(Stafford Springs, CT)—After the successful completion of NAPA Auto Parts Opening night, Stafford Speedway management has announced a revised mid-summer schedule. Two Saturday events have been added to the schedule; Saturday, July 18th and Saturday, August 1st. Both Saturday events will feature Open Modified 80 events along with non-points SK Light Modified and Street Stock events.
“After reviewing last Friday’s event we decided to move the Open Modified 80 events to Saturday night and pair them with the SK Light and Street Stock divisions,” explained Stafford Speedway President Mark Arute. “Both the SK Light and Street Stocks will run both Friday and Saturday with non-points events on Saturday. The Lights and Streets are a great show and we’re looking forward to the Saturday Night specials.”
Econn Motorsports and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Announce 2020 Oval Track Plans
Econn Motorsports and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park announced today an agreement that will enable oval track racing to continue on the famed 5/8th mile at Thompson CT. A tentative 2020 schedule has been developed with the first event being an open practice on Wednesday July 8th.
Rocco, Coury, Puleo, Durand, & Hydar Score NAPA Auto Parts Opening Night Victories At Stafford Motor Speedway
(Stafford Springs, CT)—After a 2-month delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Stafford Motor Speedway opened its doors for racing with NAPA Auto Parts Opening Night on Friday, June 26. 126 cars lined the paddock area with Keith Rocco in the SK Modified® feature, Wayne Coury, Jr. in the Late Model feature, Jonathan Puleo in the SK Light feature, Andrew Durand in the Limited Late Model feature, and Travis Hydar in the Street Stock feature all becoming the first drivers to reach NAPA Victory Lane in 2020 at Stafford.
In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Ronnie Williams and Todd Owen went side by side for the lead at the green with Williams getting clear on lap-2. Michael Christopher, Jr. was third in the early laps with Cory DiMatteo moving into fourth and Keith Rocco was fifth.
Stafford Speedway Launches Pay Per View Live Streaming Service StaffordSpeedway.tv; Stafford Drivers to Receive 25% of Streaming Revenue
(Stafford Springs, CT)—(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Motor Speedway has announced the debut of StaffordSpeedway.tv, a new pay-per-view live streaming service featuring Stafford Speedway’s Friday night racing program. Stafford Speedway race teams will receive 25% of every pay per view sale (approximately 50/50 split after expenses), creating another payout for drivers across all Stafford divisions. StaffordSpeedway.tv will debut Friday, June 26th for NAPA Auto Parts Opening Night.
“After our expenses this ends up being about a 50-50 split between the track and the race teams,” explained Arute. “This feels like a big step for Stafford and for short track racing. It may start out small but there’s really endless growth potential for a service like this. We are ready to hit the ground running this Friday with our first live broadcast.”
LAKEVILLE, Conn. (June 25, 2020)—The International Motorsports Association (IMSA) and Lime Rock Park have agreed to reschedule the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park to Sept. 11-12, 2020 as part of further adjustments to the IMSA calendar. The event had previously been moved from its traditional July date to Oct. 30-31, 2020, but today IMSA has announced further date changes for three of its upcoming WeatherTech Championship and Michelin Pilot Challenge races including Lime Rock Park.