On Tap Presented By The Hidden Still: NAPA Spring Sizzler Ready To Rumble At Stafford

On Tap: Presented by The Hidden Still

SMS Logo 2015Where: Stafford Motor Speedway

What:  NAPA Spring Sizzler

When: Saturday – Sunday


Saturday: Qualifying for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, practice and qualifying for all other divisions, 20-lap Limited Late Model, 20-lap Street Stock, 15-lap Vintage All-Stars, 25-lap Truck Series. Grandstands open: 10 a.m.; Qualifying: 2:30 p.m.; Features: Immediately following all qualifying.

Sunday: 200-lap Whelen Modified Tour, 40-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified, 30-lap Late Model and 20-lap SK Light Modified. Grandstands open: 10 a.m.; NAPA Pit Party: 11 a.m.; Features: 1 p.m.

More: The first event of the season at Stafford Motor Speedway. … Longtime Jeff Gordon crew chief, Monster Cup Series team owner and recent NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Ray Evernham will serve as the Grand Marshal of the Spring Sizzler. … The third of 16 points events for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2018. … The first of three Whelen Modified Tour events this year at Stafford Speedway. The series will also visit the track on Aug. 3 and Sept. 30. The second of seven visits to the state in 2018 for the series. The Whelen Modified Tour raced at Thompson Speedway on April 8, where Justin Bonsignore picked up the victory. The division will visit Thompson three more times this year. … Jon McKennedy won the season opening Whelen Modified Tour event at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway on March 17. … Bonsignore is currently the points leader. Craig Lutz and Chase Dowling are tied for second in the standings, eight points behind Bonsignore. McKennedy is fourth in the standings, 15 points off the lead. Rob Summers is fifth, 16 points behind Bonsignore. Doug Coby, who is looking for his unprecedented fifth consecutive Whelen Modified Tour championship in 2018 and sixth title overall, is sixth in the standings, 17 points off the lead. … Ryan Preece, a winner in the NASCAR XFINITY Series on April 14 at Bristol Motor Speedway, is the defending champion of the NAPA Spring Sizzler 200. Preece also won the Whelen Modified Tour August event in 2017 at Stafford. … Eric Goodale won in the division’s last visit to Stafford in the NAPA Fall Final 150 last October. … Stafford kicks off championship battles in its five weekly divisions over the weekend. … For more information visit the Stafford Motor Speedway website.


  1. Do I stop at the Hidden Still on the way to Stafford, on the way home, or both?

  2. Latest forecast is cooler, cloudier, and slight chance of rain all day.

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