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Stafford Springs, CT – Stafford Speedway’s Street Stock division takes center stage this Friday with the Casagrande Builders Street Stock 25.  Time to take a quick rundown of some of the contenders for Friday’s 25 lap feature.

Favorite: 

#01 Johnny Walker –  Hometown: Ludlow, MA
Career Wins: 15 
Facebook: Walker Racing
Notes: Coming off his 2nd consecutive track championship and a Street Stock win on NAPA Spring Sizzler weekend, Walker enters the May 11th event as the heavy favorite with 15 career wins at Stafford.

 

Top 5 in Points:

#39 George Bessette Jr. – Hometown: Danbury, CT
Career Wins: 1
Facebook: GeorgeBessetteJr.
Notes: 2017 Street Stock Rookie of the Year, this 2nd generation driver has started the 2018 season strong with 2 podium finishes.  One career win for the Wild Thing Kart graduate.

 

#16 Nicole Chambrello –  Hometown: Kensington, CT
Career Wins: 2
Twitter: @NikkiRacing – Facebook: NikkiChambrelloMotorsports
Notes: Always a fan favorite, Chambrello has competed in the division since 2014.  With 2 career wins she is poised to win multiple races in 2018.  Fast Fact: Nicole is 1 of 3 female drivers that have competed in Street Stocks in 2018.

 

Brandon Michael –  Hometown: Granville, MA
Career Wins: 7
Facebook: Brandon Michael
Notes: Another Wild Thing Kart graduate, Michael and the #74 team are always a factor to win. A  winless season in 2017 for Brandon has him anxious to get back to victory lane in 2018. One top 5 to start the 2018 season.

 

Travis Hydar –  Hometown: Woodbury, CT
Career Wins: 1
Twitter: @THRacing11 – Facebook: Travis Hydar Racing
Notes: After grabbing a win early in his rookie season last June, Hydar and the #11 team have been hot and cold. Travis is currently 4th in points after two events and the team is looking to get back to the podium and NAPA Victory Lane as soon as possible.

 

Jason Lafayette –  Hometown: Somers, CT
Career Wins: 0
Notes: Former SK Light driver Lafayette has put together a Street Stock team for the 2018 season. The #21 team has shown impressive speed from a new team and Jason’s experience could pay-off in Friday’s extra-distance event.

 

 

Others to Watch:

Mike Hopkins –  Hometown: Springfield, MA
Career Wins: 1
Twitter: @MikeOne7o8 – Facebook: Team 78 Racing
Notes: The #78 team nearly started off the season with a big win, coming up just short NAPA Spring Sizzler weekend. Hopkins should be a factor in Friday’s Casagrande Builders Street Stock 25. One career win for Mike, August 2016.

 

Meghan Fuller –  Hometown: Auburn, MA
Career Wins: 1
Twitter: @Fuller_Racing2 – Facebook: Meg Fuller Racing
Notes: Following a crash Spring Sizzler weekend, the #2 team quickly pulled the car back together and won last Friday’s 20-lap feature. Keep your eye on this driver to click off a few wins in 2018. 
Fast Fact: Meghan is the daughter of Rick Fuller, 3-time Sizzler winner and 1993 WMT Champion.