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Ryan Preece Posts $500 SK Modified® Bonus for NAPA Fall Final

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(Stafford Springs, CT)—Ryan Preece Racing has announced a $500 bonus for Sunday’s SK Modified® feature at the NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final. The bonus will be split with $250 going to the winner and $250 to the hard charger of the race, the driver advancing the most positions over the course of the feature.  With the bonus, Sunday’s 40-lap SK Modified® feature will pay $2,075 to win, with a total posted purse of $10,060.

“I’m excited to have the ability to post this bonus for Stafford’s SK Modified® teams,” explained Preece.  “I attribute much of the opportunities I have today to my time spent on the Stafford half-mile running against guys like Ted Christopher, Keith Rocco, and Woody Pitkat.  The SK Modified® division is one of the toughest weekly divisions in the country and is home to some of the best short track talent around.”

Preece is no stranger to Stafford Victory Lane, notching 35 career victories including back to back Spring Sizzler® wins and a $12,000 pay day in the NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K, the richest SK Modified race of the season.  Most recently Preece grabbed the win in the June 2019 Stafford Open Modified 80 in Ryan Preece fashion, pitting late and blasting through the field with just 25 laps to go.

“I wanted to post a hard charger award because the challenge at Stafford is starting deep in the field,” continued Preece, driver of the #47 JTG Racing Cup Car.  “With Stafford’s handicapping system and big car counts the top drivers always end up starting outside the top-10.”

Preece is currently in his rookie season in the Monster Energy Cup Series driving the #47 car for JTG Daugherty racing. Ryan has scored 3 top 10’s in his rookie campaign including a career best 3rd place run at Talladega in April.

“We want to thank Ryan for posting this bonus,” explained Stafford General Manager Mark Arute.  “Ryan’s passion for short track racing is unrivaled and he is a great representative of modified racing at the cup level.  All of us at Stafford are proud to have a past SK Modified® champion competing at the highest level of our sport and we look forward to whenever he gets a chance to come back to half-mile to compete.”

Tickets for this weekends NAPA Fall Final Weekend, September 28 & 29, are priced at $40.00 for adult general admission, $10.00 for children ages 6-14, and children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Reserved seat tickets are $45.00 for all ages. All ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax. Stafford Motor Speedway offers plenty of free parking along with overnight parking available for self contained Recreational Vehicles. Discount tickets are available through participating NAPA stores.

For more information, visit www.staffordspeedway.com, checkout Stafford Speedway on Facebook or Twitter, or contact the track office at 860-684-2783.

PPB MOTORSPORTS 2019 SHOW FRIDAY BOMBSHELLS, WALTRIP, PREECE AND MS MOTORSPORTS PAGEANT SATURDAY

WALTRIP AND PREECE AND MS MOTORSPORTS PAGEANT HEADLINE SATURDAY SKED

 OAKS, PA January 18, 2019 . . .  The 34th PPB Motorsports Show at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA opened to a large and enthusiastic crowd on Friday, the first day of the three day event.

 In a press conference called by Lincoln Speedway officials and conducted at 3:00 PM, Motorsports attendees learned at the same time the racing media did that Scott Gobrecht, Jerry Parrish and Mike Heffner had become involved as track investors. Don Leiby, who had been an owner of the track for 26 years, has stepped back from his involvement while Alan Kreitzer has reduced his stake.

 One hour later on the Motorsport 2019 Show floor, Matt Hearn of TEO Race Cars unwrapped a new car in his booth owned by Ray Graham and dedicated for the 2019 Super DIRTcar Series. Driver Danny Johnson assisted with the unveiling, which revealed driver Anthony Perrego in the sitting in the cockpit. The two drivers will race TEO Pro Cars owned by Graham as teammates in 2019.

 “Having the Motorsports Show chosen as the occasion to make such important industry announcements is a great honor,” said PPB Motorsports Show Organizer Len Sammons.

 Ten drivers and car owners who were part of the history of the Reading Fairgrounds were on stage Friday night exchanging reminiscences, notably drivers Kenny Brightbill, Gary Gollub, Glenn Fitzcharles and Jimmy Horton and car owners Ronnie Kehl and Ronnie Leinbach.

 NASCAR Hall Of Famer Ray Evernham and wife Erin Crocker Evernham closed out the Day One formal activities at Motorsports with a wide-ranging, humorous and thoroughly enjoyable one-on-one stage show with Motorsports moderator Paul Szmal.

 The PPB Motorsports Show resumes Saturday from 11 AM through 9 PM with guest appearances by Ryan Preece at 1 PM and Darrell Waltrip at 2:30 PM. The Aqua Duck Water Transport Ms. Motorsports Contest, which will crown Ms. Motorsports 2019, starts at 7:30 PM.

 Saturday and Sunday Show attendees are reminded that free courtesy parking lot shuttles run continuously during show hours, minimizing weather inconvenience.

 PPB Motorsports Show Day Three on Sunday, opens at 11 AM and runs through 4 PM. 

NASCAR CUP ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE PREECE SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS AT PPB MOTORSPORTS 2019 SHOW

OAKS, PA  December 26, 2018 . . . Just a few weeks before he kicks off his quest for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors Ryan Preece will join Darrell Waltrip and Ray Evernham at the 34th Annual edition of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance.

The three day show, featuring just about everything imaginable in motorsports, will take place Friday, January 18 through Sunday, January 20 at the hugely popular Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa.

Preece, a graduate of Quarter- Midgets, won the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour title in 2013 after twice being runner-up in the standings. After 22 Modified Tour victories and 76 top-five finishes he took a huge chance and raised money to fund a move to NASCAR’s Xfinity Series.

After competing one year for an underfunded team, Preece risked all his funding on just three events. Driving a Joe Gibbs Toyota, he finished second to teammate Kyle Busch in his first chance in a top running car. After winning in his second effort, Gibbs granted Preece other assignments in one of his cars and he won again on NASCAR’s Xfinity series this past season on the high banks of Bristol in Tennessee.

The 27-year-old, a native of Berlin, Connecticut, recently got his big break to compete full-time next year on the Cup series. He has signed a multi-year deal to replace AJ Allmendinger as the 2019 driver of JTG Daugherty No. 47 Chevy.

“Tommy Lasorda (retired Hall of Fame coach of the Los Angeles Dodgers) says, ‘The difference between impossible and possible lies in a man’s determination,’ and I feel that JTG Daugherty has just that,” said Preece.

“It’s been many years of fighting for opportunities to compete and win races at NASCAR’s highest level, and it is nice to officially say that JTG Daugherty Racing is my new home for 2019,” reflected Preece. “I look forward to not only racing, but working with the team as well to build speed and create a name for myself here.”

Preece, and NASCAR Hall of Famers Darrell Waltrip and Ray Evernham will be crowd pleasers as they sign autographs and are interviewed during the show that will fill the giant Expo Hall.

Evernham will have a number of his very interesting race cars on display during the show. The first NASCAR Cup car that Waltrip ever drove will be at the event as well. Gary Mondschein will also have his always crowd pleasing Vintage Indy Cars as a popular attraction.

More than 200 racecars will be on display during the three days, with many top racers and motorsports personalities appearing. As usual, all autographs will be free.

There will be a large number of displays with speedways offering information on their 2019 seasons. Hardcore racing vendors will be a big part of the show and fans will have the opportunity to gain some bargains from vendors offering collectible items. A number of free industry seminars will be offered.

Also sure to be a crowd pleaser will be the “Reading Speedway Reunion.” That event will be dedicated to the memory of the great racing action that took place at Pa.’s Reading Fairgrounds Speedway before it closed 40 years ago. Drivers and team members who competed at that track will attend to meet the fans, and there will be a large display of vintage race cars that ran at Reading.

One of the most popular events during the three day show has been, and will be, the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport that will see one woman walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal.

Motorsports 2019 opens on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, all children 12 and under are FREE with a parent.

Tickets are available daily at the door one hour before the show opens. To stay informed on the latest show news check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.

A few display spaces and room for race car display remain as the show is on its way to becoming another sold out success.