Story By: PAUL ARUTE / STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY – STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT – Returning for a 3rd consecutive season, Maybury Material Handling of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts will sponsor a weekly 1st place contingency bonus of $150 for the SK Modified® division and $125 for the SK Light Modified division. With the additional bonus the weekly SK Modified® purse moves to $1,950 to win and a total weekly purse of $9,355 while the SK Light purse moves to $600 to win with a total purse of $3,455.
“Maybury is excited to continue our relationship with Stafford Speedway and its drivers & teams for the 2018 season,” said Maybury President John Maybury. “Racing has always had a special spot in my family so we are pleased to be able to support other racing families who share that passion. The entire Maybury team is looking forward to another great year of racing at Stafford Speedway.”
Since joining the Stafford contingency program in 2016, Maybury Material Handling has awarded over $11,000 in combined bonuses to the SK Modified® and SK Light divisions. With the announcement, Maybury Material Handling becomes the 6th announced contingency sponsor for the SK Modified® division and the 3rd announced contingency for the SK Light Modified division.
“John and his team at Maybury Material Handling have been long-time supporters of Stafford Speedway and short track racing,” said Stafford Speedway General Manager Mark Arute. “It’s turning into a strong year. We have nearly all of our contingency sponsors returning and a few new ones coming on board. We really can’t thank Maybury and all our contingency sponsors enough. These bonuses go straight to the teams and I know everyone appreciates their support.”
Since 1976, Maybury Material Handling has been designing, supplying, and servicing a wide variety of material handling equipment throughout New England. Maybury provides customers from a wide range of industries with solutions to move, lift, and store their parts and products. Maybury has become one of the largest and most successful material handling companies in the Northeast with nearly 100 employees operating as a distributor for approximately 1,300 manufacturers. Maybury supplies virtually all types of material handling equipment, including many ergonomic & productivity enhancing products. Customers range from large manufacturers to small, family-owned businesses. A diverse product line, knowledgeable personnel, and an emphasis on safety combine to make Maybury a recognizable leader in the material handling industry.
The SK Modified® and SK Light Modified divisions have become two of the most competitive weekly racing divisions in the Northeast with a wide array of different winners across the two classes including 7 different winners in the SK Modified® division and 9 different winners in the SK Light Modified division in 2017. The 2018 season will be no different with nearly all drivers who competed in 2017 returning in 2018 along with an abundance of new drivers entering the SK Light division or moving up to the SK Modified® division.
The first Maybury contingency bonuses of the 2018 season will be up for grabs during Stafford Speedway’s 47th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler® Weekend on April 27-29. The 47th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler® gets underway Friday, April 27 with a practice session for Stafford’s weekly divisions, the New England Truck Series, and Vintage All-Stars. The practice session will be open to the public at no charge. Action continues on Saturday, April 28 with pole qualifying for the Whelen Modified Tour cars, along with heat and consolation races for Stafford’s weekly divisions, trucks, and vintage cars. Saturday will wrap up with feature events for the Limited Late Model, Street Stock, N.E. Trucks, and Vintage All-Stars. NAPA Spring Sizzler® action continues on Sunday, April 29 with the NAPA Auto Parts Pit Party from 11am-noon followed by Stafford’s SK Modifieds®, Late Models, and SK Lights joining the Whelen Modified Tour in feature action.
Tickets for the “Greatest Race in the History of Spring” are on sale now at the Speedway Box Office. Tickets are priced at $40.00 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 is priced at $42.00 for all ages. As always, Stafford Motor Speedway offers free parking with overnight parking available. Tickets are good for both Saturday and Sunday admission. All ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax. Discount Tickets are now available at participating NAPA Auto Parts stores. For a full list of the 72 participating locations throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont, please call the speedway office or visit us on the web at www.staffordmotorspeedway.com/participating-napa-auto-parts-stores.