Stafford Springs, CT — With the addition of three more teams this week, there are now 37 Whelen Modified Tour teams that have filed an entry blank with NASCAR and Stafford Motor Speedway to compete for a starting position in the 33-car field for the 39th Annual CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler, scheduled for April 24 & 25.
Leading the way among the 37 teams that have filed an entry for “The Greatest Race in the History of Spring” are the two winningest drivers in Sizzler history, Ted Christopher and Mike Stefanik. Between them, Christopher and Stefanik account for a grand total of 9 Spring Sizzler events. Christopher’s win in last year’s CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler broke a tie with Stefanik for the most career Sizzler victories. The win was also the second consecutive Spring Sizzler victory for Christopher, and if Christopher can win this year’s CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler, he will join Maynard Troyer as the only drivers in the race’s 39-year history to win three consecutive Sizzler events.
Christopher’s attempt at a Sizzler three-peat this year will be the 8th time that a driver has put himself into position for the difficult task. Stefanik has attempted the Sizzler 3-peat on two different occasions with this year’s CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler marking Christopher’s second attempt at the Sizzler 3-peat as well. Other drivers who have tried for the Sizzler 3-peat include Richie Evans, Troyer, Mike Ewanitsko, and Rick Fuller, with Troyer the only driver to find success in the quest for three consecutive CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler victories.