Stafford Speedway Officials Profiles: Gary Hietala

Gary Hietala – Track Crew Chief


Name: Gary Hietala

Hometown: Enfield, CT

Position/Title: Track Crew Chief

First Season Working at Stafford: 1969

First Season Working in racing: 1969

Occupation: Welder/Tech. Assemble Dump Trucks

Marital Status: Married – Wendy

Children: Son Aaron, Daughter in Law Amy, Daughters Brynn & Laura, Grandchildren Ben & Alix

Non-Racing Hobbies: Walking, Woodwork

Favorite Racing Personality: Bugsy Stevens

Favorite Non-Racing Sport & Team: Football – N.Y. Giants

Favorite Television Show: Don’t watch TV, spend time of YouTube and Facebook

Favorite Musical Artist or Group: Guitar Music, Edgar Cruz