A Rap Board for Race Fans
Welcome to Race Rap! A Rap Board for Race Fans
Top News
The Plain Truth News
Dec 10, 2017 -
Today in The Plain Truth

The Plain Truth News
Dec 10, 2017 -
HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

The Plain Truth News
Dec 7, 2017 -
Remembering Pearl Harbor, 76 Years Later

Five Flags Speedway Snowball Derby News
Dec 4, 2017 - By Chuck Corder
Busch Executes Perfect Strategy to Win 50th Annual Snowball Derby for 2nd Career Title

Five Flags Speedway Snowball Derby News
Dec 4, 2017 - By Chuck Corder
Pollard, Choquette Deliver Clash for the Ages with Bubba Winning 2nd Career Snowflake 100

Five Flags Speedway Snowball Derby News
Dec 4, 2017 - By Chuck Corder
Another Derby, Another Piece of History and Hardware as Grill Handily Wins Modifieds 75 Lapper

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Dec 4, 2017 -
Stafford Speedway’s 2018 Early Buy Season Tickets Offer Big Savings

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Dec 4, 2017 -
Tyler Leary Excited About 2018 Late Model Prospects at Stafford Speedway

Southern National Motorsports Park News
Nov 27, 2017 - Andy Marquis
SNS Thanksgiving Day Race Results

Southern National Motorsports Park News
Nov 27, 2017 -
Matt McCall Wins Thanksgiving Classic

Southern National Motorsports Park News
Nov 26, 2017 -
SNS. Turkey Day Live Scoring Race Monitor

Southern National Motorsports Park News
Nov 26, 2017 - Langley Austin
Mini Tyrrell Eager to Get Back to Southern National for Thanksgiving Classic

Southern National Motorsports Park News
Nov 25, 2017 -
Thanksgiving Classic 2017 Live Scoring -ALL DIVISIONS- RACE MONITOR

Southern National Motorsports Park News
Nov 25, 2017 -
LIVE: Thanksgiving Classic Day 2

Southern National Motorsports Park News
Nov 25, 2017 -
By the Numbers: Thanksgiving Classic at Southern National

Southern National Motorsports Park News
Nov 25, 2017 -
Big names among winners of SNMP’s Thanksgiving Classic

Southern National Motorsports Park News
Nov 25, 2017 -
NEWS & NOTES: 17th Thanksgiving Classic

Southern National Motorsports Park News
Nov 25, 2017 -
Philip Morris Hopes to Remain Undefeated in Thanksgiving Classic

Southern National Motorsports Park News
Nov 25, 2017 -
Jamie York Scores First Career Win in Opening Night at the Thanksgiving Classic

The Plain Truth News
Nov 23, 2017 -
Thanksgiving Day: Pilgrims were a surprisingly worldly, tolerant lot

The Plain Truth News
Nov 23, 2017 -
EARLY COMMUNISM: AS MUCH A FAILURE THEN AS NOW

The Plain Truth News
Nov 23, 2017 -
The Real Story of Thanksgiving

The Plain Truth News
Nov 23, 2017 -
In Today's Edition of - The Plain Truth -Thanksgiving Edition

Motor Mile Speedway News
Nov 19, 2017 -
Motor Mile Ends NASCAR racing

Langley Speedway News
Nov 18, 2017 -
Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway Releases 2018 Racing Schedule

Nascar Camping World Series News
Nov 18, 2017 -
Timothy Peters to close out Truck Series season for Young’s Motorsports

Waterford Speedbowl News
Nov 18, 2017 -
New London Waterford Speedbowl announces Opening Dates for the 2018 Season

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Nov 18, 2017 -
Keith Rocco, Glen Reen, Cory DiMatteo, Duane Provost, & Johnny Walker Honored As 2017 Stafford Speedway Track Champions

Myrtle Beach Speedway News
Nov 12, 2017 -
Driver dies following crash at Myrtle Beach Speedway, cause of death ruled natural

Myrtle Beach Speedway News
Nov 12, 2017 -
Local racecar driver Jackie Ward died after a crash in Turn 1 during

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Nov 12, 2017 - Scott Running
Over $48,000 in Contingency Awarded to Stafford Competitors In 2017

OTHER News
Nov 12, 2017 - Lance Jennings
RICK GOUDY NAMED GRAND MARSHAL OF THE TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX

OTHER News
Nov 12, 2017 - GeneOstrowski
Jeff Ackerman Takes First Evergreen Victories in Season Finale


Please patronize our sponsors!
Advertise on RaceRap


Tamco Paint.Com NOW ONLINE

Legend
  7:57am   Past Hour
  6:57am   1-4 hrs old
  3:57am   4-12 hrs
  7:57pm   12-24 hrs
  7:57am   Over 24 hrs
     Registered Key
     Referred Key
RaceRap News & Messageboard  Page topnews: Viewing Top News Article
   Viewing Top News Article
Stafford Motor Speedway

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Dave Sapienza Looking to Continue Wave of Momentum in Stafford 150
Jul 21, 2017 - updated Jul 21st, 2017 4:36am
Web posted by Scott Running

--

(Stafford Springs, CT)---When the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour rolls into Stafford Speedway on August 4th for the Stafford 150, Dave Sapienza, driver of the #36 SAP Enterprises Chevrolet, will be looking to continue to ride the wave of positive momentum he and his team have been on.  After only scoring one top-10 finish in the first five races of the season, Sapienza has recorded back to back podium finishes with a 2nd place effort at his home track of Riverhead and then a 3rd place finish at New Hampshire. 

“My crew chief Tommy Grasso and I had a talk the other day to see how things were going and he was thrilled with how well we ran at New Hampshire and he felt really good about how we are going to run at Stafford,” said Sapienza.  “Coming off a second and a third, we have a lot of confidence and momentum behind us.  There’s not really much that I worry about at Stafford, just myself as the driver.  Stafford is a track that I haven’t been able to tame just yet.  We’ve had a few good runs there, but we’ve also had some horrible races there.  Once we can get Stafford figured out, I’ll be ecstatic.”

In 9 career NWMT starts at Stafford, Sapienza has only one top-10 finish and an average finish of 16.8. Sapienza’s lone Stafford top-10 finish came in this year’s NAPA Spring Sizzler back in April and Sapienza will be bringing a new car to the Connecticut half-mile for the Stafford 150.

“We’re bringing a new TA2 car to Stafford and we feel like we’re going to be better than we’ve ever been at Stafford,” said Sapienza.  “When I got out of the car after the Sizzler, Tommy said to me ‘That’s like a win for us here.’  That was the first time I used the new TA2 car and we really didn’t have a notebook to work off of like we have with our TA1 car.  We’ve run the TA2 car three times now and it’s very easy to dial the car in and to dial the car out.  I’m still learning the car and getting comfortable with it.  We ran the car at Riverhead and we came out of there with a great run and it gave us a lot of information on how that car will react on a short track.  It’s the same car that Ryan Preece runs and they’re killing everyone so we feel like we’re going to be at our best running the new car.  I’m staring to get a good feel for the car and I think that’s the reason for our improvement.”

There have been several rule changes made to the Stafford 150 race format that Sapienza feels might also play to his favor.  Instead of each car taking two laps for time trials, the cars will be put into groups and each group will have 5 minutes to turn as many laps as they wish with the fastest lap serving as their qualifying time.  A second change has to do with pit stops.  For the Stafford 150, cars can only change one tire per stop.

“I’ve never been real good at time trials so I think the group qualifying they’re putting in for the Stafford race will be a benefit for me,” said Sapienza.  “It usually takes me a couple of laps to get adjusted and we’ve benefitted from the group qualifying already this season the couple of times we’ve run that.  I think my best start at Stafford has been around 13th or 14th so if we could get a good top-10 or even a top-5 starting spot, we’d be really happy with that.  Also the new rule with one tire per pit stop will help us because we’ve done some short pitting at some previous races and that has really helped us out so I’m going to leave the tire strategy up to Tommy.”

Sapienza will also be leaning on his experience in the past two NWMT races of running among the front runners.

“Going to Stafford, I’m really looking forward to it because of the experience we have the past couple weeks running with the guys up front.  We’re on a roll right now and we’re praying we can keep it going because we’ve had some really bad luck and we’re hoping our bad days are behind us.  I think having a lot more confidence in the car and my crew chief will help us maintain our momentum.”

Tickets for the August 4 Stafford 150 are available and on sale now at the Stafford Speedway Box Office.  Tickets are priced at $35.00 for adult general admission tickets, $5.00 for children ages 6-14, and children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult.  Reserved seat tickets are $37.00 for all ages.  All ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax.  Stafford Motor Speedway offers plenty of free parking along with overnight parking available for self contained Recreational Vehicles.  Stafford’s five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions will join the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour cars in feature action.

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


Home  |  Contact

(c) Copyright 2017 RaceRap, LLC

[ Go To Top of Page ]

Tracksdie Weather


Driver Web Sites - Click Here

Advertisers







Tracks

Click Here for entire list of tracks and series

RaceRap News & Photo Page
RaceRap News & Photo Page

Dillon Motor Speedway
Dillon Motor Speedway

Caraway Speedway
Caraway Speedway

Hickory Motor Speedway
Hickory Motor Speedway

Driver & Team Press Releases
Driver & Team Press Releases

Florence Motor Speedway
Florence Motor Speedway

Coastal Plains Raceway Park
Coastal Plains Raceway Park

Richmond International Raceway
Richmond International Raceway

Myrtle Beach Speedway
Myrtle Beach Speedway

Southside Speedway
Southside Speedway

Southern National Motorsports Park
Southern National Motorsports Park

Mountain View Speedway
Mountain View Speedway

Editorial

Lonesome Pine Raceway
Lonesome Pine Raceway

ACE Speedway
ACE Speedway

Wake County Speedway
Wake County Speedway

Carteret County Speedway
Carteret County Speedway



Series

Click Here for entire list of tracks and series

Pass Series Racing
Pass Series Racing

UARA Series
UARA Series

MiniStock Mayhem Series
MiniStock Mayhem Series

South East Limited Late Models Series
South East Limited Late Models Series


RaceRap, LLC

RaceRap