Stafford Springs, CT — For the third consecutive season, Stafford Motor Speedway’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series drivers will be racing for extra bonus money thanks to Xtra Mart Convenience Stores. Stafford’s Xtra Mart Xtra D program gives drivers from each of their five weekly divisions the opportunity to race in an extra distance feature and the top-5 finishers from each Xtra Mart Xtra D feature will receive a cash bonus. For the 2014 season, Xtra Mart Convenience Stores will contribute a total of $3,750 that will be split up among the five races that will make up the Xtra Mart Xtra D Series.
The 2014 Xtra Mart Xtra D Series kicks off with the Late Model Xtra D 60-lap feature on Friday, May 9. That event will pay each of the top-5 finishers a bonus of $200 for a total of $1,000. Stafford’s DARE Stocks are next up in the Xtra Mart Xtra D rotation with a 20-lap feature on May 16th that will split $250 among the top-5 finishers. The Limited Late Models are next up with a 25-lap race on May 30th; the SK Modified® division will race for Xtra dollars on June 6th with a 45-lap feature, and the SK Lights will close out the Xtra Mart Xtra D Series with a 25-lap feature on June 27th. The SK Light and Limited Late Model Xtra Mart Xtra D features will each split $500 among the top-5 finishers while the SK Modified® 45-lap feature will split $1,500 among the top-5 finishers.
“We’re very pleased to once again have Xtra Mart as one of our contingency program partners for the 2014 season,” said SMS COO/GM Mark Arute. “The Xtra Mart Xtra D program has been a great program that offers an opportunity for all of our competitors to earn some bonus money during the season. Whenever we have an extra distance race at Stafford the intensity and excitement factors are always raised up and we’re looking forward to some exciting races again this season.”