STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. – Stafford Speedway management has announced major updates to the August race schedule.
The month of August will feature seven events over 31 days and is headlined by the return of the NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K 100 on Saturday, Aug. 8 along with the addition of the NAPA Auto Parts Open, a 100 lap dash for the open modifieds.
Stafford’s weekly divisions will split the bill with the Late Models and Limited Late Models running on Friday, Aug. 7 and the SK Light Modifieds and Street Stocks joining the SK Modifieds® on Saturday, Aug. 8.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event scheduled for Aug. 7 has been canceled.
“Unfortunately we were unable to come to an agreement with NASCAR to make the 25% capacity number work for the August Modified Tour event,” explained Stafford President Mark Arute. “2020 has been very challenging, but we are happy to be racing and think we’ve come up with a great schedule for July and August.”
The month will kick off with the Twisted Tea Open Modified 80 slated for Saturday, Aug. 1.
Also added to the schedule is the Lincoln Tech Open Modified 80 and the Call Before You Dig Pro Late Model 81 doubleheader on Saturday, Aug. 22.
“If the weather cooperates, we have a heck of a schedule lined up for July and August,” continued Arute. “We can’t thank NAPA Auto Parts enough; they’ve been a great partner over the years. We’re happy to continue the tradition of the NAPA SK 5K which has become one of the best events of the summer.
“Pairing that with a 100-lap open show the night before puts together a great weekend of racing on the half-mile.”
The NAPA Auto Parts Open Modified 100 event is an addition to the 2020 schedule. Open modified teams will need to register for the event.
Registration for this event is now open online at StaffordSpeedway.com. The registration fee for this event is $75 until July 31.