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    Stafford Motor Speedway will welcome the reigning Miss Connecticut, Dana Daunis to the track to perform the National Anthem for the track’s 37th Annual Tech-Net Spring Sizzler. Daunis will join Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell to give the track a distinct Connecticut flavor. “We are looking forward to having Miss Connecticut perform our National Anthem at the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler,” said Lisa Arute, SMS Executive Vice President. “This will mark the first time we have ever had a Miss Connecticut performing the National Anthem at Stafford Motor Speedway.” Active and accomplished are just two words to describe Miss Connecticut 2007, Dana Elaine Daunis. The 22 year-old Watertown native received her degree in Psychology, with a minor in Theater Performance at Central Connecticut State University.
    Dana recently spent time in Ghana, Africa studying the country's mental health and healing to finalize her Bachelor of Arts. One of her scholastic ambitions is to earn a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and Certification in Play Therapy. She intends to open a practice as a Registered Play Therapist in the future. As Miss Connecticut, Dana is dedicated to breaking the cycle of child abuse
through prevention and recovery efforts. The future of abused and neglected children is truly at stake as they are 10 times more likely to suffer from depression, alcoholism, drug abuse and obesity. In addition, they are also more likely to require special education in school and have a greater propensity to become juvenile delinquents or adult criminals. Dana believes that by working to prevent abuse and to help others recover, we are not only curbing future mistreatment, but are also working diligently toward breaking a chain of events stemming from the epidemic of child abuse.
    For additional information on Miss Connecticut Dana Daunis, please visit
    The 37th Annual Tech-Net Spring Sizzler gets underway Friday, April 25 with a practice session for Stafford’s weekly divisions. The practice session will be open to the public at no charge. Action continues on Saturday, April 26 with Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the Whelen Modified Tour
cars, along with heat and consolation races for Stafford’s weekly divisions. Saturday will conclude with feature events for the SK Light, Limited Late Model, and DARE Stock divisions. The Sizzler concludes on Sunday, April 27 with the CARQUEST Belts and Hose Pit Party from 11am to noon, followed by feature events for Stafford’s SK Modified® and Late Model divisions along with the 200-lap Tech-Net Spring Sizzler for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour cars.
    Tickets for the 37th Annual Tech-Net Spring Sizzler, “The Greatest Race in the History of Spring,” are now on sale at the Stafford Motor Speedway Box Office. Tickets are priced at $35.00 for adult general admission tickets, $5.00 for children ages 6-14, $38.00 for reserved seats, and free for children ages 5 & under. Tickets are good for admission to the Saturday April 26, and Sunday, April 27 portions of the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler, with the Friday, April 25 practice session open the public free of charge.
    As always, Stafford Motor Speedway offers plenty of free parking with overnight weekend parking available.
    For more information on the 37th Annual 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


Source:  Scott Running / Stafford Motor Speedway PR
Posted:  April 23, 2008

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