Third Annual Ladies Challenge For Charities Race At Stafford Coming Up This Weekend

(Press release from Stafford Speedway)

Debbie DeSanctis celebrates victory in the Ladies Challenge Street Stock feature last year at the NAPA Fall Final at Stafford Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont)

The 3rd Annual Ladies Challenge race joins the action packed NAPA Fall Final Weekend, scheduled for September 28-29.  Eleven ladies have lined up Street Stock rides and have taken on the challenge in the interest of charitable giving.  The race will be the final feature of the day on Saturday, September 28.  

Eleven different foundations will reap the benefits of this special event, thanks to these amazing ladies and the car owners in the Street Stock division.  The starting lineup for the Ladies Challenge is determined by how much money each woman raises for their selected foundation.  The person raising the most money will be pole sitter for the feature event.  

Below are the participants with the cars they are associated with and links to each participant’s charity of choice.  The current order is based on money raised to date, with Ashley Bubna leading the field in the #19 Adrien Paradis, III owned car, followed close behind by Nicole LaRose in the #11 Travis Hydar car.

DriverAssociated Street Stock TeamCharity Link for Online DonationsDonation Total
Ashley Bubna#19 – Adrien Paradis, IIICatherine V. Hubbard Animal Sanctuary$1,901
Nicole LaRose#11 – Travis HydarBreast Cancer Research Foundation$1,233
Mary Ann Gambacorta#26 – Rent A RacecarAmerica’a Vet Dogs$1,114
Allison Boyle#53 – Paul Bourdon, Jr.Victory Junction Gang Camp$1,085
Dana Jannetty#71 – Marvin MinklerMuscular Dystrophy Association$1,045
Debbie DeSanctis#01 – Johnny WalkerHonor and Remember$1,015
Laura Secore#38 – Dave SecoreIntrepid Fallen Heroes Fund$460
Elizabeth Vassar#16 – Nicole ChambrelloConnecticut Humane Society$450
Tiffany Spinnato#22 – Rent A RacecarDisabled American Veterans$355
Brianna Macha#37 – David Macha, Sr.Make A Wish Connecticut$237
Heather Varricchio#94 – Chris DanielczukKessler Foundation$210

Race fans will be able to donate to the charity and driver combination of their choosing by visiting the 2019 Ladies Challenge page found at  If you would like to see your favorite driver move up in the starting field, select the charity link to make a donation.

The Ladies Challenge for Charities will take the green flag on Saturday September 28 as part of the NAPA Fall Final Weekend.  Tickets for NAPA Fall Final Weekend are priced at $40.00 for adult general admission, $10.00 for children ages 6-14, and children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult.  Reserved seat tickets are $45.00 for all ages.  All ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax. Stafford Motor Speedway offers plenty of free parking along with overnight parking available for self contained Recreational Vehicles.  Discount tickets are available through participating NAPA stores.  

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

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