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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.

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.

RIVERHEAD RACEWAY ANNOUNCES AUGUST 1ST 2020 OPENING DAY, GETS GREEN LIGHT FOR RACING INTO NOVEMBER

Riverhead, NY Jun. 18th.
By Bob Finan

The longest off season in the history of Long Island stock car racing is scheduled to come to an end Saturday night August 1st at Riverhead Raceway when track owners Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz open the 2020 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Racing Series with a seven division race card featuring a 50-lap event for the NASCAR Modifieds. The revamped 2020 race schedule finds racing extending into November with approval of such a schedule granted by the Town of Riverhead during a vote on Tuesday June 16th. After ten months of inactivity Riverhead Raceway will come out of the gate strong for it’s 70th anniversary season with seven race dates scheduled in August.

Silenced by the Covid-19 worldwide pandemic for the months of April, May and June Riverhead Raceway will roar back to life with two practice days Saturday July 18th and Saturday July 25th before going racing for keeps with a July 26th Super Sunday Enduro race program starting at 12:30 pm. By the time the track opens for the first test & tune session on July 18th Suffolk County will be in the final days of Phase 4 of the reopening plan coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic. Riverhead Raceway has conformed  and will continue to conform to all Covid-19 policies set forth by local and state officials. Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz express their appreciation to the Town of Riverhead for expeditiously handling and approving the 2020 Riverhead Raceway schedule.

The NASCAR Modifieds will again headline the Advance Auto Parts Weekly Racing series programs and be joined by on a regular basis the Late Models, Crate Modifieds, Figure Eights, Blunderbusts, Super Pro Trucks and INEX Legend Race Cars. Special events for the NASCAR Modifieds include the annual Baldwin, Evans & Jarzombek 77 set for the Wall of Fame night Saturday October 3rd. They’ll also compete in two Twin 50 programs on July 29th and again October 24th.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will stop off at Riverhead Raceway twice in 2020 with WMT events set for Saturday September 19th and Saturday October 17th.

In addition to five schedules Saturday night NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Racing Series events in August two midweek specials are also planned. Wednesday evening August 12th  the NASCAR Modifieds will be joined by the Crate Modifieds, Figure Eights, Blunderbusts, INEX Legends and Street Stocks. Two weeks later a Monster Truck program will be complimented by Blunderbusts, Super Pro Trucks, INEX Legend Race Cars, Street Stocks and Mini Stocks.

Saturday evening September 12th has been set aside by track management as a Tribute To Heroes Night honoring all front line workers whose tireless efforts during both normal times and especially during the Covid-19 pandemic will be saluted. The annual First Responders Gut & Go race will be contested during that program which again will feature 50% off general admission tickets for all 1st Responders with valid ID. All seven NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Racing Series divisions will be in action with a 40-lap Late Model feature highlighting the card.

After the opening program on July 26th for the Super Sunday Enduro series three additional Sunday shows are scheduled for September 6th, October 4th and November 1st. On those race cards the Truck Enduro, 8-Cylinder Enduro and 4/6-Cylinder Gut & Go Enduro racers will join the Street Stocks and Mini Stocks. All five divisions will also see action on select Saturday nights.
The weekend of November 14th & 15th have been listed as TBA on the 2020 Riverhead Raceway schedule with track officials working on something special for that weekend.

To view the complete 2020 Riverhead Raceway schedule please visit www.riverheadraceway.com where you’ll also find the 2020 NASCAR license renewal link for those who have not yet secured their 2020 license. E-mail reach us at riverheadraceway1@gmail.com while the phone number remains 631-842-RACE.