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Stafford Motor Speedway

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Apr 25, 2010 - updated Apr 25th, 2010 9:16am
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(Stafford Springs, CT)---Stafford Motor Speedway’s 2010 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season kicked off with its first three feature events of the new year during Saturday’s CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler Weekend.

Ted Cain went home a first time winner in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Kevin Gambacorta outlasted defending track champion Andrew Durand to take the first Limited Late Model victory of the season, and Tony Membrino, Jr. wired the field to take the checkered flag in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature event.

In the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature event, the field completed one lap before the caution flag came out for a spin by Kyle Spencer. Ted Cain took the lead ahead of Tony Santangelo and Frank Cardile as the race went back to green. Cardile quickly worked his way by Santangelo to take over second place. David Webb settled into fourth place behind Santangelo with Matt Galko moving from 12th up to 5th in the first several laps of the race. Webb moved by Santangelo on lap-11 for third place and the caution came back out one lap later for a spin by Joey Cipriano in turn 4. Cardile moved to the lead on the restart with Webb moving into second. Cain fell back to third place, with John Hanafin moving into fourth and Galko continuing to run in the fifth position.

Spencer and Cipriano went around in turn 4 with 14 laps on the scoreboard to bring the yellow flag back out and slow the action. Cardile maintained the lead back under green with Webb right on his bumper. Webb made his move for the lead on lap-18 and was stretching out his lead when the caution came out on lap-19, setting up a green white checkered finish.

Webb missed a shift on the restart, allowing Cain to move to the race lead. Cardile was second and Webb fell back to third, but Webb was able to get back by Cardile as the field came to the white flag. Webb closed in on Cain’s bumper as they came off turn 4 to the checkered flag, but ran out of room as Cain beat Webb to the start/finish line by a nose to take down his first career victory in the SK Light Modified division at Stafford. Rounding out the top-5 behind Cain and Webb was Erica Santos, Hanafin, and Galko.

In the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature event, before the field could complete the first lap, the caution came out for a multi-car spin in turn 4 involving Paul Varricchio, Jr., Joe Nogiec, and Dan Flannery. Andrew Durand took the lead at the green, but he was quickly overtaken by Kevin Gambacorta for the race lead. Rob Dow moved into third, with Mike Wray fourth and George Nocera, Jr. in fifth.

The race would run from green to checkered with Gambacorta proving to be too much for Durand to overtake and he took down the first Limited Late Model feature victory of the 2010 season. Rounding out the top-5 behind Gambacorta and Durand was Dow, Wray, and Nocera, Jr.

In the 15-lap DARE Stock feature event, the race belonged to Tony Membrino, Jr. Membrino took the lead at the drop of the green flag and he led all 15 laps to take the checkered flag. Membrino had to hold off a hard charge from defending DARE Stock champion Don Wood in the closing laps to come home the winner. Jeff Jolly finished third, with Kyle Casagrande fourth and Albert Saunders fifth.

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) Ted Cain, Plymouth
2) David Webb, New Milford
3) Erica Santos, Franklin, Ma
4) John Hanafin, Quincy, Ma
5) Matt Galko, Meriden
6) Frank Cardile, Bolton
7) Joey Cipriano, III, Waterbury
8) Chad Trombley, Bethany
9) Shayne Prucker, Stafford Springs
10) Earl Pelletier, Wolcott
11) Victoria Bergenty, Plainville
12) Paul Colla, Jr., Portland
13) Jay Goff, Stafford Springs
14) Stephen Greer, Harwinton
15) Harry Wheeler, Stafford Springs
16) Rick Williams, Haddam
17) Josh White, Ellington
18) Zach Aszklar, Wallingford
19) Rick Burwood, Enfield
20) Tommy Membrino, Jr., Prospect
21) Lauren Cooper, Southbury
22) Heather DesRochers, Granby, Ma
23) Kyle Spencer, Montgomery, Ma
24) Tony Santangelo, Middlefield

1) Kevin Gambacorta, Ellington
2) Andrew Durand, Chicopee, Ma
3) Rob Dow, Stafford Springs
4) Mike Wray, Northford
5) George Nocera, Jr., Plainville
6) Dave Yardley, III, Meriden
7) Shawn Thibeault, Plainville
8) Carla Botticello, Manchester
9) Jesse Hinze, Farmington
10) Joe Nogiec, Bristol
11) Duane Provost, Indian Orchard, Ma
12) Marshall Usher, Palmer, Ma
13) Dan Flannery, Ellington
14) Paul Varricchio, Jr., Berlin

1) Tony Membrino, Jr., Plantsville
2) Don Wood, Palmer, Ma
3) Jeff Jolly, Wallingford
4) Kyle Casagrande, Stafford Springs
5) Albert Saunders, Stafford
6) Nicholas Salva, Prospect
7) Stephanie Berardi, Broad Brook
8) Cliff Saunders, Stafford
9) Andrew Hayes, Enfield
10) Vince Gambacorta, Ellington
11) Jim Brice, Manchester
12) Donald Cook, Agawam, Ma
13) James Carroll, West Hartford
14) Josh Wood, Palmer, Ma
15) Donovin Secore, Vernon
16) Cory Casagrande, Stafford Springs
17) William Lami, Cheshire
18) Kelsey Rottino, Willimantic
19) Kaitlyn Brice, Manchester
Starting Lineup
Tech-Net Spring Sizzler pres. by CARQUEST
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Stafford Motor Speedway April 25, 2010

1. 4 Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass. "Mystic Missile" Dodge 17.965
2. 0 Doug Coby, Milford, Conn. Cliff Nelson/Earle's Asphalt Chevrolet
18.155 99.146
3. 99 Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J. Supreme Manufacturing Chevrolet 18.122
4. 14 Jimmy Blewett, Howell, N.J. Ling Trucking/Atlantic Sprinkler
Chevrolet 18.119 99.343
5. 6 Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn. TS Haulers/Hoosier Tire of Calverton
Chevrolet 18.108 99.404
6. 54 Eric Berndt, Cromwell, Conn. North End Auto Parts Chevrolet 18.125
7. 46 George Brunnhoelzl, III, W. Babylon, N.Y. Cape Cod Aggregates/J&R
Pre-Cast Chevrolet 18.100 99.448
8. 98 Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, N.Y. Mohawk N.E./Original Pizza Logs
Chevrolet 18.075 99.585
9. 36 Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn. Al-Lee Installations Chevrolet
18.108 99.404
10. 93 Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa. Monk Mechanics Hand Cleaner
Chevrolet 18.009 99.950
11. 76 Eric Beers, Northampton, Pa. Horwith Freightliner Chevrolet 18.214
12. 2 Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn. Wisk/Snuggle Ford 18.218 98.803
13. 52 Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon, Conn. Furnace & Duct Supply Chevrolet
18.246 98.652
14. 3 Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn. Davidson Co./Reynold's Auto Wrkg.
Chevrolet 18.254 98.609
15. 39 Richie Pallai, Jr., Yorktown Heights, N.Y. * Bosch Spark Plugs
Chevrolet 18.255 98.603
16. 51 Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y. * M3 Technology Chevrolet
17. 70 Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H. Stuart's Auto/Rockingham Boats Chevrolet
18.268 98.533
18. 16 Mike Stefanik, Coventry, R.I. Diversified Metals/R.B. Enterprises
Pontiac 18.281 98.463
19. 59 Chuck Hossfeld, Ransomville, N.Y. Ed Bennett Properties Chevrolet
18.306 98.328
20. 05 Joe Hartmann, Calverton, N.Y. Charlie's Quality Collision
18.317 98.269
21. 50 Kevin Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y. Riverhead Building Supply Chevrolet
18.331 98.194
22. 79 James Civali, Meriden, Conn. Hill Enterprises/Coors Light Pontiac
18.335 98.173
23. 1 Rob Summers, Vernon, Conn. Frasco Fuel Oil Chevrolet 18.336
24. 28 Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn. Ramar-Hall/TSI Harley-Davidson
Chevrolet 18.343 98.130
25. 29 Kenny Horton, Guilford, Conn. Pasquariello Electric Chevrolet
26. 10 Ed Flemke, Jr., Southington, Conn. Ron Bouchard's Auto Stores
Chevrolet 18.377 97.949
27. 90 Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury, Conn. Union Insurance Group/SFI Chevrolet
18.392 97.869
28. 8 Glenn Tyler, Hampton Bays, N.Y. Sypher Construction Chevrolet
29. 58 Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y. + Perimeters for the Home Chevrolet
18.439 97.619
30. 17 Glen Reen, Wilbraham, Mass. + Skinner Excav./Alloy Wheel Repair
Chevrolet 18.446 97.582
31. 18 Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y. + Buoy One Seafood Chevrolet 18.921
32. 33 Wade Cole, Riverton, Conn. + Perf. Engines/Kendall Oil/Ryan's Oil
Chevrolet 18.740 96.051
33. 68 Johnny Bush, Huntington Station, N.Y. + J.B. Stone Setters Chevrolet
18.822 95.633

* Sunoco Rookie of the Year Contender
+ Provisional Starter
Did Not Qualify: Danny Knoll Jr., Jake Marosz, Gary McDonald
NOTE: Top 10 qualifiers redrew for starting position

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