Archive for April 25th, 2010

Spring Sizzler Sunday Racing Postponed to Saturday, May 1st

CARQUEST Special Extra Distance Night Scheduled for April 30th

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway has postponed its Sunday racing activities of the 39th Annual CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler to Saturday, May 1st with a rain date of Sunday, May 2nd. The postponement of the Sunday Tech-Net Spring Sizzler racing card has created a unique weekend of racing at Stafford Motor Speedway. Stafford Motor Speedway has transformed its opening night race program on April 30th into CARQUEST Special Extra Distance Night highlighted by extra distance events for the SK Light Modified, Limited Late Model, and DARE Stock divisions with the remainder of the 39th Annual CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler running Saturday, May 1st.

The CARQUEST Special Extra Distance Night on Friday, April 30th will showcase the SK Lights in a special 30-lap feature event, the Limited Late Models in a special 25-lap feature, and the DARE Stocks in a special 20-lap event. Tickets for CARQUEST Special Extra Distance Night are only $10.00 for adults, while children 6-14 are $5.00 and children 5 & under are free as always. Pit Passes for CARQUEST Special Extra Distance Night will be $20.00. Paddock gates will open at 3:00pm with practice running from 5:00pm-6:30pm. Qualifying heats will begin at 7:00pm with the three extra distance feature events taking to the track after the completion of qualifying.

The postponed CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler will be run on Saturday, May 1st with a rain date of Sunday, May 2nd. The paddock area will open at 7:00am and Stafford’s famous CARQUEST Belts and Hose Pit Party will kick things off from 11:15am-12:15 pm. Following the CARQUEST Belts and Hose Pit Party will be practice sessions for Stafford’s SK Modified® and Late Model divisions from 12:30pm-1:00pm with the Whelen Modified Tour practicing from 1:00pm-1:30pm. Feature racing will begin at 2:00pm with the 40-lap SK Modified® feature. The 30-lap Late Model feature will follow the SK Modified® feature and the 200-lap CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler for the Whelen Modified Tour will take the green flag at approximately 3:15pm and will close out the day’s racing activities. Rain checks for today’s CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler will be honored on Saturday, May 1st.

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Seekonk Speedway readies for 65th season opener with Phil’s Propane 75 for the ARC Pro Stocks

Seekonk, MA — With the winter months behind us, the staff and management of Seekonk Speedway are making the final preparations for their 65th season opened at the famed Bay State oval on Sunday, May 2.

Headlining the show will be the ARC Pro Stocks, as they will battle for supremacy in the Phil’s Propane 75, with $2,000 up for grabs to the winner. In addition to the extra cash, the winner will also be a guaranteed starter in the P.A.S.S. 150 on Saturday, August 14.

Phil’s Propane has been a constant supporter of Seekonk Speedway for over a decade, as a speedway partner, sponsor and car owner. They service over 5,000 residential, commercial, and industrial accounts all over Newport and Bristol Counties, and continue to expand. They provide bulk propane delivery, installation of space heating, water heating and other propane equipment. They provide 24 hour emergency service. They have been setting the Standard for Service and Safety in Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts for over Fifty Years.

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Rocco Scores Third Win at Waterford; Sears, Williams, Payne & Flannery Get First Wins

Waterford, CT — An entertaining night of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing took place at Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday night. Keith Rocco returned to Victory Lane to score his third SK Modified® win of the year in just four events. Norm Sears was a first time winner in the Street Stocks and Chris Williams won for the first time in nearly a year in the Norwich Bulletin Mini Stocks. Howard Payne was the victor in the A.B. CDL Training Center Trucks and it was Anthony Flannery taking the win for the Legends Cars.

The SK Modifieds® rebounded from two weeks ago with an exciting 35-lap race. Kyle James raced to the early lead of the event over Tom Abele Jr. and Diego Monahan. On lap seven the first caution flag of the event waved on lap seven when Tyler Chadwick tangled with Todd Ceravolo in turn two sending both cars spinning.

On the restart James prevailed over Abele, but Monahan began turning up the heat. He moved inside and past Abele and pressured the newcomer to the division for the race lead. James countered with his own moves to thwart off Monahan’s challenges. Meanwhile Jeff Paul was looking strong and moved into third. Further back, Rocco and Ron Yuhas Jr. were mired in traffic battling at the back half of the top ten.

[Photo Gallery] by Nicholas Teto

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Whelen Modified Tour Postponed At Stafford

Tech-Net Spring Sizzler Presented By CARQUEST To Run May 1

Stafford Springs, CTDue to rain in the area on Sunday, and more forecasted throughout the day, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s race at Stafford Motor Speedway has been postponed to Saturday, May 1.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour was to take the green flag today in the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST at 2:30 p.m. The tentative start time for the rescheduled race next Saturday is 3:15 p.m.

Action yesterday at Stafford was highlighted by a record-setting performance in qualifying from Bobby Santos, whose fast lap of 17.965 seconds (100.195 mph) surpassed Matt Hirschman’s three-year-old record of 18.009 (99.950). Santos will be joined in the front row next Saturday by Doug Coby when the 200-lap Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST takes the green flag.

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