Stafford Motor Speedway
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Stafford Motor Speedway is a semi-banked 1/2 mile paved oval located in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. Stafford Speedway is a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series sanctioned track with NASCAR weekly racing every Friday night May through September. This track is known as the home of the SK Modifieds and drivers such as Ryan Preece and Ted Christopher. The track hosts weekly events throughout the season including 3 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events.
Whelen Modifieds lined up before a race
|Location||Stafford Springs, Connecticut|
|Former names||Stafford Springs Agricultural Park (1870 - 1945), Stafford Speedway (1946 - 1986)|
|Major events||Whelen All-American Series|
International Supermodified Association
|Length||0.805 km (.5 mi)|
Originally known as the Stafford Springs Agricultural Park, the facility was used as a half-mile horse racing facility up to the end of World War II when it switched to automobile racing. The facility became a NASCAR track in 1959 as a dirt track, under the ownership of Rockville auto dealer Mal Barlow, Barlow paved the track in 1967. It was purchased by the Arute brothers, Chuck and Jack Arute in 1970. Jack's son Mark Arute continues to own and manage the track.
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