GAF & NERF Boost Stafford Open Mod Purses


STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. – Stafford Motor Speedway partners GAF and New England Racing Fuel have posted contingency bonuses for the open modified events scheduled at the half-mile oval this season.

The additional prize money makes each of the four events $5,000 to win this year.

Teams will be required to run GAF & New England Racing Fuel contingency decals to be eligible for the bonus money.

With the bonus announcement, Stafford Speedway and GAF have expanded upon their recently announced multi-year partnership for the sponsorship of the Aug. 6 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour GAF 150.

GAF also continues to serve as the primary sponsor of multi-time Stafford winner Eric Goodale, driver of the No. 58 modified. Goodale will look to carry the GAF colors to victory lane and has registered for all four open modified events on the calendar.

Goodale joins a long list of top modified talent that have registered to compete. Last year’s winners Marcello Rufrano, Ronnie Williams, Woody Pitkat, and Keith Rocco all have filed their entry for the new events alongside drivers such as Jon McKennedy, Chris Pasteryak, Chase Dowling and more.

The first Stafford open modified event of the season is scheduled for Friday, May 14 with the Call Before You Dig Open Modified 81 and continues with one event per month through the summer.

The fourth annual Twisted Tea Open 80 on Friday, June 11, fourth annual Bud Light Open 80 on Friday, July 9, and the second annual Lincoln Tech Open Modified 80 on Friday, Aug. 20 all will pay $5,000 to win, thanks to the bonus from GAF and New England Racing Fuel.