(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Motor Speedway’s premier SK Modified® division will take part in the biggest race of the 2020 season, the NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k, this Saturday night, August 8th. Below is a look at the 7th annual NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k by the numbers as well as a statistical look at the top-10 in the SK Modified® points standings and how they have fared in the extra distance classic.
NAPA SK 5k BY THE NUMBERS
1 – Keith Rocco is the only driver to record a top-5 finish in each of the first six editions of the NAPA SK 5k.
3.7 – NAPA SK 5k Average finish of Keith Rocco, best in the six year history of the NAPA SK 5k
5 – Number of different NAPA SK 5k feature winners (Rowan Pennink, Ryan Preece, Ted Christopher, Chase Dowling, Ronnie Williams-x2)
8 – Drivers who have competed in all 6 NAPA SK 5k’s to date: Dan Avery, Eric Berndt, Tom Bolles, Matt Galko, Michael Gervais, Jr., Todd Owen, Keith Rocco, Ronnie Williams
17 – Number of different drivers who have led laps in the NAPA SK 5k:
Lap Leaders – Keith Rocco 110, Frank Ruocco 74, Ted Christopher 69, Chase Dowling 64, Rowan Pennink 57, Eric Berndt 47, Ronnie Williams 38, Michael Gervais, Jr. 28, Marcello Rufrano 26, Matt Galko 25, Todd Owen 20, Ryan Preece 18, Michael Christopher, Jr. 14, Brian Sullivan 5, Justin Bonsignore 3, Jeff Baral 1, Joey Cipriano 1
63 – Number of different drivers who have raced in the NAPA SK 5k
$206,520 – Total posted awards paid out in first six editions of NAPA SK 5k
$3,278.10 – Average payout to race starters in the first six editions of NAPA SK 5k
Biggest Single NAPA SK 5k Payout – $12,875 by Ryan Preece in 2015
Most Laps Led in a Single NAPA SK 5k – 65 by Ted Christopher in 2016
Most Laps Led in a Career – Keith Rocco – 110 laps led
NAPA SK 5k Career Earnings Leader – Ronnie Williams with $22,585
Record Number of Lead Changes – 18 in 2014
Record Number of different leaders during race – 7 in 2019
Smallest Margin of Victory – .053 seconds in 2019
Top-10 in SK Modified® Points Standings NAPA SK 5k Race Stats
Keith Rocco – #88 Wheelers Auto Chevrolet – Rocco is the only driver to record top-5 finishes in each of the first 4 races this season, including back to back victories to kick off the year. Rocco is also statistically the best driver in the NAPA SK 5k, having competed in all 6 previous editions of the race with 5 top-5 and 6 top-10 finishes for an average finish of 3.7, which includes 3 second place finishes. Rocco is fourth on the NAPA SK SK career earnings list with $12,725.
Todd Owen – #81 Cooker Construction Chevrolet – Owen has recorded 3 top-5’s this season and narrowly missed making it 4 top-5’s with a 7th place finish last Friday night. Owen has started all 6 previous NAPA SK 5k events and he has 1 top-5 and 4 top-10 finishes for an average finish of 11.5. Owen is currently 9th on the NAPA SK SK career earnings list with $6,375.
Ronnie Williams – #50 Les’s Auto Center Ford – Outside of a 19th place finish in the second race of the year, Williams has been a front runner with a victory and three top-5 finishes in 2020. Williams has competed in all 6 previous NAPA SK 5k events and he is thus far the only repeat winner of the event. Williams has posted 2 consecutive wins in the race as part of his 4 top-5 and 5 top-5 finishes. Williams is currently the NAPA SK SK career earnings leader with $22,585.
Michael Christopher, Jr. – #82 United Property Restoration Services Chevrolet – Christopher has posted 2 top-5 and 3 top-10 finishes this season. Christopher has competed in 5 of the 6 previous NAPA SK 5k events with 2 top-5 and 3 top-10 finishes for an average of 12.6. Christopher is currently 8th on NAPA SK SK career earnings leader with $6,835.
Mikey Flynn – #24 Ballyheigue Farm Chevrolet – Flynn is the leading 2020 SK Modified® Rookie of the Year contender with 3 top-10 finishes through the first 4 races. Flynn will be making his NAPA SK 5k debut this Saturday and he has finished 2nd and 23rd in his two Dunleavy’s Modifiedz Night 40-lap SK Light starts.
Cory DiMatteo – #6 Island Cove Yacht Sales Chevrolet – DiMatteo is the most recent SK Modified® feature winner, scoring his first career SK Modified® victory last Friday night. DiMatteo has 1 win, 1 top-5 and 3 top-10 finishes this season and he will be making his 2nd NAPA SK 5k start. In his debut last season, DiMatteo finished 14th and earned $700.
Michael Gervais, Jr. – #33 Gervais Brothers Roofing Chevrolet – Gervais has posted 1 top-5 and 3 top-10 finishes this season. Gervais has competed in all 6 previous NAPA SK 5k races with 1 top-10 finish for an average of 15.2. Gervais is currently 10th on NAPA SK SK career earnings leader with $5,155.
Tony Membrino, Jr. – #44 Mohawk Northeast Chevrolet – Membrino has recorded 2 top-10 finishes in the first 4 races this season. Membrino has made 3 starts in the NAPA SK 5k with 1 top-10 finish and an average of 12.7. Membrino is currently 21st on NAPA SK SK career earnings leader with $2,600.
David Arute – #75 Lincoln Technical Institute Chevrolet – Arute has recorded 2 top-10 finishes through the first 4 races of the 2020 season. Arute has made 2 starts in the NAPA SK 5k with 1 top-10 finish and an average of 11.5. Arute is currently 27th on NAPA SK SK career earnings leader with $2,000.
Teddy Hodgdon – #55 Montanari Fuel Chevrolet – The defending SK Light champion recorded his season best finish of second last Friday night and that finish is his only appearance in the top-5 and top-10 thus far in 2020. Hodgdon will be making his NAPA SK 5k debut this Saturday and he has finished 4th and 2nd in his two Dunleavy’s Modifiedz Night 40-lap SK Light starts.
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