New England Racing Fuel Rejoins Stafford Contingencies With Over $10K In Gas Certificates

(Press Release from Stafford Speedway)

New England Racing Fuel Ad Blue BlockStafford Motor Speedway has announced that New England Racing Fuel, Sunoco Brand with John Holland and Mike Joy, have renewed their participation in the track’s Contingency Program for the 2016 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season. New England Racing Fuel is a charter member of Stafford’s Contingency Program, having first joined when the program was created prior to the 1999 season and they have been part of the program every year since.

The 2016 season will mark the 18th consecutive season that New England Racing Fuel has been a member of the Contingency Program. Last season saw New England Racing Fuel distribute over $10,000 in gas certificates to Stafford Speedway drivers and are scheduled to distribute that same amount in 2016.

“We’re looking forward to supporting another season of NASCAR racing at Stafford Speedway,” said John Holland of New England Racing Fuel. “I can’t believe this is almost 20 years we’ve been doing this program with Stafford, but it’s been one of the best programs that we’ve been involved with. We do a lot of promotion and advertising throughout each season and the Stafford Contingency Program has consistently been one of our best avenues to advertise and promote New England Racing Fuel and our Sunoco brand. Each season I’d say we get between 50 and 100 thank you’s from drivers letting us know they appreciate our contingency bonus and most of the thank you’s we get from drivers are hand written. It’s been a rewarding experience for us and we’re excited to be involved with another exciting season at Stafford.”

New England Racing Fuel, Sunoco Brand will provide the top-3 finishers from the SK Modified, Late Model, SK Light, Limited Late Model, and DARE Stock feature events with a $25 gas certificate. They will also support Stafford’s rookie drivers with the top finishing rookie driver from each Late Model, SK Light, Limited Late Model, and DARE Stock feature event also taking home a $25 gas certificate. With 22 races on the schedule, New England Racing Fuel, Sunoco Brand will offer competitors over $10,000 in gas certificates that they can redeem at any time during the 2016 season at the Sunoco truck that is parked in the Stafford Speedway Paddock Area each Friday night.

Sunoco is the Official Fuel of NASCAR. Sunoco 112 Supreme and Sunoco GTX 260 can be purchased at the Sunoco Fuel truck found in Stafford’s paddock area every Friday night, where competitors’ can redeem their contingency certificates. New England Race Fuels is the largest supplier of racing gasoline in New England and they are located at 271 Spielman Highway in Burlington, CT. For all your racing fuel needs, give them a call at 860-673-9555 or visit them online

The first New England Racing Fuel, Sunoco contingency bonuses of the 2016 season will be up for grabs during Stafford Speedway’s 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler Weekend on April 22-24. The 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler gets underway Friday, April 22 with a practice session for Stafford’s weekly divisions and the Mr. Rooter Trucks. The practice session will be open to the public at no charge. Action continues on Saturday, April 23 with Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the Whelen Modified Tour cars, along with heat and consolation races for Stafford’s weekly divisions, the U.S. Legend Cars, and the Mr. Rooter Trucks. Saturday will wrap up with feature events for the SK Light, Limited Late Model, DARE Stock, Legend Cars, and Mr. Rooter Trucks. Spring Sizzler action continues on Sunday, April 24 with the NAPA Auto Parts Pit Party from 11am-noon followed by Stafford’s SK Modifieds in a special 45-lap feature and Late Models joining the Whelen Modified Tour in feature action.

Tickets for the “Greatest Race in the History of Spring” are on sale now at the Speedway Box Office. Tickets are priced at $38.50 for adult general admission tickets, $5.00 for children ages 6-14, and children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Reserved seating will be priced at $42.00 for all ages. All ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax. Discount Tickets will be available at all 57 participating NAPA Auto Parts stores beginning on Monday April 4th. For a full list of the 57 locations throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island, call the speedway office or visit us on the web at

For more information on the contingency program or to order tickets for the 45th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at


  1. Gastronomic Gary says

    Nice press release that neglects the truth about this program. First, Sunoco gets an exclusive monopoly on fuel. In turn, everyone pays more for fuel so they and Stafford can boast that they give so much of it away. In reality, this amounts to a regressive tax on those teams that aren’t amongst the top teir in their division…

  2. racer17788 says

    Gastronomic Gary, explain to me how this is a regressive tax. Sunoco charges the same for fuel across all tracks they serve, Stafford and New England race fuels have an agreement for a contingency program that provides the drivers with gift certificates if they finish in the top 3. A regressive tax would mean that the higher divisions are charged less for fuel and the tax is passed along to the lower divisions.

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