Wayne Coury, Jr. Looking for First Win of 2022 In the Paradiso Insurance Late Model 50 at Stafford Speedway

The 2021 Late Model season at Stafford Speedway saw Fairfield, CT native Wayne Coury, Jr. collecting 2 wins, including the Paradiso Insurance Late Model 50. Fast forward a year later and Coury has been struggling to match his level of a year ago with the best. finish 3rd on June 24Th. It is the Late Model field that is scheduled to participate in the Paradiso Late Model 50 on Friday night, Sept.andCoury looks to get his season back on track by putting the #10 Wayne’s Auto Body Chevrolet back in NAPA Victory Lane.

“It’s been a tough season for us and we’ve been struggling to find speed with the new car but I feel like we’ve gotten a little bit better over the last few weeks so I’m really excited going into Friday night,” said Coury. “I’ve always found that long races give you more time to settle down and get better with your car and we’ve had a good car for a long time. We’re usually more competitive at the end of long races. I like more races and everyone’s excited on Friday to win with a new team. Big thanks to our sponsors Wayne’s Auto Body, Restore: Utility Land Restoration, Springfield Thunderbirds, Stafford Sand and Gravel, Whip’s Sporting Goods.”

After driving a family-owned car for most of his racing career, an opportunity presented itself when Coury met car owners Tom Fearn and Pat Kretschman, who had also seen Coury two seasons earlier. The new combination has been difficult for car # 10 to accelerate, but the increase in work over the last 3 weeks Coury is enjoying his hopes of winning the Paradiso Insurance Late Model 50, but back to winning ways. before the 2022 season closes on Friday, September 30Th.

“Tyler Leary was supposed to drive the car but he had other things and it was difficult for me and my dad to get our car to a good track every week, so we decided to pool our resources with Pat and Tom and make things better for everyone involved,” said Coury. “They need a driver and we need a little extra help, so we’re all working well together and the only part that’s missing is a win, which we hope to get on Friday night.” We have been working slowly with the car. We’ve had a few runs and some bad luck but we’ve made it right and I think the last three weeks we’ve got some speed in the car, we just wish we could have got that speed. in the near future. I’m always looking for a 50-lapper and I’m hoping that we’ll be in a good position with a car where the stars are going for us and we can win on Friday night or at the end of the season. “

Wins have been hard to come by in the Late Model division this season. Through 15 races, the combination of Adam Gray, Kevin Gambacorta, and Tom Fearn have won 12 of 15 races while Darrell Keane, Andrew Molleur, and Michael Wray have yet to win once.

“It’s been very difficult to win a championship this season,” Coury said. “These guys have obviously found something that works best for them in their cars and they’re going to be tough to compete with. For me it’s a matter of upping our game with our car and in the last few weeks everyone has had quick and slow pockets and the whole field is tight. right now.”

After winning the Paradiso Insurance Late Model 50 last season, Coury knows what it will take to have his #10 car among the contenders at the end of the 50-lap race.

“It is clear that we need a bit of luck and we will need things like the track to go well in this race and most importantly you need to have a fast and consistent car that can take you to the front,” he said. Couri. “We’ve been going really well the last few weeks and if we can get to the track on Friday and get the car right, I think we can be in a good place for our first race of the season. Pat, Gary, and the whole team have put in countless hours to make this season happen with this new car and a win can mean a lot.” a lot for everyone. I think we have everything we can to make this happen, now we just have to go and finish the job.”

The Paradiso Insurance Late Model 50 is scheduled for Friday, September 2nd. Stafford’s SK Modified┬«, SK Light, Limited Late Model, and Street Stock divisions will join the Late Models in action and there will also be a Kids Big Wheel race. Tickets for the Paradiso Insurance Late Model 50 are available online at StaffordSpeedway.com/tickets and tickets will also be available for purchase at the entrance gates. Paradise Insurance Late Model 50 tickets are $25.00 for adults and free for all children 14 & under. Reserved seats are priced at $30.00 for all ages and pit passes are $40.00 with a valid 2022 Stafford Competition License and $45.00 without a Stafford license. If you can’t attend the event, watch the live stream FlorRacingofficial partner of Stafford Speedway.

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