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Saturday’s scheduled racing in the World of Outlaws Bristol Bash has been postponed to Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway due to persistent weather in the Northeast Tennessee area.

Sunday’s race schedule will begin at 1 p.m. with hot laps for both the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models and the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. Opening ceremonies will follow the hot laps to set the stage for four 8-lap heat races in the Late Model division.

Two feature races will follow, including a 20-lap DIRTcar UMP Modified race that pays $10,000 to the winner and a 50-lap World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model race that pays $25,000 to the winner.

Parking lots will open at 10 a.m. and ticket booths and spectator gates at Gates 1, 13 and 15 will open at noon. Tickets are still available for $45 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.

All Saturday tickets and parking passes will be honored on Sunday.

BMS PR

Persistent rain showers creating saturated grounds at Bristol Motor Speedway have forced World of Outlaws, DIRTcar and track officials to postpone Saturday’s event at the speedway. The program will be moved to Sunday (April 11) afternoon.

Hold on to your tickets and wristbands. Anyone with tickets or a wristband to Saturday’s event can use them Sunday.

The drivers meeting will be held at 12:30pm (ET) with Hot Laps and Qualifying to take place at 1pm (ET). Opening ceremonies is scheduled for 2 pm (ET) with Saturday’s program of racing to follow for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds.

Tickets are still available for $45 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.

For the latest on the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, make sure to follow both Series on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

WoO PR

He’s been one of the fastest UMP Modifieds at Bristol Motor Speedway all weekend, and now he’s got the hardware to show it.

 

David Stremme wheeled his Lethal Chassis #35 to Victory Lane Friday night on the first race night of the World of Outlaws Bristol Bash in dominating fashion, leading all 20 laps en route to a $5,000 victory over Kyle Hammer and Ryan Ayers.

 

“I tell people when you walk in here, you gotta look around,” Stremme said. “To win here is pretty cool. Just to win at anything anymore is hard.”

 

It was hard to miss the Stremmes on the DIRTVision cameras through the night. David showed the way around the dirt-covered half-mile, setting Quick Time in Qualifying and made the winning pass on Hammer in Heat 3. His wife Ashley then worked her usual magic in the redraw and pulled the pole for the Feature.

 

At the drop of the green, Stremme wasted zero time making his presence felt, wrestling the lead away from Hammer on the low side as they rounded Turns 1-2. From that point forward, it was all Stremme’s race out front, as he piloted his #35 machine around the fast, high-banked track.

 

“I think the track crew did a great job. I feel for the amount of cars we have here, it was in a lot better shape than I thought it would be,” Stremme said. “You could move around quite a bit, and that’s all you can ask for.”

 

As a former NASCAR star on its concrete surface, Stremme has gotten to know Bristol’s high banks well since the start of his motorsports career. While the banking has been cut down to 19 degrees on the dirt, he said he’s been able to recognize the similarities between the two configurations and use it to his advantage.

 

“It still has the same characteristics – each corner is different. Obviously, I’m able to use that, and there is stuff there that I felt I could still do, whether it was in a [NASCAR] Cup car or Xfinity car,” Stremme said.

 

Hammer was solid up front all night long in his Elite Chassis #45. Initially, he lost second to Taylor Cook on Lap 7, after a restart, but regained the spot when Cook ran into issues and dropped out with five laps left. Even with the solid runner-up, Hammer still wants to be better for Saturday’s finale.

 

“Definitely learned we need to be a little stiffer on the right-front,” Hammer said. “At these speeds, these things really upset our cars.”

 

Ayers had a great showing in his Lethal Chassis #6, coming all the way from 11th to finish third. With a wreck on the initial start and a great run down low on Lap 1 to get by cars, Ayers was already in fifth as he crossed the line to complete the first circuit.

 

After gaining two more spots before the home stretch, Ayers was forced to play some tough defense for a moment, as a hungry Nick Hoffman was putting the pressure on from behind for the third spot.

 

Hoffman ultimately slipped on the high side in the end but showed Ayers a better line in the process.

 

“The first 13 or 14 laps, I was right around the bottom,” Ayers said. “Nick showed me the top with about four or five [laps] to go, and I moved up. It was a lot better.”

 

The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds are back in action Saturday night, April 10, for the $10,000-to-win Bristol Bash finale alongside the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series – catch all of the action live at the track or on DIRTVision presented by Drydene!

 

Feature (20 Laps) 1. 35-David Stremme [1][$5,000]; 2. 45-Kyle Hammer [6][$2,500]; 3. 6A-Ryan Ayers [11][$1,700]; 4. 2-Nick Hoffman [8][$1,400]; 5. 3W-Dylan Woodling [10][$1,200]; 6. 10Y-Trent Young [5][$1,000]; 7. OOD-David Reutimann [13][$800]; 8. 8A-Austin Holcombe [15][$700]; 9. O5-Dave Wietholder [22][$600]; 10. 67-Garret Stewart [21][$550]; 11. 7-Evan Taylor [24][$500]; 12. 97-Mitch Thomas [23][$500]; 13. 44-KC Burdette [17][$500]; 14. 21-Taylor Cook [7][$500]; 15. 1S-Brian Shaw [12][$500]; 16. 11-Troy Loomis [16][$500]; 17. 72-Todd Neiheiser [14][$500]; 18. 17N-Dillon Nusbaum [18][$500]; 19. 45S-Nick Stroupe [19][$500]; 20. 2ND-Jake Leitzman [20][$500]; 21. 99W-Chris Arnold [3][$500]; 22. 21A-Nick Allen [2][$500]; 23. 8-Kyle Strickler [4][$500]; 24. 95-Michael Altobelli [9][$500] Hard Charger: O5-Dave Wietholder[+13]

 

DIRTCar Series PR

The start of the 2021 season will have to wait one extra week as overnight and morning rains forced Macon Speedway to pull the plug on the Saturday, April 10 program. The new season is now set to begin on Saturday, April 17 at the 1/5-mile-high banked oval dirt track.

The new season opening date will have six divisions in action with DIRTcar Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro Mods, Sportsman, Archers Alley Street Stocks, and Hornets. Spectator Drags will be held at intermission.

CEFCU Kids Club, originally scheduled for April 10th, will also be held. Kids 11 and under will receive free CEFCU Kids Club t-shirts. In the concessions, $1 dogs will be a special of the night, while the adult beverage stands will be selling $2 beers.

Pit gates will open on April 17 at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will take the track at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00. Grandstand admission will be $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

For more information, check out the website at www.maconracing.com.

Macon Speedway PR

Today is a day of celebration. Not just 410 Sprint Car Day. Today marks the long-awaited return of the Super DIRTcar Series in the Northeast.

For the first time in 518 days – due to the pandemic – the Series run a points-paying race to kick off the 2021 season at Can-Am Speedway for the $7,500-to-win, 100-lap, Thunder in the Thousand Islands 100

The 100-lap Feature will separate one driver from the 26-car starting lineup. There is no shortage of storylines going into this highly anticipated race.

If you can’t make it to the track, every Super DIRTcar Series race will be broadcast live on DIRTVision.

Here are the top storylines to follow:

The Championship Begins: The biggest names in dirt modified racing are bringing their Big Blocks to bear at Can-Am. Mat Williamson, Matt Sheppard, Larry Wight, Billy Decker, Jimmy Phelps, and the list goes on are locked into a season-long championship battle and it all starts with the $7,500-to-win Thunder in the Thousand Islands 100.

All 17 full-time Series are slated to be in the house with 20-plus others making their intentions known. Plus, there may be a few more surprises dropping by the LaFargville, NY race track. Max McLaughlin, who won the Big Gator championship at the DIRTcar Nationals over Billy Decker is set to go for the $7,500 grand prize. 

Other big names like four-time NAPA Super DIRT Week champion and NASCAR Truck Series driver Stewart Friesen, recent first-time Series winner Michael Maresca, Can-Am ringers like Billy Dunn, Tim Fuller, Pat Ward, and more are slated to go for the $7,500 winner’s share. 

The Bandit and The Bat: Watch for Jimmy Phelps and Peter Britten to make some noise as both drivers have made the switch to Bicknell chassis and have shown early success and speed with them. Phelps and Britten are experienced, confident drivers who know how to take the long view of a Super DIRTcar Series season. 

Phelps came away with a pair of top-10s at Volusia but he’s coming off a huge night at Fulton Speedway last October sweeping both the Super DIRTcar Series Feature and the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Feature. 

Britten put together a superb DIRTcar Nationals in his new Bicknell, picking up two top-fives and four top-10s in four races. Batman has finished outside the top-10 in his last two Series starts at Can-Am. 

Rookies in Victory Lane?: DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series champion Kevin Root has made the move into Big Blocks in a big way. He’s behind the wheel of the fabled #4* which has been filled by Brett Hearn and Tim McCreadie in the past. 

Root has won everything there is to win in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified division including Land of Legends Raceway and Brewerton Speedway track championships plus DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series regional and overall championships. 

Chris Hile is finally ready to begin his first full-time year in the Series. With over 50 starts to his name including two top fives and 14 top 10s. Plus driver Olden Dwyer from Vermont is also a rookie this season. 

While not a rookie on the Series (yet) the Land of Legends Raceway runner Robbie Johnston will make the tow to Can-Am. He was the 2020 DIRTcar Big Block Modified Rookie of the Year, making most of his starts against a stacked Canandaigua field throughout 2020 as well as participating in DIRTcar OktoberFAST.

Tickets

Spectator Information & Pricing: 

GA Gate will open at 2:30pm

GA Pricing for this Special Event: 

18+: $30

5-17: $15

Under 5: Free

More info at RaceCanAm.com

DIRTVision

If you can’t make it to the track then be sure to pick up your DIRTvision FAST PASS for all the Super DIRTcar Series, World of Outlaws, and DIRTcar Racing action live.

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The Nasty Track

Can-Am Speedway is a 5/8-mile clay oval in LaFargville, NY, just a few miles from the Canadian border as the name implies. The track sanctions three Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship divisions: DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, and DIRTcar Pro Stocks. 

The legendary “Hurricane” Steve Paine currently holds the record for the most Series wins at Can-Am with three. Matt Sheppard, who has two Series wins there, has the Series track record with a 19.084 sec. Lap.

In addition to the 100-lap Super DIRTcar Series Feature there will also be a DIRTcar Sportsman Modifed and Pro Stock Feature all of which will be on DIRTVision. 

Super DIRTcar Series PR

In consideration of the travel restrictions currently in place in Europe, a new date has been set for the 2021 NWES Recruitment Program. The NASCAR Whelen Euro test track of Fontenay Le Comte, France will host a Recruitment Day on May 4th. The NWES Drivers Recruitment Program will offer drivers the best opportunity to discover the EuroNASCAR V8 beasts and prove their skills behind the wheel before the start of the racing season. The best drivers will receive scholarships to compete in the 2021 NWES championship starting on May 15-16 at Valencia, Spain.

The NWES Drivers Recruitment Program has proven to be the best way to enter the world of EuroNASCAR. Experienced NWES Pro drivers support participants to discover the EuroNASCAR driving and follow their progress on track. Off track, each DRP driver meets the NWES president and CEO Jerome Galpin and the series’ organisation team to discuss his racing project and potential needs to join the series.

Several drivers coming from the DRP already found huge successes in Europe’s official NASCAR series, including 2019 EuroNASCAR PRO champion Loris Hezemans, 2020 EuroNASCAR 2 champion Vittorio Ghirelli and 2020 Rookie Trophy winner Tobias Dauenhauer. 

“This Driver Recruitment Program has now become a highlight of our off-season,” said NWES President Galpin. “It’s a real pleasure to meet with drivers coming from all over the world to discover our EuroNASCAR! These past years we have seen a lot of very talented drivers joining us … and there is no best way to build the future than welcoming new talents! This is why we are here to help and financially support them to race with us!”

Following the test, NWES and its partners will offer to the best prospects scholarships to race the 2021 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season. The scholarships will go from 8,750 € –  the Season Entry Fee – to 25,000 €, representing a good portion of the season budget.
 
The Drivers Recruitment Program is open to all drivers:

  • Top drivers wanting to make history and write their names in the NASCAR Hall Of Fame
  • Young talents willing to build themselves a NASCAR career
  • Female drivers eager to battle for the title and the Lady Trophy
  • Drivers wanting to compete at a high level and have great fun at affordable cost
  • Special development program for Karting drivers without car-racing experience

More dedicated scholarships ranging between 2,000€ and 4,000€ will be also available for beginners willing to enter the regularity-based Club Challenge and take their first steps into motorsports.

Drivers from all over the world can apply for the program and register via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A participation fee of 900 € will be asked to each driver joining the Recruitment Program.

NWES PR

Josh Richards held off a determined charge from Chris Madden to earn an impressive victory Friday night in the Morton Buildings Late Model Series feature in the World of Outlaws Bristol Bash at iconic dirt-covered Bristol Motor Speedway.

NASCAR veteran David Stremme led wire to wire in the 20-lap DIRTcar UMP Modified feature race for a $5,000 payday.

West Virginia native Richards, a four-time World of Outlaws Series Late Model champion who drives for Clint Bowyer Racing, claimed his series-best 78th career victory in his blue No. 14 machine and earned $10,000 for the win in the 40-lap invitation race that featured some of the best dirt Late Model racers in the country.

“I never thought I would win a race at Bristol since my asphalt career didn’t take off,” said Richards, who also won his heat race. “Just a great time to be here. Can’t thank the guys enough, everyone at Clint Bowyer Racing. It was getting hairy out there in lapped traffic. I knew Madden had a really good car and just tried to hold him off.”

The race had several cautions, including one with two laps to go. Madden was gaining ground on Richards before that caution. On the final restart however, Richards pulled away to take the checkered flag.

He says getting a win at Bristol is cool.

“The first one is always going to be the best, but this one is up there for sure, it’s a lot of fun,” Richards said. “Anytime you can win against these guys it really means a lot no matter where it is.”

Madden, who won his heat race earlier in the evening, said he just ran out of laps in the feature.

“We had a good car and just picked the wrong line there on the restart,” Madden said. “I didn’t need that caution at the end. We definitely were good on long runs. If it would’ve been 50 laps tonight I think we could’ve got us one.”

Three-time and defending series champ Brandon Sheppard finished third after starting fifth.

“We didn’t qualify as good as we needed to,” Sheppard said. “We managed to hang on there at the end. Good job to Josh and Chris, they did a heck of a job. It was a fun and clean race. We’re close, we have to figure out qualifying and I think we will be there at the end.”

Rick Eckert and Brandon Overton rounded out the top five in the Late Model race.

Pole-sitter and hometown favorite Jimmy Owens, of nearby Newport, was collected in a crash with 24 laps to go and finished 23rd. Hard-charging Kyle Strickler lost a tire early in the race and hit the wall for a 24th place finish. Fan-favorite Scott Bloomquist had to change a tire early in the race and rallied from the back of the field to finish 14th.

North Carolina’s Stremme, a former NASCAR driver who posted a fifth-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Xfinity Series and a ninth-place finish in the Trucks at Thunder Valley, held off Kyle Hammer for his first-ever Bristol victory.

“When you walk in here you have to look around, just to win at Bristol is amazing,” Stremme said. “It’s very special and very demanding, physically on the car and on the driver mentally. Bristol is not a place you mess around with. You’ve got to respect it. It’s just an intimidating place. You look around at these big grandstands. For me, I am used to all that so I think that was an advantage. I’m just very proud to win here.”

Ryan Ayers, Nick Hoffman and Dylan Woodling completed the top five.

Saturday’s Morton Buildings Late Model Series race will feature a 40-lap race with $25,000 going to the winner. The UMP Modifieds will battle for a $10,000 winner’s prize in a 20-lap race.
 
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models
World of Outlaws Bristol Bash finish order
Friday, April 9, 2021, Bristol Motor Speedway

  1. Josh Richards
  2. Chris Madden
  3. Brandon Sheppard
  4. Rick Eckert
  5. Brandon Overton
  6. Ryan Gustin
  7. Darrell Lanigan
  8. Kyle Bronson
  9. Ricky Thornton Jr.
  10. Devin Moran
  11. Jonathan Davenport
  12. Tyler Bruening
  13. Dennis Erb Jr.
  14. Scott Bloomquist
  15. Ross Bailes
  16. Ricky Weiss
  17. Shane Clanton
  18. Boom Briggs
  19. Parker Martin
  20. Jared Landers
  21. Brent Larson
  22. Cade Dillard
  23. Jimmy Owens
  24. Kyle Strickler
  25. Ross Robinson

 
DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
World of Outlaws Bristol Bash
Friday, April 9, 2021, Bristol Motor Speedway

  1. David Stremme
  2. Kyle Hammer
  3. Ryan Ayers
  4. Nick Hoffman
  5. Dylan Woodling
  6. Trent Young
  7. David Reutimann
  8. Austin Holcombe
  9. Dave Wietholder
  10. Garret Stewart
  11. Evan Tayler
  12. Mitch Thomas
  13. KC Burdette
  14. Taylor Cook
  15. Brian Shaw
  16. Troy Loomis
  17. Todd Neiheiser
  18. Dillon Nusbaum
  19. Nick Stroupe
  20. Jake Leitzman
  21. Chris Arnold
  22. Nick Allen
  23. Kyle Stickler
  24. Michael Altobelli

BMS PR

Josef Newgarden has won the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship twice in the last four years, so he freely admits winning the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge is the biggest box left to check in his racing career.

If the speed chart from the second day of the Indy 500 Open Test on Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is any indication, that dream could become reality this May.

RESULTS: Day 2 Results | Day 2 Rookie Orientation/Refresher Results

Newgarden, from Nashville, Tennessee, was the fastest driver today and overall from two days of testing, turning a top lap of 226.819 mph in the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet under mostly sunny skies on the 2.5-mile oval. That easily eclipsed the top speed from the rain-hampered first day Thursday, 224.427 by Sebastien Bourdais in the No. 14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet.

“It was a pretty good day,” Newgarden said. “I was happy enough with the car. I think we still need some work, for sure, but to just get an initial read on where we’re at is good. Obviously, there are a lot of new parts and differences to the last couple of years, so we’re just trying to assess what we need to really work on these last couple of weeks before we get back here in May. But I’m pretty happy.”

Indy 500 winners and INDYCAR SERIES champions dominated the top of the speed chart. Two-time and reigning Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato was second at 226.369 in the No. 30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda, with two-time Indy winner and 1999 CART champion Juan Pablo Montoya third at 226.123 in the No. 86 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet.

Six-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion and 2008 Indy 500 winner Scott Dixon was fourth at 225.906, while Graham Rahal rounded out the top five at 225.644 in the No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda.

RLL was the only team to power two drivers into the top five today, and Rahal was the fastest driver without the benefit of an aerodynamic tow in traffic, at 221.949. Sato won the 104th Indianapolis 500 last Aug. 23, with teammate Rahal third.

The speed limit increased today in more favorable conditions and larger, more aerodynamic packs. The top 12 drivers laid down laps faster than Bourdais’ chart-topper Thursday.

Passing raindrops and track inspections only briefly interrupted the nine-hour session. Rookie Scott McLaughlin turned 195 laps in his No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet, more than any driver and just five laps shy of the full 500-mile race distance.

Up next for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES is the 2021 season opener, the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst on Sunday, April 18 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. NBC and the INDYCAR Radio Network will provide live coverage starting at 3 p.m. (ET).

The 105th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge is scheduled for Sunday, May 30 at IMS.

NTT IndyCar Series PR

Today, The NASCAR Foundation partnered with Martinsville Speedway to host its third-annual Speediatrics Fun Day Festival with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge, providing special programming for children at its Uptown and Center Club sites.

This NASCAR-themed Speediatrics Fun Day Festival is the culminating event after a two-week program designed to inspire more than 100 children to lead a healthy lifestyle. In addition to learning about healthy living habits through the lens of NASCAR, children participated in NASCAR-themed field day activities such as a Goodyear Tire Race, Champ’s Looking for Lug Nuts, Chase’s Sponge Relay, Safety Sam’s Stop & Go Relay and Pit Stop Pete’s Puzzling Placement to encourage them to stay active while having fun.

“We love partnering with Martinsville Speedway in this community and we couldn’t think of a more impactful way to reach area children than supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge,” said Nichole Krieger, The NASCAR Foundation Executive Director. “Our Speediatrics Fun Day Festivals are really such a fun way for us to connect with children and help communicate the importance of their overall health and wellness.”

The festival is one of eight events to be held in race markets across the country as part of The NASCAR Foundation’s Speediatrics Children’s Fund, a program that supports needs expressed by hospitals, specialty clinics, camps, and others providing children's medical and healthcare services.

As part of the two-week programming provided, students attending Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge participated in a video call on April 6 with Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell and NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Jeb Burton. On Thursday, the Martinsville Speedway pace car was on display at the club locations and the children decorated a welcome banner that will be displayed at the speedway this weekend during the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 NASCAR Cup Series race.

“Thank you to The NASCAR Foundation for once again bringing its Speediatrics Fun Day Festival to the Martinsville area,” said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell. “We always appreciate the opportunity to work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Blue Ridge and spend time with the next generation of NASCAR fans.”

In the days following the event, the kids will participate in a step challenge using pedometer watches from The NASCAR Foundation’s Speediatrics Fit Kits made possible by a generous donation from the Harvest Youth Board. The NASCAR Foundation will also provide a financial grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge to further fund their efforts for kids.

For more information about The NASCAR Foundation, its programs or how to donate, visit NASCARfoundation.org.

NASCAR PR

Stafford Speedway and Broad Brook Brewing have partnered to launch Broad Brook’s newest beer, the Double Hooked Lager. Broad Brook Brewing also joins Stafford Speedway’s contingency program, presenting a $125 bonus to the winner of each Friday’s 30-lap Late Model feature. The Broad Brook Brewing bonus pushes the weekly Late Model payout to $1,075 to win. For a full breakdown of Stafford Speedway payouts visit staffordspeedway.com/payouts

“Broad Brook Brewing Company of Suffield, CT is excited to be working with Stafford Motor Speedway as a sponsor and through the development of Double Hooked Lager for the race track, local stores and restaurants,” explained Broad Brook Brewing founder Eric Mance. “Double Hooked Lager is a 4.5% easy drinking beer crafted from the finest German malt and noble hops. The light body combined with a lower sessional ABV makes this clean, crisp and very crushable. It’s the perfect warm weather beer that is massively refreshing.”

The new Double Hooked Lager will be available each and every race night at the Double Hooked Bar located at the top of the midway. Race fans will also be able to purchase the Stafford Speedway, Broad Brook Brewing collaboration at local liquor stores and restaurants.

“We’ve always wanted to partner with a local brewery to create a signature Stafford Speedway beer,” noted Stafford Speedway General Manager David Arute. “Our goal is to create a unique experience for everyone that comes to an event at Stafford Speedway and we think that grabbing an ice cold Double Hooked Lager from the Double Hooked bar does just that.”

Stafford Late Model division is set to continue its growth in 2021 with nearly the entire roster of drivers returning to compete and multiple new names in the field. Defending champion Adam Gray is back looking for his 4th career title, while past champions Tom Fearn and Michael Bennet look to shake off the dust from a winless 2020 and return to victory lane. Drivers like Ryan Fearn, who will also carry the Broad Brook Brewing colors on his car this season, Al Saunders, Wayne Coury, Paul Arute Darrell Keane, all look to build off wins in 2020.

The 2021 season kicks off on Saturday, April 24 with NAPA Auto Parts Opening Day festivities.  Feature action at Stafford continues on Sunday, April 25 with the 49th Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler featuring the Whelen Modified Tour.  General Admission tickets for the April 24 NAPA Auto Parts Opening Day are now available online at StaffordSpeedway.com/tickets. Tickets for the April 25 NAPA Spring Sizzler have sold to capacity limits but fans can sign up for ticket alerts if more tickets should become available. Stafford Speedway remains under reduced capacity per order of the State of CT due to Covid-19 restrictions.  Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets as soon as possible to ensure a ticket to the event. Paddock passes will become available online on April 13.

For more information, visit staffordspeedway.com, checkout Stafford Speedway on Facebook or Twitter, or contact the track office at 860-684-2783.

Stafford Speedway PR

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