Stafford Speedway Adds Additional iRacing Events; Modified Invitational Set For Friday

(Press release from Stafford Speedway)

iRacing action from Stafford Motor Speedway (Image: Courtesy Stafford Speedway)

Stafford Speedway has announced an additional 4 iRacing events over the next month. All Phases Renovations will continue to partner with Stafford Speedway to present the weekly iRacing broadcast from eStafford Speedway each Friday night. All Phases Renovations will also host this Friday’s Modified Invitational event which will feature Modified competitors battling it out in an 80 lap Tour-Type Modified iRace. 

“We all know that iRacing is not as good as the real thing but it has been fun to host the iRacing broadcasts the last few weeks” explained Paul Arute of Stafford Speedway. “Larry at All Phases Renovations has been a big supporter of our broadcasts and we can’t thank him enough for the support. We’ve put together another 4 events starting next Friday with a 60-lap Late Model feature. We’ll also be back in action this Friday with a special Modified invitational featuring Modified drivers from all disciplines.”

Friday night’s event will continue to be reserved for drivers who competed at Stafford in 2019 or have registered to compete in 2020.  Race fans, crew members, and anyone else on iRacing will continue to have an opportunity to race their way into each Friday’s event as Prelim Night presented by The Horton Group has also been extended. Prelim night will continue to be hosted on Wednesday night’s and will feature the same race format as Friday’s events. 

“There are some really talented iRacers out there and they’ve made their name known at eStafford Speedway,” continued Arute. “We’ve had multiple drivers transfer from Wednesday’s event and end up winning on Friday night. In the future we’ll set up a more permanent eStafford Speedway iRacing league but for now we’ll continue the Wednesday/Friday night combo.”

The weekly Friday night iRacing event presented by All Phases Renovations will continue to be broadcast on the Stafford Speedway YouTube channel. Kyle Rickey, Bonssa Tufa, and Jeff Maconi will host the broadcast which kicks off at 7pm each week.

Registration to compete is now open online. Drivers competing in both the All Phases Renovations and The Horton Group Prelim Nights are encouraged to register as soon as possible as the league has a limited number of spaces available. 

All Phases Renovations eStafford Speedway iRacing Dates:

Friday, May 15th 

Modified Invitational

Tour-Type Modified – 80 laps

Friday, May 22nd

Late Model – 60 laps

Friday, May 29th

SK Modified® – 60 laps

Friday, June 5th

Super Late Model – 80 laps

Friday, June 12th 

Tour-Type Modified – 80 laps

The Horton Group Prelim Night iRacing Dates:

Wednesday, May 20th

Late Model – 60 laps

Wednesday, May 27th

SK Modified® – 60 laps

Wednesday, June 3rd

Super Late Model – 80 laps

Wednesday, June 10th

Tour-Type Modified – 80 laps

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. Thank goodness no Street Stocks. They were a disaster.
    OK so this stuff isn’t that popular with the crusty old guys populating this forum but it is real driving with real skills and it’s pretty popular with a younger demographic. One that might Rent-a-Racecar at some point and go on to the real thing.
    Last Friday night Narducci was taken out on the last lap in a really hard to judge incident with race central upholding the take out as a unintended racing incident. Come on man how is that not like the real thing?
    The emotion, hard feelings and grudges are real.

  2. heatsnconsi says

    I’m glad that some fans can enjoy Iracing. But the statement “it is real driving” is simply not correct.
    I stopped watching after the third race as it appeared to me to be shaping up to be another WWE and I would not be at all surprised to learn that some of these on track disputes/grudges are being staged for entertainment purposes. Hey, that’s okay if you like it. After all, it is entertainment. Just don’t pee on my head and tell me it’s raining out. It is not even close to being the real thing.

  3. Fast Eddie says

    Yes, it’s far from going to the races, but it is interesting watching racers I have seen multiple times a year. I find the Stafford events more entertaining than the Cup and Xfinity I-races. It’s also interesting watching racers from different classes going head to head, drivers who wouldn’t normally be competing each other in real events.

  4. heatsnconsi – its clear you’ve never tried it….it takes skill with a constantly changing track, rubber buildup, tire fall off, etc. Why do you think the CUP drivers on tv were saying how realistic it is and how tired you get?

  5. Dougie says “this is real racing with real skills” As a video game racer, I can say to Dougie, your wrong. In the video game, your setup can be way off, and yet you’ll still be somewhat competitive. In real racing, if your setup is even a little off, your running at the back of the pack, provided you can keep it off the wall.
    Either way, in light of current circumstances, it’s nice to see Stafford doing this. Organizing these events is allot of work. So Thank you to Stafford speedway, and the Arute family.

  6. knuckles mahoney says

    Stupid on so many levels….

  7. Even though it’s free, I just can’t get into watching video game racing, which by the way, is in no shape or form comparable to real racing. But this is the world we currently occupy.
    “It is what it is”

  8. I can’t say I never said “this is real racing with real skills” but I didn’t say it here. I said ” it is real driving with real skills”.

  9. heatsnconsi says

    Dan asked “Why do you think the CUP drivers on tv were saying how realistic it is and how tired you get?” Dan, they said that because they have to make a living and they have to support NASCAR and promote it in all it’s forms. It’s part of their job. It is plain that many of them do not like it (Truex, Wallace, Keselowski and more) and some of the best drivers in the real cars on the real tracks cannot get out of their own way in Iracing because it is a completely 100% different thing from real racing. I don’t know what is so hard to understand about that. And by the way, as I said, if you like it fine but please do not compare it to real racing.

  10. What do I know never having done sim racing. I do however try to learn about it.
    I know Ryan Preece had a sophisticated sim rig before Nascar made sim racing a plague induced feature. I know it because he referred to it in Facebook post over the winter. Sim racing clearly does not replicate the complex dynamic of real racing. However with regard to the percentage that a driver contributes to a racing effort it is real racing. Hand/eye coordination, feel, judgement, discipline and emotion can all be improved with sim racing. I believe Cup drivers use it as a learning tool extensively and younger people everywhere seem to love it.
    Over the course of Stafford sim races Christopher, Narducci and Hodgdon have all consistently run in the front more often then not. I don’t believe they as accomplished Stafford drivers are there by simply honing their sim racing skills nor that there is no crossover. The post race interviews are telling..They are totally into it and describe it exactly like they would a real race. Talking about running different lines, burning up rubber because of the different line and how it affected the finish. Relating dust ups and judging them racing incidents or grudge related. It could be an act, don’t think it is.
    From everything I’ve seen, read and gleaned sim racing isolates the aspect of racing that is attributable to the driver, equalizes everything else and represents a real measure of pure driver ability. Burn up your tires and it’s on you, not the set up or crew chief.
    If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. Otherwise don’t piss on it then complain you’re the one being pissed on.

  11. Sybil wrote,

    “What do I know never having done sim racing.

    [blah blah blah all snipped out]

    Otherwise don’t piss on it then complain you’re the one being pissed on.”

    You and all your other personalities ever go to tracks either and you never shut up about it. Considering all your personalities, it would be expected you’d go to many tracks in numerous states and see many different series and classes.

    How are your corn flakes today? A bit soggy? You should use milk instead.

  12. WeldingWonders says


    darealgoodfella says
    September 26, 2016 at 4:15 pm
    NASCAR should bring 5 brand new sealed box carbs and make the top 5 cars run them.. That will scare the scat out of the 2 team

    darealgoodfella says
    September 27, 2016 at 9:04 am
    . In close confines of a short track like Stafford and Thompson, without super power, the 2 is toast
    darealgoodfella says
    September 27, 2016 at 9:04 am
    I don’t think it is a matter of patience. He’s just not good in traffic, close confines, without super power to take him away from traffic. He does not like to race. He likes to drive by himself.

    Justin Bonsignore says
    October 4, 2016 at 5:28 pm
    Oh, and the 2 isn’t cheating! If he was, he would have 15 wins!

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