Ted Christopher, Adam Gray, Jeremy Sorel, Andrew Hayes, Frank L’Etoile, And Dana DiMatteo Honored As 2014 Stafford Speedway Track Champions
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Motor Speedway welcomed a guest list of over 500 people consisting of teams, drivers, sponsors, and employees this past Friday night, November 21 at Maneely’s in South Windsor to officially honor Ted Christopher, Adam Gray, Jeremy Sorel, Andrew Hayes, Frank L’Etoile, And Dana DiMatteo as the 2013 Stafford Motor Speedway NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track champions.
With Norwich Bulletin Sports Writer Marc Allard and Stafford Motor Speedway broadcaster Matt Buckler serving as the Masters of Ceremony, the 45th annual Stafford Motor Speedway NASCAR Champions Awards Ceremony not only honored the six track champions, they also recognized the top-20 points finishers from the SK Modified®, Late Model, SK Light, Limited Late Model, DARE Stock, and U.S. Legend Cars divisions. Special awards that were presented during the evening’s festivities were Most Popular Driver Awards, SPAFCO Race Chassis & Parts Rookie of the Year, R.A.D. Automachine DARE Stock Rookie of the Year, and the UNOH Youth Achievement Award.
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Due to a rainy forecast, Stafford Motor Speedway has announced that tonight’s Late Model Xtra Mart Xtra D program will be postponed to next Friday night, May 16th. There will now be three extra distance feature events with extra cash up for grabs on next Friday night’s racing card. The Late Models will run their 60-lap feature event with $1,475 available to the winner, the DARE Stocks will race their 20-lap Xtra D feature with an additional $50 available to the top-5 finishers, and the SK Lights will run a 22-lap feature with an extra $450 from RH2way Radios to be split among the top-3 finishers.
Tickets for the next Friday night’s Late Model / DARE Stock Xtra D program are priced at $20.00 for adult general admission tickets, $5.00 for children ages 6-14, free for children ages 5 & under, and $23.00 for reserved seats.
(Stafford Springs, CT)—This Friday night, May 9th, will kick off the 5-race Xtra Mart Xtra D Series at Stafford Motor Speedway. Stafford Speedway’s Late Model drivers will duel this Friday night in a 60-lap feature with the race winner taking home total posted awards of $1,475. The 60-lap Late Model feature event will carry a larger purse with the winner’s check paying out $1,125 and there is $1,000 in bonus money from Xtra Mart Convenience Stores that will be split evenly among the top-5 finishers. Add in the $125.00 in contingency money from CT Trailers and a $25.00 gas certificate from New England Racing Fuel, and the winner of Friday night’s 60-lap Late Model Xtra Mart Xtra D feature event will take home $1,450 in cash and a $25 gas credit from New England Racing Fuel.
(Stafford Springs, CT)—After winning two races and finishing 8th in the points standings as a DARE Stock rookie in 2013, Wethersfield native Frank L’Etoile, Jr. has signed KOMA Unwind as a primary sponsor for the 2014 season. In a somewhat unusual story, it was the sale of a car that brought L’Etoile and KOMA together for the 2014 season.
“My dad and my grandfather sold their modified to the owner of the company and he started the KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series,” said L’Etoile. “They went down to Statesville, NC with a proposal and KOMA gave me a call back about a month later and they were looking to expand and get their product going in the north. It’s the biggest sponsor I’ve ever had. For a DARE Stock, I think it’s one of the biggest sponsors in the division. It’s a name brand that people will recognize and it’s definitely going to help us out with paying for fuel and some tires here and there. It certainly won’t hurt.”
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Motor Speedway is hosting a field of accomplished current and former open wheel championship winning drivers for this year’s 4th annual Champions for Charities event, which will take place on Friday, June 27th. In the upcoming weeks before the event, SMS will provide a profile on each of the championship drivers. This week, the spotlight is on Woody Pitkat, the 2006 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division 4 Regional Champion, and 2013 Stafford SK Modified® Champion. Pitkat will be racing for the NAPA Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund serves United States Military personnel who are wounded or injured during their service. The fund was established in 2000 and has provided nearly $150 million to families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans. NAPA Auto Parts has announced the launch of its “Get Back and Give Back” program in support of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Throughout the month of July, NAPA customers will receive up to a $25 mail-in rebate for every battery, alternator, and starter they purchase, which they can donate all or a portion of to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Additionally, NAPA will donate $1 to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund for each redeemed rebate. To donate directly to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes fund, visit http://www.fallenheroesfund.org/Donate.aspx.