Bobby Labonte enters Spring Sizzler NAPA Auto Parts in Stafford with support from CFMoto and Wicked Powersports

NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee and 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup champion Bobby Labonte entered the NAPA Auto Parts 50th Annual Spring Sizzler at Stafford Speedway on April 23 and 24. CFMoto and Wicked Powersports of Stafford Springs, CT provided the support to bring the #25 Modified North owned by Mike Smith of Labonte to the biggest race in spring history.

“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to come to Stafford to participate in the 50th Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler®,” explained Labonte. “Stafford is definitely a track I’ve had on my bucket list for a while, especially after I started racing the Modified. I have to give a huge thank you to everyone at CFMoto and Wicked Powersports for helping to make this happen.

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“When we learned that Bobby Labonte wanted to participate in the 50th Spring Sizzler® and needed a partner to make it happen, it was a great opportunity for us to get involved,” explained Bob Charland, owner of Wicked Powersports. “We are very happy to have CFMoto and Wicked Powersports on the car for such a historic event located right here in Stafford Springs. CFMoto products are the most affordable and reliable products on the market today. CFMoto offers mountain bikes, Side by Sides, and new for 2022, Street Bikes. Their products are bringing new customers to the off-road market, just like we are bringing Bobby Labonte north for the first time to compete with the best in modified racing at Stafford.

Bobby and the #25 Modified team have already competed in 3 events in 2022, all on the SMART Modified Tour, scoring a 6th, 5th and most recently a 3rd in Caraway. The #25 CFMoto/Wicked Powersports team will be looking to capitalize on a strong start to 2022 as they head north for the NAPA Spring Sizzler®.

“I’m very happy that we can bring the whole 25 team with us,” continued Labonte. “My guys are excited to make the trip north to Stafford. They’ve been racing down south with their Modified for a long time. I know we will enjoy our first trip north together, especially to Stafford, home of the Modified.

The level of competition for the 50th NAPA Spring Sizzler® will be high. 41 cars are already entered for the event at the end of April, it will be important for Labonte to get up to speed quickly. Although limited, Labonte will look to leverage his previous Stafford experience to reduce Stafford’s steep learning curve.

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“We all know how competitive it is wherever we go, and we know we’re going to Stafford where there’s fierce competition,” Labonte continued. “Knowing that I had a race at Stafford last year with the SRX series might help, but hopefully we can be competitive and see where we end up.”

Tickets for the 50th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler® are now available at staffordspeedway.com/tickets. The two-day event begins Saturday, April 23 with the NAPA Auto Parts Duel, two 40-lap qualifying races that will set the stage for the 50th annual NAPA Spring Sizzler® scheduled for April 24. PASS Super Late Models and 5 Weekly Stafford Divisions as well as Vintage All-Stars will also be on hand for the weekend.

For more information, visit www.staffordspeedway.com, check out Stafford Speedway on Facebook or Twitter, or contact the track office at 860-684-2783. For more information about Bobby Labonte or to order Labonte products, visit bobbylabonte.com.

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