Ryan Preece Looking to Complete Career Quartet in NAPA Spring Sizzler®
(Stafford Springs, CT)—After spending the 2016 season behind the wheel of Johnny Davis Motorsports’ #01 car in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Ryan Preece has returned to full time competition on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour for the 2017 season. The Berlin native will pilot Ed Partridge’s #6 T.S. Haulers machine and is looking to capture the NAPA Spring Sizzler® to complete what would be a career Stafford quartet of checkered flags. Preece has already won the late May/Early June, August, and NAPA Fall Final events during his NWMT career, all that remains is to win the grand-daddy of them all, “The Greatest Race in the History of Spring” the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler®.
Ed Flemke, Jr. and Paula Bouchard Named NAPA Spring Sizzler® Grand Marshals
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Motor Speedway has announced that Ed Flemke, Jr. and his sister Paula Bouchard will serve as Grand Marshals of the 46th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler®, April 29-30. Flemke and his sister will give the command to send the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour field of cars on their way to the green flag in “The Greatest Race in the History of Spring.”
“This will be the first time for me being a grand marshal and it will be quite an honor,” said Flemke. “I remember going back to the very first Sizzler, my father was really excited about the race because he thought it was a good combination of being a great spectator race as well as being a great drivers race. That race has always had momentum behind it and it’s always cool to have a big race at the start of the season. The Spring Sizzler is just like the Daytona 500.”
Dan Wesson Aims for SK Light Title
(Stafford Springs, CT)—In just two seasons, Monson, MA native Dan Wesson has quickly established himself as one of the drivers to watch in Stafford Speedway’s SK Light division. Wesson graduated from the Wild Thing Karts in 2015 where he scored over 40 total feature wins and a championship in the Junior Outlaw division. He quickly showed that he could carry his winning ways over to the SK Light division with 3 feature wins during his rookie season. The 2016 season saw him score 5 SK Light feature wins behind the wheel of his #92 Competitive Edge Coatings machine, second only to Tony Membrino, Jr.’s 7 wins. Despite missing 4 races last season, Wesson finished 7th in the points standings and is ready to be a championship contender in his third season of SK Light competition.
Doug Coby Looking to Get Back in the Groove in NAPA Spring Sizzler®
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Coming off three consecutive NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championships, Doug Coby and the #2 Mayhew Tools / Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Repair team enter the 2017 season as favorites to once again be among the championship contenders. After the first two races of the season, Coby and the #2 team find themselves sitting 16th in the points standings, 46 points out of the lead. Fortunately for Coby and the #2 team, the NAPA Spring Sizzler® at Stafford Speedway is next on the schedule and will serve as the perfect opportunity for them to get their season back on track.
Timmy Solomito Looking to Continue Dream Start to 2017 Season
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Timmy Solomito is looking to continue his good fortunes when the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour visits Stafford Motor Speedway on April 29-30 for the 46th Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler®. Solomito and the #16 Starrett Tools team won the season opening race at Myrtle Beach and followed that up by sitting on the pole and finishing runner-up in the second event of 2017 at Thompson.
5-Time SK Modified® Champion Bob Potter Still Going Strong at 75 in Stafford Speedway’s 2-Seater Modified
(Stafford Springs, CT)—No matter what the sport may be, there has been an adage as old as time itself that states Father Time is undefeated. All athletes reach a point in time during their respective careers that sees them retire, most often due to old age. One driver who has continued to defy the odds is 75-year old Norwich native and 5-time Stafford SK Modified® track champion Bob Potter.