Stafford Springs, CT — Tom Fox, a 30 plus year veteran of weekly short track racing, has joined the Stafford Motor Speedway staff as Director of Racing Operations and Competition. Fox’s duties during the season will entail working alongside Frank Sgambato in the Race Control booth during races and oversee post-race technical inspection in the CBYD Inspection Zone. Fox joined the SMS staff for the final 4 races of the 2011 season as an observer to better prepare him for his 2012 duties.
“I’m looking forward to the season,” said Fox. “Last year I was able to meet the staff, I got to hang out with Frank [Sgambato] on Friday nights, and I got to see how the operation was run. I know most of the drivers at Stafford and in all my years of racing, Stafford is one of the finest facilities that I’ve been to. For a local short track, Stafford is very well equipped and I’m looking forward to utilizing the facilities they have for tech inspection and I’m ready to come in and help the team.”
Fox has previously served as Race Director/GM at Waterford Speedbowl, and Race Director for the NEMA Midget Tour. Fox has 31 years of both Modified and Late Model experience as a driver and he has two Late Model championships to his credit while racing at the Waterford Speedbowl.
“We’re happy to have Tom Fox as part of Team Stafford,” said SMS COO/GM Mark Arute. “With Tom’s experience both on the track as a racer and off the track as an official, we think he will be an excellent addition to our Friday night race staff. Tom was able to get a good understanding of the various parts of our race program last season and we look forward to his contributions this season.”
Fox’s first event in his new position will be the 41st Annual CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler on April 27-29. Tickets for the CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler 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. All ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax. As always, Stafford Motor Speedway offers free parking with overnight parking available.
For more information on the 41st Annual CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler, 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