(Stafford Springs, CT)—TSI Harley-Davidson of Ellington, CT is the title sponsor of the track’s 125-lap NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event for the eighth consecutive season. But the announcement comes with a twist. Whereas TSI Harley-Davidson has sponsored the traditional Memorial Day Weekend event for the past 7 years, this year’s TSI Harley-Davidson 125 has moved to Friday, June 5th.
“We’re happy to be partnered with Stafford Motor Speedway once again for a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event,” said Harry Levesque, Owner of TSI Harley-Davidson. “We’re especially excited about the new date in June. In the past we haven’t had the best of luck with the weather in May and we think this new date will be great not only for us as the race sponsor, but all the race fans as well. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour always draws the biggest crowds to Stafford and we have a great time being able to interact with the fans as well as showcasing the latest line of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. It’s also a great opportunity for us to give fans the opportunity to try out our Jumpstart, where they can actually give the bike throttle and work through the gears to get a real feel of what the Harley-Davidson experience is all about.”
“TSI Harley Davidson is all about tradition which we are proud to be associated with,” said Mark Arute, President/COO of Stafford. “They are a strong supporter of Stafford Speedway and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and we look forward to another year of their continued presence at Stafford.”
TSI Harley-Davidson along with Trantolo and Trantolo Law Firm will be presenting a benefit motorcycle ride and concert featuring The Charlie Daniels Band on Sunday, July 12, 2015. The ride and concert is to bring awareness to the Connecticut Muscular Dystrophy Association. Pre-sale discounted tickets are on sale now. The ride will begin at TSI Harley-Davidson in Ellington and end at Sun Valley Beach Resort in Stafford Springs. There is also a satellite ride location at Brothers Harley-Davidson in Branford. Tickets for the ride and concert can be bought in person at TSI Harley-Davidson, or by going to www.country925.com and clicking on Station Events and scrolling down to the July 12 MDA Benefit Ride & Concert featuring The Charlie Daniels Band link.
TSI Harley-Davidson will be set up on the midway and as part of their display will be the BASS boat of Daryl Christadore along with TSI Harley-Davidson sponsored drivers flat track racer Dave Austyn, Stafford Speedway drivers Sean Foster, Michael Bennett, and Woody Pitkat.
In 2014 the TSI Harley Davidson 125 saw Doug Coby take the checkered flag with a dominating performance. The race was extended to 130 laps for a green-white-checker finish and Coby led 122 of the race’s 130 laps. Since TSI Harley-Davidson began sponsoring the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event, there has been 6 different winners in 7 races. Coby has been the only repeat winner of the race taking the checkered flag in 2012 as well as 2014. Other TSI Harley-Davidson NWMT winners were Chuck Hossfeld in 2008, Jimmy Blewett in 2009, Bobby Santos, III in 2010, Ronnie Silk in 2011, and Ryan Preece in 2013.
TSI is a full line Harley-Davidson dealer offering new and pre-owned motorcycles, full service parts department, and genuine Harley-Davidson clothing and apparel. TSI’s service department is capable of repairing or restoring both the old and the new. Their service department also offers full dyno tuning services and they are the only Harley-Davidson dealer in Connecticut that can dyno tune trikes. TSI Harley-Davidson has been in operation since 1972, making it the oldest Harley-Davidson dealer in Connecticut. TSI is located at 398 Somers Road in Ellington and they can be reached by phone at 860-875-6663. TSI is also online at www.tsiharleydavidsion.com, where you can see the products and services that TSI Harley-Davidson has to offer. At TSI, it’s not about the destination; it’s all about the ride.
Tickets for the TSI Harley-Davidson 125 are available and on sale now at the Speedway Box Office. Tickets are priced at $33.00 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 $35.00 for all ages. All ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax. Stafford Motor Speedway offers plenty of free parking along with overnight parking in self contained Recreational Vehicles.
For more information on the TSI Harley-Davidson 125, 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.