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$700 to Win From $5,000 Purse in Midstate Site Development Street Stock 30

(Stafford Springs, CT)—This Friday night, July 3, will see Stafford Speedway’s Street Stock division take center stage with an extra distance feature event, in the Midstate Site Development 30.  Whereas Street Stock cars normally race for a winner’s share of $150 from a purse of $1,385, Street Stock drivers and teams will be racing to take home a winner’s share of $700 from a purse of over $5,000 this Friday night.  Second place in the Midstate Site Development 30 will pay $500 and third place will pay $400.  Tenth place will pay $175, which is $25 more than the normal winner’s share of $150. 

Street Stocks in action at Stafford Motor Speedway.

One driver who will be looking to continue their good fortune in the Midstate Site Development 30 is Chris Meyer, who nearly won his Stafford debut last Friday.  The driver of the #87 D and L Services Chevrolet ran up front for the majority of the race before last lap contact with Zack Robinson relegated him to a second place finish.  Despite the last lap setback, Meyer is looking forward to his second race at Stafford and the chance at taking home a $700 winner’s check.

“We didn’t expect to run like we did, that’s for sure,” said Meyer.  “We didn’t have a Ford 9-inch rear or headers so we thought we might be a little down on power,” said Meyer.  “We were shooting for a top-10 finish and maybe a top-5 if things went well, but we definitely didn’t expect to be contending for the win.  We feel pretty good about this Friday night.  I’ll probably be starting a little further back in the field than I did last Friday night so I’ll have to conserve my brakes because they got a little hot last Friday and as long as we don’t have any issues, I have a lot of confidence in our ability to be a competitive car.  I think you’ll see the guys who were running up front last week battling for the win again this Friday night.  There’s no question that $700 to win gives us all extra motivation to go for the win.  It’s early in the season so no one is thinking about points, we’re all racing for trophies.  If we can win the Midstate Site Development 30, that $700 will pay for tires, fuel, and pit passes, so our weekend would be paid for.”

Meghan Fuller will be looking to rebound from a flat tire that left her with a disappointing 19th place finish in the season opener a week ago.  With her stellar extra distance record, she is looking forward to once again racing 30 laps for the $700 winner’s check behind the wheel of her #2 Propane Plus Chevrolet.

“Last week was quite disappointing for me, but fortunately the flat tire we had didn’t do any damage to the car so it was just some bad luck for us getting a flat tire,” said Fuller.  “I’m definitely looking forward to this Friday night because I really enjoy the extra distance races.  The longer races really show the different capabilities of drivers and I hope we can have a good rebound from last week.  I think the $700 gives everyone extra motivation to win the race but the key will be to take your time to get to the front and not make any moves that would jeopardize your ability to finish the race.  It would be pretty amazing and awesome if we can win but if we don’t win we still have all year to get to victory lane.”

The Street Stock division ran 3 extra distance races in 2019 and of drivers who competed in all 3, Fuller led all drivers with a miniscule average finish of 1.7 thanks to a win and two second place finishes.  Defending Street Stock champion Robinson was next with an average finish of 3.7 in the #89 First Class Automotive Chevrolet, followed by Jason Lafayette in the #21 Tommy’s Tattoo Supplies Chevrolet with an average of 5.0, Travis Hydar in the #11 Hydar Construction Chevrolet with an average of 6.3, and Adrien Paradis, III in the #19 CSB Communications Chevrolet with an average of 8.0.

Stafford’s SK Modifieds®, Late Models, SK Lights, and Limited Late Models will join the Street Stock cars in feature action this Friday night, July 3.  General admission tickets are sold out for this event but there are still a limited number of paddock passes available.  Paddock passes can be purchased here.  Any fans who don’t have tickets that still want to watch the Midstate Site Development 30 festivities can take advantage of the new pay-per-view live streaming service at www.staffordspeedway.tv.  For $20, fans can live stream all the qualifying and feature racing action with 25% of each sale going back to the drivers.

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

Seasonal Campground Re-Opens After NASCAR Races

Celebrate the July 4th weekend in style by camping where the stars of NASCAR, like recent winners Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin, stayed this past weekend at Pocono Raceway! After a five-race NASCAR weekend, our Seasonal Campgrounds are now re-open to the public. Daily rates start at $35 and weekly rates at $220.

Click here to book your summer camping reservation now!

Choose between two campgrounds, each offering up to 50-amp power, water, sewage hook-ups, family friendly amenities offered to both campground guests and close to many attractions in the beautiful Pocono Mountains!

‘Infield RV Park’ – For the ultimate camping experience, stay where the stars of NASCAR called home this past weekend inside the 2.5-mile NASCAR track. You will have access to two playgrounds, bike and scooter trails and a dog park, all within walking distance to your campsite. (NOTE: Firearms, BB guns, firecrackers and fireworks are not permitted.)

‘Long Pond Campground’ – An off-site camping location, only minutes down the road from the track. The outdoor pool and newly renovated amenities like the outdoor lounge area, indoor lounge and game room are now open! Tent camping is also available to purchase. (NOTE: Firearms, BB guns, firecrackers and fireworks are NOT permitted.)

We also offer at-track attractions and services to both campgrounds that include:

  • Pocono Organics: Offering convenient organic food purchases and campsite delivery
  • Pocono Outdoor Adventures: Multi-package UTV guided trail tours
  • Slingshot Rentals: Cruise through the Pocono Mountains in a Slingshot
  • StockCar Racing Experience and more!

*All campgrounds follow all protocols set by the CDC guidelines and state officials. All facilities and amenities are open. For the safety of our patrons, please continue practicing social distancing. 

If you have any questions feel free to email campground@poconoraceway.com and one of our camping specialists will get back to you.

Stafford Speedway Announces Revised Mid-Summer Schedule

Photo Tom Morris/Myracenews

(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.”

Race fans will be treated to 7 events over a 30 day period starting this Friday, July 3rd with the Midstate Site Development Firecracker 30. All events will continue to be capped at 25% capacity with tickets going on sale the Saturday prior to the event at 8am. Race fans will also be able to tune in live on StaffordSpeedway.tv, a new pay-per-view streaming service with 25% of each sale going directly to the drivers. Visit StaffordSpeedway.tv for more information. 

Stafford Speedway season passes are good for all events. The schedule for the remainder of the 2020 season will be posted in early to mid-July.

Mid-Summer Schedule

Friday, July 3rd

Midstate Site Development Street Stock 30

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

Friday, July 10th

Stafford Speedway Weekly Racing

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

Friday, July 17th

TC 13 SK Modified Shootout

SK Modified® 40, Late Model 30, SK Light Modified 20, Limited Late Model 20, Street Stock 20, TC 13 SK Modified® Shootout

Saturday, July 18th

Bud Light Open Modified 80

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

Friday, July 24th

Dunleavy’s Modifiedz Night

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

Friday, July 31st

Stafford Speedway Weekly Racing

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

Saturday, August 1st

Open Modified 80

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

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