Story By: PAUL ARUTE / STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY – STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT – Due to the rain expected this Friday, the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler® Whelen Modified Tour 200 has been moved to Saturday, May 11th, in an afternoon format.
All 5 of Stafford’s weekly divisions will compete in a feature only format with feature racing slated to begin at 1:15pm. The 48th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Whelen Modified Tour 200 is scheduled to roll off at 4:45pm.
All tickets purchased for the NAPA Spring Sizzler® will be honored Saturday, May 11th. NAPA Auto Parts ticket holder buffet will be held from 11:00am to 1:00pm Saturday, May 11th. Stafford’s five weekly divisions will compete in a feature only format with the Top-18 in points locked into their respective feature events. Consi’s will be held for SK and SK Lights if needed.
The track will be open on Friday, May 10 until 6:00pm for trailer parking and the track office will be open until 5:00pm for pit band exchange and ticket sales. Pit gates will open at 7:30am Saturday morning with practice for Stafford’s weekly divisions scheduled for 10:30am and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at 12:35pm. General admission gates will open at 10:30am as well.
As a reminder: 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 continuing to work with us,” explained Stafford GM Mark Arute. “This weather has been unprecedented and we want to ensure we get the Spring Sizzler® in this weekend. With the forecast calling for rain throughout the day and evening on Friday it made the most sense to move the event to Saturday. We apologize for any inconvenience, one thing we can’t control is the weather. Hope to see everyone at the track Saturday.”