Story By: PAUL ARUTE / STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY – STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT – Stafford Speedway partners GAF and New England Racing Fuel have each posted contingency bonuses for the Open Modified events scheduled at Stafford Speedway in 2021.
The additional prize money makes each of the 4 events $5,000 to win for the 2021 season. Teams will be required to run GAF & New England Racing Fuel contingency decals to be eligible for the bonus money.
With the bonus announcement, Stafford Speedway and GAF expand upon their recently announced multi-year partnership serving as the official sponsor for the August 6th NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour GAF 150. GAF also continues to serve as the primary sponsor of multi-time Stafford winner Eric Goodale, driver of the #58 Modified. Goodale will look to carry the GAF colors to victory lane as he is registered for all 4 Open Modified events on the 2021 calendar.
Goodale joins a long list of top Modified talent that have registered to compete. 2020 winners Marcello Rufrano, Ronnie Williams, Woody Pitkat, and Keith Rocco all have filed their entry for the 2021 events alongside drivers such as Jon McKennedy, Chris Pasteryak, Chase Dowling and more.
The first Open Modified event of the season is scheduled for Friday, May 14th with the Call Before You Dig Open Modified 81 and continues with one event per month through the summer. The 4th Annual Twisted Tea Open 80 on Friday, June 11th, 4th Annual Bud Light Open 80 on Friday, July 9th, and the 2nd Annual Lincoln Tech Open Modified 80 on Friday, August 20th all will pay $5,000 to win, thanks to the bonus from GAF and New England Racing Fuel.