Story By: SCOTT RUNNING / STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY – STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT – Stafford Speedway Street Stock and SK Light Modified teams will be busy this weekend running both Friday, July 17th and Saturday, July 18th.
Drivers will have a little extra incentive in Saturday’s event with bonus money provided to the top-3 from Tri-Track Series in the SK Light feature and bonus money from R.A.D. Auto Machine in the Street Stock feature. Saturday’s Bud Light Open 80 will be headlined by the Open Modifieds but the SK Light Modified division and Street Stocks will also take center stage running 30 laps and 20 laps respectively.
“With the late start in the season and the capacity limit we had to get a little creative with the schedule,” explained Stafford Speedway President Mark Arute. “Both the SK Light division and Street Stock divisions have put on excellent shows and are full of new drivers. This gives drivers an opportunity to get more seat time. Big thank you to Wayne and Ed at Tri-Track and Don Wood at R.A.D. Auto Machine for posting the additional money.”
The Tri-Track Modified series bonus will pay across the top-3 finishers in the SK Light Modified feature for a total of $500 including $250 for 1st and $125 for 2nd and 3rd. In addition to the purse increase of approximately 35% along with Stafford’s weekly contingency bonuses from Dunleavy Truck and Trailer Repair, Maybury Material Handling, SparkVR, Olson Apartments and New England Race Fuels, posted awards for the 30 lap event total $4,825 including $875 to win.
“We’ve been working with Stafford on scheduling throughout the 2020 season to avoid conflicts,” explained Ed Bennett of the Tri-Track Modified Series. “We like what Stafford has done with their racing program and wanted to get involved. The SK Light division is great for Modified racing in New England and we’re excited to post a bonus for this event. We look forward to continuing to work with Stafford to further grow Modified racing.”
The Street Stock division will also race for extra money provided by R.A.D. Auto Machine. $250 in bonus money will be up for grabs including $125 for 1st and $75 for 2nd and 3rd. After Stafford Speedway weekly contingency bonuses from Big Haus Racing Products and Sunoco Race Fuels the winner will take home $375.
Limited tickets for the Saturday, July 18th event are still available online in the Stafford Speedway webstore. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the facility is limited to 25% capacity. Fans planning to attend are encouraged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible since tickets will not be available at the paddock or general admission gates. Fans who are unable to attend can watch the event live on StaffordSpeedway.tv.
For more information, visit www.staffordspeedway.com, checkout Stafford Speedway on Facebook or Twitter, or contact the track office at 860-684-2783.