Street Stock Purse Getting Boosted At Stafford Speedway On July 27th

(Press Release from Stafford Speedway)

The Street Stock division at Stafford will be battling for extra money on July 27 (Photo: Fran Lawlor)

Stafford Speedway and Gaston Racing Enterprises have partnered to boost the purse for the previously scheduled 20 lap Street Stock feature by $1,000.

The extra money will be distributed across the top 15 with the winner receiving a $350 base purse and total of $450 after all contingency bonuses while 2nd, 3rd, and 4th will receive $200, $185, and $170 respectively.

“The Street Stock division has had some great action so far this year,” explained Stafford General Manager Mark Arute. “We are really focused on building our ladder program and that starts with the Street Stocks. Bill Gaston of Gaston Racing Enterprises wanted to put up some money and we both agreed it made sense to put it on the Street Stocks. What really gets me excited about the Street Stock division is that there are so many new drivers and teams that have come to race with us at Stafford. We’re hoping this extra purse along with the big 30 lap Street Stock race in September pushes more teams to join us and race the half-mile weekly.”

Through the first 11 races of the 2018 season the division has seen 7 different winner’s and 37 different drivers compete.

Wild Thing Kart Series graduate, Brandon Michael leads the championship point standings over rookie Meghan Fuller, George Bessette Jr, and Nicole Chambrello.

Team’s will have July 27th circled on the calendar in hopes of grabbing the extra cash courtesy of Bill Gaston of Gaston Racing Enterprises.

“Street Stocks are one of my favorite divisions at Stafford,” said Bill Gaston of Gaston Racing Entereprises. “I’ve seen what Mark and the team have been doing with raising the purses and hosting some special events for the Street Stocks and I wanted to join in, heck, almost makes me want to get a Street Stock.”


  1. Last year around this time the Streets were getting 16ish cars. This year 15ish and 14 last week. So what’s the big deal? Why should Stafford be proud of what they’ve done with the division?
    Unlike the stagnating LM and LLM the Streets are seeing an exciting turnover. It’s not a feeder division like they say since many drivers go from carts and Legends to SK Lights. But it’s got many new faces. Total cars accumulating points is always screwed up by the Rent a Racecar one time drivers. But excluding them 26 drivers have accumulated points in two or more races including 10 rookies. Joining Nicole Chambrello in the female category are Meghan Fuller, Tess Beyer and Samantha Anderson. Fuller second in points, Nicole a fan favorite and front runner and Beyer making steady improvement.
    Sorry Johnny but the races are more enjoyable with the 01 as a part timer. Not knowing the winner every week is a good thing. Seeing the chicks run up front is great for the women and young ladies in the crowd. Seeing Nicole barrel roll one week and win the next even better. And we geezers even have a couple of our own swapping paint with the younglings and who doesn’t love that?
    Nice job Stafford!

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