By: Paul Arute
(Stafford Springs, CT)—NAPA Auto Parts has once again partnered with Stafford Motor Speedway to produce the biggest SK Modified® race in the country, the NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K. The 6th Annual NAPA SK 5K 100 lap SK Modified® event, scheduled for Friday, June 28th, boasts over $34,000 in posted awards including a guaranteed $5,000 to the winner. With one of the most talented fields of SK Modified® teams ever assembled, Friday’s 100 lap event promises to be a can’t miss event.
Similar to past years and other NAPA Auto Parts events, fans have the opportunity to purchase discount tickets for the NAPA SK 5K at NAPA Auto Parts stores throughout New England. All tickets include a pre-race barbecue on the Stafford midway along with a NAPA Auto Parts souvenir. Adult general admission tickets are available for just $28 with kids tickets available for $10.
The NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K 100 lap race is the longest race of the season for the SK Modified® division at Stafford Speedway. The 100 lap race distance adds a unique challenge for teams that typically compete in 40 lap events, with the additional 60 laps teams are presented an entirely different strategy compared to a weekly event. Teams will have to evaluate how to set their car up for the longer distance and drivers will have to determine how aggressive to be in the early stages of the event. If the NAPA Sk 5K of the last few years are any indication, drivers will be flat out for the entire 100 laps.
Through the first 8 races of 2019 the storyline has been the incredible competition level throughout the division. Last Friday at Stafford, drivers Glen Reen, Steven Kopcik, Ronnie Williams, and eventual winner Todd Owen, thrilled fans with a heart stopping battle that included 10 lead changes. Fans can expect to be treated to more of the same this Friday in the NAPA SK 5K 100 lapper as nearly all of the drivers currently top 15 in points have shown the speed to get to victory lane.
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General Admission gates for the Friday, June 28th NAPA SK 5K open at 5:15pm, qualifying begins at 6:15pm, with feature racing kicking off ay 7:00pm. The 100 lap event will be accompanied by Stafford other 4 weekly divisions including Late Models, SK Light Modified’s, Limited Late Models, and Street Stocks.