Stafford Springs, CT — When Dale Earnhardt captured his 1st Daytona 500 win this past February, millions of race fans, both pro Earnhardt and non Earnhardt celebrated. A 7-time Winston Cup Champion, Earnhardt had won other races at the famed “World Center of Speed”, but never was able to turn the trick in the sport’s acknowledged “Super Bowl”. The popularity of the victory was illustrated by the receiving line of drivers and crew members that assembled to offer their congratulations as a teary eyed Earnhardt slowly made his way to Victory lane.
For 2nd generation driver Ed Flemke, Jr., the quest for a win at Stafford Motor Speedway’s CARQUEST Spring Sizzler takes on Earnhardt-Daytona like qualities but, they present only the tip of an iceberg with Titanic proportions. The 43 year old carries his father’s name and with it aspirations to join Ed Flemke, Sr. in the Spring Sizzler win column.
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Stafford Springs, CT — NASCAR’s “Greatest Race in the History of Spring” gets the green light this weekend April 25 and 26 at the Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway. The CARQUEST Spring Sizzler is a two day speedfest that includes SK Modifieds, Late Model Stock Cars, Dare Stocks, Pro Stocks, Legends Cars and NASCAR’s touring division; the Featherlite Modified Series. Over 200 cars are expected to tackle Stafford’s new pavement including a 200 lap test for the Modifieds. Testing indicates that every record at the half miler is in jeopardy. “Those records won’t be broken,” says track President and ABC Sportscaster Jack Arute, Jr. “They will be shattered!”
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Stafford Springs, CT — For the first time since their inception in 1982, SK Modifieds will qualify via time trials at the 27th annual CARQUEST Spring Sizzler slated for Saturday and Sunday, April 25th and 26th.“The SK Modified division is a training ground for the touring divisions of NASCAR, such as the Featherlite Modified Series and Busch North Series,” states Dan Pardi, Stafford’s Competition Director. “Qualifying through time trials is the norm in the upper divisions of NASCAR. Allowing our SK Modified drivers this opportunity will only improve their skills as their careers advance.”
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Stafford Springs, CT — April showers bring May flowers, however inclement weather conditions are not ideal for NASCAR racing. To combat such weather, Stafford Motor Speedway, in cooperation with New Hampshire International Speedway, has secured the use of a jet dryer throughout the weekend of the CARQUEST Spring Sizzler, April 25 & 26.
“It’s an honor to assist Stafford in opening their NASCAR Featherlite Modified Tour season,” asserts Ron Meade, Director of New Projects for NHIS. “The Spring Sizzler is a fabulous event and we’re looking forward to it.”
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