Story By: SCOTT RUNNING / STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY – STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT – When the Valenti Modified Racing Series cars take the green flag this Friday, August 30 in the Lincoln Tech 80 at Stafford Speedway, it will mark a continuous 10-year partnership between Stafford and Lincoln Tech.
The relationship began during the 2010 season with Lincoln Tech becoming the title sponsor of Stafford’s Late Model 100 event and Lincoln Tech has been associated with several different Stafford events since then such as the Valenti Modified Racing Series, Modified Touring Series, Back to SK® Blitz, and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.
“Wow, first of all, I can’t believe it’s been 10 years already,” said Rob Wargo, Eastern Connecticut High School Admissions Reps for Lincoln Tech. “Everything got started with Kris Fluckiger getting me to go onto the internet and explore what Stafford Speedway was all about while he was a student here at Lincoln Tech. It’s been a great partnership and overall we’re ecstatic, excited, and blessed to have worked with everyone at Team Stafford over the past 10 years. From the ticket sellers at the main gates down to the kids who sell the PitStopper Magazines in the grandstands, you can see the joy and passion on everyone’s face. It’s been a great relationship for us and we’ve been treated to 10 years of great racing. Our new president at Lincoln Tech believes in exploiting our success alongside Stafford’s success and I think I can confidently say that we’re looking forward to continuing our relationship for many more years to come.”
Lincoln Tech began their partnership back in 2010 with Stafford by offering a unique custom air-brushed hood to the winner of the Late Model 100, which was won by Woody Pitkat. Through the years, Lincoln Tech has continued to offer unique trophy options such as the airbrushed hood or gold, silver, and bronze awards the Lincoln Tech presented to all feature winners in conjunction with the Summer Olympics of 2016. Lincoln Tech will once again present a custom, airbrushed hood to the winner of the Lincoln Tech VMRS 80. Lincoln Tech will also begin a new tradition of passing out Lincoln Tech rally towels to the first 250 fans through the admission gates this Friday night.
“We’re looking forward to kicking off a new tradition with the Lincoln Tech rally towels this year,” said Wargo. “We’re going to be giving away 250 rally towels at the main gate and we’re looking for the fans to wave these towels during the race. We’re starting with 250 this year and we might expand that to 500 next year if all goes well, so we want to see everyone in the stands waving the towels!”
Lincoln Tech will also present a great prize for Stafford’s Lucky Number PitStopper Magazine program this Friday night. Lincoln Tech will offer two pit passes for the season ending NAPA Fall Final Weekend on September 28-29 to a Lucky Number winner.
The freshman class of 2019 begins September 23 at Lincoln Tech and the last day that potential 2019 students can take the Lincoln Tech scholarship test is September 21. That’s an opportunity for students to win up to $15,000 towards their education at Lincoln Tech. Students can call Lincoln Tech to set up an appointment to take the test or they can visit the campus to make an appointment. The first Lincoln Tech open house for the freshman class of 2020 will be October 5.
“Our next open house is Saturday, October 5,” said Wargo. “Fans can enjoy racing at Stafford right up through the NAPA Fall Final on September 28-29 and then if students have nothing to do the following weekend, they can come to Lincoln Tech. It’s a full serve open house where students can meet with financial aid, the business office, and career services that does student placement. We’ll have teachers on hand to answer any questions that students or parents might have and students can also try first hand some of our services like welding to see if that’s something that they would be interested in.”
From its beginnings as Lincoln Technical Institute in 1946 to its current status as one of the nation’s leading providers of career education and training, the Lincoln Group of Schools are part of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation and are committed to providing students with the quality, hands-on skills and training they need to succeed in an ever-changing employment landscape. Lincoln currently operates over 40 campuses in 17 states all across the nation, offering curriculum in Automotive, Health Sciences, Business & I.T., Trades, Spa & Cosmetology, and Culinary Arts.
The East Windsor branch of Lincoln Tech is a destination school with on-campus dorms available that specializes in the fields of Auto, Collision, Diesel, Electrical, HVAC, Welding, Audi Auto, and CNC Manufacturing with HAAS machinery. The 315,000 square foot campus of Lincoln Tech East Windsor offers shop space for students in Automotive Technology, which includes training dynos, more than 80 booths for their Welding program, a Haas Technical Education Center that houses Lincoln Tech’s newest program in computerized CNC manufacturing, and much more. The faculty at Lincoln Tech are experienced, dedicated mentors and teachers who share real-life experiences with students and knowledgeable staff members are able to offer years of financial aid, career guidance, and admissions expertise helping students. For more information about Lincoln Technical Institute and the programs they have to offer, please visit www.lincolnedu.com, or contact them by calling 1-800-243-4242.