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ADAM SKOWYRA MOVES UP FROM SK LIGHT MODIFIED DIVISION; JOINS 2010 SK MODIFIED® ROOKIE CLASS AT STAFFORD SPEEDWAY
Jan 22, 2010 - updated Jan 22nd, 2010 4:41pm
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(Stafford Springs, CT)---The Reliable Welding and Speed Rookie of the Year class in Stafford’s SK Modified® division has added another candidate for the 2010 season with Adam Skowyra. Skowyra is a 2-year veteran of Stafford’ s SK Light Modified division, and will look to follow in the footsteps of drivers like Joe Allegro, Jr., Chris Matthews, Richie Pallai, Jr., Mark Bakaj, Raymond Grassetti, Wade Mattesen, Rich Hammann, and Matt Gallo, who have all made the transition from SK Light Modified up the ladder to the SK Modified® division.
“We’re making the move up this season,” said Skowyra. “When we first bought our car, we were always looking towards the future. We maybe didn’t figure on moving up this quickly, but the SK Modified® spec engine made moving up an affordable option for us and we thought the time was right to make the move for the 2010 season. We’re getting a spec engine from R.A.D. Automachine, Donny [Wood] always makes great power and we’ll get out on the track for that first practice in April and we’ll see how things go.” Skowyra enters the 2010 SK Modified® season with the same equipment he ran in the SK Light Modified division, with the exception of the engine. He also has help from Mike Stefanik, Stefanik’s Whelen Modified Tour crew chief, Sly Szaban, and Flamingo Motorsports as the primary sponsor on the car. While Skowyra has no prior experience behind the wheel of an SK Modified® car at Stafford, he won’t be short on help this year as he embarks on his maiden season of SK Modified® competition at SMS.
“Our car is an old Mike Stefanik tour car,” says Skowyra. “He’s taken the car out in practice a couple of times, and he’s given me some pointers about getting around Stafford. Mike’s Tour crew chief, Sly Szaban, he helps us out at Stafford when he can, and all my guys on the team are 100% dedicated to working on this car. Most of all I have to thank Eric Sanderson and Flamingo Motorsports. They stepped up and came on board with me when I started my SK Light career at Stafford and they’ve stuck with me through the highs and the lows. They’ve been a big help to my racing at Stafford and I definitely couldn’t be where I am now without them.”
Skowyra was the 2008 SK Light Modified Rookie of the Year winner at Stafford, and he would like to repeat that feat in the SK Modified® division this year.
“Our goals for the season are realistic,” said Skowyra. “The first half of the season, we’re just looking to finish races because we can’t learn anything if we don’t finish races. If we can get some decent finishes in the first half of the season, hopefully we can be contenders for the Rookie of the Year. We won in 2008, and I’d like to be able to win that award again this year.”
While Skowyra may lack in on-track experience driving an SK Modified® car, he doesn’t lack for excitement about his rookie season at Stafford. “We’re really looking forward to this season at Stafford,” said Skowyra. “Being able to race against guys like Ted Christopher, Woody Pitkat, and Keith Rocco, the SK Modified® division at Stafford is the premier division in New England and I think it has the premier drivers in New England. We’ve seen some of the guys I raced against in the SK Lights make the move up to the SK’s and have some success. We were able to run with them in the SK Lights, so we’re looking forward to trying to match some of that same success for ourselves this season.”
The 2010 SK Modified® season kicks off with the 39th Annual CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler, scheduled for April 23-25, 2010. Tickets for “The Greatest Race in the History of Spring” are now on sale at the Stafford Motor Speedway box office. Tickets are priced at $35.00 for adult general admission tickets, $5.00 for children ages 6-14, $38.00 for reserved seats, and free for children ages 5 & under. Tickets are good for admission to the Saturday April 24, and Sunday, April 25 portions of the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler, with the Friday, April 23 practice session open to the public free of charge.
For more information, or to order CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler tickets,
contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us
on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com <http://www.staffordspeedway.com>.
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