FAMILY OF FRANK
FERRARA TO SERVE AS 44th ANNUAL NAPA AUTO PARTS SPRING
SIZZLER GRAND MARSHAL AT STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY
family of the late Frank Ferrara have been named by
Stafford Motor Speedway as Grand Marshals for the
44th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler set to
open Stafford’s 2015 racing campaign April 25th and
Ferrara spent a lifetime involved in New England
motorsports. He was a car owner at Riverside Park in
the early 1950’s, a flagman, a successful Mini
Sprint driver and a track owner. His support of
Modified racing and Stafford stretches across more
than 30 years and is best known for his Ferrara 100
events at the Connecticut half-mile.
In 2010, Frank was honored by being inducted in to
the NEAR Hall of Fame. The Ferrara 100’s were also
Stafford’s first involvement with NAPA.
“Frank was the owner of Ferrara Spring Works which
was also a NAPA dealer,” recalls Mark Arute,
Stafford’s COO/GM. “When My father took over
Stafford, Frank was one of the first area
businessmen to offer sponsorship support. We had
planned to have Frank serve as this year’s Grand
Marshall as long ago as last season. Unfortunately,
Frank passed away this January and the honor now
falls upon his family and him, posthumously.”
Ferrara is survived by his children, son Mark
Ferrara of Laguna Niguel, CA, daughters Diane
Valentino of West Springfield, and Irene F. Camerota.
He also has 6 grandchildren, Vanessa, Scott and his
wife Kristina, Eric, Joseph, Audrey and Anthony.
The 44th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler will
run on Sunday, April 26 at approximately 3:15pm
following the NAPA Pit Party from 11am-12noon and
the SK Modified® and Late Model feature events
beginning at 1pm.
Tickets for the “Greatest Race in the History of
Spring” are on sale now at the Speedway Box Office.
Tickets are priced at $38.50 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 $42.00 for all ages.
As always, Stafford Motor Speedway offers free
parking with overnight parking available. All
tickets are good for both Saturday and Sunday
admission. All ticket prices include 10% CT
For more information on the 44th Annual NAPA Auto
Parts Spring Sizzler, or to order tickets, contact
the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at
860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at
Scott Running /
Stafford Motor Speedway
April 17, 2015