(Stafford Springs, CT)—For the 8th consecutive season, John & Maina Rufrano from Wheelers Auto Service of Hamden, CT will provide heat race bonuses for this Friday night’s NAPA SK 5k event at Stafford Speedway. The Rufrano’s and Wheelers Auto will provide a total bonus of $2,000 for the SK Modified® heat races with each heat race winner banking $250, each second place finisher $150, and each third place finisher $100. The $2,000 in heat race bonus money, when combined with the race purse and other contingency awards, pushes the total posted awards for the 9th Annual NAPA SK 5k to well over $35,000.
“This is something that we enjoy doing every year for the NAPA SK 5k race and it’s a great way to make the heat races a little more exciting,” said John Rufrano. “The bonus money gives drivers something extra to shoot for and even though it might not be much, a little something is better than nothing at all and we hope this helps drivers out.”
Going into the 9th Annual NAPA SK 5k, there have been 9 different feature winners through the first 13 races of the season. David Arute and Stephen Kopcik are the only drivers with more than 1 victory to their names and they each have 3 wins thus far. Single event feature winners this season include leading Rookie of the Year candidate Anthony Bello, Cory DiMatteo, Tyler Hines, Bryan Narducci, Todd Owen, Keith Rocco, and Ronnie Williams.
In the chase for the SK Modified® track championship, defending champion Todd Owen currently leads the standings by a 68 point margin over Ronnie Williams. Marcello Rufrano sits third in the standings, 78 points behind. 7 of the 9 SK Modified® feature winners occupy top-10 positions in the standings with Rufrano in third and Michael Gervais, Jr. in 10th place the only 2 winless drivers in the top-10 of the standings.
About Wheelers Auto
Wheelers Auto Service is a state of the art service facility located in Hamden, Connecticut. Their master technicians use the latest in computerized diagnostic equipment as well as the finest name brand parts and products to service and maintain your vehicle to keep it running like new. Wheelers Auto has their very own full service collision center located within their facility. From working with your insurance company to arranging for a loaner vehicle, Wheelers Auto will do everything necessary to get your vehicle back on the road quickly. Wheelers Auto can be contacted at 203-288-3329 to schedule your vehicle’s service at Connecticut’s premier service facility and their regular shop hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:00pm.
The 9th Annual NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K is set for this Friday, August 5. Tickets for the NAPA SK 5K are available online at StaffordSpeedway.com/tickets and will also be available at the gates day of show. General Admission tickets are $30.00 for adults, $10.00 for kids 6-14, and free for kids 5 & under. Reserved seating is priced at $35.00 for all ages and pit passes are $45.00 with a valid 2022 Stafford Competition License and $50.00 without a Stafford license. If you are unable to attend the event, tune into the live stream on FloRacing, the official streaming partner of Stafford Speedway.
For more information, visit www.staffordspeedway.com, checkout Stafford Speedway on Facebook or Twitter, or contact the track office at 860-684-2783.