Stafford Speedway To Host $5,000 To Win Fourth Of July SK Modified Feature

Stafford Motor Speedway officials announced Friday the addition of the SK 5K to their schedule for the Fourth of July in 2014.

Stafford Speedway 5K AdThe new event will offer a $5,000 winner’s purse with a total purse of over $27,000. Second place will earn $2,500. Everybody finishing in the top-10 will earn at least $1,000.

The length of the event is still to be decided.

“All our divisions put on great racing each and every week but we’ve seen in recent years how competitive and exciting SK Modified racing at Stafford has become,” Stafford Speedway COO Mark Arute said in a release. “We enjoy giving our drivers a chance to run for a bigger purse and this will be a great event for Stafford’s headline division. … I know these guys will be excited to see a special night for the SK Modifieds. We are hoping to not only create a race the drivers will be excited for but also something the fans will really love and take as their own.”

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  1. Could it be the return of the SK 150 at Stafford?

  2. Crazy in NY says

    To me a no brainer. Make it a 80 lapper like the original Sizzler.

  3. this is great news. just hope these point chasers show up for this. If the racers and fans don’t support this it will be the last time you will see this kind of race at stafford. Maybe they should award 1000 pts to help attract cars. Seekonk ran the same kind of show last year and they only got 14 sk’s, 5 lites and 1000 fans

  4. Andy Boright says

    If they want to make it a real race, the distance will be shorter instead of longer. 50 laps or less would be ideal – make the drivers earn it, not just ride around.

  5. The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4th 1776. How about a 76 lap event to mark the occasion.

  6. This race should be somewhere between 50 and 100 laps and should have time trials for qualifying and have a top 6 re-draw for starting positions. After time trials have heat races based on qualifying times to round out the 30 car field. This would make for some great battles at front for the entire race.

  7. I hope they open up the race to outsiders (meaning that you don’t have to pay for a number registration) – and they only run two support divisons so the night can be for over at a decent hour and they don’t have to charge more than $25 general addmission. otherwise you will get 26 cars and less people in the stands than a normal friday.

  8. Its a race for their regulars who support them every week. Its not an open comp event. They will probably have the same amount of cars as a normal Friday night. If its 26 then fine. Why do you need to limit the support divisions if you don’t even know how long the feature is?

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