the excitement builds for the June 28th CARQUEST Extreme Tuesday Champions
for Charities event, Stafford Speedway has been busy coordinating charities
and the drivers that will represent them. The field for the CARQUEST
Champions for Charities race is impressive, as it represents 42
championships among 12 drivers and 5 different open wheel divisions.
Keith Rocco, the 2010 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Champion,
as well as the 2010 Stafford SK Modified® Champion, has teamed up with the
Connecticut Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation in conjunction with the
Wishes on Wheels Convoy for this unique event. The Connecticut Chapter of
the Make-A-Wish Foundation / Wishes on Wheels Convoy grants wishes of
children with life threatening medical conditions. Since 1986, the
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut has granted the wishes of more than
"I am excited to get a chance to help a charity such as Make-A-Wish," said
Rocco. "To get a chance to race and raise money for such a great cause is
something I couldn't pass up."
Rocco will bring his talents to the CARQUEST Champions for Charities event
on June 28th as part of the CARQUEST Extreme Tuesday event that will
showcase the ISMA Supermodified, NEMA Midget, and Pro-4 Modified divisions.
As one of the special guests in the CARQUEST Champions For Charities event,
Rocco will pilot a Wild Thing Senior Outlaw go-kart against some of the most
talented open wheel drivers in New England.
Fans are encouraged to get involved in the event by donating to their
favorite driver or favorite charity. Starting positions for the qualifying
races will be set by the amount of funds raised and the top two fundraisers
will be on the pole of each qualifying race.
"My goal is to raise $8,500 for Make-A-Wish" said Rocco. "That is the amount
needed to grant one wish and I'm hoping that it will also get me a good
starting spot in the race."
2010 was a big year for Rocco; he won 10 times at Stafford, clinched his
second SK Modified® track championship, and was the NASCAR Whelen
All-American Series National Champion. Though Keith is one of the younger
members of the CARQUEST Champions for Charities field, he will surely be one
to reckon with come race day.
To make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation/Wishes on Wheels and for
more information on the event please refer to the CARQUEST Champions for
Charities donation page located at
www.staffordspeedway.com. Stay tuned to
www.staffordspeedway.com for more driver spotlights and exciting
information regarding the CARQUEST Champions for Charities event.
CARQUEST Extreme Tuesday will take place on June 28, 2011 and will also
feature the ISMA Super Modifieds, NEMA Midgets, and Pro-4 Modifieds. Tickets
for CARQUEST Extreme Tuesday are on sale now at the Speedway Box Office and
are priced at $30.00 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 $32.00 for all ages.
As always, Stafford Motor Speedway offers free parking with overnight
For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at
860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at