51 Years of Tradition: 1985 Season

2010-1985-SEASON-FRONT1985 marked the beginning of a 28-year relationship between CARQUEST Auto Parts and Stafford Motor Speedway that was the longest continuous sponsorship in weekly short track racing. CARQUEST Auto Parts, in conjunction with the Dana Corporation and its Perfect Circle line and Victor Gaskets, presented a contingency bonus to each SK Modified and Street Stock feature winner.

Also at Stafford during the 1985 season, the Whelen Modified Tour made its debut with 4 events, Dale Earnhardt visited Stafford Speedway and won 2 ProStock features, and Tim Richmond scored an SK Modified feature victory. Track champions were Charlie Jarzombek in the Modified division, Jerry Pearl in the SK Modified division, and Jimmy Ward in the Street Stock division.