Launch Time: Stafford Speedway Announces 2022 Schedule

(Press release from Stafford Speedway)

The 2022 Stafford Speedway schedule has arrived. 24 race days make up the 2022 calendar highlighted by 12 special events kicking off with the 50th anniversary of the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler® April 23rd and 24th. Weekly racing will continue to be the core of the Stafford Speedway schedule with the SK Modified®, Late Model, SK Light Modified, Limited Late Model, and Street Stock divisions running weekly from May through September.

“Weekly racing continues to be very important to us at Stafford,” explained Stafford Speedway CEO Mark Arute. “The racing in each of our weekly divisions this year was excellent. There’s endless talent in all 5 Stafford divisions and we’ll continue to put those teams and drivers in the spotlight.”

The 2022 season will begin with the previously announced 50th Spring Sizzler® featuring two days of racing highlighted by a $15,000 to win 100 lap Open Modified event. A new addition to Spring Sizzler® weekend will be the PASS Super Late Models who are set for their first appearance at Stafford since 2012. Click here for more information on the 2022 NAPA Spring Sizzler.

The Open Modifieds will return to the half-mile once per month in 2022. The Call Before You Dig Open Modified 81 will kick-off the events Friday, May 20th and will be followed by the Bud Light Open 80 on June 10th, GAF Roofing Open 80 on July 1st, and the Lincoln Tech Open 80 on Friday, August 19th. New for 2022, the Tri-Track Modified Series will make a trip to Stafford Speedway Saturday, September 24th as the headliner for the 49th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final.

“We’re excited to have the Tri-Track Modified series back at Stafford after the incredible CBYD Modified Classic in 2020,” continued Arute. “The dates didn’t line-up to have them on the calendar in 2021, but they will be back in a big way in 2022 headlining the 49th NAPA Fall Final.”

Each of Stafford’s 5 weekly divisions will run an extra distance event with the SK Modifieds® going beyond their 40 lap distance twice. First with the 50 lap Senator’s Cup July 15th and again for the 9th Annual NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K. The Limited Late Models will run 5 extra laps on June 17th while the Street Stocks will compete in their annual Midstate Site Development Firecracker 30 on June 24th. Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer Repair Modifiedz Night will be held July 8th and will feature a 40 lap event for the SK Light Modified division. Finally, the Late Models will run their extra distance event September 2nd in the Paradiso Insurance Late Model 50.

“We are building off the success of the last few seasons,” continued Arute. “The drivers, teams, and fans have all rallied behind Stafford in so many ways, 2022 will be a season that will make everyone proud to call Stafford Speedway their home track. We have multiple facility improvements currently underway that fans and drivers will love. We may even have a few more surprises up our sleeve. See everyone at the Spring Sizzler.”

Season tickets for the 2022 Stafford Speedway season are now available online and by calling the track office. All pricing remains the same from 2021. Click here to order your 2022 season tickets. Weekly and Open Modified number registration is also now available online, click here to register your team for 2022.   For the full 2022 schedule, please visit

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


  1. LOVE this schedule. Opens once per month is ideal. Tri-Track back!!

  2. David Fisher says

    That’s enough open races to have a points system and a championship. Just don’t call it the “tour-type” champ.

  3. Stafford posted that there will be “7 Open Modified” events there in 2022. I count 6 (Sizzler, 4 Opens + Fall Final). What am I missing?

  4. Rafter Fan,
    I’m guessing they’re counting Spring Sizzler qualifying day with two $3,500 to win Qualifying Heats as the seventh event.

  5. No SRX? That stinks that had to have been their most well attended show last year and a big money maker for Stafford.

  6. CSG,
    The SRX event was/is a special event separate from their full schedule. Nothing has been announced concerning the return for 2022 from the SRX Series so in turn Stafford can’t announce anything when the series hasn’t even been announced as returning for 2022. Today’s schedule announcement certainly does not mean SRX will not return to Stafford.

  7. Shawn – thanks. It appears that a driver/team could race at Langley on Saturday and Stafford on Sunday, as long as a substitute driver entered a heat race on Saturday – correct? And, if the substitute does not qualify on Saturday, 10 – 12 spots remain open for last chance race(s) on Sunday at Stafford(?).

  8. I thought I read that the SRX had a tv deal for next season. It would be a shame if they dont come back. I thought those races were pretty entertaining. Hopefiully they come back and go to all the same tracks. I thought it was a nice mix of races. Maybe add a rpad course so the road racers have a chance to shine. Though that might be tough with night time TV block unless they go out west.

  9. Shawn , Do you know what these surprise’s and multiple facility improvements that Arute mentioned in this article Are ?

  10. Carl block,
    Beyond what they have shared through their social media, no I do not.

  11. Bring back the jumbotron. Maybe replace the armco barriers in the turns. The Armco is good for 2 or 3, 30 minute delays a season. Those are some improvements I would like to see. Other than that the place is in great shape.

  12. Remember that 35 inch tube TV you had long ago. God what a monster that was but you were so proud of it. Then flat TV technology came along. Light weight, cheap, high definition, energy efficient and way bigger then tube TV’s. They are in as well as smart phones and the old TV that took two big guys to move went out to the curb.
    That’s the jumbotron only it’s too big to take out to the curb.

  13. CSG you may be in luck , but I don’t think the armco is going since that has some give and concrete doesn’t

  14. Stuart A Fearn says

    I do know yesterday I was at the facility and a member of the staff told me to go check out the improvements while I was there. Of course I took a quick walk and saw a totally repaved midway area behind the grandstands, new foundation for a new ticket booth building, fence gone between midway and pits mostly due to paving but a senior staff person informed me the pits are getting one spot smaller at that end to make room for a new food concession building or trailer along the fence next to the entrance to the main grandstand area. New concrete pads being poured soon at some various concessions as well.
    The track looked the same, tech area the same, etc. Quite a lot going on since it is only November 12th. The place will look awesome for the Sizzler and will be more fan friendly I’d say with easier entry, more food and refreshments, nice new pavement so you don’t trip on a crack and all that. Just nice upkeep and continuous improvements is what I can report right now.

  15. Many thanks for informing us on the upgrade’s Stuart .Can’t wait for April !

  16. SRX has not released their schedule yet. i wish Stafford would have a few extra distance races for the sk lites!

  17. “That’s the jumbotron only it’s too big to take out to the curb.”

    Yep… Even if it were fixed at a ridiculous cost, the picture would be far inferior to an HDTV ‘cast to smartphones. Most of he video screens today, as seen at Pocono, Lime Rock, Dunkin’ Donuts Park, concerts, etc.. are a basically a wall of smaller screens. The SMS Jumbotron screen is way obsolete and not worth repairing.

  18. All we’re talking about here is a tool that enhances the racing experience. It already exists.
    When you think of it what has happened over the last year and a half is amazing. Initially targeting fans not at the track it’s become intertwined with the sport from the stands to the paddock to the press box. For the cost of about one race tire all those folks in the paddock can get replays of what just happened live as well as be able to view their races at any time starting the next day. Some kid wins his first race and refers to his grand parents of aunts or uncles seeing it at home is a big deal. Everyone’s linked, virtually all the time and has access at a ridiculously affordable cost.
    You can rent a jumbotron for sure but why? With FloRacing you can take what the jumbotron provides with you or it will be waiting at home when you get there.

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