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Stafford Speedway Announces Updated August Schedule

(Stafford Springs, CT)— Stafford Speedway management has announced major updates to the August race schedule. The month of August will feature 7 events over 31 days and is headlined by the return of the NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K 100 on Saturday, August 8th along with the addition of the NAPA Auto Parts Open, a 100 lap dash for the Open Modifieds. Stafford’s weekly divisions will split the bill with the Late Models and Limited Late Models running on Friday the 7th and the SK Light Modifieds and Street Stocks joining the SK Modifieds® on Saturday the 8th. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event previously scheduled for August 7th has been canceled.

“Unfortunately we were unable to come to an agreement with NASCAR to make the 25% capacity number work for the August Modified Tour event,” explained Stafford President Mark Arute. “2020 has been very challenging but we are happy to be racing and think we’ve come up with a great schedule for July and August.”

The month will kick off with the Twisted Tea Open Modified 80 slated for Saturday, August 1st. Also added to the schedule is the Lincoln Tech Open Modified 80 and the Call Before You Dig  Pro Late Model 81 double header on Saturday, August 22nd. 

“If the weather cooperates, we have a heck of a schedule lined up for July and August,” continued Arute. “We can’t thank NAPA Auto Parts enough, they’ve been a great partner over the years. We’re happy to continue the tradition of the NAPA SK 5K which has become one of the best events of the Summer. Pairing that with a 100-lap open show the night before puts together a great weekend of racing on the half-mile.”

The NAPA Auto Parts Open Modified 100 event is an addition to the 2020 schedule. Open Modified teams will need to register for the event. Registration for this event is now open online at StaffordSpeedway.com. The registration fee for this event is $75 until July 31st.

August Schedule

Saturday, August 1st (Rain date Sunday, August 2nd)

Twisted Tea Open Modified 80

Open Modified 80, SK Light Modified 30 (non-track points), Street Stock 20 (non- track points)

Friday, August 7th 

NAPA Auto Parts Open Modified 100

Open Modified 100, Late Model 30, Limited Late Model 20

Saturday, August 8th (Rain date Sunday, August 9th)

NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K 

SK Modified® 100, SK Light Modified 20, Street Stock 20

Friday, August 14th

Stafford Speedway Weekly Racing – The Senator’s Cup

SK Modified® 40, Late Model 30, SK Light 20, Limited Late Model 20, Street Stock 20

Friday, August 21st

Stafford Speedway Weekly Racing

SK Modified® 40, Late Model 30, SK Light 20, Limited Late Model 20, Street Stock 20

Saturday, August 22nd (Rain date Sunday, August 23rd)

Call Before You Dig Pro Late Model 81 & Lincoln Tech Open Modified 80

Open Modified 80, Pro Late Model 81

Friday, August 29th

Stafford Speedway Weekly Racing

SK Modified® 40, Late Model 30, SK Light 20, Limited Late Model 20, Street Stock 20


For more information, visit www.staffordspeedway.com, checkout Stafford Speedway on Facebook or Twitter, or contact the track office at 860-684-2783.

43rd ANNUAL SANDUSKY HY-MILER SUPERMODIFIED NATIONALS RUNNING AS SCHEDULED JULY 24-25, GRANDSTANDS OPEN TO FANS

SANDUSKY, OH (July 7, 2020) – It has been a very tough summer for Supermodified fans and teams thus far, but perhaps those eager to get back on the race track or in the grandstands can get the ‘fix’ they have been hoping for in three weeks as one of Supermodified racing’s triple crown events; Sandusky Speedway’s ‘Hy-Miler,’ runs as scheduled and open to fans on July 24 and 25.

Hy-Miler Weekend will begin, as always, with the ‘Fast Forty,’ 40-lap event for Supermodifieds on Friday, July 24, before the 100-lap Hy-Miler Nationals takes center stage on Saturday, July 25. A unique mix of drivers from Ohio, New York, and New England, have already made their plans for the two-day spectacular, with individual announcements coming soon.

With every ISMA or Oswego Speedway show now cancelled through July, all eyes in the Supermodified world will first be locked on the Midwest Super Series event at Lorain County Speedway on July 18, less than one week before the Hy-Miler takes place. The three event, back to back weekend Ohio swing allows teams that have been hoping to race, the perfect opportunity to do just that.

Over the next week and beyond, more in-depth Hy-Miler information, such as a two-day schedule, pricing, and other details, will be released through International Supermodified Association and Sandusky Speedway social media outlets.

ISMA’s remaining 2020 events; August 7 at Lee, August 12 at Seekonk, August 29 at Oxford, September 19 at Star, and October 10 and 11 at Thompson, have not been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as of July 7.

Up to date information on the International Supermodified Association can be found using the series website www.ISMASupers.com. You can also LIKE ISMA Supermodifieds on Facebook at ISMA Supermodifieds or FOLLOW on Twitter and Instagram @ISMASupers.

About the International Supermodified Association: ISMA was founded in 1974 by multi-time Oswego Speedway champions Jim Shampine and Nolan Swift to ensure the future and longevity of Supermodified racing. Powered by their earth shaking 900 horsepower engines, the winged Supermodified is one of the fastest short track race cars in the world capable of reaching speeds up to 160mph. Through 45 seasons of operation, ISMA continues to be one of the most popular, well recognized touring series in short track racing.

Oswego Speedway’s Remaining July Events Lost to COVID-19 Pandemic

OSWEGO, NY (July 7, 2020) – Over the weekend, the New York State Governor’s office issued its latest update to the executive order regarding race tracks operating with fans in attendance, now barring entry for spectators through Sunday, August 2. This information has forced Oswego Speedway to cancel racing for this Saturday, July 11, and next Saturday, July 18. 

“Making these announcements has truly been increasingly difficult with each event we have cancelled,“ said track owner, John Torrese. “We are still talking with elected officials every day, and thank our local government for all of their support in getting us up and running as soon as possible. The Speedway is taking a very close look at the legal, financial, and health related risks associated with re-opening and assures everyone that as soon as it is possible to welcome fans back, the gates will open, but it is in our best interest to continue to follow State guidance at this time.”

Racing for the next two weeks would have included a regular show for Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and the J&S Paving 350 Supermodifieds this Saturday, with the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified plus a full program for SBS and 350’s next weekend. These two shows were to be presented by J&S Paving, and C’s Beverage Center, respectively. 

If the Speedway is permitted to re-open with fans, the brief 2020 slate would see at least three special events through the month of August, including the potential rescheduling of the Jim Shampine Memorial, and Mr. Supermodified. Classic Weekend remains unaffected at this time. 

Closed track testing continues this Friday, July 10. Teams are welcome to sign up by emailing oswegospeedway@gmail.com. Registration forms or other paperwork may still be mailed to the track office.

For the latest updates from Oswego Speedway, visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or Instagram @OfficialOswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.