Manley Performance Joins Stafford Speedway Late Model and SK Modified Contingency Program

(Press release from Stafford Speedway)

The Stafford Speedway management team is proud to announce the addition of a new contingency sponsor for both the Late Model and SK Modified® divisions in 2020. Manley Performance Products, a long-time part supplier for Stafford divisions, has signed on to support a weekly $100 bonus for the runner-up finisher in both divisions.

Founded in 1966 by Hank Manley, Manley Performance is a high performance parts supplier for many areas of motorsports including Stafford’s SK Modified® and Late Model divisions. Based in Lakewood, New Jersey, Manley is now operated by second generation Trip Manley and offers a wide catalog of parts ranging from valves and pushrods, to pistons and cranks.

“Manley Performance is proud to be part of the Stafford Speedway contingency sponsorship program,” explained Trip Manley of Manley Performance. “Manley has been manufacturing the highest quality internal components for engine builders and racers competing at Stafford for many years and we are thrilled to be giving back to those who have supported us. Short track racing has been a valuable segment of our overall business and the relationship we have with Stafford and its participants dovetails effectively with our marketing strategy.”

Stafford’s SK Modified® and Late Model divisions are coming off one of the strongest seasons in recent years. 93 different drivers competed across the 2 divisions in 2019 including 59 different SK Modified® drivers and 34 different Late Model drivers. 7 different drivers made it to Victory Lane in the SK Modified® division while an impressive 9 different drivers in the Late Model division.

“We’re excited to get Manley involved in our contingency program,” explained Stafford Speedway CEO Mark Arute. “Manley Performance has been an important part of the development of the Stafford spec engine over the years and we thank them for investing back into the competitors. Weekly contingency bonuses go a long way for our race teams and $100 a week is a nice new addition to the program.”

For more information on Manley Performance Products visit their website,

Stafford’s 2020 season kicks off at the 49th Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler® on April 24-26. 7 divisions of racing are on hand including all 5 of Stafford Speedway’s weekly divisions as well as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Tickets for the “Greatest Race in the History of Spring” are on sale now by calling the Speedway Box Office 860-684-2783 or online at

For more information, visit, checkout Stafford Speedway on Facebook or Twitter, or contact the track office at 860-684-2783.

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  1. I’m going to thank the Arutes for taking the time and putting in the effort it takes to arrange for this money to be paid back to the racers. We all appreciate it, I did note it pays the second place finisher $100 and normally I would never wish to collect for second place I quickly realized if Tom or Ryan win the other can still finish second and collect this generous bonus so I’m totally OK with it now in my heart.
    See you in April at the Sizzler

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