Story By: PAUL ARUTE / STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY – STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT – Due to the expected heavy rain, Sunday, May 5th’s NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler® Whelen Modified Tour 200 has been moved to Friday, May 10th, under the lights.
Racing will still take place this Saturday, May 4th as Stafford’s 5 Weekly divisions and the Vintage Modifieds will run a full schedule in an afternoon racing format for Stafford’s first event of 2019.
All tickets purchased for the NAPA Spring Sizzler® will be honored Friday, May 10th. NAPA Auto Parts ticket holder buffet will be held from 5:30pm to 7:30pm Friday May, 10th. Stafford’s five weekly divisions will also be on hand Friday, May 10th in a feature only format. The Top-18 cars in points will be locked into their respective feature events.
Saturday, May 4th will play host to Opening Day at Stafford. Pit gates will open at 10:00AM and General Admission gates at 11:00AM. Qualifying races will kick-off at 1:30PM with feature racing slated to begin at 2:30PM. See full schedule below. General Admission ticket pricing for Saturday’s event will be $18.50 for adults, kids 6-14 $5, and 5 & under free. Reserved seating is $20 for all ages and paddock passes will be $30 for NASCAR members and $35 for non-NASCAR members.
The Open Modified 80 event scheduled for May 10th has been moved to May 24th in conjunction with Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Repair Modifiedz Night.
“We appreciate all of our teams working with us,” explained Stafford GM Mark Arute. “This weather has been tough but we want to get a race in for all the teams, drivers, and fans. It made the most sense to bring the Modified Tour back next Friday for a one day show. Hopefully we can put the bad weather behind us.”