JODI RELL TO SERVE AS GRAND MARSHAL
FOR 37th ANNUAL TECH-NET SPRING SIZZLER AT STAFFORD
The 37th annual Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST will have
Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell serve as Grand Marshal. The governor
is no stranger to Stafford Motor Speedway. She and her family have
visited the NASCAR half-mile on several previous occasions, serving as
grand marshal for a Stafford event once while she was the Lieutenant
Governor, and then again serving as the Grand Marshal for the 2006
Tech-Net Spring Sizzler.
“We are very proud and honored to welcome the Governor of
Connecticut to Stafford Speedway and have her serve as our Spring
Sizzler Grand Marshal,” said Mark Arute, SMS COO/GM.
On January 3, 2007, Governor M. Jodi Rell was sworn in for
her own term as Governor of the great State of Connecticut. She is the
state’s 87th Governor and the first-ever woman Republican Governor of
Connecticut. Governor Rell has held elected office in Connecticut for
more than two
decades. She holds the state’s highest office after serving as the 105th
Lieutenant Governor for over nine years. Governor Rell also represented
the 107th House District of Brookfield in the state House of
Representatives where she held key leadership posts, including Deputy
House Minority Leader
and Assistant House Minority Leader.
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
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