On Tap Presented By Ric’s Place: NAPA Spring Sizzler Ready To Roll At Stafford

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SMS Logo 2015Where: Stafford Motor Speedway

What: NAPA Spring Sizzler

When: Saturday – Sunday


Saturday: Practice and qualifying for all divisions; 20-lap SK Light Modified, 20-lap Limited Late Model, 15-lap DARE Stock, 20-lap Legends and 25-lap Mr. Rooter New England Truck Series. Grandstands open: 10 a.m.; Qualifying: 2:30 p.m.; Features: Immediately following qualifying.

Sunday: 200-lap Whelen Modified Tour, 45-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified, 30-lap Late Model. Grandstands open: 10 a.m.; NAPA Pit Party: 11 a.m.; Features: 1 p.m.

More: The second of 17 events in 2016 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. … The first of four Whelen Modified Tour events at Stafford in 2016. … The series will compete at state short tracks nine times in 2016. The division will visit Thompson Speedway four times and the New London-Waterford Speedbowl once. The season opening Icebreaker 150 was held April 10 at Thompson Speedway. … Sunday’s event will mark the 119th for the Whelen Modified Tour at Spring Sizzler 2016 LogoStafford Speedway. … Stafford native Woody Pitkat is the defending champion of the Spring Sizzler. … Five drivers on the entry list have previously won the Spring Sizzler. Ted Christopher had Sizzler wins in 2002, ’03, ’08, ’09 and ’10. Bobby Santos III won the Sizzler in 2011, ’13 and ’14. Doug Coby won the event in 2006 and ’12. Donny Lia (2007) and Pitkat (2015) have single Sizzler victories. … Christopher, who will compete part-time with the series this year, will be making his Whelen Modified Tour 2016 debut. … Timmy Solomito, who recorded his first career Whelen Modified Tour victory in the Icebreaker 150 on April 10, is looking to become the first driver to open a season with consecutive series victories since Christopher in 2009. … Rowan Pennink begins defense of his 2015 SK Modified division championship at Stafford in Sunday’s 45-lap feature for that division. … Reigning Late Model division champion Michael Bennett is expected to run part-time at the track this season. … For more information visit the Stafford Motor Speedway website.

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