A Rap Board for Race Fans
Welcome to Race Rap! A Rap Board for Race Fans
Top News
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series News
Sep 23, 2017 - MRN
LIVE :: Valley Star Credit Union 300 RaceDay at Martinsville Speedway

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series News
Sep 23, 2017 -
VIDEO: Recap- Fri LMSC Practice – Martinsville

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series News
Sep 23, 2017 -
Martinsville Speedway set to hold first race under the lights--VIDEO

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series News
Sep 23, 2017 -
ValleyStar Credit Union 300 Late Model Stock

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series News
Sep 23, 2017 - Race 22
VETERANS LEAD THE WAY IN PRACTICE AT MARTINSVILLE

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series News
Sep 23, 2017 -
VALLEYSTAR CREDIT UNION 300

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series News
Sep 23, 2017 -
LMSC drivers rave after six hours under Martinsville Speedway’s new LED lights

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series News
Sep 23, 2017 -
MORRIS FASTEST IN PRACTICE at MARTINSVILLE

OTHER News
Sep 20, 2017 - By: Gene Ostrowski
Evergreen’s “King of the Green” to Pay $4,000 to Tour Type Modified Winner

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Series News
Sep 19, 2017 -
Some of NASCAR’s biggest names shared their thoughts on driver killed in plane crash

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Series News
Sep 19, 2017 -
NASCAR driver Ted Christopher Remembered-VIDEO

The Plain Truth News
Sep 18, 2017 -
HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Driver & Team Press Releases News
Sep 18, 2017 - Andy Marquis
Haley Moody Looking for More in Second Martinsville Appearance

Hickory Motor Speedway News
Sep 18, 2017 -
“Watson Flexes Muscle On Championship Night”

Virginia Motor Speedway News
Sep 18, 2017 - Dave Seay
Ross Bailes Holds off Late Charge by Chris Ferguson for $20,000 FASTRAK World Championship Victory

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Sep 17, 2017 - Scott Running
Galko, Bennett, Gonyaw, Provost, & Chambrello Score 5-Star Series Feature Wins at Stafford Speedway

Obituary Notice News
Sep 17, 2017 -
Ted Christopher, modified championship racer, dies in plane crash at 59

Langley Speedway News
Sep 17, 2017 - Mark Rogers
Post Race Recap 9-16-17 from Larry King Law's Langley Speedway

South Boston Speedway News
Sep 17, 2017 - Mike Smith
SELLERS CROWNED SOUTH BOSTON SPEEDWAY CHAMPION

Pass Series Racing News
Sep 17, 2017 - Alan Dietz
Matt Craig Continues PASS South Dominance At South Boston

South Boston Speedway News
Sep 16, 2017 - Alan Deitz
PASS Racers Begin Stretch Run This Weekend At South Boston and Beech Ridge

South Boston Speedway News
Sep 16, 2017 - Mike Smith
Titles On The Line In South Boston Speedway Regular Season Finale

Virginia Motor Speedway News
Sep 16, 2017 - Dave Seay
JUSTIN WILLIAMS SCORES BIGGEST WIN OF CAREER WITH $5000 FASTRAK WORLD CHALLENGE VICTORY at VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Virginia Motor Speedway News
Sep 13, 2017 - Dave Seay
Virginia Motor Speedway to Host FASTRAK World Championship This Friday and Saturday, September 15-16

Virginia Motor Speedway News
Sep 13, 2017 -
FloRacing.com to Broadcast 2017 FASTRAK World Championship LIVE

South Boston Speedway News
Sep 13, 2017 -
Latour Wants Victory, Then Limited Championship At South Boston

Hickory Motor Speedway News
Sep 12, 2017 -
Ty Gibbs and Ryan Millington split victories

The Plain Truth News
Sep 9, 2017 -
Auto Racing for the most part is losing fans

The Plain Truth News
Sep 9, 2017 -
Today in The Plain Truth

ACE Speedway News
Sep 9, 2017 -
King turns anger into victory at Ace

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Sep 8, 2017 - Scott Running
Glenn Griswold Goes From the Sidelines to NAPA Victory Lane at Stafford

Driver & Team Press Releases News
Sep 8, 2017 -
Tom Fearn Facing Uphill Climb to Win 2nd Consecutive Championship

Driver & Team Press Releases News
Sep 8, 2017 -
Tom Fearn Facing Uphill Climb to Win 2nd Consecutive Championship

Driver & Team Press Releases News
Sep 8, 2017 -
Dominique Van Wieringen picks off right where she left off

Driver & Team Press Releases News
Sep 8, 2017 -
Rick Ware Racing continues to aid Hurricane victims with support from BBMC Mortgage and BUBBA burger

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Sep 6, 2017 -
Rowan Pennink, Ted Christopher Issued Penalties For Friday Night Ruckus At Stafford Speedway --- VIDEO

Southern National Motorsports Park News
Sep 6, 2017 - Andy Marquis
Rusty Daniels Clinches Late Model Mania Title, Thanksgiving Classic Berth

Driver & Team Press Releases News
Sep 6, 2017 -
JR MOTORSPORTS TEAM PREVIEW: TRACK: Richmond Raceway

Langley Speedway News
Sep 5, 2017 - Mark Rogers
Visit Hampton 150 Results

Driver & Team Press Releases News
Sep 4, 2017 -
Williamson Raced In South Boston Speedway’s First Season And Nearing 80, He’s Still Running Strong


Please patronize our sponsors!
Danny


Tamco Paint.Com NOW ONLINE

Legend
  5:14am   Past Hour
  4:14am   1-4 hrs old
  1:14am   4-12 hrs
  5:14pm   12-24 hrs
  5:14am   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
Matt Galko Geared Up for Double Duty At Stafford
Aug 31, 2017 - updated Aug 31st, 2017 10:22am
Web posted by Scott Running

--

  (Stafford Springs, CT)---When the green flag falls on the Valenti Modified Racing Series this Friday night, September 1st, Meriden native and SK Modified® regular Matt Galko will be racing double duty as he will drive the #76 Norm Perry owned machine in the VMRS 80 as well as his familiar #3 SK Modified®.  Galko has made one previous start at Stafford with the Perry team back in August 2014 where he finished 14th

“Norm Perry does the engines for the SK car that I drive at Waterford so I got to know the family,” said Galko.  “Talking with them over the past couple of years, they’re a family oriented team so they usually have either Dennis or Shelly driving the car.  This was a good opportunity for me to get some experience behind the wheel of a tour type modified car.  I drove for them back in 2014 at Stafford, which was my first time in a tour type car and we ran the Tri-Track race at Star last weekend.  We finished 10th, which was pretty respectable with the competition at Star and not having a lot of experience.  I think a top-10 would be a good goal for us.  I’d like to finish all the laps and get as much experience as I can racing with the extra horsepower.”

Having raced weekly at Stafford since the 2010 season in both the SK Light and now SK Modified® divisions, Galko feels like his weekly experience at Stafford will help to overcome the lack of experience he has as a driver/team combination with the Perry team.  Galko will be looking to build upon the 10th place finish he enjoyed last week driving the #76 car in the Tri-Track race at Star Speedway.

“I feel like I have a leg up on some of the guys who only have a few starts at Stafford,” said Galko.  “I think running full time at Stafford for the past 8 years, I know the track like the back of my hand, just not as much as some of the really experienced guys who have been racing at Stafford since before I was born.  Having worked with these guys a couple of times before, we know how to communicate with each other and we get along really well.  It can be tough to dial in a car with not really being familiar with each other, but at least we’ve had some experience together, which should help us get the car where it needs to be.”

If there is one area where Galko’s lack of experience might show up, it would be the balance between trying to save his tires in order to be able to race hard at the end of the race.  VMRS rules require one set of tires for the qualifying heats and the race, meaning Galko will have to figure out how to best make his tires last for the 10-lap heat race and the 80-lap feature.

“I don’t have a lot of experience saving tires,” said Galko.  “I’ve run a few tour type races this season so I know how to save tires and what you need to do and how the car needs to be at the beginning of the race in order to be where you want to be at the end of the race.  A lot depends on where you start in the heat race.  If we have a good starting spot and we can get out front and set our own pace, we’ll save the tires for the feature.  If we’re in the back and struggling then it would be the same thing, we’ll cut our losses and try to save the tires for the feature.  I ran the SBM 125 at Star earlier this year and we didn’t pit and ended up in the lead and we were running first and then second about 85 laps in the race and we stayed there until we had a mechanical problem.  That showed me what I had to do to save tires but I can’t be too cocky about that with only having about a half dozen starts in a tour type car.  It’s not a 40-lap SK® race, we have to be there at the end of 80 laps.  It’s a little bit different style of racing than what I’m used to, but I don’t think it’s something that I can’t adapt to.”

The Valenti Modified Racing Series will joined in feature action by Stafford’s five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions and there will be a fireworks presentation at the conclusion of feature racing events.  As part of the night’s action, fans will also be able to walk the track for a $10 donation to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which will be collected by NAPA reps.  The track walk will take place following the conclusion of the VMRS qualifying heats and before the feature events get started.  Tickets for Friday, September 1st VMRS 80 event are on sale now and priced at $30.00 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 $32.00 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. 

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