RENEWS ELITE CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP
WITH STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY
off a 25-year sponsorship milestone, CARQUEST Auto
Parts will return for their 26th consecutive season
as the Elite Corporate Sponsor of Stafford Speedway.
The partnership is one of the longest continuously
running sponsorships in Motorsports.
Throughout the years CARQUEST has brought race fans
memorable events at the Connecticut half-mile. The
2011 season will be no different, as CARQUEST will
bring fans four exciting events starting with the
40th Annual Tech-Net Spring Sizzler, April 29-May 1,
and culminating with the 39th Annual Fall Final,
Sept 30-Oct 2. The Whelen Modified Tour will
highlight both events along with Stafford’s five
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions.
CARQUEST will also bring fans the high-speed action
of CARQUEST Extreme Tuesday, on June 28th, which
showcases the ISMA Super Modifieds, NEMA Midgets,
and Pro-4 Modifieds. This is the 8th consecutive
year for this open wheeled extravaganza. In
addition, CARQUEST will host Stafford’s SK
Modifieds® with the 8th Annual CARQUEST SK 150 on on
July 22nd. “At CARQUEST, our goal is to bring fans
the most exciting racing around,” said CARQUEST VP
of Marketing Rich Pallai. “We’re excited about
continuing the tradition of partnering with Stafford
Speedway to put on race events that the fans of New
England will enjoy.”
Throughout the 25-year history CARQUEST and Stafford
have always tried to bring new events to the
half-mile. For 2011 Stafford and CARQUEST have
unveiled a very unique charity event, CARQUEST
Champions for Charities, which will accompany
CARQUEST Extreme Tuesday program. Past and present
open wheel champions will be racing Wild Thing
Go-Karts on the Stafford Mini-Mile in the name of
charity. Each driver will be raising money for their
charities throughout the months leading up to the
event and starting spots for the qualifying races
will be set in order of the most funds raised.
Donation information and information about the
CARQUEST Champions for Charities race can be found
CARQUEST Champions for Charities event page.
“We are very excited to begin a new era with
CARQUEST,” said Stafford General Manager Mark Arute.
“We hope to be able to continue an the successful
partnership for many years to come.” CARQUEST Auto
Parts is a premier supplier of replacement products
for all makes of automobiles. With 3,000 North
American locations and 18,000-customer service
associates, CARQUEST is ready to serve you. To
locate your closest CARQUEST please refer to the
carquest.com store locator.
In addition to the four race events that CARQUEST
Auto Parts gives their support to, they also are the
title sponsor of the CARQUEST Belts & Hose Pit
Parties, which are held during CARQUEST Tech-Net
Spring Sizzler Weekend and CARQUEST Fall Final
Weekend. The first CARQUEST Belts & Hose Pit Party
of the 2011 season will be held on Sunday, May 1st
as part of the 40th Annual CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring
Sizzler Weekend and will allow fans to meet and
greet with their favorite NASCAR drivers.
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 40th 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
Source: Scott Running / Stafford Motor Speedway