(Stafford Springs, CT)—Since the first green flag of the 2017 season was dropped at the season opening NAPA Spring Sizzler in April, drivers have been competing for wins and accumulating points for the championship races in their respective divisions. At the same time, drivers have also been accumulating points towards the Call Before You Dig 811 Challenge, which will reward 5 lucky drivers each with an $811 bonus on August 11th.
The CBYD 811 Challenge is open to all five of Stafford’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions and the trick is to accumulate as many points as possible without going over the 811 point threshold. Points for the CBYD 811 Challenge are awarded by giving 100 points for a win, with each subsequent position decreasing by 5 points. Drivers who have missed more that one event during the 2017 season are ineligible for the award. With only 2 races left on the schedule to accumulate 811 points, there are several drivers who are on the cusp of going over the 811 point value. The CBYD 811 Challenge culminates on August 4th with the awards being handed out on Friday, August 11th in recognition of August 11 serving as 811 Day across the country.
“We’ve been sharing the 811 message for several years now but there continues to be underground utility damage,” said Derek Brown, Vice President of Damage Prevention and Education for Call Before You Dig. “We’re using the CBYD 811 Challenge as a continuous reminder to everyone the importance of calling 811 and utilizing CBYD for any job that will require digging into the ground. Everyone here at the CBYD Board of Directors is excited to see how the CBYD 811 Challenge points race is going to play out over these last two races. We’re also happy that we’ll be able to distribute the CBYD 811 Challenge awards on August 11, which is National 811 Day.”
Last year’s CBYD 811 Challenge winners were Keith Rocco from the SK Modified® division, Joel Monahan from the Late Model division, Jay Goff from the SK Light division, and Robert Bloxsom, III and Jeremy Lavoie from the Ltd. Late Model division. Since the inception of the CBYD 811 Challenge in 2013, there have been 20 different drivers to collect the $811 bonus, highlighting the unique and unpredictable nature of the CBYD 811 Challenge. Overall, there have been 6 SK Modified® winners, 1 Late Model winner, 3 SK Light winners, 8 Ltd. Late Model winners, and 2 DARE Stock winners. Race fans and drivers alike can keep up to date on who are the leading candidates to take home the CBYD 811 Challenge bonus by clicking the CBYD 811 Challenge Points Standings link found on the www.staffordspeedway.com homepage.
Last year saw CBYD launch a new ticket management system for contractors and home owners alike. The new system utilizes the latest technology to improve the efficiency and user friendliness. CBYD still maintains a call center to take either 811 phone calls, but the preferred contact method is through the www.cbyd.com website. Features of the site include a re-engineered ticket format, ability for mobile ticket entry for iPhone, tablets, or other mobile devices, the ability for the user to draw on a map showing the proposed work area, and a confirmation method that will be emailed to the user for documentation of their mark out request. Once a user has become registered, that unique user will have a username and password and the system will retain your data to pre-populate information and expedite any subsequent ticket requests in the future. Anyone who has registered for E-Tickets will have the ability to search for previous tickets. There are also many help tools to make the process as easy as possible. For more information, please visit www.cbyd.com.
For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.