New England Racing Fuel Renews Stafford Speedway Contingency Program Sponsorship with Sunoco Gasoline

Stafford Springs, CT — -Stafford Motor Speedway has announced that New England Racing Fuel with John Holland and Mike Joy have renewed their participation in the track’s Contingency Program for the upcoming 2010 season. Last season, New England Racing Fuel increased their participation in the program by offering a contingency bonus to include the top-3 finishers from each SK Modified® and Late Model feature events who were utilizing the SMS Spec Engine.

New England Racing Fuel will continue to provide fuel certificates in the amount of $50 to third place finishers in each SK Modified® and Late Model feature event, and a $25 fuel certificate to the first, second, and third place finishers in each SK Light Modified, Limited Late Model, and DARE Stock feature events. New England Racing Fuel will also continue to offer the Spec Engine bonus, offering a fuel certificate in the amount of $25 to the top-3 finishing SK Modified® and Late Model cars who are competing with the new SMS Spec Engine in each feature event during the 2010 season.

New England Racing Fuel will put up a total of $425 in free gasoline each Friday night for Stafford competitors, and over the past 11 years, they have contributed over $60,000 in free gas to Stafford competitors. In order to be eligible for the New England Race Fuel contingency bonus, a competitor must use Sunoco gasoline and carry a Sunoco sticker on their car.

New England Racing Fuel was the first company along with CARQUEST Auto Parts to join the SMS Contingency Program for the 1999 season and they have been part of the program every year since. The 2010 season will mark the 12th consecutive season that New England Racing Fuel have been members of the SMS Contingency Program.

“We’re happy to be back at Stafford for another season,” said John Holland of New England Racing Fuel. “Stafford is a great partner to be a associated with, they have a first rate facility, great racing, and it’s a fun family atmosphere each Friday night at the track. This is a great way to for Mike and myself to give a little something back to the competitors who support us by using Sunoco gasoline in their race cars. The Contingency Program at Stafford is a great way for us to advertise our product and we’ve seen positive returns each season we’ve been involved with the program.”

“John and Mike have always been great supporters of racing here at Stafford, and we’re happy to have them as a track partner for another season,” said SMS COO/GM Mark Arute. “Gasoline is a cost that our competitors face every week and thanks to New England Racing Fuel’s participation, we are able to offer our competitors an opportunity to lessen their fuel costs on a weekly basis.”

Sunoco is the Official Fuel of NASCAR. Sunoco 110 Standard, 112 Supreme and Sunoco GTX 260 can be purchased at the Sunoco truck found in Stafford’s paddock area every Friday night, where Don Stone will redeem competitors’ contingency coupons for free racing gasoline. For more information about Sunoco Race Fuels, visit them online at

Stafford Motor Speedway is still accepting contingency sponsors for the 2010 racing season. For more information on how to become a contingency partner, contact the SMS track office at (860)-684-2783, or log onto and click on MARKETING KIT to view the CONTINGENCY PROGRAM portion of Stafford Motor Speedway’s Marketing Kit.

Sources: Scott Running/Stafford Motor Speedway PR

March 2010
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