Through a steady combination of ambition, hard work, and the tireless pursuit of Victory Lane, Cory Casagrande has developed his craft to become one of the top short track racers in the United States. With the support of Wicked Powersports, ChaLew Performance, and more dedicated team partners, Casagrande will be on the hunt for victories to continue a legacy of motorsports success.


Casagrande’s name has long been one known throughout the competitive Pro and Super Late Model ranks, but his place as a short track star was solidified when he visited Victory Lane at the historic Jennerstown Speedway in 2021. That win, along with strong runs from his native New England, to Florida, to North Carolina, and beyond, have put exclamation points on Casagrande’s Late Model career.


A Stafford Springs, Connecticut native, Casagrande began his career on the historic half-mile in his home town, Stafford Motor Speedway. He started off in the competitive Go-Kart ranks at the age of 12, earning wins and  championships in the Wild Thing Kart Series. From there, it was a move up to full-size car that really put Casagrande’s name on the map.


Casagrande jumped into Stafford’s DARE Stock division in 2010 and went on to three career wins – his first of which came in just his fourth career start. From there, it was a move to the Limited Late Model division, where he earnd the 2012 Stafford Motor Speedway track championship. Another move up the following season saw Casagrande continue his on-track prowess in the Late Model division. A strong showing earned the young driver the 2013 Stafford Motor Speedway NASCAR Late Model Rookie of the Year title. All told, Casagrande took down 13 career victories at Stafford.


In 2016, Casagrande moved up to the Super and Pro Late Model ranks, where he continues to battle each week.  Competing in various divisions, including the Granite State Pro Stock Series, Pro All Stars Series, and more, Casagrande has earned top-10 finishes in nearly 60-percent of the Late Model races he has started – a statistic not many racers can have on their resume.


In 2024, Casagrande will continue to show he is one of the top short track racers whenever he wheels his No. 7 car.