Digging In: Taking An In Depth Look Into Stafford Speedway

STAFFORD – The third generation of Arute family management at Stafford Motor Speedway brings a unique perspective. 

Paul Arute and David Arute – the sons of track owners Mark and Lisa Arute – both hold management roles with the track, but are also both competitors at the facility. 

David Arute is a driver in the SK Modified division and Paul Arute competes in the Late Model division. 

Their participation allows them the insight to not just see how the lives of competitors at the track go, but to live those lives. 

On the latest edition of Unmuffled we spent an extended amount of time with Paul Arute examining plenty about the track. Over 45 minutes Paul Arute talked about everything from being a competitor at a track your family operates, the struggles of the Late Model and Limited Late Model divisions at the track, how the track is embracing the electronic age and bringing it together with their program, short track racing in general and tons more. 

“Optimism is important in life and in racing,” Paul Arute said. “I’ll tell all the negative people out there, just be patient. We obviously care about the racing as much as anyone else. We’re not here to ruin the racing. We care about the consistency of every Friday.

“I want everyone to know that every Friday in the summer, from the end of April until the beginning of October, there’s going to be a race at Stafford, it’s going to be every week, it’s going to be here, that’s the consistency we want all the fans and the drivers to know. Other tracks, the promoters come and go, the tracks close, they open, they have special events, not special events. But at Stafford, every Friday you know what you’re going to get. You’re going to get a good show for a good price and good racing.” 

Listen in to Episode 42 of Unmuffled to take a deep dive into all things Stafford Speedway. 

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