STEVE NICHOLS TO
SERVE AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR
38th ANNUAL TECH-NET SPRING SIZZLER AT STAFFORD SPEEDWAY
The 38th annual Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST will be
brought to life by Steve Nichols, Vice President CARQUEST division of Gates
Corporation, who will give the command to start engines as Grand Marshal.
Mr. Nichols began his career with Gates in May 1982 as a territory sales
manager. Since then he has been a Regional Sales Manager, Director of Sales,
and in 2007 he became the Vice President of the CARQUEST Belt and Hose
CARQUEST Belts & Hose are top quality products produced by Gates,
the world’s leading manufacturer and aftermarket supplier covering both
domestic and import vehicles. Many of these products are the same as those
specified by OEM’s around the world. The Gates Corporation has been
recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of automotive power
CARQUEST is a recognized market leader in automotive and heavy-duty
application coverage and known for first-to-market status. CARQUEST Belts &
Hose customers can rely on the most complete coverage for the majority of
today’s passenger cars, light trucks and SUVs. CARQUEST Micro-V® Serpentine
Belts offer the latest technology in V-ribbed belt design and construction.
These products are available at your local CARQUEST Auto Parts store.
This year’s 38th Annual edition of the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler will
feature six divisions of racing, with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
headlining the weekend’s festivities. Stafford’s five Whelen All-American
Series divisions, SK Modified®, Late Model, SK Light Modified, Limited Late
Model, and DARE Stock, will all make their 2009 season debut.
The 2009 Tech-Net Spring Sizzler gets underway Friday, April 24
with a practice session for Stafford’s weekly divisions. The practice
session will be open to the public at no charge. The paddock area opens to
Stafford’s weekly teams at 9:00am with practice running from noon to 7:00pm.
Action continues on Saturday, April 25 with spectator gates opening
at 10:00am. Racing begins at 1:30pm with Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the
Whelen Modified Tour cars. Following time trials will be heat and
consolation races for Stafford’s weekly divisions, with feature events for
Stafford’s SK Light, Limited Late Model, and DARE Stock divisions wrapping
up the day’s events. The SK Light and Limited Late Model feature events will
each be 20-laps while the DARE Stock feature will be 15-laps.
The Sizzler continues on Sunday, April 26 with spectator gates
opening at 10:00am. Stafford’s famous CARQUEST Belts & Hose Pit Party will
run from 11:00am to 12 noon with feature racing beginning at 1:00pm.
Stafford’s SK Modifieds® will take to the track first for a 40-lap feature
event. The Whelen Modified Tour 200-lap Tech-Net Spring Sizzler will take
the green at approximately 2:30pm, and Stafford’s Late Models will conclude
the weekend with a 30-lap feature event.
Tickets for the “Greatest Race in the History of Spring” are on
sale now at the Speedway Box Office. Tickets are priced at $35.00 for adult
general admission tickets, $5.00 for children ages 6-14, and children ages 5
and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Reserved
seating is priced at $38.00 for all ages. As always, Stafford Motor Speedway
offers free parking with overnight parking available.
For more information on the 38th annual CARQUEST 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
Running / Stafford Motor Speedway