No Crystal Ball Readings To Be Made From Stafford Speedway Testing Invitation

Stafford Speedway SunsetThe management at Stafford Motor Speedway invited Thompson Speedway Limited Sportsman teams to participate to Saturday’s open practice at the track.

But Stafford Speedway general manager/chief operating officer Mark Arute warns not to read into any more than giving teams a chance to get on the half-mile Stafford oval.

Arute said he has had a number of teams contact him about getting some time on the track and figured it was a good opportunity to put the invitation out with an open test day on the schedule.

“We had a few guys call us and tell us that they’re looking at our Limited [Late Models] or DARE Stocks, that they’re considering for maybe in the future looking at one of those two divisions,” Arute said. “So we thought it would be in our best interest to invite them. A lot of them have never raced here. We thought we would let them come taste the water a little bit and see if they like what they see and maybe down the road, when push comes to shove if it does, they might consider building into one of those classes.”

Stafford currently runs five regular weekly divisions as part of their weekly NASCAR All-American Series Friday night shows. The SK Modifieds, SK Light Modifieds, Late Models, Limited Late Models and DARE Stocks make up the usual cards at Stafford. The track will also add a Legends division to selected events for the 2014 season.

Arute said adding to that already packed field of division isn’t something in the cards.

“I don’t know how we could even consider that at this time,” Arute said

Stafford Motor Speedway opens up for the 2014 season with with the running of the NAPA Spring Sizzler weekend April 26-27.

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  1. Interesting “small” step in keeping the Thompson Limited Sportsman division racing…will be curious to see how everything shakes out….anybody going?

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