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Stafford Motor Speedway has received its first Whelen Modified Tour entries for the 38th Annual CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend, scheduled for Oct. 1-Oct 3. The first entries for the 2010 CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend are Mike Stefanik, Richie Pallai, Jr., and Ken Heagy. Pallai is chasing Justin Bonsignore for 2010 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors while Stefanik is chasing after Ted Christopher and Bobby Santos, III in an effort to secure what would be his 8th career Whelen Modified Tour championship.

Stefanik has owned the CARQUEST Fall Final with 8 of his 20 career Stafford Whelen Modified Tour victories coming in the fall classic event. Stefanik had a streak of 2 wins in a row in the CARQUEST Fall Final broken last season by Donny Lia. Stefanik currently sits third in the 2010 Whelen Modified Tour championship standings, 61 points behind championship leader Bobby Santos, III and 29 points behind Ted Christopher, who is second in the standings.

Former Stafford SK Modified® competitor Pallai is currently sitting second in the 2010 Sunoco Rookie of the Year race behind Justin Bonsignore and he is currently 15th overall in the 2010 championship standings with 1 top-10 finish to his credit in 11 starts this season. Pallai will also be handing out free CARQUEST Belts & Hose Tee-Shirts during the CARQUEST Belts & Hose Pit Party on Sunday, Oct. 3.

The 38th annual CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend is the final race of the 2010 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season at SMS, and will serve as the penultimate round of the 2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship. The 2010 CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend kicks off on Friday, Oct. 1 with pit gates opening at 12:00pm with a practice session running from 2:00pm to 6:30pm for Stafford’s weekly divisions. The General Admission grandstands will be open to the public at no charge for the practice session. The G.A. Grandstands will open at 2pm.

Action continues on Saturday, Oct. 2 with Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the Whelen Modified Tour cars at 2:15pm, followed by heat and consolation races for Stafford’s weekly divisions. Saturday’s events wrap up with feature events for Stafford’s SK Light Modified, Limited Late Model, and DARE Stock divisions.

The CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend continues on Sunday, Oct. 3 with the famous Stafford CARQUEST Belts & Hose Pit Party kicking off the day’s activities from 11:00am to 12:00pm, with 220 laps of feature racing to follow.

Stafford’s SK Modifieds® and Late Models will join the Whelen Modified Tour 150-lap CARQUEST Fall Final as the feature events of the day. As a special bonus, the first 300 fans through the CARQUEST Belts & Hose Pit Party gates will receive a free reusable CARQUEST bag.

Tickets for the CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend are available and on sale now at the Stafford Motor Speedway Box Office. Tickets are priced at $35.00 for adult General Admission, $5.00 for children ages 6-14, and children ages 5 & under are free. Reserved seating is $38.00 for all ages. All tickets cover both Saturday and Sunday admission to the Fall Final. As always, Stafford Motor Speedway offers free parking with overnight parking available.

Tickets can be ordered by calling the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or by logging onto the Online Ticket Sales section of www.staffordspeedway.com.

  Source: Scott Running / Stafford Motor Speedway
Posted: September 2, 2010

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