Story By: PAUL ARUTE / STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY – STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT – The Pro Late Model 81 scheduled for Saturday, August 22nd has been cancelled due to the number of Pro Late Model teams that are not able to attend the August date.
The event was originally scheduled for May and the postponement to August was a result of the Covid-19 delayed opening. The Late Models, Limited Late Models, and Street Stocks will now join Friday’s Lincoln Tech Open 80 event.
“We had strong interest in this event when it was scheduled earlier in the season but with the date change being so close to the Oxford 250, the scheduling didn’t work,” explained Stafford Speedway President Mark Arute. “It’s a tough decision but we decided to cancel this event as it would not have lived up to what our race fans expect from a Stafford Speedway show. We won’t rule out trying a similar event in the future but 2020 was not meant to be for the Pro Late Model division.”
Stafford’s Late Model, Limited Late Model, and Street Stock divisions that were scheduled to run alongside the Pro Late Model division on Saturday night have been moved to Friday, August 21st along with the Lincoln Tech Open 80, SK Modifieds®, and SK Light Modifieds.
“We’re back to our classic Friday night event pairing the Modifieds with our 5 weekly divisions,” continued Arute. “We’ve said this a few times this year but we want to thank all the fans and race teams for working with us through the ever changing 2020 season. We appreciate all the support we’ve received.”
All tickets purchased for Saturday’s events will be refunded. The weekly teams that have purchased their tickets for Saturday’s event will be changed to Friday.
General Admission tickets and Paddock passes for Friday’s Lincoln Tech Open Modified 80 are now available online. Capacity is limited to 25% per the State of CT mandate, once tickets are sold out additional tickets will not be available. We recommend fans and teams order tickets in advance.