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The CARQUEST Extreme Tuesday Champions for Charities Event at Stafford Motor Speedway scheduled for June 28th is building in momentum and excitement as the drivers gear up to raise funds for their respective charities. The impressive field of open wheeled division champion drivers represents 42 championships among 12 drivers.

This week’s spotlight is on Chris Perley, the 6-time ISMA Supermodified Champion, and he will be racing to raise funds for the North Shore Arthritis Walk in Honor of Katie Blouin.

“We’re family acquaintances of Katie, and having a daughter myself, when something like this affects someone in your community, it definitely hits home,” said Perley. “Katie has rheumatoid arthritis and that is something that she is going to have to deal with for the rest of her life, so we want to help raise some money that will go towards finding a cure. Katie was the ambassador for last year’s Arthritis Walk, and she is a great girl and she comes from a great family. This is the first time I’ve been part of something like this and I’ll be part of the Arthritis Walk on May 22nd.”

When it comes to ISMA Supermodified competition, there are not many drivers that can match Perley’s accomplishments. Perley won 6 ISMA Supermodified championships from 2003-2009 and he has over 50 career victories. Perley has enjoyed a fair share of success at Stafford behind the wheel of his ISMA Supermodified machine, winning four of the first seven CARQUEST Extreme Tuesday Events. Perley will face a new challenge when he gets behind the wheel of the Senior Outlaw Kart for the 20-lap CARQUEST Champions For Charities around the Stafford Mini-Mile.

“It’s been a while since I’ve driven a go kart,” said Perley. “Any time you can jump into something new to drive it’s a lot of fun. This race is going to be a neat deal and it’s nice to have the fans be part of the show with their donations determining the lineups. I’m sure that we’ll all respect each other out there on the track and hopefully we can put on a good show for the fans and raise some money for some great charities.”

The starting lineups for the CARQUEST Champions For Charities qualifying races will be determined by how much money each driver raises for their selected charity. The starting grid will be set with the drivers who have raised the most money starting up front. Fans are encouraged to get involved in the event by donating to their favorite driver or favorite charity. To make a donation to the Arthritis Walk in Honor of Katie Blouin on behalf of Chris Perley, 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.

In addition to his CARQUEST Champions For Charities duties, Perley will be behind the wheel of his familiar #11 for the 50-lap ISMA Supermodifed event and will be looking to record his fifth Stafford victory.

“I love Stafford, it has two really nice grooves and I have some good history there,” said Perley. “We’re going to race a limited schedule again, but if we can do as well as we did last year, then we’ll be pretty happy. I was tied with Russ [Wood] at 6 championships and after he won the championship last year he told me that I would have to race at least one more full year to try to get tied with him again.”

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 parking available.

For more information, or to order tickets to the 8th Annual CARQUEST Extreme
Tuesday event, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at
860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.

  Source: Scott Running / Stafford Motor Speedway
Posted: March 26, 2011

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