(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Speedway and Vinny Beedle, owner of Mr. Rooter have announced the addition of a 25-lap open-comp style truck event to the Saturday portion of the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler on April 23. The winner of the race will take home $1,000.
“I’m excited about being involved with Stafford and the opportunity that the Arute family is giving me to bring the trucks back to race there,” said Vinny Beedle, owner of Mr. Rooter. “We’re going to give $1,000 to the winner and we should attract a lot of trucks for the race. We’ll have a second race later in the season that we’ll announce the date for at a later time.”
The truck race rules will be based on the New England Truck Series rules, but will be adjusted to make all styles of trucks eligible to run in an open-comp style event.
“We’re going to be working in conjunction with the NETS on rules and staff, but we’re going to make these two Mr. Rooter Truck races open to all styles of trucks,” said Beedle. “We’re welcoming all trucks for these two races and we’re working on a set of rules for these two races that we’ll be announcing shortly.”
Trucks have had a very brief history at Stafford with 2 races during the 2012 season, one race in 2013, and one race in 2015. Duane Noll and Corey Coates were the Stafford feature winners in 2012, Zach Sylvester used his SK Modified® and Late Model experience at Stafford to help him win the 2013 event and Roger Turbush was the truck winner this past season. The Mr. Rooter Truck races will be 25-laps in distance and the fields will be set through 8-lap heat races.
Mr. Rooter is a full service plumbing and drain cleaning company that services the entire state of Connecticut and fans can find their local Mr. Rooter by visiting www.mrrooter.com and entering their zip code in the search box or by calling their toll free number 1-800-705-2998.
The 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler gets underway Friday, April 22 with a practice session for Stafford’s weekly divisions and the Mr. Rooter Trucks. The practice session will be open to the public at no charge. Action continues on Saturday, April 23 with Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the Whelen Modified Tour cars, along with heat and consolation races for Stafford’s weekly divisions, the U.S. Legend Cars, and the Mr. Rooter Trucks. Saturday will wrap up with feature events for the SK Light, Limited Late Model, DARE Stock, Legend Cars, and Mr. Rooter Trucks. Spring Sizzler action continues on Sunday, April 24 with the NAPA Auto Parts Pit Party from 11am-12noon followed by Stafford’s SK Modifieds® in a special 45-lap feature and Late Models joining the Whelen Modified Tour in feature action.
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 will be priced at $42.00 for all ages. All ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax. NAPA Spring Sizzler tickets can be ordered online by CLICKING HERE.
For more information on the Mr. Rooter Truck events and the 45th 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 www.staffordspeedway.com.