NAPA SK 5K SK Modified 100 Tickets Now Available At NAPA Auto Parts Stores


(Press Release from Stafford Motor Speedway)



NAPA Auto Parts has once again partnered with Stafford Motor Speedway to produce the biggest SK Modified race in the country, the NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K. The 6th Annual NAPA SK 5K 100 lap SK Modified event, scheduled for Friday, June 28th, boasts over $34,000 in posted awards including a guaranteed $5,000 to the winner. With one of the most talented fields of SK Modified teams ever assembled, Friday’s 100 lap event promises to be a can’t miss event.

Similar to past years and other NAPA Auto Parts events, fans have the opportunity to purchase discount tickets for the NAPA SK 5K at NAPA Auto Parts stores throughout New England. All tickets include a pre-race barbecue on the Stafford midway along with a NAPA Auto Parts souvenir. Adult general admission tickets are available for just $28 with kids tickets available for $10.

The NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K 100 lap race is the longest race of the season for the SK Modified division at Stafford Speedway. The 100 lap race distance adds a unique challenge for teams that typically compete in 40 lap events, with the additional 60 laps teams are presented an entirely different strategy compared to a weekly event. Teams will have to evaluate how to set their car up for the longer distance and drivers will have to determine how aggressive to be in the early stages of the event. If the NAPA Sk 5K of the last few years are any indication, drivers will be flat out for the entire 100 laps.

Through the first 8 races of 2019 the storyline has been the incredible competition level throughout the division. Last Friday at Stafford, drivers Glen Reen, Steven Kopcik, Ronnie Williams, and eventual winner Todd Owen, thrilled fans with a heart stopping battle that included 10 lead changes. Fans can expect to be treated to more of the same this Friday in the NAPA SK 5K 100 lapper as nearly all of the drivers currently top 15 in points have shown the speed to get to victory lane.

To locate the NAPA Auto Parts nearest to you, check out the list of participating NAPA Auto Parts stores by CLICKING HERE.

General Admission gates for the Friday, June 28th NAPA SK 5K open at 5:15pm, qualifyingbegins at 6:15pm, with feature racing kicking off ay 7:00pm. The 100 lap event will be accompanied by Stafford other 4 weekly divisions including Late Models, SK Light Modified’s, Limited Late Models, and Street Stocks.


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Comments

  1. I worry that Stafford may be on the cusp of taking it’s prize pony and beating it to death.
    Car counts are up from last year and the racing spectacular. Last Friday a mere regular Friday night with the Street Stock asterisk and they had 26 cars. I can’t prove it but the race had to be in the top five all time of regular SK feature events.
    100 laps is a lot. Why not the 80? Then in a few weeks the Open show includes another SK special, the TC 13 Shootout. Why isn’t the Open enough? A shoot out last year where some teams sand bagged for reasons that seemed perfectly logical at the time. A lot of time for pictures, presentations, pomp and circumstance with a iconic racer as the backdrop. I know and love the SK’s. We’re reminded literally every week about the greatness of Ted Christopher. They had a great feature and I wanted to get to the modified feature. Was that wrong?
    Is it necessary to try to improve on perfection. Perfection being 40 laps for the SK’s on a regular basis. Just enough time from the cream to rise to the top. Just long enough for multiple lead changes among the top tier cars. But not risking exhausting your prize pony and overexposing the division.

  2. One 100 lap race for the SK’s each year is OK. But, if an alternative (or additional event) was sought, I’d suggest twin 40s.

  3. i bet you wont see 10 lead changes in a 100 lapper – most just ride the first 50. hope I’m wrong

  4. Lightsout says:

    IF there was prize money per lap as each lap being sponsored, I’m sure there would be plenty of lead changes. Doing it with the current payouts on finishing position, you could order an Uber and lead the first 75 laps.

  5. Hey lights out, put some lap money up then

  6. I believe tire changes are allowed in the SK 5K – correct?

  7. I believe tire changes are allowed in the SK 5K correct?

  8. Sharpie Fan says:

    No. Only for a cut tire or if it is off the rim. Has to be checked by an official.

  9. Didn’t TC change (or rotate) all 4 tires during the 2017 event? Whatever the case, he was never a contender for the win that year.

  10. Sharpie Fan says:

    Well changing a tire is different from rotating them. Changing usually indicates that you are putting a different tire on.

  11. Got it – but, I’m not certain that it was a rotation, only.

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