Stafford Springs, CT — With the release of a schedule that has seen many new events as well as a few new twists and turns to it, Stafford Motor Speedway has continued to expand its 2012 schedule with the addition of the New England Truck Series to its 40th Annual CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend that is scheduled for Sept. 28-Sept. 30. The New England Truck Series (NETS) will be making only their second ever appearance at Stafford. The trucks were first at Stafford as part of the PRA Big Car Series event in August 2006 that was won by Chris Correll.
"We're excited to be racing at Stafford again," said NETS Director Lorraine Pard. "The competitor feedback we've received has been overwhelmingly positive, no one can believe that we're going to be racing at Stafford again. We've brought the Riverhead trucks into our series, so we have a pretty good truck count and we're trying to help our competitors with cost friendly rules. We handicap our feature lineups from the heat races with the faster truck starting behind the slower trucks, which makes the racing more exciting for everyone and we're looking forward to putting on an exciting show at Stafford."
New England Race Trucks feature fiberglass bodies that replicate Ford F150, Chevy Silverado, and Dodge Ram Trucks. All trucks are powered by either V-8 Ford 302, Chevy 305, Dodge 318, or the GM 602 & 603 Crate motor program. Each truck has an automatic transmission, ensuring equal power output among the Ford, Chevy, and Dodge makes. All NETS racing engines feature a spec-racing carburetor, manifold, cam, electronic ignition, dual reservoir master brake cylinders for adjustable brake bias, racing coil springs front and rear, and steel bodied racing shocks. Custom upper A-arms and wedge jack bolts provide adjustment according to track length and surface.
The 40th Annual CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend will get underway Friday, September 28 with a practice session for Stafford's weekly divisions. The practice session will be open to the public at no charge. The CARQUEST Fall Final will continue on Saturday, September 29 with qualifying for the Whelen Modified Tour and heat races for Stafford's weekly divisions as well as the Pro-4 Modifieds. Saturday's racing action will conclude with feature events for the SK Light, Limited Late Model, DARE Stock, Pro-4 Modified, and N.E. Truck Series divisions. The CARQUEST Fall Final will conclude on Sunday, September 30 with the CARQUEST Belts and Hose Pit Party followed by Stafford's SK Modifieds® and Late Models joining the Whelen Modified Tour in feature action.
Tickets for the CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend are available and on sale now through the SMS Box Office. Tickets are priced at $38.50 for adult general admission tickets, $5.00 for children ages 6-14, and children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Reserved seating will be priced at $42.00 for all ages. As always, Stafford Motor Speedway offers free parking with overnight parking available.
For more information on the 40th annual CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend, or to order tickets, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.
Sources: Scott Running/Stafford Motor Speedway PR