Stafford Speedway Schedule Preview: Full Slate Of Racing In July

(Press release from Stafford Speedway)

Noah Korner (left) celebrates victory in the SK Light Modified feature with Doug Dunleavy on Dunleavy’s Modifiedz Night at Stafford Speedway in 2019 (Photo: Fran Lawlor/RaceDayCT)

Summer time in Stafford Springs, CT means action packed racing at Stafford Motor Speedway. The 2020 schedule is set to offer 5 Friday night events in July, giving race fans plenty of chances to get out to the track. 

The July schedule kicks off Friday, July 3rd with The Firecracker, a 30-lap Street Stock special event. The night will also be capped off with a Fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day. The event will showcase Stafford’s Street Stock division, which has seen some rule changes entering the 2020 season, including removal of the restrictor plate. Extra laps, extra money, the Firecracker crown will be on the line for the winner of the Independence Day weekend event.

The following week, July 10th, marks one of the biggest events of the season, the Bud Light Open 80 and the TC 13 SK Modified® Shoot-out. This event card has become one of the best value tickets of the summer as race fans are treated to 7 divisions of racing. Both races thrilled fans at the 2019 event where Keith Rocco held off Stephen Kopcik to win the 2nd Annual TC 13 Shoot-out while Ronnie Williams took home his first career Open Modified win in the Bud Light Open 80. 

“The Bud Light Open 80 and TC 13 SK Modified® shootout has become a can’t miss event on the Stafford Speedway schedule,” explained Stafford Speedway CEO Mark Arute. “The shootout is an event that every SK Modified® driver wants to qualify for. Last season Keith Rocco held off Stephen Kopcik and I know Keith will be looking to defend his win in 2020.”

The month of July continues with the 3rd Kids Night event of 2020 on Friday, July 17th. All kids 14 & under will be admitted free of charge and Stafford Speedway officials will host Big Wheel races along the front-stretch. 

New for 2020, Dunleavy’s Modifiedz Night will move from its traditional May date to Friday, July 24th. The night is highlighted by a 40-lap extra distance race for Stafford’s SK Light Modified division. In its 4th year, the event has become known for thrilling finishes and epic battles. Brett Gonyaw, Marcello Rufrano, and Noah Korner have each recorded a Modifiedz win.

Stafford Speedway is set to close the month of July with a NASCAR Weekly Racing series event on Friday, July 31st. All 5 of Stafford’s weekly racing divisions will be on hand as the 2020 championship point chases take shape.

Stafford Speedway is set to release the full 2020 schedule on Wednesday, November 13th. Season tickets for 2020 are now available online or over the phone. For more information, visit, checkout Stafford Speedway on Facebook or Twitter, or contact the track office at 860-684-2783.


  1. Nicely played Stafford rolling it out in stages. The Super Late Model Open was a pleasant shock. Moving Modifiedz Night, one of my favorites, to the balmy nights of July is ideal. Three NWMT races so check that box. Streets with a special night so check that box as well.
    Now it’s Wednesday and the big finish. Will be see the forth new tour type Open or do you have something more dramatic up your sleeves. Tic toc.

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