PARADISO-MUSKA SHOOT-OUT SHOWCASING THE BEST OF STAFFORD’S DARE STOCK DIVISION AT CARQUEST FALL FINAL WEEKEND
(Stafford Springs, CT)---As part of the 40th Annual CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend festivities at Stafford Motor Speedway this weekend, the DARE Stock division will partake in the 16th Annual Paradiso-Muska DARE Stock Shoot-Out. The Paradiso-Muska DARE Stock Shoot-Out pits the 2012 DARE Stock feature winners as well as several wild card drivers against each other in an all-star 8-lap dash. The race winner will take home double what the normal DARE Stock winners’ share is, and with the big money, short lap format, the Paradiso-Muska Shoot-Out is the premier DARE Stock race of the season.
In 15 races since the Inaugural Paradiso-Muska Shoot-Out in 1997, there has been 14 different winners with Scott Hitchcock being the only driver to win the race twice. Albert Saunders is the defending champion of the Paradiso-Muska Shoot-Out, and along with his twin brother Cliff, they are the only two former winners who are entered into this year’s Paradiso-Muska Shoot-Out.
This year’s Paradiso-Muska Shoot-Out field is comprised of Kyle Casagrande with 6 wins, Albert Saunders with 3 wins, Austin Bessette and Cliff Saunders with 2 wins each, and Stephanie Berardi, James Carroll, Kris Fluckiger, Monte Gibbs, and Jeremy Lavoie, who have each one a single feature event. Wild card entrants for the race include Doug Phelps and Johnny Walker for a starting field of 11 cars. Should a non-wildcard entrant win the 15-lap DARE Stock feature during CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend, they will be added to the Paradiso-Muska Shoot-Out lineup.
The 40th Annual CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend kicks off on Friday, Sept. 28 with pit gates opening at 12:00pm with a practice session running from 2:00pm to 6:30pm for Stafford’s weekly divisions and the Pro-4 Modifieds and N.E. Truck Series. The General Admission grandstands will be open to the public at no charge for the practice session. The G.A. Grandstands will open at 2pm.
Action continues on Saturday, Sept. 29 with Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the Whelen Modified Tour cars at 2:45pm, followed by heat and consolation races for Stafford’s weekly divisions as well as the Pro-4 Modifieds and N.E. Truck Series. Saturday’s events wrap up with feature events for Stafford’s SK Light Modified, Limited Late Model, and DARE Stock divisions along with the Pro-4’s and Trucks. The 16th Annual Paradiso-Muska Shoot-Out will be the final event of the day and bring Saturday’s CARQUEST Fall Final activities to a close.
The CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend wraps up on Sunday, Sept. 30 with the famous Stafford CARQUEST Belts & Hose Pit Party kicking off the day’s activities from 11:00am to 12:00pm, with the final SK Modified® and Late Model feature events of 2012 being accompanied by the Whelen Modified Tour 150-lap CARQUEST Fall Final.
Tickets for the September 29th & Sept. 30th 40th Annual CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend are priced at $38.50 for adult general admission tickets, $5.00 for children ages 6-14, and children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Reserved seating will be priced at $42.00 for all ages. All CARQUEST Fall Final tickets are good for admission on both Saturday and Sunday. All ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax and Stafford Motor Speedway offers free parking with overnight parking available.
For more information on the 40th Annual CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend, 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.