Big Discount On Stafford Speedway 2019 Season Tickets Ends December 14th

(Press Release from Stafford Motor Speedway)
The SK Modified field in their three-wide pre-race pace laps at the NAPA Fall Final Sept. 30 at Stafford Speedway (Photo: Fran Lawlor/RaceDayCT)

All season ticket packages offer big savings compared to purchasing a ticket for each of the 22 scheduled race events. 

Stafford Motor Speedway’s 2019 season ticket early buy discount ends Friday, December 14th.  Time is running out to take advantage of early buy savings on Paddock Passes, General Admission, Reserved Seat, and Kids Fast Pass tickets. 

Planning ahead to take advantage of the 55% savings on Season Paddock Passes pays off as race teams saved over $485 per pass in 2018.  Purchase on or before December 14th and pay $425, after December 14th the price increases to $475.  The Season Paddock Pass allows access to the paddock area as well as the general admission seating grandstands.  A Paddock Pass with reserved seat upgrade is available for an additional $60.

General Admission Season Tickets are priced at $300 if purchased on or before December 14th a savings of 43%.  After December 14th, the General Admission ticket increases to $325.  Reserved Seat Season Tickets purchased on or before December 14th are priced at $350, a savings of 40%.  After December 14th, the Reserved Seat Season Ticket increases to $380.  The Kids Fast Pass option for kids age 6 to 14 is priced at $60 before December 14th, a 50% savings.  After December 14th, the Kids Fast Pass increases to $70.  All season ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax.

Stafford Speedway will kick off its 2019 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season with the 48th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler on April 27 & 28.  The NAPA Spring Sizzler will showcase the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour as well as Stafford’s SK Modified®, Late Model, SK Light, Limited Late Model and Street Stock divisions and the Vintage All-Stars.  The 2019 season will offer a variety of touring events joining the weekly divisions.  Stay tuned to Staffordspeedway.com and social media for continuously updated information.

2019 Schedule Highlights

●        3 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Events (4/28, 8/2, 9/29)

●        3 Open Modified 80-Lap Events (5/10, 6/14, 7/12)

●        TC 13 Lap SK Modified® Shootout

●        Valenti Modified Racing Series (8/30)

●        NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K (6/28)

●        Dunleavy’s Truck & Trailer Modifiedz Night (5/24)

●        Late Model 50 (8/16)

●        Limited Late Model 25 (6/7)

●        Street Stock Triple Crown 30’s (4/27, 6/21, 9/28)

●        Kids Nights (5/17, 6/7, 7/26, 8/23)

Season tickets can be purchased online by visiting the BUY TICKETS section or the SEASON TICKETS link found on the homepage www.staffordspeedway.com.  Season tickets can also be ordered by calling the Stafford Speedway office at 860-684-2783, Mon.-Fri. from 9am-5pm.  Take advantage of the “Early Buy” discount and purchase your season tickets before December 14th.  

Check out the Stafford Speedway Holiday Gift Guide for gift cards, race dvds, tee-shirts, sweat shirts, coats, and hats for the racing fan on your holiday shopping list.  For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.

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  1. People who provide the entertainment should get in free since they spend so much on their cars and work so hard. But clearly that will never happen so this may be the next best thing.
    Seems like a no brainer as long as you plan on running the majority of the events. $21 based on last years number of completed events and $25 based on the more likely scenario of 17 completed events.
    I’m not seeing a whole lot of tracks pushing season pass discounts. Thompson being the exception at $40 bucks on average for all 10 events. Regular admission for a Stafford season pass is $18ish if they get 17 events in compared to Thompson at $35 if they get all 10 in.
    I get it, Thompson is the biggest and baddest track in the area. But man they nail you on entry fees don’t they? The Ice Breaker and World Series being worth most any price because they are almost too much racing to digest at one time. But on average Stafford seems to lead the pack in value once again.
    Now for my brain storm Stafford. A limited but robust package of events. Call it the Podium Package. 10 events, include a little of everything, provide a deep discount but not too good to compete with the full season package. Good for we geezers that find it hard to go to all the events but gets us to go to more then we normally would. And good for younger families on a budget looking to go to more events.
    Outside the box Stafford, that’s the ticket. Pun intended.

    Then again I’m biased.

  2. I have had a Stafford season ticket in years past. It is a good value if you want to commit to going to almost every show. You do take a chance that weather is not favorable on Fridays and you lose several shows, but even on the rainiest year I still came out ahead slightly. They make up the tour races which are the more expensive shows. For me it is not worth it as I am just not interested in going to Stafford every Friday.

    I would be more inclined to some sort of prepaid gift cart offered at a discount. Maybe 100 dollars for 120 in Stafford bucks usable at the box office. Something where I could pick and chose the events I want to go to for a little discount for paying in advance. It would probably get me there a little more frequently than the 3 or 4 times I made it last year.

  3. the early discount should be good till March- shelling out big dollars just after you have to shell out $450 dollars for Your Own banquet and just before Xmas is just not fair…

  4. It’s fair to say that the core audience at Stafford tends to be older. So while the gift card sounds outstanding and I would buy one in a second you have to ask are you giving a discount to people that are going to the races anyway and undermining your margins.
    Stafford might have a demographic breakdown of the people that attend races. How old each group is and how many races they attend.
    The trick is to design the promotion to get people in each demographic to attend more races as well as encourage new people to attend.
    If for example the average senior attends 6 races the goal would be to price the gift card a a level that would require them to attend 8 or 10 races to get the benefits of the discount. But then maybe the people that attend 8 or 10 races buy the discounted ticket and those that attend 6 don’t so again you’re defeating your profitability.
    The structured 6 or 8 or 10 race deal would be far less popular. However the odds that is would put new bodies in the seats and existing bodies more often I should think is a bit higher. Without the risk of passing on discounts to people that are essentially doing what they’ve always done with the track gaining nothing.
    But we’re outside the box now so how about another idea. The Rookie Pass.
    Designed to get new people into racing. Four races only. The May Open since that will probably be the lowest attended Open. The SK 5K. The mid summer NWMT event and one regular Friday night event of the ticket holders choosing.
    I don’t attend regular shows or NWMT events. I’d buy it for the right price which would get my butt in the seat for a couple races I wouldn’t normally attend. I’d still attend the other Opens and Modifiedz Night so for me anyway Stafford would be getting more of my bucks.
    Are you selling the Rookie Pass to people that are attending those races anyway. Maybe but the risk is lower since they are such different types of events and it’s only 4 races.
    Feedback racedayct nation?

  5. cosmo williams says:

    So why does it cost more to get into the pits,because they could .what do you think.

  6. Just playing devils advocate.
    The track, infrastructure, management, promoter, tech inspectors, race officials all exist not for the fans but for the race participants. The greatest insurance liability isn’t fan related it’s for risks on the track, in the pits and the possibility of fans being injured by competitors ala Corky Cookman. Why shouldn’t they pay more. If you do club racing at Limerock you have to pay for the the right to race and you don’t have a purse to win.
    Extending that thought you could say without the fans no one would have a place to race, get the thrill, the social network and the sheer joy of competition. Why shouldn’t they pay more.
    Again, devils advocate. It can be argued both ways.

  7. I hear you Cos. It is a premium experience for the spectators, but that much more? And extra for non nascar members, like you said because they can, at least at this point in time. How many people have cut their cable because the cost has gotten out of control, or how often the Red Sox and Yankees sell out, or most significantly nascar cup events.

  8. Cosmo with all do respect , why do you have a race car , you don’t sound like your enjoying yourself

  9. Cosmo I think the extra cost to get into the pits is mostly revenue. Insurance and safety are probably their excuse for raising the pit price. The insurance companies may see it as a safety issue not want a bunch of people walking around the pits where there is a real danger of accidents. You increase the pit price, people who don’t have to be in the pits will more than likely stay out creating a safer environment. I know they make you sign a waiver to get into the pits. I am sure that is insurance driven.

    Doug- I think you want to get the new people in the door early in the season. Hopefully, you have a good show and you get them wanting to come back with plenty of races to go. I think the bring a friend deal was done with that idea but was frequently rained out and not rescheduled. To know about BOGO deal you had to have a connection with the track unless they had local advertising. I would say a groupon deal would be the best way to introduce yourself to a completely new audience. Personally, I have tried 3 or 4 local restaurants only because I got a deal on groupon. One I go to semi frequently now. Perhaps its cost prohibitive to advertise on groupon, I am sure they get a cut as well as the discount you offer the consumer. Maybe auto racing isn’t the type of event that someone scrolling through would say, that seems interesting lets try that.

    As far as your thoughts on a rookie pass, I think it is a nice idea but I would prefer the gift card discount model. Reason for my preference, I don’t want to be locked into certain shows not knowing what the weather may bring. What if one of those races gets postponed or cancelled then you have some issues. The season pass really is a good deal which I tried to talk myself into this year. I just didn’t enjoy the shows like I used to and cant commit myself to going regularly.

  10. Doug, aka, Sybil, WeldingWonders, et al., wrote, “I don’t attend regular shows or NWMT events.”

    Let that sink in.

  11. What if they were to offer some sort of discount on admission if you presented them a ticket stub from one of their previous race events. I travel about 2 hours to attend, so a seasons pass is out of the question, but i would certainly consider making the trip more often if turning in my ticket stub got me a discount of some sort, a % or $’s off the price of admission. Just a thought.

  12. Thanks for the feedback CG. Gotta say you are truly one of the most creative thinkers here and I always read your comments carefully.
    As for the discount card I love the notion as well for all the reasons you state. I’d buy it in a second were it to be offered. I was simply trying to view it from the track managements eyes.

  13. Thanks Dareal for keeping me in your thoughts. Your customary taunting aside I would say during the off season it’s nice to have a rabble rouser such as youself to stir the pot a bit on occasion when the conversation gets stale. And if nothing else you do motivate others to participate with vigor for sure.
    Happy holidays Dareal!

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