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Early Bird Discount on Stafford Speedway 2020 Season Tickets Ends December 14th

(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Motor Speedway’s 2020 season ticket early buy discount ends Saturday, December 14th.  Time is running out to take advantage of early buy savings on Paddock Passes, General Admission, Reserved Seat, and Kids Fast Pass tickets.  All season ticket packages offer big savings compared to purchasing a ticket for each of the 22 scheduled race events.

Planning ahead to take advantage of the over 50% savings on Season Paddock Passes pays off as race teams saved over $515 per season pass in 2019.  Purchase on or before December 14th and pay $440.  After December 14th the price increases to $500.  The Season Paddock Pass allows access to the paddock area as well as the general admission seating grandstands.  A Paddock Pass with reserved seat upgrade is available for an additional $60.

General Admission Season Tickets are priced at $320 if purchased on or before December 14th, a savings of over 40%.  After December 14th, the General Admission ticket increases to $350.  Reserved Seat Season Tickets purchased on or before December 14th are priced at $360, a savings of over 40%.  After December 14th, the Reserved Seat Season Ticket increases to $390.  The Kids Fast Pass option for kids age 6 to 14 is priced at $60 before December 14th, a 50% savings.  After December 14th, the Kids Fast Pass increases to $70.  All season ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax.  New for the 2020 season, General Admission, Reserved, and Kids Fast Pass season tickets can be upgraded to include a ticket to the NAPA lunch buffet at the season opening NAPA Spring Sizzler® on April 24-26 and the season ending NAPA Fall Final on Sept. 26-27 for an extra $17.50 per event, or $35 for both events.

Stafford Speedway will kick off its 2020 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season with the 49th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler® on April 25 & 26.  The NAPA Spring Sizzler® will showcase the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour as well as Stafford’s SK Modified®, Late Model, SK Light, Limited Late Model and Street Stock divisions and the Vintage All-Stars.  The 2020 season will offer a variety of touring events joining the weekly divisions.  Stay tuned to Staffordspeedway.com and social media for continuously updated information.

2020 Schedule Highlights

●        3 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Events (4/26, 8/7, 9/27)

●        4 Open Modified 80-Lap Events (5/15, 6/12, 7/10, 8/21)

●        TC 13 Lap SK Modified® Shootout

●        NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K (6/26)

●        The Senator’s Cup (8/14)

●        Dunleavy’s Truck & Trailer Modifiedz Night (7/24)

●        Late Model 50 (9/4)

●        Pro Late Model Open (5/29)

●        Limited Late Model 25 (6/19)

●        Kids Nights (5/8, 6/5, 7/17, 8/28)

Season tickets can be purchased online by visiting the SHOP NOW section found on the www.staffordspeedway.com homepage.  Season tickets can also be ordered by calling the Stafford Speedway office at 860-684-2783, Mon.-Fri. from 9am-5pm.  Take advantage of the “Early Buy” discount and purchase your season tickets before December 14th

Check out the Stafford Speedway Holiday Gift Guide for gift cards, tee-shirts, sweat shirts, coats, and hats for the racing fan on your holiday shopping list.  For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.

Over $65,000 in Contingency Awarded to Stafford Competitors In 2019

(Stafford Springs, CT)—The 2019 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season at Stafford Motor Speedway awarded competitors an impressive $65,000 in bonus money through the track’s Contingency Program partners.

Stafford’s premier SK Modified® division led the way with over $35,000 in weekly contingency, Gamblers Challenge, and TC 13 Shootout payouts.  Providing weekly contingency bonuses throughout the season were Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Repair, Maybury Material Handling, Pro-Tech 8 Gloves, New England Racing Fuel, Sunoco Brand, and Kevin Harvick Inc. Management.  Through his company, KHI Management, Harvick presented two weekly $250 bonuses to the leader on lap-13 and the 13th place finisher in remembrance of Christopher’s number 13.  Special event contingency bonuses were presented during the 2019 season by Ryan Preece Racing, Del’s Vinyl Siding, and Bob’s Painting. 

The June 28 NAPA SK 5K, the biggest payday for the SK Modified® division, distributed over $7,400 in contingency.  Newtown Pools along with 26 SK Modified® drivers teamed up with Dunleavy’s Truck & Trailer Repair to present the Gambler’s Challenge of $5,450 with Wheelers Auto Service contributing heat race bonuses of $1,500 along with the weekly SK Modified® contingency partners.  After selecting the winner takes all option in the 2018 running of the NAPA SK 5k, Ronnie Williams selected the chip with the option to split the Dunleavy’s Gamblers Challenge amongst the 11th through 20th place finishers, paying an extra $605 to 9 eligible drivers who participated in the Gamblers Challenge.

The purse for the 2nd Annual TC 13 Shoot-Out on July 12 totaled $6,956 with contributions from the following partners, Big Haus USA, Gaston Racing Enterprises, Greg & Venetta of the Florida Connection, Hoosier Tire East, Jeff Ramsey Carpentry, John Rayner Real Estate, Justin & Tabitha Manafort, LifeCare Family Chiropractic, NASCAR, New England Racing Fuel, Sign Pro, SP Johnson and Wheelers Auto Services.  Keith Rocco was the winner of the race and took home the winner’s check of $1,313.

“It’s awesome that all the contingency sponsors go the extra mile to support the SK Modified® division at Stafford,” said 2019 SK Modified® champion Ronnie Williams.  “We wouldn’t be able to be here without the sponsors’ support so any time we can show them our appreciation and of course getting some extra money is awesome.  To have the sponsors keep coming back year after year is a great thing and I think Stafford does a great job with promoting the sponsors.  With the longer seasons we’ve had at Stafford the last couple years, any extra cash that comes our way is definitely helpful.  We love coming to the track every Friday night to go racing and all the contingency sponsors are a huge help in that respect.”

Stafford’s Late Model drivers took home over $7,600 in contingency awards.  iRacing.com and New England Racing Fuel, Sunoco Brand were the weekly contingency sponsors of Stafford’s premier full fendered division.  Special event contingency bonuses were presented during the 2019 season by Del’s Vinyl Siding and Bob’s Painting.  Similar to the Dunleavy’s Gambler’s Challenge for the NAPA SK 5k, Bill Gaston from Gaston Racing Enterprises presented the Gaston Racing Enterprises High Roller Challenge for the Late Model 50 that took place on August 16.  With $1,900 up for grabs, Ryan Fearn selected the winner takes all option by rolling a super sized inflatable die in NAPA Victory Lane, which brought his check for winning the Late Model 50 up to a season-high $3,450.

The SK Light division took home over $9,000 in contingency awards during the 2019 season.  Weekly contingency was provided by Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Repair, Maybury Material Handling, Olson Apartments, and New England Racing Fuel, Sunoco Brand. 

Stafford’s Limited Late Model division took home over $5,000 in contingency bonuses from R.A.D. Auto Machine and New England Racing Fuel, Sunoco Brand. 

“Between R.A.D. Auto Machine and Sunoco, the support they give us every week, from R.A.D. with the winners and Sunoco with the top-3 finishers, it makes a huge difference for us,” said Matt Clement, who won a division high 7 races this season.  “The R.A.D. bonus helped us to keep putting new tires on the car throughout the season and gas in our truck to tow the car back and forth to the track and with Sunoco, having that $25 bonus is a big help with keeping the car fueled up to go racing every Friday night.”

The Street Stock division scored over $8,500 in contingency payouts.  Big Haus USA and New England Racing Fuel, Sunoco Brand provided weekly bonuses.  New for the 2019 season was the RSMPCO.com Street Stock Triple Crown, which used a special points system to award $4,500 in bonus money to the top-10 finishers.  Meghan Fuller was the winner of the RSMPCO.com Triple Crown and took home a $1,000 bonus while Dave Secore finished 10th and won $200.

The 2019 Rookie of the Year program totaled $3,500 with NAPA Auto Parts posting $1,000 each to SK Modified® rookie Andrew Molleur and Late Model rookie Ryan Fearn.  R.A.D. Auto Machine provided $500 each to SK Light rookie Steven Chapman, Limited Late Model rookie Kevin Crosby and Street Stock rookie Adrien Paradis, III.

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

Ronnie Williams, Tom Fearn, Teddy Hodgdon, Jeremy Lavoie, & Zack Robinson Honored As 2019 Stafford Speedway Track Champions

(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Motor Speedway welcomed a guest list of nearly 450 people consisting of teams, drivers, sponsors, and employees this past Friday night, November 15 at Maneely’s in South Windsor to officially honor Ronnie Williams, Tom Fearn, Teddy Hodgdon, Jeremy Lavoie, and Zack Robinson as the 2019 Stafford Motor Speedway NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track champions.

With Stafford Motor Speedway broadcasters Ben Dodge and Matt Buckler serving as the Masters of Ceremony, the 50th annual Stafford Motor Speedway NASCAR Champions Awards Ceremony recognized the top-10 points finishers from the SK Modified®, Late Model, SK Light, Limited Late Model, and Street Stock divisions as well as honoring the track champions.  Special awards that were presented during the evening’s festivities were Most Popular Driver Awards, NAPA Auto Parts Parts Rookie of the Year, R.A.D. Automachine Rookie of the Year, and the UNOH Youth Achievement Award.  Meghan Fuller was recognized as the winner of the RSMPCO.com Street Stock Triple Crown and NAPA Auto Parts was recognized for their fund raising efforts for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

Ronnie Williams and the #50 Les’s Auto Center / Empower Financial team had a rough start to defending their SK Modified® track championship.  Williams and the #50 team endured a wreck in the season opening NAPA Spring Sizzler® feature event and a faulty transmission in the May 31 feature event left them nearly 80 points out of the lead after only one month of racing.  Williams and the #50 team began to pick up steam with their second consecutive victory in the NAPA SK 5k on June 28 and from there they recorded 9 podium finishes in the final 12 races of the season.  Williams’ late season charge saw him enter the NAPA Fall Final with a 6 point lead over Todd Owen, meaning that if he finished fourth or better, he would be champion no matter where Owen finished.  Owen went on to win the Fall Final while Williams struggled to crack the top-4 for much of the 40-lap race, but he managed to take fourth place with 3 laps to go and he finished fourth to claim the championship via a tiebreaker with Owen as Williams had 5 wins to Owen’s 4.  For the season, Williams and the #50 team scored 5 wins, 13 top-5 and 18 top-10 finishes.  Williams enters the 2020 season looking to become the first driver to win 3 consecutive championships in Stafford’s SK Modified® history, dating back to 1982.

The 2019 Late Model season at Stafford saw Tom Fearn and the #92 King Ward Coach Lines team continue their recent run of consistent dominance.  Fearn scored 8 wins, 17 top-5 and 19 top-10 finishes while also completing 100% of the laps run this season in the Late Model division.  Of Fearn’s 17 top-5 finishes, 14 were podium efforts and his 8 wins moved his total to 30 Late Model feature wins since the beginning of the 2016 season.  Fearn will look to join Phil Rondeau (’87-’89) and Ryan Posocco (’03-’05) as the only drivers to win 3 consecutive Late Model championships.

The race for the 2019 SK Light championship was a season filled with peaks and valleys for Teddy Hodgdon and the #55 Montanari Fuel team.  Hodgdon was in control of the points race for much of the year but several stumbles in the latter stages of the season saw Hodgdon and rookie Steven Chapman swapping the point lead back and forth between themselves.  Hodgdon and the #55 team were able to put together a storybook ending to their 2019 season with wins in the final 2 races of the season, but disaster nearly struck Hodgdon in the NAPA Fall Final.  Hodgdon received damage to his left front after Bob Charland spun out directly in front of him and then Hodgdon lost the clutch in his #55 team, meaning he had to navigate the final 3 restarts of the race with nothing but high gear.  For the season, Hodgdon and the #55 team notched 5 wins, 12 top-5 and 15 top-10 finishes.

After a dominant run to the 2018 Limited Late Model championship, Jeremy Lavoie had anything but a dominant run in 2019 on his way to a second consecutive track title.  Lavoie and the #6 L & S Equipment team opened the season with a win on May 4 but with Matt Clement racking up 7 wins in 2019, Lavoie only found himself leading the standings for 3 weeks during the summer months.  Lavoie took control of the championship race following the August 23 feature event and he closed out the season with 7 consecutive podium finishes to take his 2nd consecutive championship by a scant 4 point margin over Clement.  For the season, Lavoie posted 5 wins, 19 top-5 and 20 top-10 finishes and he will now look to become the first driver to win 3 consecutive Limited Late Model championships after joining Duane Provost as the only drivers to go back to back.

Coming into the 2019 season, Zack Robinson wasn’t sure how his season would play out after getting a call during the off-season to drive the #89 First Class Automotive, LLC. car owned by Bill Anderson.  Robinson and the #89 team quickly put any doubts about being a new combination to rest by winning 3 of the first 7 races.  Robinson and the #89 team were a model of consistency throughout the 2019 season as an 18th place finish on May 11 was the only race all year long that saw Robinson finish lower than 7th.  For the season, Robinson posted 5 wins, 16 top-5 and 19 top-10 finishes.  Robinson currently doesn’t have his 2020 plans set in stone yet so stay tuned to see if he will return to the Street Stock division to defend his title or make a move up the ladder into a higher division at Stafford.

The NAPA Auto Parts Rookie of the Year awards were presented to Andrew Molleur from the SK Modified® division and Ryan Fearn from the Late Model division.  Taking home R.A.D. Auto Machine Rookie of the Year honors were Steven Chapman in the SK Light division, Kevin Crosby in the Limited Late Model division, and Adrien Paradis, III in the Street Stock division.  The NAPA Auto Parts rookie awards will be worth a $1,000 bonus to Molleur and Fearn, with Chapman, Crosby, and Paradis each winning a $500 bonus from R.A.D. Automachine that will be paid out in $100.00 weekly increments to each driver as they attend events during the 2020 season.

The winners of the Most Popular Driver Awards were Keith Rocco in the SK Modified® division, Tom Fearn in the Late Model division, Sami Anderson from the SK Light division, Alexandra Fearn from the Limited Late Model division, and Meghan Fuller in the Street Stock division.  The Most Popular Driver Awards are voted on by the fans who attend Stafford Motor Speedway race events and fill out the ballots found in the track’s weekly PitStopper Magazine combined with an online vote.

The UNOH Youth Achievement award was won by Street Stock driver George Bessette, Jr.  The UNOH Youth Achievement Award is a program that is open to all drivers at Stafford between the ages of 14-17.  Bessette was the eligible driver from Stafford who scored the most track points from his best 14 finishes this season and he will take home a $500 cash award from UNOH as well as a $500 scholarship award from UNOH. 

New for the 2019 season was the RSMPCO.com Street Stock Triple Crown.  The RSMPCO.com Triple Crown awarded $4,500 in bonus money to the top-10 finishers with Meghan Fuller taking home the winner’s share of $1,000.

Also recognized on stage was NAPA Auto Parts’ fundraising efforts consisting of a track walk held in July, tee shirt sales at the NAPA Spring Sizzler, NAPA SK 5k, NAPA Fall Final, and throughout the 2019 season.  Along with Advanced Mobile Cleaning placing the winning bid of $750 for the Welcome to the Show Banner, over $7,500 will be donated to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.  This brings the 5-year fund raising total for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund to over $42,000. 

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