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Stafford Speedway Schedule Preview: Busy June Kicks off Summer Stretch at Stafford

Stafford Speedway Schedule Preview: Busy June Kicks off Summer Stretch at Stafford


(Stafford Springs, CT)—The month of June at Stafford Speedway has always been an action packed month that kicks off the summer stretch of short track racing. The 2020 season will be no different with 4 events scheduled at Stafford Speedway, including 2 special events.

“June is a great month for short track racing at Stafford and throughout New England,” explained Stafford CEO Mark Arute. “The month of June is usually when teams and drivers get settled in for the season and the racing intensity picks up.”

The month of June will kick off on Friday the 5th with the Family Friendly Kids Night which will include all 5 of Stafford’s NASCAR weekly racing divisions as well as an on track big-wheel race for the kids. All children 14 & under will be admitted free of charge at all Kids Night events in 2020. 

The Open Modifieds return to action June 12th for their 2nd 80 lap event of the season. With the option to change 2 tires, the Open Modified 80 events have quickly become a fan favorite. Pit strategy plays a big part in the race with teams having to make a decision to pit early, late, or stay out and conserve their tires. The 2019 event saw Ryan Preece charge back from a pit stop with less than 20 laps to go, with Eric Goodale and Matt Galko rounding out the podium.

“We’ve had some great Open Modified races through the first two years of the events,” continued Stafford CEO Mark Arute. “We’re looking forward to continuing to build these events in 2020.”

The month of June continues with a NASCAR Weekly Racing series event on June 19th featuring Stafford’s 5 divisions and closes out with the biggest event of the season for the SK Modified® division, the NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K on Friday, June 26th.  

In just its 7th edition, the 100-lap NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K has become a marquee event on the Stafford Speedway calendar. Started in 2014, the NAPA SK 5K has been won by 5 different drivers including Rowan Pennink, Ryan Preece, Ted Christopher, Chase Dowling, and Ronnie Williams. Ronnie Williams became the first driver to win two SK 5K crowns after winning the 2019 edition.

“The NAPA SK 5K has become one of my favorite events of the season,” continued Stafford Speedway CEO Mark Arute. “The SK Modified® drivers are some of the most talented drivers in the country and the NAPA SK 5K is their night to shine.”

Stafford Speedway is set to release the full 2020 schedule on Wednesday, November 13th. Season tickets for 2020 are now available online or over the phone. For more information, visit www.staffordspeedway.com, checkout Stafford Speedway on Facebook or Twitter, or contact the track office at 860-684-2783.

Stafford Speedway 2020 Schedule Sneak Preview

(Stafford Springs, CT)—The full 2020 Stafford Speedway schedule is slated to be released Wednesday, November 13th but the Stafford Speedway management has released a sneak preview highlighting the first month of events on the 2020 schedule.

The 2020 season kicks off April 24th, 25th, and 26th with the 49th running of the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler®. The weekend will kick-off Friday, April 24th with practice and will continue Saturday, April 25th with qualifying for all divisions as well as feature racing for the Street Stocks, Limited Late Models, and Vintage All-Star series. The 49th running of the “Greatest Race in the History of Spring”, the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler®, is set to be held Sunday, April 26th with 200 laps for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Stafford’s star studded SK Modified® division, Late Models, and SK Light Modifieds will also be on hand Sunday for feature racing.

Super Late Model racing will return to the half-mile Friday, May 29th as an exciting new addition to the 2020 schedule. The event will feature a similar format to the Open Modified 80 events Stafford has hosted for the last 2 seasons.  Ted Christopher won the last Super Late Model race held at Stafford Speedway in August of 2012.

“Fans and drivers have been asking us to do a Super Late Model show for a few years now,” explained Stafford General Manager David Arute. “We spoke to some race teams and are working on putting together a program that will showcase the Super Late Model talent in the region.”

Open Modified racing returns to Stafford with their first event of the season on Friday, May 15th. The May 2019 edition of the Open Modified 80 saw Keith Rocco win a thriller over Todd Owen, Matt Galko, Eric Goodale, and Chase Dowling. All 5 drivers are expected to return to the event in 2020.

“We’re opening the 2020 season with a busy month of May,” explained Stafford V.P. Lisa Arute. “We come out of the gate with 2 weekly shows including one of my favorite events, Kids Night and go into the second half of the month with an Open Modified and Open Super Late Model event. The schedule diversity provides race fans a taste of what’s to come in the summer months.”

The action packed month of May kicks off Friday, May 1st under the lights with opening night for Stafford’s 5 NASCAR Weekly Racing divisions. Stafford’s 5 divisions will headline 2 additional events in the month of May including May 8th and May 22nd. Friday, May 8th will also mark the return of Kids Night with plenty of action for the kids on the midway and big-wheel racing on track. Same as in 2019 all kids 14 & under will be admitted free of charge to all 2020 kids night events. Kids will also be admitted free of charge throughout the month of May for the 28th season of Youth Organization Month.

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

Stafford Speedway 2020 Season Passes Now Available; Schedule to be Released November 13th

(Stafford Springs, CT)—The best deal in short track racing is once again available at Stafford Speedway with 2020 season passes now on sale. Now until December 14th is the best time to buy with deep discounts for race teams and fans who purchase their season passes early. Teams and fans who take advantage of Stafford’s season pass program enjoy big discounts compared to purchasing tickets weekly. In 2019 season pass holders who purchased during the early bird discount period had their passes paid for by early July. The 2020 offer is no different with big savings across the board.

Early bird season pass discount compared to purchasing a full price weekly ticket in 2020:

–       Paddock Season Pass: 54% savings

–       General Admission Season Pass: 43% savings

–       Reserved Ticket Season Pass: 42%

2020 paddock season passes are just $440 until December 14th when they will increase to $500 before again increasing March 16th to $525. General Admission season passes are priced starting at $320 through December 14th when they will increase to $350 and again increasing in price to $375 on March 16th. Stadium chair-back and top row reserved seats are priced at $360 through December 14th before increasing to $390 and again increasing to $420 on March 16th.

“We’re excited to once again offer our weekly fans and competitors big discounts on season tickets for 2020,” explained Stafford Speedway COO Paul Arute. “Stafford Speedway and short track racing is built on weekly competition and top notch racing every Friday. We hope that teams and race fans that plan to attend weekly in 2020 take advantage of the big savings.”

The 2020 season at Stafford Speedway is set to be another thriller with 22 events scheduled highlighted by 9 special events, 7 tour type events, and 6 weekly series extra distance races. The full 2020 Stafford Speedway schedule is slated to be released Wednesday, November 13th at 12pm.

Race teams and fans can order their 2020 season passes online in the all new Stafford Speedway Online Store or by calling the Stafford Speedway box office at 860-684-2783.

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