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2016 Season Kicks off with 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway

04-26-15-VLSK(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Motor Speedway and NAPA Auto Parts will usher in the 2016 season with the 45th running of the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler on April 22-24. NAPA Auto Parts is the Elite Corporate Sponsor of Stafford Speedway and title sponsor of the track’s marque events, NAPA Spring Sizzler, NAPA Fall Final and the uniquely formatted NAPA SK 5k.

“We are proud to be associated with NAPA Auto Parts,” explained Mark Arute, Stafford Speedway President/COO. “We are fortunate to have a partner that enthusiastically participates at the speedway. Their activation of their sponsorship program has been a great asset and their interaction with the fans and competitors has brought a level of excitement to the events and NAPA is gearing up for an even bigger and better 2016.”

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Last year’s NAPA Spring Sizzler saw Woody Pitkat become the first hometown driver in the race’s 44-year history to win “The Greatest Race in the History of Spring” while the NAPA Fall Final saw Doug Coby take the checkered flag on his way to three consecutive wins to close out the 2015 season and propel him to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship. The Spring Sizzler was also a precursor in the race for Stafford’s track championships. Rowan Pennink, Michael Bennett, and Al Saunders were all victorious in their feature events during the Sizzler weekend and went on to claim the track championships in the SK Modified®, Late Model, and Limited Late Model divisions. This year’s Spring Sizzler will have a special 45-lap SK Modified® feature event as an homage to the race’s 45th year of existence.

The NAPA Auto Parts Springs Sizzler kicks off on Friday, April 22 with a practice session for Stafford’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series teams and U.S. Legend Cars teams. The Sizzler continues on Saturday, April 23 with practice, Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the NWMT, qualifying heats and consis for the NWAAS and Legend Cars divisions. The day will wrap up with feature events for Stafford’s SK Lights, Limited Late Models, DARE Stocks, and U.S. Legend Cars teams. The NAPA Spring Sizzler on Sunday, April 24 will commence with the interactive NAPA Pit Party followed by feature events for the SK Modified®, Late Model, and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

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Tickets for the NAPA Spring Sizzler and the NAPA Fall Final Weekend are available and on sale now at the Stafford 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 and all ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax.  CLICK HERE to order tickets for the 45th Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler.

Stafford Motor Speedway is affiliated with 40 NAPA Stores in Connecticut, 14 stores in Massachusetts, 4 stores in Vermont, and 1 store in Rhode Island for a total of 59 NAPA Stores. Discount tickets for the NAPA Auto Parts events at Stafford Motor Speedway will be available in early March. To find your local participating store, please CLICK HERE.

For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.

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