Purse Of $6,000 On The Line For TC 13 SK Modified Shootout At Stafford

(Press Release from Stafford Speedway)

Ted Christopher (Photo: Michael Ivins/NASCAR)

Friday, July 13th will be a special night at Stafford Speedway with the Inaugural running of the TC 13 SK Modified® Shootout in honor of the late Ted Christopher.

The special shootout event will be held directly following the scheduled 40 lap SK Modified® feature with the top 13 finishers earning entry into the shootout.

The top-13 will be inverted and the 13-lap shootout will be run. Stafford is proud to announce that the total purse, as of Tuesday July 10th, stands at $6,006 with the winner receiving $1,313. Any additional contributions will be spread throughout the field of 13.

“The support for this event has been incredible,” explained Stafford Speedway CFO Lisa Arute. “We have pulled together the funds to post a $6,006 purse for 13 laps, Teddy would have liked that payday. We hope that a unique event like this can honor what he meant to Stafford and the short track racing community. Thank you to all of those who have stepped up to support this event.”

The top-5 finishers in the shootout will each receive over $500 in purse, 2nd Place payout is $813 while the last place finisher will receive $213. Coupled with the regularly scheduled 40-lap feature, total posted awards for the SK Modified® division Friday, July 13th will exceed $15,000.

The TC 13 SK Modified Shootout will be paired with the highly anticipated Bud Light Open Modified 80, the 2nd Open Modified event of the 2018 season.

“The TC 13 shootout combined with the Bud Light Open Modified 80 makes Friday, July 13th one of the best value tickets of the summer,” continued Arute. “We know all the SK teams will be looking to capture the Inaugural TC 13 Shootout trophy created by Sign Pro, but on top of that the open modified teams will all be looking to capture the Bud Light Open 80 crown. This is definitely a can’t miss event.”

The Inaugural TC 13 Shootout has received contributions from a long list of supporters including: Justin and Tabitha Manafort, Jeff Ramsey Carpentry, New England Race Fuel, Major Motion Transport, LifeCare Family Chiropractic, NAPA of Tolland, Gaston Racing Enterprises, Wheelers Auto Service, Sign Pro, and the NASCAR Whelen All American Series.

Tickets for the Bud Light Open Modified 80 are priced at $30.00 for adult general admission, $5.00 for children ages 6-14, and children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Reserved seat tickets are $32.00 for all ages. All ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax. Stafford Motor Speedway offers plenty of free parking along with overnight camping available for self contained Recreational Vehicles.

For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.


  1. ABIG THANKS to all the people and companies who have contributed to the purse for the TC 13 SHOOTOUT. This started as a 13 lap winner take all event with the winner taking home $1013. Now the winner gets $1313, and the last place guy gets $213 . Really cool how the payouts all end in 13 too. This is a great event in rememberable of an outstanding person. God bless TC13, May your legacy live on.

  2. So the observation has been made by one of the best SK fans here that although Michael Gervais is third in points he goes backward more then forward. Is that true?
    In the last 4 races for sure losing 5.25 spots on average per race. But in the first 7 races he gained 4.7 places on average. His average so far this season is a plus one so the observation that he goes back more then forward would be incorrect. Since he’s started in the front a lot that kind of makes sense. He’s fast but not top tier fast. What’s wrong with that?

  3. For fun I looked at the results in the last 5 races for Berndt, Rocco, Williams, MC, Owen and Dowling to see what their numbers for passing are compared to Gervais.
    As expected Williams has been dynamite averaging a plus 9. Always a big number and no wrecks. Next up is Dowling averaging 7.75 passes for 4 races having missed one night. But he is feast or famine from zero to plus 17. Rocco is next averaging 3.4 but if you take out his one early exit it’s 6.5. MC is plus 2.6 and 5 when his wreck is taken out. Then Owen at plus 2.8 and Berndt at negative 2.4 and still negative if you take out he one DNF.
    Interestingly if you look at Rocco’s first five races when he was invincible he averaged 8.4 passes as race much like Williams is achieving now.
    Is Williams string of outstanding races going to continue or is he due for some bad luck. Can Rocco recapture that elite magic he had early on? Is Bendt the best candidate for next first time season winner? MC can be crazy fast on occasion and Dowling’s new team is consistently getting faster so are these guys due for another win? Stay tuned.

  4. 26 cars signed up for the Open and only three that are doubtful to show based on the last race. Holdridge, Jankowiak and Ruocco. Predictions of a poor second race showing field may have been premature.
    Quality is good with Stafford regulars, prior winner Tommy Barrett hopefully and some top VMRS teams. The conflict with Lee seems to be a non factor since both tracks will have strong fields of cars so that;s a relief. If you like modifieds there should be 70 plus modifieds and 153 laps of green flag racing over three divisions. The icing on the cake, the 13 lap shootout and yet another new event offered by the Stafford management for we that like to be surprised about what comes next.
    The first race crowd was strong. This one should be even stronger with perfect weather predicted and with the Shootout and all. NWMT strong? We’ll see.

  5. What are the rules for the shoot out? No tires or adjustments before the start? Can u pit after the start? I’m thinking if there is a caution within the first 3 Laps- take two tires😀

  6. Oh Doug. You entertain me. Even though I know your question was rhetorical I’ll tell you what is wrong with that. For the record I like the 33. However my comment to you was regarding your observation that the 33 is Steady Eddie and may just tic off a win. Ha ha. You proved my point. His Average for the season is plus one as you stated but lately he’s been stinking up the joint. My eye test vs your math showed me he is getting worse as the season goes on, not better. You proved my eyes right with your arithmetic. No Steady Eddie here. They better figure something out in that Rocco stable or else you know who is going to run away with a championship. Aren’t you supposed to learn and get better as the season goes on? The 33 has not. Enjoy the +1 , because at his current pace, that won’t be plus for long. Now, for the record, I do hope he does turn it around. And Doug, third in points sounds good until you realize that if Ronnie and Keith don’t show up this week and the 33 wins, the 33 would still be over 20 points behind. That’s third place right now. It gets worse from there.

  7. All I did was simply put some numbers together for peoples interest that you will note accented the successes of Williams as well. Anyone is welcome to put it in terms of themselves, compliment drivers or degrade others. The numbers fall where they do and I have no agenda other then to put them out there and make me more informed when I’m in the stands in about 31 hours.
    If you’re taking it as a value check of self worth that in my view would be misplaced priorities.

  8. Maybe Doug’s point is why knock the guy who is third in points? You are correct in saying the 50 & 88 are quite a ways in front. That’s obvious. What about positions 4-10 at this point? Or better yet 11-20? They all finish ahead of their starting spots? Obviously not. It’s a tough division, so give credit where credit is due.

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