Chad Stapleton charged to his third-straight feature win on Friday night in his #32 Stapleton Motorsports/Rightway Construction/Skeletor Core/Barry Wright/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model on a night that was made emotional by a much-respected competitor, who fell ill.
Chad continued his recent hot streak by powering his #32 Rightway Construction/Barry Wright Super Late Model to his third straight victory with a triumph in the $1,500-to-win event at Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, Ohio) on Friday evening. He started the night by winning his heat race, and then leading every lap of the feature.
While Stapleton was elated to get the win the night was marred by well-respected racer, Barry Doss, having a heart attack at the track. The veteran racer was transported to a local hospital in stable condition and Chad dedicated his win to the great racer, “The Boss” Barry Doss.
"It’s hard to be real excited about this win because all that I can think is that I hope Barry will be alright," Stapleton noted. "He’s one heck of a guy, and just somebody that everybody loves. He’s definitely in my thoughts right now."
Full results from the program are available at www.MolerRacewayPark.com .
On Saturday evening the action shifted to Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) for a $2,000-to-win, unsanctioned race. Fifteen Super Late Models were on hand for the program, and after finishing fourth in his heat race the team had high hopes for the feature, but mechanical woes early in the feature sidelined him to a twelfth place finish. Full results from the event are available at www.FlorenceSpeedway.com .
This weekend, May 10th-11th, the team is slated to enter a pair of events in Ohio and Indiana. On Friday night Stapleton will once again be in action at Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, Ohio) before traveling to Twin Cities Raceway Park (North Vernon, Indiana) on Saturday evening for a $2,000-to-win, Sunoco American Late Model Series (ALMS) event. More information on the event can be found at www.MolerRacewayPark.com and www.AmericanLateModelSeries.com .
Chad Stapleton would like to thank all of his sponsors and supporters including Rightway Construction, Skeletor Core, K&L Machining, Thirty-one Auto Group, Bowman Dodge, Cox Tree Service, Dirt Racing Connection, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants, Hoosier Race Tire, Jones Core, Roger’s Bar, Barry Wright Race Cars, Tri County Auto Parts, Jay Dickens Racing Engines DK Designs, Rhino Linings, GW Performance, All Star Performance, Tranter Racing, AFCO, Frankland, Sweet Mfg, Outlaw, Wilwood, Team Peterson, VP Racing Fuels, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Chad Stapleton, please visit www.ChadStapleton.com .
Credit: Ben Shelton