. Josh Wood out of Palmer finished in 21st. Glen Reen out of Wilbraham did not qualify for the SK Modified feature after a cut left rear tire in where he crashed at the start-finish line. 

Tom Fearn out of East Longmeadow went back-to-back in the 30 lap Late Model race. Fearn took the lead from Al Saunders on lap 15 to win his second Late Model feature of the season. Kevin Gambacorta out of Ellington, CT finished in second place. Darrell Keane out of Enfield, CT finished in third. Tyler Leary out of Hatfield finished in 8th. Joel Monahan out of Whately finished in 10th and Glen Reen out of Wilbraham finished in 14th. 

Jeremy Lavoie out of Windsor Locks, CT went back to back to win in the 20 lap Limited Late Model feature. Justin Bren out of Palmer finished in second. Ryan Fearn out of East Longmeadow finished in fourth. Duane Provost out of Palmer finished in 9th and Alexandra Fearn out of East Longmeadow finished in 11th. 

Johnny Walker out of Agawam took down his second in a row and his third win of the season in the 20 lap Street Stock race. Travis Hydar out of Woodbury, CT finished in second and Nicole Chambrello out of Kensington, CT finished in third.  Brandon Michael out of Granville finished in fourth. Mike Hopkins out of Springfield finished in 14th. 

Stafford Motor Speedway will be back in action next Friday night 

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