What You Need To Know About The 51st Spring Sizzler At Stafford Motor Speedway

Story By: PAUL ARUTE / STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY – STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT – The Spring Sizzler® tradition continues with the 51st running of the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler® Friday, May 12th & Saturday, 13th. Here’s what you need to know about the “Greatest Race in the History of Spring”.


The Cars: Open Modifieds

Often referred to as “Tour-Type”, these 600 horsepower beasts are some of the fastest short track cars around. The Open Modified is the same as the cars that compete on the Whelen Modified Tour.


The Drivers: All the top Modified drivers in the Northeast

47 Modified teams are pre-entered in the Sizzler including past Sizzler winners Doug Coby, Bobby Santos, Woody Pitkat, and Matt Hirschman. Click here for the full entry-list.


51st Spring Sizzler Qualifying Format

Heat Race, May 12th

  • 8 laps each
  • Heat race lineup will be set by a random draw. When drivers sign-in they will draw a number which will set their heat race starting position.

NAPA Auto Parts Duel, May 12th

  • 40 laps each
  • Two 40 lap races with starting positions set from the heat races, winner of heat 1 will start on the pole of Duel 1, winner of heat 2 will start on the pole of duel 2, etc… Top 10 finishers in each Duel will transfer directly to the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler®. Finishers 11th and beyond will compete in Saturday’s Last Chance Qualifier event.

Last Chance Qualifiers, May 13th

  • 15 laps each
  • Two 15 lap races will be held on Spring Sizzler Saturday. The top 5 in each Last Chance Qualifier will transfer to the 50th NAPA Spring Sizzler®.


  • Two provisionals will be awarded for the 50th NAPA Spring Sizzler®. One provisional for the most recent past Spring Sizzler winner and one provisional for the best average finish in Stafford Open Modified competition in 2022 (driver must have competed in all 5 open modified events)


NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler, May 13th

  • 100 laps
  • The 51st running of The Greatest Race in the History of Spring

The Prize

  • To Win the NAPA Spring Sizzler: $20,000
  • Total Prize Money: $140,000
  • Lap Money: $15,000 ($150 per lap led)
  • To Win the NAPA Duel: $3,500
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