CARQUEST AUTO PARTS RETURNS FOR 28TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON AT SMS;
(Stafford Springs, CT)---For over a quarter century, CARQUEST Auto Parts has been partners in racing with Stafford Motor Speedway developing one of the longest running associations anywhere in motorsports. The 28th consecutive season is in high gear and set to take the green flag with the 42nd Annual CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler on the weekend of April 26-28. The storied history between CARQUEST and Stafford began with CARQUEST as a contingency sponsor in 1985 and the relationship has continued to flourish over the years. CARQUEST Auto Parts, the Elite Corporate Sponsor of Stafford Motor Speedway will continue its winning ways in 2013 with the addition of title sponsorship of the August Whelen Modifed Tour event, the 23rd Annual CARQUEST 150 on August 2nd.
In addition to the August CARQUEST 150, CARQUEST Auto Parts will present the 42nd Annual CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler on April 26-28, the 3rd Annual CARQUEST Champions For Charities race on June 28, the 10th Annual CARQUEST Super Saturday on June 29, and the 40th Annual CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend on Sept. 28-29. CARQUEST Auto Parts will also present the CARQUEST Belts and Hose Pit Parties that accompany the CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler and CARQUEST Fall Final events, allowing race fans on track to meet and greet with their favorite drivers and teams.
“Stafford Motor Speedway has been a great place for us to promote CARQUEST, strengthen our customer relations, and build product awareness,” said CARQUEST V.P. of Marketing Rich Pallai. “It’s our goal at CARQUEST to bring race fans the very best in weekly short track racing and the Stafford race fans at Stafford have continued to show great support to our family owned CARQUEST Auto Parts stores throughout the years. We’re looking forward to contributing towards another exciting season of motorsports at Stafford and as we enter our 28th consecutive season as partners, I don’t think you can find another motorsports relationship anywhere in the country that comes close to matching that timeframe.”
“We’re excited to have CARQUEST Auto Parts as a partner for another season of racing,” said Stafford COO/GM Mark Arute. “Without the generous support of CARQUEST Auto Parts to not only the racetrack, but to our competitors and fans as well, we certainly wouldn’t and couldn’t be where we are today. We’re grateful to have a partner that has been and is still so committed to motorsports and we hope we can continue our relationship for many more years to come.”
As CARQUEST Auto Parts’ involvement has grown from a contingency sponsor in 1985 to their Elite Corporate Sponsorship in 2013, there are even more changes on the horizon. Plans are underway for a major announcement that will be forthcoming regarding CARQUEST’s three sponsored Whelen Modified Tour events at Stafford during the 2013 season.
CARQUEST Auto Parts is a premier supplier of replacement products for all makes of automobiles. With over 3,500 locations throughout North America and 18,000-plus customer service associates, CARQUEST is ready to serve all your automotive needs. To locate your closest CARQUEST please refer to the store locater found at www.carquest.com.
Tickets for all four of Stafford’s 2013 Whelen Modified Tour events, including the 42nd Annual CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler, the 23rd Annual CARQUEST 150, and the 40th Annual CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend, are on sale now at the Speedway Box Office.
For more information on the CARQUEST Auto Parts’ three Whelen Modified Tour events, or to order tickets, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com and be sure to stay tuned for the special announcement regarding CARQUEST’s three WMT races.