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    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 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 25, 2008

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