New Breed Strikes At Stafford Springs Again

August 17, 1972

The Stafford “New Breed” struck again Saturday night. Ray Miller pushed his ’68 Ford Mustang into victory circle in the 30 lap NASCAR modified main.

His first victory of the season, Miller came from the 6th starting berth to pass early leader Red O’ Keefe. While Miller built up a half track lead, an eight car battle developed for the remaining top spots.

Fred DeSarro managed a closely contested second spot while Bill Harman put his 1972 Mota Chevrolet Vega into the third post, a nose ahead of Bob Santos.


Ray Miller was the winner at Stafford Speedway in this beautiful looking Mustang.


The Mustang win by Miller gives the winner’s circle edge to the late model “Pinto Revolution” automobiles by one victory. DeSarro remains the only coupe driver to master the Stafford oval this year. DeSarro’s victory string was stopped at four.

The All American Sportsman Division saw Del Cushing of Madison, Ct. eek out a photo finish against Tom Cacella of Wallingford, Ct.

For Cushing it was his second feature victory of the season in the John Roika Mustang.

Bob Wright Sr. found the fastest way around in the mini-midget division as the senior member of the Charlton, Mass. Racing family captured another win in the third division.

Fourth position in the modified feature went to current Stafford Springs Motor Speedway track point leader Bob Santos. Following Santos and rounding out the top five was Ed Flemke in the Frank Vigilarolo 72 Pinto.