Wheelers Auto Service Providing NAPA SK 5k Heat Race Bonuses at Stafford

Wheelers Auto Service Providing NAPA SK 5k Heat Race Bonuses at Stafford


(Stafford Springs, CT)—For the 7th consecutive season, John & Maina Rufrano from Wheelers Auto Service of Hamden, CT will provide a heat race bonus for this Friday night’s NAPA SK 5k event at Stafford Speedway.  The Rufranos 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 8th Annual NAPA SK 5k to over $30,000.

“This is a great way for us to be able to give something back to the drivers and it should definitely help make the heat races a little more exciting by giving everyone a little extra something to race for,” said John Rufrano.

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DOUG COBY WINS INAUGURAL SRX RACE AT STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY

DOUG COBY WINS INAUGURAL SRX RACE AT STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

STAFFORD, Conn. — Representing the entire short-track community, Doug Coby dominated the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) event at his home track, Stafford Motor Speedway, on Saturday night, June 12. Driving the No. 10, Coby held off former NASCAR champions Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart to score one of the biggest wins of his career in front of a packed Stafford grandstand.

“What a special night for short track racing in America and a special night for Stafford,” Coby said, moments after climbing from the car. “This is for everyone who is a short-track racer around the country. To have SRX here, with this amazing crowd.. I have to thank Ray Evernham and everyone at SRX. This means a lot to short-track racing.”

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Woody Pitkat Finishes 9th in Twisted Tea Open Modified 80 at Stafford Motor Speedway

Woody Pitkat Finishes 9th in Twisted Tea Open Modified 80 at Stafford Motor Speedway

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

STAFFORD, Conn. — Driving the Twisted Tea No. 6 in the Twisted Tea Open Modified 80 at Stafford Motor Speedway, Woody Pitkat and the Stan Mertz Racing team put together a solid effort with a ninth-place finish on Friday, June 11.

Pitkat started the day with two successful practice sessions and finished fifth in his qualifying heat race. Before the feature, Pitkat attended an autograph session, where he joined fans of his home track to meet and greet with those in attendance. During the feature, the Twisted Tea machine ran consistently around the top-10 and finished a solid ninth in the 27-car starting field. 

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