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Weather Forces Friday Cancellation At Stafford Speedway

Leave it to 2020 to continue finding ways to make a mess of racing schedules. Stafford Motor Speedway got past COVID-19 shutdowns last week to become the first short track in Connecticut to open for the 2020 season. And a week later Mother Nature decided to get involved. With a forecast calling for storms through […]

Midstate Site Development 30 Puts $5,000 Purse On The Line For Street Stocks At Stafford

This Friday night, July 3, will see Stafford Speedway’s Street Stock division take center stage with an extra distance feature event, in the Midstate Site Development 30.  Whereas Street Stock cars normally race for a winner’s share of $150 from a purse of $1,385, Street Stock drivers and teams will be racing to take home a winner’s share of […]

Solving The Puzzle: White Mountain New Look For Whelen Mod Tour Rebuilding Schedule On The Fly

Before the COVID-19 global pandemic turned racing schedules for 2020 into a jumbled mess of postponements, cancellations and newly added events, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour series director Jimmy Wilson was already looking ahead to a 2021 schedule for the series he oversees.  Wilson said he had been in conversations with the ownership group operating both […]

Picture This: Fran Lawlor’s Gallery From Stafford Speedway Opening Night

STAFFORD – Stafford Motor Speedway got short track racing back in business for the 2020 season last Friday with the running of the first racing card of the year in Connecticut. Under strict reopening rules drivers and teams made their way back to competition Friday. RaceDayCT’s Fran Lawlor was there masked up to catch the […]

Stafford Speedway Announces Revised Mid-Summer Schedule

After the successful completion of NAPA Auto Parts Opening night, Stafford Speedway management has announced a revised mid-summer schedule.  Two Saturday events have been added to the schedule; Saturday, July 18th and Saturday, August 1st.  Both Saturday events will feature Open Modified 80 events along with non-points SK Light Modified and Street Stock events.  “After […]

Rocket Launcher: Keith Rocco Wins SK Modified Opener At Stafford For Third Consecutive Year

STAFFORD – It seems no matter the circumstances of late, there’s just no point betting against Keith Rocco when it comes to the first race of the season at Stafford Speedway.  In 2018 the Wallingford driver scored victory in the traditional NAPA Spring Sizzler SK Modified feature. Last year, with the Sizzler delayed for weather, […]

Birthday Bash: Jon Puleo Gets First SK Light Modified Win At Stafford

STAFFORD – Jon Puleo delivered himself a birthday present Friday that he’s been waiting over a year to arrive.  On his 17th birthday, Puleo held off the charges of Robert Bloxsom III on the final lap to win the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature Friday at Stafford Speedway.  It was the first career SK Light Modified […]

Stafford Notes: Travis Hydar Grabs Street Stock Win After Penalty; Wayne Coury Jr. Tops Late Models

STAFFORD – Social distancing was being enforced in the grandstand and the pit area at Stafford Motor Speedway on Friday as they opened for the 2020 season.  But any attempts at social distancing on the track during the Street Stock feature were for naught.  A rough and tumble theme for the event carried right through […]

Grand Reopening: Stafford Speedway Very Carefully Brings Fan Inclusive Sports Back To Connecticut

STAFFORD – For decades the Arute family at Stafford Speedway has helped set the bar for impressiveness and innovation when it comes to short track racing facilities across the country.  It’s fair to say, when it comes to motorsports, Stafford Speedway has a reputation across the short track industry as one of the standard bearers […]

Showtime: Stafford Speedway To Offer Pay-Per-View; Revenue To Directly Benefit Competitors

Thanks to state regulations involving reopening plans due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Stafford Motor Speedway is limited to a 25 percent grandstand capacity when they open their 2020 season Friday.  Available tickets for Friday’s season opening event sold out online within hours of being made available last week.  Stafford Speedway management understands that some […]

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