Story By: PAUL ARUTE / STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY – STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT – Race fans and race teams are abuzz about the Call Before You Dig Modified Classic slated for Saturday, October 24th.
The event, which serves as the first Stafford appearance for the Tri-Track Modified Series, boasts a purse of nearly $50,000, including $10,000 to win.
Accompanying the 81-lap Modified feature at the late October event will be Stafford Speedway’s SK Light Modified and Street Stock divisions. Both divisions will run 25-lap features, an additional 5 laps from their regular weekly distance of 20 laps. The purse for both events will also be increased courtesy of R.A.D. Auto Machine and Gaston Racing Enterprises.
Both the SK Light Modified and Street Stock payouts will be increased by approximately 60%. The SK Light Modified division features $5,510 in posted awards with the increased base purse courtesy of R.A.D. Auto Machine. The SK Light drivers will compete for $850 to win after contingency bonuses from Dunleavy Truck and Trailer Repair, Maybury Material Handling, and Sunoco Race Fuels. Spark Virtual Reality and Olson Apartments will also pay their weekly $100 and $75 bonuses for 2nd and 3rd.
The posted awards for the Street Stock feature is $3,245, with the increased purse courtesy of Gaston Racing Enterprises. The 25-lap feature will pay $425 to the winner after the $75 weekly bonus from Big Haus Racing Enterprises.
Additional rules and regulations have been released for this event. The starting line-up will be determined by the +/- qualifying scoring system also used in Stafford’s Open Modified 80 events. The Stafford Speedway tire inventory rule will not be in effect for the event, teams will be required to use the same tire used weekly in Stafford’s SK Light Modified and Street Stock divisions. Race teams with any questions are encouraged to contact the track office by phone (860-684-2783) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets for the October 24th Call Before You Dig Modified Classic are now on sale at StaffordSpeedway.com/tickets. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, capacity for the event remains limited and race fans and teams are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Once the capacity limit is reached additional tickets will not be available. The event will also be broadcast live on StaffordSpeedway.tv for just $30.