Stafford Launches Lap Sponsors & Commemorative Poster For 50th NAPA Spring Sizzler; Race Purse Released

(Press release from Stafford Speedway)

Stafford Speedway has launched a new program that allows race fans to sponsor a lap at the 50th running of the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler®. All lap sponsors will receive a limited edition Spring Sizzler® 50th Anniversary poster featuring every winner in the history of the Spring Sizzler®. The poster, a throwback to the Spring Sizzler® poster of the early 1990’s, will only be available to lap sponsors. 

Each lap of the 100 lap event is available for purchase for $150 with all proceeds being distributed to the leader of the corresponding lap in the 50th NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler®, April 24, 2022. The additional $15,000 in lap money brings the total payout for “The Greatest Race in the History of Spring” over $130,000.

Purchase a 2022 50th Spring Sizzler Lap Here

“We hope the fans take advantage of lap sponsorship,” explained Stafford Speedway VP Lisa Arute. “Fans can dedicate a lap to a loved one or represent a business, the options are unlimited. Everyone who purchases a lap will receive a numbered, limited edition 50th Spring Sizzler commemorative poster that honors the winners of past Spring Sizzlers®. Only 100 posters will be printed, so it will be important to get your lap early.”

In addition to the lap money announcement, Stafford Speedway has also released a full breakdown of the 50th Spring Sizzler® purse. The 100 lap Spring Sizzler®, scheduled for Sunday, April 24th, will pay $15,000 to win and $1,250 to start while the NAPA Auto Parts Duel, two 40 lap qualifying events scheduled for Saturday, April 23rd, will pay $3,500 to win and $350 to start. 

“After all bonuses, lap money, and the NAPA Duels, a winning driver could win as much as $34,000 at the 50th Spring Sizzler®,” continued Arute.  “The history of the Spring Sizzler and modified racing is very important to us and we are excited to offer a strong payout for race teams at the 50th running of the event. As we celebrate the Golden Anniversary our focus is to recreate the excitement and prestige of the 1972 inaugural Spring Sizzler® and revive the tradition of the Greatest Race in the History of Spring.”

The highest finishing SK Modified®, ROC Modified, NASCAR Modified Tour, SMART Tour, and Tri-Track Modified drivers will each receive a $500 bonus. To be eligible for the bonuses drivers must have competed in 75% of each respective series events in 2021. 

Registration for the 50th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler is also now open. Over 15 race teams have already filed their paperwork to compete in the event. 

Register for the 2022 NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler Here

Ticket information and an early look at the entry-list will be released in the coming weeks. The 2022 50th running of the NAPA Auto Parts Sizzler is scheduled for April 23rd and 24th. A unique format has been released which includes the NAPA Auto Parts Duel, two 40 lap qualifying events on Saturday, April 23rd. Click here for more information on the 2022 Spring Sizzler format.

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


  1. This is going to be a really good show….I’m thinking we will see Money at this one

  2. Refresh my memory please….why is T. C. ‘88 win in a sk? Where were the tour mods?

  3. Jussayin,
    No Tour races were scheduled at Stafford in 1988. Spring Sizzler was run with SK Modifieds.

  4. Noticed the $500 bonus for the various division and tour cars with the highest finish. Nice little twist. Normally SK’s are excluded from Stafford opens but not in this race and the SK’s are racing the same day.
    It’s so nice to know now that the NWMT event is out of the way because Stafford is doing a terrific job making the 50th very unique with great payouts. I too think of Hirschman first when big money is on the line. He’s special and always adds a little more status to the event.
    The Thompson 300 didn’t lure him in but that was a huge expense with low odds of taking the brass ring. This is not that at all. In fact between the Duel and Sizzler you can fail too win and still bring home some good money. He came in third in the 2020 TTOMS race so he can compete at Stafford. And he will likely be racing in the TTOMS Fall Final Race. Maybe in 2022 Stafford will be on his priority list going into the season hopa-hopa-hopa.
    In small print they have a non-qualifiers race. I’d think to maximize participation you’d want to put that on the marquee with a purse so the lower buck teams have a race they can compete in and enjoy even if they don’t get invited to the ball.

  5. might make sense for Matt Hirschman to run this event. He doesnt run Stafford that often and Tri track scheduled a race at Stafford this year. Tri track has been one of Matts priorities in years past and will most likely be again this year. The Spring Sizzler is a good opportunity to get some notes racing for good money. Interesting all the bonuses for pretty much every division of modifieds except MRS. MRS used to run at Stafford a few short years ago. I dont think SMART or ROC has ever run at Stafford. MRS is the Rodney Dangerfield of modified racing… just cant get no respect.

  6. steven litvinchyk says

    NASCAR hasn’t had a pyout like that in 35 years ,good riddince , nowthe the teams have some thing to shoot for ,money !!!!!!!!!

  7. ^ thats not 100% true

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